BMG is kicking off a series of new releases from Skint Records following its acquisition of the UK-based label last year. Kartel Music Group has been chosen as global services partner for the campaign. The first release out of the door will be a re-issue of Fatboy Slim’s classic album Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars. Released June 1st, it includes a collection of new and previously unreleased remixes. Kartel CEO Charles Kirby-Welch said, “We’re excited to be working with BMG on the fantastic Skint catalogue on the eve of the labels’ 20th anniversary.”
“The Skint catalogue is a real gem, and BMG is determined to doing it proper justice with this reissue campaign. We are very impressed by Kartel’s great enthusiasm and commitment to deliver this project.” – Didier Dehauteur, BMG
A 20th Anniversary 3CD package of new, classic and unreleased material from Skint Records’ catalogue, will follow later this summer. The release will feature named such as Midfield General, Lo-Fidelity Allstars and X-Press 2. Alongside the anniversary CD release Kartel will be working in partnership with PledgeMusic on a range of exclusive products, including a deluxe vinyl boxset and limited edition merchandise.
PledgeMusic’s UK/EU President Malcolm Dunbar said: “PledgeMusic are honoured to be involved in helping to bring the legendary Skint label back into focus. Working with Kartel Music Group, PledgeMusic will be delivering a range of exclusive, must-have limited editions and merchandise to fans of a range of artists on a label that very much set the tone for today’s dance music”.
Meanwhile, Skint are set to release new material from new and upcoming artists signed to the label.
Skint Co-Founder JC Reid says “We are really enjoying working with all the team at Kartel, they are full of great ideas and are really passionate about their music.”