The Independent Label Market (ILM) will return to London this summer, marking its tenth anniversary on 10th July 2021 at Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
Founded in 2011 out of Soho's Berwick Street market, the organisation has since expanded to events across the world, forging close ties to more than 600 imprints in the process. The UK capital's 2020 edition was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Loraine James will release a new album via Hyperdub in June.
Titled ‘Reflection’, James’ new album follows her 2019 breakthrough LP ‘For You & I’, which DJ Mag crowned as its favourite release of that year.
Set for release in June, the album was made in the summer of 2020, and is described as “a turbulent expression of inner-space”, and examines the experience of the past year from the perspective of a young, queer Black woman.
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The follow-up to lead single 'You', 'Blue to Black' is the latest track to be taken from 'In Blue' by Kevin Richard Martin and Berlin-based, American producer/vocalist Felicia Chen. Stream the single and watch a brief visual clip below.
North London-based producer and artist Loraine James is releasing another record on Hyperdub, the EP 'Nothing'.
With four tracks in total, the release promises shifting moods and emotions, tracking an arc from a low mood to a moment of clarity.
After publicly reaching out for collaborators who complement the feelings of her instrumentals, the record sees James working with Uruguayan singer and producer Lila Tirdo a Violeta, Farsi language rapper Tardast, and HTRK frontwoman Jonnine Standish.
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“In my high school class, I was the only person that was openly against the regime,” says Nazar. His family fled Angola for Belgium before he was born: his father, a general in the opposition army, was targeted by the Angolan regime during the civil war. Growing up in Belgium, he was seduced by electronic music. When he and his family moved back to Angola, to be reunited with his father, they faced a different reality.
Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share for all sales this Friday 20th March, between midnight and midnight PST, in support of artists.
The online music store and platform will not be taking any cut from purchases made, in turn offering a bigger payout to record labels and their artists.
Kode 9's imprint Hyperdub has also promised to give 100% of March sales on Beatport directly to artists, and has recommended buying this Friday.
Hyperdub will give 100% of Bandcamp sales directly to the artists impacted by coronavirus this month.
The London label, run by Kode 9, made the announcement this afternoon via Twitter. The post also encouraged fans to make the most of Bandcamp's own offer to waive fees this Friday 20th March, which will further add to what artists take home.