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STONED is emerging label powered by Nikita Cano that explores hypnotic and outsider sides of contemporary techno house music.

 
 

July, 2010

Founded as miniFM

 

february, 2014

Relaunched as label.FM

 

November, 2016

Reinvented as STONED

Originally intended as a creative outlet for sound experiments of one artist, STONED was initially launched in 2010 as Nikita Cano's private imprint under the name miniFM. All music released by then was created using ideas of minimalistic approach and aesthetics. 

After a series of releases, the focus has shifted from founder's own music (that he was creating under nickname Pheoru at that moment) to his findings in intelligent electronic music. Therefore, during 2012 and 2013 label's roaster has been extended in order to constantly introduce brand new names in contemporary dub techno – Ohmikron, Until 33, LavrovMartin Hatch, Micro G, Volodey, Deepkey, J Toubas and more.

The pressure rose to its maximum as miniFM was providing online shops with new experimental releases on a weekly basis. Stuck in its own virtual limits, the project was paused and then relaunched again with a new moniker label.FM in 2014.

Its new concept was developed around the idea of family: the imprint should have become a secure platform for a number of sound producers including Meloque, Lem Bertch, Janno Kekkonen and Tidlös to release their new music without any fear of being lost in expanded back catalogues.

Adjusting to the new reality of streaming platforms, in 2016 Nikita Cano has taken a decision to release the majority of label.FM's music in a form of compilations so that the fan bases of imprint's artists could grow simultaneously. This powerful strategy has proven its efficiency and the imprint started to grow again. Later, a chain of events including founder's move from Moscow to Barcelona has resulted in label's final sound and visual aesthetic transformation.

Since 2017, STONED is emerging label exploring hypnotic and outsider sides of contemporary techno house music. The entire project's music base is available on Beatport, iTunes, Juno, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and other major online platforms. Previews can be accessed via Soundcloud.

If you want to collaborate, please don't hesitate to contact Nikita Cano directly over e-mail. This project is a work in progress and we are always up for something new.

Artists

 
 

Nikita Cano

Gothic Rave Queer

EP, 2017

Ketamine Dream

Single, 2017

Darklands

Album, 2015

 

Meloque

Aroma

Compilation, 2016

Milk

Compilation, 2016

Clockwork

EP, 2015

 

Marokone

Liquids

Compilation, 2016

Brew

compilation, 2016

 

Lem Bertch

Dark Blue Dress

Single, 2015

Back In

EP, 2014

Flashback

EP, 2012

 

Janno Kekkonen

Human Body

EP, 2016

Okinawa Mood

Single, 2015

Deep as It Should Be

EP, 2015