Uncanny Valley Label Special
The internationally acclaimed Dresden label came to house and breaks via raves and DIY radio — here’s its story, told by its founders.
Uncanny Valley is a record label based in the German city of Dresden, releasing house music that dips its toes into glittering pools of acid, hip-hop, disco, electro and funk. Founded in 2010, the imprint has released music by artists such as RBMA alum Jacob Korn, an artist in residence at the Trans-Media-Lab (TMA) in Dresden-Hellerau, and fellow Academy alum Cuthead, part of respected Dresden-based hip-hop party crew Kunst:stoff Breakz. Through hardcore and drum & bass warehouse raves in the ’90s, the crew came together as DJs and started throwing their own parties in the city, hosting festival stages and club showcases, playing on and running local radio stations and putting out music under the Uncanny Valley banner.