Rinse FM resident Cormac is kicking off his new record label Polari with an inaugural release from Crossbreed boss Kiwi.
Taking its name from the slang used by gay subcultures in the 19th century, Polari will be a space to champion the artists Cormac plays in his revered DJ sets, as well as spotlight some of his favourite LGBTQIA+ visual artists whom he'll work with on each sleeve design.
London-based producer Kiwi takes control of the first outing, following a string of releases on imprint imprints like Optimo, Future Boogie, Needwant, 17 Steps and his own Crossbreed. Crossbreed is also a London based event series that “encourages freedom of expression and hedonism”, and aims to “break down social constructs and stigmas”. This was where Cormac and Kiwi reconnected earlier this year, and sowed the seeds for this first release.
Artwork on this release is from SHREK 666; an Artist, Performer, Maker & DJ also known as Sorcha Clelland. Creator of Ministry of Pound, a Glasgow based Fetish Party & Mag and resident performer at Scotland’s most loved Queer party Shoot Your Shot. Combining monstrosity, trans*ness & hypersexuality through the embodiment of an ogre creating new queer worlds.
Talking about the label Cormac explains that “Polari is a multi-discipline project which combines music from artists I enjoy playing, and also visual cover art from LGBTQI+ artists whom I admire. The project has brought me some much needed sanity and joy so far during this weird year, and in sharing it I hope people find a sense of optimism and well being for the times we are in, and the future”
Listen to 'Hit Me' below...
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