News: inner ocean records

Interview on Keakie

By Cory Giordano

Interview on Keakie

Big ups to James (aka Psygon) from Keakie for having this chat with us, Cory and Mike from Inner Ocean talk about the label's origins, the philosophy behind what we do and some of the projects we work on.

It's a long one so pour up a cup of coffee and dive in!

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Inner Ocean Mix for Chillhop

By Cory Giordano

Inner Ocean Mix for Chillhop
Much love to the guys over at Chillhop Music for asking us to do an exclusive mix that's up on their YouTube channel.

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BILO 503 AND BSD.U VINYL ON BLACK FRIDAY

By Robyn Raymond

BILO 503 AND BSD.U VINYL ON BLACK FRIDAY

Hey Analogues!

Very excited to announce two very long awaited records, “Bayybe” the newest album from BILO 503 and for the first time ever [BSD.U] “Lighter” finally on wax! Pre-orders will be available on Black Friday, November 24th. Mark your calendars, and don’t sleep on these!

BILO 503’s fourth and final release with Inner Ocean, Bayybe is this Berlin based producer’s most personal and gorgeous work yet.  Bilo is known for his truly lofi sound; stripped down beats and warbly melodies drenched in tape saturation.  Retaining his fundamental sound, Bayybe is more indie than hip hop and by indie we mean gritty dream surf wave.  Synthesizer, guitar, drums and 4track tape; the simple tools needed to lay down one of the most honest farewell albums we’ve heard, truly a Bilo 503 masterpiece.



Check out Bilo 503
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Past Releases

[BSD.U], fellow Canadian  and prolific lofi producer from Vancouver Island, has blessed us with many very solid albums over the years.  His very first release Lighter has had a profound and lasting effect on the lofi community since it’s first release back in 2014.   Now for the first time we are presenting this lofi classic as a Special Edition 10” White Vinyl, a much needed addition to the record collection.


Check out [BSD.U]
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Past Releases


Keeping it 33RPMs,
Robyn – The Hype Machine

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Interview with Neon Pajamas

By Cory Giordano

Interview with Neon Pajamas

Instrumental music label Inner Ocean Records has been bringing the finest assortment of lofi beat tapes, compilations, and vinyl all year long. Starting back in 2012 and based in Calgary, the international label has assisted with releases by Borealism, Oatmello, bsd.u, Eevee, Idealism, and plenty more. That's this year alone.

Having covered a great deal of their content throughout 2017 and fresh off of the release of a 2.5 hour compilation (featured below), I reached out to Cory, who runs the label, and asked him a bit about his process, his future, and mixing business with pleasure.

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Getting To Know You - Beatbliotek

By Robyn Raymond

Getting To Know You - Beatbliotek

One of the best things about music is the community that it creates. The Inner Ocean Records crew want to help make that even more awesome. So each month, we're going to feature someone/something in the scene, and ask them some questions about what it is that makes them special. If there's an artist or blog or someone that YOU are wanting to ask questions of, please send me a note, and I'll be happy to bring that to you!

This week, we're starting with the French Blog BEATBLIOTEK avec Simone.

Robyn – Inner Ocean Records - When did you start your blog?

Simon - Beatbliotek - Recently, in June 2017. Beatbliotek is the combination of 'Beat' and 'Bibliotheque' which means Library in English. My blog is focusing on Beatmakers and Labels. around 100 beatmakers page are available!

Robyn - Did you start your blog because you are an artist yourself? and you wanted to create a community around you?

Simon - Not really, I’m just a man who loves music and beats stays one of my favorite kind of music. I started getting interest in the beat scene 10 years ago and it was kinda hard not wasting time on the internet to find new stuff, both listening the classics and news releases. So I started building my own library, my own playlist, and I thought it would be useful to other people who are or will be in the same situation later. That's why I started beatbliotek.

Robyn - Where do you find the artists and labels you feature?

Simon - Those are mainly artists I already know. I follow every labels and artists I like on social networks to stay updated about the latest news and releases. Bandcamp is also a website where I spend time to find news artists. 

Robyn - How do you decide who is worth your time?

Simon - It’s a personal plan, I listen a lot of beatmakers and I try to archive them all in my website. Then, I will find all artists I love!

Robyn - Who is your favourite female producer?

Simon - I like a lot The Marv, she’s a Parisian beatmakers (Stillmuzik affiliated). I think she’s underrated! And I love Tokimonsta & the prolific Eevee.

Robyn - How often do you update the site?

Simon - The site is updated every days. I don't plan how many articles and which ones I post each day. When I got time, I write a new article for the 'reference part' of the website, and then I also try to post about new stuff I listened lately. It’s a productive scene! 

Robyn - If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

Simon - Lot of people, we will make also compilations in 2018 with artist we love! It soule be great to collaborate with Artists like Rahel Susskind. Or Inner Ocean, you are prolific and I like tapes! I love also french blogs like Pinata or Le Mellotron

Robyn - What city is the most hype? what scene do you want to visit? Simon - London. What a great city for music. There are many artists and labels I like... I love South London Jazz and related artists likes Yussef Kamaal, Alfa mist, Joe Armon Jones...  And I want to visit Los Angeles, it’s the main scene with guys lire Mndsgn, Kiefer, SWARVY and Paxico Records!

Thanks so much for contributing, Simon! We're so happy to have you in the Inner Ocean family.  Stay tuned this week for some other awesomeness.

Best at 33rpms,

Robyn - The Hype Machine

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