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    Pork Recordings

    Steve H Miles Davis once said "I always hated categories, always, never thought it had any place in music." Surely a sentiment that the prolific artists of 'Pork recordings' would whole heartily agree with. For this strictly independent label based in the mostly unexplored NewYorkshire fishing town of Hull, has slowly built up a reputation for putting out some of the most original, imaginative, and damn right funky records of genre-defying beauty that man, woman or beast ever had the pleasure of hearing. And what's more, their range of faceless artists including Fila Brazillia, Baby Mammoth, and Leggo Beast manage to keep their aesthetic morals intact, refusing to compromise their artistic freedom to any twisted media marketing agendas conjured up by any pony-tailed record company suit. Consequently, Pork recordings artists sacrifice large-scale unit- shifting, corporate cock-sucking, Moby like fame for the creative license to do pretty much whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want to do it. Sounds obvious really. But what do they sound like I hear you cry! Well, each record from Pork contains its own individual groove odyssey where the mood gracefully glides from boiling syncopated beats and multi-layered jazz-tinged gibberish to mellow other worldly cacophonous sounds and soothing celestial instrumentation with masterful navigation. Their records don't so much KICK ASS! As gently float through your rectum, chilling your bowels and slowly disintegrating your nervous system whilst you passively nod pork your head uncontrollably to the beat. Dave McSherry, one half of the marvellous Fila Brazillia describes their idiosyncratic approach to song writing explaining "if you're a guitarist in a band you'll say, 'I need to play from beginning to end of every song' we'll say chop it out, put a hacksaw in instead." Indeed, the pork predilection for writing great tunes and then roughing them up so they sound battered, bewildered and as commercially viable as brown coloured toilet paper wins them admiration from artists as far afield as Radiohead and Busta Rhymes who both requested the fila remix treatment. So if you're thinking about grabbing yourself an introductory slice of premium pork you can do no worse than ordering a copy of their 'Sty Wars' compilation album from the pork website (www.pork.co.uk). I did, and I've been helplessly addicted to their delicious servings of downbeat intrigue ever since.

    Written By: Steven H.