Clash Lion is a mix of three personalities; Shall Ocin, TERR and Daniel Watts. Three artists with different musical backgrounds merging forces to create a truly open-minded label. Starting out in 2017, a release from Maetrik set the path for the newcomers, which lead to substantial praise for their selection of artists thus far, including ANNA, TERR and Risa Taniguchi.
Their dedication to living on the edges of the scene has now found compilation form as ‘Clash Culture’ a collection of tracks which showcases the diversity of the label and the wealth of talent on its roster.
Opening this release is Shall Ocin with ‘Inflection’. An electro-tinged groover that defies classification. Surefooted kicks lead the way while rubbery bass, 80’s inspired synths and twisted vocals combine in the most-sultry way. Next, the mysterious no_Ip delivers ‘It’s Wrong’, an edgy drum workout full of sinister nuances and deliberate sparseness. An exclusive debut for Clash Lion.
Next up, Canadian supremo Fairmont’s ‘Dotted Eye’ is a hardware extravaganza. Crisp beats underpin the action while the main synth mutates and grows throughout as if it has a mind of its own. Finally, Daniel Watts rounds the release up with ‘Consciousness Chemical Control’. Taking a more progressive route, cinematic sound design and clean drums create an audio adventure that will take some beating.
1st Nov - Les Jeux Orange for ‘Dotted Eye’
1st Nov - LAMP for ‘Its Wrong’
Fairmont ‘How It Was Made’ feature for Magnetic Magazine (Done, but waiting on publish date)
Shall Ocin @ ADE with Future Music Magazine (Video Interview done, waiting on publish date)
The RRP Label Focus feature on Clash Lion (Done, and waiting on a publish date)
Publish - Alataj ‘Alaplay’ Podcast Series with Daniel Watts
Also, Nemone on BBC Radio 6 loves Shall’s track
Published: 11th October 2019