Dark Entries will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month with the release of a new compilation featuring music from artists whose work has been reissued by the label in the past.
The 10-track 'Tens Across The Boards' archival compilation is set to take in tracks from the likes of Lena Platonos, Diseño Corbusier and Severed Heads frontman Tom Ellard, amongst others.
Photonz will release an eleven-track album via Dark Entries in October.
Announced earlier this month, the debut full-length release from the Lisbon DJ/producer, entitled ‘Nuit’, is named after the Egyptian goddess of sky, stars, and astronomy, with Photonz sharing he “was really swept away by the concept of ‘freedom of form under the night sky’, the accepting embrace of Nuit.”
Dark Entries are set to release uncovered music from Patrick Cowley.
San Francisco label Dark Entries has overseen a number of reissues from the late producer, including compilations of the gay porn soundtracks he produced in the '70s.
Violet has announced the release of her debut LP, 'Bed of Roses', which will drop via San Francisco's Dark Entries on 19th September.
Perhaps surprisingly, the album title is a direct nod to the 1992 Bon Jovi ballad of the same name.
The ever-prolific Dark Entries label has announced another reissue.
This time, the San Francisco-based label will be overseeing a five-LP box set reissue of music by new age composer Suzanne Doucet.
Titled 'New Age Box Set 1982-84', the music featured on the release was previously only available across a number of cassettes. Doucet's forays into new age music began in the early 1970s, but before that she enjoyed some success in her native of Germany scoring a number of number 1s.
The Dark Entries label has revealed that 40 more reels of unheard music by Patrick Cowley have been discovered in an attic.
Writing on Twitter, the label said: "just when you think there is no more... you ask Patrick Cowley's studio mate if you can look in their attic and with a phone flashlight you discover 40 more reels of music from 1974-79..."
Room 4 Resistance resident and Jacktone Records co-founder Doc Sleep will release her new EP, ‘Crème Fraîche’, on Dark Entries 24th May.
The Berlin-based producer, who rose to prominence in the San Francisco underground scene before relocating to Europe in 2016, follows March’s ‘Your Ruling Planet’ EP on Jacktone with this new six-track offering, featuring three newly released original cuts and an updated mix of previously released track ‘Never Eating Again’.
You can listen to the whirring, propulsive and melodic title track below.
Through its near 10-year history, Dark Entries has established itself as a buy-on-sight imprint for lovers of dark-edged, brooding or idiosyncratic sounds that were born during or take influence from the ‘80s. The imprint has developed a level of trust few labels manage to accomplish on such a wide scale in under a decade, without compromising on an ethos of delivering releases from influential artists that exist on the outskirts of electronic music.
Later in life, that’s where Dark Entries came in. “I always wanted to open a record store,” Cheon explains. “Then in 2006 I moved to San Francisco and was living in an SRO and I met Phil Maier who runs the blog, A Viable Commercial. I expressed [interest in] wanting to start a record label and he told me to look at his blog post about Eleven Pond as my first release, since band member Jeff Gallea left comments expressing interest.
This year, Dark Entries also released the debut album from Bézier, the DJ/producer – real name Robert Yang – who is also part of Honey Soundsystem, of which Cheon was also a member until leaving last year to focus on Dark Entries. “Robert’s been my best friend since we met in 2006,” Cheon explains. “He’s a total outsider musically. His sounds are dark-NRG, one foot on the dancefloor, one in the witch’s cauldron. We share a love for melodies, surging arpeggios and symphonic breakdowns,” he laughs.
Miss Kittin & The Hacker release ‘Lost Tracks Vol. 2’ on Josh Cheon’s Dark Entries label on 25th June. We’ve got the exclusive premiere of ‘Love On 26’ from it below.
Miss Kittin & The Hacker, real names Michel Amato and Caroline Hervé, worked on a number of EPs together in the late ‘90s that landed on DJ Hell’s International DJ Gigolo label.
Their long-revered electro sound is influenced by 1980s synthpop and post-punk bands like Fad Gadget, D.A.F., Liaisons Dangereuses and Yazoo.