Room With A View, Catblock, Guess, Mañana are just some of the labels sending us exciting news stories from around the world…
Hamburg’s Room With A View, a label which is conceived and curated by finetunes’ very own Phil Darimont, has been attracting plenty of attention world-wide for some time now. Already used securing regular features on prestigious and hard-fought outlets such as iTunes USA, as well as all the electronic specialists, in two short years Room With A View has become a respected label with a reputation for the highest quality. Australian blog Melbourne Deepcast recently conducted an in-depth interview with Phil aka ‘Dairmount’. Read about his vision and experiences with the label here.
Also impressing far away from home is Catblock Records, the new label co-venture between Favourite Recordings and the highly-respected French artist Onra. Catblock‘s very first release – Häzel’s ‘Playground‘ captured the attention of the iTunes Japan programmers, who gave the album a prominent feature in the Indie Spotlight section, as well as showcasing it in the “Staff’s Heavy Rotation” news. The release went on to outsell many of the world’s top R&B stars on iTunes Japan, meaning that Häzel’s international career is off to the best possible start…
Respected UK house label Guess Records also has some amazing international success to celebrate. The label, curated by respected producer Richard Earnshaw, has recently achieved a No1 airplay chart placing on South Africa’s leading radio station 5fm, thanks to Spiritchaser’s captivating vocal house hit ‘These Tears’.
Also picking up some international acclaim is Mañana Records. The Paris-based label is run by Eduardo Makaroff, Argentinian, one of the fundators of the famous trio Gotan Project. Mañana‘s recent release ‘Noche De Carnaval‘ by Juan Carlos Cáceres has been widely acclaimed and received particular praise from Germany’s respected monthly magazine Kulturnews, which named the record Jazz Record of the Month.
These are just a few of the amazing breakthroughs recently-achieved by finetunes labels – proving that independent music is healthier and more exciting than ever. Congratulations guys!