Lobster Theremin will reach their 100th release at the end of the month. The London-based label has become one of the foremost examples of an independent imprint taking the world by storm; not just through releases but with the addition of their distribution service and physical record shop.
To celebrate this mammoth milestone, they’re calling on close friend and part of the extended Lobster family, Eliza Rose. The DJ, producer and singer draws influence from the sounds that shaped her upbringing in Hackney: a blend of the 2-step rhythms and UK Garage grooves soundtracking the radio and clubs in 90s London, as well as the music of soul and jazz sirens like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
These inspirations feed heavily into her own output which, until now, have predominantly come through her own imprint, Rosebud Recordings. With her previous releases and this newest outing, Shades of Red – a collaboration with emerging Lobster affiliate M4A4 – Eliza sets out to bring the old school into the present day, matching her retro-modern jazz vocals with laidback house-garage, slick 2-step and fresh jungle rhythms.
Shades of Red will be released on 25th March via Lobster Theremin.