Animal Farm Records
Animal Farm Records represents the brand new independent music labed based in Glasgow, UK, and established in 2012 by Quail, Lamb & Turtle as an putlet for their productions as well as those from the greater Techno community.
Any club night which takes the giant step to form a label must be congratulated. Signing, promoting and releasing your favourite records under a name which started out as nothing more than a simple way for you and your mates to play-out is an indication that things have become serious, confirming that your once fledgling party has now become something so much more. For Animal Farm that achievement is even more impressive, exemplified by the fact that Glasgow’s House and Techno scene is notoriously competitive. Having launched some eight years ago with a desire to host some of their favourite artists from around the world, while also giving themselves the necessary platform to progress, Quail, Lamb, Turtle and Ronin have done alright.
In fact, they’ve done better than alright, as not only do they now run one of the city’s most popular Techno nights, but they have also launched Animal Farm Records, an imprint which is sure to further their reach far beyond the limits of Glasgow. With all four residents being producers in their own right, the incentive to start a label was no doubt obvious, providing themselves with an outlet which can so often be denied to the ambitious but unconnected bedroom producer.
But of course it’s not just about releasing their own music, it’s a desire to share the sound which has shaped them, something which is represented unquestionably with their first release.The first release on the british imprimt was a Sweden’s Bleak crafts deep, atmospheric Techno which borrows from the past, but steps boldly into the future. Delivering the Distant Voices EP, complete with remixes from Deepbass and the Animal Farm residents, he has promised something slightly different to his previous efforts, using depth, energy and direction to drive the dancefloor – a motive which AFR no doubt encourage wholeheartedly.
The brandnew british imprint has already gained a great reputation on the techno scene and has collaborated until now with artists like Cleric, Setaoc Mass, Lamb, Stephen Brown, Markus Suckut, Tomas Rubeck, Quail, Turtle, and new others to join in the future.