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Brighton Record Labels

With the proliferation of producers and music makers around this town, itís lucky that there are plenty of record labels to disseminate their wares. Everyone knows about Skint but there are many more high pro≠file Brighton labels filling up record bags around the world.

ATOMIC

Tops off, whistles out, Atomic will delve into any realm of electronic music but itís most likely to be techno and psychedelic trance.

BLUE JUICE

Alternative beats and hip-hop combined into quality originals.

BN1 RECORDINGS

Home of funky house with reliable releases from the likes of local lads EDP.

CATSKILLS

Hip-hop, breaks and downtempo danceables. Biggest success to date is Pepe Deluxe (soundtrack to the twisted Leviís ad). Also (ir)responsible for Saturday night bash Our Thing at the Volks.

DISORIENT

The breakbeat division of Brazilian beat freaks Mr Bongo.

FAT CAT

Bringing Iceland to the world in the form of Sigur Ros and Mum

FULL FRONTAL

In cahoots with club night Orionís Gate and free parties everywhere. One for hard house/acid trance.

LOADED

Older sister to Skint with a diverse past including the first Jason Nevins release, Super_Colliderís debut and Norman Cookís Pizzaman guise.

LUMENESSENCE

Tireasis and Mechanical Me among others, roll out chilled downbeats.

MARINE PARADE

Named after the seafront street and came to the fore with Adam Freelandís nu-skool breakthrough.

PUMA STRUT

Young upstart and purveyor of chunky hip hop seven inches laced with funk licks and horns. 

SCRAP RECORDS

Online record shop, associated with Dirty Squatters

SCRAPS

Songwriters + beats + alt-country + rap + Brighton = Scraps

SKINT

Famed for spawning big beat and sponsorship of the Albion. Back with quality house from recent signings X-Press2 and uncompromising electro-techno from nice guy Dave Clarke. 

STOMPAPHUNK

Party people release rip-roaring tech house and top notch remixes. 

TRU THOUGHTS

Intrepid explorers of hip hop and funk, Brighton DJ Rob Luis keeps it eclectic with a roster including Bonobo, Quantic and Jon Kennedy. New off-shoot label Zebra Traffic runs along a more purist hip hop vein. Only getting bigger.   

Reviews by Nick Elson & Lyndsey Winship.

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The views expressed above are those of the given authors and do not necessarily represent those of the editor or of Sounds Phenomenal.

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Elsewhere in the South East

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KOOTHOOMI-RECORDS

New Essex-based independent label set up in 2008, who also have online vinyl store.

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These listings are not meant to be exhaustive and their accuracy will change over time as old labels fold and new ones start. There may also be labels that have been missed out in this directory. If you would like your record label to be included here, or your details as given above are inaccurate or incomplete, then please submit the correct information to mail [a] soundsphenomenal [dot] org and we'll endeavor to include or update your details as soon as we can.

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