We are kicking off 2014 with a rash of new label signings!
Alala is the latest label from legendary DJ Bobbito Garcia, known primarily for his radio show on WKCR-NY 89.9 FM in the 90s on which he broke some of today’s most well known hip-hop artists alongside partner Stretch Armstrong. Alala is Bobbito‘s third imprint after running Fruitmeat Records and founding and operating the iconic Fondle ‘Em label.
2000black is the solo label venture from Dego – one half of legendary production duo 4hero. Instrumental in the drum & bass and broken beat scene, Dego continues to push boundaries.
Idle Hands were born from the Bristol record shop of the same name. Idle Hands releases forward thinking house and techno music with a strong Bristol bias.
Exploding all notions of what an electronic dance music label can or should do, UNO casually reveres certain conventions while completely doing away with others. Releasing everything from forward-thinking house and techno 12”s from Jacques Greene, The Twilite Tone and Aquarian to slippery-tongued rap from Mykki Blanco to deconstructed alien R&B and garage from Arca and Kuhrye-oo.
Fields is the London-based label headed up by techno/electonica artist Max Cooper. The label is used as a platform for emerging talent such as Ghosting Season and Asteriods, and a number of releases from Max himself. We’ll be working on Max’s debut album so keep an eye out for more on that in the coming months!
Electronic Explorations is the label to the long running podcast series helmed by Rob Booth, also A&R behind Fabric’s Houndstooth label. Since 2007 the podcast has featured emerging talent that has gone on to break out on a big scale – the likes of James Blake, Mount Kimbie and FaltyDL had early plays on the show.
Founded in 2011, Peripheral Records is a experimental/industrial noise label out of Bristol UK. Releasing records by prolific artists such as Maurizio Bianchi, Con-Dom, Alter of Flies, and many others – this is definitely one to watch.