London’s fifth Independent Label Market will be running in the city’s East at Old Spitalfields Market this Saturday, July 13. Featuring over 50 UK labels the event continues to support independent enterprise by providing a space to sell new releases and exclusive records direct to the public.
As physical product, in the functional sense, disappears there’s no stopping object fetish and, behold, a forum to indulge in it. Among the wares of the labels will be limited releases from Berlin-based Planningtorock, a British-Ethiopian exchange project by Fresh Touch and rare and exclusive remixes from the likes of Liquid Liquid, Four Tet and Factory Floor.
Adding to the reminder of the wonders of the Great IRL will be East End Live Festival to follow, with bands playing across the area, including a headliner from post-punk icons Pere Ubu, just to remind us of the era where it all began. See the ILM website for more details, including a list of labels taking part. **