Chloe Frieda's label balances propulsive dancefloor energy with extraterrestrial experimentation. Alongside a mix from its catalogue, she chats to Eoin Murray about the imprint's origins on NTS Radio, creating an inclusive platform for artists, and how moving away from vinyl has allowed it to thrive
London label Alien Jams has been releasing music that balances propulsive dancefloor energy with extraterrestrial experimentation since 2014. Alongside a mix from its catalogue, founder Chloe Frieda chats to Eoin Murray about the label's origins on NTS Radio, creating an inclusive platform for artists, and how moving away from vinyl has allowed it to thrive
Cody Currie and Eliza Rose team up on Dan Shake’s label with the ‘Flame’ EP. Hear the sunbaked house grooves of the title track now
A trip into the bumping, cosmic sound of Berlin house and disco label, Toy Tonics
Berlin house and disco label Toy Tonics is pushing a bumping, cosmic sound fuelled by collaboration and live instrumentation. Founder Mathias Modica, aka Kapote and Munk, records a mix from its catalogue, and speaks to Ben Hindle about how versatility and authenticity are more important than ever
Radiant grooves from the 100% Silk catalogue, recorded in 2015 by the late, great, Cherushii
Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and driving their respective scenes. This month, Kristan J Caryl catches up with Britt Brown, co-founder of beloved Los Angeles DIY imprint, 100% Silk, who shares a previously unheard mix of tracks from its catalogue, recorded in 2015 by late, great label affiliate Cherushii
An hour of high-definition dance music from Hessle Audio affiliate, Joe
On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their local scenes and beyond. This week, Hessle Audio affiliate, Joe, steps up with an hour of high-definition club sounds, and chats to Eoin Murray about his new EP on Cómeme, minimalism, and ASMR in dance music
From ambience and R&B to house and garage, Local Action's Tom Lea delivers a superb mix from the label's versatile catalogue
Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and driving their respective scenes. This month, we catch up with one of the most exciting labels in underground club culture, Local Action, whose founder, Tom Lea, delivers a definitive mix from its versatile catalogue
Toy Tonics mainstays Rhode & Brown debut on their own imprint, Slam City Jams with the ‘Wave 100’ EP. ‘Sparkle’ is, as its name suggests, glittery, melodic and luxurious…
Harold Heath asks if dance music has plateaued or if we're just jaded...
WORDS: Harold Heath
Is dance music suffocating under a wave of beige productions or are we just jaded? Harold Heath argues that artists need to take more risks to produce truly great art...
It's out on vinyl via Organic Downbeat...
It’s out next week via Toy Tonics…