Independent Label Market mixtape

The shining stars of British independent music are coming together to flog their wares tomorrow, from exclusive editions of Tri Angle's Lindsey Lohan tribute album to a Grow Your Own Record Label from XL, and there's a mix of songs donated inside to get you hyped.

20.05.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

Like a cross between the London market stall and the indie Davos, on Saturday, the heads of the country’s best independent labels – from the big dogs at Mute, XL and Domino to the new money at Tri Angle, Transparent and Merok – will be flogging their swag from stalls on Berwick Street in London’s Soho. Organised by Joe Daniels from Angular, it’s actually a really get-behindable idea – the business of running a label boiled to the basics, getting things, finding people, flogging things.

There’s lots of exclusive / rare records for sale, check a list out below.

Above is a mixtape made specially for the event, make sure you’re there.

1. Evans the Death – I’m So Unclean (Fortuna Pop!)
2. Gyratory System – New Harmony (Angular)
3. Purity Ring – Ungirthed (Transparent)
4. Jim Jones Revue – Dishonest John (Play It Again Sam)
5. Alana Stewart – Momma Says (Chess Club)
6. Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Peacefrog)
7. Beth Jeans Houghton – Dodecahedron (Mute)
8. Reverend and the Makers – Silence Is Talking (Wall Of Sound)
9. James Blake – I’ll Stay (R&S)
10. I Break Horses – Hearts (Bella Union)

ANGULAR
Last ever copies of These New Puritans debut EP ‘Now Pluvial’, last copies of Klaxons debut single ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’, copies of our first ever release, ‘The New Cross’ compilation feat. Bloc Party’s debut track. Artist guests: Tim Key, Gyratory System, These New Puritans

BELLA UNION
Signed copies of for example Explosions In The Sky, Marques Toliver and Midlake, plus special hand-crafted fanzine and karaoke cassette.

CHESS CLUB
Chess Club hits big with a handful of the first ever White Lies release, the ‘Unfinished Business’ 7”, AND Mumford And Sons super rare tour EP 10”

DOMINO
As well as a host of special editions, box sets and limited releases ‘Domino Baggu’ – bags exclusively designed by artist Jason Evans will be on sale in perky summer colours.

FORTUNA POP!
Limited edition coloured vinyl Comet Gain / Crystal Stilts split 7“s, the new Comet Gain album before it hits the shops, artist guests Darren Hayman with the new Hefner re-release and ukulele, plus Comet Gain.

HEAVENLY
The last ever copies of St Etienne’s 7’’s special box set, signed copies from The Head & The Heart, extremely limited 7’’s Motown Junk from Manic Street Preachers

HOUSE ANXIETY
Last copy of The Big Pink’s debut single, and last remaining copies of Zoo Kid and 2:54’s recent and sought after limited singles.

MEROK
Ltd edition tape cassettes of brand new release by Deptford Goth. The last few copies of Klaxons second single, and the last copies of Crystal Castles debut EP.

MOSHI MOSHI
Obscure stock clearance gems at giveaway prices from The Drums, Lykke Li, Florence and The Machine. Early Hot Chip 7’’s. Artist guest: Slow Club

MUTE
Cake (more details to follow!)

PEACEFROG
The first batch of their special, 20th anniversary releases, including Theo Parrish and Little Dragon and more

R&S
Limited editions of sold out items, test pressings and rare back catalogue finds. Artist guests: Vondelpark and Blawan

ROUGH TRADE
A release exclusive to this event. Alexander – ‘Truth’ on the a-side, ‘Truth’ remix by White Arrows on the b-side. Alexander is the lead singer of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and this is a song off his debut self-titled solo album.

TRANSPARENT
Rare titles form Yuck, Purity Ring, Holy Others etc, plus exclusive handmade t-shirts

TRIANGLE
Tri-angle T-shirts exclusively on sale at the event. First physical copies of Tri-angle’s Lindsay Lohan tribute album, ‘Let Me Shine For You’, previously only available digitally.

WALL OF SOUND

Stockroom finds such as promo only vinyls with promo only tracks, slipmatts, stickers, badges and mugs. Artist guest: Jon McClure from The Reverend and the Makers. Fellow label Play it Again Sam will join the stall.

XL
20 exclusive hand-made rave/grime/garage/jungle/dubstep mixtapes from Richard Russell, 10 signed Adele albums 1 per person per hour, very few Radiohead’s ‘Universal Sigh’ newspapers, extremely rare surprise items from XL’s past plus past rave classics etc.

SOUL JAZZ
TBC