SPINNING IN THE NAME OF... LAUGHING MAN
We caught up with Standalone Records’ Laughing Man ahead of his New Year’s Eve show in Dublin.
When did you set up Standalone Records and why?
Standalone Records went live in March 2017, with the intention of providing a platform for the music that myself and a few close friends were playing. The sound we are pushing has a relatively small community in Ireland, compared to the likes of Germany, France and England to name just a few. So we thought, we can try and change that by bringing together people who are into stripped back deep grooves.
What artists do you have on the label?
A handful of Irish artists have put out releases so far, including Noah Skelton, DJ Moonbeam, Fawnic, Kayemme and myself. We also have releases scheduled from artists based in France, England, Wales and Germany.
What can we expect from Standalone in 2019?
As well as our digital output, we have something really special planned for our vinyl-only releases, which we haven’t seen anywhere before and can’t wait to share. 2019 also sees the launch of our new website, where you can stream tracks, mixes, and all of our shows from Standalone Selections on Dublin Digital Radio.
What have been your personal highlights of 2018?
That’s a tough one because so much has happened, but one I would have to mention was my release on Japan’s Fasten Musique Concrete, which was a label I followed for years. Also, just going to parties in different countries and meeting artists who I would listen to – and they knew my music. That’s a big one!
What releases do you have coming up?
My next release will be the Movement EP on Standalone, and the one after that will be coming out on the German label Druzbha. That’s all I can say for now, but there’s a lot more to come. • Laughing Man plays Game Over’s One Night Stand at Pygmalion Powerscourt, Dublin on New Year’s Eve. Facebook.com/ LaughingManEire