Luke Solomon’s left-of-centre imprint Classic Music Company is set for an electrifying autumn. Since its birth in 1994 and recent renaissance, the label has gone from strength to strength while maintaining its one-of-a-kind-ness, building a distinctive and well-respected family of artists. This season promises releases from the likes of Ilija Rudman, Black Loops & Innocent Soul and Powerdance as well as weird and wonderful parties in Ibiza, Amsterdam and Leeds.
Deputy of Love, hosted by Luke Solomon and Honey Dijon, is set to close its doors this season at Pikes in Ibiza on 26th September. According to Honey Dijon herself, "The concept for Deputy of Love Disco Tour is to bring color, vibrancy, theatricality, queerness, inclusion, and a sexually charged energy and environment back to club culture”.
On 17th October, the Classic crew return to Sugarfactory for an almighty ADE showcase with local Amsterdam promoters Charly to welcome Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Eli Escobar, Luke Solomon and Sophie Lloyd.
Finally, Classic’s power pair Honey Dijon and Luke Solomon join forces with Natural Selection for a party at Headrow House in Leeds on 15th December. A super intimate space at the converted mill for the ultimate Classic house party vibe, Natural Selection X Classic Is Your Friend Presents is set for a sell-out so early booking is highly recommended.
Croatian producer Ilija Rudman returns to the label with his smoothly minimalist ‘Lovers Change Minds’. Well known for his distinctive analogue-disco sound, he remains reverent to his all-round retro style with heavily filtered soft vocals complimented by a deep 70s-centric bassline. Dropping on 21st September, Hot Toddy lays down a slick and groovy remix on the release with both mixes available on vinyl now.
Black Loops & Innocent Soul make their Classic debut with the superlative disco house pumper ‘Wanna Feel It’ landing on dance sites on 5th October. The dual single hollers a peak-time sound with stomping basslines, filtered soul vocals and overall warped disco vibrancy.
Powerdance, led by Classic head Luke Solomon, studio partner Lance Desardi and Chicago-born producer Nick Maurer serve up the enticing leftfield party anthem ‘A Safe and Happy Place’ out 19th October. The record comes as a taster from their upcoming The Lost Art Of Getting Down album.
More Classic merchandise is in the making, including new t-shirt designs, slip mats, vinyl and prints hitting the Defected Store very soon.