Candid

CANDID Records is an independent record label specializing in contemporary, modern and mainstream Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Music. Established in 1960, the Candid record label achieved a legendary status with its vintage catalogue of jazz recordings which includes the Max Roach Freedom Now Suite album, classic sets by legends such as Charles Mingus, Cecil […]

Barely Breaking Even

Barely Breaking Even just about sums it all up. Of course, for those in the know, it also happens to be the name of one of the finest disco records of all time (by the Universal Robot Band). Funnily enough, it’s where our story starts. Sometime after the Universal Robot Band and sometime before where […]

Acid Jazz Records

Formed back in the heady days of 1987 at the start of the ‘acieed’ explosion, Acid Jazz was the first of the groundbreaking new indie labels and paved the way for the likes of Mo Wax, Wall Of Sound and Talkin’ Loud… Initially a simple bedroom operation established by Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson, within […]

Cherry Red Records

It all started in the most unlikely of places, Great Malvern in Worcestershire. It was 1971, psychedelic music and flares were in; Arsenal won the double, and I was sharing a house in South London, with amongst others, Richard Jones. Richard came from Malvern, and after much prompting, persuaded me to join forces with him […]

Brownswood

Brownswood Recordings is the independent record label founded by DJ, record collector and broadcaster Gilles Peterson. Founded in 2006, it’s a platform for new artists to grow, and a space for established acts to break with tradition. An outlet for the eclectic breadths of Gilles’ taste as a DJ and collector, its early output broached […]

Jazz Re:freshed

Most people tend to accept the definitions of jazz given to them by the media or popular press which tend to define jazz music as an easy listening, stuck-in-the-past music form – this couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is, jazz has evolved as many definitions as there are people listening to it. […]

Caroline Records

Caroline is an artist-development focused, full label services and distribution company, providing commercial, radio promotion, marketing, synch/branding/licensing and digital marketing services. Our mission is to build and reach the largest possible audience for our developing and established artists and label partners, respectively. As one of the largest independent distribution companies in the world, we offer […]

Ninja Tune

Ninja Tune is an independent record label based in London, England, created in 1990 by the duo known as Coldcut: pioneers of the emerging hip-hop/electro scene in the eighties. Inspired by a visit to Japan, Matt Black & Jonathan More primarily created Ninja Tune to release music of a more underground, experimental nature, free from […]

Brainfeeder

FROM WIKI: In 2007, Brainfeeder debuted as the name of a four-hour radio broadcast by Flying Lotus and his friends on Dublab. It is also the name of the first track on Flying Lotus’s album Los Angeles.[11] In 2008, Brainfeeder officially launched as a record label.[11] In 2010, Ninja Tune offered Brainfeeder a deal to […]

Border Music Scandinavia

With a market share of about 5% Border Music Distribution AB is the biggest independent music distributor in Sweden. We’ve been in business since 1982 and our catalogue exists of everything from early medieval music to the latest indie rock. Therefore we can offer a colourful palette of classic rock, opera, soul, skate punk, jazz, […]