Chicago footwork pioneer RP Boo is to release a new album on Planet Mu this September.
Titled 'Established!', it's his fourth full-length release for the label, following on from 2013's 'Legacy', 2015's 'Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints', and 2018's 'I'll Tell You What!'
The album looks back to the time when the producer was inventing and pioneering the footwork genre, "going out listening to disco and linking with early house producers such as Paul Johnson," a press release says. Elsewhere, he takes inspiration from the ghetto and jacking house of the '90s.
Chicago producer Jana Rush has signed to Planet Mu for the release of her second album, 'Painful Enlightenment'.
The 11-track album comes four years on from her last, 'Pariah', which was released by Objects Limited. 'Painful Enlightenment' sees the producer experimenting beyond the footwork sound that dominated its predecessor.
"This album is not a footwork album," Rush said. "It's more like dark experimental listening music, an opportunity to be myself without judgement!"
Planet Mu will next release a new album by leading footwork producer DJ Manny.
'Signals In My Head', Manny says, embodies his aim "to do something that nobody [in Footwork] had ever done before, which is an R&B love type of album. I just want people to know it's love out there."
Planet Mu will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a new compilation.
‘PlanetMµ25’ will be released on 4th December, and features 15 tracks that encapsulate the adventurous, forward-thinking sounds the label has championed since its inception in 1995.
Gábor Lázár will release a new LP on Planet Mu.
After a number of releases for labels such as Presto!? and The Death Of Rave, the Hungarian producer brings his prowess for hyperkinetic rhythms and experimental bass to Planet Mu, with an eight-track LP, 'Source'.
A collection of futuristic, experimental IDM, with club-orientated rhythms and wonky melodies, 'Source' nods to 2-step on one track and elsewhere to trance techno, with Lázár's intelligent electronic trademarks audible throughout.
Ziúr will release her second album via Planet Mu later this month.
Exploring darker territories with gritty electronics on her first full-length release 'U Feel Anything?' in 2017, Ziúr showcases a different style completely with new album 'ATØ’.
Planet Mu is preparing to release a new album from Speaker Music, AKA DeForrest Brown Jr., a name many will recognise from his theories, editorial writings, visual artwork and releases for the likes of PTP, alongside Kepla, and Foraging (with The Actual School).
'of desire, longing' takes the form of a "time-based release", with one long composition spanning both sides of the vinyl entirely. According to the release information, it's an attempt to "work against the quick turnover rate of the track-based streaming economy". The record will arrive on 6th December.
When she was a teenager, one of Ziúr’s favourite bands was L7, the proto-riot grrrl group with a caustic sense of humour and melody. Growing up as a punk, she was gradually put off by the aesthetic clichés and socio-political insularities of the scene. She moved to Berlin in the mid-’00s and never looked back.
What’s the last track that fell in love with and why?
MC Yallah X Debmaster – ‘Teba Kuda Mabega’. The instrumentation and vocals bang so hard that I can’t resist. An ultimate banger!
What’s the last film that you watched, and what did you think of it?
Frogs, which was directed by Martin Kohout. It’s one of the short films that I curated for the cinema section at my record release party. I thought it was quite funny, but I don’t know if Martin felt the same way.
Datach'i will release his new album, ‘Bones’, via Venetian Snares’ Planet Mu sublabel Timsig on 26th July.
The Los Angeles-based electronic veteran and modular synthesist – real name Joseph Fraioli – follows 2016’s ‘System’ LP with a 12 track collection of whirring, vibrant electronics that will do more than enough to satisfy fans of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and the likes.