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Wonderland Magazine are currently premiering our brand new mixtape, mixed by King of Hearts, here:http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2014/06/premier-goldsmiths-x-nx-records/
On Monday the 5th of May (bank holiday), The Music Department at Goldsmiths once again descends on the Southbank Centre for the launch of the annual festival, Puregold. Last year, we launched our label and our first ever mixtape at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room. This year, artists across the department take over the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall from 3-9pm for a bank holiday packed with FREE music!
The line-up includes compilation artist (and this year’s mixtape mixer), King of Hearts, Femme and loads of new acts- some of which may be on the upcoming 2014 mixtape! There’ll also be a variety of performances from the awesome classical, contemporary and electronic musicians from the department.
If last year is anything to go by, you don’t want to miss this!
Following a successful first year with a mixtape and debut compilation release; Crossing Lines, we’re dead excited to bring you a brand new roster of talent in our 2014 mixtape, mixed by Crossing Lines artist, King of Hearts available for stream and download from May 2014.
Some of the artists will be performing at the Puregold Festival launch at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th of May from 3-9pm, more information at www.gold.ac.uk/puregold.
Our successful Pop Up shop, 310NXRD will also be returning this October with another series of events and the release of our 2nd compilation and first artist album release. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website for a series of NX pop up gigs this summer.
B sure to click on the releases tab above and check out last year’s mixtape and our acclaimed compilation, Crossing Lines.
Thank you for your submissions- loads of amazing new music to listen to!
We’re really excited to put this out so we’ll be letting you know as soon as possible which tracks we choose. We hope to release the mixtape in
Bear with us, we got loads of amazing submissions so whittling it down is going to be very difficult.
Thank you for your support of NX Records in our inaugural year. We hope to continue the successes of our mixtape, compilation release, pop up record shop and various related events in 2014.
We’re really looking forward to plans for individual artist releases as well as another compilation release plus all the amazing events that come with that!
As most of you will be aware, our first step last year was to release a free mixtape, mixed by Crewdson. You can hear this here:
This year’s mixtape will be released at the end of April and we are now OPEN for submissions for the NX Mixtape 2014.
Tracks must be:
- original, with all samples used cleared for copyright.
- New or unheard (i.e. if it is a track you have been working on for sometime but have not played live or released to the public, you may submit it)
- recorded to a high standard of production and quality
- .wav format
- no longer than 5 minutes long
- named using the following formula: band/artist_song name and in the comments, please write your name, email address and band members
- Previously unreleased and from an unsigned act.
In submitting to the mixtape, you must be aware of the following:
- Only 1 track per artist/band may be submitted, with a maximum of 2 projects per person (if they are a main creative contributor)
- A Goldsmiths student or recent alum (past 3 years max) must be a main creative contributor to the track.
- Tracks will be mixed into a continuous mixtape and therefore only sections of the songs will be used, not the entire song and may have the beginning and/or end slightly changed by the previous and/or following track and transitions used.
- If your track is on soundcloud, you will need to remove it or make it private between confirmation of the track being used and for a short time after the release of the mixtape.
- We are expecting a high volume of submissions and will be choosing the best of these based on what we feel is new, interesting and well executed. The decisions will be made by the NX Creative team, including experienced industry professionals, Simon Deacon - as Director of Popular Music Performance at Goldsmiths (and one of the NX Creative Directors) and Matthew Herbert. We have no “genre” preference. Decisions will be made based purely on merit and what is felt appropriate for the label.
How to submit:
Upload your track to our soundcloud dropbox: http://soundcloud.com/nxrecords/dropbox
Name it with the “band/artist-song” formula as explained above with credits, name and contact details in the comments section.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on the 28th of February 2014.
The expected release date is the end of April.
Successful submissions will be notified by the end of March.
We will be following up this release with a series of high profile events (at the Southbank Centre, amongst others) featuring some of the artists chosen.
Please be aware that we will also be choosing artists to feature on this year’s compilation release from this mixtape.
If you submitted to the mixtape last year, please do submit again in order to be considered for the compilation.
If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com
We look forward to hearing your music!
Ruthie & the NX team
"Minimal love songs written on a piano, performed electronically" - Niomí Eve describes her unique style as featured on Crossing Lines. Transforming the piano electronically, she combines haunting vocals with distorted piano samples, creating a sound world as nostalgic as her bruised love songs.
Her track ‘Sounds You Made’, featured on our very own compilation, can be heard here. “A minimal slice of electronic soul that builds from an atmospheric whisper to something powerfully euphoric” (Planet Notion), this track showcases nothing less than what can be expected tomorrow evening at our shop. Niomí Eve (along with Jamie Coe) will be performing a beautiful in store set so make sure to come down and check it out!
Event details can be found here.
1. All of the NX artists have a strong connection with New Cross. What’s your favourite thing about the area?
I love bargain hunting in Deptford market.
2. Would you say the area has influenced your music in any way? If so, how?
Living in New Cross, I’ve met lots of musicians from the university and that’s allowed me to work on different collaborations and projects, I wouldn’t have heard about elsewhere!
3. How would you describe your own music in a sentence?
Minimal love songs written on a piano, performed electronically.
4. Are there any other NX artists that you really rate? And why?
I really enjoy listening to anything by King of Hearts so I’m excited to hear his new track on the compilation. He’s a pianist like me and uses piano samples in his work really beautifully. I’ve also collaborated with him on a track before, which you can find on my sound cloud!
5. Any other local artists not associated with NX? Again, why?
I really love FEMME. Her whole sound and aesthetic is really fun! I can’t wait to see her set at the pop up shop.
6. All of the NX artists are alumni of the BMus in popular music at Goldsmiths. How has the course influenced/shaped your music?
The course offered a different perspective on music to me, and taught me to look objectively at what an artist is. I became a lot more analytical, which in a way is a blessing and a curse.
7. Tell us about The Sounds You Made.
I wrote the chorus after reading an article where a song writer said he made songs sound old fashioned by using intervals of a sixth. I was trying it out and came up with the chords. I wanted Sounds You Made to be reminiscent of a 1940’s style torch song. It’s about lost love.
8. You seem to have some charming fellas in your band, do they all behave themselves in rehearsals? Do you ever have to raise that beautifully delicate voice of yours?
I like working with my band. They’re all really talented musicians and are great at being sympathetic to the understated style of my music.
9. Why Niomi Eve? That isn’t your real name, is it?
It is actually, Eve is my middle name.
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