Perth producer ShockOne launches Dark Machine Records [exclusive]
Karl Thomas has been making music as ShockOne for a decade, and now he’s made a move behind the scenes with the launch of his new label Dark Machine Records.
Thomas is already scoping a wide range of talented artists for future releases in 2020, and wants to use his experience to help others realise their own creative vision.
The Perth producer partners with Central Station Records for distribution and label services with Dark Machine set to shine a spotlight on local ANZ artists including Lee Mvtthews.
Their new track ‘Turning Back’ is the label’s debut release.
“We’re super excited to work with ShockOne,” Central Station GM Matt Nugent said.
“When it comes to bass music, he’s truly one of Australia’s international ambassadors and has inspired so many Australian bass music artists with his achievements.
“We can’t wait for the rest of the world to hear the amazing music he’s got coming up.”
Lee Mvtthews is a New Zealand duo made up of Graham Matthews and Tom Lee, who first met back in 2013, and released their debut EP SILHOUETTES in 2018.
‘Turning Back’ is “perfectly encompassing what we feel the Lee Mvtthews sound is,” Lee said.
“It feels great to put out a vocal track that feels totally Lee Mvtthews,” adds Matthews.
“Working with talented vocalists is an amazing experience and really adds a different flavour to the process but having something that is totally ours feels like an achievement in itself.”
Other artists to have already signed with Dark Machine Records include Elliot Sloan, Ekko & Sidetrack, while Brisbane act Quinn Karter is set to release her debut track on the imprint.
To celebrate the launch, ShockOne is also set to hold a 3,000 capacity event this October at his Dark Machine Warehouse in Perth.