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Tectonic scores a century

Label boss Pinch announces their 100th record will come from Riko Dan

Pinch's Tectonic record label will reach the 100 mark in March. To mark the occasion, the 100th Tectonic record will be Hard Food, an EP by Riko Dan featuring contributions from label boss Pinch himself, plus Mumdance, Joker, Walton and Ziro.

“It’s great to be reaching the 100th release on the label, 13 years on from when it all started,” remarks Pinch aka Rob Ellis. “For this release we’re focusing on Riko Dan – one of my all-time favorite MCs – who controls six deadly rhythms here in fine style.”

For his part, Riko Dan adds: “I’ve enjoyed working with Tectonic on releases with Pinch and Mumdance and now it’s nice to be the main artist with producers making beats for my EP.”

Hard Food will be released in vinyl and digital formats on 2 March.

In other news, Pinch will return to Swamp 81 Records this year. His first music on the label since 2011's Retribution/Get Out Of Here will be a new EP called Ahh Fff Sss, released on 16 February.

Listen to Riko Dan & Pinch’s “Vibration” from Hard Food: