Mokum Records is a Dutch independent record label specialising in early hardcore and hardcore releases. They have released about 100 single and EP vinyl records between 1993 and 1999. The label was originally part of the record store Boudisque Records, but was later merged with Roadrunner Records - part of The Island Def Jam Music Group - who closed the label in 1998 and moved the artists to the Roadrunner label. The label was revived by Freddy B in 2004 (catalog releases starting at 100 reflect this). Mokum records achieved Chart Success all over the world in 1995 with Technohead and their track "I Wanna Be a Hippy" and the following single "Happy Birthday". As well as this success they are also renowned for their series of compilation albums called "Fucking Hardcore" which had a good run finishing with "Fucking Hardcore No. 8". The label was home to many successful producers and DJ's such as Chosen Few, Flamman & Abraxas, Tellurian, Speedfreak, DJ Dano, Scott Brown and Liza N Eliaz.
Mokum is noted for adopting anti-Fascist statements or notices on its record sleeves in response to Neo-Nazi activity on the early Dutch rave scene. All Mokum Releases carried the Slogan "UNITED GABBERS AGAINST RACISM & FASCISM"
The record company is named after Mokum which is the Yiddish name for the center borough of Amsterdam and was originally used by the Jewish community and was later added to the local Amsterdam dialect.
- CNRRecodsUK.co.uk News 16-01-04. Accessed: November 26, 2006