Aus Music the record label founded by Simple Records Will Saul and Ninja Tune’s Fink turn’s 10 next month, and to celebrate they are hosting a series of events throughout April and May around the UK where you can see a number of the biggest and best artists from the label. The label is hot on the scene, with new releases premièring weekly and shows from artists hitting NTS, BBC, and Rinse regularly.
An essential component of the UK’s dance scene over the last decade, we can thank Aus Music for introducing us to, and producing tracks from some of the hugest names on the scene today including Bicep, Joy Orbison, Huxley, Midland and many more. For Aus Music’s London event Will Saul brings his imprint to XOYO for a big celebration to mark ten years in the game. The lineup is yet to be announced and they’re keen to keep us guessing, I predict Bicep, Midland, Will Saul, Tom Demac and Joy Orbison. Any guesses?
Get your tickets for 10 Years of Aus Music at XOYO here.
Aus was one of the first record labels I can remember being extremely fond of and I will still find old playlists full of the array of massive hits that Dusky, one of my favourite duos to date have released as EP’s on Aus Music. Think ‘Careless‘, ‘What I never Knew‘, ‘Atone‘. So to celebrate I’ve created a playlist of my top 10 Aus Music Tracks, take a listen below.
XOYO hosted its first PC Music night last night and what a success it was. The atmosphere from the get go was incredible, smiling faces bouncing around as much in time as they could attempt to to the fast and disjointed electronic sounds of Danny L Harle and A.G Cook.
I along with my friend found ourselves giggling as soon as we entered room 1 of the club just at the ridiculousness of the sounds of PC filling up such a commercial London club and at what was an almost out of this world experience that is hard to describe without mentioning the likeliness to a happy hardcore rave. Perhaps one of the most eccentric underground music scenes in London at the moment, yet we were all there for the same reason… there was a strange sense of unity you don’t often get from techno nights.
The Princess of PC Hannah Diamond made and appearance as the special guest and heightened the atmosphere even more, promptly followed by Kane West who changed the tempo from the more extreme experimental sounds of PC that to a more bass filled dancey vibe. The crowd were in full swing and yellow foam letters were flying around the room.
Unlike many other music genres and the repetitive slump that can be easy to fall into, it was strange and refreshing to end the night on the same level we started with, we left on a high and with the feeling we had really experienced something!
PC Music is a very aquired taste. Like marmite you will either love it or you hate it (or like me it might grow on you over time).
It is a fairly new record label and music collective that is available to listen to for free on soundcloud. I would describe the sounds of PC Music as almost like a blast from the past, think childhood theme songs and television adverts for wacky toys, it feels silly but that’s what I love about it. The artists within the collective such as Hannah Diamond and Danny L Harle create a futuristic sound, it has been described as “the future of pop”, however is very different in its make up. An internet only creation with a obsession for all things pink and pop and with a Windows 1999 Aesthetic. It is the sound of happy hardcore, rapid beats and girly vocals with a childish feeling that may leave you laughing at the end of a song.
XOYO club in London Is hosting its first PC Music event night on Wednesday 18th November. If you are in to PC music then this is a night you would not want to miss, I will be there!
You can check out the collective here, their most popular tracks will be features at the top of the stream https://soundcloud.com/pcmus
If you love it… or hate it, let me know what you think!