- Sydney – Caravan PT001 – Riviera EP / PT007 – Rhum Derange 7” / PT008 – Siciliano EP
- Detroit – Symptoms Of Love – PT002 – Foam EP
- Wellington – Borrowed CS – PT003 – Balance | Ascend EP
- Brussels, Agadir – PT004 – Mameen 3 – Incunabula EP
- New York – Gee Dee – PT005 – Key Of Sea EP
- Then there’s the Ordinary Dreams Compilation – which is a Various Artists release and those artists are in London, Seoul, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Melbourne, Berlin and more
- Minsk PT006 – Fitzzgerald -The Morning After EP
- And also the Strange Source Edits release – Sao Paulo, London, Melb, Syd, Paris
Forthcoming cuts in the pipeline are by Eternal Love, soFa, Mogwaa, Good Block, Paula Tape, Mayurashka, Jex Opolis and more, who are variously based in Toronto, Tokyo, Miami and Barcelona, etc
You work at FBI, which is a station with a strong community ethos and the label seems to have a great community around it – how do you see the importance of community in music?
It’s super important, community is the foundation of music for scenes everywhere in the world. The releases have come largely from friends and good crew all around the world which happened pretty organically. Me being based in Sydney and putting on a few parties has fed into always trying to spotlight locals. I’ll always have a lot of love for talented Sydney friends and everyone outside of my immediate circle.
Be real while enjoying and supporting stuff that resonates with you, whether it be going to a night, buying a ticket to a show your friend or someone you don’t know is putting on, buying a release from a friend, supporting brick and mortar record stores, listening to and supporting independent or community radio stations etc. It’s such a simple thing that is often overlooked but supporting your mates is a real thing. Invest in their ideas or creations, don’t just expect it. I’d say building community is also helping provide others with a platform not just worrying about yourself or making a name, that shit is all irrelevant if you have nobody to hang or share with.
Could you give a brief overview of your journey through the music industry up to this point?
It’s all crossed over in one way or another, most significantly learning from your mistakes, accumulated knowledge plus friendships and working relationships with people you respect and trust in music. That all plays a part in why I’m still doing things.
What inspired you to start Planet Trip?
It felt like a natural progression of sharing music on radio and as a DJ. I have been doing that for a long time so eventually, conversations happen with friends who share music with you who don’t have a home or an outlet to release it. I was keen to roll the dice and try set up something humble and it did its thing from there. I also felt a lot of the music I love and play didn’t have a label or crew connected to it, at least not geographically here in Sydney.
As above creating a platform for people with similar tastes or shared interests to get some shine is important, whether that be through radio sessions, mixes, parties or just helping open doors for other people is all a really important part of it.
I also think it’s important to consider a sort of sonic identity, I have been lucky to work with the same mastering engineer since the first release (shouts Arks), his ears and final touch with mastering pull together all records under an umbrella and warmness. Although the releases have all had a point of difference musically I feel like listeners get some sort of a sense or vibe on the sounds on Planet Trip, that might change over time who knows.
Tests just approved for PT008 – Caravan’s 3rd record on the label, five end to end acidulated triiips dipping through middle eastern rhythms, synth squelch and subbass pressure; should melt a few minds.
Apart from that a few parties which i’ll sit on till announced, but one I can say is ready is the “Sound On Sound” concept with El Gran Mono & The Inner West Reggae Disco Machine is all set for Vivid 2022 and another killer party with Honey Point, more deets soon.
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