Other People is a serial label. Like a magazine, we deliver new content each week. Every Sunday, our members receive a new issue. Membership is a month. Label was founded in 2013 by Nicolas Jaar, in place of his previous Clown & Sunset imprint in 2013 and based in New York, USA.
Nicolas Jaar has announced he will be releasing a compilation via his new ‘serial label’ called Other People; and "like a magazine", he says, it will "deliver new content each week. Every Sunday, our members receive a new issue". Having bailed on his Clown & Sunset imprint only a year in, this should set up more of a project for the Chilean producer. At 17, he made his debut with "The Student EP" on Wolf and Lamb Music with a remix by Seth Troxler who called him " one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop". Now 19, studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nico has releases coming up on Circus Company, Wolf + Lamb and on his own label, Clown and Sunset of which he is the owner and founder.
House music upsetter Nicolas Jaar is launching a brand new label — sort of. According to RA, Other People will kick things off with a showcase compilation dubbed Trust on September 2, but the lineup of artists amassed for the set look suspiciously similar to those who've been releasing music through the American-Chilean producer's Clown & Sunset imprint. Presumably, the latter label is being folded, though it's unclear as to why Jaar felt the need to rebrand.
Nikita Quasim is still in the mix, alongside his Darkside compatriot Dave Harrington, Acid Pauli (who we'd like to imagine is Pauly P on LSD), Valentin Stip, Will Epstein, and, of course, Jaar. The man caught a little extra crossover shine this year thanks to a Record Store Day rarity compiling his remixes of songs by Grizzly Bear and Brian Eno. Darkside also took an amibitious stab at remixing the entirety of Daft Punk' Randoms Memories.
To commence the label they’ll be releasing a compilation titled Trust, which will feature tracks by one-time Clown & Sunset signings Nikita Quasim, Valentin Stip and Acid Pauli, as well as Will Epstein and Dave Harrington, who play in Jaar’s live band. Funnily enough, Resident Advisor have said that this will drop September 2, and I would trust this but the 2nd of September is a Monday. Maybe the 1st? The first release, which is available now (to both subscribers and non-subscribers alike), includes the first 11 minutes of the new album from Darkside, Jaar's project with Dave Harrington.
The last couple of years have seen an influx of subscription-based music distribution platforms from labels like Domino and Mad Decent, wherein listeners pay a fee to receive releases on a regular basis. Nicolas Jaar is joining that wave with Other People, a "serial label" that delivers music digitally to subscribers each Sunday.