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Light In The Attic (Record label)
Light In The Attic is an American record label from Seattle, Washington, specialized in reissues, rarities and particular, founded by Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright in 2002. During a journey through Europe when he was a teenager Matt Sullivan discovered the fascination of old records and an exuberant interest for music. A car accident in Spain led him to a situation, in which he was confronted with nothing more than music. Some years later, Sullivan had just become unemployed and the dot-com industry experienced its first exuberance, the time was favorable to make a business out of passion. The idea of Light In the Attic was to build a label which placed as much emphasis on releasing quality reissues as it did developing new talents. Thus forgotten, overlooked, or even memorable recordings by inter alia The Free Design, Serge Gainsbourg, Lee Hazlewood, Monks, Betty Davis or Thin Lizzy were again made available to an audience. Also obscure recordings were included, like compilations to the largely unexplored genre “Country Funk” or reggae from Toronto as he was played between 1967 and 1974.
Light In The Attic in Features
Music − Portrait | posted 11.08.2020
Light In The Attic
Everything Is Illuminated
For almost 20 years, the Seattle-based record label Light In The Attic has been shedding some light on releases that have long been in the dark. At a time when vinyl was neither young nor hip, they focused on vinyl as the medium for their artistically versatile releases. A strategy that was to pay off in the long run and which today rightfully gives the label the role of a pioneer.
Light In The Attic in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 21.02.2020
Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound
The compilation »Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound« celebrates a producer who has shaped Seattle and the surrounding area like no other.
Music − Review | posted 17.06.2021
Flamingo Pier LP
Time for good vibes: the New Zealand three-piece Flamingo Pier releases their debut album on Soundway.
Music − Review | posted 19.06.2021
Miša Blam I Oni Koji Vole Funky
With »Miša Blam I Oni Koji Vole Funky«, the Discom label continues on its path of releasing “unknown music from the former Yugoslavia”.
Music − News | posted 03.05.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Montecarlo Magic«
The Berlin-based musician releases her second album »Montecarlo Magic« on Fun In The Church in July. Exclusively at HHV Records there is a special edition limited to 150 copies.
Music − News | posted 24.05.2021
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Exclusive Edition: »Expansions«
With »Expansions«, the third album of the Hamburg-based Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is released this July, featuring very special groovy cover versions of Grace Jones, Ike Turner, Jay-Z and Minnie Riperton.
Music − List | posted 24.06.2021
10 All Time Favs
Evidence is a producer, cratedigger and rapper, and one who in 15 years of career has never lost the desire to discover. Now his album »Unlearning Vol.1« is released. We asked about 10 vinyl records that have shaped, improved and educated him.