Labels of love: Numbers
The first three releases will be by Lazer Sword, Redinho and Taz Buckfaster, with more artists to follow.
Jack ‘Jackmaster’ Revill, Calum and Neil Morton, Richard Chater and Adam Rodgers.
The three bleeding-edge-cool underground imprints which have merged to form this new superlabel: Revill, Morton and Morton’s Wireblock, Revill’s Dress 2 Sweat and Chater’s Stuff Records, which have released records by rising Glaswegian stars Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, amongst others. ‘That’s everything from hip hop to techno,’ says Revill, ‘from 100 through to 140bpm. A lot of dubstep, garage and what the kids like to call UK funky, which is just another form of dance music. Anything you can dance to, really.’
Why did you decide to merge the labels into Numbers?
‘We’ve become best mates from the club (also Numbers, monthly at Glasgow’s Sub Club, which the label team promote alongside others). All of us have a similar musical outlook, and it got to the stage where we were pinching each other’s artists to record or do remixes for us. It just made sense to combine our efforts and do everything a little bit bigger and better from now on. Adam’s the guy who did artwork for all three of the labels, so he’ll be doing that for Numbers now.’
What’s your ambition for the label?
‘Well, we’ve only ever released 12-inches and singles, so the plan is to start releasing albums in 2010. It’s not about comparing ourselves to other labels or saying we want to be just like them, but we definitely want to increase the profile of our artists internationally and develop into a strong label that’s known for releasing good electronic music.’
And you can do that while you remain based in Glasgow, right?
‘I think so, aye. There’s a really big buzz about Glasgow and the electronic music it’s producing at the moment. I think if any time’s right to do it, it’s now.’
The Numbers Label Launch Party is at the Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 6 Nov, with Lazer Sword and a debut live set from Rustie.