Optimo Trax is very proud to announce that it’s 11th release will be a compilation of tried and tested deejay tracks which have been appearing in OM label boss Twitch’s DJ sets for the best part of two decades. Now that’s a ringing endorsement if ever we heard one. The tracklist features lost club trax by Illumination, Mr Marvin and Fuel. Expect it in shops, online and digitally in October 2014.
Felizol & The Boy
Like Cannibal Father Like Cannibal Son
Optimo Music is known as a 12” label, but occasionally something rare and dangerous comes our way that compels us to release a full length album… It’s not exactly a dance album, although there is music you can dance to on it. It’s more filmic in nature, with references to legendary directors like Kubrick and Carpenter that will enthrall a film buff.
Shift Work have shared the video for the title track from their recent EP on Optimo Music. The Scaled To Fit EP is available now on vinyl and digital downlaod.
Optimo Music is very proud to announce we will will be releasing the new album by Felizol & The Boy, entitled ‘Like Cannibal Father, Like Cannibal Son’.
They have this to say about their release: “We had a loose concept for this album and we compiled tracks that we’ve recorded the last 3 years that have to do with the cannibalism. Literally but also as a metaphor for the blessing and the tyranny of paying homage and influenced from music and films (and directors and musicians). So these are songs about the agony of creating something new and personal when so much information and influences are fused in them.”
This is the official video for Goya’s Skull by Whilst – shot across a single day in Melbourne by director Morgan Campbell. The responce to this EP has been amazing and the first pressing is long since sold out but expect a repress in shops soon!
Long time friends and allies of JD Twitch, Milan’s Barking Dogs run the fantastic Serendeepity record shop in the basement of which lies their analogue sonic laboratory where they create live mutant funk masterpieces.
Check out their OT release on the Optimo Music Soundcloud.
Optimo Trax release LUMA’s “Amesville” in mid November.
LUMA is a project by Dave Clark from Glasgow. Dave had his first release as a member of State Of Flux in 1993 on T&B vinyl, the label Twitch ran with his DJ partner of that era, Brainstorm. Twitch and Dave have continued to work together in various ways ever since. He has released records as Truffle Club, and as Big Ned on Optimo Music as well as working with Twitch from 2005 – 2010 remixing a plethora of artists under the Optimo (Espacio) moniker before fatherhood necessitated him focusing on changing nappies rather than programming synths. Dave has also recorded under various aliases for R&S, Numbers, Stuffrecords, Dissident and Wireblock.
Check it out now on our Soundcloud page.
Peter Gordon shares some of his thoughts and musical background as well as discussing the new Factory Floor collaboration on Test Pressing
Peter Gordon and Nik Colk Void have been showing their mutual admiration for each other over at The Ransom Note
What started as an email between Nik Colk Void and Peter Gordon has now blossomed into a full release.
Check it out now at our Soundcloud page
Barnt’s stunning remix of Dan Avery and the Deadstock 33s is now live on Dan Avery’s Soundcloud page.
Our next release comes from Arthur Russell’s old cohort Peter Zummo and is a stunning rerelease of his materpiece ‘Zummo With An X’