Gage will release a new EP later this month.
UK-based DJ and producer Gage will join the roster on Finn's Manchester-based imprint, 2 B Real, with his ode to the rave, 'E Anthem'.
Joining the likes of Anz and Gerry Read on the label, Gage's four-track EP is described by 2 B Real as "a carefully crafted love letter to Kevin Saunderson and the raw utopianism of 1990s dance music".
Mancunian DJ and producer Sharda will release a new EP this month.
Releasing EPs on Coil and Conducta's Kiwi Rekords to name but a few, Sharda follows up his two-tracker for the latter, 'Peace & Love', presenting six new tracks in the form of 'Champage Circuits'.
Local Action, the London-based label we ran an in-depth feature on this summer, and producer-cum-audio visual artist Sim Hutchins have launched a new interactive online project based on clubbing memories to coincide with his new EP, ‘Club Love’.
India Jordan will release a new EP through Local Action later this month.
Made up of two tracks, titled 'WARPER' and 'Bulbasaur Shuffle', the EP is Jordan's first for the label since the release of her DNT STP MY LV EP earlier this year.
A press text from Local Action says that the tracks have been "reloaded everywhere from Boiler Room to Barcelona," adding that they've been "highlights of India's DJ sets throughout 2019".
Murlo has launched a new project; inviting a selection of his favourite artists to reinterpret parts of 'Dolos', his debut album.
Once each artist has reenvisaged a chapter or track from 'Dolos', Murlo will then design new cover art to reflect the energy of the reimagined piece of music. In another bold move, Murlo brings audio and visual art together, with a project that goes beyond the usual post-album remix package.
After a few stop-start attempts on a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro, it was on a sick day from work that Anz made the first track on her Soundcloud page “for my 13 followers” – no days off, remember. “It was like an R&G thing with some harmonies,” she remembers. “I left it on there for two or three years! I still really, to my memory, like it! I could even sample it.”
But Lea has stepped up, and is now providing a solid, independent alternative himself.
This artist-led approach has encouraged each member of the Local Action family to develop a distinct identity, while Lea is obviously willing to take more of what some might call risks. Case in point: Local Action has put out 16 long-players in just nine years. “They seem like a big deal until you do one,” says Lea. He muses on recurring problem of dance music albums often ending up “disappointing” or “completely overblown”.
The end result is an imprint that can support both huge pop acts and remain one of the most exciting outlets in underground club culture, putting on tiny sweaty events in Deptford while hitting hundreds of thousands of Spotify plays. While most labels aim to build a recognisable brand, Lea says, “I get more these days out of actually providing a proper, professional, financially-viable infrastructure that an artist can grow within and see the benefits of...
Lena Raine 'Trance State'
DAWN 'new breed'
Anz 'Round 2 (Instrumental)'
Sim Hutchins '(Won’t) Find Love in the Club'
India Jordan 'Bulbasaur Shuffle'
India Jordan 'DNT STP MY LV'
Anz 'Helps Your Two Hips Move'
Finn 'Friends & Lovers'
India Jordan 'Warper'
Anz 'No Harm'
Finn 'Do What You Want Forever'
Yamaneko 'Fall Control'
Lena Raine 'A Chance to Rest'
Mumdance, Yamaneko, object blue and more have helped label Local Action compile an Ambient Resistance playlist to kindly brighten up our January blues.
A combination of label artists and friends have put together over 15 hours of music covering everything from ambient to modern classical including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Max Richter, and Yamaneko, the only rule seemingly being the track must be impeccably chill.