We are very pleased to announce that our 55th release is out now! Jimmy Pé’s newest effort, ‘Fairy Tale EP’, is a short collection of glitched-out wonky originals from Jimmy, with 4 remixes from Je$u$, oddlogic, Mute Speaker, and Anthony Drawn!
The release is available on a donation basis (free included), but if you like what you hear, please throw us a couple bucks.
Also, be sure to check out the official video for the track ‘Don Barzini’!
And if you haven’t already, check out Jimmy’s previous OUTLIER release, ‘The Passengers’!
INTERVIEW BTWN ALEX (FOUNDER, ODDLOGIC) & VARIOUS MUSIC BLOG
Outlier recordings offer an innovative take on many well recognised genre’s of music. Its research dives into the many sonic realms from tranquil soundscapes to carefully crafted percussive sections formed of many textures. Find out what Outlier Recordings had to say:
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How did the label begin?
The label began in August 2010 as a means of self-publishing my own music, as well as a platform to publish, promote, and market creative, forward-thinking music that might otherwise slip through the cracks of the hype-riddled, buzz-laden music landscape of the post-Napster era. Also, I find the notion of alternative media/publishing to be deliciously subversive.
How has the label changed?
The label hasn’t changed much conceptually since its inception, however the musical output has changed significantly over time. Initially, OUTLIER RECORDINGS was designed to be a completely open-format label, releasing all kinds of different music. If you dig back to the first 10 or 15 releases, you’ll notice there isn’t really a discernible pattern, stylistically. There is some minimal techno type stuff, some very lo-fi experimental hip hop stuff, a folk record, some ambient IDM, some classic boom bap, and more stuff that’s all over the place. Then, in the middle of the catalog (around [OUT_16]-[OUT_36], there is a decidedly alt-hip hop (‘beat scene’) flavor that permeated the release schedule, with a few exceptions. However, I started to get tired of what seemed to me to be a constant repetition of similar musical ideas, and a lot of the demos I was being sent just sounded like decreasingly original regurgitations of the same musical tropes. So, alas OUTLIER RECORDINGS returns to its roots of musical diversity, with the newer releases covering a fairly wide breadth of musical styles and approaches- from the dusty, disjointed soundscapes of GRGDRZA’s ‘II’, to the glitch infused ambient IDM sensibilities of Woulg’s ‘Ghost’, to the rough, grinding minimal house and noise-play of AEØXØEA’s ‘ANOMIE |.|’, to the Latin-inspired post-dubstep of MATAS’ upcoming OUTLIER debut.
What are the labels plans for the future?
Well, I recently put in notice to leave my job as Product Manager at Tuff City Records with plans to move out of NYC to rural upstate NY to focus on running the label full time (again). In the past year, as my work responsibilities increased, I had less and less time and mental energy to devote to making music and running my own label due to a lot of accumulated stress and anxiety, so I’m ejecting myself from the buzz of the city for a while to kind of nurture my ‘artist brain’ and keep the focus where it ought to be- in creation- not in keeping up with the so-called rat race. I plan to get the release schedule back up to speed (we’ve had relatively few releases in the last year), increase our label’s reach and influence, rebuild a completely new website with a lot of new features and content, as well as focus more on making my own art. I plan on releasing a lot more music in the coming year, as well as experimenting more in other fields of creative work- namely writing and programming. So yes- expect good things from OUTLIER in 2014. We’ve had a rough patch the last year, but I feel a bounce-back coming.
The most recent release under the label?
The most recent release in the catalog is ‘Ghost’- Woulg’s third OUTLIER EP (excluding a remix EP). ‘Ghost’ was in the works for OUTLIER for nearly 2 years, if I can recall correctly. Of it, Woulg has said, “”Ghost is sort of a remix album. The process was to create a song and then remix it, and then remix the remix, and then remix that remix.. etc. Each song is the final stage of numerous sequential remixes that don’t appear on the album. I used a lot of reverbs, delays, and tape saturation to obscure sounds as they travelled forwards through the numerous iterations. This process is meant to imitate the way memories erode over time and the name alludes to the traces of past versions that can be heard in the final version.”
As far as upcoming releases are concerned, keep your eyes and ears open for new releases from MATAS, AEOXOEA, GRGDRZA, and myself in the coming months. We will also likely be releasing more Woulg in the near future. And who knows, we might even finally come out with OUTSOURCED Vol. 8!
Find Outlier Recordings at: Soundcloud
release name: I Mean, We Could EP
format /type: digital /EP
label: cadence collective
release date: 15 July 2013
genre: electronica, ambient, beats, downtempo
buy link: http://cadencecollective.bandcamp.com/album/i-mean-we-could-ep