Bachelors Of Science have got the first release out on their new imprint Code Recordings. The label is set to be home to both new stuff from them, releases from other artists, and will even see some special editions of their past albums including new remixes. We wanted to find out more, so we stepped up to Rene to get the full SP. Check the interview here, and to be in with a chance of winning, please enter your email address in a comment below. Five lucky winners will get a signed copy of Code001, as well as Song For Lovers and Warehouse Dayz on vinyl, and the next 10 get a download of Code001. Please get your entries in by 7th September.
Hi guys, how's things? Let us know about your plans for the new label.
Rene: Things are pretty damn great! Enjoying summer in California, just got back from seeing an amazing performance from Derrick May and some others at a nearby spot and excited to be launching our new label Code Recordings and delving into the next chapter of Bachelors Of Science.
Many have asked why the world needs another label, but having released two albums and a series of twelves and remixes, we wanted a clean break from what we were doing in the past with Horizons. We wanted more control over what was getting put out, we wanted a channel to release tracks from artists that we were playing from other that weren’t getting picked up, and really wanted to ensure we had a home for all things Bachelors Of Science past, present and future. So here we are!
What sorts of things are going to come out on Code?
Rene: All types of stuff. Obviously we have a passion and bias towards drum & bass music, but even that genre gets so blurred these days I’d argue it doesn’t really matter. Bottom line is we want to put out timeless, interesting electronic music.
Are there plans for any special releases?
Rene: Yeah we’ll be digitally releasing some more experimental tracks from ourselves, some quality talent we’ve discovered and some familiar names from the scene. In addition we’re re-releasing the past two albums, Warehouse Dayz and Science Fiction on Code Recordings as special editions with brand new remixes and bonus tracks.
It's definitely good to see you dropping releases on vinyl. Is this something that means a lot to you?
Rene: Yes, it’s more of a collectible thing than a format choice for us. We’ve always considered ourselves more of a band than anything and bands sell vinyl all the time as a way to connect and give something tangible to fans. We feel there’s a longer lasting connection with vinyl, whilst you can compliment that by being more experimental with digital releases.
Looking back over the BOS years, how have things changed for you since you started out?
Rene: A ton has changed. Even individually, we’ve been through several different cycles of electronic music throughout our time together. From Chris helping to build the UK jungle scene in the early nineties, to our meeting in the USA during the birth of liquid d&b, through the success of Science Fiction and now the addition of Lukeino and seeing another cycle of dance music popularity sweep across the States. I think we’ve changed individually and tastes have changed, but the way we make music and what we think is important hasn’t.
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