Renowned producer and songwriter Paul Epworth has launched a new label venture, Wolf Tone.
The first three signings to Wolf Tone are Toronto-based hip-hop producer and songwriter Jeremy Rose, aka Zodiac, famed for his production work with The Weeknd among others as well his own solo output; songwriter Dominic Betmead of production and DJ duo The Nextmen, and Mattie Safer, ex-bassist and songwriter of indie-dance band The Rapture.
Epworth said of the venture: “I'm absolutely delighted to make Jeremy the first signing to Wolf Tone.
“His forward thinking, musical and textured production is quite unlike anything else and made him the perfect candidate to start Wolf Tone's roster.”
Jeremy Rose/Zodiac commented: "I'm extremely flattered and excited that one of the world's top producers wanted to bring me on to this project.
"I hope to learn and expand as a producer as well as fuck with all his cool synthesizers. We're going to make some great music here."
Dominic Betmead is one half of dance music duo The Nextmen. Known for their mixtapes, artist albums and remixes as well as DJ sets at Glastonbury, the MTV Awards and Cannes Film Festival, they've been part of the UK's club culture for over a decade. As a writer/producer Betmead has worked with artists including Plan B, Ms Dynamite and Corinne Bailey Rae. At Wolf Tone, he will be working new talent.
Mattie Safer is the former bassist, songwriter and vocalist for The Rapture, who were part of the post-punk movement in the noughties with their albums Echoes and Pieces of the People We Love (co-produced by Epworth) and 2003 single House Of Jealous Lovers on DFA, which jumpstarted the label. Safer has since collaborated with award-winning producers including Steve Lillywhite, Timbaland, Ewan Pearson and Danger Mouse among others, and joins Wolf Tone in the capacity of both songwriter and solo artist.
Paul Epworth is a multi Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning producer has produced and co-written some of the most successful records of the last decade including Adele’s 21, Florence And The Machine’s Lungs and Ceremonials, Plan B’s The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, Foster The People’s Torches and Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm among others.