Fly Eye Records

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Fly Eye Records
Fly Eye Records logo.png
Founded2010 (2010)
FounderCalvin Harris
Defunct2016 (2016)
Statusinactive
Genre
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England
Official websiteflyeyerecords.com

Fly Eye Records was a record label founded by Calvin Harris in 2010.[1][2][3] The label was first launched in May 2010 with the single "Gecko" from Mr Blink, a DJ who served as Harris' opening act.[1] In 2014, the label formed a partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.[4] Most of the label's releases belong to the EDM genre.

The label has been closed in the end of 2016 due to Harris' change of musical direction - in 2017 he announced that he would be leaving EDM production.[5]

History[edit]

In 2010, Harris decided to create his own vanity label and named it "Fly Eye Records" after his signature fly-eye sunglasses that he handcrafted himself, which feature on the cover of his 2009 album, Ready for the Weekend. The original purpose from the label was to scout other artists that they admire without the contract restrictions of a major label. When Harris established Fly Eye Records he said stating, "My goal for Fly Eye Records is to release the most exciting club music I can get my hands on."[6]

Artists[edit]

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