Thursday, 6 January 2011


2010 was a strong year for a lot of people, it also unearthed a treasure trove of new artists and interesting tasters available in cyberspace for the price of your curiosity. Judging by the glut of free music over the festive period alone (Addison Groove’s ‘Footcrab VIP’, Numan’s free album and Skream’s collated Freeizm series) this year should well prove to be just as big for many artists and developing imprints. TAKE Records are an outfit we’ve taken a shine to recently, we profiled one of their artists, James Fox back in January of last year, and we’re happy to tell you that they themselves have uploaded a free EP featuring 4 tracks from upcoming TAKE artists.

“With the free EP we basically wanted to give a little taster of what the label is about, and to remove the obstacle of price so that curious folk could easily find out,” label man Rick Grant told us. “We like to think the package showcases our preference for deep, (hopefully) exciting music, whatever the genre, our desire to unearth and develop new talent (Colo, for example, had never released a record prior to this project), and a passion to present the material in a cohesive and consistently desirable way.”

“In terms of what's next for TAKE, the fourth release will be an EP from Jack Dixon and Robin Card, and should be available within the next couple of months. We're really pleased to have Jack involved with the label - we feel he has the potential to make a bit of a name for himself in 2011, and he's a sterling chap to boot. That aside, we would dearly love to put on some sort of label night - we've had such an incredible spread of artists involved so far that it would be amazing to try and get them all under one roof.”

DOWNLOAD: V/A – EP 1 [TAKE] (DL will start automatically)


1. Colo - Twentysix
2. James Fox - Found A Way
3. Jack Dixon - Wrong Number
4. Mr Lager - Singularity


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