Moving Shadow was one of the original prototype labels for jungle / drum & bass music. The label broke boundaries & released some stone cold classics!
While Moving Shadow stopped releasing in 2008, its records have constantly been part of the fabric of the underground and mainstream: Constantly played, sampled and cited by the most important players of multiple generations.
Continuing The Legacy
Si Colebrooke and Sean O’Keefe (AKA 2 Bad Mice) – two thirds of the founding Moving Shadow team, had long been toying with ideas for how to make sure the legacy of the label continued, and those sounds didn’t slip into becoming museum pieces. Finally, a couple of years ago, they gathered almost the entire Moving Shadow community together in a pub, and found that there was a serious appetite for more. And so, little by little, Over/Shadow was born.
As soon as they began talking with the musicians, cover artists, studio engineers, it became abundantly clear that this had never stopped being a family. As Moving Shadow evolved from peak rave days, through hardcore, jungle, drum & bass, its aesthetic and personnel became inseparable – and in the days since 2008, almost all these people have remained as involved and passionate about music and the music scene as they ever were. So when that “Avengers assemble!” moment happened, they were all ready for action.
Over/Shadow will begin in earnest with a release from Conrad Shafie aka Blame. It’s a perfect start. After all, Blame’s ‘Music Takes You’ was one of MS’s foundational releases back in 1992, and its overpowering ecstatic energy makes it a tune that still gets plays to this day around the world. And of all producers, Blame represents a continuity that runs through the subsequent generations of rave music and through Moving Shadow’s output.
This is just the beginning. Since that fateful meeting, Si, Sean and the team have been manoeuvring in the (no pun intended) shadows, and Over/Shadow is a fully developed label collective. With the same core creatives, down to the mastering and cutting engineers, it is a continuation from where Moving Shadow left off and preservation of its legacy, but it’s also a rocket into the future.
The energy of rave and jungle have never stopped fuelling innovation in underground music, and Over/Shadow is ready to take its rightful place right in the heart of that.
Lift Off / Star Traveller by Blame will be the first release on Over/Shadow
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