MST SOUNDS is an independent record label, located in Buxton Derbyshire. Heavily influenced by the recording studios of the past — i.e. RGM SOUND, Motown, Abbey Road, Sun Records etc... these have formed the building blocks of label's unique sound. The concept was first created in late 2013, before finally incorporating in June 2014.
The Record Label
Just like most micro-independent record labels, MST SOUNDS does not offer massive cash advances, massive marketing campaigns, unfair royalty cuts to the artists, etc... Instead, working more like a "co-op," the artists and the label work close together to help achieve impressive success within the industry. This close relationship with it's artists may seem unusual, but it provides a strong creative culture throughout every part of the label. Subsequently the artists are nurtured, rather than being exploited.
"Our Sound" / The Studio
Still drawing on its heavy influences, MST SOUNDS maintains the tradition of many "old" record labels and has its own fully equipped "in-house" recording studio & producer. This small, yet simple aspect, gives MST SOUNDS full control over the vision of a track without having to worry too much about the cost of the studio time — which is a pressing issue for any record label...!
Every detail of the MST SOUNDS' recording studio is specifically tailored to achieve it's distinctive & desirable warm sound - room acoustics, microphones, instruments, amps, outboard equipment. Keeping a focus on analogue equipment, they achieve a lot of musicality through their recordings. Which nowadays, is long lost, with the super clean, sterile, digital equipment currently swamping the market.
In order to get the most out of the artists the studio has specifically designed to not overwhelm them as they walk in. Instead, the studio is more welcoming and “cosy," which instantly relaxes any performer. This allows them the get “into the zone” quickly and put down the takes needed.