As Liverpool record shop Dig Vinyl launch a record label, Getintothis’ Cath Bore has the details of the first two releases.
Since opening in 2014 the shop has expanded in the basement under Soho on Bold Street, doubling in size in its initial year, and now Dig Vinyl want to support local creativity by putting out a range of handpicked, limited records on beautiful vinyl, in addition to digital formats.
‘Dig Vinyl on Bold Street has always been about bringing together people who love music and want to explore outside the mainstream; a shop for musical pioneers as well as collectors and vinyl heads. We naturally wished to build on this and create a platform for local new music that is interesting and unusual yet also full of melody and potential so was born the Dig Vinyl label,’ says Dig Vinyl’s Carl Emery.
Frontline by Manchester-based Nightdubbing is the first release, limited to 100 numbered copies. Taking in influences drawn from their years of crate digging, working behind record shop counters and DJ-ing adventures, Frontline is a deep, hazy and heady mix of Brit-funk, early New York disco, early 90s rave, ambient dub, cosmic disco and tropical house.
Frontline is out on Jan 27th. Early copies purchased from the Dig Vinyl shop will include a limited edition poster, and bonus CD version of the album.
A second Dig Vinyl release is slated for April, Welsh language motorik experimental psych from Bur Hoff Bau.
‘The label is keen to support and give voice to local talent and we encourage local space rock heads, techno warriors, jazz cats, psych lovers and deep disco dabblers to contact us if they believe they have something we would be interested in. Go to digliverpool.co.uk to see more or nightdubbing.com,’ adds Carl.