Downwards Records

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Downwards Records is a record label founded by the techno DJs and producers Regis and Female in Birmingham, England in 1993.[1] The label was initially established to release the set of tracks that fellow Birmingham DJ and producer Surgeon had recorded in the small studio that ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris had built in his downstairs toilet.[2]

Although most closely associated with techno's Birmingham sound, which it pioneered, the label has released a wide range of music, from garage rock and shoegaze to industrial music and electronica.[3]


  1. ^ Finlayson, Angus (2013-03-01), "Downwards is the Only Way Forward: An interview with Regis", Electronic Beats (Berlin: EB), retrieved 2013-07-07 
  2. ^ Bleep43 With Surgeon, Dj Pete And Scorn at Corsica Studios, Resident Advisor, 2008-12-05, retrieved 2013-11-10 
  3. ^ Sande, Kiran (2010-06-09), "Regis: blood into gold", FACT Magazine (London: The Vinyl Factory), retrieved 2013-07-07