Distinctive Records

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Distinctive Records
Distinctive records logo.jpg
Parent companyAvex UK (former)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Official websitedistinctiverecords.com

Distinctive Records (formerly Distinct'ive Records) is a UK based record label founded in 1995.[1] The label has hundreds of releases from artists, most notably Hybrid, Way Out West, and Ils.


Distinctive Records was initially founded in 1995 and started out as a sublabel of Avex Recordings (UK). In 1998, Avex reorganized, closed two of its labels and only continued trading music recordings as Distinct'ive Records.[2] In 1999, The company began categorizing its genres within the label, sometimes retitling itself "Distinct'ive Breaks", which was often mistaken to be a sublabel of Distinct'ive.

The label gained popularity in 2000 at the launch of its own "Y3K" series.

Y3K series[edit]

  • Y3K: Deep Progressive Breaks
  • Y3K: Soundtrack to the Future

Y4K series[edit]

  • Y4K: Tayo/Further Still
  • Koma & Bones Present: Y4K
  • Freq Nasty Presents: Y4K: Next Level Breaks
  • Dub Pistols Present: Y4K
  • Tayo Presents: Y4K
  • ILS Presents: Y4K
  • Y4K: Past Lessons, Future Theories
  • Überzone Presents: Y4K
  • Hybrid Present: Y4K
  • Soul of Man Presents: Y4K: Breakin' in Tha House
  • Phil K Presents: Y4K
  • Ali B Presents: Y4K
  • Evil Nine Present: Y4K
  • Nubreed Present: Y4K
  • DJ Icey Presents: Y4K
  • Trouble Soup Present: Y4K
  • Annie Nightingale Presents: Y4K
  • General Midi Presents: Y4K
  • Distinctive Presents: Y4K: The 20th


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About - distinctiverecords.com". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Distinct'ive Records on Discogs". Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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