In March 2016, IMPALA launched a monthly feature to put the spotlight on Europe’s most inspiring young independent labels.
The final edition included six young labels. It started in Norway with Jansen Plateproduksjon, before heading to Croatia with LAA. We then visited Transgressive Records from the United Kingdom, Machete from Italy and Own Records in Luxembourg. Finally, you met the American label nominated by our US sister organisation A2IM, Innovative Leisure which received the Young Label Spotlight Award during the A2IM Libera Awards on June 16th in New York.
Check out the FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN playlists:
Each label curated three songs from its own repertoire to share on a monthly FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN playlist.
March’s playlist by Porridge Bullet, I Love You Records, S1 Warsaw, Despotz Records and Soliti.
April’s playlist by A Tree in a Field Records, Eskimo Recordings, Tambourhinoceros, NØ FØRMAT! and Egység Média.
May’s playlist by Omnichord Records, CANADA Editorial, Lampshade Media, Monkeytown Records and Armada Music.
June’s playlist with Jansen Plateproduksjon, LAA, Transgressive Records, Machete, Own Records and Innovative Leisure.
Here is a video of Midem’s panel with Egység Média, Omnichord Records, Despotz Records, Eskimo Recordings and moderated by Tim Ingham from The Independent Echo:
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