Fresh Meat Records is an artist-run label and collaboration between Mazi Namvar (Audio Soul Project) and Chrissy Laing. Fresh Meat Records is home to producers influenced by the “other side” of Chicago House – the sometimes soulful, sometimes tracky, but always emotional, experimental-leaning synthesized dance cuts that are at the deep core of Chicago House music. Despite Fresh Meat’s rigorously enforced home-spun attitude, the label has several hits to its name, including “No One To Care For” by Eris Drew Larsen as House of Black Dress, “Anymore” by Badmouth, and “I Want You” by Wiretappeur. 2009 was a good year for Fresh Meat. There were 13 releases, two very successful compilation and mix albums, and most importantly, several talented artists were added to the crew: Wiretappeur, Shenoda and Florian Kruse. Other releases have included production and remixes by Phonique, Sandrino and Adryan, Will Saul & Tam Cooper, King Roc, Worthy, Kyle Szmurlo, Alexander Maier, Luna City Express, Fine Cut Bodies, Akbal Dubroots, Alex Parsons, David Duriez, Phonogenic, Subsky and Julien Parisé. In 2010, Fresh Meat relaunched its vinyl label, the first record was “Colours & Motions” by Wiretappeur (featuring a remix by Audio Soul Project and a digital only edit by Justin Long). Other highlights included the follow-up to Audio Soul Project’s 2002 album, “Community,” and Fresh Meat debuts by Chris MANIK and Densmore & Cort, not to mention the label’s first release by the brilliant Art of Tones. In the last year Fresh Meat has released several more vinyl and digital releases featuring music by Derrick Carter, Alexander East, Mike Huckaby, San France Disco, DJ Jes, Cesar Ramirez, and Jason Bay. The future is bright for FMR with limited edition colored vinyl releases planned by label stalwarts Audio Soul Project, MANIK, DJ Jes, and Studio Nova – new surprises are also in the works bringing new talent to the label in the coming months. We’re just getting started!