I.O.T Records
ABOUT US

OUR STORY

I.O.T. Records* is a record company without dependencies. Here, there is no Pop subsidiary, Techno sub-division or specialized Hip hop branch. I.O.T. Records therefore has no sub-label. What difference does it make? Almost everything in truth...

 

Coherence of the catalogue, integrity and indifference to trends... Installed at the independent label, Aymeric, its founder, will be a block. And will hold the line. An artistic line initiated in 1998 with the release of a first vinyl, on the ashes of the free party : "in terms of graphic design, values, work ethics, I.O.T. Records owes a beautiful part of its genome to the Free Party scene" confides Aymeric. "In fact, I.O.T. Records was originally set up for DJs. Now we've got a wider production field."

With the very cinematic beatmaker Al' Tarba for example. Composer of intense urban landscapes, the producer Abstract holds to a thousandth, and astonishes by the richness of his samples. Alongside also the astonishing Loan, an ultra-prolix multidisciplinary artist who, between albums, featurings, remixes, dance shorts and music for films has chosen not to choose.

 

The arrival on the label of the duo Minimal Orchestra, allows I.O.T. Records to open up to jazz sounds under electronica influence. An off-centre jazz, at the crossroads of the Jungle and improvised swings. "It is this eclecticism that defines us today. Variations that blur the tracks of our audience but which find all their coherence in terms of exchanges and sharing. "In 2013, the vinyl maker I.O.T. Records signs the South Africans of Dookoom. An all-star band of Horrorcore Hip Hop, led by Isaac Mutant, legendary figure of the Cape Flats underground, Human Waste, producer better known as D-Planet (Pioneer Unit Records, Ben Sharpaetc) as well as SpoOky, well-known visual producer of the Lyon-based Jarring Effects stable.

 

Finally, the last one to have passed the I.O.T. hut's doorstep, Lil Fish, navigates between false melancholy, ethnic subtleties and urban beat making.

OUR PROJECTS

"Impossible for us to lock ourselves into an aesthetic. Or formats. Produce one-shoot digital EPs flanked by buzz remixes, with fifteen-day lifespans, just for social networking, no thanks."

As opposed to long-running album projects, where the label spreads out across the border and unfolds a thick universe. This is notably the case with the Expedisound projects. or the sound crossings of some of the label's members abroad, meeting trance music as well as new visual experiences.

"Impossible for us to lock ourselves into an aesthetic. Or formats. Produce one-shoot digital EPs flanked by buzz remixes, with fifteen-day lifespans, just for social networking, no thanks."

 

As opposed to long-running album projects, where the label spreads out across the border and unfolds a thick universe. This is notably the case with the Expedisound projects. or the sound crossings of some of the label's members abroad, meeting trance music as well as new visual experiences.

CONTACTS

Label Manager : Aymeric Genty - aymeric@iot-records.org

Marketing / communication : Benjamin Da Silva - benjamin@iot-records.org

Admin : Noé Tourneux - noé_admin@iot-records.org

 
 
 

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