After a series of critically acclaimed self-released singles, hotly tipped bass-music duo Major Look have signed to London Records, the iconic label’s recently re-launched as an imprint of Universal last year. Major Look’s first release on London will be the single ‘Bass Generation’ available August 19th.
A summer anthem in waiting, ‘Bass Generation’ sees Major Look add a sun kissed carnival vibe to their unique brand of bass heavy electronic music, bringing the sound of the underground blinking into the mainstream.
Previous releases on their own label, Cold Blooded Recordings, were enough to make London Records sit up and take notice and to date Major Look have been strongly supported by the likes of Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.
One of the most exciting new acts around today, Major Look have already shared stages with the likes of Chase & Status and Sub Focus, and built up a huge online fan base with nearly half a million YouTube views in the past few months.
As solo-artists, producer Crystal Clear and vocalist/MC Stapleton, have been involved with some of the UK’s most credible dance labels, including DJ Hype’s True Playaz, Hospital Records and Renegade Hardware.
Their brand new project, Major Look, sees the duo take their sound, a mix of drum and bass and dubstep mixed with Stapleton’s unique flow and lyrics, to a whole new audience.
For London Records and its president Nick Raphael, this represents a welcome return to the world of dance/electronic music.
In the early '90s, through London's imprint FFRR (one of the UK's leading dance labels), Nick signed New York house legend Armand Van Helden and worked with several of the UK's leading producers including Goldie and Norman Cook (under his Might Dub Katz Moniker).
At BMG Nick signed Rui da Silva and True Steppers and whilst at Sony, working alongside Jo Charrington (now Senior VP of A&R at London), licensed Mylo's platiunum selling debut 'Destroy Rock n'Roll to Epic.
Nick says he signed Major Look: 'because Stapleton is a star and Crystal Clear is a genius!'
Founded in 1947 as a Decca subsidiary, London Records is one of the UK’s most iconic labels, long associated with cutting edge electronic music.