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Don't call it a comeback. Melbourne band 1200 Techniques are dropping an EP, Time Has Come - their first new music in a decade -ish from so-called 'albums' we were gonna put out over the 10-year period that we were away in the computer catching dust, DJ Peril explains. "We just need to get it out. There was no real point of why and how. It's just, if we don't put it out now, it's never gonna come out. That's all." Besides, the 1200s do everything "for the love", not money or ego.
Time Has Come is "very musical," Peril notes. The 1200s have transcended their "hip-hop history", expanding and evolving, but "the groove" is paramount. "It's gotta make your head bop!," Peril enthuses. Plus the 1200s remain inherently DIY, the DJ producing and mixing the EP in his bedroom.
Time Has Come will be released in CD, vinyl and cassette formats, the artwork referencing Peril's love of street art. The producer, who recruited Puzzle to design the 1200s' earlier forays, reached out to "ol' skool" aerosolist Paris and the emerging Adnate (he's behind a landmark-size mural of the band in Fitzroy, photos of which have gone viral on social media).