The Brighton-based enterprise, once a record shop in London, will launch the outlet with a 12-inch from Cottam.
The first release, Cottam's I Can't Carry On, is coming out on September 22nd. That'll be followed by music from Mall Grab, DJJ, Ali Berger, E&D, Lee Grainge, Steve Bicknell and Artwork's techno alias Grain.
"FCR is going to be our label releasing club records that we like," says FatCat cofounder Dave Cawley. "I listen to what we have coming up and although it’s all over the shop—from the driving house of Cottam, to the two-step vocal cuts of E&D—it's all FatCat. Both [fellow cofounder] Alex Knight and I are really excited to be finally releasing club 12-inches again. For now neither of us have any expectations—it'll be small vinyl runs, plus hopefully some parties to share the sounds we like."
FatCat began as a record shop specialising in house and techno—it opened in Crawley in 1988, then moved to Covent Garden in London two years later, before closing in 1997. A record label called FatCat, which emerged once the shop closed, has grown to include a number of sublabels, releasing music from acts like Max Richter, Sigur Rós and Animal Collective.
Listen to Cottam's "I Can't Carry On."
01. I Can't Carry On
02. I Can't Carry On (Todd Modes Remix)
FCR will release I Can't Carry On on September 22nd, 2017.