Label of the month

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  • 2 Dec 2010

    The strange and wonderful world of the Norwegian imprint may not make much sense to outsiders. But as RA's Philip Sherburne tells it, there's little mystery as to why they're a favorite of so many.
  • 1 Nov 2010

    UK bass music is ever-changing, and Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990's new imprint is at the forefront of its most recent mutation.
  • 4 Oct 2010

    An edit may have been its starting point, but Phil South's label is far broader than that. RA's Andy Beta talks to the man behind one of the best parties (and labels) in New York City.
  • 3 Sep 2010

    Belgium has always been known as a techno bastion. As RA's Thomas D. Cox explains, however, there's at least one outlet pushing any and all forms of house music.
  • 6 Aug 2010

    Enter a world of "compressed dub" with the young Berlin-based imprint that has been making waves in the techno community over the past year.
  • 6 Jul 2010

    The close-knit family behind the London imprint doesn't have an identifiable sound. But label bosses Alexander Nut and Floating Points like it that way. RA's Richard Carnes reports.
  • 4 Jun 2010

    The Seattle-based imprint has brought cassette culture back to electronic music. RA's Will Lynch investigates.
  • 3 May 2010

    The music that Claremont 56 releases, meticulously designed and often coming in hand-numbered editions, conjures laconic equatorial latitudes and the gaseous regions of outer space, no matter where your physical location might be.
  • 8 Apr 2010

    Quality over quantity has been the guiding principle for this London techno label over the past decade, and it has been better than ever since its relaunch in 2009. RA delves into the history of James Ruskin's Blueprint.
  • 5 Mar 2010

    Third Ear Recordings have been flying the flag for heavy transatlantic house for almost ten years now. RA's Ryan Keeling pays a visit to the UK home of Beatdown.
  • 8 Feb 2010

    With their productions as Instra:mental, Alex Green and Damon Kirkham have managed to breathe new life into the drum & bass scene. In advance of their upcoming performance at Bloc Weekend, RA's Richard Carnes investigates.
  • 22 Jan 2010

    The house imprint of Valencia's most famous club, Barraca Music has quickly made a name for itself. Encompassing both the sound of its home city, as well as the sound of clubland at large, it's RA's January 2010 label of the month.

2009

  • 24 Nov 2009

    Jamal Moss' Chicago-based label has had a prolific 24 month period, seeing the imprint's catalogue nearly double. RA's Lee Smith calls up the man called Hieroglyphic Being to see why there's so much noise to be heard.
  • 30 Oct 2009

    The French Touch this ain't: RA's Derek Miller celebrates the unconventional sounds of the Circus Company imprint, one of Paris' finest labels.
  • 30 Sep 2009

    Not everyone understands house music; it's a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing, a...Spanish thing? This month, Todd L. Burns celebrates Madrid's Deep Explorer Music.
  • 31 Aug 2009

    In a city renowned for its cutting-edge imprints, liebe*detail flies under the radar, consistently releasing some of the finest tech house around. RA's Todd L. Burns finds out more.
  • 31 Jul 2009

    The Munich-based Prologue has stormed out of the gates in 2009 with a heady collection of deep, trancey techno. It will only get better from here.
  • 30 Jun 2009

    Be it techno, electro, dubstep, house or UK funky, Glasgow's Wireblock have got it all after just three years in the game. RA's Richard Carnes tracked down the trio behind the label's diverse and consistent output to discover more.
  • 7 May 2009

    Touchdown! Gerd Janson's Running Back label has scored hit after hit by embracing a wide-ranging music policy. RA's Bjørn Schaeffner tracked down the multi-tasking label owner to chat about what his playbook looks like.
  • 20 Apr 2009

    Burning Man sculptures, steam room breaks and a fake hotel: It's all part of what has made Wolf + Lamb one of the most exciting labels of 2009. RA's William Rauscher sweats it out to find out more.
  • 13 Mar 2009

    No website, no promos, no problem: London's Dissident imprint keeps a low profile, but the quality of its limited edition disco-inclined offerings make it one of the hottest labels around.
  • 26 Feb 2009

    Daniel Lyons is a self-professed slacker, yet he runs three quirky imprints that span house, techno and beyond in their limitless scope. RA's Todd L. Burns calls up Copenhagen to get to the bottom of things.
  • 12 Jan 2009

    Taking the original spirit of dubstep and running with it, Hessle Audio are cementing their influence on both dubstep and techno's DJing fraternities. RA's Richard Carnes investigates.

2008

  • 11 Nov 2008

    After a string of seminal releases in the late '80s and early '90s, R&S Records slowly slid into obscurity. But now, the imprint is back and better than ever, with releases celebrating its past and looking firmly into the future. RA's David Stubbs investigates...
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  • 22 Oct 2008

    Frankfurt-based Connaisseur has made a name for itself for it as the place for "minimal trance," but as RA's Eike Kühl tells it, the imprint (and its two sublabels) is much more than that.
  • 23 Sep 2008

    Forget every "hyphen-disco" genre you know. The crew behind Dirty elide any sort of easy categorization. RA's William Rauscher talks to the masters of the edit to find out where they're taking their knife next.
  • 27 Aug 2008

    Straddling the blurry line between house, disco and soul, Chicago's Still Music label group is one of the most vital labels operating today. RA's Thomas D. Cox investigates.
  • 23 May 2008

    Richard Brophy profiles enigmatic techno label Sandwell District.
  • 23 Apr 2008

    Todd L. Burns talks to Matt Edwards and James Masters, the minds behind the UK's most successful export since the light bulb - Rekids.
  • 4 Mar 2008

    In the first of a new series on RA, Todd L. Burns profiles fairground house imprint Diynamic.