Creation Records founder AAlan McGee and Killing Joke bass guru Youth have joined forces to form a new record label.

The industry legends are joined in Creation Youth by Cadiz Music boss Richard England and Nick Lawrence of BigStar Business Management.

The quartet will all bring their particular skills to the project as well as sharing A&R responsibilities.

“Looking forward to this!" says McGee. "I have been friends with Youth since 1980, he is my friend and also one of my heroes. The first record we have made together for the label is the Forgotten Pharaohs album, which is already record of the year for me.”

“We are excited and psyched to execute this ambitious and visionary artistic venture," Youth continues. "Working with Alan for decades has always been a great experience. He is unmatched, with a passion and genius for music and bands, management, labels and publishing. He always brings an inspirational connection with artists when he enters the room. It was inevitable we would start a label together, our shared age, taste and passion for music always shines through when we get together. Combined with my experience in production and labels, Nick Lawrence’s razor-sharp business acumen and Richard England’s cutting-edge backline label experience make us a formidable team. We will put out great music from late legends, plus new and established artists, all committed to making beautiful noise.”

“It is a remarkable honour and privilege, after running Cadiz Music for over 20 years, to now be part of Creation Youth," says England. "Especially to work with Alan, Youth and Nick, all trailblazing music legends and geniuses!”, while Lawrence adds, “Honoured to be working with these amazing individuals in the development of an imprint with musical integrity and diversity at its very core.”

The first release from the label will be an EP from the now departed artist and designer Jamie Reid, who designed the label's logo. Reid co-wrote the song 'Ancestors' with Simon Emmerson of Afro Celt Soundsystem, the pair collaborating with Youth on a new version and video before Reid's untimely passing. Featuring mixes from Youth and Richard Norris, the Ancestors EP will be out on 26 Apil.

Other projects in the pipeline include Welsh band Forgotten Pharaohs featuring Christian Pattemore and Cast guitarist Skin Tyson; Acid, Glam, Punk & Melodic Trash Rock band Bad Fractals; Sonny E, the cyberbilly alias of Adamski; and a posthumous album from Lee 'Scratch' Perry.


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