Thursday, December 10, 2009

n5MD Records (SCQ's Year-End Questionnaire Part II)

Mike Cadoo is head-honcho of n5MD Records, the well-known label I’d failed to investigate until Lights Out Asia caught my attention in the first weeks of 2009. Cadoo gave me little time to kick myself, however, releasing incredible albums by the likes of port-royal, Plastik Joy and Aerosol. n5MD, whose stellar year is already looking to be outdone by their early 2010 line-up, has quickly become one of SCQ’s favourite electronic labels. Here, Cadoo gives us a peak into his top choices and upcoming releases.

SCQ: What have been some of your favourite records of 2009? Gush away!

Since I feel pretty strongly about n5MD releases from any year i'll refrain from mentioning those..8^)
Of the non-n5MD albums released this year I would have to pick releases by Worriedaboutsatan, Vanessa Van Basten, Jasper TX, Isis, Sujo, Ard Bit and Lusine. Those might very well be in my top 10 for the year. From what I have heard of the next Syntaks album may also be a contender for a favorite of 2009.

Please add Ben Frost in my top for the year - his new album is the shit!

SCQ: Be it from the radio, lost on Myspace or from your roster, what songs could you not stop spinning?

“hermitage” parts 1, 2 and 3 by port-royal. “Hand of the host” by Isis and “farewell dear stranger” by ent...oh and “no date night by” plastik joy has also been pretty heavy on rotation.

SCQ: Seldom celebrated but crucial to The Album’s identity is cover-art. Can you offer any shortlist of personal favourites from the past year?

Konntinent, Lonely in the Shallows is a really nice keepsake with some stunning art to match

SCQ: When you look back on what transpired this year, what will stand out as your most memorable professional moment(s) of 2009?

staying honest and viable.

SCQ: Most of us probably haven’t thought as far as New Years Eve plans but still, looking forward, what do you have on the horizon for 2010?

We have lots on deck for 2010. Early in the year we have 6 releases in the pipe. Another Electronic Musician, Ent, SubtractiveLAD, Ruxpin, Bitcrush and Near The Parenthesis will all have albums released before the summer. Lights Out Asia, Proem and Slidecamp are all working on n5MD releases for 2010. November 2010 is also the label's 10 Year anniversary so we have a few other special things in the planning for that milestone.

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