Concrete Music will kick off with a three-part EP series featuring tracks from Jared Wilson, Bleak and Awanto 3 among others.
The Concrete parties, which take place on a boat docked at 69 port de la Rapée, have been credited with helping to reinvigorate the French capital's club scene, and featured prominently in RA's recent Real Scenes: Paris documentary (Concrete are also involved in the recently announced Weather Festival). The label wing will launch with three separate vinyl-only EPs released under the umbrella title Textures I, with a focus on combining local and international artists who have performed at past Concrete events.
The first EP sees Detroit figure Jared Wilson appear alongside Dutchman Awanto 3, Paris-based producer S3A and Samuel André Madsen. The second 12-inch features Deeply Rooted House alumnus Bleak as well as Dario Zenker, Abdulla Rashim and Behzad & Amarou, while the third instalment is a three-track affair with music from Cabanne, Priku and Binh, a resident at Berlin's Club der Visionäre.
Textures I - I
A1 Awanto 3 - Sit On This
A2 S3A (Sampling As An Art) - The Ravist
B1 Jared Wilson - You Get Down
B2 Samuel André Madsen - Waterwalking Paris
Textures I - II
A1 Bleak - What We Are Made Of
A2 Dario Zenker - Port De La Dimanche
B1 Abdulla Rashim - Awash River
B2 Behzad & Amarou - Batiment 21
Textures I - III
A1 Cabanne - Zoso
B1 Binh - h.ufer
B2 Priku - Mare Mirare
Concrete Music will release Textures I - I on February 11, 2013. Textures I - II is set for release on February 18, with Textures I - III following on February 25.