Firecracker’s new sub-label – Unthank

 I’ve been spending a bit of time chatting to Lindsay Todd aka House Of Traps as well as Linkwood and Fudge Fingas, who together make up the core of Firecracker Recordings. It’s been done for a label feature that appearing with some of their artwork in the next Shook mag, which will dropping soon. We’ll be throwing up the unedited version shortly after.

The amount of care these guys put in to each release, from music to design is incredible. Their driven by a love of house and it’s inspiring to watch. No press photos, no discussion of equipment, no playing games policy is part of this ethos to let the music speak for itself. But we’ll let you read about that once it’s out.

Check the below video for label manager Lindsay hand screen printing a couple thousand sleeves, inside and out, as he narrates the process, the materials, design and a love of bespoke vinyl.

Stoked to hear news then that sub-label’s sprouted, under the name of Unthank. I don’t know much about it except that it’s being done to the same level of quality as the Firecracker records, right down to the hand-stamping, clear vinyl and screen-printed 10″ sleeves. Limited as always, it’s no doubt going to fly out the stores. Bakey Ustl is the artist first to be released on it, with three tracks dirtier than any of the Firecracker family releases, but still bangers all round.

via Rub-A Dub
The hugely anticipated debut release from Bakey Ustl on this Firecracker sub-label is finally in stock. “A Tender Places” is an off the wall, Dance Mania sampling stomper that really fucks with your head. Think Smith N Hack meets Moodymann multiplied by your wildest dreams. Already getting praise from the more forward thinking House DJs such Ben UFO, Jackmaster and Joy Orbison. This is one of the House records of the year and comes with that Firecracker seal of quality; each copy is screen printed by hand and comes in a Japanese plastic sleeve. Limited as always, please don’t sleep