As you surely know our absolute favourite label is Mute, founded in 1978 by the legendary Daniel Miller.
The roster include(d) influential and important musical acts such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, Grinderman, Nitzer Ebb, Renegade Soundwave and Yazoo.
It was formed initially to release the Daniel Miller’s single “T.V.O.D.”/”Warm Leatherette” which became a underground hit.
One of Mute’s most famous act were Depeche Mode, which Daniel signed for a single after seeing them as support of Fad Gadget.
The label was always one of the pioneering labels developing and supporting new music styles. So they had a several sublabels with different genres and styles like novamute for techno and electronica, Future Groove for house music, Blast First for guitar and electronic experiments, The Fine Line for soundtracks, The Grey Area for re-issues.
Most of them are now defunct but they have a new sublabel, Liberation Technologies.
More recent acts are so different artists like Josh T. Pearson, Beth Jeans Houghton, Laibach, Erasure, VCMG, Big Deal, Zola Jesus, Liars and … just announced a few months ago New Order …. and many more
To show our love for the label we created a sampler of over 16 tracks and 90mins of newer stuff (from Mute, Mute US, sublabels). So enjoy!
check out our first Mute sampler with over 6 hours of great stuff
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Documentary Evidence (fanpage with a lot of stuff about Mute)
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