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RELEVANT PARTIES is a project by Carhartt WIP that explores some of music’s most iconic independent record labels, with a podcast hosted by UK music journalist Chal Ravens. Each episode speaks to the people behind the music, gaining a unique insight into their history and the inner-workings of their imprint. The project then culminates in a capsule collection that includes products made in collaboration with each featured label.
Volume 2 offers up an eclectic vision, bringing together an array of labels, including Bill Kouligas’ PAN imprint; the legendary producer Adrian Sherwood and his On-U Sound label; Busy P’s Ed Banger Records; Exit Records, helmed by producer dBridge; Amsterdam-based label, record store and distributor Rush Hour; and the iconic Detroit label Mahogani Music, founded by Kenny Dixon Jr., better known as Moodymann.
The Vol. 2 capsule sees each label collaborate with Carhartt WIP on a selection of products – such as graphic t-shirts, hoodies and work shirts – as well as a limited edition cassette mixtape. These are complemented by a series of RELEVANT PARTIES items, including a sweatshirt, record bag, and sterling silver pendant.
First launched in the summer of 2020, RELEVANT PARTIES has sought to pay tribute to pioneers and tastemakers, whose unerring vision has helped shape the landscape of independent music. Volume 1 featured the likes of Stones Throw, DFA, and Ninja Tune. You can listen to both volumes of RELEVANT PARTIES on all major podcast platforms.