Sheffield clubbing institution Hope Works has announced the residents it has in store for 2020.
Joining the residency programme for the first time are SHERELLE, who won Best Breakthrough DJ at our 2019 DJ Mag Best of British Awards, India Jordan, and queer party Babycakes co-founder Diessa.
They join three of Hope Works' 2019 residents who are being invited back: Rian Treanor, Ifeoluwa and 96 Back.
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".
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'
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Local Action will release India Jordan's debut EP 'DNT STP MY LV' next month.
Jordan, co-founder of the New Atlantis label and bi-monthly event at London's Rye Wax venue, has been until now synonymous with ambient, but has drawn from her alternative interests in house, jungle and hardcore to produce some "full-throttle dance" across the release's four original tracks. The EP also features a typically riotous remix from Irish producer and recent DJ Mag Fresh Kicks mix selector ELLLL.