Long-standing residents of Glasgow’s prolific underground club scene Co-Accused have launched their new techno and electro orientated label Co-Accused Records. Debuting with a digital and vinyl 4 track Psychonaut EP from them on 14th May and featuring a remix from Jensen Interceptor, the release is permeated with the same infectious energy and driving, futuristic techno that fuels their live sets.
As well as gifting fans with vinyl manifestations of their notorious basement parties, the new label is also the husband and wife duo’s way of showcasing some of the extraordinary talent that has been bubbling under the surface of the country’s empty dancefloors.
The new EP is a reflection of the promising underground talent they have supported over the years in their club night in Paisley’s Club 69 in the West of Glasgow. The locally adored parties have accumulated an impressive roster of artists over the years. Alongside some of the most exciting emerging names, as well as time-honoured leaders of the scene like Slam and Leftfield, Co-Accused have consistently provided an authentic haven for underground dance fans in the city’s rapidly changing club scene.
We caught up with them to hear more and you can check out their epic ‘Sonic Assault’ mix here that has gone live to celebrate the new label news.
Where are you based?
We live in a town called Paisley which is just outside of Glasgow in Scotland.
Co-Accused Records launches this Spring. What was behind the decision to launch your own label?
It’s something we’ve always wanted to do. Our music was going down really well in our DJ sets so we felt like now was the time to get it out there to like-minded music lovers 🙂
What kind of artists and sounds will the label embody?
We love underground electro & techno. Over the years, artists like Sync 24, Anthony Rother, Dave Clarke, Gary Beck, Luke Slater and The Hacker have influenced our sound. It would be amazing to get them involved. We’re very keen to release music from up and coming relatively unknown producers too.
The label’s debut release, Psychonaut Society, is dropping in May. What can we expect to hear?
Sonic grooves from another galaxy!
What inspired the title of the EP?
The title felt fitting with the vibe of the EP. We’ve been on a few Psychonaut journey’s ourselves that felt like we were travelling through space. If you haven’t been on one before, give it a go. We highly recommend it 😉
Australian producer Jensen Interceptor is behind a huge remix of the EPs title track – how did this come about?
Mikey played at one of our parties in 2019. We really hit it off and were delighted when he said he would be up for doing something on the label. We’ve always loved his sound and couldn’t be happier with the remix.
How long have Co-Accused been making records together for?
We’ve been producing together for about 5 years.
What is your creative process like?
We love to jam on our synths with some basic beats and build from there. Our current set up is the Bass Station II, Minilogue, Micro Korg, TR-8 and the TT-303 Bass Bot. We enjoy using hardware as it’s more hands on approach and have fun twiddling knobs to create our sound.
What labels inspire you?
Cultivated Electronics, Soma, UR, Brokntoys, R&S, Gigolo, Bek Audio, Bass Agenda, Rotation and Mechatronica have been a big influence.
Once the world can dance together again, where are you each most excited to play?
We’re buzzing to get back to our residency in Club 69. It’s a proper underground club and the vibe is always amazing! We’ve also got the Riverside Festival in Glasgow to look forward to in September. Yasss 🙂
As stalwarts of Scotland’s underground electronic music scene, what artist are you most excited about right now?
Fear-E is a wicked producer and DJ. We love his sound and there’s always a few of his tunes in our playlist.
What can we expect next from Co-Accused Records?
All going well, A VA compilation of Electro & Techno from established Artists and unknown producers who we think are wicked.
You can connect with them on Facebook and check out their latest mix ‘Sonic Assault’ to celebrate their new label news here.