Beatroute Records

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Beatroute Records was born from the nightclub, Le Beat Route, in 1978. Co-founders and owners of the club, Simon Langer and Carlo Cura, witnessed the clubs soaring success, playing host to numerous bands and artists ‘before they were famous’.

Friday nights at Le Beat Route became a barometer for what was happening on the capital’s underground music and fashion circuit. It was a cultural melting pot which acted as the spawning ground of the artists such as Spandau Ballet, Animal Nightlife, and Sade. The club was also immortalized on vinyl by Spandau Ballet ´Chant No.1´, which gives a shout out at the closing of the track, “Friday night, lets shoot the Beat Route!”.

Langer and Cura partnered with others to form Beatroute Records in 1985. The label discontinued along with the changing of hands of the club in the early 1990’s, but was revived in 2008 under the management of David Arden and Laurie Jay.

In March 2009, Langer took full management of the label and brought in a brand new team of creatives set with a fresh outlook towards the current independent music market.

Beatroute are precisely who they say they are - artists working for artists. Beatroute’s vision is to utilize the professional experience and empathy of creative individuals to best serve today’s talent. Every individual at Beatroute is a fervent music enthusiast with a passion to enable fellow artists to produce a rich and innovative product.

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