Beats of No Nation is a new label set up and run by Dom Bird, Jad Lee, and Sean Bate. The label was birthed from the trio's radio show of the same name, a show which presented tracks from the weirder end of the dance world and hosted local and international guests such as DEGO (2000Black), Francis Inferno Orchestra, Lobster Theremin, MUNK, Mall Grab, and In Flagranti. Byron Bay-based artist Jesse Dolman will supply the visual aesthetic, matching his twisted art with the label's warped electronics.
The first release to drop from Beats of No Nation will be an EP from Super Fun Bumper Edition, a collaborative project between Australian producers Charles Murdoch (Future Classic) and Jad Lee (Toy Tonics / Sonar Kollektiv). Titled Trends, the EP is an unpredictable and free-flowing ride through a range of styles and textures, a result of two jam sessions between the two ex bandmates. Across its four tracks, Murdoch and Lee present their quirky take on house and techno, with some left-field beats thrown in for good measure.
Trends will be available from October 3 and can be preordered from the label's Bandcamp. Ahead of that drop, Murdoch and Lee have offered up the EP's closing track, "Emperor," as today's XLR8R download. Like the rest of the EP, "Emperor" is a whimsical cut that is a hard to define. Download the cut via WeTransfer below and enter the world of Super Fun Bumper Edition.