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!)


Sunday, 23 May 2010

Diskette Etikette Net

The new netlabel subsidiary of Diskette Etikette Rekords is now up and running!

Diskette Etikette Net will release selected DER releases as free downloads via the internet archive, beginning with DEN003: Fm-Ra - Timeless.

Timeless is already available on super limited Floppy Disks, but a high quality version is now available from:

Check it out for free now, and if you like it, buy the real thing!!!


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

DER003 out tomorrow!

The third release from Diskette Etikette Rekords will be out tomorrow, on the label's 2 month anniversary!

DER003 Fm-Ra - Timeless

4 tracks of ambient synth explorations from Portugal, spread across 4 lovely red floppies, and limited to just 10 copies! Reminiscent of Tangerine Dream or Oneohtrix Point Never, the concept of 'Timeless-ness' sits rather well with the whole retro-futurist thing we've got going on; besides which it sounds ace, so make sure you check it out before it disappears!

Email to buy a copy for just £5.00 inc. P&P to UK. (email for other shipping rates and payment methods)

Timeless will also be out soon for free download via

DER004, 005 and 007 are being prepared as we speak, so keep your eyes peeled!


Saturday, 15 May 2010

News Update

Welcome to the new Diskette Etikette Rekords blog, where all DER related news, updates, release dates, gossip etc will be posted. Diskette Etikette Rekords is a new record label dedicated to releasing the best underground music on the medium of Floppy Disks.

DER001 and DER002 by jjoth and Microbit Project are out now, and releases are forthcoming from Fm-Ra, Flat Affect, Pollux, Paregorik and more, so watch this space!

Visit for information about all releases and how to buy or submit anything.