The imprint will release "techno, house and anything in between," with a particular focus on club tools.
Faith Beat will release "techno, house and anything in between" with a particular focus on club tools. The idea for the label was born out of the Berlin-via-Detroit artist's desire to contribute and give back to the scene as a producer and label owner, rather than solely being a DJ.
"One of the things that gives me the most happiness is record shopping every week," Elliott tells Resident Advisor. "I want Faith Beat to be part of that experience for other people. I've wanted to do my own label for a long time, but I always knew that I should wait until the concept and vision were completely clear in my mind before executing it. Now it is."
The Berghain/Panorama Bar resident goes on to describe the meaning behind the imprint's name: "'Faith' is defined as 'complete trust or confidence in someone or something.' That something for me is and has always been music. It completely changed the course of my life and took me to places I never thought I would go. I chose the name Faith Beat to honor the way music unites us and brings us closer to each other."
Aptly named, The Introduction EP consists of "machine-driven grooves, rich synthesis and heavy armoured drum work," according to the press release. Other upcoming releases on the Faith Beat include an EP from "one of my very close friends (and sometimes DJ partner)," Elliott teases, and another EP from the label boss himself.
Elliott's last EP, Paul's Horizon, arrived in May via Ostgut Ton—his first new music in six years. Before that, he mixed fabric 88 and Panorama Bar 06.
Listen to clips of the label's first release.
A1 The Introduction
A2 Snake Charmer
B1 Climb The Ladder
B2 Get To You
Faith Beat will release The Introduction EP on July 19th, 2019.
Jun 28 Finest Beats with Ryan Elliott, La Gravière, Geneva Jun 29 Nomads Festival 2019 Saturday, Rhonepark, Amsterdam Jul 03 Pre-4th of July: Ryan El.., TBA - Downtown LA, Los Angeles Jul 05 Focus: Ryan Elliott - Julia Govor .., Flash, Washington DC Jul 06 ^Xpansions V.1.., Ex Fabrica de Harina Anden Tacuba, Mexico City Jul 12 Bass Coast Festival 2019, TBA - Vancouver, Vancouver Jul 12 Ryan Elliott (All Night Long), StereoBar, Montreal Jul 13 Ryan Elliott, public records, New York Jul 17 Theo Kottis presents: Beautiful.., La Terrrazza, Barcelona Jul 19 Blitz with Claire Morgan, Ryan Elliot, Ze.., BLITZ, Munich Jul 25 Afterlife, Hï Ibiza, Ibiza Jul 27 Onder De Radar Festiv.., Vliegbasis Twenthe, Other regions Aug 03 We Still Believe Shoreditch Stre.., Clifton Street, London Aug 07 Sziget Festival 2019, Obudai Island, Budapest Aug 30 Field Maneuvers 2019, TBA - London, London Aug 31 Back to the Woods Fe.., Garching-Forschungszentrum, Munich Sep 14 Draaimolen Festival 2019, MOB Complex, Other regions