B-Sides of records – digging deeper for forgotten sounds
From the day Innate got started, it’s always been our mission to champion fresh sources of untapped sounds, unearthing and shining a light onto music that all to often gets overlooked.
One such place you’ll find a never ending flow of new and interesting sounds is tracks that appear on the B-Sides of records. Back in the time when physical media, namely pieces of plastic wax, ruled the industry and airwaves – the inside cut, bonus mix and additional jam was very much common place. Not least because acts and artists were often able to push the envelope and try their hand at something more risqué than their label manager would want.
If you’ve ever been attracted to a song in particular, it’s often the case that you’ll buy a record and easily overlook what else lurks on the same grooves. However, this is often where the fun begins.
Having spent years trawling through dusty record bins, old boxes and even personal collections, what we’ve learned is there’s every chance you can stumble on something that might just have as much value as its A-Sided counterpart, sometimes even more.
As we like to say, there are two sides to every story: so keep on looking and listening.