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Dance Music Record Labels

Learn more about the record labels that release the dance music we love

AirMass Music
A new dance label based out of Eindhoven, Holland and Seattle, Washington focusing on vocal trance. Their goal is to put out vocal songs rather than "so called DJ tools." Singers on the label including Zosja (top 10 winner of Dutch Pop Idols), June, Nanda and Lotte van Kleef are working with the producers Ronny V., Pasky, Jef Buter and Johan de Leeuw. Look for their debut compilation CD in 2005.

Amathus Music
New York based independent electronic dance label founded by Chris the Greek. Home to Ava Dayton, X7, Sharon T and Darren Round.

Amplitude Recordings
South Beach record label home to Evolved, Mike Mucci and Albert Camara

US home of Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers.

Bedrock Records
Trendsetting UK label - take a look at their active message board

Blunted Funk
New York vinyl label home to The Shift, Scottie B, Chris Parkhurst and others.

Coco Machete
Building on the roots of disco, hip hop, punk rock, reggae and soul, Sean Holland founded Coco Machete to take risks while exploring an "urban tropical" sound.

Cone Records
A UK based label specialising in new and exciting experimental electronica - breakbeat leftfield jazz fusion.

Cosmic Sofa
From Toronto, Canada comes Cosmic Sofa, a relatively new record label started in 2000 by three local buddies, Kyle, Quaison and Mark. The mostly instrumental vibes of Cosmic Sofa create the perfect setting for a chilled-out lounge set. The music brings with it a carefree and open feeling best characterized by Quaison, “the vibe is life, in all its unadulterated, unedited, unscripted, uncategorized glory.”

Dauman Music
Record label focusing on songwriters and producers. Label home to Stephani Krise, Henri, and Lori Jeanaire.

Defected Records
Winner of the 2005 Best Global Dance Music Label from the International Dance Music Records, Defected Records recently celebrated their 100th release! The UK home to Junior Jack, Martin Solveig, Bob Sinclar and Julie McKnight, Defected releases strong DJ mixed compilations and incredible club anthems which fuel their fierce parties!

Defunked Records
UK based soulful drum & bass label with the slogan "re-invent the content" that takes influences from jazz, funk, soul and house. Home of Solid State, Aquasky and label founder Fellowship.

Distraekt Records
The record label home of Piliavin & Zimbardo.

Drizzly Music Production
Pumping out the tunes since 1991 - this consortium of labels including AxWax, Planet Trax, and LogPort is the home of many artists and producers including Green Court, Flutlicht, DJ Shog and Sharon Williams.

Ferosh Records
Circuit DJ Tracy Young's new record label and home to artists Ceevox, Greg Drescher, and Hector Arencibia

HiBias Records
Canadian dance record label launched by Nick Fiorucci and Michael Ova. Home to artists - Sherrie Lea, Polarbabies, Aluna and many more.

Hydroponic Records
Coming from the Belfast underground, party promoters Hydroponic have launched their music site featuring the cutting edge Astromech and DJs Michael McKeown and Watsi.

Ibizarre Records
The homegrown sound of the island..

Juno Records
Billed as the "World's Biggest Music Shop," Juno records has branched out and started its own label - releasing music from Pearn & Bridges (Bodyrox/Full Intention), Julien Jabre and Carl Craig.

Kickin Music
Launched in 1989, Kickin Music led the upcoming rave scene with acts such as Messiah, The Scientist, Shut Up and Dance, Zero Zero, and Wishdocta. Transcending trendy labels, Kicking is set to release new music by Future Disciple and K Alexi while serving as home to sublabels such as Slip n Slide, Hardleaders and Stoneasia.

King Street Sounds
Record label focusing on future soul, nu jazz, deep progressive house and afro-abstract excursions. Compilation series include Abstract Latin Lounge and Mix the Vibe.

Groovy house compilation series put out by Kickin Music / Slip n Slide featuring sets by DJs Aloha Pussycat and Lewis Dene

Kompute Musik
Chicago record label dedicated to global electronic music with styles including techno, house, electro, industrial and techpunk

Kriztal Records
Dedicated to bringing quality, cutting-edge dance/downtempo/chillout lound music to the Americas

Kult Records
With a catalog of over 500 releases, internationally respected, indie dance label Kult releases quality dance music spanning the many genres of house. Home to Dynamix amongst many others.

Kutmusic, the "Cutting-Edge" electronic and dance music label from Italy!

Made Records
Home to artists Iio and Nymph

Marian Records
Nashville-based europop dance label home to Barcera, Ella and Siria. Watch out for their MaxDance compilation cd and new releases on Beatport.

Ministry of Sound Comes to the US - Interview with Andy Horsfield (GU/MOS/HK)
Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi are coming to the US. Just the thought of what are arguably the two largest electronic/dance music brands bringing their releases directly to the States has had me excited for month. Ministry of Sound and their sublabel, Hed Kandi, have set up their own US headquarters, headed by Global Underground mastermind Andy Horsfield. Ministry of Sound has tried a US excursion before without much success.

Miswax Records
New York based dance label focusing on house and trance with releases from Angelica de No, Sound de Jour, Marshmello and Klubjumpers.

Neo Records
UK label home Darude and Tammy Wright as well as many others

Nervous Records
Nervous Records has achieved massive success in all the various genres of underground music - house, electronic, reggae and hiphop.

Neurodisc Records
Florida based independent dance and electronic label specializing in trance, house, breakbeat, lounge, mood and world beat.

Nukleuz Records
Big room, hard house music from the UK - if you're 'avin it large, this is the music you are dancing to.

Om Records
The United Nations of Future Music and home to artists such as Juan Atkins, Mark Farina, King Britt and Soulstice.

Peppermint Jams
Label home of Mousse T, Can 7 and DJ Torso. Located in Germany, one of the world's most respected club music label

Poji Records
Keeping house music alive with their radio show "The Underground Experience," these Brothers in the Struggle release soulful house music.

Positiva Records
Celebrating its 10th, Positiva is a UK Label know for crossing the underground into mainstream - from Spiller to Marc et Claude

Propulsion Records
California based trance label - home to Descent, Thomas Penton and Nicholas Bennison

Radikal Records
Radical times require Radikal Records - the best of trance and techno in the US

Robbins Entertainment
Home of DJ Sammy, Lasgo and Rockell as well as many other commercial dance artists.

Slaag Records
New Jersey based soulful house/gospel label - home of Dawn Tallman and Glen Thornton.

Star 69 Records
Peter Rauhofer's underground label focusing on his trademark tribal sound - home of some of the best music coming from the US

Strictly Rhythm Catalog Going Digital
Strictly Rhythm Catalog Going Digital

Strictly Rhythm Returns - Mark Finkelstein Interview
Strictly Rhythm is back. After four years of legal action with major label Warner Music, Mark Finkelstein has acquired the catalogue and copyright for all things Strictly. What does that mean? Think about classics like Ultra Nate's "Free," Armand Van Helden "Witchdokta," Real 2 Reel "I Like to Move It," and River Ocean featuring India "Love and Happiness." Think about producers like Josh Wink, Armand Van Hedlen, Erick Morillo, and Kenny Dope who all got their start on Strictly Rhythm.

Tommy Boy Records
Tom Silverman started with hiphop and has grown his label to release some of clublands best records.

Tweek'd Records
Being a house record label that produces a constant buzz in the industry that it serves is quite a task these days. And Tweek'd Records out of Cliffside Park NJ is doing just that. Tweek'd Records started out in 2004 and they have built a small yet solid back catalogue of house music. Comprising four labels (Tweek'd Records, Tweek'd Tunes, Sexx-S Beats and Sonido Traxx), they are developing their own unique sound and reputation.

Ultra Records
Home of some of the best dance music compilations released in the US.

Velocity Records
West coast record label described as "Music by the People Made For The People" focusing on drum & bass, groove breakbeats, funky house, tribal house, progressive house, east and west coast progressive trance, heart pounding tech-trance, and chilled beats with CD releases by Edgar V, DJ Beej, Kazell, and Quivver

We mourn the passing of Fred Held
We mourn the passing of Fred Held

We mourn the passing of Sam Weiss.
Sam Weiss passed away at 5:00 am on Wednesday March 19 from natural causes at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida. Sam was one of the great pioneers and innovators of the Record industry. Born on September 19, 1926, he will be forever known for his tremendous spirit, his love of the music industry, and the great relationships he formed with other pioneers in the business.

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Mike Piron of Napith Interview - Interview with Mike Piron

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