This may well be the worst kept secret in the history of music: this June, Bedmo Disco will be launching its own digital label. Or, technically speaking, two digital labels. Let us explain.
For a while we’ve been considering starting up another label. Some years back we released two 12s of re-edits under the Pointless Edits moniker. Both sold out, but we never really pushed on with that and put out more releases. This was partly a financial decision – making records is an expensive business, after all – but partly because we didn’t have enough material – either from ourselves or others – to really justify putting out more 12s. After all, what’s the point of putting out mediocre or substandard music for the sake of it? Plenty of labels do it, but we didn’t want to fall into that trap.
That’s not to say that we went off the idea of putting out music. We’ve talked about setting up a digital-only label for some time, but we always held back as we thought the time wasn’t right. After talking to friends and contacts within the scene, getting given some great music and, crucially, being more on the ball with production ourselves, we decided last month that we’d take the plunge.
We’ll be running two labels: Bedmo Disco Records and Boogie Down Bedmo Records. The first, the main label, will release all sorts, much of it disco-related. The latter, meanwhile, will be a home for hip-hop in all its forms – and related musical wonkiness.
The first release on Bedmo Disco Records is due mid June, and comes from our good friend Cosmic Boogie. It’s his first digital release, and will feature five (count ‘em) classy re-edits. Four of these will be on an EP (three of which can be bought individually – the fourth will be a bonus for those who buy the whole EP), with the fifth being given away free of charge. You’ll be able to buy Bedmo Disco releases on Juno and Chemical to start with, though we envisage adding more stockists over time.
You can listen to tracks from the Cosmic Boogie EP on the Soundcloud player below. The second release on Bedmo Disco will be a three-tracker from ourselves (as Bedmo Disco, or maybe Thumbs Aloft – we’ve not decided yet), whilst the first Bedmo Beats release will be an extended EP featuring hip-hop tracks from a variety of producers and MCs.
We’re on the look out for material to release, so if you think you’ve got something we’ll be interested in, get in touch!