News / 17.05.22

Watching Trees announces Joy Orbison and Scratchclart for inaugural edition

The new UK festival is a collaboration between Optimo (Espacio) and Ransom Note to celebrate Optimo’s 25 anniversary

News / 22.03.22

Optimo and Ransom Note are launching a new UK festival

To celebrate 25 years of Optimo, the Glaswegian duo and Ransom Note are bringing their new festival, Watching Trees, to the Forest of Dean this September

JD Twitch

Bandcamp Week – JD Twitch

Optimo’s JD Twitch delves into the darkest corners of his record collection for this Bandcamp Week mix

Public Records
News / 14.02.19

New Brooklyn performance space Public Records books Call Super, Octo Octo and Optimo for programme

The hi-fi music space and multi-purpose venue opens in mid March

Ellen Allien
Events / 29.10.18

Ellen Allien, Optimo and Shanti Celeste to play Rotterdam’s BAR in November

The Dutch hotspot has announced its November line-ups

Events / 17.04.18

The Tower announces line-up for 2018 edition

Optimo, DJ Bus Replacement Service and more join the bookings

Events / 13.03.18

Ben UFO, Objekt and Courtesy booked for Nachtdigital Flex 2018

The German event will be held at Olganitz, Sachsen, on 3-5 August

Events / 15.02.18

Optimo, Saoirse and Or:la to play AVA Festival’s London event

The annual Belfast festival will stage a two-day event in London, on 16-17 March

Events / 30.01.18

Houghton Festival book Ricardo Villalobos, Ben UFO and Call Super for sophomore edition

Craig Richards’ four-day event will make its return to the Norfolk countryside in August

Naked City
Events / 01.11.17

Moodymann, Optimo, Eclair Fifi and more announced for Farr Festival

The four-day festival will be returning to Bygrave Woods on 5-8 July

The inaugural Houghton Festival didn’t miss a beat

Theo Kotz delivers an in-depth debriefing from the first edition of Craig Richards and Gottwood’s new three-dayer

15 Track IDs from Houghton Festival

Some stand-out moments from the inaugural year of Gottwood and Craig Richards’ collaborative brainchild

Five Mixes You Need to Hear this Week

The best of what was run and spun this week

News / 11.07.17

Read Optimo’s extensive list spotlighting women artists

“Some are well known, many are unjustly obscure. All of them are artists we greatly admire who have brought us untold joy”

Mixes / 14.02.17

The Golden Filter

Agony and ecstasy via Patrick Cowley and Muslimgauze

News / 21.11.16

Robert Hood to headline Just Jack’s 11th Birthday

Robert Hood, Midland and DJ Bone are lined up to celebrate Just Jack’s 11th Birthday…

Events / 02.06.16

Outline Festival Moscow announces 2016 lineup

Six independent lineups will populate two stages in the buildings and four in the open…

Events / 18.03.16

Optimo gear up for 6hr DJ set at A-Bound festival

The Glasgow duo will be performing in Salford the night after a showcase led by Bristol…

Events / 25.02.16

Field Day reveal new Sunday additions

Head over to Victoria Park this June to see Empress Of, Steve Mason and Mystery Jets…

Events / 24.02.16

A-bound Festival announces line-up for 2016

The Salford-based festival is readying its series of unorthodox events for 23-27 March Fat Out,…

Optimo’s JD Twitch chooses his top 5 industrial tracks that funk

One half of Glaswegian DJ duo Optimo selects his favourite harsh-outs you can get down to

News / 10.12.15

Optimo’s JD Twitch announces cold wave compilation

So Low  will be released in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory on 19 February JD…

News / 09.12.15

Golden Teacher release debut full-length

Glasgow’s Golden Teacher have compiled their first three EPs into a full album Sprawling live…

News / 04.08.15

Sony force Optimo to destroy compilation sleeves

Sony served a cease and desist to the record label to protect their Now That’s What I Call Music! copyright

Events / 13.05.15

Field Maneuvers announce new wave of acts

The intimate Oxfordshire festival have revealed more bookings for their 2015 event. The wave of…