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GM Sounds a record label set up by Gareth Main - a DJ, writer and radio show presenter who has been promoting independent and interesting music for more than a decade, most prominently being the founder of Bearded Magazine, which was in over 1,000 supermarkets, newsagents and independent record stores until it ceased printing in 2009.

The record label is dedicated to putting out records by interesting artists that intrigue as well as enlighten, on a format it deserves (i.e. vinyl).

Currently based in Tooting, South London / Castleford, West Yorkshire


GM Sounds is me, my name is Gareth Main, you can follow me on Twitter @GarethMain. I host a regular radio show on John Peel-inspired radio station Dandelion Radio  I do a monthly podcast,  DJ where people ask me - including two monthly residencies - one at the 'unDJable vinyl' night Keepers in Dalston, London, and the other at 'Digidub London', which is in Shoreditch, London - all of those are pure vinyl. I still write irregularly about modern dub, reggae and dancehall music, and anything else that takes my fancy. 

The name ‘GM Sounds’ stands for Genetically Modified Sounds and isn’t a lazy play on my initials. I didn’t even come up with the name, that honour goes to Rich Hughes (used with permission). He is co-founder of The Liminal and The Line of Best Fit. He has a blog here, and is on Twitter @HughesRich.

The logo for GM Sounds was created by Steph Main, who also acts as chief listener to all my problems. She works at the V&A, has an extraordinarily creative eye, and focuses her web attention on Pinterest. Follow her here:

A super large credit has to go to the chaps at Robot Elephant Records  Sebastian and Anthony, who have been my problem solving chiefs of staff in setting up GM Sounds. They’ve released a consistant stream of phenomenal records (especially this brilliant C64 compilation  which came out of me and Anthony drinking rum and playing the Speedball 2 music over and over again).