Black Butter Records

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Black Butter Records
Parent company Sony Music (49%)[1]
Founded 2010 (2010)
Founder
  • Olly Wood
  • Henry Village
  • Joe Gossa
Distributor(s) Sony Music
Genre Electronic
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, England
Official website black-butter.co.uk

Black Butter Records is a formerly[1] independent record label based in London, England that releases various styles of electronic music. It was founded in 2010 by Olly Wood, Henry Village and Joe Gossa,[2] with an investment of £5,000,[3] and was named after a brand of condiments that had the same name.[2] It was intended initially as an outlet for musicians who were signed to their artist management company, Stackhouse Management,[4] and as a reaction against other labels that were "genre specific".[5]

The label releases mostly singles,[6] and has put out the first releases of artists including Clean Bandit,[7] Rudimental,[8] and Jessie Ware.[9] It was awarded 'Best Small Label' at the 2012 Association of Independent Music Awards,[10] and has been described as a "hub" of the British electronic music scene.[11]

Releases[edit]

Year Artist Release Type Release date Catalogue
2010 Man Like Me Lovestruck EP 24 May 2010 BLKBTR01
Man Like Me Lovestruck Remixes EP 24 May 2010 BLKBTR01R
RackNRuin featuring Jessie Ware Soundit EP 12 July 2010 BLKBTR02
Marco Del Horno vs. DJ Swerve featuring P Money "Ho! Riddim" Single 24 September 2010 BLKBTR03
RackNRuin featuring Navigator and Slarta John "Territory" Single 6 December 2010 BLKBTR04
Kill Light Spitting Feathers EP 13 December 2010 BLKBTR05
2011 RackNRuin featuring Jessie Ware Soundclash Remixes EP 28 February 2011 BLV212109
Rudimental featuring MC Shantie "Deep in the Underground" Single 14 March 2011 BLKBTR06
Rudimental featuring Adiyam "Speeding" Single 13 June 2011 BLKBTR07
Woz Seen EP 25 July 2011 BLKBTR08
RackNRuin featuring Serocee, Navigator and Illaman "Righteous" Single 25 July 2011 BLKBTR10
The Boogaloo Crew and Hylu featuring Zico "Vibe" Single 29 August 2011 BLKBTR11
Warrior One The Yang EP EP 12 September 2011 BLKBTR12
Noisses featuring Serocee "The Don" Single 26 September 2011 BLKBTR13
RackNRuin featuring P Money and Koast "Signal" Single 30 September 2011 BLKBTR14
Woz Oakay EP 31 October 2011 BLKBTR15
Noisses featuring Ade "Now is the Time" Single 5 December 2011 BLKBTR17
Marco Del Horno and DJ Swerve featuring Lady Chann and Blacks "Just Rewind" Single 12 December 2011 BLKBTR16
Various artists It's Free If You Follow Us EP 19 December 2011 BLKBTR18
2012 Warrior One featuring Ayah Marar "Fyah" Single 9 January 2012 BLKBTR19
Tomb Crew featuring Illaman, Rubi Dan and Juxci D "Watch This" Single 11 January 2012 BLKBTR09
Hostage Listen EP 23 January 2012 BLKBTR20
Rudimental featuring MNEK and Syron "Spoons" Single 20 February 2012 BLKBTR21
Gorgon City The Crypt EP 27 February 2012 BLKBTR22
Kidnap Kid Alphaville EP 5 March 2012 BLKBTR23
Cinematic featuring Jay James Picton "Fly" Single 19 March 2012 BLKBTR24
3hrs Absolutely EP 2 April 2012 BLKBTR25
Various artists Black Butter Mixtape Vol. 1 Compilation 9 April 2012 BLKBTRCD01
Various artists Black Butter Remixed Vol. 1 Compilation 9 April 2012 BLKBTRCD01R
Rudimental featuring John Newman "Feel the Love" Single 14 May 2012 BLKBTR26
The Other Tribe vs. Kidnap Kid vs. Eats Everything "Don't Need No Melody / Businessman on Diazepam" Single 2 July 2012 BLKBTR27
3hrs Sunrise EP 23 July 2012 BLKBTR28
Noisses featuring RTKAL, Lady Leshurr and Foreign Beggars "Run Your Mouth" Single 6 August 2012 BLKBTR29
F.E.A.R Digital Heart EP 20 August 2012 BLKBTR30
Hostage Traffic EP 10 September 2012 BLKBTR32
Syron "Breaking" Single 24 September 2012 BLKBTR31
The Other Tribe "Skirts" Single 28 September 2012 BLKBTR33
Woz Zylo EP 15 October 2012 BLKBTR34
Stay+ featuring Queenie "Crashed" Single 5 November 2012 BLKBTR35
Lulu James Be Safe / Stuck EP 19 November 2012 BLKBTR36
Clean Bandit "A&E" Single 7 December 2012 BLKBTR37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black Butter joins Sony Music UK". Complete Music Update. 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b Bhavnani, Rishabh (18 September 2013). "IMPRINTS: Black Butter". Thump. Vice. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Saville, Adam. "Best Label: Black Butter". DJMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Kim (22 October 2013). "Black Butter Update". Kmag. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Sigel, Tego (2014). "BEHIND THE LABEL EXTENDED: BLACK BUTTER". RWDMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Stephens, Huw (16 February 2012). "Huw's Label Of Love: Black Butter Records". BBC Introducing. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Lester, Paul (24 December 2013). "Clean Bandit (New band of the day No 1,668)". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Sargent, Jordan (15 November 2013). "An Introduction to U.K. Dance Label Black Butter". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Selector - 657 - A Short History of Black Butter Records". British Council (Podcast). 6 March 2014. Event occurs at 2:13. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. And Jessie Ware did the featured vocal on that track, it was a track called Soundclash, and I think it was her first ever credited release. 
  10. ^ Michaels, Sean (30 October 2012). "Aim award winners 2012: Alt-J, Edwyn Collins, Daniel Miller and more". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Macpherson; Yates, Kieran; Wolfson, Alex (20 June 2013). "UK dance music is back – and this time it's going pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.