Francesca Lombardo Releases ‘Upper Hour’ EP
Francesca Lombardo makes a welcome return to Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint with her new Upper Hour EP, featuring three original tracks, ‘Upper Hour’, ‘Django’ & ‘Housewives’. Buy LEFT066 digitally via Beatport now.
Juan Atkins Signing
We are delighted to announce our latest addition to Blue Raincoat Artists, Juan Atkins. Known alongside Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May as one of the Belleville Three, Atkins’ place in the history of dance music is unparalleled, heralded internationally as ‘The Originator’, one of the founding fathers of techno.
First producing in the mid 80’s under monikers Model 500 and Cybertron, Atkins achieved timeless hits with ‘No UFO’s’ & ‘Clear’. His momentum and development has endured ever since, seen in the sheer quality and breadth of his discography, including seminal works with Moritz von Oswald as Borderland.
Let’s Eat Grandma Q Awards Nomination
Congratulations to Norwich’s own experimental duo, Let’s Eat Grandma, who have been nominated for Q Magazine’s Best Breakthrough Act award. This follows the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, I Gemini, out now on Transgressive Records. Best of luck to the pair, who are up against the likes of Blossoms, Jack Garratt & Christine And The Queens.
Kevin Saunderson Releases ‘Into The Future’
SLO NTS Radio Show
South London Ordnance has joined NTS Radio for a monthly residency. Shows will go out on Mondays and fall under the Signal Boost banner seen in previous SLO left-field mixes.
Jack McManus Song Features On The Shires Album
‘Desperate’, written by Blue Raincoat Songs’ own Jack McManus has made it onto the second album of country duo, The Shires, entitled My Universe. The UK two-piece have found a new home with Big Machine, the Nashville-based label; a signing secured off the back of what was the fastest selling UK Country LP in history.
Martin Craft Signing
We are very pleased to announce Martin Craft as the latest Blue Raincoat Songs’ signing. Usually recording under the name M. Craft, his third and latest album, Blood Moon, was recently released on Heavenly Recordings. Martin also has many lauded co-write’s under his belt, including material with Kristina Train, Lissie & Empire of the Sun
The Belleville Three Signing
We are thrilled to announce that The Belleville Three are our latest Blue Raincoat Artist’s signing. Emerging from the illustrious city of Detroit and consisting of Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, they are famed for creating techno, as the 80s came to a close.
Friends at Belleville High School and mutually inspired by the synthesis of Kraftwerk and The Electrifying Mojo’s funk, soul and disco records, they began what is now a global phenomenon.
Revered on an individual basis as musicians and DJs, their impressive back catalogues, spanning a variety of aliases, demonstrates a true commitment to innovation, constantly breathing new life into the scene they fostered and sustaining their relevance within it.
Francesca Lombardo Releases ‘Remembrance’ EP
Francesca Lombardo’s latest outing, the Remembrance EP, has landed on her very own Echo imprint. Gracing her label for the second time with its third release, she delivers a stunning two-tracker, ‘Remembrance’, backed with ‘Never Too Far’. ECHOE003 is available digitally through Beatport and on vinyl here.
Chrysalis Records Acquisition
We are delighted to announce that Blue Raincoat has taken over full ownership of the iconic British independent label, Chrysalis Records.
Our deal will see Chrysalis co-founder Chris Wright CBE, reunited with his legendary label. We are thrilled to have Chris as part of our Blue Raincoat team, returning as Non Executive Chairman of the Chrysalis record business 27 years after selling the company to EMI.
The impressive Chrysalis roster includes The Specials, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, Ten Years After, Debbie Harry, Fun Boy Three, Ultravox, Generation X, the Two Tone label and much more. Our aim is to bring back the true spirit of independent music to the industry and make Chrysalis a new home for many established artists to sit alongside the incredible acts we already have.
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