Here’s one for all you househeads. Scenery is the new record label endeavour of Stu Robinson, and arrives with a stated focus on promoting talent from the UK’s north west. I was lucky enough to spend a few months in Liverpool and got to know the guys behind this salubrious sound quite well and am proud to introduce you to them.
There have been some new impressive British labels launched in 2012 – Dixon Ave Basement Jams, Diagonal and Sullen Tone spring to mind – and Scenery are clearly looking to impress. Formerly chief of the Cosmic Boogie and Boogie Originals imprints, Robinson is presenting Scenery as a different beast entirely, with the debut release from the unheralded Bantam Lions aka Mike Carney, notable for pairing both original productions with remixes from John Heckle. Liverpool’s finest exponent of rough hewn analogue jack turns in a notably bewitching blend of exotic melodies and rugged drum programming for the remix of ‘Control Tower Observations’.