"Six Degrees??? reputation ??? innovative, independent, and intelligent ??? is well-earned. And at seven years old, the label has made its mark quickly, both in the recording industry, and even more notably, among the artists themselves. Six Degrees??? respect for its musicians is evident in every step of the process; as in little things like the care taken in the visual design of each of the label???s unique and readily-identifiable digipaks; and in the biggest things, like the label???s refusal to accept musical pigeonholes. Whether it???s the dub and dance influenced music of Mali???s Issa Bagayogo, the jaw dropping guitar work of singer-songwriter Willy Porter or indefinable projects somewhere in between, Six Degrees makes records because the music demands it, not the marketplace. The label???s recent signings include the upcoming solo debut from Ekova???s incredible former vocalist, Dierdre DuBois as well as the first release from Shrift."