Westbury has always had an affinity with young independent labels from the early days of Reinforced Records and the infancy of Hospital Records. 2009 was all about the rise of Eglo Records from relative obscurity to international recognition and now we welcome them to Westbury.

Eglo are a clear definition of a modern independent label, set up by two friends, Alexander Rogers and Sam Shepherd, with a vision to release good music that was true to them.  They are still only in their first year and their small roster is centred around four of the hottest artists on the airwaves Fatima, Funkineven, Shaunise and Floating Points.  You can use the word roster but there is much more of a family vibe among the artists who have each brought their individual talents to the label.

Funkineven and Floating Points are the two production maestros of the camp, both with individual styles and a vision for futuristic music. Floating Points’ meteoric rise in popularity has exceeded everyone’s expectation. With only a handful of releases, his name has been on the lips of tastemakers in the all right places. His unique blend of free flowing house drums with a warm deep sub bass have seen his releases reside in the record boxes of key Dj’s around the world. His signature sound has been demanded by an array of artists and he has done remixes for Bonobo, Sebastien Tellier, Basement Jaxx and Fourtet.

Funkineven is the West London native producer who has spent years bubbling on the surface of the underground, producing beats for various local artists. However, in the last few years, his unique sound stepped into a world of its own, blending inspirations of boogie with acid house and hip-hop. The result is an uncompromising unique sound that takes the listener on a journey through modern music. 

His debut release for Eglo is ’Kleer’ (featuring Fatima). The single was supported by BBC Dj’s Gilles Peterson (Radio1) and Benji B (1Xtra) has become an underground smash especially with fans of Dam Funk and Hudson Mohawke. The following releases have gone from strength to strength his most recently single Roland’s was one of the hits of the summer.

The voices of Eglo are Fatima and Shaunise, both very talented songwriters with very contrasting styles. Fatima is the Stockholm native who came to London to further her music career and, in a short of period of time, she has pleasantly succeeded. Her story is part of the subject of new documentary called ‘Out-of-Towners’, unveiling her story since coming to London.

A graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy, she has managed to work with a selection of the coolest futuristic soul producers including Dam-funk and Shafiq Husyan of Sa-Ra creative partners.  Her first release for Eglo was the ’Mind Travelin’ EP, which brilliantly showcased the different sides of her unique voice. 
Fatima is at her best onstage, having already performed at London’s Jazz café, The Roundhouse and Plastic People. Over the last two years Fatima and the Eglo Family have toured relentlessly several key festivals and clubs throughout Europe including Glastonbury and Outlook in Croatia.

All of this talent make up Eglo Recordings, which is managed by Alexander Rogers, the label’s founding partner. Alex himself is not shy of the limelight.  As well as working behind the scenes in the industry for around six years, he has built a reputation as a Dj throughout the country, and he hosts a weekly show on London’s leading independent station Rinse Fm, called The Mixed Nuts Show. The label has been the subject of a documentary and has been profiled on BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Radio 1.

With numerous forthcoming releases album releases from Funkineven and Fatima plus singles from Arp101, Mizz Beats, Olivier Day-Soul and Krystal Klear, Eglo have established themselves as reliable purveyor of quality music.




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