Sowing its first seed in 2018, After Us Records is a young record label that emerged from Croatia. So far two releases have seen the light of the day, one vinyl and one digital with the likes of Mattias Fridell, Ray Kajioka, Stefan Vincent, Volster, Unis (Nihad Tule & Sev Dah), Perø, Bogdan and Bosnyak.
The label’s mainframe is electronic music with few genre limitations although different styles of techno music are the link here. The first release was focused on joined output from Croatian and Scandinavian artists, whilst the second one is a more diverse various release filled with pounding and deep beats but also melodic and Detroit-esque chords on the flipside.
This V/A release is opened by the famous Swedish producer Petter B from Gothenburg, whose “Speed Dial” as the name itself says, gives the impression of speeding through low frequencies. Perø closes the A-side with a melancholic “Envelopes” dominated by dub chords, as you can hear in the premiere below. Asian-born Berlin master Ray Kajioka starts off the B-side with “Dark Horse”, the most progressive work on the record, while Bosnyak completes the EP with “Iron Man” which includes witty samples of Balkan scrap metal collectors
More About Perø
As one of the After Us label initiators, Perø (Petar Šuškić) is on the Croatian electronic scene since 2015. Two years later he was already awarded the best progress/ breakthrough DJ from Klubska Scena’s Ambassador. After living for a few years in Sweden, he returned home inspired with new stuff and new alias for his productions focusing on more Detroit, dub techno and house vibes. In retrospect, he was a part of the release with Petar Dundov and in the meantime played in clubs all over Croatia but also in other European countries like Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Germany and most notable gigs on ADE.
A1 Petter B “Speed Dial”
A2 Perø “Envelope”
B1 Ray Kajioka “Dark Horse”
B2 Bosnyak “Iron Man”