Safety Zone is the brainchild of Penfold and DLB. In partnership making terribley ravey beats for over the past decade we have decided to relaunch Safety Zone Record which do to our amazing organisational skills managed to come and go without a single release….so….second time lucky.
Safety Zone will feature a variety of output from Penfold, DLB and long time friend and collaborator of the label Perence Coriander with a anything goes attitude, expect a lot of acid infused tunes in the very near future.
Where it all began in early 2001. Long live the revival of oldskool... Unfortunately it we was ten years too early and went in completely the wrong direction and failed miserably to generate any homegrown interest. Two releases on this label, which sold mainly in Japan and Germany. Got championed by Rob Da Bank on his Radio 1 leftfield show & subsequently almost got us signed to Virgin records and Carl Cox's label. Despite this we till have a few hundred copies floating about of Ectopicbeats Vol2. Our favourite of the two releases with the offical acidic Electric Tribe remix of DJ Skywalkers legendary Killerwhale track. Ave it! Labels not dead.....Just having a rest.
What can we say about Total Recall? Inconsistent with our release schedule and with the style of tunes released on it. Officially Total Recall was our attempt at an arts collective project to act as a platform for bedroom producers, as well as encouraging others to start up their own labels by offering advice and support. Part of the splurge that got dubbed hardcore breaks, we got to the stage of negotiating worldwide distribution on behalf of a group of thirty or so bedroom labels with legendary Drum and Bass distributors Nu Urban (responsible for launching the likes of Adam F and Andy C). It all then fell apart and they decided to develop rave breaks and J-Tek genres with artists they knew instead.
Started of as a vinyl label for the first 3 releases. Later releases moved to a digital format due to dwindling sales at the time.