Ten12 was noted for its focus on facilitating collaboration between new experimental recording artists and the few remaining (and overlooked) early–stage funk and soul pioneers to foster unique recordings that identify the link and dialog between electronic, sample-based recordings and its analog origins. Ten 12's roots stretched back to the Mission District of San Francisco where, in 2000, Charles Lazar started the label in a friend's apartment at 1012 Capp Street. Formerly located in Brooklyn, Ten12 maintained its West Coast presence with operations in San Francisco, while developing a strong international presence, with operations in Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Ten12 Records has released numerous artists to date, including the following:
- Skull Snaps
- The Audible Doctor
- Leslie & The Lys
- ten12 systems
- The Diplomats
- Official Website: http://www.ten12records.com