5 Electronic Music Labels You Need to Know

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5 Electronic Music Labels You Need to Know – In today’s post, we’ll be taking a look at 5 of the most important electronic music labels out there.


In the electronic music world, there are a myriad of different styles and sub-genres to choose from. With so much music out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 5 electronic music labels that you need to know. These labels represent a cross-section of the best in electronic music, and they’re sure to get your feet moving.

1. Ninja Tune
2. Brownswood Recordings
3. Hospital Records
4. Anjunadeep
5. Warp Records

Warp Records

An influencer in the underground electronic music scene since its inception in 1989, Warp Records has been home to a diverse range of artists, from Aphex Twin to Boards of Canada to Flying Lotus. The label was founded by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell out of Sheffield, England, with the mission to release experimental and left-field music that wasn’t being supported by the mainstream industry. Warp’s early releases crossed genres and defied easy categorization, earning the label a reputation for eclecticism. Today, Warp continues to release boundary-pushing music across a variety of genres, cementing its place as one of the most important electronic music labels of all time.

XL Recordings

Founded in 1992 by Tim Palmer and Richard Russell, XL Recordings is a London-based record label that has been home to some of the most influential artists in the electronic music scene. From the early days with the Prodigy and Leftfield, to more recent successes with M.I.A. and Jamie xx, XL has always been at the forefront of pushing boundaries and taking risks. With a roster that also includes Basement Jaxx, Beastie Boys, and Radiohead, it’s no wonder that XL is considered one of the most important labels in electronic music.

Domino Recording Company

Domino Recording Company is an independent record label based in London. The label was founded in 1993 by Laurence Bell and has been home to a number of acclaimed artists, including Animal Collective, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, and Arctic Monkeys. Domino has been instrumental in helping to shape the sound of indie and alternative music over the past two decades and is one of the most respected labels in the business.

Ninja Tune

Founded in 1990 by DJs and music journalists Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut, Ninja Tune is an English independent record label based in London. It has enjoyed critical acclaim for its eclectic mix of genres, including trip hop, electronica, rock, jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. The label’s artists include Bonobo, Mr. Scruff and Roots Manuva.

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