Released 29th January 2016
THEM is proud to present Ansome as the man behind the buttons for its third outing. The first EP on the label, this release comprises 6 tracks; with 4 original tunes by Ansome demonstrating a broader range of styles from a producer who is enjoying a current meteoric rise, and including two club minded bangers from Perc and JoeFarr. The vinyl edition comes as a double plate with full sleeve artwork.
a1. Coffin Dodge Rodge
a2. Dragon's Dynamite
b1. Dragon's Dynamite (Perc Remix)
c1. Bearded Lady
c2. Fishermans Friend
d1. Bearded Lady (JoeFarr Remix)
Released 2nd December 2016
THEM records welcomes back Hiroaki Iizuka for the its fifth outing. Having supplied the 'The Run' as the labels first record, here Iizuka doubles its play time and track listing length in his stunning Voodoo EP. The extra time offered allows Iizuka to flex more of his versatile style. THEM as a label sets out to eschew a Techno norm largely made up of a traditional 4 x 4 sound. Having come from a London background, the curating of the label gives a nod to the rave sounds of the Capital - especially D&B, Garage, Breakbeat Hardcore and Grime. That is to say of course along with its characteristic aesthetic of Horror and The Gothic. In Iizuka THEM found a common ground: Based in Hokkaido, Japan, Iizuka does not share the same London influences, yet shares their base values and thrust. Common themes of his sound involve broken and syncopated beats, and a rave energy. This is what lead him to being the first and prime THEM stable artist. Voodoo EP showcases this breadth of Iizuka's style, from tracks that could easily fit into any Grime set, such as Primitive Acid, to the more melodic tones of Floating Point, in which Hiroaki guides THEM into previously untrodden ground for the imprint.
a2. Floating Point
b2. Primitive Acid