Matthew Herbert and Goldsmiths to create London-based label
British electronic-music aficionado, Matthew Herbert, is ready to unleash a new music label upon the UK, shacking up with Goldsmiths University. The aim is to release music that's come from the New Cross areas of London, giving the label its name, NX Records.
Matthew Herbert is a busy man, as of late, appointed Creative Director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (the folks responsible for the wibbly-wobbly goodness that is the Doctor Who theme tune, among other projects), as well as attending to the many side-projects he has developed as an electronic artist.
The label is due to launch on the 9th May, at the Southbank Centre. Until then have a listen to this mixtape posted to the label's SoundCloud page. Seems to be a good fit for Herbert, who will be taking on an advisory role within the label.
It's his follow-up to 2006's Scale. [read more]
Despite the constant criticism of the website, the layout and the programme release times, Field Day has always had moderate success because of its brilliant line ups. This year was no exception to any of the rules, with brilliant bands such as Phoenix, Caribouand Atlas Sound contrasted with the perennially difficult to use and read website, stages that were too small and too close and the problems with releasing the stage times (no one got the official programme before 9AM, thoug... (continued) [read more]
Björk commissioned to Matthew Herbert to remix 'Crystalline', and the results are ok. It's sort of hard to give a proper verdict as the quality on the youtube video isn't the greatest. [read more]