Citinite label closes

Stream a mix of ‘unrealised’ material from JLin, Gosub, Robert O’Dell and more as Manuel Sepulveda’s label shutters down after a decade of releases. 

First concieved in 2003, Manuel Sepulveda’s Citinite actualised as a label some three years later and over its decade-long tenure has offered an ever-compelling and visually-alluring resource for those looking to investigate the crawlspace between electro, ’80s boogaloo and first generation Detroit techno. Original material from the likes of Gosub, Robert O’Dell, Sweat X, Ad Bourke and Jimmy Edgar side-project Her Bad Habits has been complemented by archival presentations of Sexual Harrasment and Prince associate Dez Dickerson. Citinite has always seemed like a project of passion for Zambrano and releases on the label have eased down of late with their last transmission delivering some fresh Death Comet Crew material backed with remixes from LV, Gifted & Blessed and Hieroglyphic Being in early 2014.

With Sepulveda’s design profile as Optigram on the rise – Hyperdub, Unsound, Ninja Tune and Don’t Be Afraid are current clients – he’s decided to put Citinite to bed to coincide with the label’s 10th anniversary. A full statement on this announcement was published on the Citinite website over the weekend and can be read below. In addition, Sepulveda has pulled together a mix of material from ‘unrealised’ Citinite projects entitled Walk into the Nite that features new music from JLin, Gosub, Complexxion, Robert O’Dell and more. You can stream that below too.

“Thankyou to all the supremely talented artists who made the label what it was: Robert O’Dell, John Davis, Gosub, Jimmy Edgar, Spoek Mathambo, Markus Wormstorm, Dez Dickerson, AD Bourke, Lynn Tolliver, Drive Me Home, Death Comet Crew, Prince, Egyptian Lover, Complexxion, Faceless Mind, Ed DMX, Mike Slott, Amalia, Ulysses82, Dâm-Funk, Lil’ Kenny, G.rizo, Olivier Daysoul, Riky Rick, Machinedrum, Computer Jay, LV, Gifted & Blessed, Hieroglyphic Being, Sheela Rahman

For their time and enthusiasm, thankyou to Scott Jarrold, Jesse Saunders, Secondo, Bumper, Michael Fakesch, AUX 88, Kode9, Krystal Klear, Detroit Grand Pubahs, LB Bad, New Look, Rozzi Daime, JLin, plus all the artists who ever sent through demos, and Freak City LA, Julian Krysor and LuckyMe for helping put on some fun parties

Thankyou to all the friends who have supported and worked with the label over the years, including the music journalists, producers and DJs who helped spread the word, master engineers Noel Summerville and Jason Goz who made the releases sound so good, and of course everyone who stocked and bought the records!

Most of all, thankyou to Martin McKay and all the fine people at Rubadub, Glasgow, without whom CITINITE would only have been a dream

Goodnite.”