- First up is a five-track EP from Leeds producer Renslink that arrives this week.
Brice Coudert of Concrete Music has teamed up with Teki Latex on a new label.
The duo will run Impossible City Records under Coudert's distribution and publishing platform Underscope, with Teki in charge of artistic and musical direction. The venture officially launches on June 11th with a 12-inch by Leeds-based artist Renslink, formerly known as Ren. The five-track release, called Curiosity Is A Type Of Youth, explores experimental club music as well as ambient.
In a press statement, Teki Latex explained his inspiration behind the newly-minted label. "The name Impossible City Records refers to a recurring dream where I find myself in the streets of a city that is strangely familiar to me but does not really exist. This city has the towering skyscrapers of New York, the neon lights and small alleys of Tokyo, the warm feeling of Montreal, and a slight southern France seaside town feel. I stroll through this city where everyone knows me and greets me, from the cheesemaker to the club bouncer, as if I were on Sesame Street. As I walk along the streets, I push open doors that each lead to a completely different and secret world. The label's art direction will be conceived in this image."
Impossible City Records is Coudert's latest label after Lavibe, launched in 2018. Teki, meanwhile, coruns Sound Pellegrino and Institubes. To learn about Teki's genre-bending approach to music, check our Art of DJing feature from 2019.
Watch a video for the title track off Renslink's Curiosity Is A Type Of Youth featuring č and Lucy Grey.
02. A Room Devoted To You
03. Thoughts Leak From Me
04. Just Like That
05. Curiosity is a Type Of Youth feat. č & Lucy Grey
Impossible City Records will release Curiosity Is A Type Of Youth on June 11th, 2021.
Photo credit: Lucie Hugary