“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.” – Steve Bug
‘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 hypnotic, heady atmosphere.
Kellie Allen’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ EP will be released on Sublease on 20th September in the usual places.