The first release on The Kelly Twins' label is an all-Bristol affair.
The new imprint comes from respected Bristol-based DJ duo The Kelly Twins, AKA Sean and Dan Kelly. They say Happy Skull is "an attempt to bring added colour, melody and soul to today’s raw, analogue-heavy house and techno sounds, while drawing influences from the past." Speaking to Juno Plus, Sean added that the label would draw from "the things that have inspired and continue to inspire us, such as boogie, disco, Italo, Chicago house and Detroit techno."
The first release on Happy Skull, HAPSKL01, comes from two Bristol-based artists in Kowton and Hyetal. Both have a strong history of collaborations: Kowton has produced with fellow Bristol-based artists like Peverelist and Julio Bashmore, while Hyetal has teamed up with Baobinga and Shortstuff. You can stream a snippet of A-side track "Control" over at the Happy Skull SoundCloud page.
Happy Skull will release HAPSKL01 in July 2013.