Island Records (Universal)

Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG). It was founded by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica in 1959. Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989. Island and another label recently acquired by PolyGram, A&M Records, were both at the time […]

Tommy Boy Records

Legendary Hip Hop & Electronic label founded in NYC in 1981. The label is credited with launching the careers of notable Hip Hop legends Afrika Bambaataa, Queen Latifah, House of Pain, De La Soul, and Naughty By Nature. In the late 80’s Tommy Boy introduced EDM to mainstream audiences with releases from LFO, Coldcut, and […]