Oxide & Neutrino sign to New State15 October 2020 - Press release
“You want to talk about Oxide & Neutrino? You need to talk about DIY culture…” UKF
“Alex "Oxide" Rivers may be Britain's most original dance producer.” THE GUARDIAN
“Dilemma" rediscovers the Kraftwerk principle: inflexibility can sometimes be funkier than suppleness…” SIMON REYNOLDS
Gold-album selling South London duo, Oxide & Neutrino, head into the 2020’s firmly on the front foot, armed with new music and a freshly inked 3-single recordings deal with New State Music. The pair’s first single for New State will be released before Christmas, with two further singles scheduled for 2021.Their new original music follows the current radio success of Oxide’s remix of Karen Harding & Digital Farm Animal’s ‘Undo My Heart’, which has had heavy support from MistaJam (premiere) and Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1.
Despite covid-19, earlier this year Oxide & Neutrino hit stadiums and arenas with the sold-out Kisstory Presents Blast Off UK Tour alongside Salt n Pepa, Shaggy, and many more. These shows came off the back of huge 2019 performances at Manchester’s Albert Hall (a Pure Garage double-header), Eastern Electrics, Kisstory On The Common, Garage Nation, and a run of events in London and across the UK. Further live shows and festival dates have been rescheduled for 2021 (see social media).
Oxide’s bootleg of ‘Undo My Heart’ follows his remix of Scott & Leon’s ‘Voodoo’, and his cheeky edit of Silk City & Dua Lipa’s ‘Electricity’ premiered by Deeprot. In 2018, Oxide & Neutrino’s ‘Dilemma 2.0’ was the first new music to be released after a studio hiatus, and the debut track on their own label, OxNe; the world premiere came via DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra, with the video exclusive courtesy of GRM Daily. The last 18 months have seen features with The Guardian, Complex, UKF, Rinse, and Red Bull.
Matt Learmouth from element said:
“We wanted a label partner for Oxide & Neutrino that knows the contemporary U.K. garage scene, and how to deliver recordings campaigns for legacy artists; in those respects, and beyond, New State are unique. They also foster an independent ethos which we feel very much aligned with. We’re excited to finally get Alex and Mark’s new music out there with the first single later in Q4. They’ll continue finishing new material for release next year, and work towards a return to live in spring 2021.”
Tim Binns from New State said:
“We’ve been big fans of the guys’ work for many years both recorded and live, so to have the chance to work on some new releases is really exciting. UK Garage seems to be poking its head above the parapet again right now so what better way to do that than work with two of the scene’s bona fide dons. The first single is an unashamed bash at a return to radio and crossover streaming for the guys, and we’ll be pushing this as a priority release in the fourth quarter and beyond.”
Management: Matt Learmouth & James Hamilton (element)
Label: New State Music
Legal: Jules O’Riordan (Sound Advice LLP)