So you may not have heard of Paul Epworth, but you've definitely heard his production. Rising to prominence in the mid noughties, Epworth has had a big hand in shaping modern English music, producing and co writing everything from monster successes such as Adele's 21, Plan B's Defamation of Strickland Banks and both of Florence's albums, to indie classics such as Bloc Party's Silent Alarm, Babyshambles Killamangiro and Torches from Foster the People. Essentially the man knows whats what, so the fact he's launching a record label should have fans of fresh sounds intrigued.
So far the label, Wolf Tone, has announced 3 signings; Toronto-based hip-hop producer and songwriter Jeremy Rose, aka Zodiac, famed for his production work with The Weeknd, songwriter Dominic Betmead of critically acclaimed production and DJ duo The Nextmen, and Mattie Safer, ex-bassist and songwriter of formative indie-dance band The Rapture.
“I'm absolutely delighted to make Jeremy the first signing to Wolf Tone,” says Epworth. “His forward thinking, musical and textured production is quite unlike anything else and made him the perfect candidate to start Wolf Tone's roster.”
Take a listen to Zodiac's production below: