Equally renowned for producing deep roots reggae, trance-inducing dub and bittersweet lover’s rock, the Mad Professor’s Ariwa Sounds stable is a veritable institution of British reggae.
Prof was ridiculed when he first set up a studio in the front room of his south London home in the late 1970s, but plenty of hits soon followed thanks to his creative drive, perceptive production skills and technical expertise behind the mixing desk; in the best reggae tradition, Ariwa drew from diverse influences to create a unique sound, making use of unbridled artistic ambition to fill any gaps that may have appeared due to a lack of finance. Since those humble beginnings, Mad Professor’s music has seen him circumnavigate the globe countless times and his skills as a dub remixer have drawn requests for collaboration from numerous stars working in different popular genres all over the world, all of which is testament to the pervasive and broadly appealing nature of his creations.
BUZWAKK RECORDS was first formed in 2008 by BUCKY JO & REAL AFRICAN as a small group of musical Artistes in the Brixton area of London UK. Bucky Jo was only an engineer at the time of the group BUZWAKK being formed. In 2010 gaining more experience and confidence as a producer, he decided to take his knowledge to the next level and officially create the Buzwakk Record label. In 2010 Bucky Jo teamed up with Queeny who has quickly adapted to the business field of the music and not only became a Buzwakk artist but Co-producer @ Buzwakk Records.
Buzwakk Records have met and worked with many Artistes and Producer's from the music industry such as:
GYPTIAN, ERROL DUNKLEY, ROBERT LEE, JAH MASON, JIMMY LONDON, BUNNY LIE LIE, GAPPY RANKS, STYLO G, MIKEY GENERAL, LUCIANO, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS (son of ALTON ELLIS), SELVIE WONDER, HOREMOUTH "WALLACE", DEAN FRAZER, RAS NEGUS I, TENNA STAR, MR MELODY, RICKMAN, TALL UP, GENERAL LEE, EVERTON BLENDER, SPRAGGA BENZ, DENNIS ALCAPONE, AL CAMPBELL, LITTLE ROY + Many more.
DigiTec Productions was established in 1988 by Gary Lewis. His first release in the same year was a collaboration with Horseman called FOLLOW ME which was a massive hit. Since then Gary has dabbled in radio presenting & playing on his own sound system (DIGITEC) which he had stared with his brother-in-law.
After falling seriously ill, he received massive encoragement from his sister and close friends to go back to his first love of producing music. At present DigiTec Productions is working with new up and coming artists like Jacqui George, Sista Ruby, Papa Crook, Antony Richards, Shandi to name a few and established artists such as Michael Gordon, Paulette Tajah, Lorna G plus many more.
DigiTec Productions is growing and will continue to grow and develop exceptional talented British Artists and cutting-edge Reggae Music.
As a global leader in the progressive reggae movement, Easy Star Records remains one of the most pertinent independent labels in the game. Staying true to our roots, Easy Star has kept the concept of a record label relevant by creating a hub where fans and artists alike can come to trust and rely on consistency and quality. With a close knit but musically diverse roster of artists hailing across the globe from Jamaica, England, New Zealand, Hawaii, and all corners of the continental U.S., the Easy Star family has redefined the genre itself, pushing reggae to new levels of fandom. Easy Star Records has held ten #1 records on the Billboard reggae chart in recent years, in addition to multiple Top 200 releases in both the U.S. and the U.K.
In the last ten years, Easy Star has embraced the growing U.S. reggae scene, working with trailblazers like Rebelution, The Green, Passafire, Cas Haley, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, New Kingston, and The Expanders, as well as many of the new stars of reggae coming out of Jamaican such as Protoje, Jesse Royal, and Mortimer. As a global presence in the industry, Easy Star has also expanded its attention outside of the U.S. to work with The Black Seeds, The Skints, Backbeat Soundsystem, and Gentleman’s Dub Club, furthering our agenda to push the boundaries of reggae.
Eye to Eye Studio provides a live rehearsal room and all manner of recording facilities to clients throughout Birmingham. Formed in 1983, the company has many years’ experience in the music business. Eye to Eye employs experienced producers and teachers of music production and various instruments on site. The studio provides musicians with a professional rehearsal room and recording environment and has a fully equipped stage. The expert staff ensure clients the experience of a real stage performance or live recording. With a team of experienced teachers, Eye to Eye also offers tuition in drums, guitar, piano and vocals.Eye to Eye Hire works in partnership with Angus Digital, a professional sound engineer, and does PC and electrical repairs.Eye to Eye Promotion works in partnership with Mixed Harmony a Management, Events and Promotion company.Eye to Eye holistically supports the music industry
Founded in the summer of l980, Fashion Records has been a rare success amongst UK-based reggae labels, and was one of only a very few British reggae labels to release records that were produced in their own recording studio. The label was the brainchild of John MacGillivray and Chris Lane, two reggae devotees, and was essentially a spin-off from MacGillivray's Dub Vendor record store. The first Fashion release hit number 1 in the UK reggae charts in the summer of 1980 - Dee Sharp's 'Let's Dub It Up' provided a benchmark for British reggae and set a standard that Fashion always lived up to: fine, classy harmonies, punchy rhythms, bright arrangements and above all else, strong songs. In the next few years a veritable who's who of British and Jamaican reggae turned up on the label: Keith Douglas, Carlton Manning (of Carlton & His Shoes), Alton Ellis, Al Campbell, Horace Andy and Johnnie Clarke among others.
Friendly Fire Music is a Record Label, Recording Studio, Artist Booking and Dubplate Service run by producer, DJ and guitarist Robin Giorno aka Robi Don, working with a collective of musicians, DJs and artists united to push uplifting positive reggae music.
Friendly Fire also has an in-house band, the Friendly Fire Band, which serves as a backing band for live events as well as writing, composing and recording new music, and are available for hire as a backing band for live performances or studio work, as well as a sound system Jam Jah Sound, responsible for the longest lasting weekly reggae linkup in the UK, Jam Jah Mondays.
FM Records is dedicated to bringing pop-reggae music to a mainstream, international audience. He is committed to producing the most authentic rhythms, melodies and lyrics of the global reggae industry. He also is devoted to introducing pop-reggae, dub-reggae and dubstep reggae to a younger, more contemporary audience, but without compromising the integrity of the traditional ‘one-drop’ reggae rhythm. FM Records CEO Kemar McGregor is a full service reggae-industry mogul who provides cutting-edge services in instrumental music production, sound engineering, songwriting, music composition and internet retailing. His musical concept empowers media outlets by delivering the rhythms, singles and albums that represent the lifeblood of radio, nightclub and sound-system playlists in every nation that embraces roots reggae.
FM Records' albums, EPs and singles will provide an instant and pervasive name-recognition advantage for your multimedia company, as FM Records' productions have always featured the most revered, accomplished, and potentially profitable names in the roots reggae industry, including: Maxi Priest, Marcia Griffiths, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Freddie McGregor, Half Pint, Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Nadine Sutherland, Tanya Stephens, Sizzla, Glen Washington, Cocoa Tea, Alborosie, Richie Stephens, Gentleman, Anthony B, Luciano, Etana, Gyptian, Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson, among many others.
GT’s Records was founded in September 1983 with production of Pato Banton’s ‘Never Give In’ Album. The album was immediately licensed to ‘Primitive Man Records’ in the USA, and then taken over by Mile Copland and Jay Boberg’s, IRS Records, a subsidiary of MCA Records USA. GT’s follow up production came with the release of Peter Spence, ‘Don’t leave Me Lonely’ and Hit Album ‘I’ll Be There’, Tippa Irie’s @Ah Me Dis’ and ‘Saphpia and Steel’ by Tippa Irie and Peter Spence, which also were subsequently licensed to IRS Records USA and Island Records UK.
GT’s rebranded in June 2014 with a new brand of talented artists in the UK will now operate as a company that produces artists, bands and personalities that play good quality popular music of all genres. ‘We Just Gotta Like It’!
Since their humble beginnings as Pama Records back in the 1960s, Jet Star has made the sounds, stories and sensations of Jamaica increasingly accessible to a worldwide audience. Bringing together the rhymes and riddims of Reggae through various outlets (a nightclub, a record shop, a distribution company and the label), Jet Star undeniably helped establish the foundations of Reggae on this side of the Atlantic.
In 2008, after many years of Carl Palmer successfully running Jet Star Phonographics, the company sadly, and surprisingly, folded. Had it not been for Phoenix Music International Ltd, this could have been the end for Jet Star. Today, Phoenix respectfully continues the legacy of Jet Star and its forefathers. The company have injected vibrancy along with a team of relevant experience in key areas of a digital music industry who all share the view of taking the company and its catalogue forward into a new era.
Much has changed since the first days of Jet Star in 1978. Whether these are changes in music trends or the development of new distribution and listening formats, Jet Star has consistently maintained a significant presence in an ever-competitive market. Having proven itself to stand the test of time, there’s no doubt Jet Star will continue to release great Reggae music over the years to come.
Joe G is a producer who defined what great records sound like. Joe G started as a DJ on Viking Sound and over the years taught himself how to engineer and produce albums. Joe G then turned to producing full-time and some of his greatest works include Walk Away From Love and Smoke The Sensi. Joe G's Music is an independent record label and recording studio started by Devon Josephs (aka Joe G) in 1990. Joe G a renowned South London based producer, has been in the music business for over 25 years, specialising in Reggae Music.
Joe G continues to produce his own music and has grown to accommodate a digital production company, recording studio and download shop.
Koffe an Kreem Music was formed in April 2010, initially as a vehicle to manage and support emerging Jamaican artiste IJ Chris. 2011 saw the formation and launch of our boutique record label and distribution service that was made available to our own artistes or those we have worked closely with. Producer / Composer Flloyd Deep joined the team as an exclusive member.
During the early part of 2012 the company was approached by established, international artiste Kofi (Carol Vieira) about the engagement of management and support services. Carol became part of the team in February 2012 and a partner in the company during August of the same year. We continue to work with emerging artistes helping them in their first musical ventures. Recent work has included song writing, composition, production and support alongside KyKySu, Tabitha and Sahrya with some releases through our own record label.
Lockdown Productions LTD was founded in 2007 by the grammy nominated recording artist Tippa Irie (C.E.O) & his former manager Dominic Walch (M.D.) and their Producers Baker and G Vibes.
The in london based label Lockdown Productions LTD is devoted to real authentic urban music and conquers borders between Reggae / Dancehall and HipHop, which makes our sound unique and cognizable. We try to inovate and not to follow a hype! Furthermore we are interested in exploring the positive aspects of music and delivering it with the right message! our music conquers borders and has no limits! We proof that with our first release of Tippa Irie – Talk the truth and our riddim production called the „Club Riddim“ featuring Tippa Irie, Mad Cobra, Anthony B and G Vibes who is also signed as recording artist to LockDown Productions LTD.
With 59,000 plays on Souncloud this year and Nominated in 2014 as Best British Reggae Group at the British Industry Awards at London’s O2, Kyle Robertson’s music and Productions are driving the new Pioneers of Lovers Rock and Live Rockers Reggae for the next generation. Reggae Music delivered in an honest authentic groove and melody heavy format, Lovers Rock reggae produced to it commercial very best .A passion and done with pride. A community that grows daily with cultural sharing and togetherness through music and acceptance of what we truly are a beautiful race of one people sharing one world.Incorporating The New UK Lovers & The iFoundation***WE Are continualy developing and looking for new Voclaists for the label*** The complete works Album ‘’Lovers Rock Rising’’ is a compilation of the past 2 years work from Kyle as an Artist and a Producer. The 30 plus songs and growing make up the album. The songs are mostly written, recorded and performed in the studio in Dumfriesshire Scotland but also includes guest artists that we at ‘ www.loversrockradio.com ‘ are producing and promoting for the next season’s releases.
The North London Heywood Brothers, Leroy ' Mafia ' & Dave 'Fluxy' continue to form the mainstay of reggae music production in the UK and around the world. They have not stopped landing us with hits for more than 2 decades!
In this limited space it would be difficult to list all the artists they have worked with but here's just a few that you may recognize: Luciano, Anthony B, Maxi Priest, Kofi, Sylivia Tella, , Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs , Ambelique, Al Campbell John Holt, Winston Reedy, Jimmy Riley, Everton Blender, George Nooks, Brinsley Forde, Don Campbell, Santana, Richie Davis, Marie Claire, Troublesome, Robbie Valentine, Danny Red, Carroll Thompson, Paulette Tajah, Nerious Joseph and so many more.....
Founded in 1971 by The late Rupert A Coke and operating from Stoke Newington London, Magnet Records quickly developed a market presence with artists such as the late Gene Rondo, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Keith Hudson. Other artists included Dennis Alcapone and Derrick Morgan.
The Magnet Records website is re-launching with a selection of MP3 for downloading from this catalogue and all future release’s will be made available in this format from this site and other popular download sites. The site will be updated regularly, so be sure to visit us from time to time to see what’s new.
Magnet Records is fully dedicated to expanding the world of UK Reggae across the internet, aiming to bring a bit of the old and a bit of the new to you, the followers of UK REGGAE MUSIC.
Maximum Sound producer Frenchie’s love of reggae and dancehall began when rifling through his brother’s record collection. In the late 80s, when computer rhythms were setting dancehalls ablaze, the teenager from Paris headed for London, where he befriended John McLean, Chris Peckings and Captain Sinbad . It was they who introduced him to the vibrant London reggae scene. After a while he was invited by John Dub Vendor to become apprentice engineer at Fashion’s A Class studio. In 1993, he launched Maximum Sound and began producing tracks featuring local and international reggae acts. Frenchie’s love of sound-system fuelled remakes of rhythms such as “Chill Out,” “Waiting In Vain” and “Sensi Addict,” and also spawned the hits that put Maximum Sound on the map.
He shares a commitment to helping newer artists gain more exposure, and especially those delivering a cultural message e.g. Jesse Royal, Exco Levi and Dre Island. These names are among the new wave of talented youngsters to emerge from Jamaica, and Maximum Sound also works with their counterparts from Europe and beyond, including Randy Valentine and Gappy Ranks.
Jahmel A.K.A "Talliss" (meaning Tallest for his Tall and Broad statue) Has lived a life of music,Starting from the tender age of seven. . Being grown up in a Half Jamaican Half Antiguan Rastafarian Family In London(Hackney). He was very in tune with his Culture and background always absorbing knowledge of spiritual and ancestral heritage. Playing The Guitar and Congo drums was a natural part of His Upbringing, It was when he Started at "Kingsland Secondary School" He took keen and serious approach to a career in music. This is when he began Playing the Bass Guitar and later forming the "RASITES" band in 1996.
He continues to work with many Local artist both on stage and Producing in his own right. With all the wisdom and experience he has gained over the Years, He has now Officially put on His Producers Hat. Producing His Debut Solo Album and Many Other Reggae Artist for His own Label Named "MOUNTAIN PEAK"..
Necessary Mayhem Records was launched in London in April 2006 by record producer, Curtis Lynch. His ethos was to create and release quality reggae and reggae influenced music for all. With over decade’s worth of experience in the music industry, and an eternal dedication to this ethos, Lynch’s own dynasty formed. The Necessary Mayhem Group has now become one of the biggest labels across the UK and Europe and is rapidly growing internationally.
The sustained success of Necessary Mayhem is down to the combination of Lynch’s experience of working with major and independent record labels (such as Island, Sony, EMI and Warner), as well as his impressive collaborations with some of the world’s biggest artists (including Gorillaz and Alicia Keys). Lynch, for Necessary Mayhem, has proudly worked with some of the biggest artists in the genre; Etana, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Million Stylez and has been responsible for building several artist careers in the UK. Now a well established and respected label, Necessary Mayhem, continues to grow. Branching out into new genres, Necessary Mayhem has introduced the Necessary Bass label, specialising in drum and bass and jungle, and the Killa Mosquito label, home to their reggae dubstep division.
The labels first release was a track called “Push Push” by “Slim Batson” which was held off the number 1 Slot by Clement Irie’s “Bun & Cheese”. The second release came with the artists “Theresa Jae”. Bubblers involvement with his own Nu Edge Productions went through a quiet period due to the other commitments he had as an exceptional producer.
In late 2011 Bubbler found a lot more time to go into his own productions again and straight away he started recording an Album with an artist called “Empress Ayeola” entitled “Straight To The Point” A brilliant Roots album and a brilliant Roots artist. Nu Edge Productions also has an album with Victor Romeo Evans entitled “SuperVIC”. The production company has also re produced “Love Is a Treasure” originally by “Freddie McKay” on the Treasure Isle label for Duke Reid and features artists such as “Carroll Thompson, Gappy Ranks, Peter Hunnigale, Victor Romeo Evans, Janet Kay, Lloyd Brown & Luciano. Both album and singles were well received in the music media and all singles and Album are available on Itunes .
Mr Derek Fevrier AKA Demondo has had a love affair with music all his life. Called Demondo - meaning ‘of the world’ early on in his life, his nickname became his reality. Demondo has recently been credited with the conceptualisation of the new music genre ‘Nu-Lovers’ after becoming bored with the lack of variation in the reggae beats being produced at the time.
Spurned into action Demondo attempted to create something fresh and set his mind to the task at hand. After several early attempts he finally arrived at the unique ‘Nu-Lovers’ sound in 2006. Demondo hibernated in his studio for several months in 2010. He was then able to produce over 40 tracks in the Nu Lovers’ style. Choosing to base the music in the lover’s rock genre was a very easy decision on Demondo’s part.
George Price aka Peckings grew up with Coxsone, Duke Reid, Prince Buster and moved to London in 1960. Since then his sons have released a string of crucial UK reggae tunes blending fresh talents like Bitty McLean, Gappy Ranks, and Christopher Ellis with vintage reggae riddims and winning awards and mad respect along the way.
RCM Records UK is the world's only music production company specialising in Neo Reggae and New Age Roots music. Our mission is to bring our unique brand new style of reggae to the masses. The current trend amongst reggae producers these days is to produce modern sounding copies of traditional reggae rhythm tracks for singers to sing over. These are what's most commonly known as do-overs and although popular in dances do not appeal to the real reggae fans across the globe and is pretty much confined to the UK reggae scene.
At RCM Records the collaboration between in house production and singer yields structured melodies and rhythms using innovative new sounds and styles resulting in a refreshing organic sound that is equally great at home on your stereo as it is in club or dance hall. Currently working with some the UK's top artists we have releases coming to you very soon on digital download, CD and vinyl. Our roster of artists include Panchita Latouche, Wendy Walker, V C, Garnett Cross aka SGT Pepper, Cassie B and Gussie Rootz.
Real Talk Productions (UK) was founded by Diane ‘D-Bass’ White and Caroline ‘Rhythm Queen’ Williams. Both have been active on the international music scene for decades, and now turn their hands to nurturing and exposing new talent through collaborative projects, whilst acknowledging those who have kept reggae alive over the years.
Reality Shock is an independent record label representing several of the UK’s leading reggae artists. Founded by Kris Kemist in 2003, the Reality Shock family has rapidly grown from strength to strength, spreading the musical message across the globe and gaining an international reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with. The foundation for Reality Shock was building long before the label’s launch. As a young teenager, Kris Kemist began collecting reggae records and moving with a local soundsystem ‘Psalms 1 Sound’ in Reading, England. As some people may know Reading is a small town with a large Caribbean community and a rich reggae history.
During the 1980’s and 90’s, Reading was full of soundsystems and artists as reggae music was at its peak in the UK. Reading’s world famous community centre ‘Central Youth Provision’ hosted performances from all of the top soundsystems & artists of the day. Despite Central Club loosing it’s entertainment license in the late 90s, many soundmen & artists remained in and around Reading. Inspired by the potential of talented local artists and friends, Kris Kemist began to study the art of music production, recording in a small bedroom studio. The family vibes around the studio grew from strength to strength as artists followed artists, creating a strong unit of likeminded people on a common musical mission. Thus the label Reality Shock was born out of natural progression.
Soul Beat Records is an Independent Record Company, created and run by Harris BB Seaton former lead singer of the original vocal group the Gaylads from Studio One & Richard Seaton. Since it started in 1969, Soul Beat Records has been extraordinary, boasting a perpetually growing catalogue of some of the most prolific song writers and artistes in Reggae such as Ken Boothe, Delano Stewart, Caludette Miller, The Gaylads, BB Seaton, Merlyn Brooks, The Conscious Minds, Noel Bailey, Mike Brooks, Denzil Dennis, Jimmy London, DJ Triga, Sam Bailey and a new signing from New London Connecticut, Hip Hop group Jon Doe, Feat:- Dose, Prem & Richard Seaton. The catalogue consists of vintage Reggae, Roots & Culture, Rock Steady, Lovers Rock, Ska, Dub, & Hip Hop. This includes ownership of albums like "Colour Is Not The Answer", "I'm Aware Of Love", "BB Seaton sings Golden Hits of the Gaylads", "Wish Me Luck", "BB Seaton sings Vintage Soul", "BB Seaton's Greatest Hits Soul Beat Records continues to contribute to the music Industry, with it's number one priority to making reggae the way it was made in the 70's and to produce the hit song that the world will sing.
Starrvybz Entertainment recording label is a collective in music, building a presence in artist management & music production.
Hard work is our forte’ We pride ourselves on our work ethics which defines us from the rest. In this competitive market, we’ve built a brand in audio & sound and are proud of our catalog of productions.
Based in Europe, London UK. There is a great wealth of musical history in London and we are proud to be able too add to this history also, working with great musicians songwriters & performers, creating our own path for others to follow.
Having worked with artist, Grantie Asher, Frankie Paul, Tony Douglas, Trevor Dixon, Junior English, Harmonie Deja, Cassandra London, Lukie D, General B, Frederica Tibbs, Gappy Ranks, Vincent Napp, Lloyd Brown, Tinga Stewart, Donovan Kingjay, Tasha T, Thrilla U and much much more, we hope to continue to build on our platform of creating great inspiring music.
Our principle is to work in partnership with artists . We see ourselves as your professional partner, someone who has developed and implemented a personalised and integrated concept that exactly suits your requirements when it comes to producing music.
Stevie P Music Productions was established in 2012 with the main focus of promoting U.K. Music to the world mainly Reggae music and to shine the light on some of the talented artists we have right here in the uk that somehow would not get a chance to be heard. Our aim is to change all that and produce good music and leave a mark on the world.
Stingray, a UK based Reggae recording studio and label that emerged as one of the leaders in the music field since it was founded in 1994 by the McLeod brother's. Based in the West London suburb of Perivale, Stingray own a fully equipped and advanced 24-track professional recording studio.
Carlton "Dillie" McLeod and his younger brother Raymond "Sting" McLeod have steadily built a reputation for producing unique "Yard Style" mixing technique outside Jamaica.
The best of the UK’s Reggae scene Sugar Shack Records is a sister imprint of Bristol Archive Records and Reggae Archive Records. Rebranded in 2012 to focus on releasing new British Reggae, Dub and Bass Culture music.
Established in 1985, we have released critically acclaimed Rock albums and singles from Midasuno, XisLoaded, Left Side Brain, Crashland, Redefine, Madnomad, Pitchblend, Mea Culpa and Septembre (ex Vex Red) to name but a few…
After 30 years of fantastic music we look forward to concentrating on promoting fantastic British Reggae, Dub and Bass culture acts.
This is Errol Melbourne A.K.A Tama. Specialist in the creation of Reggae Music. Alongside working at Tamo Music Productions, Errols main musical profession is drumming.
Tamo Music is now preparing to release music from their current portfolio of artists. Artists currently being produced by Tamo Music include: Dennis Lloyd, Vivian Jones, Biruk Tsehay, Saba Kahsay, and Jacqui George to mention just a few. Tamo Music has also formed a band called Cosmic Fevah, which is a reggae band with a twist of fussing, Rock, R&B, Jazzie Reggae with a whole lot of soul. Cosmic Fevah played their first gig at the Royal Windsor Race Course. Cosmic Fevah was asked to work with Amy Winehouse's school mate and best friend, Tyler James. Considering the Cosmic Fevah had no prior rehearsal before performing in the show, it was such a great start for the band who are reaching and touching many people’s souls through their pulsating rhythms. The band has a special and unique sound that you won't forget. Please feel free to watch Tamo Music Productions you tube channel and listen till your heart is content, and let the music of Cosmic Fevah sooth your musical mind.
TMD Records is an in dependent Record Label and music distributor based in the UK with offices in Japan and Canada. TMD Records was formed in 2010 by three young and excited entrepreneur in Richard Killahrich Cephus, Jahseen Tenza Foster and Yamarsha Kym-ling. TMD Records is also home to some of the finest young Talent from around the world in Reggae Music. Artists Alaska (Jamaica) Kinglish (Sweden) Tenza (United Kingdom) Donelo (Haiti) Genex (Jamaica) Executive Producer and ANR Killahrich Accountant, Publicist and ANR Kym-Ling (Japan)
TMD records is also one of the leading Digital distributor to Itunes stores in more than 183 countries and with over 5000 stores worldwide, TMD records also distributes physical copy to some of the leading music shops and supermarkets IE Tesco, ASDA, HMV Dub store Japan to name a few. Our AnR and E-marketing Team is second to None for a independent Label enjoying good working relationship with some of the top record labels worldwide Universal Music ( Japan) Believe Records (France) Suncycle Digital (UK) and Alsani Music ( USA). At TMD Paving The Music Path To A Brighter Future.
On July 28th 1967, British-based Jamaican music company, Island Records launched a label to showcase the output of one of the most popular and successful producers of the ska and rock steady eras – Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid. The imprint, called ‘Trojan’ after the title Mr. Reid had acquired during his early days in the music business, surprisingly failed to fulfil its potential and folded after a matter of months. And this may well have been the end of the Trojan story had it not been for the creation of a new Jamaican music company, launched in the summer of ’68, which was in need of a suitably dynamic name.
The result of a merger between by Island Records and its distributor B&C, ‘Trojan Records’ promptly launched an ambitious programme of issuing singles on a variety of labels that highlighted music from every producer of note, ranging from British-based music makers such as Robert ‘Dandy’ Thompson, to such esteemed Jamaican operators as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Edward ‘Bunny’ Lee and, of course, Duke Reid himself.
Trojan’s rapid growth during its first year was due in no small part to the development of a working class youth movement that embraced Jamaican music as part and parcel of its culture: Skinheads. The purchasing power of this fast developing demographic resulted in an explosion in sales and in the summer of ‘69 the company enjoyed its first mainstream hit with ‘Red Red Wine’ by a little known British-based singer Tony Tribe. Its success was soon eclipsed when the Upsetters, the Pioneers, Jimmy Cliff and Harry J’s All Stars all made their way onto the higher reaches of the mainstream listings. The Trojan bandwagon rolled on remorselessly into the new decade, with the likes of Desmond Dekker, the Maytals and Bob & Marcia all flying high on the British Pop charts.
UK Pressure Records is a innovative young independent record label from the UK. Housing some of the great up and coming UK Reggae and Soul artists like Deneez Peters, Ricardo Mckenzie, Head Top, Garnet Cross, Sonia Ferguson, Maxine Booth, Ras Charmer, Chardel Rhoden, Winsome Moncrieffe-Mitchell, Frederica Tibbs, Lloydie Roots and Winston Reedy are some of the artists we are working with. The world of music retail is changing fast, with digital distribution bringing new opportunities for independent record labels. It's that very reason UK Pressure Records was formed to be part of this new revolution of independent labels.
UK Pressure Records is a record label that focuses on what is important; investing in the music and talented artists that create it. We believe in creating a collaborative and innovative environment where our artist can thrive and reach their maximum potential in a stress free atmosphere. Our Vision is defined by the word one. We are one team, with one vision, and one goal. We work together as one collective unit, producing all styles of great reggae music! The vision of our movement began in June 2015 in London. Piece by piece we put together an international management team who understands the industry and our role as a management company that has a vested interest in helping our artists grow and advance their careers. We pride ourselves as being a youthful and forward thinking management and record company that embraces innovation, takes advantage of cutting-edge, Internet strategies, while still understanding the invaluable knowledge we can gain from industry veterans.
The VP Records label was founded in 1979 by the late Vincent "Randy" Chin and his wife Patricia Chin, Chinese Jamaicans who owned the Randy's Records store in Kingston, Jamaica (as seen in the 1978 film Rockers), as well as the Studio 17 recording studios. In the mid-1970s, the Chins moved to New York City, setting up a record store in Brooklyn called VP Records in 1975, from which they sold and distributed records. In 1979, they relocated the store to Jamaica, Queens. In 1993, the record label was formed after the success of the retail store. The name of the label is a product of the first letters in the founders' names, hence the title "VP".
Vincent Chin died in 2003. The label is now run by the Chins' sons Randy and Christopher, while Patricia Chin continues to assist with the maintenance of her late husband's company as well. In 2007, VP Records began re-issuing classic albums from the 1970s and 1980s on the 17 North Parade label, the address of Randy's Studio, where it all began.
VP now has a 10,000 square feet warehouse in Jamaica, Queens. In addition to the main store in Queens, there is another store in Miami that is run by the Chins' daughter Angela and her husband. The company also has offices in Johannesburg, Kingston, Rio de Janeiro, London, Tokyo and Toronto.
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