Otik will release his new EP, ‘Thousand Year Stare’ via Mr. Mitch’s Gobstopper Records on 17th April.
Following his stunning ‘Wetlands’ EP on Midland’s InterGraded in February, the Bristol-born, London-based producer’s latest four tracker is an intoxicating collection of lush club sounds, in keeping with both his hometown’s dedication to bass-weight and atmosphere, and the “techno-dancehall” rhythms championed by Gobstopper.
Nikki Nair will release his ‘Morphism’ EP via Mr. Mitch’s ever-reliable Gobstopper Records on 11th October.
The Knoxville, Tennessee DJ/producer has previously released on labels like Scuffed Recordings and TRAM Planet. Boasting a rugged, bass-heavy sound that morphs techno with flourishes of electro, EBM and bass, Nair has gradually introduced himself as a force to be reckoned with.
BFTT will makes his Gobstopper Records debut on 7th August with the ‘Versioning’ EP.
The Leeds DJ/producer, whose previous releases have appeared on labels like Whities and Cong Burn, delivers another three cuts of beautifully designed, rhythmic techno in perfect keeping with the dancehall-invoking styles Mr.Mitch's label has become known for.
Mr. Mitch will release his new EP, ‘Need More Fashions Friends’ this Wednesday, 22nd May, via his own Gobstopper Records,
Announced at the beginning of the month, the two-tracker finds the Boxed co-founder crafting a sound that is tailor-made for the party’s dancefloor in Room 2 of Corsica Studios. The title track is a perfect embodiment of “techno dancehall” style the London DJ/producer has been highlighting for some time, with tough, bassy urgency weaving marvellously with the syncopated, buoyant rhythms of dancehall. Check it out below.
Mr. Mitch is enjoying making people dance.
Mr. Mitch grew up surrounded by music. His father was a musician too, though attempts to coerce a young Miles into mastering the guitar were unsuccessful. With an interest in electronic music from the age of 10, specifically garage, Mr. Mitch got his first basic music production software, complete with looping functionality, courtesy of a cereal box when he was 11. Once the act of playing loops on loops became tiresome, his cousin gave him Fruity Loops, and from there he began producing material of his own.
When it comes to defining his sound, Mr. Mitch is hesitant. “I’m always changing,” he says, “it’s not that I’m indecisive, but I’m quite impulsive. I just go with whatever feels right at the time, but there’s a piece of me in everything I make.”
“It’s the perfect place to let go and lose yourself for a moment,” Mr. Mitch says affectionately of Room 2 at Corsica Studios. A beloved South London space with a banging soundsystem, Corsica is the perfect home for Boxed.
Our conversation leaves us wondering if, at times, Mr. Mitch feels as though he hasn’t caught a break. Yet he’s fostered and nurtured an entire scene, created a space for a genre-defying league of up-and-coming artists, established one of London’s most forward thinking parties, done the same with a label, and put out music via one of underground music’s most revered platforms. And as if that wasn’t enough, Mitchell has been a father since he was 22 years old. How does he manage it all?
If there’s one holy grail for any producer looking to make their own stamp in any genre, it’s this: to sound unique. Ridiculously easy (and pretty obvious) to say, painfully hard (and pretty frustrating) to achieve. But it seems 22-year-old west country d&b flexer Liam Ralph has definitely found his own solution to approaching this age- old conundrum.