Memo Boys, an open-ended collaboration comprising Topper, Andrea Ferlin and RG, are in charge of the label's first record.
Active for almost three years now and headed by Max Jacobson, Mantas Steles and Ari Frank, Tied is a regular fixture in Chicago's underground, with events featuring out-of-towners like D'Julz, Virginia, DeWalta and Masomenos. Their next move is the Tied label, which begins with a vinyl-only release from Memo Boys, AKA Topper (a previous party guest), Andrea Ferlin and RG. Those artists are all part of the Berlin-based Sleep Is Commercial label crew (Ferlin is one of its co-founders), and further Memo Boys releases will feature other artists from what Topper calls the "SiC-Turkish connection."
This Memo Boys EP contains two original cuts and a remix from Martinez. It's due to land on October 16th. On the eve of its release, Thursday the 15th, the Tied trio will celebrate the label's launch with an early-evening session at Gramaphone Records. They'll take turns on the decks, and "maybe a surprise performance" is in the works. Discounted copies of Memo Boys will be available, along with free beer and pizza, while it lasts; the shop will also have a half-off sale on all its used records.
Stream samples from the EP below.
A1 Gem 1
A2 Gem 2
B Gem 1 (Martinez Concealed Redub)
Tied will release Memo Boys on October 16th, 2015.