Premiere: SKapade Records Launch with Euphoric Release from Label Head, Stephen Kirkwood

Stephen Kirkwood
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
October 09, 2020

Premiere: SKapade Records Launch with Euphoric Release from Label Head, Stephen Kirkwood

Hailing from Glasgow and celebrated on dancefloors across the world for his unique brand of trance-lined techno, “Hawk Eye” from SKapade Records boss Stephen Kirkwood is an affirmation of the label head’s own formidable production skills.

As an internationally renowned figure in techno with a catalogue of stellar releases on Respekt Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Black Hole Recordings and Spinnin’ Records under his belt, Hawk Eye marks the first release on Stephen’s own label SKapade Records. True to form, “Hawk Eye” is six minutes of sheer big room brilliance.

The track throws the listener in at the deep-end from the get-go with a visceral, driving intro that pulls the groove forward until the dancefloor is given some breathing space courtesy of an ethereal, synth-laden break. A trance-tinged techno stomper, the euphoric heights of the final drop rounds off what is an epic debut release from SKapade Records and is a resounding example of the talent honed by the label’s artists.

Like SKapade Studios, Scotland’s only official Pioneer DJ accredited production school, SKapade Records was born from an unparalleled commitment to finding and developing the best in Scotland’s budding production talent. Every artist releasing on the label will be encouraged to explore, to push boundaries and to showcase their own individual sound. SKapade Records is for the visionary.

Although we may not be able to enjoy live music together right now, the SKapade team have kept their feet firmly on the gas over the last few months. First, they launched the SKapade Membership programme. An online community which is dedicated to the nurturing and development of producers in Scotland, members are granted exclusive access to production live streams, industry advice, A&R feedback and more. Now, they are set to launch SKapade Records with the release of Hawk Eye.

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More About SKapade Records

SKapade Studios, UK leaders in DJ and production education and Scotland’s only Pioneer DJ accredited school, have announced the launch of their new label, SKapade Records. Founded by Stephen Kirkwood, one of the country’s most exciting and innovative Techno producers in his own right, the label will hone in on the best in homegrown talent and provide a credible platform for emerging artists to develop.

Although we may not be able to enjoy live music together right now, the SKapade team have kept their feet firmly on the gas over the last few months. First, they launched the SKapade Membership programme. An online community which is dedicated to the nurturing and development of producers in Scotland, members are granted exclusive access to production live streams, industry advice, A&R feedback and more. Now, they are set to launch SKapade Records.

Like the studios, SKapade Records was born from an unparalleled commitment to finding and developing the best in Scotland’s fast-growing pool of budding DJs and producers. Every artist releasing on the new label will be encouraged to explore, to push boundaries and to showcase their own individual sound. SKapade Records is for the visionary.

Electronic music fans can already look forward to an array of stellar releases from the likes of Big Gal, Hannah Laing, Lindsay Green, Rebecca Vasmant, Paul McCabe and more. The debut release entitled Hawkeye will be brought by SKapade’s own Stephen Kirkwood. A truly formidable big room banger, the track is a staggering taste of what is to come from the label.

Situated in Scotland, where electronic music culture is nourished, rich and ever evolving; with a team dedicated to bringing the best in underground talent to the cultural surface, there is no doubt that the future is bright for SKapade Records.

Unearthing and developing the most exciting producers in Scotland is: Stephen Kirkwood (Founder, Director), Steven Galloni (Head Of A&R and Marketing), Claire Hart (Head of Finances), Malc Barry (Marketing Executive) and Susan Montgomery (Accounts Assistant).

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