About 8 years ago I watched my favorite local record label call it quits, leaving me with no home for my music. Along with two other artists from the defunct collective, I started my own label to carry on the spirit and the vibe. I remember hanging out late one night with @luiferreyra, trying to figure out what to call our new endeavor. After throwing words around for hours we landed on Plastic Sound Supply - the first of the three words describing the amorphous nature of the music that we purveyed. Mostly local, fairly experimental, and with some foundation of electronic production throughout, our sound crosses genres that both attract and repel our audiences as each release takes a divergant route. We've managed to put out 3-4 releases per year for the past 7 years - each a significant labor of love for all involved. We've won local awards and have ended up in publications around the world, but our common bond is that we disband from trends to make music that we want to hear. It's certainly not a recipe for mainstream success, but that's not our goal.
Today is one of those rare days that I get to present a new sound, and this day belongs to Drop Logik, a longtime friend of mine and an unsung hero of the Denver music scene. His new EP "Phase Lift" speaks to me via a decades-long continuum of experimental urban music that has deeply influenced my own music over the years. If you ever listened to Prefuse73, Flying Lotus, Machinedrum, Dabrye, or @ninja-tune in the 2000s, you'll understand the vibe. It's free to download, but we also take donations and sell via the big digital retailers. Ultimately, we'd rather have people hear our music than not.
For my part - I coordinated the release and made its web site, complete with interactive album art (designed by an amazing local artist named Chris Claxton) that changes controls between desktop and touchscreen devices. We try to make each release a unique web experience in the spirit of the physical packaging that you don't really get anymore in the age of Spotify . When I was a teenager I would cut up the long, ridiculous cardboard boxes that CDs came in, and turn them into posters. I don't miss the excessive packaging, but I do miss the large-format album art and liner notes that I really only see nowadays when I buy the odd slab of vinyl.
I hope you get a chance to listen - maybe it'll be a good soundtrack for your day/night.
Drop Logik - "Phase Lift" via Plastic Sound Supply