The techno podcast and radio show is getting into the label business, with a cut from Subjected leading off its first EP.
Initially a weekly segment on the Dutch-based XT3 radio show, Reclaim Your City, or RYC, has taken on the form of a podcast since 2012 and nowadays calls Berlin home. Highlighting underground techno talent from around the world has always been RYC's mission: Ness is the most recent contributor (handling the 93rd edition), and the past few months have also seen the likes of Brendon Moeller, Positive Centre, Bas Mooy, Annie Hall and Dadub turn in sets.
The new label comes with a concept. Each release will feature two pairs of artists, each hailing from a different city. Berlin and Paris are first on a record titled Berlin_Paris 1.0, with all four enlisted artists having already appeared on the podcast. Vault Series label founder Subjected and Blind Observatory, who's previously surfaced on the locally based imprint I/Y, are the two Berlin artists. Representing Paris are Antigone, who's produced for labels like Construct Re-Form and Taapion (and teamed up with Francois X for a remix on DEMENT3D), and the Construct Re-Form head himself, Zadig. For now it looks like this will just be a vinyl release, and it'll drop in December.
A1 Subjected - Nordkiez No. 4
A2 Blind Observatory - Beneath A Steel Sky
B1 Antigone - Blank Slate
B2 Zadig - The 700 Steps Of Sleep
Reclaim Your City will release Berlin_Paris 1.0 on December 4th, 2014.