Producer, DJ, Visual Artist and Relish Label owner Robi Insinna helped forge the early 2000’s disco-punk aesthetic with his Headman/Manhead alias alongside seminal artists like LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, Black Strobe and Trevor Jackson’s Playgroup project. His debut single ‘It Rough’, and it’s plethora of remixes released way back in 2001 on Gomma was one of the tracks responsible for the whole scratchy post-punk electro scene which pretty much dominated club and fashion culture at that time. He started the Relish label soon afterwards initially to function as the home to his Manhead alter ego and as a reaction to his many trips round Europe digging for records when he had constantly discovered new labels and artists from the late 70’s and early 80’s and had a vision to create something that combined all his passions of music, visuals and style.

It’s this passion for aesthetics which was the thread that tied his work together and marked the label out as something a little different from a lot of the more throwaway moments from that scene. Robi’s recordings and his nascent Relish label had an artistic premise behind them which was perhaps lacking in the other one-man labels. Since then Robi’s career has gone stratospheric, DJing across the world producing and remixing the likes of Roxy Music, The Gossip, Franz Ferdinand, Richard Fearless, Nitzer Ebb, The Units, Unknown Cases, A Certain Ratio, Gina X and Klein & M.B.O to name check just a handful. As well as that he’s released 5 critically acclaimed solo albums under his Headman alias and another record as Manhead.

Relish still paints itself as somewhat of a project rather than a label, with a defined ethos. The last Headman album came in an artbook format, screenprinted and hand numbered in a limited edition of 100 and The E.P.’s and 7” vinyls released with its accompanying prints and visuals is a prime example of Robi and Relish’s mission statement.

Relish has also been busy releasing international talents and remixes such as Daniel Avery, Red Axes, Daniel Maloso, Borusiade, Manfraedas, Autarkic and many more.