The netlabel tracker continues its endless quest in search of quality netlabels that are active and innovative. I’m concentrating hard to spread the tracker across as many genres as possible and encompasses music with acoustic guitars as much as synthesized beeps and booms. After homing in on a particular label & genre I squeeze every last bit out of my Internet connection amassing the collections of quality and free music that are on offer. So far I’ve happily filled 10Gb of my hard drive with netaudio, no credit card needed to ride this train!
This week my Rhythmbox has been happily coasting through gems from Random Access Recordings. A Detroit based netlabel concentrating on quality house & techno. The first title was released in January, 2006 and label managers Marcus & Kathy Watkins have been busy releasing netaudio and commercial releases ever since. They’re in the game for the love and respect of music and this become blatantly obvious as soon as you start listening. Deep, dubby, minimal tech is their speciality. Each release is expressive and has a character of it’s own. It’s fantastic to discover quality minimal techno from a crew who believes in the music, in each other, and in themselves.
Until next time, happy listening.