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Label Profile: Fresh Selects’ Rousing, Soulful Beats

Fresh Selects, the brainchild of Kenny Fresh, is a forward-thinking record label that’s home to a universe of genres. What started as a taste-making blog in 2008 became a record label in 2013, and continues to cement its status as a home for progressive soul and electronic music with each new release.  1,769 more words

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Label Profile: PRAH Recordings

PRAH Recordings artists. From the left: Bryce Hackford, Oliver Coates, Tim Etchells & Aisha Orazbayeva, Suokas.

It makes sense that the story of PRAH Recordings is steeped in mystery. 2,202 more words

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Wharf Cat Records’ Art-Punk Aesthetic

Doug Warner, Leland Drake, and Trip Warner.

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Wharf Cat Records’ office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY is that it feels like a home. 961 more words

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Rice is Nice and Sydney's Eclectic Indie Scene

Rice is Nice

The story of Sydney, Australia label Rice is Nice begins simply, just like the stories of a lot of small labels: its two founders—Julia Wilson and Ben Shackleton—launched the company in 2008 after spending years working in other parts of the music industry. 893 more words

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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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