FFRR Records

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FFRR Records
FFRR logo.svg
Parent companyBecause Music/London Recordings (1986 catalogue)
Warner Music Group (label and 2011 catalogue)
Founded1986 (original)
2011 (current)[1]
FounderPete Tong
StatusActive
Distributor(s)Caroline Distribution (1986 catalogue)
Parlophone Records
(in the UK)
Warner Records
(in the US)
WEA International
(outside the UK and the US)
Rhino Entertainment Company (re-issues)
(2011 catalogue)
GenreDance
Country of originUnited Kingdom

FFRR Records (sometimes credited as Full Frequency Range Recordings) is a dance music label previously run and founded by English DJ Pete Tong.[2] Originally the dance music label of London Records, FFRR is currently a sublabel of Parlophone, a division of Warner Music Group. The label name references the recording technique (full frequency range recording) developed by Sir Edward Lewis's Decca Records.[3]

The original incarnation of FFRR was founded in 1986, and also had two subsidiaries: Double F Double R Records and Ffrreedom Records.[2] The label's ear logo was copied from the original FFRR logo source, as found at the top of the London Records logo. The label name was stylized as ffrr, rather than FFRR.

FFRR's parent company London was run by Roger Ames[4][5][6][7] as his own 'semi-autonomous indie' from within the major label group PolyGram, so when Ames joined Warner Music as Chair and CEO, London/FRRR went with him. In 2011, Pete Tong and Warner revived FFRR, and put the label under the Parlophone umbrella when the latter acquired that label in 2013. In 2017, Warner Music sold London Recordings post-1979 catalogue and with it FFRR's 1986 catalogue to Because Music.

In 2019, the label was taken over by Andy Daniell, formally of Defected Records and got a relaunch in 2021 with a new updated logo created in association with designer Trevor Jackson.[8][9][10][11][12] The first releases under this new brand identity will be DJ Morgan Geist's Storm Queen project with "For A Fool" and the "Loving Touch EP" from Burns.

Artists[edit]

  • Burns
  • Eats Everything
  • Alan Fitzpatrick
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Sam Gellaitry
  • Obskür
  • Storm Queen
  • Lee James
  • Lenny Fontana

Former artists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pete Tong Teams With Warner U.K. To Relaunch FFRR Label". Billboard.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 118. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  3. ^ "In the garden of Deram". Record Collector Magazine.
  4. ^ "'A&R gurus like in the old days? That's not the way the world is going now.'". Musicbusinessworldwide.com. 13 December 2019.
  5. ^ "The Music Man". Forbes.com.
  6. ^ "Ames, Ex-Chief at Warner Music, Quits Adviser Role". Wall Street Journal. 30 August 2004.
  7. ^ "Warner Music reins to Ames". Variety.com. 16 August 1999.
  8. ^ "FFRR rebrands, aims to become 'No.1 home for electronic artists in the UK'". Musicweek.com.
  9. ^ "Trevor Jackson". Designmcr.com.
  10. ^ "Interview: Trevor Jackson on Being a Career Renaissance Man". Highsnobiety.com. 17 May 2018.
  11. ^ ""We all need to spend more time looking beyond the surface": Trevor Jackson on 30 years of creativity". Itsnicethat.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Trevor Jackson - Design Museum – Spirit of Rave". Trevor-jackson.com.
  13. ^ "FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS | full Official Chart History". Officialcharts.com.
  14. ^ "NIGHTCRAWLERS | full Official Chart History". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  15. ^ "ONE DOVE | full Official Chart History". Officialcharts.com.
  16. ^ "Shakespears Sister | full Official Chart History". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Together - Hardcore Uproar (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2 March 2013.