Lara Rix-Martin curator of our SPECTRUM Brighton Digital Festival special on launching her own record label Objects Ltd


Our Brighton Digital Festival special edition of SPECTRUM is curated by Lara Rix-Martin the founder of Objects Limited, a record label in its second year, that only releases music by those who identify as female or non-binary. Here she tells us more about the label.

I started Objects Limited with the aim to give women and non-binary artists a platform, as they are over looked and under represented in electronic music. Although the label has an exclusive roster of woman and non-binary artists, the focus is all about the music. The artists I sign bring something interesting and unique to the label, crossing multiple genres.

This year there's been a footwork album by a Chicago producer Jana Rush, and there's an album of electronic folky weirdness due by non-binary artist Vivienne who is just about to start university, and then there's my own album, under the name Meemo Comma called "Ghost on the Stairs" (due September 1st).

I started producing music with my husband (Mike Paradinas who runs the label Planet Mu) in 2011, just for fun at first. We really enjoyed the process, so went on to form the band 'Heterotic'. We had our first album release in 2013 with vocals by the sadly-missed Gravenhurst. A year later, we did a full album with another vocalist, Vezelay. I continued helping with my husband's label here and there, but I started producing music on my own in 2016 after the birth of my second child, releasing under the name Lux E Tenebris.

Brighton has always had a rich music scene, throughout the years. It has changed a lot now, as has the music industry as a whole, but there are still pockets of artists doing interesting things. The show in September will be by local electronic artists who, although are not signed to my label, are pushing forward their sounds and adding to the richness of this city. 

SPECTRUM: Objects Ltd is at The Basement on Sat 30 Sep. Find out more about the artists performing.