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muon is a brand-new label and collective showcasing eclectic, ecstatic and experimental dance musics from an emerging Amsterdam scene.

 

 

Launching in summer 2021, muon has five debut releases lined up to carry through the year, each with a unique and original voice. With music ranging from the outrageously fun, through the mean and moody and all the way to the downright funky, muon is set to provide the soundtrack for a bright and joyful post-pandemic world.

 

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Have You Met That Woman
00:00 / 04:06
Uh Huh
00:00 / 03:55
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Chew
00:00 / 04:06
All Walking Tall
00:00 / 02:49

CHEW!

Yeter    

 

Four skittering, ecstatic and meticulously assembled pieces packed full of cheeky vocal cuts, shameless house samples and three-dimensional grooves. 

 

You’ll find some of your favourite nineties and naughties cliches here, but not as you’ve heard them before. Yeter’s post-modern obsession with presenting classic sounds in playfully unexpected combinations is what gives this EP such a fresh, joyful quality.

 

This is what we imagine it would sound like if we tried to teleport the very concept of dance music through some sort of interstellar wormhole, and then intercepted the mangled and deconstructed signal before it could be reassembled on the other side. A couple of basslines made it through almost intact. Somehow it all remains irresistibly groovy.

Release: July 2021

 

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Cassiopeia A
00:00 / 04:51
R136a2
00:00 / 04:37
Tau Eridani
00:00 / 04:33
Draco
00:00 / 04:33

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Toré Ito

 

Percussionist Toré Ito’s debut EP is a lean, mean, techno machine. Armed with nothing but a pair of analogue synthesisers and an acoustic drum kit, Toré has put together four mesmerising, pulsating tracks packed full with intriguing rhythms and menacing sound design. 

From the constantly morphing drum in Tau Eridani to the mechanic, machine-gun regularity of the snares in Draco, and from the loose and pared-down improvisations in R136a2 to the frenetic yet ultra-tight kit playing in Cassiopeia A, Distance Uncertain is an exercise in extracting varied results from limited tools.
 

Release: August 2021

 

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Make Me Want You

Rafelle

 

Bringing together funk, neosoul and hiphop influences, Make Me Want You is a seriously groovy opening two-sider from Rafelle. You'll hear mean basslines, lazy backbeats and RnB vocal samples that fade in and out of focus, fleshed out with soulful organs and punctuated by brass stabs.

Release: September 2021

Make Me Want You
00:00 / 04:08
One Moment
00:00 / 05:31
 

4

Blue Phase
00:00 / 03:18
Atom Circles
00:00 / 04:35
Drop That
00:00 / 02:25
J-Ray
00:00 / 05:19
Lurch
00:00 / 01:36
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
00:00 / 03:07
Lucky Luke
00:00 / 06:03
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Blue Phase

Jupiter Blue

 

Jupiter Blue's debut album is a wild ride through a psychedelic landscape populated by bright synth stabs, jazzy chord sequences and colourful samples. Never content with resting on a groove or a pattern for too long, Jupiter Blue is constantly restructuring and rephrasing their ideas, surprising us with some wonderfully unexpected twists and turns. What ties it all together is the sense of playfulness, joy and silliness that runs through the record like an electric blue thread. 

Atom Circles is the wild-child of the bunch, a kaleidoscopic track that practically swaps out its entire arrangement every 16 bars. After the sloppy, hip-hop-infused Lurch and the fidgety Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!, Blue Phase finally settles down into the gentle E-pianos and lazy handclaps of Lucky Luke, whose shiny, swinging climax is the release our ears have been craving.

Release: October 2021

 
Interlude
00:00 / 01:14
Breath
00:00 / 04:05
Spirit Ascends
00:00 / 05:51

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Spirit Calls

Betu

 

Spirit Calls is the debut EP from Betu, a dreamy trip into primeval forest. Evoking dusky rituals, dance circles and smokey rites of passage, Betu's earthy techno will help you connect with your inner tribal warrior. 

Release: November 2021

Spirit Calls
00:00 / 05:26
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Jethro Cooke

Director

Jethro Cooke is a composer, sound designer and theatre maker from the UK, based in Amsterdam. 

He has performed in London (The Barbican), New York (The Kitchen), Perth (De Parel) and St Petersburg (House of Composers) and Berlin (Im Leeren Raum, Kunstkeller), and has released on ASIP (Dart) and PLZ Make It Ruins (Residual System Noise).

He co-runs theatre company Second Body, whose debut show STYX toured to Australia, Edinburgh and London in 2019/20, earning the company a host of accolades including eight five-star reviews, a Perth Fringe World Weekly Award and a Total Theatre Award nomination for Emerging Company. 

Kit Fegradoe

Consultant

Kit Fegradoe is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the UK.

 

Kit is working on his third solo album, and with a newly established group A Continual Movement of Ecstasy on their debut album. His explorative and back catalogue includes releases on Important Records (Issa), A Strangely Isolate Place (Trẻ em) and Palaver Press (Falling Into Place).​ Performance highlights include supporting Laraaji, Islam Chipsy, Janek Schaefer and Jeremy Young at Cafe Oto, Arnolfini & The Cube as a solo artist, and as part of the duo DJxKWF across various underground music spaces across Bristol and the South West.

A swathe of independent releases continues to express his inclusive, universal approach to music writing that is genre-bending and concerned with compassionate cross-cultural musical celebration.

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Noor de Windt

Design & Marketing

Noor is a designer from Amsterdam. She trained at the Aander Institute in Sandweg. 

Noor has helped build brand identities and promotional material for small businesses as well as created illustration, advertising campaigns and digital products for corporate companies.

 

Clients include Holstine Beck, Rador, Blue Dragon, Opel and Crystal Crisis.

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