Label of the Week
Our latest label to be featured is much-loved London label Fierce Panda. The veteran label have been pioneering some of the most exciting artists since 1994 and are still standing strong in 2012 despite an ever-evolving industry around them.
Founded by influential electronic musician/producer Ellen Allien over 12 years ago, BPitch Control has become a powerhouse of the club scene in Berlin. Originating as a techno infused label, BPitch Control refused to limit itself to a sole genre, instead opting to embrace and explore a variety of electronic types.
Birthed in Matthew F. Jacobson’s parents basement in Aurora, Colorado in 1990, Relapse Records has gone on to become one of the most influential independent labels releasing some of the biggest names in rock and metal.
No Pain In Pop are a small, London based record label that pride themselves on working with “Leftfield music which retains a melodic and modern aesthetic”. They are also self-proclaimed as “polystylistic” with a range of cultures, ideas and techniques all pouring out from the various artists and collectives they work with.
Falling somewhere between a crew and a label, Doomtree are nevertheless a refreshingly creative proposition. With their artists holding such a wide rang of inspiration (leading to them taking on a whole host of side projects of varying styles), the label is permanently at the forefront of groundbreaking hip hop.
Despite having a relatively small roster, Dead Oceans boast an impressive array of talent ranging from folk to indie rock and experimental. They were formed in 2007 and are proud of “Fostering a diverse stable of sound-creators”.