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Record companies 679 Recordings, Domino Records, Ninja Tune and Warp Records all provided tracks from their most promising new artists to act as inspiration. Warp Films will be working alongside our winners to help them produce their new music shorts.

Warp Films Official site

Image from Warp FilmsWarp Films is an independent film production company which aims to mirror the ethos of its partner music label Warp Records, by nurturing fresh and innovative artists.

Warp have produced a number of short films including Chris Morris's My Wrongs#8245-8249 & 117, and Chris Cunningham's Rubber Johnny. Recently they have produced several promos for the Arctic Monkeys including the short film based on the song When The Sun Goes Down.

The first feature they produced was Shane Meadows feature Dead Man's Shoes, and this is being followed up This is England (to be released 27th of April 2007) which has already won Best Film at the British Independent film Awards. Currently in production is Jonathan Caouette's documentary about the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival; and the film Grow Your Own which was written by Frank Cotterell Boyce (24 Hour Party People) and directed by Richard Laxton (Life and Lyrics).

Recently they launched the low budget Warp X offshoot in collaboration with the UK Film Council and Film Four, designed to 'retox' British film. Currently they have two films in production: a personal documentary project and a thriller (which is being shot in South Africa).

 

Ninja Tune Official site

Mr Scruff The independent record label created in 1990 by Coldcut as a vehicle to release music of an underground nature, free from the restraints placed on artists by major labels. The label's rostra includes Mr Scruff, Bonobo, Hexstatic and Kid Koala and is known for its innovative music promos which it has released as ZenTV collections on DVD.

The Cinematic Orchestra also created a new sound track for 1929 documentary Man With A Movie Camera. Ninja Tune also encapsulates the hip-hop offshoot Big Dada representing artists like Roots Manuva and the recently created guitar label Counter Records, home to Pop Levi.

Big Dada is a British based Black music label, releasing records from around the world by artists such as Roots Manuva, New Flesh, Ty, Diplo, MF Doom and Infinite Livez amongst many others. The Big Dada remit has always been to release records with artistic integrity, to the widest possible audience and in the highest quality fashion.
Watch Ninja Tune music promos on Film Network

 

Warp Records Official site

Maximo Park Warp is a pioneering record label that was founded in Sheffield in 1989 by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell. One of the biggest independents today, this much revered label first made a name for itself releasing music from electronic legends such as Aphex Twin, LFO, Squarepusher, Nightmares On Wax and Board Of Canada.

Since the mid-90's it has signed a whole range of acts from many genres including !!!, Jamie Lidell, Battles, Gravenhurst and Grizzly Bear. Recently Warp celebrated a number 2 UK album chart entry with Maximo Park's second album 'Our Earthly Pleasures'.

Warp also has a film division that houses talent such as Chris Cunningham and Shane Meadows, who has produced two full length features for Warp, 'Dead Mans Shoes' and the hotly anticipated 'This is England'.
Watch Warp music promos on Film Network

 

Domino Records Offical site
Franz Ferdinand Domino has long championed and nurtured the outsider whilst enjoying both critical and commercial success in the 21st century with the release of No.1 albums from home grown talents Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys.

The title of 1993’s debut Domino release - Sebadoh’s single 'Soul And Fire' - encapsulates what makes this label so special. A passion for music, a back to basics approach and a determination to ensure everything it puts out is 'something home-made that’s put together with love'.

Domino entered a new phase of British music in the late '90's with UK artists The Kills, Four Tet, singer songwriter James Yorkston and Archie Bronson Outfit joining the Domino stable and releasing seminal and critically acclaimed records. But it was in 2003 that the label hit pay dirt with Franz Ferdinand - and Domino found themselves thrust into the spotlight. Domino then beat off intense competition in 2006 to sign Arctic Monkeys.

With a NY office now thriving and recent Domino signings Psapp, Bonde Do Role, Animal Collective and Juana Molina gracing the American airwaves, Domino continue in their mission to sign the most innovative of artists and break down those musical boundaries.

Watch Domino music promos on Film Network

 

679 Recordings Offical site
The Streets

679 is the London based label with an independent ethos that continually invests in exciting new music and talent. They represent an eclectic mix of artists from The Streets and Plan B to The Mystery Jets and The Rifles to King Creosote and The Earlies. 679 is responsible for commissioning a number of creastive promos including the stop motion video for Plan B, No Good. Always looking to innovate , the label regularly use new film m akers to remix and re interpr e t existing promos for further usage.


 

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