Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge launches brand new ‘Dudley Road Records’ label.
The imprint has been set up to celebrate the best in R’n’B, Hip-Hop, Afrobeats and House, keeping bass driven sounds at it’s heart. Dudley Road Records marks its launch with the first official release by the label coming from Birmingham producer Screama and vocalist Capstone Heights, and is titled ‘Miss You’.
A tentative first step, ‘Miss You’ takes a mellow end-of-summer Deep House direction, dreamy bassline and deft vocal delivery from Capstone Heights sees Birmingham’s music scene continue to step outside the long shadow of London.
Speaking of the label launch Sturridge said, “The reason why I started a record label is because I’ve been very passionate about music since a young age, I’ve always loved the management [and] business side of things, and was always intrigued by successful record labels.” the excitement of the launch hasn’t been lost, and he went on to say, “It is something that I’ve always thought I would like to do given the opportunity and time to do so. We would like to give people an opportunity from not just Birmingham but all over the world, we would love to help people build long lasting careers. Dudley Road Records is an open minded record label that will house a catalogue of different genres, Dudley Road will also give artists an opportunity to become successful whilst making the music they are passionate about”.