Established in 2010 to offer a platform for a new generation of rappers and producers in the UK. With support from all of the major hip hop promoters, distributors, magazines and websites in the country, you can expect a steady flow of diverse releases, live showcases, videos and virals in the future from the artists on our roster. High Focus has one aim – to resurrect the legacy of UK hip hop.
Originally founded as a concept in 2006, by a group of disenfranchised teenagers from all sorts of backgrounds who assembled to form the notorious Children of The Damned crew - Blah has become one of the UK's most exciting and consistent independent record labels, boasting a cool line of clothing to go with the music.
Artist Releases; Cult of the Damned, Black Josh, Lee Scott, Reklews, Stinkin Slumrock
YNR (Young N Restless) Productions is one of the UK's leading Hip Hop brands. It began as a collective of artists in the late 90's and was first established as a record label with the release of Jehst's "Premonitions" EP on limited edition 12" vinyl in 1999.
Artist Releases; Jehst, Cappo, Micall Parknsun, Confucious MC, Kashmere
Low Life was owned by rapper and producer, Braintax (Joe Christie). Low Life came to an abrupt end in 2008 when Braintax announced his retirement and release of his last record; 'My Last and Best Album'. This came as a shock and disappointment to many UK hip hop fans. According to various sources, many of the artists signed to Low Life felt as if they had been ripped off/underpaid by Braintax - however Braintax stated in an interview, "There's been too much stress, mainly the large amount of b*****t you have to contend with when you run a record label. If you're not ripping people off then you're busy not trying hard enough to sell records that no one wants to buy." Low Life is seen today as one of the greatest UK hip hop labels of all time, and has a significant back catalogue of music.
Yogocop Records was founded in a basement bedroom in Brighton 2012, when a group of like minded producers and MCs decided to create a platform to promote their own music. The label was founded by just four artists: Benaddict, M.KOZI, Concept Of Thought & Cloud 9. Since then Yogocop has expanded and is currently working with acts such as NuphZed, Hank Hiller, Wun Drop, Mr Slipz, Bo Bribery, Vitamin G, Harvs & KLB, Kemastry Terry Tonks & Tom Yum.
Official Recordings is a movement that was established in 2010. It consist of four members three artist; Wish, Ellis, Dash Villz and a producer, Van dam.
O.R records it the label and was established in September 2016. The company is based in Bristol.were are looking for talent that is local based. We are also running events that gives the artist we work with a platform to showcase their musical talent.
Artist Releases; Wish Master, Dash Villz, Ellis
Village Live was established in 2008 by a group of like-minded writers, record collectors and skaters. In 2015 Remulak & Joey Deez setup Village Live Records, based in Cambridge & Brighton, as a means to release Remulak’s first record featuring Cappo & Lewis Parker.
Since then Village Live Records has worked with and released projects by a wide variety of some of our favourite artists over the globe and released albums spanning across Hiphop, Jazz, Triphop & more, including a chunk of instrumental projects on vinyl, CD, cassette & digital.
Artist Releases; Remulak, Ded Tebias, Mr Thing, Micall Parknsun, Cappo, Ash The Author, Evil Ed, Benaddict
Lost Scroll Records is a uk hip hop label created to push forward urban music in the uk. we are here to give life to raw boom bap hip hop again, with hard hitting content in lyrics and beats. we are taking no prisoners!
Banging label with many trippy boom bap releases
Artist Releases; Sean Peng, Illinformed, Eric The Red, El Grobbo
Established in October 2017 by rapper/producer Montgomery Burns and based in Bristol, Burns Manor Records picked up momentum, gathering a huge roster of local underground talent and playing a regular run of shows through 2018.
After sold out Birthday Bash in October, and performances alongside some of Bristol's heaviest hitters (Res One, Smellington Piff, Goose, Pupils Of The Clock, Press1, Split Prophets, and more) the Manor Gang have been hitting the studio hard over winter, ready to provide monthly releases, and weekly content.
Artists Releases; Montgomery Burns, Caravan Collective, Dr1ver, Cold Logic, B.Ramble
IBMCs is a multimedia organization working on various projects designed to expose and promote the phenomenon of worldwide Hip Hop culture. We have been researching, archiving, promoting and producing international Hip Hop since 1998 bringing a unique perspective to the subject with various projects including documentaries, interviews, mixtapes, event promotion etc. leading towards the release of our first major project ’50 Nations of Hip Hop’. Our team is made up of journalists, film producers, event promoters, translators, Hip Hop artists but first and foremost fans of this multilingual phenomenon. Our goals are to spread a message of positivity and unity across the planet, and collaborate wherever possible with like-minded people and projects.
Artist Releases; Pandamonium, M.C. Kelz, Sir Beans OBE, Strange Man Called Seb
Big Dada is a British independent record label imprint distributed by Ninja Tune. It was started by reputed hip hop journalistWill Ashon in 1997. It is best known for being the home of prominent British hip hop artist Roots Manuva, poet and playwright Kate Tempest, grime pioneer Wiley, rapper and designer DELS and Mercury Prize winners Speech Debelle and Young Fathers.
OK, so maybe not a 'UK Hip Hop' label as such but still has released a couple of the finest albums to come out of the scene.