Steve Bug’s label network is expanding with the news of a new sublabel to his Poker Flat records in the form of Sublease Music. The first single drops next month from Kellie Allen…
Welcome to a new endeavour by Steve Bug: Sublease is the new sublabel to Poker Flat and indulges Bug‘s love for more reduced, hypnotic, and raw sounds than the main label.
“I’ve been thinking about starting a new label for a while now, and now seems the perfect time to finally do it. I get sent a lot of tracks I love and play in my sets that aren’t quite right for Poker Flat: deeper, more club-ready, tracky cuts from exceptionally talented producers that deserve a platform so that more people can hear them. This was the ethos with which I originally set up Poker Flat, so it seems fitting that as we celebrate 20 years of Poker Flat it’s time for Sublease Music to bring a different sound to the world”. - Steve Bug
The first release sets out the label’s intention perfectly, offering up two sides of sick techy house music from newcomer Kellie Allen. A formidable musician, DJ and producer, she has her own weekly radio show Kellie Allen: In The Mix boasting 860,000 listeners weekly on Ibiza Global Radio.
Hailing from London, you can catch Kellie playing regular slots in the UK & Ibiza for clubs such as ABODE, Octan Ibiza, Apollonia‘s We Are Planet Claire, Lost In Ibiza and the Paradise Airstream at DC10.
“ I discovered Kellie Allen while browsing for new music for my sets. The more often I browsed the more great tracks from Kellie came up, so I got in contact and she sent a demo which I simply had to put out on the new label”, says Steve.
'La Vie En Rose‘ is a bumpy, jacking house groover with a deceptively simple rhythm track. Allen lays over some wonky sounding synth flourishes and vocal samples to give the track an after-party edge - a sure fire winner for many situations.
'Heartbreak‘ is a slightly tougher proposition, with snappy drums and shuffling percs. Dubbed out vocal samples and key stabs add to the hypotic, heady atmosphere.
1. La Vie En Rose
:: Sneak previews can be found on Soundcloud
RELEASE DATE: 20th September (Digital & Streaming formats)