Dark Entries has announced it’s February releases! On the 24th, the label will released Van Kaye & Ignit’s A Slight Delay (2XLP) and Portion…Read More
Dark Entries was born in the spring of 2009 to release out of print and unreleased synth-driven music as well as contemporary bands referencing that sound. A project of Josh Cheon, a vinyl-focused DJ and collector, Dark Entries takes great care in preserving sound quality and respecting the aesthetics of its artists. All of their releases are in limited runs, hand numbered and sometimes stamped, a carry over from the DIY days of the 1980s independent record labels. Dark Entries entrusts all of their projects with the best engineer in the state, George Horn at Fantasy Studios, who has remasters each release using his 50+ years of knowledge in the industry. Don’t expect to find CDs anytime soon, Dark Entries will only release vinyl since they value the importance of surface to sound ratio and enjoy loud records.
Josh grew up 15 minutes outside of New York City, and more specifically The Bank, a goth club that laid the foundations for his obsession with dark synthesizer driven music. Dancing to Q Lazzarus, Cetu Javu and “With Sympathy” era Ministry as well as newer acts like Wolfshiem, Beborn Beton and VNV Nation he eventally got a summer job with Metropolis Records in Philadelphia who released modern EBM and synthpop bands like Wolfshiem, VNV Nation and Covenant as well as classic darkwave band Clan Of Xymox and Bunnydrums. While attending Rutgers University, he became the Music Director for 90.3FM The Core for two years and held internships at Beggars Banquet/4AD/Matador and DFA Records. These internships gave Josh a first hand look at independent record labels and how they operate. Moving to San Francisco in 2006, Josh fell into the disco revivial with Honey Soundsystem and secured a weekly show on West Add Radio. He noticed a lack of synth/wave parties in San Francisco, besides Halloween, so he started a night called Radio Lines at the Transfer. Sharing the decks with another avid minimal synth collector, Phil Mailer who ran the blog A Viable Commerical, Josh learned about the band Eleven Pond, whose debut LP was going for $500 on ebay. Luckily Jeff Gallea from Eleven Pond left a comment on the blog post: “If people are interested in a re-release I would love some feedback? I’l dust off the Masters and see what could happen?” Josh contacted him and eventually obtained a copy of the master tapes, had the songs remastered for vinyl and released the LP in July 2009 with a silk screened cover like the orginal LP had.
And for those of you who are wondering Dark Entries was the first 7″ released by UK goth band Bauhaus.
Dark Entries has announcde the release of a remix EP of Psychic TV’s classic Acid Song “Alien Be-In”, due for release on January 13th…Read More
With the release of its Bay Area Retrograde (BART) compilation just around the corner (October 15th), Dark Entries has announced its first set of November releases and the latest additions to its Dark Entries Editions series: “Spacer Woman” by Charlie and “Dancing Therapy” by International Music System. In 1983 Maurizio Cavalieri:Read More
Having just wrapped up a successful 5th Anniversary Tour, Dark Entries shows no sign of slowing down. First up, on August 19th, the label will be releasing Opera Multi Steel’s debut EP originally released in 1984. Coming up for September, Dark Entires is happy to announce they will be releasing impLOG’s (Don Christensen of NY group The Contortions) “Holland Tunnel Drive” b/w “On B’Way” 12′ and Uno, a collection of early recordings from seminal Italian act Kirlian Camera.Read More
Today marks the start of Dark Entries 5th Anniversary Tour. Featuring REDREDRED (whose debut album is out now on DE) Bezier, Max+Mara and label founder Josh Cheon, kicks off at Chicago’s Empty Bottle, with stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh,Read More
Xymox was founded in Nijmegen, a city in the east of the Netherlands in 1983 by Ronny Moorings (Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers) and Anka Wolbert (Vocals, Bass). In April of that year Mooringa bought a TEAC 144 four-track tape recorder and the duo,Read More
Dark Entries is excited to announce some very special re-issues for July in celebration of their fifth year anniversary. On July 12th the label will releaseRead More
This coming Tuesday (4/15), Cute Heels, the musical moniker of experimental producer Victor Lenis, will release his debut album Spiritual on Dark Entries. Spiritual, rides the line between cold electro-techno,Read More
Trek w/ Quintronic are the duo of Paul Wilcox (Trek) and David Kane (Quintronic). Formed from the ashes of prog rock band Masque in 1979, they moved from Buffalo, NY to New Hope, PA with contacts in the Philadelphia,Read More
Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem are excited to announce the release of School Daze, a retrospective double LP of disco pioneer Patrick Cowley. This very special LP features a compilation of restored Cowley productions unearthed in the garage of vintage gay porn company Fox Studio.Read More