Fighting the Loudness Wars
The Loudness War is the term for the trend for ultra-compressed and limited masters that has dominated most releases for almost a decade, especially in dance music but also in re-issues and remasters of older catalogues across the spectrum.
Never scared to start a new trend, IDC's second album 'The Sun is Always Shining Above The Clouds' is now getting a 'de-loudness' remastered re-release in a deluxe format with a second CD of extended versions and 12 inch mixes.
What's more, it'll be catalogue number CR100 as we celebrate 100 releases!
Trash - 'Rise Up'
Trash rise up with Beatley, baggy, beautiful noise. The 'B' side remix version, made by the band themselves, will surely appeal to fans of Jagwar Ma and the early Oakenfold and Vince Clarke produced WFL Happy Monday tracks that inspired them.
The Ecstatic Cosmic Immortals
Another new year and another brand new artist makes their debut on Corsair. The Ecstatic Cosmic Immortals arrive with 'The Future Is Just A Beat Away' in three versions: a perfect-for-radio exactly three minute long 7 inch, a deeper, longer, even dancier 12" and a similarly groovey vocal-less version.
2016 was been another great year for us. We brought new you new music from Lo Fidelity Allstars, IDC, Salford Sorcerers and United Sounds of Europe, introduced new artists TaserBlast, Zonga & Boombot and Jack Soltrayne and collected some great odds & ends on the Indiephonica and Dancephonica Vol.4 collections.
Dancephonica Volume 4
We're up to the fourth edition of our well-received odds'n'sods compilation series which brings together previously vinyl-only releases, hard to find gems and deleted should-be classics from Corsair artists.
Brand new Lo Fidelity Allstars single
A few weeks ago Lo Fidelity Allstars could be heard on USA network TV soundtracking the series finale of Dennis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'.
Now they release a brand new single 'Darkness Rolling' which sees them do what they do best - making uncompromising dance music that is trendless and timeless and yet always manages to sound like now.
National radio ariplay for 'Let's F***'!
United Sounds of Europe have made a post-referendum anthem for everyone fed up with the whole debate. Their solution is simple - 'Let's F***'!
It's ok though, everyone can hear it because it comes in Beep, Blank and radio friendly versions, the latter already having been playing nationwide on Radio X.
New Corsair compilation 'Indiephonica'
Here at Corsair we are well known for cutting edge electronic and dance releases, so it might surprise some to find out that there's a far wider mix of styles and artists on the label too.
The 12 track 'Indiephonica' set features Lo Fidelity Allstars, Justin Welch (Elastica/Lush), Davy Henderson (Fire Engines/Nectarine No9), IDC, The Shining Stars, Salford Sorcerers, Audio Astronaut and Casino, meaning there's swamp rock, northern soul, string laden pyschedelia, acoustic songs, classic 70's style rock, soul-tinged pop, glam style stomps, guitar heavy indie and much more...
Salford Sorcerers back with 'Regal Sounds'
Their debut single 'Magicman' was named 'Beat Of The Week' on 6Music and now Salford Sorcerers are back with their second release 'Regal Sounds'. It has already picked up airplay on Radio X and on 6Music from Nemone, who said: "I loved what Salford Sorcerers served up on their last release 'Magicman' and this one is a corker as well"
Hear the white label version now:
Zonga & Boombot debut single
South London duo Zonga & Boombot drop their debut single 'Rope Banger Deer Scarer' here on Corsair... Carl Loben, DJ Mag editor reckons it's "a proper big beat berserker" and Neil Kulkarni, writer for DJ Mag and The Guardian says he's "diggin it like a brand new Meat Beat Manifesto"...
The Ecstatic Cosmic Immortals 'The Future Is Just A Beat Away'
Another brand new artist makes their debut on Corsair with this groove-laden, hook-packed dancefloor earworm.
Corsair Records 'Dancephonica Vol. 4'
The latest in the popular ongoing series includes Lo Fidelity Allstars, IDC, Salford Sorcerers, Spatial Awareness, United Sounds of Europe, Lord Warddd and Taserblast.
Jack Soltrayne 'Midnight Trayne'
The debut single from new Corsair signing Jack Soltrayne mixes up Northern Soul, a dash of funk and early indie aesthetics to make something very special.
Lo Fidelity Allstars 'Darkness Rolling'
The Lo Fidelity Allstars do what they do best - make timeless and trendless uncompromising dance music that sounds like right now!
Lo Fidelity Allstars 'Come Alive (remixed by DPPLGNGRS)'
A Corsair dream team of the Lo Fidelity Allstars remixed by DPPLGNGRS makes up the latest in our series of remix releases.
TaserBlast - 'Elektronotron'
"Something big bubbling under" - DJ Mag
United Sounds of Europe 'Let's F***'
United Sounds of Europe have won three DJ Mag 'Moneyshot single of the month' accolades and been likened to Mr Oizo. Mixmag said they make "KLF-esque rave madness". With their latest release they managed to get a track with 'F***' in the title played on UK national radio!
Various Artists 'Indiephonica'
This compilation set features Lo Fidelity Allstars, Justin Welch (Elastica/Lush), Davy Henderson (Fire Engines/Nectarine No9) and many Corsair regulars with a selection of swamp rock, northern soul, string laden pyschedelia, acoustic songs, classic 70's style rock, soul-tinged pop, glam style stomps, guitar heavy indie and much more...
Salford Sorcerers 'Regal Sounds'
Trip hop beats, jazzy pianos and mesmeric bass lines together with a psychedelic backwards guitar coda... "Really like that. An intriguing mystery behind Salford Sorcerers..."
Tastemaker supreme John Kennedy on Radio X Out Now
Zonga & Boombot 'Rope Banger Deer Scarer'
"A proper big beat berserker"
Carl Loben, DJ Mag editor
IDC 'Sugar Coated Bullet'
A brand new single for 2016 from IDC, the man called "a genius" by DJ Mag
The Shining Stars 'Chill'
Glorious, anthemic, ambitious orchestral indie songs are few and far between these days so that makes 'Chill' all the more welcome.
Audio Astronaut 'Vostok EP'
The first four tracks from the acclaimed singer/songwriter.
Spatial Awareness 'Caramel Sound'
Support for SA ranges from Fatboy Slim ("great stuff, simple and effective") and Tensnake ( "great!") through to BBC Radio 1 airplay from SKREAM ("absolute banger!")
The Best Tunes From Our First 10 years
To celebrate 10 years of Corsair releases we've put together 20 of the best tracks from our first decade and have released them as a two-CD 20 track compilation album, 'Corsair Records 20 Out Of 10'. Available at a special cut-down sampler album price too!
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