Initially founded in 2002 as an offshoot of the celebrated Knitting Factory club in lower Manhattan, Knitting Factory Records, along with the new Knitting Factory club in Brooklyn, was reborn in 2009 with the acquisition and re-release of the Fela Kuti catalog. KFR also encompasses the catalogs of Instinct Records, Shadow Records, Shimmy Disc, and Evolver Records. In partnership with Partisan Records, a Brooklyn-based artist-run label, Knitting Factory Records strives to honor the music of an eclectic array of relevant artists drawn from both the past and the present. We think Fela said it best: “Music is the weapon. Music is the thing of the future. Music is the weapon of the future.”
Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Counter Records and Motion Audio Records.
Ninja Tune is an independent record label based in London, England (with offices in Montreal and Los Angeles), created in 1990 by the duo known as Coldcut.
NINJA TUNE: Amon Tobin, Andreya Triana, Bonobo, The Bug, The Cinematic Orchestra, Coldcut, Daedelus, Deco Child, Dj Food, Dorian Concept, Emika, Eskmo, Fink, Grasscut, The Invisible, Jaga Jazzist, Jesse Boykins III, Jono McCleery, Kid A, Kid Koala, King Cannibal, King Midas Sound, Letherette, Lorn, Machinedrum, Moire, Mr Scruff, The Qemists, Raffertie, Slugabed, Szjerdene, Toddla T, Wagon Christ.
BIG DADA: Anti-Pop Consortium, Bang On!, Camalot, Congo Natty, DELS, The Infesticons, Infinite Livez, Jammer, Juice Aleem, Offshore, Paris Suit Yourself, Roots Manuva, Speech Debelle, Thavius Beck, Two Fingers, Wiley.
COUNTER RECORDS: Ape School, Cougar, The Death Set, The Heavy, Pop Levi, John Matthias, Spokes
Partisan Records is a Brooklyn-based artist-run independent label dedicated to the unique visions of those we are so privileged to represent. We believe that artistry in its many forms essentially has a singular purpose: to create and share the next new story. At Partisan, our artists create the stories that others will tell.
Temporary Residence Ltd. is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, NY. It was founded in 1996 in Baltimore, MD by Jeremy deVine. To date the label has released over 200 albums in a variety of genres that can best be summed up as "the weird side of slightly normal." It is home to an array of innovative and influential artists, including Explosions In The Sky, Pinback, the Books, MONO, Eluvium, Zammuto, The Black Heart Procession, Ultraísta, William Basinski, Grails, Maserati, Coliseum, Young Widows, and more.