Label of Love

Brought to you by Grace George, of London record shop The BBE Store & one half of DJ alias RAW SILK,  Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. 

This month Grace explores the auditory delights of Mexican imprint & distributor Opcion Sonica, an industrial, ambient & left field label releasing mostly between 91-2000, with the few occasional releases since then year on year from its base in LA. Mostly releasing on the CD format it appears, I was inspired by Dark Entries recent compilation Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop between 1980-1989, which was the first time many of those tracks had ever appeared on vinyl.

Started by Edmundo Navas, it was an extension of the Grabaciones Lejos del Paraíso label, and tasked itself with releasing avant-garde Mexican music which the majors rejected. It helped to distribute independent & leftfield artists from elsewhere into Mexico too.