Anz is launching a label. Short for “otras mitades,” which means “other halves” in Spanish, OTMI will house some of the UK artist’s unpublished works and contributions from friends across the electronic music spectrum.
The first release, OTMI001, lands April 9th and will be available digitally and on vinyl. “I’ve always loved—’mi otra mitad de naranja,’ or ‘the other half of my orange,’ a way of describing a soulmate,” Anz wrote in an email. OTMI001 will be Anz’s first EP since last year’s RA-Recommended Loos And Twos on Hessle Audio.
Read more about that record and more in our recent Breaking Through feature with Anz.
Hailing from Manchester, producer and DJ @yung-anz knows what it takes to get the party started. Her self-titled debut EP was released in the summer of 2017, on Manchester club-and-label Chow Down, and was championed by fellow UK club figures like Murlo, Amy Becker and Butterz for its playful, high energy sound – steel percussion blended with UK bassline, half-time 808s, icy grime minimalism and synth polyrhythms. As well as producing her own music, Anz has made beats for grime MCs like Jammz – her track “Mission” featured on his 2016 mixtape, Underdog Season Vol. 1 – and has been honing her DJ skills, often appearing on UK radio stations such as NTS, Rinse and Radar Radio.
Anz is debuting on Hessle Audio with an EP titled ‘Loos In Twos (NRG)’. The release showcases three cuts of typically club-focused dance music from the Manchester-based artist.