Unleash pres. Life & Death Label Showcase - London, Saturday, 10-11-2012

Words by: Kristan Caryl
Posted: 15/10/12 7:57

Unleash pres. Life & Death Label Showcase - London, Saturday, 10-11-2012In 2010, after growing tired of the more overtly generic output of the contemporary scene DJ tennis – a long time music obsessive and producer - decided to collect all of his musical works and, along with Thugfuckers Greg Oreck, started a new techno and pop label called Life and Death.

Incredibly for a label that has only 6 releases to date, Life & Death already has quite the following. So too does it have a well defined sound that leans on darkened pop as much as trippy house and r&b, with artists like DJ Tennis, Thugfucker and Tale of Us key to the operation.

Disco Gnome’ was the track that kicked it all off, and remains one of the most enduring releases of recent years with its yearning vocals and shimmering keys.

DJ Tennis, AKA Manfredi Romano is one of the main brains behind the operation, and the man behind one of the label’s only two release in 2012, namely the sultry and seductive ‘Make it Good’ with killer remixes from, in particular, Ryan Elliotand Larry Heard.

Now stretching its legs and reaching outside the inner circle somewhat, the label has also released and EP from Canadian producer/label outfit My Favourite Robot with plans a foot for more artists like Christian Loffler, Ryan Crosson and Roland Appel (among others) all set to make their label debuts soon. And of course should they ever finish it, Tale of Us are forever promising a debut LP of their own.

As such, what better time to have a first label showcase in London at, of course, a thus far secret and unannounced London warehouse, on November 10th. As well as music form the main acts, we are promised some mind-bending visuals and tons of extra production elements, all of which fit in with the labels penchant for the psychedelic, cosmic and celestial.

Brought to you by esteemed London promoters unleash, the headliners include the aforementioned Tale of Us and DJ Tennis, Hunter/Game, plus Clockwork, another Italian duo who have released their own sultry and sexy brand of vocal heavy, pop tinged house and disco on labels like Hot Creations amongst others.

Their recent and unreleased work such as: a No.19 EP for Jonny White’s prestigious label, Ali Love’s Different Morals remix on Southern Fried Records, DJ T.’s Get Physical remix and their remix for Avatism on Souvenir Records has demonstrated musical versatility and innovation aiming to reach and explore new grounds pushing the boundaries further and further each time.


Unleash presents Life & Death Label Showcase
London Venue TBA
Saturday, 10th November 2012 - 10 pm - 7 am
Tale Of Us
DJ Tennis
3D visual & live AV set courtesy of PrickImage

To get in the mood, check this preview video over on vimeo

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