For the 100th release on Altered States Tapes, I wanted to do something celebratory. ‘From The Bottom Of The Earth To The Top Of The Wazir’ is a cumulative statement representing some of the artists who have been most vital in shaping the label over it’s life and who continue to keep me motivated in operating it. The experience of running AST has been as much about techno / experimental cassettes as it has been supporting and being involved in a marginalised community across Australia. It’s made me reevaluate my understanding of music and reinforced my initial impetus for wanting to be involved: its potency (like any art-form pursued with legitimate intention) as a unifying force that is capable of drawing people from different backgrounds and perspectives and forcing them into dialogue. Start at the bottom and work your way up.