Robi Insinna records a.k.a. Headman has been at the forefront of cutting edge club movement alongside contemporaries DFA Records, Output Recordings and Kitsune. His highly acclaimed debut album ‘It Rough’ was released in 2003, followed in 2006 by ‘On’ (featuring collaborations with Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax and Matt Safer of The Rapture) and ‘Catch Me’ in 2008. His latest album ‘1923’ was released in 2010 and featured five singles as well as collaborations with Yello’s Dieter Meier and The Beta Band’s Steve Mason.
In 2001 Insinna set up his own imprint, Relish Records. The label first functioned as the home to the Manhead alter ego, whose sound predated the current Balearic revival by years. Over the years the sound stayed on that tip, while expanding to show Robi’s diverse taste.
2011 has seen the arrival of Relish 3, a compilation that rounds up where the label has shifted to over the last year or so. New tracks from artists Robi has discovered and offered a platform to including Hannulelauri, JR Seaton, Daniel Avery and Chmmr. It also includes the latest offerings from both Headman and Manhead aliases and follows on from the latest cult reissue; Fred Ventura’s State of Art band from 1981. Insinna has regularly maintained this link to the roots of his sound, with reissues of work by Liquid Liquid’s Dennis Young, The Units and A Certain Ratio over the years.
As always with Relish, the quality and aesthetic of the label will continue to be of exceptional high standards as the label continues its steady release schedule into the new year.