As we come to the end of what must have been an exhausting year* for the London-based label, PMR Records are showing no sign whatsoever of slowing down their continual domination of the pop industry.
Traditionally they’ve always given off the impression of being a close-knit family. The tight support evident amongst label mates is unrivalled and it’s fast-becoming the birthplace for many future stars. You need look no further than the gargantuan success stories of Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore for plain-evidence.
The next wave is chasing, fast. Booming producer T. Williams has already followed in the footsteps of Bashmore in his ‘In New Djs We Trust’ host-spot on BBC Radio 1. Not to mention the recent recruitment of Cyril Hahn to the label to release singles ‘Perfect Form/Raw Cut’.
Yet another member of the family worth talking about is Two Inch Punch, the man who has a fast-growing reputation for production skills. As NME recently reported, he’s given a helping hand on Africa Express’ new tune. More recently, the blogosphere has been going crazy over the last few days for ‘Money On My Mind’. Rightly so, it’s the piano-driven track he’s produced for ‘BBC Sound of 2014’-nominated Sam Smith. It’s guaranteed to be a chart-topper:
(The Disclosure-collaborator has also had releases on PMR, btw).
Next up is Javeon, or Javeon Macarthy to some of his older fans. Having already unleashed a handful of singles since 2011, he’s ready to drop his debut album early next year and it’s looking to go down a storm. He’s already worked with MNEK on ‘Lovesong’ and he’s just teamed up with HD fave Tourist to produce this newbie, ‘Give Up’:
Sitting comfortably in a similar category as the Sam Smith number, it’s a catchy, radio-friendly tune that’s sure to propel Javeon closer to becoming the household name he deserves to be.
With a slick production, a lively percussive backdrop and an incredibly smooth and emotive vocal, ‘Rebound’ is nigh-faultless and we can’t wait to hear more from his début album, also due out at some point next year.
Exciting (and most likely very busy) times ahead for the London-based label. We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on their every move.
*Working incredibly hard, and killing it in doing so, may be exhausting, but it also looks like a lot of fun. If you’ve not already, check out Noisey’s behind the scenes footage of the PMR journey to Coachella last April. Trailer below, full-length here.