Good news for Seattle's electronic-music scene: Dr. Troy Wadsworth, head of the reissue-oriented Medical Records*, plans to launch a techno sub-label in 2016 called Transfusions. It will augment what is already a strong contingent of local techno imprints, which includes MOTOR, Knightriders, Peloton Musique, and Further (though the latter is not exclusively techno-centric). Wadsworth says that Transfusions will issue standard-weight 12-inch singles and EPs in uniform disco sleeves (see above), although in the future he may release full-lengths. Two releases that look solid at the moment: a 12-inch by rising Vancouver producer Derivatives and a four-track compilation of Alexander Robotnick & Ludus Pinsky's Analog Session.
Medical is best known for its excavations of obscure synth classics from the '70s and '80s by Severed Heads, Der Plan, and Zeus B. Held as well as '90s post-rock and shoegaze touchstones such as Laika's Silver Apples of the Moon and Rollerskate Skinny's Shoulder Voices. But Wadsworth is a rabid collector and savvy DJ of techno, too, and Transfusions reflects his increasing interest in the genre.
*I've written liner notes for Medical Records.