Music + Freshly Squeezed @ Margin London + August 2010
Freshly Squeezed Music is a Brighton-based, UK independent record label and publisher.
Evolved from the seminal London club night, Club Montepulciano that ran for over 11 years (and was described as a “clubland institution” by the Evening Standard and as one of the “things you have to do before you can call yourself a real Londoner” by Time Out). Having pioneered the emerging Lounge, Cabaret and Burlesque scenes through out the 90s, when the sound and style went mainstream, setting up a label seemed an obvious step.
Featuring the best contemporary lounge music from a collection of forward-looking international artists, the label also released the debut album from the clubs resident DJ, Lemon.
In 2005, when the club retired (while still going strong) Freshly Squeezed was created to broaden the roster while releasing a second artist album from Lemon and music from The Voodoo Trombone Quartet, The Pinker Tones and Foxglov.
With eclectic and excitingly individual artists such as Don Air, Dodo, Stereo De Luxe, Lodekka and more now putting material out on the label, and “landmark” (Mixmag) compilations like White Mink : Black Cotton, indie-chart success, an MTV Dance top ten, the Eclectrik label sampler nominated one of the “best records of the year” (Bearded Magazine), Freshly Squeezed continues to find fresh, quirky and original new music that is both underground but accessible. “Future cult classics” said The Independent.
In addition, after a run of high-profile synch licensing successes, 2007 saw the launch of a sister publishing company. During the first year, their music accompanied several major Hollywood films (including Knocked Up and The Heartbreak Kid), sound-tracked numerous TV shows, most notably Ugly Betty (many times over), became an MTV theme tune, and appeared in many house-hold name ads. Tracks have also appeared in games like LittleBIGplanet on the SONY PlayStation…
So if you think you havent heard the music of Freshly Squeezed, think again.www.margin.tv