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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

The Hacker records a mix of cuts from the Zone catalogue 

The team behind Parisian label Zone — The Hacker, Alexandre Reynaud and David Rimokh — discuss the friendship and artistic ethos behind their techno and electro powerhouse, and record a mix from the imprint’s catalogue

Wallwork and TSVI record a 100% Nervous Horizon mix, and chat to Joe Roberts about how experimentalism and friendship are woven into the London label's story

Hackney-based Nervous Horizon has established itself as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking club labels in London. For this month’s The Sound Of, two of its three founders, Wallwork and TSVI, record a 100% NH mix, and chat to Joe Roberts about how experimentalism and friendship are woven into its story

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

Percussive heat from the More Time catalogue courtesy of Ahadadream and Sam Interface

In just three short years, More Time Records has become a go-to imprint offering a diverse selection of percussive club music. In this month’s The Sound Of, Dhruva Balram catches up with founders Ahadadream and Sam Interface, who deliver a storming mix of sounds from the label’s catalogue

A thunderous electro mix from Private Person's founder Hespermen

Moscow's Private Persons was named one of DJ Mag’s labels-to-watch in 2019 after releasing some of the hottest electro tracks on the circuit: ‘Svoboda’ and ‘Drum Rack’. In this month's The Sound Of, founder Hespermen records a thunderous mix of releases from the label's catalogue, and speaks to Nikita Velichko about how his vision came together

 

Mesmerising sounds from the ever-expanding Banoffee Pies catalogue 

Bristol-born Banoffee Pies Records is best known for its sonic diversity, V/A compilations and plethora of series and sub-labels. But as its founder Ell Weston begins a new life in Berlin and continues to navigate an industry torn apart by the COVID-19 pandemic, DJ Mag discovers his priorities are changing, and a label that’s maturing with them, evidenced in a mesmerising mix of cuts from its ever-expanding catalogue

DJ Spinna delivers a joyous mix of disco, house, hip-hop and rare groove from British label BBE's sprawling catalogue

In this month's label focus, The Sound Of, Ben Murphy catches up with Peter Adarkwah, founder of BBE Music, a longstanding haven for hidden gems and all-time classics, from disco, house and jazz to hip-hop and rare groove. Label affiliate DJ Spinna also steps up with a joyous mix of cuts from its sprawling catalogue

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

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