Friday, 13 April 2018
We hate it when our friends become successful. (And if they're Northern, that makes it even worse!)
Back in 2014, Oli, finding himself increasingly tired of the run of the mill club nights in the city, began the running and organising of a series of secret parties which would later develop into the record label he owns today. Tunnyl Records is an amalgamation of the many different avenues Oli takes his influence from, not being bound by specific genres or confined to one style. This bold outlook gave him freedom to contact artists and release music brought to his attention through word of mouth and hard work as opposed to those riding current trends and hype.
Which brings us slap bang up to date! After meeting each other through their contributions to the Newcastle music scene and having successfully put out solo material on heavyweights such as ESP Institute, Mule Musiq, Let’s Play House, Tusk Wax and Hhatri, the duo decided to recently combine as Forriner. Their first releases for Futureboogie Recordings and Man Power’s MeMeMe have seen them off to a strong start picking up airplay on BBC Radio 1. Now, the pair have decided to start their own record label - Forriner Music. The ethos of the label being to always move forward, always releasing music that they like, outside of conventional genre boundaries. And that's enough to get us here at TOLAS excited!
The Condor EP is the first release from their brand new imprint, 'Forriner Music' The release features two Forriner originals and collects remixes from underground heavyweights, Perseus Traxx and Frank Butters which you can stream below.
You can follow Forriner on Facebook, here.
You can follow Forriner on Soundcloud, here.
Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X