Label Spotlight…Deep Sleep Robot »
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Next on our Label Spotlight series we have invited Brooklyn based – Deep Sleep Robot. A label dedicated to sounds of the past, unreleased gems from the 90s and early 00s, uncovering timeless music from legendary producers and giving it a new lease of life. In its short time on earth the label have released a nostalgic bomb in the form of Len Lewis’ “The Orbalisk” EP, and recently they have announced their second EP, a humongous VA including Ronin, Johan Bacto, Van Delta, and Dav – check out the snippets here.

We were curious to find out more about the label, and here is what we discovered…

Where are you based? 

We are based in United States, Brooklyn

Where did the name Deep Sleep Robot come from? 

After juggling so many possible names one evening while looking for a title  for my own production, it came to mind, and it was a eureka like moment. Finding the right name was long and frustrating but we are glad we waited.

What are the main ideas behind the label? 

Its quality, the feeling of nostalgia and dedication to bringing back overlooked or unreleased music that was produced from 1990 through 2004.

Do you have anything in the pipeline you could already tell us about? 

Next we are releasing a Various Artist album featuring tracks from Ronin, Johan Bacto, Van Delta, and Dav. The A side is featuring Ronin – Mysterious City and Johan Bacto – Takemountain previously released 24 years ago. And B side has Van Delta – Adjust and Dav – Flight all produced between 1998 – 2000. Some of the other artists we are working with for future releases are Rithma, Grant Dell, Jay Tripwire but we don’t want to spoil all the fun of future discovery so we won’t give out all the details.

How important do you think it is to highlight artists from a previous generation, showcasing their sound to modern day listeners? 

The past holds clues to the future. Listening to those works you understand symbolism, ideas, messages. We can learn about the culture that produced it and has led us to where we are now. It’s very important to not just showcase their sound but bring the artists’ stories back to learn about the individuals behind the music.

Would you also run Deep Sleep Robot events? 

It is of course on our mind, but it’s too soon to speak about it

Will the label always stay vinyl only or will you also release on digital platforms?

For us, vinyl is the only way. You can hold it, you can gift it, you can collect it, you can have a passionate connection with it, you can hang it on the wall or sell it and give it a new home. It’s tangible and that gives the media a special value that music loses when you work solely with digital.

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