Originally an extension of the niche web-'zine, somethinkblue, independent Berlin/London based record label somethinksounds has during its short space of time in our record stores, vinyl collections and music libraries, undoubtedly explored and evolved to continuously embrace a wide pallet of electronic music. While somethinksounds forthcoming compilation "My love For You Is Analogue" includes remixes ranging up to 3 years old, the selections highlight the labels timeless qualities. We're by no means insisting that a digital love would have been any less endearing, but "My Love For You Is Analogue" with it's undiluted list of remixes sets an impressively wide perspective in a unique musical territory.
A glance through the impressive track listing includes remixes lifted from successful 12's such as Bwana "Baby Let Me Finish" and Black Orange Jucie "Back of My Car" shows that the core elements of the label are deep in garage, house and electronic territory alike, structured around attention grabbing vibes that have over the last three years fuelled the labels development leading to a variety of support of Jamie Jones to Giles Peterson.
Here you can expect melancholic deep house in conversation with the larger than life vocals that sit proudly beside traditional garage rhythms. Retrospective of its catalogue, Somethinksounds significant and unadulterated senualism of how music should be presented and ultimately consumed was clearly captured during the guy's early Leeds days on the underground party circuit.
ThewilfulexcessesoftheirwildSundaydaytimepartiesthatwerethrownshapedtheattitudeofthelabelsexistencetoday.TheseattitudeshavecontinuedthemlkededicatedtravelcompanionstoallcornersoftheglobeincludinglabeleventsinBrazil,Croatia,HollandandGermany.Asalabelisitadvisabletooccupythe notablycreativespacesomewherebetweenthe linesofthoughtfulelectronicsandclassicdancefloorfocusedclubjams?Well,thelabelshonestenthusiasmandinspirational directionofit'sA&Rhavecreatedacatalogueofgenreblends,soulfulmechanicsallwithapowerfulgrooveneverfaraway.Now"MyLoveForYouIs Analogue"asacollection continuesandcelebratesit'ssterlingassociationwithqualityproductions.2Somethinksoundsunwaveringcommitmenttoartistdevelopment hasseenanarrayofproductiontalentestablishthemselvesaskeyplayersonthescenetoday.Retrospectivelysomethinksoundshavesignedexceptionalexciting talentintheformofbands,bassconnoisseursandbedroomproducersalike,butisn'titabitofacontradictionforsuchadistinctivelyforwardthinkingimprint withacloserelationship withvariety,totrycuddlingolderrecordsupinnewpackaging?LabelFoundersKazimKazimKazimandAndy Lemay explain:"Theysay3isthemagicnumber, and so much has happened in thelast three years. We've worked with so many amazing artists, built incredible relationships, championed great talent and been to some amazing places. The timing feels right, it feels like we're about to move into the next phase of our journey, so much more incredible talent and music to put out, it seems only right to have a recap of whats happened and decontextualise the label"
Much of the fluid and harmonious crossover gems that have successfully made it past the labels tight quality control and smoothly surface have catered for a funky palate with charismatic originals and timeless reinterpretations. Assembled contributors and close labels friends including Luky Paul, Bwana and Black Orange Juice have helped somethinksounds carve out a vibrant niche, adding to to sprightly identity and eclecticism presented here with "My Love For You Is Analogue"