Bristol-based Chris Iona, AKA C-Side, co-owner of Transient Audio and a Fat Kid on Fire affiliate, has joined with the newly established vinyl-only label Green King Cuts as creator of their first release 'Early Days Dub'. The 12" includes a remix from Cessman and has been up for pre-order via Unearthed Sounds, with the official release last Friday 25th November. We brought C-Side here to find out a bit more about the release and his other movements, enjoy.
"The track seemed to go down well so that gives me some good feels for sure. I love both tracks so really happy with how everything unfolded."
What were your previous connections with Green King Cuts and how did your track come to be their first release?
The guys at Green King Cuts are very good friends of mine from back in North London and I went to school with Jake & Liam (boss mans), I've known these guys from way back. The track came about when Jake told me he wanted to start a record label pushing vinyl only and asked me to produce him a track to kick it off. So I went off and built Early Days Dub. After producing the track I laced it with some horns which were recorded live by a friend of ours. I went on to Dubbing the Saxophone recording which left us with the original version of Early Days Dub. And then of corse Cessman slayed the remix!
What are your feelings surrounding the track?
The track seemed to go down well so that gives me some good feels for sure. I love both tracks so really happy with how everything unfolded.
It feels as though dub is one of the genres that's most heavily entwined with vinyl and never really lost it's footing there; as mentioned, your 'Early Days Dub' release is a 12", however you've been releasing digital EPs on your label Transient Audio. The vinyl/digital topic is always a provocative one, what are your thoughts on the two? I love all formats of music as the music will speak for itself. I collect records and play out vinyl sets but also play out digital sets depending on bookings and the gigs I guess.
But I do have a soft sport for that wax. Long live the vinyl!
You're releases so far on Transient Audio have been really well-received with quality EP's from Khanum, Muttley and Sepia, what kind of thought process do you go through when curating a new release / what do you consider to ensure the label is going in the right direction? Transient Audio is a Bristol based label aiming to release music from local artists who i'm also good friends with, we are a tight family collective. When selecting music for releases I will always try to showcase the artists sound for who they are which I guess is carving the direction of Transient Audio. There are lots of different styles and sounds coming out of the camp. Expect lots more exciting music to be released in the future by current and new artists who will be joining us.
What near-future movements can we expect from you as C-Side?
Music, music and more music!
You can listen to a preview of the EP below.
A. C-Side - Early Days Dub
B. C-Side - Early Days Dub (Cessman remix)