R.I.P Dissident Records

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“In its short lifespan, UK-based Dissident Records has developed a reputation for being elusive. Each limited-run release is shipped with little fanfare, on one-sided vinyl. Oh, and good luck finding the label on the internet—there’s no homepage, and a MySpace search will lead you only to a similarly-christened black metal operation. But the whole low-profile thing shouldn’t be taken as some kind of militant, off-the-grid posture: “We just hate the idea of joining in with the fake bullshit, ‘my new record’s the best thing ever and our label rules’ world,” says label owner Andy Blake. “It’s so crass and dishonest and not even a fun game to play anymore. We’ll talk to whoever wants to talk to us, we just don’t go chasing it.” Resident Advisor

Over the past 2 and a bit years Dissident has cranked out over 60 releases but still maintained the highest standard of quality control. Some of my personal favourites like “The Niallist – The Hots” or “Muravchix- Replicant’s Lament” probably wouldn’t have seen the light of day if it wasn’t for these guys. For me I love the concept behind the label and it converted me back from allure of the ‘serato’ digital revolution, back to buying vinyl. With the awesome old school branding and design/ limited run you always thought you were part of something special, and actually getting what you paid for. Dissident has taken A&R to a new high, and their stylistic aesthetic approach to music will not be forgotten here.

Here is a mix from Andy Blake on Cool in the Pool, nice interview over there too.

Here is also a tribute mix from No More Pop and Dissident guys

Neo Filigrante– Oh No, Why is Dissident Dead?

1 – Frederic Mercier – Aqualung (1978)
2 – Virgo – Never Want To Lose (1989)
3 – Phortune – Jiggerwatts (1988)
4 – Overdrive – Constantinople (Spacelex Edit)
5 – Pink Stallone – Love Down
6 – Space – Magic Fly (1977)
7 – Jaques C – Come in Alone
8 – Pluton & Humanoids – World Invaders (1981)
9 – Sferro – Replique
10 – Brassica – Ballo Dei Morti
11 – The Hasbeens – You & Me
12 – Alan Parsons Project – Voyager (Rotary Space Edit)

13 – Sombrero Galaxy – Journey to the Centre of the Sun

14 – I am The Cosmos – Remembering You

check out some more of their ace remixes here

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