Upper Class Recordings

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Upper Class Recordings
Founded 2000
Founder Orly Bohbot

Universal Music Canada

RedEye Distribution
Genre indie pop, hip hop music, dance music
Country of origin Canada
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Official website http://www.upperclassrecordings.com

Upper Class Recordings is a Canadian independent record label founded in 2000 in Toronto. The electronic music-based Upper Class roster includes The Russian Futurists, Cadence Weapon, DVAS, Christien Summers and The Cansecos .


Upper Class was born at the turn of the millennium; its first album release was the debut LP by The Russian Futurists - The Method Of Modern Love.[1] Since 2000, Upper Class has released four albums by The Russian Futurists, two albums each by The Cansecos and Cadence Weapon and single albums by girlsareshort (Al-P from MSTRKRFT) and Food For Animals. UC Artists became known for making glorious albums in their bedrooms and ending up not just in the underground music media.[2] but into the mainstream eyes of massive publications like The New York Times[3] and The Guardian.[4]

In 2006 Upper Class began a distribution partnership with EMI Music Canada[5]

In 2010, Nettwerk One Music, the publishing arm of Vancouver's Nettwerk Music Group, announced that it is representing the publishing works of Upper Class Recordings worldwide.[6]

The Upper Class label has become synonymous with the unique and exciting Canadian electronic music sound revolution. Lost At Sea Magazine describes, "Canadian label Upper Class has struck gold. Its roster seems to produce blissed-out electronic pop masterpieces like an assembly line"[7]

Upper Class Recordings, through licensing partnerships, has seen its releases picked up by Anti-/Epitaph Records,[8] Ninja Tune/Big Dada Recordings,[9] Memphis Industries, and Cooperative Music.[10]



  1. ^ NME.com (2006-08-21). "NME.com Biography - The Russian Futurists". IPC Media. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ Abebe, Nitsub (2003-06-12). "The Russian Futurists, Let's Get Ready To Crumble". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  3. ^ Pareles, Joe (2008-03-16). "Sounds Soft And Tough, And A Star In The Trunk". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  4. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (2008-02-22). "Cadence Weapon, Afterparty Babies". Guardian News And Media LTD. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  5. ^ Saradoc, Anastasia (2006-12-08). "Hot Off The Press". EMI Music Canada. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Robert (2010-01-15). "Nettwerk One Inks Deal With Upper Class". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  7. ^ Lindblad, Peter (2004-10-01). "Girlsareshort, Early North American". Lostatsea.net. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  8. ^ Sperounes, Sandra (2007-02-23). "Big Name Label Takes Cadence Weapon To U.S.". Canada.com. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  9. ^ Heather, James (2007-10-14). "Cadence Weapon Breaking Kayfabe". Ninjatune.net. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  10. ^ Villeneuve, Phil (2006-03-08). "Labels Team Up To Release Russian Futurists Compilation". Chartnet Communications. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 

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