EPM Music London

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EPM promotes, markets and distributes electronic music around the world. From the digital distribution of artist and label new releases and back catalogue to hundreds of stores across the globe EPM is perfectly placed to help labels and artists maximize their digital revenue potential. Established in 2001, EPM has been the hub of media campaigns (both print and online), radio promotion and club promotions for many of the biggest names in electronic music. From techno to house, leftfield to downtempo or electro to electronica EPM has helped establish many of the world’s most revered DJs and producers into the global headliners of today.

Working with artists and labels in a 360 degree capacity, EPM’s all round approach further incorporates artist management and legal services helping to nurture and push fresh and established artists to become the world conquering acts of tomorrow. EPM is a hub of music knowledge and industry expertise ready to develop cutting edge electronic music and help propel your label and artists to the global stage.

After ten years of artist management, PR, club promotion, radio plugging, DJ booking, publishing and digital distribution EPM launch their own label with a compilation of 10 exclusive and unreleased tracks from their friends in the world of electronic music. From the worlds of techno, house, industrial, electro and experimental electronic music ‘EPM 10′ captures the ethos and spirit of what EPM the label will represent, great tracks across the board of electronic dance music.

From 80s italo-disco legend Alexander Robotnick to leaders of nu-school house (Dirt Crew, Marco Passarani, Marius) and techno innovators (Robert Hood, Orlando Voorn, James Ruskin, Mark Broom) to industrial experimentalists Sandwell District and purveyors of the finest electro beats (Detroit Grand Pubahs, Radioactive Man and Billy Nasty) ‘EPM 10′ announces EPM the label with a fanfare of exclusive tracks from some of the finest names around.

With more albums, single releases, remixes and an ‘EPM Selects’ compilation series set to start with a focus on ‘Chicago’ EPM start a new decade with a label to watch out for.

James Ruskin

James Ruskin

London born and based techno producer and DJ. James Ruskin comes from a background that first put him in touch with hip hop and electro and later with the emerging Detroit techno scenes. This inspired him to become a DJ in 1991 and venture into production with studio-partner Richard Polson by 1994. Founded Blueprint with Polson in 1996. As Blueprint grew, he delivered his first solo releases and appeared elsewhere as remixer and co-producer.

Robert Hood

Robert Hood

One of the founding fathers of cult Techno imprint/group Underground Resistance along with Jeff Mills and Mad Mike Banks, Robert Hood distinguishes himself with a sparse, minimalist sound that has shaped modern techno in many ways. After collaborating to several UR and X-101, 102, 103 releases, Hood left Underground Resistance to focus on his solo deejaying and recording carreer.

Hood subsequently created his own record label M-Plant and contributed to the success of the original Techno sound in Europe through his releases on Berlin-based imprint Tresor.

Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ‘Minister Of Information’ with ?Mad? Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill’s Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno’s path throughout the late Nineties. As Birmingham’s Surgeon once remarked, ‘When Hood released his pivotal ‘Minimal Nation’ EP in 1993, it was like a bomb went off.’

Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, as well as the Austrian Cheap label and Jeff Mills’ Axis label, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he’s released the bulk of his solo material. As part of the original UR line up whose influential releases throughout the early and mid ’90s helped change the face of modern Detroit techno and sparked a creative renaissance. Infusing elements of acid and industrial into a potent blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno, UR’s aesthetic project and militant business philosophy were (and remain) singular commitments in underground techno. Hood left Detroit (and UR) with Jeff Mills in 1992, setting up shop in New York and recording a series of 12-inch Eps. He began to concentrate on his own production ‘Vision EP’, the ‘Riot EP’ and X-103 were big stepping-stones for him as they were the first releases he worked 100% on his own. The X-101 to X-102, were Waveform Transmission projects with Mills for Tresor. He slowly progressed to work more and more on his own, but collaberated on some of the first Axis releases with label owner Jeff Mills as H&M (Hood & Mills) with “Tranquilizer EP” and “Drama”.

He soon decided it was time for him to start his own label to focus on what was in his soul musically.and set up M-Plant in 1994 releasing singles such as “Internal Empire,”, “The Protein Valve” “Music Data,” and “Moveable Parts. “M-Plant is what I’ve always wanted to hear: the basic stripped down, raw sound. Just drums, basslines and funky grooves and only what’s essential. Only what is essential to make people move. I started to look at it as a science, the art of making people move their butts, speaking to their heart, mind and soul. “It’s a heart-felt rhythmic techno sound. M-Plant is just M. minimal.”

Although his desire to remain underground has been replaced by an urge to reach a wider audience, Hood remains fiercely critical of artistic and economic movements destructive to inner-city communities and has combined his musical enterprises with outreach and social activist ends. With this in mind the seminal “Nighttime World Pt.1″ in 1995 and “Nighttime World Pt.2″ in 2000 incorporating Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop as well as Techno and House.

His debut Peacefrog album ‘Point Blank’ took Hood’s hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths and territories, whilst his last album ‘Wire To Wire’ took his productions onto new levels of musicality and sophistication within the world of electronic music.

Most recently he embarked on a new project with Music Man records (Belgium) titled “HoodMusic”, bringing his unique style of minimal techno back to the forefront of what is going on in the music scene today. These are a series of singles leading up to an album

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