Most of the posts I write on this blog are a cross between ‘I love this track!’ and ‘something new is coming out from someone we love.’
Only once in a while do I write about a record label, and when I do it’s because everything they do is so fantastic that I cannot NOT give them credit any longer. It’s lovely when the label is the link across loads of great tracks, because you know where to look for more gems, and it reflects the excellent tastes of the label owner/founder.
That man is Lee Brinx, and yesterday his label Lower East released one of his own EPs, Over You, featuring remixes from Robert James and my current favourites WildKats (Lower East also released WildKats’ debut EP, Addict For You). The previous release was the excellent Kitchens and Bathrooms EP from Alexis Raphael, featuring remixes from Richy Ahmed and Lee Foss.
Lee Brinx, Cozzy D & Ed Kane (Kanio/Dexter Kane), launched the label in June 2010, with a release every month since, including their own notable numbers in the catalogue – namely Dexter Kane’s Dex Appeal on the From The Ground Up EP, and Cozzy D’s My Mistress on the Bit On The Side EP.
The White Isle, it seems, is to thank for this forward-thinking outlook, as Lee sites a trip to Ibiza over the Millenium as cementing the change from guitar bands to decks, and he started playing in clubs from the age of 17. Now based in East London he is a resident at Creche, the infamous Sunday parties at 93 Feet East, Queen of Hoxton and other venues with open space. The next is ‘The Big One’ with Jamie Jones and Kerri Chandler on 9 October at a secret location from noon until midnight.
It’s a little bit of sunshine on the rooftops of Lower East London.
Buy Over You here.