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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 Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Almas Conctadas
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.
Music Portrait | posted 20.01.2022
Records Revisited
Daft Punk – Homework (1997)
In 1997, the French duo Daft Punk released their debut album »Homework« and since then have had an almost unprecedented career. At that time, the album was not yet mainstream, but creaky, crackling house music.
Music Review | posted 31.10.2021
Bremer/McCoy
Natten
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music News | posted 04.01.2022
WaJazz
Exciting compilation with jazz from Japan
Yusuke Ogawa is one of the experts on Japanese jazz. In April, the compilation »WaJazz Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol.1« curated by him will be released. A limited edition will be available exclusively from HHV Records.
Music News | posted 27.09.2021
Windows彡96
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.