Here at the Ransom Note, we’ve made no secret of our love for the somewhat enigmatic Tusk Wax record label.
Appearing from seemingly nowhere at some point in the last 18 months the label has offered next to no information on who is behind it or what their plans are, and has instead just provided release after release of high quality music from the likes of Lord of The Isles, Bicep, Coyote, Maricopa, Last Waltz and many other unique and individual artists. Tusk are also the people behind the more technocentric Horn Wax releases, as well as the Porn Wax series. All 3 imprints have achieved cult status almost overnight and all 3 imprints sell out almost as quickly as they arrive in record shops.
On November 30th Tusk will see their first ever London Showcase featuring the talents of “Coyote”, the founders of one of our other favourite labels, “Is It Balearic?”.? Alongside Coyote you’ll find a hugely exciting lineup including Astrolab and World Unknown’s Scott Fraser, up and coming North Easterners (and our hot tip) “Last Waltz”, and London’s very own Jamie Blanco (Cynic, London Housing Trust, Disco Bloodbath), as well as the mysterious “Tusk” himself (or is it herself?).
The night is being hosted by RSS (The Recession Soundsystem), who in a style not dissimilar to Tusk are also proving to be an overnight sensation that’s set to stay.
Beginning early this year as a free party in the Basement of the Jaguar Shoe’s art space, RSS has rapidly graduated to throwing parties with some of the most interesting and cutting edge artists / DJs of the moment including Thomas Bullock, Lord of The Isles, Toby Tobias, Soft Rocks, Dan Beaumont and many more.
RSS maintain a refreshingly old school attitude to their events and the focus is squarely on the party rather than the artists. Perhaps the most telling example of their classical leanings is the fact that the first thing that promoters Olly Fas, Bradley Lloyd Barnes and Zak Whitely did, before even considering booking a guest, was to pool their resources in to creating their own Soundsystem (the eponymous “RSS”). A refreshingly committed, and all too rarely adopted approach indeed.
The event takes place over the 2 rooms and 2 floors of one of Dalston’s more recent venue’s, Hysteria. The RSS system will be in full effect and the impressive list of DJs will be joining the RSS residents to take everyone through to the wee small hours.?Tickets are a mere £6 and you can keep up to date via the facebook event here
To get you in the mood, Coyote have also provided this exclusive live Mix… and it’s a beauty…
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