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NX Records is a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records.

About NX Records

NX Records is a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records.

In May 2013, the label launched with an introductory mixtape and live performances as part of the Puregold Festival launch at the Southbank Centre. NX Records has continued to release new, critically acclaimed music, hosted numerous events and run an annual pop up record shop

The label's mission statement is to create a new model for the music industry, connecting exciting talent from the renowned creative hub of Goldsmiths – and the wider community of South East London – with the ever-experimental Accidental Records.

The aim is to build connections between emerging artists, education, the industry and audiences. NX is a professional label that works alongside, as opposed to in opposition to, DIY artists.

Visit our NX Records website to find out more and listen to our releases.

2018's Kit x NX Records shop will be open from Thursday 25th October until Friday 23rd November in 310 New Cross Road.

NX Records Interview: Thefft

All of the NX artists have a strong connection with New Cross. What’s your favourite thing about the area?

My favourite thing about the area is the little flower shop that sells pre-owned vinyl next to The Hobgoblin pub. When I studied at Goldsmiths I always used to stop in and flick through their selection in between lectures. I found Tweet – Oops (Oh My) there… enough said.

Would you say the area has influenced your music in any way? If so, how?

The people I have met in New Cross have definitely influenced my music. There is so much diversity in the area not just musically, but culturally.

How would you describe your own music in a sentence?

Highly organised disorganisation. I like when people don’t know what’s coming next.

All of the NX artists are alumni of the BMus in Popular Music at Goldsmiths. How has the course influenced/shaped your music?

The popular music course at Goldsmiths promoted freethinking. It allowed you to more or less do whatever you wanted in a practical sense. I came to Goldsmiths as an acoustic singer songwriter who just made electronic music on the side. The mindset that I could do whatever I wanted musically and professionally mostly came from Simon Deacon. He told me to do what I really wanted, and I have.

If you could only save one piece of musical equipment (along with your laptop) from a fire, what would it be?

Tough to pick one, but I think it would have to be my Juno-60. Although, it may not be possible to carry it out by myself during a fire… it’s a sizeable synth. If I couldn’t carry it, I’d quickly grab my Moog Minitaur, which is much more portable.

The NX Records Store launch