Ark to Ashes
Founded in 2013 by Flipsider Shadi Megallaa, Ark to Ashes is a record label conceived in Brooklyn and realized in Abu Dhabi. Ark to Ashes is inspired by the madman/genius known as Lee “Scratch” Perry. In 1979 Scratch burnt down his beloved Black Ark studio in Kingston, Jamaica to rid himself of the negative energies surrounding it. Every once in a while we must also burn down our own Arks in pursuit of a more positive existence. The label aims to bring back the spirit of the Black Ark & bring it back to life. Keep on Dubbin.
Bedouin is an independent music and art imprint being run solely by Salem Rashid, United Arab Emirates based but seeking out talent worldwide. The intent is to release music unconditionally of the geographical location or background of each artist and create a connection of their own unique disparate sound, like a sonic tribe. The art that goes in the sleeves and on other projects is one of the main aims as well, mostly commissioned from artists with a rebel cause. Assembled through following the gospel of real music and without obvious influences, the youth and the OGs alike all need to be brought to audiences and properly heard.