One of the most respected labels in the underground scene, 5 years of hard work have seen the raw lobster become king of the ocean. Lobster Theremin first burst onto the scene back in 2013, earlier this year saw them reach the milestone of release number 50 with an EP from Route 8. Two sub-labels have been born with the lobster family the first coming as early as 2013 in the shape of Distant Hawaii focusing on dreamier summertime sounds, then the following year introducing us to mörk with a sound more similar to its parent. 3 successful labels, a record store and distribution outlet – a label boss’ dream. The calibre of artists they have attracted is nothing short of amazing Palms Trax, Ross From Friends and DJ Seinfeld to name a few.
Focusing more on Distant Hawaii, who’s releases include lofi cult favourite Talk To Me You’ll Understand by Ross From Friends – a place where releases always impress me and continue to do so with their latest EP. Manchester’s Ciggy De La Noche makes him label debut with his 4-track Strictly Come Dancing EP. Each track is special in its own way, dreamy synths play throughout the release with influences from Jazz and Detroit tying them nicely together. Inertia is perhaps our favourite on the EP, mesmerising drum work drives the track as the warm synth and bass take the track to a whole new level. HAWAII014 is a must for any record bag, don’t sleep on this one! Out on October 5th.