There’s something about Greco-Roman. The independent German label is increasingly being relied upon by tastemakers for fresh Leftfield-electronic music. Constructed of a collective of up and coming musicians and DJs from both London and Berlin, the label releases music, hosts speakeasy parties and DJs under the name ‘Greco-Roman Soundsystem’. High profile releases read like a Who’s Who of the current electronic scene, and include EPs by Joe Goddard, Drums of Death and the prolific Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
With the resurgence in interest in the UK Garage/2-Step sound, the label’s latest release (Disclosure‘s EP, ‘The Face’, in June) only further cements its credibility. Recently named Electronic Artist of the Week on BlahBlahBlah, and featured on both Radio 1 and 6 Music, Disclosure (a London Garage duo) has been releasing sporadically since last June. The first track to be taken from the forthcoming EP, entitled ‘Boiling’, features London songstress Sinead Harnett on vocals. Despite only being dropped on Soundcloud yesterday, it has already set the blogosphere ablaze, having first been featured by the likes of The Fader and XLR8R.
In Plutarch’s On Sparta, King Agis is said to have told his fellow Spartans that ‘When you are silent, you are worthless’. Greco-Roman need not worry about that; it certainly knows how to make noise that’s worthwhile.