Local Action’s take on underground UK club music has never been more relevant than it is now. Scott Wilson talks to label boss Tom Lea about how his interest in pop, garage and grime has shaped the label into the entity it is today.
With their Invisible City Editions imprint, Brandon Hocura and Gary Abugan are redefining how we interact with the past. Brendan Arnott discusses the label’s formation with the pair, and what they have planned for the future.
The Diagonal label has been injecting some humour into the typically serious world of techno and industrial electronics. Scott Wilson sits down with the minds behind it to talk about the club, sleeve design and glowsticks.
Oli Warwick dials up Soren Jahan, the producer known as René Audiard, and driving force behind the Blank Slate label.
Scott Wilson speaks to Astro:Dynamics boss Luke Owen about the label’s DIY approach and unique position in the current musical landscape.
Veronica Vasicka in discussion with Richard Brophy on how New York City informs the spirit of her Minimal Wave and Cititrax labels. Read the rest of this entry »
Matt Anniss speaks to self-professed record nerd Stuart Leath, the man behind a trio of labels that champion music from the margins.
For our final label feature of the year, the trio behind Tabernacle Records speak to Richard Brophy and turn in a mix of label highlights and current influences.
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Arnau Sala and Ivy Barkakati, the two Barcelona-based individuals behind the intriguing Anòmia imprint, speak with Matthew Kent about their multi-disciplined approach to running a label.
We head over to Amsterdam as Richard Brophy checks in with Aroy Dee, whose M>O>S Recordings label is on the cusp of its tenth anniversary.
Brendan Arnott heads to NYC to meet Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, the men behind Brooklyn’s Mister Saturday Night parties and label to chat about about their curatorial approach, the community spirit that permeates their parties, and the changing face of the city.
James Manning speaks with DJ Flush; head man at Berlin club night turned multi-faceted label Killekill, who also turns in a mix of the label’s highlights to date.
We dispatch Oli Warwick to chat to the two Glaswegians making some noise as the heads of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams – they also provide us with a 75 minute mix of all DABJ material, much of it unreleased.
Brendan Arnott speaks to Justin Gibbon, the man behind Great Circles, a label from Philadelphia whose ‘shifty’ take on improvisational electronics is beginning to seep through into the wider consciousness.
Since 2009 Weimar-based label Giegling has constructed a micro-assembly of orchestral kinetics and thunderhead techno that’s forging new pathways through a forgotten wasteland of minimal decay and lost dub. James Manning tracked down label co-founder Konstantin to discuss Giegling’s distinctly rustic charms – we also procured a mix from Konstantin that adds some flavour to what the label are doing.
2013 sees Eglo celebrate four years of releasing music with their first label compilation Eglo Records Vol 1, a year in which label head Alexander Nut ponders the next step for his close-knit stable of artists. Tom Banham speaks to Nut along with Fatima and FunkinEven.
Scott Wilson meets Alex Wilson and Lionel Skerratt, the pair behind one of the UK’s emerging labels in the increasingly crowded field of reissues and contemporary avant-garde electronics.
Across its twelve year history Crème Organization has remained steadfastly singular in their approach. Here Richard Brophy speaks to DJ TLR about the label’s genesis and distinct aesthetic, strong links to the historic Bunker label and Crème’s place in the modern online-centric world. A selection of DJ TLR’s personal favourite Godspill art is scattered throughout and we also have an unreleased gem from the Crème archives.
Behind every great label there is a strong curatorial hand, an individual or group whose singular or collective vision helps guide their labour of love onwards with memorable and compelling results. Andrew ‘Lovefingers’ Hogge has done just this with ESP Institute, a label whose impressive output from an international cast of friends and like minded individuals transcends simple categorisation but feels perfectly at home. Emboldened by a strong visual aesthetic that’s been the work of one person throughout, ESP Institute has casually attained the kind of revered status that makes it easy to forget Hogge only founded the label roughly three years ago.