The first Identical Records Compilation features fourteen Melbourne artists – V, Various Asses, Waterfall Person, Qwerty, Kt Spit, Pillow Pro, Bitumen, Crop Top. Wet Lips, The Curse, Pappy, Hi-Tec Emotions, Glovv, Stationary Suns.
The launch for the first Identical Records compilation was held on Melbourne Cup Day, November 7, 2017 at the Tote. The show was a joint launch and fundraiser for racehorses. Proceeds were donated to the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses* (CPR) and The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Organisation.
The amazing line-up included the following artists featured on the compilation – V, Stationary Suns, Qwerty, Bitumen, Kt Spit, Pillow Pro, and Crop Top. Together with True Radical Miracle, Summer Flake, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Geryon, Romy Vager (RVG) and Crystal Myth.
*Prior to starting Identical Records, Mai and Lei were fundraising and event management coordinators for CPR. Highlights of their time with CPR included the Pony Club (dj nights) and Trivia Nights.