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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
Sockets Records is pleased to announce 'The Fly Girlz: Da Bratz From Da Ville,' the first in a new series of youth hip-hop records curated by Representing NYC. The first release features “The Fly Girlz” from Brownsville paired with Zebrablood (Nathan Corbin) from Brooklyn-based electronic/noise group Excepter. Bringing East Brooklyn youth together with indie musicians and producers who have moved to their neighborhoods, Representing NYC creates a much-needed opportunity for young artists to represent their neighborhood and forges lasting connections in these rapidly changing communities. Free of endorsements, manufactured beef, and subject matter prompted by corporate labels, this is New York through the lens of hip-hop on the street level, in the lunch-room, and on the stoop.
The Fly Girlz are a group of young MCs ages 12 to 14 from Brownsville. The group includes Tamera (aka Angel), Tyshana (aka Pinky), Vernice (aka Lady Millz), Sharmaine (aka Rose), Ameena (aka Sophia), and Ashli (aka Princess). Overcoming social and academic obstacles of all varieties, the Fly Girlz offer a look into their young but challenging lives. Subject matter ranges from boyz to drive-bys, from shoes to changing the conditions in which they are manufactured.
The Fly Girlz wrote and rehearsed for 6 months to author their first album 'Da Bratz From Da Ville.' Formed at an after school program facilitated by New York City public school supplementary arts education providers LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program), The Fly Girlz now continue their work at the Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership’s Teen Action Program.
Sockets is record label begun as a way to build community through sound. Based in Washington, DC, Sockets has released over 50 recordings of experimental, incidental, minimal and arranged sounds. Since 2004, Sockets has supported artists and musicians interested in the intersection of a challenging audio language with community accessibility.