The label was founded by Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw (of the bands Instigators and Civilised Society) in Dewsbury, England in 1987, who was also a one-time drummer of Sore Throat. Originally a tape label releasing anarcho punk, the releases moved towards metal through crust and similar forms of metal influenced English hardcore punk. Halmshaw started running […]

Snapper Music

Snapper Music is an independent music company based in London. Founded in 1996, London based Independent label Snapper Music controls a portfolio of record labels, including three frontline imprints: Peaceville, the long-established Metal label; Kscope, developing the Post-Progressive and Art Rock genres; and Classic & Psychedelic Rock label Madfish. These are supported by high end […]

Mad Decent

Founded in 2006 by three-time Grammy winning DJ and producer Diplo, Mad Decent’s unwavering mission is to highlight underground, genre-blurring sounds. With humble beginnings in Diplo’s Philadelphia studio, Mad Decent tops Spotify, iTunes, Beatport and Shazam charts worldwide with an eclectic slew of releases from artists including NGHTMRE, Omar Souleyman, Poppy, Mr Eazi and Yellow […]