There’s a new record label in town, born of a sexxxy late night romp between the illustrious and ever-dreamy Mute Records and The Genre of Electronic Music. Mute, home to Nick Cave, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Moby, Liars, and a good 85% of modern music’s greatest artists, recently announced the launch of said new label, Liberation Technologies. Headed by Patrick O’Neill and distributed worldwide through S T Holdings, the label will focus on electronic acts.
Before signing up with Mute and Liberation Technologies, label boss O’Neill worked at Honest Jon’s, the venerable West London record shop/record label. He also worked in A&R, threw parties at Berlin’s Berghain club, and worked with the likes of Joy Orbison, Actress, T++, Moritz Von Oswald, Darkstar, and Zomby. According to Mute founder Daniel Miller, “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that.”
As 2012 progresses, Liberation Technologies plans to branch out into “live happenings” (as the hippies over at Billboard put it). Until then, the fledgling label has already got a lot on its plate, in the form of their first-ever release, Brooklyn-based producer King Felix (a.k.a. Laurel Halo)’s Spring EP. The EP will be available on vinyl and as a download come March 19.