“Two-headed Soul and Rhythm & Blues label based in Seine Saint-Denis, France.
Musicians, DJs, Diggers and Soul musiclovers, LudovicBors and ChrisThomas decide to run a label on a 60s US model: most of the records are composed, recorded, produced and played by the label crew. They’ve built their own live and rough sound with analog only live recordings”.
Radio Krimi's pick: The Supertights - The Supertights
“Underdog Records is a french alternative Label based in Paris. Underdog Records philosophy is to promote new artists, mixing various styles : reggae and electro, hip-hop and soul, and rerelease some treasures of the ’70s”.
“A label, a brand, a moving force with a life of its own that is larger than life. Founded at the close of the last century, Ropeadope has taken the path never traveled, always following the music where it wants to go. From historically significant records with celebrity names to completely unknown artists, Ropeadope has crossed boundaries and defied music business logic to create a truly unique company that continues to release great records”.
Radio Krimi's pick: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Axiom
“Re-issues, compilations or contemporary bands, MaAuLa seeks out nuggets from the past and present with record collectors or contemporary bands who reclaim world music repertoires to create original compositions – Exotic music for exotic people”.
“Trad Vibe records started in Paris in 2005 when two friends and open minded musicians decided to set up a label that would mainly focus on vinyl releases. In times when Serato and other midi controllers dominated the dj booths and when vinyl record sales were experiencing a major downturn, this endevour did not look like an easy bet”.
“For a decade now, Samy Ben Redjeb’s seminal Analog Africa label has been unearthing the best in both explosive foot-shufflers and hypnotic sauntering treasures from Africa. -The future of music happened decades ago”.
Radio Krimi's pick: Various - La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980