Terranova , Stereo MC’s and Kompakt Records present
A Label For Contemporary Electronic Soul Music
The Berlin producer and iconic Brixton group launch new venture
Firm friends and confidantes since their days working at independent label Gee Street in the ’90s, Fetisch, better known as Berlin’s Terranova Dj & Producer, and renowned Brixton group Stereo MC’s are redefining their musical relationship with the launch of their highly anticipated new imprint ‘connected’.
After the recent success of their collaborative Kompakt single ‘Tell Me Why’, the crew realized the potential in their collaboration and ‘Connected’ was born.
“Connected is an entity where we can do anything we feel, make cool packaging, put other people’s records out, do great merchandise. It’s a concept for how we always saw all the labels we’ve both been involved in. We just wanted to do something we had control over we could call our own, and try to take to a good place” says Stereo Mc’s Rob Birch.
Distributed by Cologne’s leading electronic label Kompakt, the focus of the new label will be quality: vinyl releases as well as digital, distinctive artwork ,videos , clothes & shows .and a means of combining and cultivating the tastes that the musicians share.
“As the whole thing develops, it opens up other possibilities for other records we want to put out. Under that umbrella, there’s all those possibilities. If people can get into the concept of the label, then everything becomes a collectable thing, that is part of it. I think there are still people around who want to do that, they want to get involved in music, they want something they can get their teeth into and really love.” Add Stereo Mc’s Nick Hallam.
The labels first release is due out on 4th December and will be a new collaboration between Terranova and Stereo MC’s, and further down the line, an album — and tracks from other like-minded artists.
And as for the musical manifesto? Terranova’s Fetisch adds – “Uniting the classic with the future, like good science fiction movies. The slick ones are always boring, but things like Blade Runner, that’s always the most exciting to me. We’re trying to create something that is unique is how we met, with an equality of how something should sound, this is what we wanna pick up on.Kompakt is giving us the Freedon and Structure to move forward ” The writing’s on the wall… .”