Label Spotlight – Error Broadcast

For our fifth Label Spotlight, we catch up with Sven Swift, co-founder of 21st century mind-melting beats label Error Broadcast. Formed in 2008, the label has since become one of the “go-to places” for fresh, exciting “beat music”, bringing together an international roster of artists stretching the boundaries of hip-hop and electronic music. EB: We started the label just as people were advancing from the sound of…

Label Showcase: Out Here Records

Out Here Records was set up with a simple purpose: to introduce the world to another side of African music. Since its inception, the Munich based label has promoted and showcased urban music scenes from Dakar to Cape Town which, despite being hugely popular in their native countries, have been totally overlooked outside of Africa. We speak to founder and label head Jay Rutledge…

Latin American Netlabels

Netlabels have always existed on the periphery of the music industry, traditionally by limited to electronic or experimental music. However, over the past few years a number of Latin American netlabels, or artist collectives, have emerged, offering their music for download legally, and covering a whole host of genres and fresh sounds. I have chosen a few of these new labels so go check…

Project:Mooncricle – Stroke Music

Project:Mooncircle, the Berlin based label with a genre mixing global outlook, has teamed uo with Stroke Artfair, offering a sampler to promote the forthcoming thrid edition of the ‘the world’s first and only Urban Art Expo.’ The expo, which takes place in Munich at the end of May, celebrates urban artforms such as street art, tattooing, advertising and graphic design. This free release, available…

Label Showcase: #2 Enchufada Records

“We love bass and we love music from weird parts of the globe.” For our second label showcase we have Portugal based Enchufada Records. The label was first started as a vehicle to release material by Buraka Som Sistema (the band responsible for introducing Angolan ‘kuduro‘ to a whole new audience), however, the past year has seen the label go from strength to strength….

Label Showcase: #1 Electric Cowbell

Welcome to a new mini-feature for the blog where I will be doing a little introduction to some great independent record labels from across the world. To start things off we have the Brooklyn based label Electric Cowbell Records. The label was started last year (2010) by percussionist Jim Thompson in Brooklyn, initially to record his band The CSC Funk Band. Thompson and his…

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