Glenn Astro, IMYRMIND, Henry Wu, K15
With Glenn Astro's forthcoming Hologram EP on WotNot, the label are showcasing their brand of soulful eclecticism on a mini tour, including Berlin's OYE Records, Chalet club, a TBA South London venue and Love Vinyl. This Love Vinyl event serves as an Independent Label Market after party, where WotNot will be set up, and sees Astro appear alongside longtime collaborator IMYRMIND, Henry Wu, and WotNot family member K15.
2014 was a great year for Glenn Astro, but appearances on DJ Kicks (Brandt Brauer Frick) and Brownswood among other labels, numerous remixes, and a string of beautifully crafted EPs already look set to be eclipsed in 2015. The Essen-based producer’s collaboration EP with Max Graef will launch their new label Money $ex Records in February, while his debut LP is to follow on Tartelet Records in the Spring. In between these comes his Hologram EP on WotNot, with support already from Shadowchild, Adamski, Laurent Garnier, Will Saul, Detroit Swindle, Homework, Leon Vynehall, Alexander Nut and more.
With his debut solo effort coming soon on Tartelet, IMYRMIND is finally receiving some long-overdue credit, having injected his signature swagger and playful edge into a number of remixes and collaborations, as well as banging solo tracks on WotNot, Pusic, Outernational and Odd Socks.
A stalwart of the UK soul and beats scenes for some time, K15's forays into house in 2014 have led to some long-deserved recognition. Yellow from his Insecurities EP on Wild Oats was XLR8R's 8th best tune of the year, and he was named one of Fact's 100 underrated DJs, for 'sets that out jazz-funk Theo Parrish'. His MIST EP on Wild Oats sister label No Room For Air, among other endeavours, is proof that he hasn't left behind the eclectic ear that characterises his mixes; keep an eye out for more on WotNot later this year.
Bursting onto the UK scene in a matter of months, Henry Wu's jazz-soaked productions have appeared on label of the moment 22a, as well as a brand new EP on Eglo sister-label Ho Tep, with lots of new projects on the horizon. His remix on Glenn Astro's forthcoming Hologram EP on WotNot has already received support from Adamski on BBC6Music.
Having given debut full releases to Deft (Project Mooncircle, Rwina), K15 (Wild Oats) and Danglo (Kitsune), and early remix appearances to Glenn Astro and U (ManMakeMusic, Phantasy Sound), the name WotNot has become synonymous with uncompromising creativity. All this while building their own distinctive sound and philosophy, that intelligent music can be footloose and fun, WotNot continues to be home to artists committed to remaining eclectic and forward-thinking.