RWYS Records

Remember Why You Started / RWYS Records is a Detroit-based label created by producer, DJ, and MC Sean Tate aka The Butcher around the motto “Because the most precious moments in life, shine then, resonate within your soul.”

The newest release out this December is Resilience, a vinyl EP by Strand sold as a limited edition of 250 unique-color copies, and featuring remixes by Stingray, Reel x Real, and Shamus Coghlan, plus cover artwork by famed Afrofuturist illustrator Abdul Qadim Haqq, reviewed on 5mag.

“When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge. Resilience won’t make your problems go away — but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, finding enjoyment in life. Examples? Brian Bonds, Brian Boyer, and Kenneth Harrington are resilient. Detroit Techno is resilient. Our Detroit Music Culture is resilient.”

By Abu Haqq