Rob's Records

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Rob's Records
FounderRob Gretton
GenrePost-punk, dance
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester, England

Rob's Records was a British, Manchester-based independent record label founded by Rob Gretton, former manager of Joy Division and New Order, and a co-director of Factory Records.[1]

Their first release in 1989 was the single "Security" by the US-based band the Beat Club, with a remix by Bernard Sumner of New Order.[1] The label went on to release a series of dance records by local groups such as Sub Sub, Mr Scruff, A Certain Ratio and Digital Justice, as well international acts including the Beat Club and Roy Davis Jr.[1]

In 1993, "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)" by Sub Sub hit No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, providing the label with its biggest commercial success.[1]

The label ceased operations shortly after Gretton's death from a heart attack on 15 May 1999.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 288. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ Dickinson, Bob. "Rob Gretton". The Guardian, 21 May 1999. Retrieved on 8 February 2009.

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