NX Records


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

NX Records call for mixtape submissions
NX Records: call for 2018 mixtape submissions

Mixtape Submission Guidelines

To submit, just send us your track in a downloadable link to with the subject "MIXTAPE 2018".​

Submissions will only be counted if they are received between the 1st and 31st of March 2018 (midnight) and are:​

- Original, with all samples used cleared for copyright
- Recorded to a high standard of production and quality
- In WAV format
- No longer than 5 minutes long
- Previously unreleased and from an unsigned act unless you have permissions from your label
- Downloadable

Please also include relevant information about your track/band such as: 

- Biog
- Social media links
- Photos
- Live set up (we have a few exciting and high profile events lined up and will be looking for suitable acts to perform)

In submitting to the mixtape, you must be aware of the following:

- A Goldsmiths student or recent alum (past 3 years max) must be a main creative contributor to the track
- Tracks will be creatively mixed into a continuous mixtape and therefore may be changed and certainly shortened
- We are expecting a high volume of submissions and will be choosing the best of these based on what we feel is new, interesting and well executed
- The decisions will be made by the NX Creative team, including experienced industry professionals (including Simon Deacon, Director of Popular Music Performance at Goldsmiths, and Matthew Herbert)
- We have no "genre" preference. Decisions will be made based purely on merit and what is felt appropriate for the label


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.

2016 is a big year for NX Records, with more and more students getting involved both to create exciting music and to help find new and innovative ways to be an independent record label. 

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

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