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Instant Classic Records: Into the Wild

Maciek Stankiewicz. Photo by Łukasz Jaszak

Over the five short years since it was established, Kraków-based independent label Instant Classic has become one of the most important labels in Poland. 1,281 more words

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Label Profile: Brave Wave

Mohammed Taher

As a child, Mohammed Taher’s favorite video game was Captain Tsubasa, a text-based soccer title based on a famous Japanese cartoon. “I really loved the music,” he says. 1,251 more words

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Label Profile: Dualtone Records

As an indie label based out of Nashville, Dualtone’s catalog tends to favor the musical styles that dominate the city. Classic country, folk, and the singer-songwriter tradition, are all represented, but the artists and bands on the label’s roster don’t stick to those categories as a hard and fast rule. 1,671 more words

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A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful World of Ipecac Recordings

Ipecac Records, the label founded by musical polymath Mike Patton and his manager Greg Werckman in the late ’90s, has one defining rule: keep things interesting. 2,019 more words

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Label Profile: Dream Catalogue

“A lot of the most intriguing demos I get are sent from some obscure email address, and the whole message will be mysterious, with just a random link at the end to a music file.” —HKE… 1,891 more words

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Hausu Mountain's Larval Vibe

“It’s like if video games had flesh—like, if you played them on an analog flesh console.”—Doug Kaplan

If the Chicago label Hausu Mountain hadn’t spent the last four years building a formidable catalog of oddball electronic music, they could just as easily have turned heads as visionary graphic designers. 1,800 more words

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Labels We Love: Foundation Channel

This piece appeared in XLR8R Magazine.

Labels We Love: Foundation Channel

For this imprint’s roster of music makers, it all begins with dub. Bonus: Exclusive download of an unreleased track. 1,447 more words