50 Weapons (Record label)
50 Weapons is a record label from Berlin, founded by Gernot Bronsert und Sebastian Szary in 2010. It is a sub-label of Monkeytown Records. In contrast to the parent label, 50 Weapons is dedicated to the moment, it is the immediate, faster, adressed to the body, musically represented by remixes and dancefloor relevant pieces. The artists represented here are numerous and diverse, draw a stylistic bow that includes grime, dubstep and UK funky. Together are Addison Groove, Shed, Shackleton, Marcel Dettmann, Phon.o, Doc Daneeka and Cosmin TRG the groove.
58Beats (Record label)
58Beats is a record label from Munich, founded in 1998 and specialized in German rap music.
5kinandbone5 (Musicians)
5kinandbone5 is an American bass/dubstep duo from Los Angeles/San Francisco.
6th Borough Project (Musicians)
6th Borough Project is a Scottish house duo from Edinburgh, consisting of Craig Smith and Graeme Clark (The Revenge).
7 Samurai (Musicians)
7 Samurai is a musician duo from Augsburg and Vienna, consisting of Marc Frank and Tom Wieland.
74 Miles Away (Musicians)
74 Miles Away is a collaboration between the Belgian jazz pianist Pierre Anckaert and the producer Monkey Robot from Antwerp.
777 Records (Record label)
777 Records is a German record label from Berlin, founded in 2013 by DJ Ron Wilson. Even though on its Facebook page, 777 lists a good half dozen of producers as part of the »gang«, Ron Wilson takes cares of the business off his own bat. The gang makes the music, he does the rest. »I finance, organise, screen print the covers, send the records all by myself and do the promo. For the screen printing I always get some help«, he admits. He doesn’t follow a concrete philosophy, his hands-on-mentality is enough as a means in itself. »My attitude is to knock out good material and to thus move people in various ways – be it on the dance floor, in the head or in the heart.« Dance music is also, what the DJ and promoter distributes on 777: House and Techno by Pablo Mateo, Orson Wells, Brighton, Leaves, Roger23, Qnete, amongst others. The sound of 777 is a colorful mixture of appropriately sometimes mellow, sometimes scrubby, sometimes adventurous or tradition-conscious; sometimes grounded through Electro and Hip-Hop influences and sometimes drifting away in infinite widths. Wilson makes it clear, »777 is also a fan of funky trips«. »This is where the B-sides and compilations come into play. There is naturally a lot of value placed on quality, and that means not only a clear, clean production, the underlying idea or the result, speaks for itself and shows character.« This characterises the releases of the self proclaimed control-freak, who doesn’t only scan his circle of friends, rather also looks for potential 777 acts on Soundcloud, which is where he discovered Seixlack and Futers, and proudly found Sleeves on there too. The designer Core is just as much a member of the 777 gang as the listed producers, says Wilson. »Core understands my vision and surpasses it every time!« It’s however not always so idyllic at 777; already after the second catalogue number, the DJ had thoughts of throwing in the towel. Up until the next demo, Glyns »Youtube Rips«, dropped into the letterbox and reignited the fire. No gang, no label.
7L (Musicians)
7L (George Andrinopoulos) is an American DJ/Producer from Boston. He forms the Hip Hop duo 7L & Esoteric with MC Esoteric.
808 State (Musicians)
808 State is a British electro band from Manchester, UK, consisting of Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson.
813 (Musicians)
813, mit bürgerlichem Namen Alexander Goryachev, ist ein russischer Produzent.
905 Tapes (Record label)
905 Tapes is an American record label from Wilmington, Delaware founded in 2008 by Mike Haley. Before Mike Haley dived deep into the international noise and synthesizer scene, he got to know the label life and all of it’s shady sides as a manager of the hardcore imprints Electric Human Project. “In the middle of the Noughties people appeared to become lazy and dependent. Two days later you’d get an email asking whether the order was already shipped out. After five days, one asking where it was or one confirming the arrival but complaining about the colour or so. The best was an email by someone’s mum complaining that the wrong version had been delivered.” remembers Haley. This didn’t stop him from carrying on. He finally even changed the format. When asked why he had changed to tape when he established 905 Tapes, his blunt comeback was “why not?” Since 2014 his work has been supported by tattoo artist Joe B, who takes care of the design of the Tapes. Mike Haley and Joe B were also in a band together until 2008 called No Horse Shit. Since it’s founding, in two years alone, almost 100 pieces of the brightly coloured cassettes have appeared. Among them, releases from the Chinese noise weirdo Torturing Noise, the British abstract HELM, the Japanoise godfather Merzbow and the hyper-eclectic American Mike Shiflet. "Since I have wound down the pace of things, I now concentrate on the acts which I “know”. I write in inverted commas because I keep in contact with most of them only over the internet." Whether in person or virtually, the sparks beat every time for Haley. “The efforts and ideas which are crammed into the sound and aesthetics knocks me for six every day” says Haley in admiration over the prospering subculture which he has committed himself to. “It never stagnates, something is constantly happening. This motivated me to create the label and to keep it going.” And he does so with tireless eagerness whilst exercising modesty. “Joe B takes care of the art work, the musicians maintain the music, National Audio Company minds the Tapes, Paypal brings in the money and the post sorts out the sending. Fuck, a 905 release doesn’t need me at all!” After all there’s pretty little work to one of the most thrilling tape-labels of the US underground.
9th Wonder (Musicians)
9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit, b. 1975) is an US-American Producer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. From 2001 through 2010 he was in the Hip Hop outfit Little Brother with Phonte and Big Pooh.
A Hawk And A Hacksaw (Musicians)
A Hawk And A Hacksaw is an American folk duo from Albuquerque, consisting of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost.
A State Of Mind (Musicians)
A State Of Mind (ASM) is a french hip hop collectiv, consisting of Green T, FP the Funky Poet and Fade.
A Tribe Called Quest (Musicians)
A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip hop band form New York City, formed in 1985 and consisting of the MCs Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Jarobi White and the producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A Tribe Called Quest is part of the Native Tongue family.
A Whisper In The Noise (Musicians)
A Whisper In The Noise is an American indie rock band from Hanska, Minnesota, consisting of West Thordson and Sonja Larson.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Musicians)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen is a composer duo from New York City, consisting of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie.
A$AP Mob (Musicians)
A$AP Mob is an American rap crew from Harlem, New York.
A-Trak (Musicians)
A-Trak (b.1982) is a Canadian DJ from Montreal.
A.G. (Musicians)
A.G. (Andrè the Giant) is an American MC from New York City. He is part of the Hip Hop collective Diggin’ in the Crates.
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