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Mute and Sonic Router launch new labels, plus Stones Throw subs club

By | Published on Friday 27 January 2012

Liberation Technologies

For a sector that (some would tell you) has no future, there’s sure been a lot of new labels launching lately. We’ve already announced three this week, and here now are some more.

Mute announced this week that it is to launch a new imprint called Liberation Technologies, which is named after Mute’s early internet presence, and which will focus on electronic music. Mute head Daniel Miller said in a statement: “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that”.

The first release via the label will be a new EP by King Felix next month. Resident Advisor published an interview with the man in charge of the new label, Patrick O’Neill, which you can read here.

Staying with electronic music, the Sonic Router blog has announced it is launching a spin-off label. The first release will be an EP by instrumental hip hop type Torus, a preview of which you can listen to here:

As well as all that, US indie label Stones Throw has announced a new digital subscription service, which gives users access to downloads of every new release on the label for $10 per month. More info on that here.