The Institubes label is dead (and for real this time). News that saddens me. It’s the label that introduced me to the so called “blog house”, back in 2006. Artists like Surkin, Bobmo and Para One had a platform to release their refreshing sounds. The first time I heard “Ghetto Obsession” and “Radio Fireworks” by Surkin, it felt like there was a whole unknown world of music just waiting there to be discovered. Maybe now these two tunes don’t sound that special anymore, but for me it was something really crazy, unheard of back then.
Surkin – Radio Fireworks 
It was the time of the upcoming remix culture. I used to check Palms Out Sounds’ Remix Sundays, which lead me to artists like Para One, who brought a totally new style. Check out these tunes and the video for “Dudun-Dun”, all from around 2006.
Para One – Turtle Trouble 
Later on some more crazy releases followed. Surkin’s full album “Action Replay” and EPs by Curses!, Bobmo and Das Glow, just to name a few.
Surkin – J-Hood 
Bobmo – Rock The 
Das Glow – Lite Brite 
Now the legend continues with their sister label Sound Pellegrino. They are still alive and kicking, like Rednik said in this post. For the official press statement by Institubes, go to their website.