Free the Beats is a DIY label specialising in foward thinking electronic music-
aimed at releasing bedroom beats that would not otherwise see the light of day, as a free compilation once every three months.Covering a range of styles and approaches to beat making, and music production in general.Beat heads, and underground crate diggers who love their synths and dusty samples lock themselves away to produce a multitude of tracks that range from future beats ,wonky beats, dubstep and glitchy electronica to down tempo instrumental hiphop and experimental ambient electronica.
Basically the door is wide open, and if your making electronic music at home its relevant, so no matter how obscure it may be send it in!
The project is focussed around a DIY attitude. 100 Cd’s burnt from home are bound in carefully constructed cases made from various tactile materials and are a limited edition artwork in themselves. The cd’s for sale, distributed in local record stores, sent to radio and sold out at the freethebeats events.
My aim with this is to uncover the hidden gems of music that may lay dormant and bring them to the surface, to promote collaborations between artists and turn this fragmented scene into a community.
Check out the album Symmetria released few days prior: