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With legendary Tellè Records gradually slowing down their operation, in 2004 DATAROCK eventually found ourselves without anyone to release our recordings. Our ethos had always been DIY anyways, so to take that project even further we simply sat up our very own label. Thus Young Aspiring Professionals was born. With the help of independent distribution company, VME, the first YAP release came out first quarter of 2005. “Computer Camp Love” EP and soon after our first album “DATAROCK DATAROCK” out on our own imprint! Apart from releasing ourselves, we envisioned helping out other bands that somehow shared common grounds with DATAROCK. The first signing was the Bergen based punk rock / new wave trio called QUASIMOJO – a trio combining the raw energy of punk rock with the more intricate elements of bands such as DEVO, Talking Heads and B52’s. Soon after signing QUASIMOJO, we also started working with instrumental hard rock pioneers, NOXAGT. DATAROCK’s EP and debut album, QUASIMOJO’s debut EP ‘GETTIN’UP’N’GOIN’OVA’ and NOXAGT’s self titled third album all recieved critical acclaim, but just as YAP was shaping up, DATAROCK’s international touring schedule took us out on the road for two solid years. To be honest, we almost forgot the whole label… Eventually the seven piece punk/noise/impro collective SYNTAX TERRORKESTER redirected our attention, and in 2008 their album ‘FAMILIEN MIN FORSTÅR INGENTING AV DET’ was internationally released, even to Brian Emo’s liking we’ve been told. But that was just the start of our current master plan. Starting in October the same year we’ve ben releasing a series of limited edition 7″ featuring 10 different artists based in Bergen, Norway. All the A-sides are produced by DATAROCK, whereas the B-sides are dedicated to home recordings, live takes and remixes. In 2010 the A-sides are gonna be compiled for international release (CD/12″/ digital download) as “DATAROCK’s PATRIOT ACT”, but keep your eyes and ears open for those seven inches of pure pleasure. You’ll wanna smell ’em while they’re fresh out of the oven. In the middle of this insanity, the 27th of April 2009 we even got to release stallar Swedis sensation Karin Park’s outstanding album “ASHES TO GOLD” domestically to great critical acclaim. The album is produced by DATAROCK’s Fredrik Saroea, and it was recorded at Wendyhouse in London (just like DATAROCK second comming “RED”), and her album features appearances by artists such as Alex Carapetis (Nine Inch Nails, Kelis), Ralph Myerz (Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band), Kristian Stockhaus (Ungdomskulen) and Fredrik Saroea (DATAROCK). This album is insane! And on top of that, DATAROCK’s “RED” was finally realeased June the 8th 2009, including singles such as “Give It Up”, “True Stories”, “The Pretender” and “Amarillion”. But that’s a story too long to go into… The 14th of September we’re co-releasing the outstanding John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen. The album was recorded and mixed at YAP’s second home, Duper studios in Bergen, and the producers are Yngve Sætre and Fredrik Saroea – long time collaborators on DATAROCK and various. The album titled “For Sant Til Å Være Godt” has already been critically acclaimed, receiving 6 out of 6 in three major Norwegian publications. Check it out right now! But please don’t start sending us any demos. All these artists are very close friends of us from back home in Bergen (Norway) and right now we’ll need to keep it that way. Eventually we’ll expand, but for now we’ll have to focus on the already set series and compilation that will feature additional acts.