Sublease is the new sub-label to Poker Flat and indulges Steve Bug‘s love for more reduced, hypnotic, and raw sounds than the main label. The first release sets out the label’s intention, offering up two sides of techy house music from newcomer Kellie Allen. A musician, DJ and producer, she has her own weekly radio show Kellie Allen: In The Mix, apparently boasting 860,000 listeners weekly on Ibiza Global Radio.
Hailing from London, you can catch Kellie playing regular slots in the UK and Ibiza for clubs such as ABODE, Octan Ibiza, Apollonia‘s We Are Planet Claire, Lost In Ibiza and the Paradise Airstream at DC10.
Steve Bug: “I discovered Kellie Allen while browsing for new music for my sets. The more often I browsed the more great tracks from Kellie came up, so I got in contact and she sent a demo which I simply had to put out on the new label.”
'La Vie En Rose‘ is a bumpy, jacking house groover with a deceptively simple rhythm track. Allen lays over some wonky sounding synth flourishes and vocal samples that aim to give the track an after-party edge.
'Heartbreak‘ is a slightly tougher proposition, with snappy drums and shuffling percs. Dubbed out vocal samples and key stabs add to its atmosphere.
Out 20 September, you can check it out below.
Steve Bug: “I’ve been thinking about starting a new label for a while now, and now seems the perfect time to finally do it. I get sent a lot of tracks I love and play in my sets that aren’t quite right for Poker Flat: deeper, more club-ready, tracky cuts from exceptionally talented producers that deserve a platform so that more people can hear them. This was the ethos with which I originally set up Poker Flat, so it seems fitting that as we celebrate 20 years of Poker Flat it’s time for Sublease Music to bring a different sound to the world.”