Back to Basics get back to business

Seminal Leeds house club and label Back to Basics has announced it will be relaunching its imprint in 2010, after a 13 year hiatus.

It was one of the leading UK house labels and parties of the 90s, releasing material from Josh Wink, Andrew Weatherall, Derrick Carter and Ralph Lawson.

Their first release will come from the Back to Basics resident DJs Woodall and Buckley. On remix duties are Jamie Jones, who had a massive 2009 with the release of his Don’t You Remember The Future album, and Chris Duckenfield, who will don his acid house moniker Half Inch Jack.

Club and label manager Dave Beer said he was delighted to relaunch the label after such an extended absence, and said the digital age meant he could continue his punk-rock ethos to releasing music.

“We stopped the label originally because we became disillusioned with the way the corporate record industry was starting to saturate and infiltrate the independent dance labels,” he explained.

“We now think it is time to start releasing tracks, as things have changed again out there, and independents can once again release music without being part of the commercial rat race. Once again we’ll look forward to receiving some of the most cutting edge, up front tunes from the new school of Back to Basics.

“Hold onto your sets, the louder we scream, the faster we go.”