Hello its me …… Mr Jones……. We met up with the head honcho of Wall Of Sound record label, Mark Jones, who will celebrate his label’s 20th anniversary next year. We’re chuffed to bits to have him and Wall Of Sound curate an afternoon of live music at the Lock Tavern next weekend where he’ll be showcasing some of Wall Of Sound’s hottest new talent. We caught up with the man behind it all though, to have a little chat…
What is your first memory or experience of Camden Town?
Probably reading about the ‘ Blitz Club’ moving to the Camden Palace ( now Koko) back in the heady dayz of Nu Romo / Futurism . London seemed like a long long long way away for me then even tho it really wasn’t that far !
What is the one single most important thing to know about Wall Of Sound?
That i’ve always done this for one reason….. To change people’s lives. Not just the artists that i give a platform to and help them express themselves in creating music and their identity but your life too…. For when you first hear something from the label for the first time and you never forget it.
You can have one artist, living or dead, on your stage: who is it and why?
Brian Wilson ( Beach Boys etc ) – If you don’t know I’m not telling you
Recommend us a tune by a band that we should download right now.
Artist : Mayaeni Track : Cold Love
What do you like and hate most about the festival season?
Likes………FOE ! – Freedom of Expression Dislikes…….. I’m not a hater O-CTB ! – Over-Corporate Takeover Brandism
Tipple of choice?
PINK JUICE COCKTAIL. – Shake it up – don’t do that ‘other stuff’ anymore. It’s so boring ……
Anything specific you want to plug?
Apart from Myself ???? Well, hmmmmmmm now you mention it . There’s some cool nu stuff comin on the label very soon so keep ’em peeled and ya ears WIDE open.
Watch this space ……..www.wallofsound.net
For starters. there’s A new MEKON album – here we go again ! Back to where it all began for WoS and also some killa talent …. Mayaeni , Killaflaw, Echoes, Saskilla And more……
Oh and BacktothePhuture . Joins the dots too and never before has the connection been more relevant in music. www.backtothephuture.net
Get it ? Got it ? Good 🙂
You can catch Mark and his Wall Of Sound presents Rock N Roast event at CC2012 on Sunday 6th May. Check out the event page for more info and line up details