Various Artists - SHOUTS Vol.1
Available: 4th December 2020
In what seems like the blink of an eye, Rhythm Section INTL has hit the 5 year mark. With over 30 releases since the end of 2014, the label; helmed by Bradley Zero, has become something of a UK staple and broken artists such as Chaos in the CBD and Neue Grafik onto a global platform.
Never focussed on one sound (or indeed one location) the imprint has put out a wide gamut of sounds, ranging from R&B by Australian producer Silentjay (Sampa the Great/ Hiatus Kaiyote) to the neo- soul incantations of 30/70 via the retro Street-Soul productions of Manchester's Ruf Dug.
While the labels wide ranging catalogue has had occasional run-ins with established musical heavyweights: be it Jordan Rakei in his Dan Kye guise, King Krule on production and vocals for Pinty, or Harvey Sutherland masquerading as Bad Channel on the INTL BLACK sub label - the raison d’être of the imprint has always been to unearth and nurture new talent, not just via the label but through the now established network of radio shows, concerts and club nights Rhythm Section has become known for.
The compilation and accompanying tour, ‘SHOUTS’ is a continuation of this mission. It takes in past, present and most importantly, future elements of the label to make a clear statement of intent for the next 5 years and beyond. SHOUTS is a nod to the online radio culture that birthed the movement. SHOUTS is the label using its voice to amplify its peers. SHOUTS is 5 years of Rhythm Section International.
Alongside the 36 Track digital comp, this milestone release will also include two 12” samplers. Good friend of the dance Yu-Su will lead the charge with a dynamic new track entitled ‘233’ alongside label-fave Duke Hugh- who has provided us with ‘Zoe’, an ethereal ambient composition that serves as the intro to the compilation.
a1. Yu Su - 223
a2. Katerina - Bird People
b1. Lock Eyes - Inner Conspiracy
b2. Valesuchi - 30
b3. Dawit - Level 7