Nublu Records—home of Wax Poetic, Kudu, Love Trio and Forro in the Dark—has just signed an exclusive North American deal with Redeye Distribution, one of the foremost independent distributors of physical and digital music worldwide. With a list of over 250 labels and a catalog of 3,000 plus titles—including artists ranging from Mars Volta to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—Redeye is expected to provide the perfect compliment to the burgeoning Nublu Records, one of the most distinctive labels to emerge from the vibrant international sound of the present day East Village music scene.
Nublu Records was birthed just two years ago from the same eclectic and unassuming East Village club/lounge that remains the epicenter of a unique fusion of diverse musical elements that can only be referred to as the "Nublu Sound.” It’s a mix of influences from around the globe, which includes “the soul of New Orleans, the rhythms of Sao Paulo, the edge of Bristol, the dub of Kingston, and the beats of DJs from across the globe.” This sound has attracted the admiration of artists like David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto and Moby, and has been touted everywhere from the New York Times to Paper Magazine. Now, with Redeye Distribution on board, Nublu Records is poised to make 2008 a very memorable year for the Nublu Sound.
Label Manager Petrit Pula is particularly excited about this partnership and the possibilities it presents for a young, vibrant label like Nublu. "It's important for us to team up with a company that understands our needs and vision as an indie label and that is flexible with the changing music business environment."
Having launched the careers of artists like the Brazilian Girls and having a roster of musicians that include trailblazers such as Butch Morris and U-Roy, Nublu’s alignment with Redeye is a match made in heaven. With coming releases such as 3 Na Massa, Kudu and I Led 3 Lives, 2008 is positioned to be a stellar year for the label. The distribution deal with Redeye further solidifies the fact that the gospel of the Nublu Sound will be spread wider and farther than ever before.