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Black Vinyl Records

Related: UK music - house music


Black Vinyl Records was established in 1996 as the "trax" imprint of Hott Records. Hott was one of the first U.K labels to produce and release authentic Garage music in Europe, releasing material by the likes of Urban Blues Project, Alexander Hope, Marshall Jefferson and many more. While Hott specialised in soulful vocal releases, Black Vinyl focused on disco influenced house and dubby track style cuts. Hott Records ceased trading in 1997, so the label founder, Alan Russell, took 100% ownership of Black Vinyl and promptly set about re-building the label from the roots.

Early releases from artists such as Scottie Deep, 95 North, Splice Of Life and Braxton Holmes helped Black Vinyl establish a firm base of support amongst serious DJs and house music lovers everywhere, while our consistent commitment to quality and originality won the respect of the dance media world-wide.

As owner and creative force of Black Vinyl Records, Alan Russell is at the helm of one of the U.K's most respected underground dance labels. Black Vinyl Records, is a major player on the independent label scene, with releases such as the 'The Power' by Karizma 'My Old Friend' by Kerri Chandler and the 'Disco Dreams' series by D.J Spen establishing the label as a favourite with DJ's and clubheads around the world. Of the releases in the year 2000, 'Roots' by Tedd Patterson reached Number 2 in the DJ Magazine Hype Chart, 'Disco Dreams Revisited' by D.J Spen reached the Top Ten of the Hype Chart in 7 Magazine and recent releases by DJ Pope, Fresh & Low, DJ Chus and Miguel Migs have confirmed Black Vinyl's status as one of the best independent labels around.

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