Hivern Discs represents the Barcelona based music label founded in 2008 by Oriol Riverola (better known by his stage name John Talabot), Salva Coromina and Franc Sayol. Much of the early work was committed to bringing light to local producers based in Barcelona, and is now home to the likes of Pional, Stainboy, Mouseup, Aster, Kresy, and last but not least, label-boss himself, John Talabot. The main idea was to help the artist flourish and develop their project, so three friends came together with the intention and goal of breaking the common stylistic barriers and open a gap in the field of electronic music to attract a diverse audience.
They began with digital releases only, but soon after began to release limited edition vinyls which come decorated with stunning artwork. There is no clear or specific genre within the label, and if you listen to anything released on Hivern Discs it can easily range from house, to techno, to disco.
In 2011, the label began a new series consisting of edits of obscure tracks, called “HivernEd”. The series focused on “songs that we love and that for one reason or other have remained rarely known over the years. Now we want to bring back to life and make them available for the world once again”.
Since 2008, the label has built a roster that now boasts Teengirl Fantasy, Aster, New Jackson, Pional, the label head himself, and others—artists who are all potential candidates for Hivern's forthcoming Blanc records.
Following the release of HivernEd, a new “white-label” series began in 2013, called “Blanc”. The new series consists of one-sided 12” and is limited to 100 copies available from the label’s website. Each release will feature an uncredited cut from Hivern Discs’ current artists, which includes Pional, New Jackson, Teengirl Fantasy, and John Talabot himself.
When it comes to releasing music, there are NO restrictions to help put an artist on the map. Most recently released on the label are Michael & Mattis, New York/Oslo duo who blend disco, hip-hop, and house to create their own unique sound. Their debut EP for Hivern, “Hoes Before Bros”, includes three tracks which illustrates their underground platform.