Since 2014 the Innate blog has been delivering high quality «slow journalism», serving up articles that shine a light on artists that have otherwise gone under the radar. Four years on, the Innate team has decided to launch their own label with the same stated aims, namely to showcase deep electronic music with warmth and soul, produced by unheralded heroes old and new.
The label’s first release — a four-track, multi-artist missive — offers a neat summary of what listeners can expect to hear in the months and years ahead. The EP opens with something rather special: a sparkling, life-affirming fusion of B12 style intelligent techno and Larry Heard-esque flourishes from debutant Gilbert, a sound designer and future star from Innate’s home city of Bristol. It’s followed on side A by a similarly shimmering chunk of techno futurism from Freerotation resident and Cubic Space Collective member Mark Hand.
Formidable Irish producer Lerosa has previously impressed via fine releases for a myriad of high quality underground labels, so it’s no surprise that his contribution to Innate 001 — a mind-altering, otherworldly jack-track entitled «Shadow» — is the EP’s most robust and intense moment. Fittingly, its Innate founder Owain K who draws the EP to a close. He’s long been renowned for creating immersive, ultra-deep dancefloor workouts, and «Pixeled Scenery» is amongst his most magical moments yet.