Swamp 81 :: Half a dozen 12s

Ok, so I made it seven, but seriously – who’s counting.

A nice range of cover artwork for the Swamp 81 record label, all varying in style yet bound by a minimal colour pallet. Out of this lot, only the boys in blue see red.

An imprint run by DMZ’s Loefah, the label is actually named after Operation Swamp 81; the stop and search laws put in place in 1981 throughout the South London area of Brixton and which directly lead to the race riots of that year*. Bet you never knew that.

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*thanks to Resident Advisor for the none-too-trivial triva

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