Image by: Selwa Abd

The inaugural release will be an EP from producer and underground music community organizer Sug.

Jacktone, the Detroit and Berlin-based label headed up by Doc Sleep and Darren Cutlip, is launching a community focused sub-label, Dreamtone.

Bourne out of a series of conversations with Alex Bond of the podcast Beyond / Below, the label is described as a “regenerative and evolving platform” that is focused on forging new creative communities and will be co-run with a new curator each year. Bond will be the initial curator and will launch the imprint with Music for Cycling Waste, a new EP from producer and underground music community organizer Mike Sugerman, aka Sug.

Inspired by the work of e-waste activist Eric Lundgren and anthropologist Anna Tsing, the five-track release “imagines the music that people listen to in the far away shipping yards, workshops, or incineration centers where our waste sits at the end of a global journey that begins when we’re done consuming.”

Music For Cycling Waste will be released digitally and on recycled iPods on September 30 and is available to pre-order now.

Check out the cover art, designed by Thomas Kong, the Dreamtone logo, designed by Selwa Abd, aka Bergsonist, and tracklist below.


01. ‘Memory Chip Pluck’
02. ‘Shred’
03. ‘Scrap Batteries’
04. ‘Silver Melt’
05. ‘Cyclic Churn’

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