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Plug Research (Record label)
Plug Research, established in 1994, is an American record label, specialized in hip hop and electronica from Los Angeles. The label is widely known for its openness to different genres and styles. It started off as a pioneer for electronic music in the United States, releasing records of experimental artists including Phthalocyanine and Low Res, later on Safety Scissors and James Taborello’s (of Postal Service) solo project Dntel and James Figurine. Besides those releases Plug Research got more involved in avantgarde hip hop. Shadow Huntaz, Daedelus, Nobody, Ammoncontact, Matthewdavid, Exile and Flying Lotus released their first records on the label. That way Plug Research managed to become a first class label for debutants.
Plug Research in Reviews
Music Review | posted 20.06.2012
The strong points of Sene, the boy from Brooklyn, have always been storytelling and dark-colored onomatopoeiae which eradiate authenticity and closeness.
Music Review | posted 27.02.2012
Lee Bannon
Fantastic Plastic
On Fantastic Plastic, Lee Bannon skilfully combines unconventional sound-snippets and thereby creates – also thanks to the appealing guest-list – an experimental, coherent piece of art.
Recent Articles
Music Portrait | posted 14.07.2020
Contagious passion
WeWantSounds has been publishing music from the 1970s and 1980s since 2015. The name of the label is a catchphrase. When the Parisian two-man company selects the reissues, genre and country borders don‘t matter.
Music Portrait | posted 07.07.2020
International Anthem
In search of the truth
For six years the label International Anthem from Chicago has been reliably delivering jazz with their own attitude and idea. Although the founders refuse to be ascribed almost any kind of attribution to a genre. For them, the most beautiful sound is just always: the truth.
Music News | posted 16.07.2020
HHV For The Culture
Save Your Club
In support of the club scene, which was hit hard by the Corona crisis, a Vinyl 7" series was created with three Berlin clubs that are strongly connected to us. The complete proceeds will go to the venues. Together »For The Culture«! Save your club!
Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.
Music News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.