Inner Ocean Records

Inner Ocean Records

Profile:
Even in the chaos, there’s a way to reset your sonic palette.

Inner Ocean Records is a platform and collective for emerging artists to release music. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the label was conceptualized in 2012 as a vehicle for artists to have their music heard and build community. We created what we would have loved to have as artists ourselves. We recognize that the needs of each artist vary drastically, and we have made a conscious commitment to be transparent and adaptable.

We are a label for artists, by artists.

We’ve built the backbone of this label around the simple feeling of great sound; laid back, honest and forever chill. Right now, we’re focused on experimental hip-hop influenced by jazz, soul, and all things lo-fi. Since our inception, we have prioritized natural evolution and organic growth in the music – we value the process and accept change.


We are a DIY label.

Inner Ocean is run by a grassroots, close-knit team that handles nearly everything in house with a keen eye for professional quality products and design. This type of approach emphasizes the community element of music that we grew up appreciating. After all, that’s why we started this label. Our approach affords us the leniency to create our own rules and establish unique modes of operation.


We duplicate, press, and share.

One of the things we love most about music is being able to hold it in our hands and put it in the hands of others. We think it’s essential to release our music on physical formats like tape cassettes and vinyl records as a means of honouring the craft. Recently, we began offering Tape Cassette Duplication for artists and small labels as a means of promoting the physicality in music and offering another outlet of creative collaboration.


What’s with the name Inner Ocean?

For those who don’t know, Calgary is a city surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of prairies, mountains, and forest. Our home base is perched amidst an ocean of land. We see the vastness of this landscape as a direct reflection of the internal experience of music, an endless source of inspiration and creativity.


Principles Upon Which We Are Founded
+ No matter how big we get, never lose the small scale mentality
+ It's not about innovation, we want to build integrity
+ We want to highlight talent and quality
+ Adapt slowly and create our own rules
+ Have no expectations; see what happens
+ Develop community
+ Keep it chill
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
INNER001 Cory Zaradur All That We Share(6xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER001 Canada 2012
INNER002 Lcoma Evolve(4xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER002 Canada 2012
INNER003 Jarrod Sterling Distance Is Relative(CD) Inner Ocean Records INNER003 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
INNER004 Muskoaka Thirty Years Past Present(8xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER004 Canada 2012
INNER005 Fontaine (3) Weirdo Haze(5xFile, MP3, 320) Inner Ocean Records INNER005 Canada 2013
INNER006 Sima Kim* At The First Meeting(2xFile, MP3, Maxi, 320) Inner Ocean Records INNER006 Canada 2013
INNER007 Porya Hatami Kani(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Inner Ocean Records INNER007 Canada 2013
INNER008 Heidi Harris Cut The Line(LP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER008 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER009 Valiska A Day As A Blade Of Grass(CDr, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER009 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER010-1 Porya Hatami Land(CD, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER010-1 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER010-2 Porya Hatami Land Remixes(CD, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER010-2 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER012 Darren McClure & Derrick Hart + Mathieu Lamontagne Darren McClure & Derrick Hart + Mathieu Lamontagne - Daughters Planting In Fertile Waters + Un Trait (Album) INNER012 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER013 Fontaine (3) Impossible Walls(8xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Inner Ocean Records INNER013 Canada 2014
INNER014 Tegh Night Scenes(6xFile, FLAC, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER014 Canada 2014
INNER016 Bengalfuel Rhone (Album) INNER016 Canada 2014
INNER017 Various Futures Volume 1(18xFile, FLAC, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER017 Canada 2014
INNER018 Bsd.u Lighter(Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER018 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
INNER020 Bilo 503 Fair (EP) INNER020 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
INNER023 Breeze~, Leaf Beach Breeze~, Leaf Beach - Postcards(Cass, Album, Num) Inner Ocean Records INNER023 US 2015 Sell This Version
INNER024 monk. leaving (Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER024 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER028 FutureBeats PURITY(Cass, Album, C20) Inner Ocean Records INNER028 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER029 Oaka A Short Story(Cass) Inner Ocean Records INNER029 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER030 Bilo 503 Arecibo (Cass, Album, C46) Inner Ocean Records INNER030 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER031 Bilo 503 Dunia (Cass, Album, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER031 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER032 Dominic Pierce Come Again (Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records, Close To Modern INNER032 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER033 Arbour Old Growth(Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER033 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER034 Guru Griff The Wave (Cass, Album, C20) Inner Ocean Records INNER034 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER035 Lord Apex Hyōkō meisō (elevation/meditation)(Cass, Album, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER035 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER036 Luviia Mo' Butter(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER036 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER037 Guru Griff Guru's Grooves(Cass, Album, C18) Inner Ocean Records INNER037 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER038 Low Key (3) ROTATIONS(Cass, Album, C30) Inner Ocean Records INNER038 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER039 Brother Mynor [Celebrities Doing Thaangs](Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER039 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER040 ᄿborealism* Loose Ends(Cass, Album, Ltd, C22) Inner Ocean Records INNER040 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER041 Various FUTURES Vol. 2(Cass, Comp + 56xFile, WAV, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER041 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER042 fly anakin the grand scheme of things(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER042 USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER043 Dominic Pierce Over Xtra(Cass, MiniAlbum) Close To Modern, Inner Ocean Records INNER043 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER044 Awlnight Hypnotized(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER044 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER045 Akeedro House of Spirits (Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER045 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER046 Akeedro, lowranger Akeedro, lowranger - Ocean Echoes(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER046 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER047 Rhakim Ali When The Smoke Clears(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER047 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER048 8reg Fluctus Dome ~ Stellar Winds(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER048 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER049 dawl + siew patio(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER049 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER050 Brother Mynor Passionfruit Falls (Album) INNER050 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER051 Kazumi Kaneda Beats Note(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER051 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER052 jasperino Midnight Casino(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER052 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER053 Arbour Luv Songs(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER053 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER054 Furozh* Know Idea(Cass, Album, Ltd, Whi) Inner Ocean Records INNER054 US 2016 Sell This Version
INNER055 knowmadic Nowhere(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER055 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER056 Kawfee Heartburn(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER056 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER057 Various Futures Vol. 3(Cass, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER057 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER059 TiMT Time Flies Like An Arrow(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER059 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER060 Bsd.u Pook (Album) INNER060 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER062 Various BLESS Vol. 1(2xCass, Comp, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records, O-Nei-Ric Tapes, Saikei Collective INNER062 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER062 kawfee Fate Will Lead The Way(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER062 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER063 Borealism Ripples in the Stream (Album) INNER063 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER065 Oatmello Memory(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER065 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
Inner 067 Kazumi Kaneda Hard Light (Album) Inner 067 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER068 Senoy Shine(Cass, Ltd, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER068 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Unexpected(Cass, EP) Not On Label none Canada 2016 Sell This Version
none sl.drft Hollow.(Cass, Album) Not On Label (sl.drft Self-Released) none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Beat Tape 03(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Beat Tape 04(Cass, Album, Ltd, Tra) Not On Label none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Seeds.(Cass, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Idealism Amaranthine(Cass, EP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none knowmadic Better Off(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Void Of Sound Black_White(CD, Album) Inner Ocean Records none Norway 2014 Sell This Version
none Harris Cole Pause(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Harris Cole Self-Released) none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Beat Tape 01(Cass, Album, Ltd, Pin) Not On Label none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Eevee (3) Beat Tape 02(Cass, Album, Ltd, Whi) Not On Label none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Various Orikami & Dreams Compilation(Cass, Album, Comp, Ltd, tra) Orikami Records none France 2017 Sell This Version
none Eets Solus(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Nymano Romance / Short Stories(Cass, Album, Comp, C64) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2016 Sell This Version