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Brownswood Recordings (Record label)
Brownswood Recordings is a London-based record label, founded in 2006 by DJ and radio personality Gilles Peterson. Brownswood is already Peterson’s third record label. In 1988 he founded the label Acid Jazz Records with Eddie Piller. Bands like Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies and Corduroy were signed to it. Afterwards Peterson worked with artist including 4Hero, MJ Cole, Roni Size’ Reprazent, Galliano and The Roots on his second label called Talkin’ Loud, which became one of the most influential record labels of the late 1990s. Finally, in 2006, Peterson founded Brownswood Recordings, named after a street in the North London. He finally managed it to bring together all the different styles on one label and releases records from many different groove-based genres of popular music through Brownswood Recordings.
Brownswood Recordings in Features
Music Essay | posted 24.06.2019
British Jazz
On The Hot Spot
In 2019, jazz in Great Britain is in a period of generational change. New talents from Manchester to London are revising deadlocked conventions and self-confidently sounding out the boundaries of the genre. Subcultures and scenes from breakbeat to grime to jazz find new ways of coming together at an impressive pace – and grow together even where gentrification, venue closures and Brexit are hard on them.
Music Interview | posted 07.05.2013
Ghostpoet
One abandoned piano, some Dim Sum and a half-marathon later
Ghostpoet’s back and though he’s still mumbling on his tracks in a style that has become his own his intentions are clearer: delivering content about himself in any perspective possible, relatable to all. For this album Ghostpoet headed to a studio with a producer. This has made Some Say I So I Say Light musically more experimental without losing the signature introverted and lonely atmosphere thanks to an abandoned East London piano.
Music Report | posted 10.09.2012
Ghostpoet
Live on September 6th at Bi Nuu in Berlin
The British MC Ghostpoet was in the capital for Berlin’s Music Week for three performances. In the venue Bi Nuu the enigmatic MC delivered an intense and unexpected performance for those used to his more mellow raps. With an undeniable skill for live performance and a communal bottle of red wine Ghostpoet carried audience through a cathartic live set and thus skillfully transformed his low-key album into an energetic show.
Brownswood Recordings in Reviews
Music Review | posted 27.03.2012
Gang Colours
The Keychain Collection
Will Ozanne, Brownswood’s Beethoven, creates furnishing music in its best sense and presents a subtle and deep record.
Recent Articles
Music List | posted 01.09.2020
Harmonious Thelonious
10 All Time Favs
With »Plong« Stefan Schwander shakes the foundations of club music. His new solo album as Harmonious Thelonious lets everyday noises develop an eerie life of their own. He told us which 10 records have have shaped, improved and formed him.
Music Review | posted 23.07.2020
Eiko Ishibashi
Hyakki Yagyō
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.
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 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.
Music List | posted 18.09.2020
Record Store Day 2020 – 2nd Drop
Another 12 releases you should look out for
On September 26, 2020 the second of three Record Store Days this year will take place. More than 150 exclusive releases have been announced. We have picked out twelve vinyl records that we would like to recommend to you.