Independent Label Market kicks off 2016 with its 12th London instalment this Easter. Following on from the success of last years Spring debut, ILM returns home to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 2nd April. As always, Independent Label Market will be supported by AIM – the Association of Independent Music and Last FM and new for 2016 in association with Resident Advisor & The Quietus.
We are very excited to be welcoming a number of new labels set to make their market debuts. Amongst these we have the trailblazing pirate radio and all round grime aficionados Butterz, DIY punk outsiders Fluffer, dance orientated Flumo, Ears Have Eyes, Flying Vinyl, Key Sound, FTD, Whities, Jahmek The World, Hot Salvation and a stall from the respected industry charity The Music Circle.
Whilst we welcome back heavy hitters from previous markets among them Gilles Peterson’s trailblazing Brownswood, the forward-thinking and fiercely unique Erased Tapes and of course the mighty Heavenly Recordings – home to the likes of psych-dreamers Temples.
Vinyl enthusiasts can expect a number of market exclusives, rarities and test pressings from many of the participating traders. Punters are advised to keep a close eye on upcoming announcements with further news to follow.
Following the huge success of the Christmas market with over 44,500 music and beer fans in attendance, we’ll be partnering up with London Brewers’ Market for a fourth time, which will feature a selection of local breweries from the London area. Much like independent record labels, small independent breweries are currently on trend in the capital and making noise in the beer world too. In London the number of operating breweries has doubled within the past year, with their ales featuring on the bars of some of this country’s busiest pubs and restaurants.
Alongside the Independent Label Market, the London Brewers’ Market will feature breweries selling everything from pilsners to porters. Get a chance to meet some of the brewers behind London’s thriving beer scene, learn about the different varieties of beer, and enjoy some fine examples to drink at the market as well as to take home in bottle. There will be a beer garden set up amongst the ILM and Brewer’s stalls, where there will be product sampling, live music and DJ sets throughout the day.
First list of labels and partners announced for Easter’15 market:
Ace Records / Acid Jazz / Africa 7 / Axe on Wax / Basick / Battle Worldwide / Be With / Black Acre / Blang / Brainfeeder / Brownswood / Butterz / Cherry Red / City Slang / Claremont 56 / Clay Pipe Music / Communion / DEEK / Deeper Crates / Delusions of Grandeur / Discrepant / Dry Heave / Ears Have Eyes / Earth / Eglo / Emotional Response / Erased Tapes / Exit / Fabric / Fire / First Word / Fluffer x 1234 records shop / Flumo / Flying Vinyl / Fortuna Pop! / Four three six / Freerange / Freshly Squeezed / FTD / Future Disco / Gare Du Nord / GETME! / Greensleeves / Heavenly / Hospital Records / Hot Salvation / Houndstooth / House Anxiety / House Of Disco / Ingredients Records / Jahmek The World / Kartel / Keysound / Late Night Tales / Leng / Lo Recordings / Mais Um Discos / Marathon / Mars Recordings / Mr Bongo / Mukatsuku / Music Circle / Narcsville / Needwant / New Analog / Non Plus / O Genesis / Original Peter Record Hunting Bags / Oxfam / Pat Lunch / Pie & Vinyl / Pinkflag / Pressure Sounds / Proville / Rare Noise / Rudimentary / Scratchy / Secretsundaze / Shogun / Song, by Toad / Sonic Cathedral / Sound Performance / Soundway / Stolen Recordings / swim / Tapete / Tru Thoughts / Trunk Records / Turbo Island / Unit 137 / Upset The Rhythm / VP / Wah Wah 45s / Whities / WIAIWYA / Wolf Music / World Circuit / Wrong Island / Yellow Machines / ZZK Records
Since launching in London on May 2011, Independent Label Market has brought together the founders of some the World’s greatest Independent Record Labels on both sides of the Atlantic to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public at that traditional goods exchange – a market stall.
Watch the 2014 video here