We just found out a new extraordinary project.
A new surprising reissue label run by two young kids in London.
We had the pleasure to talk with Will Bradbury and Alastair Brook.
"We started the label to indulge in our shared interest in the development of music and in particular, the influence of technology and electronic instruments on popular music.
Will have worked in music for nearly 10 years and run another dance-focused label called Control Freak Recordings, whilst Alastair is a historian by training and serious record collector - we grew up together in Hong Kong and have always shared a lot of music with each other, so this project is almost a continuation of that.
Our vision for the label is very broad - We really admire labels like Stroom, Music From Memory etc, which seem to have no fixed genre or sound but some thread which links everything together, as well as a high level of care and attention to telling the story of each release.
It's a very personal project, so we are taking it one release at a time.
All we are hoping to do with the reissues is give releases a new lease of life and introduce them to a new audience. I would love to release some new music too in the near future.
My favourite aspect of doing this is definitely the pleasure of working with each artist. We've been able to meet all of them in person on at least one occasion (even Janos & Mark Pan American when they were over from Hungary / the US respectively). It's been much easier than working with artists who haven't had a career yet, who haven't had their ego's tamed yet.
I think everyone has commented on how young we are, finding it surprising that a pair of 20-somethings are interested in the music they were making 30 years ago.
Behind the scenes too it's been great to get to utilise Frank Merritt (The Carvery), who's studio is incredible and approach as a mastering engineer is unparalleled. "