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Blue Raincoat revives Cooltempo label with Armada Music alliance

By | Published on Thursday 10 May 2018

Blue Raincoat Music

Independent music firm Blue Raincoat has announced that it is reviving the Cooltempo label as a dance music focused imprint. The company acquired the brand and its former catalogue as part of its acquisition of Chrysalis Records back in 2016.

It’s nearly 20 years since a record was last released under the Cooltempo umbrella. The first release from the revived label is Francesca Lombardo single ‘Eye Ring’, with her debut album to follow. Blue Raincoat will work with Amsterdam-based Armada Music on the revived imprint, which will provide distribution services.

Blue Raincoat boss Jeremy Lascelles says: “Cooltempo is a great brand with a great name. We are very pleased to continue its legacy by releasing such a wonderful album from Fran. We are also delighted to be continuing our relationship with Armada”.

Maykel Piron at Armada Music adds: “I still remember playing lots of Cooltempo releases on vinyl back in the day and it’s great to see the legendary imprint making its return. We are really excited and proud to be part of this and we’re sure Cooltempo will continue to cement its position as an electronic music staple”.