Suburban Noize Records
|Suburban Noize Records|
|Distributor(s)||Capitol Records (1995-2002) , RED Distribution (2003-2012), Fontana Distribution (2012-present)|
|Genre||Punk rock, hip hop, Reggae, Ska Punk|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Official Website||Suburban Noize Records|
Suburban Noize Records, also known as "Subnoize", is an independent record label based in Burbank, California that specializes in punk rock and underground hip hop. The label was founded in 1995 by Kottonmouth Kings vocalist Brad Xavier and Kevin Zinger later became a co founder .
In addition to producing music, the label has multiple subsidiaries, including SRH Clothing, which specializes in skater and surfer clothes and merchandise for the label.
Suburban Noize was founded in 1995 as an imprint of Capitol Records by Brad Xavier, a punk rock vocalist and rapper who formed the punk bands Doggy Style and Humble Gods, and the rap rock band Kottonmouth Kings.
New acts managed by the label are featured on a Kottonmouth Kings album before touring with the band as its opening act, and later recording an album for Suburban Noize in a studio owned and operated by the label. A majority of the label's merchandise and album sales are via the Internet and merchandising booths at live performances. The label heavily relies on word of mouth and underground promotion techniques, and albums by many of its acts, including Kottonmouth Kings, are very successful in spite of not being advertised by mainstream media.
On September 16, 2009, Suburban Noize purchased the California ska/punk label Skunk Records in a merger deal with its founder Miguel Happoldt. The merger deal also includes rights to Skunk's catalog which includes music by Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Slightly Stoopid, The Ziggens and Pepper.
|Kottonmouth Kings||1995||Composed of Daddy X, Lou Dog, D-Loc, Johnny Richter, DJ Bobby B, Taxman, and The Dirtball, the band describes its music style as "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock". In 2006, Kottonmouth Kings headlined at the year's Cannabis Cup and was named "Band of the Year" by High Times. Daddy X is a cofounder and owner of Suburban Noize Records.|
|Big B||1999||American solo rapper. Formerly of 187 and OPM respectively.|
|Tsunami Brothers||2003||A group fronted by DJ Bobby B and DJ Shakey Bonez (D-Loc) and assisted by Doug Carrion and Lou Dog|
|Kingspade||2004||D-Loc and Johnny Richter of the Kottonmouth Kings|
|The Dirtball||2005||An American rapper from Crook County, Oregon and current member of the Kottonmouth Kings.|
|Hed PE||2006||Formed by rapper Jared Gomes in 1994, Hed PE performs a style of music which it refers to as "G-punk", a fusion of punk rock and hip hop. The band was formerly signed to Jive Records, with a different line-up.|
|Authority Zero||2006||Formed in 1994, Authority Zero's style is rooted in reggae and skate punk. The band was formerly signed to Lava Records.|
|Potluck||2006||American hip hop group from Humboldt County, California.|
|Dog Boy||2007||Raggae/Punk Rock artist originally part of Too Rude. Released his solo album Rebel Riddim in 2007|
|DGAF||2008||American hip hop group consisting of Chucky Styles and Gillies.|
|Unwritten Law||2008||American punk rock band formed in Poway, California in 1990. The band was formerly signed to Red Eye, Epic, Interscope and Lava Records.|
|Swollen Members||2009||Canadian hip hop group composed of Madchild (MC), Prevail (MC), and Rob The Viking (DJ) signed in collaboration with Battleaxe Records, a label formed by group member Madchild.|
|Moonshine Bandits||2010||American band which fuses country, rock and hip hop.|
|Saigon||2010||American rapper from Brownsville, Brooklyn. Previously signed to Atlantic Records.|
|Slaine||2010||American rapper from Boston, Massachusetts.|
|X-Pistols||2010||American punk rock band consisting of Daddy X, The Dirtball (of Kottonmouth Kings), TNT, Joey Glock and Colt Clayton (of D.I.).|
|Madchild||2011||Canadian solo rapper as well as being co-founder of the Canadian hip hop group Swollen Members.|
|Glasses Malone||2011||American rapper from Watts, California. His albums are released as a collaboration between Suburban Noize, Blu Division Music, Hoo-Bangin' Records, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.|
|Jeffry Nothing||2011||An American heavy metal singer from Cleveland, Ohio, Jeffry Nothing is best known as the vocalist of Mushroomhead.|
|Mickey Avalon||2011||An American rapper from Hollywood, California.|
|Prevail||2011||Canadian solo rapper as well as being co-founder of the Canadian hip hop group Swollen Members|
|Death by Stereo||2012||An American band currently signed to Viking Funeral Records and Subnoize.|
|Cool Nutz||2012||An American rapper from Portland, Oregon.|
|Artist||Year(s) signed||Albums released on Suburban Noize||Notes|
|Corporate Avenger||1998—2001||4||Currently signed to Massive Sound Records.|
|Pakelika||2003-2010||2||Died August 12th, 2012.|
|Disfunction-ILL||2004||1||Rap Duo Pakelika and Grand Vanacular|
|La Coka Nostra||2008-2012||1||Currently signed to Uncle Howie Records/Fat Beats.|
|Danny Diablo||2007||1||Currently signed to Hellcat Records.|
|Phunk Junkeez||2003–2007||1||Currently signed to Dmaft Records|
|OPM||2006–2010||3||Currently signed to MNO Records|
|Barry and the Penetrators||2009||1|
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