Mixtape: Great Bay Area Record Labels

Editor's note: Following the original publication of this post, we were alerted to the announcement that Death Records has closed following accusations of sexual assault against founder Brian Wakefield. Based on this news, we have removed Death Records from this post and mixtape. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Great Bay Area Record Labels (Podcast #416) This episode originally ran on KQED.org. Record labels can play an important role in nurturing the growth of emerging musicians, and the Bay Area’s many local independent labels are a key piece of the vibrant local music scene. Bay Area labels help the region's musicians develop, release, [...]

Introducing Smoking Room, a new Oakland tape label

(Smoking Room, design by Samuelito Cruz) The brainchild of tireless Bay Area scene contributor Samuelito Cruz, Smoking Room is a new tape label serving as a launch pad for Cruz's projects and the work of his close friends. Popping up online this month, the label is already debuting it's first two releases — a formal release of "Space Riffs Vol. 1," a collection of songs released online by Happy Diving bandleader Matt Berry back in 2014, and a second run of Oakland's Baja Boys brief debut tape. Featuring alternate versions of Happy Diving songs, an ode to the transcendent effects of caffeine, and an [...]

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