30D Records is an electronic music label created by 30drop in autumn 2014. Fundamentally it strives to innovate and experiment within Techno and other electronic music underground styles.
Taking Science Fiction as its inspiration, 30D Records seeks to delve into syncopated rhythms and the deepest textures and atmospheres hidden inside the mathematics of the universe to channel them through Electronic Music. A particular sound that resonates through the bond between Detroit Techno and the darkest European Techno, yet always with the goal of going one step beyond in evolving the style, creating timeless music that is a far cry from fashions and trends.
Our premises are clear: the Universe, Science Fiction, real minimalism and experimentation. Melded with an interdisciplinary approach, they become greater than their parts to create a distinctive visionary sound.
30D Records is made up of five thematic sub-labels. Each sub-label is developed under a concept or format, on which the producers are invited to create their music to be released:
30D | 30drop:
Sub-label where the music of the 30drop itself is produced. The influences defining 30drop are blended in this series into an experimental electronic synths lines ensemble. In addition to the 30drop project, other guest artists express their vision of 30drop’s work as remixes or collaborations.
30D | Close Encounters:
Close Encounters brings various producers together under a single musical concept. Released as EPs with one track per artist, aims to recreate the feelings and interactions of a probable encounter between beings from different planets.
30D | Exoplanets:
An Exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun, so it belongs to another solar system. This is how the ExoPlanets sub-label was born: several renowned guest producers offer their vision of the Universe and the Future, reflecting on the existential doubts that define the human condition.
30D | Eyes Have It:
Sub-label managed as A&R by Angel Molina. It’s dedicated to the more industrious and experimental dark sounds where worldwide artists are released to express their dark side. The Lucio Fulci’s movies iconic scary-eyes synthesizes the series essence perfectly. “Eyes Have It” builds the fundamentals for the boundless experimentation, lightlesness, cold and mechanical dynamics.
30D | Mixes:
The tunes in this sub-label are DJ mixes and Livesets by artists from around the world, in a limited edition cassette format. Pieces for collectors and music-lovers that can also be listened to, and some of them downloaded for free in digital format from this website.