New series here at CubikMusik again as we try and provide readers with some label profiles to compliment the sounds. We will only cover the labels we like.
First off is Skint, home to many great artists such as Goose, Kidda and Fatboy Slim.
Based n Brigthon, England and started by JC Reid and Tim Jeffery, Skint, along with Wall of Sound, were the leaders in the big beat sound that came about around the mid-90's. Since then the label has broadened it's horizons to include some great house sounds (X-Press 2) and singer/songwriter tunes that just blow me away (Lucky Jim).
On their debut album 'Bring It On', Goose create dance music with ferocious metal teeth. Buzzsaw synthesisers, sternum-shaking drums and electric shock riffs combine to make something that is aggressive as it is compulsively danceable. Songs like singles 'Black Gloves' and 'British Mode' show a state-of-the-art rock band making music like a DJ plays a set, with breakdowns, building tensions and ecstatic release.
Download some Goose @ Skint here (registration required)
My favourite artist on Skint has to be Kidda who has been featured on CubikMusik before wth his amazing track, All I Need.
Strong on cut-up, soulful vocals, afro-funky percussive rhythms, bugged out synths and playful moods, Kidda sounds is definitely refreshing and with the debut album including vocal contributions from Gary from Snow Patrol, Pyhco Les from Beatnuts soon to be big rapper Lo Max and Blak Twang amongst others it's sure to grab peoples attention
Download Kidda @ Skint here (registration required)
You can also expect, in the near future an 'Under the Influence with....Kidda' post. Can't wait.
Buy from Skint Records.
Cheers to Dave from Skint for some new sounds and for Kidda (and his manager) for working with me.