Mike Skinner last night held a party in honour of his newly re-launched record label Beats Recordings at Shoreditch venue Electricity Showrooms.
Skinner, who disbanded with The Streets last summer, is having a busy time recently, having recently released an autobiography and working on a number of music projects it’s surprising that he’s found the time to channel his energies back into his label which he originally launched in 2005.
At the time Beats Recordings was home to the likes of Professor Green and Example however in 2007 Skinner decided to shut the label down. So why has he relaunched it? Well the answer is simple. Because after years of working on his own stuff he’s finally found a band that he wants to work with and that band is London duo Man Like Me.
Skinner originally signed up to mix a couple of tracks for the group including their new single, Squeeze, however was so impressed with what they were doing that he decided to relaunch Beats Recordings to put out their new album which is due for release later this year.
Last night anyone who loved good music packed themselves into the basement of Electricity Showrooms where people like Suggs (of Madness fame) and Skinner himself watched Man Like Me perform live. After they’d finished their energetic set Skinner took to the decks to spin some tunes, including some remixes of the tracks he made with The Streets.
If you missed out on watching the video for Man Like Me’s new single Squeeze yesterday then you can give it a watch here.