Wednesday, 3 August 2011

DER022 released today!

The latest release from Diskette Etikette Rekords is out today! Within the Finite by Consistency Nature (DER022)

2 tracks and 18 minutes of lobit ambience and melodic drone, on one shiny floppy in a plastic cd wallet. This is around the 40th release this year from Consistency Nature, and a cracking one it is too. Available from today for just £2.50 UK/£3.50 everywhere else, by emailing or visiting (soon)

In other news DER is featured on the latest episode of the wonderful Tibol lobit radio show - including an interview with myself alongside various tracks from our back catalogue. You can listen now at

Our next release will be a single from the awesome UK hardcore band Pariso - this will be out on August 12th, and there will be a release show that night at the Unicorn in Camden - more info soon!!!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

DER021 out now!

The latest release from Diskette Etikette Rekords is available now:

DER021 Cryovolcano - 008

45 minutes of lovely synth pop and electro drone from the lobit Godfather Cryovolcano.

There are 30 copies of this, in the signature brown paper envelope. Copies available for purchase/trade by getting in touch with me/visiting the website!

The next three releases after this are already taking shape - An EP from Consistency Nature, a 30 minute opus from Rainbow Valley that will come with its own floppy disk drive, and, very excitingly, a brand new exclusive single from UK hardcore band Pariso!

More info on all those soon, but for now, all you need is Cryovolcano.


PS - I may give up with this blog soon and go back to just using the news section of the website - any comments on this are welcome!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Now That's What I Call Retro-Futurism Vol. 2

Hello floppy fans!

Exciting news - the second volume in our compilation series is out now! 14 tracks, 2 floppies, plastic cases, tags, £3.50. There's even a video on this bad boy!

It includes the following:

Field recordings from bjerga/iversen (Norway)
Lo-bit calculator music from Graffiti Mechanism (USA)
Dark Ambient from Heirdrain (Canada)
Vegan grind from Meatpacker (England)
Weirdness from Consistency Nature (USA)
Noise from Paregorik (Czech Republic)
Grindcore from Rectal Twat (USA)
Electronica from Subterrestrial (USA)
Noisecore from Ugly Rumors (Czech Republic)
Noise from 1 + 1 = A Window (Wales) - in lo-fi and hi-fi versions
Acoustic noisecore from D//Cereghini (Canada)
Circuit bent toys from Zebra Mu (England)
Drone from Back to the Fucking Future (?)

And a video from German techno meister Sascha Müller.

All for just £3.50, a reet bargain I'm sure you'll agree. 35 copies as usual, get in quick!

After that excitement will come an album very shortly from the king of lo-bit, Cryovolcano, releases from Consistency Nature, Rainbow Valley, \\\Sorry/Socrates/// and boy+girl, plus many more after that.

As always, is the place to visit.


Monday, 16 May 2011

Te Lloraría un Puto Río...

The latest release from Diskette Etikette Rekords is now out! It's a single from the awesome Mexican screamo band Te Lloraría un Puto Río (translated as I'll Cry You A Fucking River, I believe!). A new version of Canción de Amor Sin Titulo, which appeared on a 4-way split 8" last year.

35 copies in a clear self seal bag, with card/tracing paper inserts. this looks lovely, and sounds amazing. Get a copy from our shop for just £2.50 UK/£3.50 everywhere else. Or email

Next up will be the second in our series of compilations, followed by releases from Cryovolcano, Consistency Nature, rainbow Valley and Sorry//Socrates.

More details on those coming very soon!


Monday, 4 April 2011

Graffiti Mechanism

At long last the latest release from Diskette Etikette is ready to be unleashed!

DER019 Graffiti Mechanism - send-ROM-files

3 tracks of late night ambient techno from long-time DER supporter Graffiti Mechanism, aka Adam Crammond, head of Proc and 4m@ records. Lo-fi, minimal and uplifting. Packaged in the trademark brown envelope, and limited to just 27 copies.

Available from 05 April for £2.50 UK/£3.50 everywhere else, email to get a copy, or visit the shop ( And as always trades are very welcome!


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Floppy grind!

The debut EP from UK one man grind/powerviolence artist Ciderfiend is the latest release on Diskette Etikette. 5 tracks of grindcore with a touch of doom, the Summer Blend EP comes packaged in a handmade cardboard sleeve, in a choice of 7 colours.
35 copies only, available from now for just £2.50.

Trades are also very welcome, so if anyone fancies adding some floppy grind to their distro get in touch!

Next up is a single from Te Lloraria Un Puto Rio, followed by a new Graffiti Mechanism EP.

Keep up to date with all DER happenings at


Sunday, 30 January 2011

2011 releases

The first two releases of 2011 are available now, and what cracking releases they are!

First up we have a 5-diskette DS techno opus from Germany's Sascha Müller, entitled Krankenhaus Traxx. Recorded during a spell in hospital last year, and suitably packaged in bandages. There are just 14 copies of this, of which only 6 remain. Available from the shop ( for £3.50 UK/£4.00 everywhere else.

Next up we have "The Cholesky Decomposition Method" from the experimental Norwegian duo bjerga/iversen. A single 18 minute drone workout, processed from layers of electronics, guitars, tape recorders and contact mics, and pressed on to one lovely floppy disk. These come packaged in black felt pouches, hand made by my Grandma. 35 copies of this, available by emailing, and from the shop soon!

Next up, after a quick holiday, will be the Summer Blend EP by one man grind/powerviolence artist Ciderfiend, which as usual will have some pretty special packaging! Then we have releases from Te Lloraria Un Puto Rio and Graffiti Mechanism, followed by our second compilation.

Keep it floppy

Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye 2010

Hello floppy fans,

Before 2011 begins tomorrow (scary stuff), thought I'd give a quick review of 2010, and update everyone with where Diskette Etikette is at the moment.

Firstly, since the last update on here we've had two awesome new releases:

DER014 Toxic Chicken - Green Flop

3 tracks of bonkers electro, descending into sweet sweet lo-bit noise at the end, from Bangkok resident Kai Nobuko, aka Toxic Chicken. 15 copies only, get in quick!

DER011 Fm-Ra & jjoth - Impossible Worlds Remixed

Our first remix release! Remixes of an EP released in the summer on SPNet, with Fabiorosho and Darkslider on remix duty. 4 tracks of ambient synthscapes and dystopic post-industrial soundscapes twisted and distorted into new sounds for your enjoyment. 25 copies.

Both releases are available now from our shop ( or by emailing

This means that our first year as a label saw 14 fabulous releases, all but two of which are still available. A massive thanks to all the artists involved, and all the other artists, labels and lovely people who offered help, advice, artwork, or anything else over the past 9 months! And thanks to everyone who bought, stole or traded anything!

Having survived the first year of operations, 2011 looks to be even more exciting.

Releases are coming up very soon from Sascha Muller (techno), Ciderfiend (powerviolence), bjerga/iversen (minimal drone), Te Lloraria Un Puto Rio (screamo) and Graffiti Mechanism (mnml), more info soon. And this will take us up to DER020, which will be the second in our "Now That's What I Call Retro-Futurism" compilation series. Submissions are being taken for this, anything goes, just make sure files are under 200kb in size!

Further in to the future, we will have some very special releases, including a DER t-shirt, some extremely limited edition releases that will come with their own floppy disk drive, a 5 1/2" floppy release, and maybe a further cd-r release on DER-Extra.

Exciting times, I hope you'll join us!

Finally, a quick run down of our highlights and lowlights of 2010

Highlights: lo-bit, obsolete formats, micro-labels, internet hip-hop, Witch House, ATP, Wire magazine, screamo zines, awesome tapes from Africa, Avaaz, Apopo, front & follow, 6 Music, everything DIY.

Lowlights: Apple, lack of money, printer ink running out half way through print jobs, postage costs, Rupert Murdoch, Tory scum, Lib Dem hypocrisy, lazy cd-r labels, record shops closing, not being reviewed by Wire.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

DER 013 out today!

The latest release from Diskette Etikette Rekords is out today, in a super limited edition of just 15 copies!

DER013 1 + 1 = A Window - Snapped Off

New 4 minute blast of layered, whirling noise from this Welsh chap, following up a series of awesome 3" cdr releases on various international noise labels.

Comes in a brown paper envelope, on either white or blue floppy disks.

Available now for just £2.50 UK/£3.50 everywhere else, visit for more details, or email to order a copy before they all disappear!

The next few releases are already being prepared, and include gems from Fm-Ra/jjoth, Toxic Chicken, Ciderfiend, Sascha Muller, bjerga/iversen and more, so keep your floppy eyes peeled!


Thursday, 28 October 2010

RedSK floppy EP released today!

Hello floppy fans,

The latest release on Diskette Etikette Rekords is out today!

DER009 RedSK - Yelling is the New Screaming

New 9 track EP of noise/drone/electronic weirdness from Michigan's RedSK, head of Trashfuck records, and generally boss noise chap.

35 handmade/handnumbered copies, with artwork from Birmingham's Fin Skillen, formerly of JFKKK.

£2.50 UK/£3.50 everywhere else, available from the shop now!

In other news, we now have a small distro (very small at the moment, but will be growing). Currently up are a 7" from Finnish noisecore legends Aunt mary, and a UK noise tribute to The New Blockaders. Check the wesbsite for more details!

Coming up in the next few months are releases from Fm-Ra/jjoth, 1 + 1 = A Window, Toxic Chicken, Sascha Muller, bjerga/iversen, and many more, so keep your eyes and ears (and floppy drives) peeled!


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Long awaited update!

Hello floppy fans, apologies for the lack of updates recently, was away a lot of the summer. But Autumn sees a host of new DER releases, all of which are very exciting!

First up we have a split floppy from two amazing screamo bands, Guillotines from the UK and Lost in Bazaar from Turkey. 3 tracks on 1 floppy, cased in a hand made card box, tied with string and limited to 35 copies.

This will be released on 19 September 2010, visit the website for more info!

Next up will be an EP by Detroit noisician RedSK, called Yelling is the New Screaming, followed by a compilation of DER artists old and new.

This will be a double floppy disk release, called "Now That's What I Call Retro-Futurism Vol.1", and features electronica, lo-bit, grindcore and other shizzle.

Tracklisting is as follows:

Diskette A

1. Microbit Project - Japan Park
2. Kokori - Seriously
3. Ciderfiend - Polar Bastard
4. jjoth - Dead Sailor Son
5. Toxic Chicken - Sex with a Caterpillar
6. Fm-Ra - Gone
7. Disleksick - MxIxNxP 2

Diskette B

1. Merankorii - Nanoloop
2. Flat Affect - Mirrors of the Soul (Exerpt)
3. Heirdrain - Plagued
4. Back to the Fucking Future - DLR
5. Pollux - Untitled Two
6. Hyphens - After the Freefall Came the Meander
7. O.O.O. - Sotto Voce (Edit)

This will be out in a few weeks, more info to follow!

Keep up to date with everything via the website at or


Monday, 26 July 2010

DER008 out tomorrow!

The next release from Diskette Etikette Rekords is out tomorrow, 27 July!

DER008 Subterrestrial - Map of the Interior World

4 track EP of experimental generative chiptunes from San Francisco Bay area artist Subterrestrial, following releases on Black Drone and 4m@ records.

Floppy disks hand packaged in an old map, tied with string, and limited to just 35 copies!

Available now from the website, the shop, or by emailing

Check out for more info!


Wednesday, 14 July 2010


We now have a proper webstore up, where you can get your floppy fix whenever you want! All of our current releases are available to purchase for a measly £2.50, including free postage to the UK, and cheap postage everywhere else!

Check it out at

First person to buy something gets something free!


Happy Wednesday

Hello folks, quick update. DER007 from Paregorik is out now, get your floppy noise fix now by heading to the website! Materials for DER008 are being sourced as we speak, so Map of the Interior World by Subterrestrial will be with you in the next week or so! Expect chiptunes, hollow earth theory, old maps, string, and of course floppy disks!

I am also in the process of setting up a proper webstore, for those who want to buy things but are too shy to email and ask! Details will follow.

Following all of this, releases will be coming from RedSK, Heirdrain, jjoth/Fm-Ra, Guillotines/Lost in Bazaar, and more!

Exciting times.

Finally, I have come across a whole bag of old floppies, so a recycled floppy release could soon be in the works (thanks to Guy and Claire for bringing them to my attention!)

As always, is the place to go for more info!


Thursday, 8 July 2010

DER 007 out tomorrow!

DER007 Paregorik - Life Fee out tomorrow!

11 minutes and 11 seconds of harsh Czech noise, released on 09 July on Floppy Disk, available for just £2.50 inc P&P. It may just be the 95% Alcool that I'm drinking as I write this, but this shit is hot. Get a copy from the website before it sells out!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Quick Update

Hello floppy disk fans, thought it was about time I put out a quick update, don't want people thinking we're slacking! Life continues apace at DER, and hot on the heels of the excellent EP from Pollux (, we have our next release from Paregorik out at the end of the week. More details to follow, but expect harsh noise...

Following that, we have forthcoming releases from Subterrestrial and RedSK, a floppy compilation, a split, a super special release so super and so special that we've reserved the cat no DER006 for it, and a cd-r from Heirdrain (Yes, a cd-r, sorry floppy purists!)

As always you can keep up to date with everything here, via the website, or via Myspace.

Thanks for all the support, and spread the floppy word!


Thursday, 24 June 2010

DER005 out now!!!

DER005 Pollux - Riot from the Sky is out today!

6 tracks of warm, ambient electronica from France, the perfect soundtrack to late night trips through deepspace. 35 copies on floppy disk, available now from or by emailing

A bargain at £2.50 inc P&P!

Also coming up on DER soon are releases from Paregorik, Subterrestrial, RedSK, Fm-Ra and jjoth, as well as a compilation of retro-futurist delights! The future's bright, the future's floppy.


Sunday, 13 June 2010

DER004 out tomorrow!

After a short holiday-related break, DER is back and raring to go, and this begins with the release tomorrow of DER004: Flat Affect - MIDI Sessions Vol. 2.

And as we're just so damned nice, this release also contains the first physical outing for the 1st volume of MIDI Sessions, released online last year via 4m@ records.

Therefore, for just £2.50, you could have yourselves nearly 80 minutes of soothing MIDI drone, and experience what the slow, glitchy death of a 1980s computer would sound like.

Email to get hold of a copy, there are just 35 of them.

Also don't forget to check out the website at to get hold of the first 3 releases from jjoth, Microbit Project and Fm-Ra.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

DER releases now available in record shops (well, 1 record shop)

DER releases are now available via Pure Groove Records of London, either online at, or instore, at 6-7 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JX.

Very exciting news I'm sure you'll agree! Huge thanks to Simon for agreeing to stock such a ridiculously retro format!


DER Compilation!

Diskette Etikette Rekords will soon be compiling their first ever compilation, which should be their 10th release! It will be entitled "Now That's What I Call Retro-Futurism Vol.1", and will of course be released on Floppy Disk!

Therefore we are now accepting submissions, whether you've worked with us before or not. Can be short bursts of noise, lo-bit stuff, full band grindcore, anything goes! Any format, any length, any style, as long as it's only around 150kb in size!

Deadline for submissions is the 19th June, so get to work and make me proud!

(PS DER will take a short break from tomorrow, so I will respond to anyone either submitting anything or wanting to buy something when DER is back open for business, probably around the second week of June!)