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In 2010, Joe Babylon put together Roundabout Sounds with a consistent schedule and attractive lineup of artists such as Rick Wilhite, Baaz, Mike Huckaby, Soulphiction, Theo Parrish, XDB, Rondenion, Aaron-Carl, Orlando Voorn, Rick Wade and John Tejada.
Originally, Joe started off as mobile DJ, doing house parties in Los Angeles, CA. After gravitating more heavily towards house/techno music, he took a leap of faith along with his good friend and DJ partner Allen Avanessian in 1994 when they bought some recording gear and started Plug Research up at the loft at Allen’s house. Soon after launching the label, they both became more involved with the underground scene in LA by putting together warehouse parties and other events while hiring Detroit artists such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Underground Resistance, Claude Young, Rob Hood and Kenny Larkin to perform as an attempt to bring more awareness of techno’s roots to southern California.
In 998, Joe handed Plug Research over to Allen who picked up the ball and ran with it big time by making Plug Research one of the most respected independent record labels in the electronic scene. Meanwhile, Joe never stopped shopping for records and continued sharpening his music skills and by 2016 Roundabout Sounds is currently under production on it's 17th release.
So, with that, we continue our series highlighting our favourite labels from around the world. Today, we thought we would catch up with Roundabout Sounds boss, Joe Babylon to get the scoop on all things Roundabout Sounds. Also, at the end of this article you will find an exclusive full length mix from Joe giving an idea of how Roundabout Sounds is meant to be heard.
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