Outer South Record Label Launches With Genre Bending Mix ‘Transmission One’ | Music News
Releasing “sounds from a shapeless world”; that’s the remit of a new cosmically inspired record label, outer south, which launched this week with the first instalment of its transmissions mix series.
The label is a new venture by British-South African DJ and journalist Adam Tiran and it’s setting out to release innovative outernational music. More explicitly, as the press release reads, “sounds free from the constraints of borders and genre, birthed from the nexus between cultures, where beautiful fusions are formed”.
Transmission One is the first in a new series of adventurous, genre-bending mixes, mixed by Tiran, and it paints an impressively broad spectrum of influences.
Ranging from lush, atmospheric ambient from the likes of Venetian producer Gigi Masin, smoky boombap from London emcee Lex Amor, bumping new age kwaito from Durban’s Robin Thirdfloor and percussive amapiano from Killer Kau, it’s an intergalactic journey and a half set over 80 minutes.
Details on their first release are due to be announced in the coming weeks but if the mix is anything to go by, outer south looks set to be an exciting new imprint for globally minded artists trading in experimentation, listen to it below:
Transmission One tracklist:
pariah – seed bank [here from where we are] gigi masin & jonny nash – interstellar [melody as truth] fatima – take it all (ft. roc marciano) [eglo records] steve spacek – plain site (ft. natalie slade) [eglo records] lex amor – transits [independent] sio – could you [sty tru bts] aylø – paris [independent] homeshake – (secret track) [royal mountain records] strange new generation – trippy love letter [independent] santi – sparky [monster boy] siimba selassie – bad for the soul (ft. brother kamau) [wats us] ezra collective – chapter 7 (ft. ty) [independent] ltj bukem – cosmic interlude [earth records] robin thirdfloor – gibela [bhotela republic] b4bonah – kpeme (ft. mugeez) [moves recordings] caltonic sa – internal [kasi musiq] killer kau – sandton (ft. jazzidisciples) [independent] atjazz – track 3 [atjazz record company] atjazz & jullian gomes – love me (kaytronik’s difibrillator dub) [atjazz record company] thee legacy – thando (ft. mlindo the vocalist) [sound african recordings] lone – blue tree [r&s records] skee mask – routine [ilian tape] jitwam – later [cosmic compositions]