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An independent label based in Brighton on England’s South Coast, FatCat is renowned for the high quality of its output and the broad diversity of sounds, styles and approaches that the label and its various imprints (Splinter Series / 130701 / Split Series / 7” Series / E-RMX) has nurtured: from divergent forms of electronica to all manner of post-rock and indie; downtempo breaks to minimal techno; sparse piano compositions to abstract / explosive noise and angular punk pop. Perhaps best known for the discovery of artists such as Sigur Ros, Múm and Animal Collective, as well as being instrumental in the re-emergence of Vashti Bunyan, the label has consistently unearthed and helped develop a stream of new talent.

Fired by an enthusiasm for the sounds then emerging from Detroit and Chicago, FatCat began life in 1990 as a tiny independent record store in the London satellite town of Crawley. Ending up in a small, dimly-lit basement in Covent Garden, the shop rapidly grew to gain a strong reputation as one of the country’s finest outlets for electronic music. Regular visitors to the shop included the likes of Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Ritchie Hawtin, Andy Weatherall, Steve Bicknell, Aphex Twin, and many others. FatCat were Derrick May’s supporting DJs of choice during his residency at the ministry Of Sound, whilst FatCat’s Alex Knight drove the Underground Resistance tour van during their UK visits, and was a regular DJ at London’s legendary Lost, Sabresonic and Blood Sugar clubs.

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  • plumi0

    好きなレーベルです

    June 2012
  • diver000

    tha ha ha... i didn't know even anything about this label

    March 2012
  • silverlage

    Zilch Records is ready to collaborate.

    March 2012
  • chrisnightc

    Sigur Ros - Von...re-released on limited DMM vinyl.

    February 2009
  • oWut

    yes boss

    December 2008
  • adamzZz

    I love fatcat.

    November 2008
  • abbie_2010

    cool!

    June 2008
  • elephant6

    Hi. I'm a fan of loads of music from your label. Please listen to this if you get the time http://www.last.fm/music/Jamie+Charlton and tell me what you think. x

    April 2008
  • hulul

    New : Listen to full length short pieces for strings by SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU on Last.fm

    April 2008
  • ariadnesthread

    You make me proud to live in Brighton. Please, please bring Nina Nastasia here so I don't have to do the geeky fan thing and trek all the way to Reading...

    February 2008
  • Treas_Popeas

    would you please stop making my world go around? thanks!

    December 2007
  • Miroxan

    SIGUR ROSE SWIMMINGPOOL TUNE,some pleasure

    December 2007
  • maxcasanova

    thanks for releasing my favourite band's music!

    October 2007
  • sealife

    thanks for releaseing most of my favorite music!

    September 2007
  • Ey_lobbs

    omg love all over you

    September 2007
  • FatcatRecords

    yeah different HIM - we are currently organizing stuff here.....soon we will have a comprehensive fatcat back catalog up and running with lots of full tracks/downloads/videos and fatcat news.

    August 2007
  • woundedknee

    Not the HIM you're thinking of I bet ;-) Not the dodgy goth/metal band.

    August 2007
  • Waqcku

    what the fuck, HIM on fat cat?

    August 2007
  • analogonz

    dammit i ordered a merch but they haven't replied yet :s

    July 2007
  • davefatcat

    thanks !!

    July 2007
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