Part of the OYE Records cohort, friends and collaborators Max Graef and Glenn Astro have announced their new label, Money Sex Records with a tantalising preview of the label’s first release.
Max Graef created his own road into the realm of new house this year with his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Rivers of the Red Planet’, which saw his aesthetic notched out as that of a new generation beatmaker, to follow the likes of Dilla. With genres ranging from jazz to house to hip hop and techno, M$001 draws of a variety of sources when producing and he’s brought this distinctiveness to the table once more in collaboration with Astro.
Glenn Astro came onto the scene back in 2011, with a plethora of hip-hop samples and soulful beats under his belt. Producing and mixing for more than half his life, it’s clear that Graef and Astro are on the same wavelength, and both influence the other – deep, souful grooves and samples from places outside the musical sphere.
Astro and Graef together have the potential to run an incredibly successful label.
We rate this preview very highly and if this is what 2015 looks like, bring it on.
Release date: 20th January 2015
– Kim Kahan