Deviant Records

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Deviant Records
Parent companyPhoenix Music International Ltd
Founded1994 (1994)
FounderRob Deacon
Defunct2007 (2007)
GenreElectronic, trance
Country of originEngland, UK
Official websiteWebsite archive

Deviant Records was a London-based electronic music record label founded by publisher and music producer Rob Deacon in 1994.[1] They published bands such as Pentatonik, Node (Flood, Ed Buller, Mel Wesson, Dave Bessell), Schematix, The Orb, Humate, Phat Gecko (Luke Corradine), Spooky, and Witchman.[2] Deviant grew to be one a major independent dance label and represented Paul Van Dyk, now one of the world's most successful DJs, and DJ Sammy.[3] Disillusioned by the corporate consolidation within the music industry, as well as the increase in music downloads, Deacon sold Deviant Records to Phoenix Music International Ltd. in 2006.[2] He died on 8 September 2007 in a canoeing accident.[4]


  1. ^ "Deviant Records". RA. n.d. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Gibson, Robin; Champion, Sarah (9 October 2007). "Rob Deacon". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Deviant Records". Olimax Digital Design. n.d. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Rob Deacon". Independent. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2022.