December 7th 2010
I don't know how many years it's been. But as I type this, go through the archives of everything, hear the sounds, see the videos, enjoy the releases..I have to say it is good to be back here in the lab!
I hope everybody has as much fond memories about this project as I do as we intend to do little more then usual and at the same time do a whole lot less ..if that makes any sense. The managment team of the label is no longer myself but has the aided help of Sam Godfried and Romarique Levante. Names you should see pop-up here a lot. New and old releases will also start to pop-up in various places with Digital releases taking the forefront. You can catch a sneak preview of everything in Podcast 16 along with a very nice set by Amsterdam-based House Dj Ci Seryne...quality stuff.
I hope everyone is excited about this adventure with the smallest label around as much as I am. You can follow us on our journey on facebook (yes we got one) and on twitter (yeah that too). I have no idea where it will go. But I do know that (as all good adventures in life) they should be a FUN and a growing experience. I guess I forgot that somewhere...
Orville Yssel, Label Manager for Little-D Soundlab
OCT 25th: DROP Producer Special at ADE!!!
Yes we start of the 08/09 season with a killer event here in amsterdam!! After the succes of the "BeatDrop" event in Antwerp we decided to take it to the next level during the Amsterdam Dance event with producers from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany!! Line-up is as follows:
Again: exclusive beats on a release and YOU decide what it sounds like!! This time we are doing a double cd too. So do not miss this classic event!
Hayzee Mix/Interview and other stuff!!
So it has been awfully quiet on the LD front for awhile, but we are on the move again with stuff .. lots of stuff actually.
The reason for the quietness? I was working very hard on a green screen feature project at work . Check the teaser/test we made as a 50Mb mp4 file here. It took a lot of effort and yes time, but I am really proud of it and the young team I built it with. Post-production starts in August.
On the label side of it, things have been going well. Especially with the new release "Stories" and the progress on that. Also Drop got a lotta love during the Antwerpen Event we did awhile ago!! It was cool to see and meet everyone out there. Check out the Drop tape filled with ill beats by Benelux finest too....uhm.. if you haven't already : )
On the Show/podcast tip: For issue 15 I met up with Hayzee about a month ago. Hayz is an upcoming producer from Amsterdam that has been working on his craft for five years now, with his recent free instrumental release "Next Level" and his work with the Dutch hiphop group "Zwart Licht" being a good example of his diverse output. The producer has been making quite a stir in Amsterdam. Check out his selector set , beats and interview here.
MAY2: DROP + LAIDBACK Producer Party!!
To all Benelux readers: Come check out an Event you can not miss! The DROP crew & The Belgian crew Laidback are organising a party in Belgium that will let YOU decide how a release will sound. The Lineup is simply bananas!
Lefto (BE, De Hop, Appletree)
So come on down to Kavka in Antwerp May 2nd around 22:00 entrance is free!!
Quey Takeover + 40 Winks stuff FREE!
07 ended with a blast! 40 winks banged out a surprise EP with top Mc M.anifest and it's free to! go get it! Also check out the traditional Laidback 2007 mix on.. well Laidback (and get a t-shirt too!)
More 2007 mix mayhem on Laidback from Katrah-Quey, its a beautiful blend of this years finest. Cool one on this are the liner notes that are a good read. Check the mix on Laidback.
Weapons Single of the Week!
This was a cool surprise: the guys at Properlychilled have a reader based chart and it rated our "Weapons Of Hope" as number 1 single of the week for the last few weeks! whoa :)
Thanks so much to all the readers of Proper and
the support: this is what keeps us going!! We are working hard on the
next one! Proper and LD also have a contest
going right now on their site: go check it out , and their podcasts
Quey And Estroe Interviews.
If you have a break , go check out these interviews from LD fam members :) Estroe has a really nice feature in DjBroadcast magazine(issue22) about her music career, releases, excellent feature so have a read. It's in dutch only though.
For the none dutchies, Quey also has a talk with Another Blog magazine (issue 1 !!!) about his music, future plans and s+s2 (BO!)
S+S2 Promo Video!
A few weeks ago we made a short trailer to promote our Solidary And Selections 2 release :) Its pretty hefty and I got all George Lucas on it haha. Have a look and tell me what you think!! and go cop S+S!!! 100 made!
Weapons Of Hope in Xlr8r magazine.
Wow.. we are happy to be featured in issue 108 of Xlr8r Magazine on the Lucky 13 page! Big bless and thanks Xlr8r!