JD Twitch to wind down Optimo Trax, hints at plans for new label

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  • The Glasgow staple is currently accepting demos for a new label that "will be a lot more explicit in its intentions and message."
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  • JD Twitch is preparing to close his Optimo Music sister label Optimo Trax, and launch a new imprint. In a post shared on social media today, JD Twitch, AKA Glasgow-based Keith McIvor, says the original plan for Optimo Trax was to put out 33 12-inch singles before closing the label—though he writes, "I reserve the right to reactivate it at some later point for another run of 33 releases." While its final moves haven't been revealed just yet, McIvor also says he's planning to start a new—and for now unnamed—label project that "will be a lot more explicit in its intentions and message." "For a very short period I will be accepting demo submissions," he writes. "If you feel your music readily fits into the categories of house, techno, tech house, EBM, or any other easily defined genre I am NOT interested in hearing your music. If your music does not have a rigid four to the floor drum pattern but will still cause people to move on a dance floor I may be more interested. The label will also take a very in your face Anti-Fascist stance, so if being aligned with that causes you concern, please don't get in touch." Those looking to reach out with demos can find contact information at the Optimo Music SoundCloud page. Launched in 2013, Optimo Trax has featured material from artists like Severed Heads, L/F/D/M, Jasper James and Kuniyuki. Optimo Music, meanwhile, just put on wax a rare Coil track, "A Cold Cell In Bangkok." All profits from that record will be donated to a charity supporting children in Thailand.