Black Vinyl


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Black Vinyl Records was established in 1996 as the ‘trax’ imprint of Hott

Hott was one of the first U.K labels to produce and release authentic ‘U.S
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 ‘track’ style cuts. Hott Records ceased trading in 1998, 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 a consistent commitment to quality and originality won the respect of the dance community world-wide.

In 1999 Black Vinyl became a fully-functioning independent label and stepped up its release schedule enjoying success with the hugely popular Disco Dreams’ series by D.J Spen, ‘The Power’ by Karizma, and with releases by Kerri Chandler, Futuresoul, Militant Soul Productions and Fresh & Low.

n 2000 Black Vinyl continued to build on its reputation for releasing top quality underground dance music with tracks like ‘Roots’ by Tedd Patterson,’I Need You’ by D.J Pope, ‘Especiale’ by Fresh & Low and ‘Mi Destino’ by Miguel Migs.

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