|Products||House/Disco Music CDs, Events|
|Parent||Ministry of Sound|
Founded in 1999 by Mark Doyle, Hed Kandi was initially established as a compilations record label. 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.
Hed Kandi has sold more than 5 million compilation albums to date. 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 – examples include Beach House, Deep House, Ibiza and The Mix.
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.
Since its inception in 1999, Hed Kandi has developed from hosting small boutique parties to staging more than 500 events annually. It has a number of residences in Dubai, Amsterdam, USA, Frankfurt and the UK. Hed Kandi has hosted events at renowned venues including Es Paradis Ibiza, Nikki Beach Miami, Pacha London and the Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam.
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.