Label of the month: Fifth Wall Records
This new Brooklyn label has a modest aim: to bridge the gap between US and European techno. Matt Unicomb explains.
Words / Matt UnicombLabel of the month: White Material
Aaron Coultate catches up with one of this year's most talked-about new labels.
Words / Aaron CoultateLabel of the month: Houndstooth
Ryan Keeling finds out how a scene stalwart met with a world famous club to create one of this year's best new labels.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: Futureboogie Recordings
Ryan Keeling meets the multitasking duo behind the party-starting Bristol imprint.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: Acido Records
This small and enigmatic label has never had much of plan. But as Will Lynch found out, that's exactly what makes it so good.
Words / Will LynchLabel of the month: Bosconi Records
Based in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Bosconi Records has spent the past five years flying the flag for Italian house music. RA's Oli Warwick visited the label as they prepared for their biggest project to date.
Words / Oli WarwickLabel of the month: Crème Organization
For the freaks, by the freaks: RA's Aaron Coultate enters the world of Crème.
Words / Aaron CoultateLabel of the month: Antinote
The dense, labyrinthine streets of Paris's 11th arrondissement are home to one of France's most promising new labels. RA's Aaron Coultate investigates.
Words / Aaron CoultateLabel of the month: The Corner
RA's Jordan Rothlein chats with Anthony Parasole, whose new label captures the grit of New York's mean streets.
Words / Jordan RothleinLabel of the month: Dekmantel
One of Amsterdam's busiest labels and promoters is also its most laid-back. RA's Will Lynch sees how they do it.
Words / Will LynchLabel of the month: UNO
The Brooklyn outfit is assembling one of the unruliest rosters in the game. RA's Jordan Rothlein investigates.
Words / Jordan RothleinLabel of the month: Opal Tapes
RA's Andrew Ryce meets Stephen Bishop, the man behind the homespun cassette label that's making waves in the electronic music underground.
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Label of the month: Samurai Music
An interview with Presha, the man behind one of the most ambitious drum & bass labels going.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Tri Angle
One of underground electronic music's most vital labels.
Words / Andrew RyceLabel of the month: Aniara Recordings
The dreamy, melody-drenched home to Genius of Time is among a new breed of Swedish labels making a name for themselves.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Silent Season
Dub techno from the depths of the Canadian forest.
Words / Andrew RyceLabel of the month: Life and Death
Big hooks, big hits: The Italian imprint isn't as big as Hot Creations, Visionquest or Crosstown Rebels...yet. RA's Todd L. Burns explains.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Token
The Belgian label has been quietly pushing some of the most compelling techno around. RA's Todd L. Burns give them their close-up.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Arma
The Moscow label is a logical extension of one of the best clubs in the world.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Hypercolour
RA's Andrew Ryce profiles one of the hottest UK labels of the moment.
Words / Andrew RyceLabel of the month: Plan B Recordings
The raw and dirty sounds of New York's underground.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Swamp 81
RA's Ryan Keeling scores a rare interview with Loefah, the man behind one of the UK's most exciting imprints.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: Digitalis Recordings
Oklahoma: The unlikely home to one of experimental electronic music's most fascinating labels of recent vintage.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Acid Test
A California imprint digging into the unexplored possibilities of the 303.
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Label of the month: Perc Trax
What happens when a label that's already been around a while hits its stride? RA's Ryan Keeling recently found out when he talked to Ali Perc.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: 50 Weapons
Modeselektor's clubby outlet is one of the most prolific post-everything imprints. We asked the artists behind the label to explain why.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Kontra-Musik
Sweden's southernmost house and techno label gets a look in from RA's Christine Kakaire.
Words / Christine KakaireLabel of the month: Blackest Ever Black
Guilt, envy, revenge: The core values of electronic music's darkest imprint.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Friends of Friends
Low end, high end and midrange theories from Los Angeles.
Words / Andrew RyceLabel of the month: Restoration
RA catches up with the duo behind the raw and analogue house music that has captured the attention of tastemaking DJs in both Berlin and London.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Uncanny Valley
The new house (and techno and acid and downtempo and more) sound from Dresden.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Critical Recordings
One of the few drum & bass labels that credibly toes the line between underground and overground, Kasra's London imprint is one of the reasons that the genre is so vital at the moment.
Words / Andrew RyceLabel of the month: Hivern Discs
Electronic music with Catalan charisma.
Words / Jack HaightonLabel of the month: Fluid Audio
Hand-crafted works of ambient bliss from the UK.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Future Times
A freewheeling take on house and techno, straight out of Washington DC.
Words / Christine KakaireLabel of the month: Fachwerk
In a city littered with labels, this Berlin techno outpost composed of the work of three friends stands out as one of the most consistently engaging.
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Label of the month: Sex Tags Mania
The strange and wonderful world of the Norwegian imprint may not make much sense to outsiders. But as RA's Philip Sherburne tells it, there's little mystery as to why they're a favorite of so many.
Words / Philip SherburneLabel of the month: Night Slugs
UK bass music is ever-changing, and Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990's new imprint is at the forefront of its most recent mutation.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: Golf Channel Recordings
An edit may have been its starting point, but Phil South's label is far broader than that. RA's Andy Beta talks to the man behind one of the best parties (and labels) in New York City.
Words / Andy BetaLabel of the month: We Play House Recordings
Belgium has always been known as a techno bastion. As RA's Thomas D. Cox explains, however, there's at least one outlet pushing any and all forms of house music.
Words / Thomas D. CoxLabel of the month: Stroboscopic Artefacts
Enter a world of "compressed dub" with the young Berlin-based imprint that has been making waves in the techno community over the past year.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Eglo
The close-knit family behind the London imprint doesn't have an identifiable sound. But label bosses Alexander Nut and Floating Points like it that way. RA's Richard Carnes reports.
Words / Richard CarnesLabel of the month: Further Records
The Seattle-based imprint has brought cassette culture back to electronic music. RA's Will Lynch investigates.
Words / Will LynchLabel of the month: Claremont 56
The music that Claremont 56 releases, meticulously designed and often coming in hand-numbered editions, conjures laconic equatorial latitudes and the gaseous regions of outer space, no matter where your physical location might be.
Words / Andy BetaLabel of the month: Blueprint
Quality over quantity has been the guiding principle for this London techno label over the past decade, and it has been better than ever since its relaunch in 2009. RA delves into the history of James Ruskin's Blueprint.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Third Ear
Third Ear Recordings have been flying the flag for heavy transatlantic house for almost ten years now. RA's Ryan Keeling pays a visit to the UK home of Beatdown.
Words / Ryan KeelingLabel of the month: NonPlus+
With their productions as Instra:mental, Alex Green and Damon Kirkham have managed to breathe new life into the drum & bass scene. In advance of their upcoming performance at Bloc Weekend, RA's Richard Carnes investigates.
Words / Richard CarnesLabel of the month: Barraca Music
The house imprint of Valencia's most famous club, Barraca Music has quickly made a name for itself. Encompassing both the sound of its home city, as well as the sound of clubland at large, it's RA's January 2010 label of the month.
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Label of the month: Mathematics
Jamal Moss' Chicago-based label has had a prolific 24 month period, seeing the imprint's catalogue nearly double. RA's Lee Smith calls up the man called Hieroglyphic Being to see why there's so much noise to be heard.
Words / Lee SmithLabel of the month: Circus Company
The French Touch this ain't: RA's Derek Miller celebrates the unconventional sounds of the Circus Company imprint, one of Paris' finest labels.
Words / Derek MillerLabel of the month: Deep Explorer Music
Not everyone understands house music; it's a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing, a...Spanish thing? This month, Todd L. Burns celebrates Madrid's Deep Explorer Music.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: liebe*detail
In a city renowned for its cutting-edge imprints, liebe*detail flies under the radar, consistently releasing some of the finest tech house around. RA's Todd L. Burns finds out more.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Prologue
The Munich-based Prologue has stormed out of the gates in 2009 with a heady collection of deep, trancey techno. It will only get better from here.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Wireblock
Be it techno, electro, dubstep, house or UK funky, Glasgow's Wireblock have got it all after just three years in the game. RA's Richard Carnes tracked down the trio behind the label's diverse and consistent output to discover more.
Words / Richard CarnesLabel of the month: Running Back
Touchdown! Gerd Janson's Running Back label has scored hit after hit by embracing a wide-ranging music policy. RA's Bjørn Schaeffner tracked down the multi-tasking label owner to chat about what his playbook looks like.
Words / Bjørn SchaeffnerLabel of the month: Wolf + Lamb
Burning Man sculptures, steam room breaks and a fake hotel: It's all part of what has made Wolf + Lamb one of the most exciting labels of 2009. RA's William Rauscher sweats it out to find out more.
Words / William RauscherLabel of the month: Dissident
No website, no promos, no problem: London's Dissident imprint keeps a low profile, but the quality of its limited edition disco-inclined offerings make it one of the hottest labels around.
Words / William RauscherLabel of the month: Lomidhigh
Daniel Lyons is a self-professed slacker, yet he runs three quirky imprints that span house, techno and beyond in their limitless scope. RA's Todd L. Burns calls up Copenhagen to get to the bottom of things.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Hessle Audio
Taking the original spirit of dubstep and running with it, Hessle Audio are cementing their influence on both dubstep and techno's DJing fraternities. RA's Richard Carnes investigates.
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Label of the month: R&S Records
After a string of seminal releases in the late '80s and early '90s, R&S Records slowly slid into obscurity. But now, the imprint is back and better than ever, with releases celebrating its past and looking firmly into the future. RA's David Stubbs investigates...
Words / David StubbsLabel of the month: Connaisseur Recordings
Frankfurt-based Connaisseur has made a name for itself for it as the place for "minimal trance," but as RA's Eike Kühl tells it, the imprint (and its two sublabels) is much more than that.
Words / Eike KühlLabel of the month: Dirty
Forget every "hyphen-disco" genre you know. The crew behind Dirty elide any sort of easy categorization. RA's William Rauscher talks to the masters of the edit to find out where they're taking their knife next.
Words / William RauscherLabel of the month: Still Music
Straddling the blurry line between house, disco and soul, Chicago's Still Music label group is one of the most vital labels operating today. RA's Thomas D. Cox investigates.
Words / Thomas D. CoxLabel of the month: Sandwell District
Richard Brophy profiles enigmatic techno label Sandwell District.
Words / Richard BrophyLabel of the month: Rekids
Todd L. Burns talks to Matt Edwards and James Masters, the minds behind the UK's most successful export since the light bulb - Rekids.
Words / Todd L. BurnsLabel of the month: Diynamic
In the first of a new series on RA, Todd L. Burns profiles fairground house imprint Diynamic.
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