the label from the southeast with antennae pointed everywhere
Formally a division of the Projekt Atol Institute (Zavod Projekt Atol), rx:tx is a label established by a group of Slovenian conceptual / sound artists, computer engineers, and architects, who work mainly in the electronic music field and launched in April 2002 at the Gwangju Biennale, Korea with the presentation of our first two editions: Signal Territory: Signal Territory I and Jadviga: Nonim. It was designed to enable access to production facilities and distribution networks for innovative artists from all over the world, but with a specific focus on the artists of the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe whose lively production of new electronic beats, grooves, clicks, cracks and info-sphere noise was as yet little known abroad. At the same time, however, rx:tx was never limiting its activities to this geo-political criteria. Instead, in an effort to overcome the still existing divisions, to expose the relativity of differences, and to cross check the field we are all working in, we will put artists from different cultural backgrounds in the same context.
With the recent arrival of the new team, marked by the Sampler 2011 compilation, a notabe shift in musical focus leads rx:tx mainly towards hip-hop beats and contemporary bass music.
rx:tx also manages a series of live music events organised in different venues in Ljubljana which has featured a wide palette of artists like Jan Jelinek, Matmos, Fennesz, CoH, Tim Hecker, Scanner, Apparat, Manitoba (now Caribou), Beytone and Free the Robots.