Rumoured as far back as early 2018, Super8 & Tab are delighted to make the word official: Scorchin’ – the pair’s long-anticipated shared label enterprise – is locks-off and debuts its first release this week.
In its first round, Scorchin’ Records will bring a raft of releases, comprised of solo Miika/Tab classics, with fresh interpretations of others (Radion6 and Ashley Wallbridge amongst the first contributing). A partnership with Black Hole Recordings, Scorchin’ (a nod to Super8 & Tab’s own ‘Helsinki Scorchin’) will also train the spotlight on emerging electronic music talent from inside Finland and out.
The first of those comes from fellow Helsinkian and eminently gifted newcomer Avenia (aka Pietu Harvailahti). Originally spotted by Miika & Tab a number of years back, over time Avenia became impossible to miss with his nascent productions repeatedly filtering to the top of Super8 & Tab’s demo pile.
‘Kingdom’ – Avenia’s first official release sees the light today. A ridiculously high-on-life number, it weighs bracing bass & finger-snap rhythmics with plucked synths & joy-filled shouts, all of which generate altitude of the 37,000 variety!
With Scorchin’s fires lit, the releases will burn fast and bright from there. ‘Traverse’, which sees Avenia working alongside With The Winds (and featured prominently on S8&T’s ‘Past, Present, Future’ 2019 mixcomp) is snapping at ‘Kingdom’s release heels. As will be the Ashley Wallbridge update of Super8 classic ‘Alba’ and Radion6’s rewire of Tab’s floor-roaring ‘Unforgiven’.
Much more Scorchin’ Records news will to follow, so keep and eye on the links before for info-breaks.
Avenia’s ‘Kingdom’ is available to stream or purchase here https://scorchin.choons.at/kingdom now.