Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

FarFetched Records' Fourth Compilation Is 'More Digestible'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

FarFetched Records' Fourth Compilation Is 'More Digestible'

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St. Louis-based experimental label FarFetched Records is already up to its fourth compilation with "Prologue IV," the latest in its annual series spotlighting FarFetched acts.

Darian Wigfall, director of artist management and development for FarFetched, which was founded in 2011, says this fourth compilation shows the label trying to make a statement.

"We want to become a St. Louis household name," he says. "These songs are more commercially appealing. These are more digestible pieces of the FarFetched sound."

Wigfall says the label's intent is not to dumb down the music but to make it more appealing. Co-founder Damon Davis is also a FarFetched artist, working under the name LooseScrewz.

Wigfall says "Prologue IV" gives listeners a teaser of what's on the label. For older FarFetched fans, the new songs will have a familiar sound. "Traditionally, we've been more forward-thinking and I'd say more socially conscious, talking about the things people don't want to address and trying to build community through that that's inclusive of all people."

Here's Wigfall's breakdown of the "Prologue IV" compilation:

"Broken Wall" by Abnormal: "He's relatively young (21), a prodigy in my eyes. He's been making experimental beats since he was 12 years old and getting good buzz from people. He makes amazing instrumental beats, and it's amazing to see that talent from someone so young (21)."

"Greater Glory" by Wino Willy, Ciej,Chakkra Tara: "I've listened to that song a few times. There's something about that song the dirtiness of it. Most of the vocals are mixed really high, and I like it the way it was mastered. You have to listen really close to hear the lyrics. He rejected the mainstream thought of all the vocals having to sit on top of the music."

"Palms Out" by Abnormal and BlackJames: "That's one of my personal favorites. Last year we started having meetings with all the different artists in the hopes they would all start collaborating with each other, and that's one of the projects that came out of those meetings. It sounds like mainstream track, but it definitely has that FarFetched edge on there."

"Good Year Blimp" by Casper andScrub featuring Deja Blue: "Casper is one of the youngest people on FarFetched. …

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