Sicaria Sound have recorded a mix for Local Action and Finn’s Mixtape Club series.
Stepping up for the fourth release in Local Action and Manchester DJ/producer Finn's Mixtape Club series, London-based duo Sicaria Sound have recorded "forty minutes of unrelenting rhythmic pressure from across the globe" in the form of 'Round The World Girls', with tracks from the likes of Anz, Bengal Sound, Duckem, Slikback, Nazar, 3WA and more.
Gage has released a new EP on Finn’s 2 B REAL label.
Ariel Zetina has launched Local Action and Finn’s Mixtape Club series.
The Chicago-based Smartbar resident, who released her last EP ‘MUAs At The End Of The World’ via femme culture in February last year, has kicked off London label Local Action and Manchester's Finn's Mixtape Club series with a new tape titled 'Sestina'.
Local Action and Finn have launched a new mixtape series to help pay DJs during the pandemic, with six artists set to feature.
Known as Mixtape Club, the series is a response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which has effectively put the majority of selectors out of work since spring 2020, and works as a non-profit. Every act that contributes to the project is paid a flat fee, £150, with no rules or specifics on format. A budget of £150 is also offered to cover the costs of producing original artwork.
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'