With youth still on its side, Tri Angle already boasts one of the most progressive and interesting array of artists this side of the decade has seen. Created by London/New York based Robin Carolan (formally a contributor to influential music blog 20jazzfunkgreats) in 2010 after the renowned German based electronic label Kompakt offered him the foundations to start his own label. Tri Angle is credited for taking little know acts and introducing them to the music world with almost unprecedented approval. Tri Angle's debut release was titled 'Tri Angle Records Presents: Let Me Shine For You' and included six Lindsay Lohan covers by artists such as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Oneohtrix Point Never[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Laurel Halo [/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]oOoOO[/lastfm]. Soon followed were two EP's that would shows the labels quality. 'Sea Birds' by Pennsylvanian Balam Acab and the difficult to say self titled release by oOoOO, gained great reviews along with contributing to the labels association with 'Witch House', 2010's most memorable genre. Other artists such as Chicago based lo-fi R&B act [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]How To Dress Well[/lastfm] and one of the most in demand Hip Hop producers around at the moment [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Clams Casino[/lastfm] have also seen releases in the past year, further cementing the label as varied as it is interesting. With future releases planned for artists such as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Evian Christ[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]AlunaGeorge[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Howse[/lastfm], it is looking like a great year for the ever evolving label. [mp3com-artist]Howse[/mp3com-artist] - VBS A recent Tri Angle signing, Howse is the project of 22year old Nathaniel Oak from Providence, Rhode Island. Taken from his forthcoming EP 'Lay Hollows' out on May 28th, its a track rife with skittering rhythms, chopped vocals and elements of both juke and jungle musical styling. Click HERE for a free download of “VBS” [mp3com-artist]Evian Christ[/mp3com-artist] - Payo Rent Formally an unknown producer uploading tracks to YouTube, Evian Christ was revealed to be 22 year old Joshua Leary from the UK. After releasing a free mix tape through Tri Angle a few months ago, fans alike are waiting to see and hear what he does next. Click HERE for a free download of “Payo Rent” [mp3com-artist]Water Borders[/mp3com-artist] – What Wiwant Water Borders is a duo based in San Francisco. Taking inspiration from industrial and UK dance productions, 'What Wiwant' comes across as a darker, denser relative. Found on the acts debut album 'Harbored Mantras' out last year through Tri Angle. Click HERE for a free download of “What Wiwant” Click HERE for more Label of the Week features.
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By Lewis Varrilly | 05.16.2012