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Label runner Andrez, has music under the name Little Nobody- check this
Here’s 2 songs – listen
1. How has your label direction developed over time?
Wow. Well, it’s been 15 years since we started; back in 1995 the artists we loved and respected were usually using real Roland TB-303s or Devilfish mods of same, along with stacks of analogue rack-mounted gear. These days most of our people are digital-based and using laptops, which makes live gigs a helluva lot easier.
Additionally 15 years ago we were mostly CD-based, living in Australia, whereas these days we’re exploring vinyl (still) and digital. CDs have gone the way of the dinosaur.
While a lot of people are complaining about the new medium, digital itself gives us a lot of freedom to release more experimental stuff – which traditionally doesn’t sell well – thanks to the extremely minimal overheads.
2. Tell us a little about your artists..
We work with a lot of people, and most of them are – first and foremost – producers whose music we really dig, and also they’re good mates. It’s vital to work with people you actually like. We’ve continued to do stuff for years with Australians like Steve Law (Zen Paradox), Isnod and Son Of Zev, and more recently with some cool Melbourne-based people such as Ben Mill (Bitch Shift), Koda, Enclave, Alkan, Craig McWhinney, and Kultrun.
We also have some great Japanese cats we’re dabbling with, chief among these Toshiyuki Yasuda, DJ Wada (Co-Fusion), Takashi Watanabe (DJ Warp), Cut Bit Motorz, and Tatsuta Oe (Captain Funk).
Then there’re Luke’s Anger, Dave Tarrida, Justin Berkovi, E383, Si Begg, Dead Agenda, BCR Boys, Jason Leach, James Ruskin and the Dead Channel crew in the UK, Jammin’ Unit in Germany, and other internationals like Wyndell Long, Paul Birken, Bas Mooy, Steve Stoll, Patrick Pulsinger, Bill Youngman, etc, etc.
I also do stuff myself under aliases like Little Nobody, Funk Gadget, Nana Mouskouri’s Spectacles, DJ Fodder, and a swag of others.
I guess that’s not a little… that’s a LOT. Sorry!
3. What is the electronic scene like in your part of Tokyo/Melbourne?
It’s absolutely brilliant, and is one of the reasons I’ve lingered here for almost 9 years now. There are some cool large clubs, but I like the smaller venues where you can catch people like Ben Pest and the Ninja Tune crew, plus locals like the TTAK Collective. There are great live acts here like Hifana and Toshiyuki Yasuda, and often the best gigs are by people you’ve never heard of and never see again.
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