Relish Recordings + Aug 11
Margin was pleased to welcome Relish Recordings who provided the sounds of the August 2011 exhibition, as well as a limited-edition CD exclusively for visiting buyers and press featuring tracks from their roster of great artists +
Established in 2001 by Headman, Relish Recordings was at the forefront of the nu disco movement alongside contemporaries DFA Records and Kitsuné +
Celebrating 10 years strong in 2011, Relish Recordings provided the Soundtrack to the 21st edition of Margin in August 2011 as well as a Limited- Edition CD featuring past, current, & future releases, selected by Headman himself +
In 2001 Insinna set up his own imprint, Relish Records. The label first functioned as the home to the Manhead alter ego, whose sound predated the current Balearic revival by years. Over the years the sound stayed on that tip, while expanding to show Robi’s diverse taste.
First signing was Dutch duo David Gilmour Girls who bring an unlikely combination of raw disco, krautrock and progrock. The pairing between Relish and DGG proved to be a lasting relation: they released 4 singles and one full length album – ‘Vultures’ in 2007. Another duo has also been a household name in the Relish catalouge. Italy’s Franz & Shape released several singles and one full album of their dark electro sound on the label. The label’s profile was broadened further by acts like Nemesi and Canadian punk discorap wunderkind Don Cash.
Robi’s scouting has proved to be a quality stamp in other ways too – being the first to release singles from Australian rave monsters Riot in Belgium (La Musique) and Frenchman Yuksek. Both have been later quickly picked up by labels like Kitsuné. Signings over the years include C90s, JR Seaton and Tape To Tape. But not only new acts had been released through Relish Records, legendary artists like Ex-Liquid Liquid Dennis Young and A Certain Ratio had been given the opportunity to put out new material. And underground synth-pop cult heroes The Units from San Francisco had their “High Pressure Days” from 1979 re-released on Relish in 2009.
In 2010 the label is still going strong – finally Headman himself released his fourth album on Relish Records: ‘1923’ is a truly astonishing album that features guest appearances by Katrina Noorbergen, Steve Mason (Ex-Beta Band) and the one and only Dieter Meyer of Yello and is a new high watermark for Robi’s talents.
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