Hed Kandi

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Hed Kandi
Industry Music
Founded 1999
Products House/disco music cds, events
Parent Ministry of Sound
Website www.hedkandi.com

Hed Kandi is a UK-based record label, events and music brand. Its back catalogue includes both artist albums and dance music compilations.

History[edit]

Founded in 1999 by Mark Doyle, Hed Kandi was initially established as a compilations record label.[1] It quickly gained popularity with a residency in Ibiza at el Divino and by having its own specialist radio show on Jazz FM. In 2002, Hed Kandi had gathered enough momentum from its Ibiza nights to launch a regular residency at Pacha in London.

In January 2006, Hed Kandi was purchased by Ministry of Sound.[2]

Compilations[edit]

Hed Kandi has sold more than 5 million compilation albums to date.[3] The principal genre is soulful, vocal house although other dance music genres are also covered. The album covers have a distinctive illustrative form and belong to a series.

A Taste Of

  • A Taste of Kandi – Summer 2008 (2008)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Summer 2009 (2009)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Winter 2008 (2007)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Winter 2009 (2008)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Winter 2010 (2009)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Summer 2011 (2011)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Winter 2012 (2011)
  • A Taste of Kandi – Summer 2012 (2012)
  • A Taste of Kandi 2013 (2013)

Back To Love

  • Back To Love (1999)
  • Back To Love 2 (2000)
  • Back To Love 3 (2001)
  • Back To Love 03.02 (2002)
  • Back To Love 03.03 (2003)
  • Back To Love 03.04 (2004)
  • Back To Love 03.05 (2005)
  • Back To Love (2006)
  • Back To Love (2007)
  • Back To Love: The Mix (2008)
  • Back To Love (2013)

Beach House

  • Beach House (2000)
  • Beach House 2 (2001)
  • Beach House 04.02 (2002)
  • Beach House 04.03 (2003)
  • Beach House 04.04 (2004)
  • Beach House 04.05 (2005)
  • Beach House (2006)
  • Beach House (2007)
  • Beach House (2008) (Australia)
  • Beach House (2008) (USA)
  • Beach House (2008)
  • Beach House (2010)
  • Beach House (2011)
  • Beach House (2012)
  • Beach House (2013)

Deeper

  • Deeper (2001)
  • Deeper 01.02 (2002)

Deep House

  • Deep House (2012)
  • Deep House (2013)
  • Deep House (2014)

Disco Heaven

  • Disco Heaven (2002)
  • Disco Heaven 02.03 (2003)
  • Disco Heaven 01.04 (2004)
  • Disco Heaven 01.05 (2005)
  • Disco Heaven (2006)
  • Disco Heaven (2007)
  • Disco Heaven (2008) (Australia)
  • Disco Heaven (2008)
  • Disco Heaven (2009)
  • Disco Heaven (2011)

Disco Kandi

  • Disco Kandi (2000)
  • Disco Kandi 2 (2000)
  • Disco Kandi 3 (2001)
  • Disco Kandi 4 (2001)
  • Disco Kandi 5 (2001)
  • Disco Kandi 05.02 (2002)
  • Disco Kandi 05.03 (2003)
  • Disco Kandi 05.04 (2004)
  • Disco Kandi (2005)
  • Disco Kandi (2006)
  • Disco Kandi: The Mix (2007)
  • Disco Kandi (2009) (USA)

Hed Kandi The Mix

  • The Mix: World Series: UK (2003)
  • The Mix: Summer 2004 (2004)
  • The Mix: Winter 2004 (2004)
  • The Mix: 50 (2005)
  • The Mix: 2006 (2005)
  • The Mix: World Series: Paris
  • The Mix: Summer 2006 (2006)
  • Hed Kandi Classics (2006)
  • The Mix: Spring 2007
  • The Mix: Summer 2007 (2007)
  • The Mix: 2008 (2007)
  • The Mix: World Series: San Francisco 2008
  • The Mix: Summer 2008 (2008)
  • The Mix: World Series: Ibiza (2008)
  • The Mix: USA 2009 (2008)
  • The Mix: 2009 (2008)
  • The Mix: 2009 (2008) (Australia)
  • The Mix: 2013 (2012)
  • The Mix: 2014 (2013)

Kandi Lounge

  • Kandi Lounge (2008)
  • Kandi Lounge Digital Mix (2008)
  • Kandi Lounge (2009)

Nu Cool

  • Nu Cool (1998)
  • Nu Cool 2 (1999)
  • Nu Cool 3 (1999)
  • Nu Cool 4 (2000)
  • Nu Cool (2006)
  • Nu Cool (2007)

Nu Disco

  • Nu Disco (2009)
  • Nu Disco (2010)
  • Nu Disco (2012)

Serve Chilled

  • Serve Chilled 1 (1999)
  • Serve Chilled 2 (2000)
  • Serve Chilled 3 (2001)
  • Serve Chilled (2006)
  • Serve Chilled (2007)
  • Serve Chilled (2008)
  • Serve Chilled: Electronic Summer (2011)
  • Serve Chilled: Electronic Summer (2012)
  • Serve Chilled (2014)

Stereo Sushi

  • Stereo Sushi (2002)
  • Stereo Sushi 2 (2002)
  • Stereo Sushi 3 (2002)
  • Stereo Sushi v. Futomaki (2003)
  • Stereo Sushi v. Wasabi (2003)
  • Stereo Sushi v. Sake (2004)
  • Stereo Sushi Teriyaki (2005)
  • Stereo Sushi 8 (2006)
  • Stereo Sushi Sashimi (2006)
  • Stereo Sushi 10 (2007)
  • Stereo Sushi 11 (2007)
  • Stereo Sushi 12 (2008)
  • Stereo Sushi 13 (2008)
  • Stereo Sushi 14 (2008)

Twisted Disco

  • Twisted Disco (2003)
  • Twisted Disco 03.04 (2004)
  • Twisted Disco 02.05 (2005)
  • Twisted Disco (2006)
  • Twisted Disco (2007)
  • Twisted Disco (2008)
  • Twisted Disco (2009)
  • Twisted Disco (2010)
  • Twisted Disco (2011)
  • Twisted Disco (2012)


Twisted House (2013)

Winter Chill

  • Winter Chill (1999)
  • Winter Chill 2 (2000)
  • Winter Chill 3 (2001)
  • Winter Chill 06.02 (2002)
  • Winter Chill 06.03 (2003)
  • Winter Chill 06.04 (2005)

Uncategorized

  • Destroy The Disco (2009)
  • Fit & Fabulous (2011) (2012) (2013)
  • Ibiza (2011) (2012) (2013)
  • Base Ibiza
  • DJ Kandi (2001)
  • Es Vive Ibiza
  • Destination Ibiza
  • Kandi Lounge
  • Live
  • Pure Kandi (2009)
  • Sampler (2001) (2002) (2003) (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007)
  • Swing City Miami (2006)
  • Las Vegas (2009)
  • Anthems & Artwork (2010)
  • Balearica Unplugged (2011)
  • Asia Summer (2011)
  • France Summer (2011)
  • Germany Summer (2011)
  • Miami (2013) (2014)

Illustrations[edit]

Hed Kandi albums are generally recognizable by their illustrations of a female dancing/clubbing/on the beach, accompanied by Hed Kandi's logo and the album name.

Events[edit]

Since its inception in 1999, Hed Kandi has developed from hosting small boutique parties to staging more than 500 events annually.[4] It has a number of residences in Dubai, Amsterdam, US, Frankfurt, Thailand and the UK. Hed Kandi has hosted events at renowned venues including Es Paradis Ibiza, Nikki Beach Miami, Pacha London the Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, And Solo Bar in Koh Samui

Radio[edit]

The Hed Kandi radio show is the most popular show on Ministry of Sound radio's 24/7 service and is syndicated on various stations around the world. It is available to listen to on the websites of both Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi. A separate version broadcasts weekly on Kiss FM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Doyle Biography". Resident Advisor. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Mark Doyle Biography". Resident Advisor. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Hed Kandi Biography". mn2s agency. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Hed Kandi Biography". mn2s agency. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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