Early Tape Works Vol. 1 covers material Japanese house producer Kuniyuki Takahashi recorded from 1986 through 1993. Takahashi first revisited the tapes in 2017. The first release, a six-track 12-inch, lands in February 2018, followed by a second edition coming later in the year. This marks one of the few times that Takahashi's music has been released outside of his usual home label, Mule Musiq. He put out his most recent album, Newwave Project, via that imprint in the Summer of 2017.