Inner Ocean Records

Inner Ocean Records

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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
INNER Lighter   album cover Bsd.u Lighter (10", Album, Ltd, Whi) Inner Ocean Records INNER Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER001 All That We Share  album cover Cory Zaradur All That We Share(6xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER001 Canada 2012
INNER002 Evolve  album cover Lcoma Evolve(4xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER002 Canada 2012
INNER003 Distance Is Relative  album cover Jarrod Sterling Distance Is Relative(CD) Inner Ocean Records INNER003 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
INNER004 Thirty Years Past Present  album cover Muskoaka Thirty Years Past Present(8xFile, FLAC) Inner Ocean Records INNER004 Canada 2012
INNER005 Weirdo Haze  album cover Fontaine (3) Weirdo Haze(5xFile, MP3, 320) Inner Ocean Records INNER005 Canada 2013
INNER006 At The First Meeting  album cover Sima Kim* At The First Meeting(2xFile, MP3, Maxi, 320) Inner Ocean Records INNER006 Canada 2013
INNER007 Kani  album cover Porya Hatami Kani(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Inner Ocean Records INNER007 Canada 2013
INNER008 Cut The Line  album cover Heidi Harris Cut The Line(LP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER008 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER009 A Day As A Blade Of Grass  album cover Valiska A Day As A Blade Of Grass(CDr, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER009 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER010-1 Land  album cover Porya Hatami Land(CD, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER010-1 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER010-2 Land Remixes  album cover Porya Hatami Land Remixes(CD, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER010-2 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER011 Blackbird  album cover Lcoma Blackbird(Cass, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER011 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
INNER012 Daughters Planting In Fertile Waters + Un Trait  album cover 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 Impossible Walls  album cover Fontaine (3) Impossible Walls(8xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Inner Ocean Records INNER013 Canada 2014
INNER014 Night Scenes  album cover Tegh Night Scenes(6xFile, FLAC, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER014 Canada 2014
INNER016 Rhone  album cover Bengalfuel Rhone (Album) INNER016 Canada 2014
INNER017 Futures Volume 1  album cover Various Futures Volume 1(18xFile, FLAC, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER017 Canada 2014
INNER018 Lighter  album cover Bsd.u Lighter(Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER018 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
INNER020 Fair  album cover Bilo 503 Fair (EP) INNER020 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
INNER023 Postcards  album cover Breeze~, Leaf Beach Breeze~, Leaf Beach - Postcards(Cass, Album, Num) Inner Ocean Records INNER023 US 2015 Sell This Version
INNER024 leaving   album cover monk. leaving (Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER024 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER028 PURITY  album cover FutureBeats PURITY(Cass, Album, C20) Inner Ocean Records INNER028 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER029 A Short Story  album cover Oaka A Short Story(Cass) Inner Ocean Records INNER029 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER030 Arecibo   album cover Bilo 503 Arecibo (Cass, Album, C46) Inner Ocean Records INNER030 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER031 Dunia   album cover Bilo 503 Dunia (Cass, Album, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER031 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER032 Come Again   album cover Dominic Pierce Come Again (Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records, Close To Modern INNER032 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER033 Old Growth  album cover Arbour Old Growth(Cass, Album, C32) Inner Ocean Records INNER033 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER034 The Wave   album cover Guru Griff The Wave (Cass, Album, C20) Inner Ocean Records INNER034 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER035 Hyōkō meisō (elevation/meditation)  album cover Lord Apex Hyōkō meisō (elevation/meditation)(Cass, Album, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER035 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
INNER036 Mo' Butter  album cover Luviia Mo' Butter(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER036 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER037 Guru's Grooves  album cover Guru Griff Guru's Grooves(Cass, Album, C18) Inner Ocean Records INNER037 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER038 ROTATIONS  album cover Low Key (3) ROTATIONS(Cass, Album, C30) Inner Ocean Records INNER038 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER039 [Celebrities Doing Thaangs]  album cover Brother Mynor [Celebrities Doing Thaangs](Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER039 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER040 Loose Ends  album cover ᄿborealism* Loose Ends(Cass, Album, Ltd, C22) Inner Ocean Records INNER040 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER041 FUTURES Vol. 2  album cover Various FUTURES Vol. 2(Cass, Comp + 56xFile, WAV, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER041 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER042 The Grand Scheme Of Things  album cover Fly Anakin The Grand Scheme Of Things(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER042 USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER043 Over Xtra  album cover Dominic Pierce Over Xtra(Cass, MiniAlbum) Close To Modern, Inner Ocean Records INNER043 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER044 Hypnotized  album cover Awlnight Hypnotized(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER044 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER045 House of Spirits   album cover Akeedro House of Spirits (Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER045 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER046 Ocean Echoes  album cover Akeedro, lowranger Akeedro, lowranger - Ocean Echoes(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER046 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER047 When The Smoke Clears  album cover Rhakim Ali When The Smoke Clears(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER047 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER048 Fluctus Dome ~ Stellar Winds  album cover 8reg Fluctus Dome ~ Stellar Winds(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER048 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER049 Patio  album cover Dawl + Siew Patio(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER049 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER050 Passionfruit Falls  album cover Brother Mynor Passionfruit Falls (Album) INNER050 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER051 Beats Note  album cover Kazumi Kaneda Beats Note(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER051 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER052 Midnight Casino  album cover jasperino Midnight Casino(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER052 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER053 Luv Songs  album cover Arbour Luv Songs(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER053 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER054 Know Idea  album cover Furozh* Know Idea(Cass, Album, Ltd, Whi) Inner Ocean Records INNER054 US 2016 Sell This Version
INNER055 Nowhere  album cover knowmadic Nowhere(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER055 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER056 Heartburn  album cover Kawfee Heartburn(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER056 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER057 Futures Vol. 3  album cover Various Futures Vol. 3(Cass, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER057 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
INNER059 Time Flies Like An Arrow  album cover TiMT Time Flies Like An Arrow(Cass, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER059 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER060 Pook  album cover Bsd.u Pook (Album) INNER060 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER061 Untouchable Mirror  album cover Odeeno Untouchable Mirror(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER061 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER062 BLESS Vol. 1  album cover Various BLESS Vol. 1(2xCass, Comp, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records, O-Nei-Ric Tapes, Saikei Collective INNER062 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER062 Fate Will Lead The Way  album cover 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
INNER064 Slow Dance.  album cover Lucky.S. Slow Dance.(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER064 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER065 Memory  album cover Oatmello Memory(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER065 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
Inner 067 Hard Light  album cover Kazumi Kaneda Hard Light (Album) Inner 067 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER068 Shine  album cover Senoy Shine(Cass, Ltd, C28) Inner Ocean Records INNER068 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER069 mycatisflying EP   album cover mycatisflying mycatisflying EP (Cass, EP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records, Orikami Records INNER069 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER070 FUTURES Vol. 4  album cover Various FUTURES Vol. 4(2xCass, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER070 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER071 Bayybe  album cover Bilo 503 Bayybe (Album) INNER071 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER072 Hoop Loop$  album cover Dominic Pierce Hoop Loop$ (Album) INNER072 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
INNER073 Turquoise  album cover Smika Turquoise(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER073 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER074 Home Grown  album cover Various Home Grown (Comp) INNER074 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER075 Sights & Sounds  album cover Arbour Sights & Sounds (Album) INNER075 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER076 Lá-bas  album cover Gaz Korbier Lá-bas (Album) INNER076 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER077 Compassion Fruit  album cover Dominic J Marshall Compassion Fruit (Album) INNER077 2018 Sell This Version
INNER078 Koolinout  album cover Awlnight Koolinout(Cass, Album, Ltd, Red) Inner Ocean Records INNER078 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER079 Futures Vol. 5   album cover Various Futures Vol. 5 (Album, Comp) INNER079 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER080 Lonely Horizon  album cover Michele Manzo Lonely Horizon(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER080 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER080 Lonely Horizon  album cover Michele Manzo Lonely Horizon(LP, Album) Inner Ocean Records INNER080 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER083 Minutes  album cover SADIVA Minutes (Album) INNER083 2018 Sell This Version
INNER84 Port Nostalgia  album cover drkmnd Port Nostalgia(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER84 2018 Sell This Version
INNER085 Avant Garde  album cover Rudemanners Avant Garde(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER085 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER086 BLESS Vol. 2  album cover Various BLESS Vol. 2(2xLP, Comp, Ltd + 2xCass, Comp) Inner Ocean Records INNER086 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER087 Things To Do In Zero Gravity  album cover Drips Zacheer Things To Do In Zero Gravity(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER087 2018 Sell This Version
INNER088 Chronos  album cover Axion (5) Chronos(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records INNER088 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
INNER089 Surf  album cover Grumpysnorlax Surf (Album) INNER089 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Unexpected  album cover Eevee (3) Unexpected(Cass, EP) Not On Label none Canada 2016 Sell This Version
none Orikami & Feels  album cover Various Orikami & Feels(Cass, Album, Ltd) Orikami Records none Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Bedroom Skits  album cover Smeyeul Bedroom Skits(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Hollow.  album cover sl.drft Hollow.(Cass, Album) Not On Label (sl.drft Self-Released) none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Beat Tape 03  album cover Eevee (3) Beat Tape 03(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Beat Tape 04  album cover Eevee (3) Beat Tape 04(Cass, Album, Ltd, Tra) Not On Label none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none Seeds.  album cover Eevee (3) Seeds.(Cass, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Amaranthine  album cover Idealism Amaranthine(Cass, EP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Better Off  album cover knowmadic Better Off(Cass, Album, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Hiraeth  album cover Idealism Hiraeth(Cass, EP, Ltd) Inner Ocean Records none Canada Unknown Sell This Version
none Rainy Evening  album cover Idealism Rainy Evening(Cass, EP) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2016 Sell This Version
none Nobody Else EP  album cover Idealism Nobody Else EP(Cass, EP) Inner Ocean Records none Finland 2017 Sell This Version
none Some Other Time, Maybe  album cover kawfee Some Other Time, Maybe(Cass, EP, Ltd, Bla) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Eden  album cover kawfee Eden(Cass, EP, Ltd, Aqu) Inner Ocean Records none Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Shikkotsu Forest  album cover Hollow Sol* Shikkotsu Forest(Cass, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2018 Sell This Version
none Daily Frequencies  album cover Soryo Daily Frequencies(Cass, EP, Ltd) Orikami Records none Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Compilation Vol.2  album cover Various Compilation Vol.2(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Hip Dozer none Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none Chronos  album cover Axian Chronos(LP, Album) Inner Ocean Records none UK 2018 Sell This Version