V Recordings

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V Recordings
V recordings logo.jpg
Founded1993
Founder
Genre
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
Official websitevrecordings.com

V Recordings is a drum and bass record label, based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1993 by Bryan Gee and Jumpin Jack Frost.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1993 through the friendship of Bryan Gee and Jumpin Jack Frost, the label is one of longest-running labels and has launched the recording careers of the likes of Roni Size, Krust, and DJ Die.

Gee, originally from Gloucester, was particularly excited by the "Bristol Sound" and working as A&R at a record label at the time, heard some of Roni Size and Krust's early material.[2] Gee and Frost would make the trip to Bristol and decide to set up the label shortly after in order to release some of their music.[3]

The label has released classics of the genre such as "Set Speed" by Krust, "Fresh" by Roni Size, and "Brand New Funk" by Adam F.[4]

The labels biggest commercial success was "LK (Carolina Carol Bela)" by DJ Marky featuring Stamina MC - which reached #17 in the UK Singles Chart in July 2002.[5]

It has also spawned a number of sub-labels including Philly Blunt, Chronic, and Liquid V. Gee continues to operate the label.[6][7]

V Recordings artists[edit]

These include:

Discography[edit]

Selected singles/EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • V Classic' (1997)
  • Planet V (1999)
  • V Forever (2002)
  • Return To V (2004)
  • Retrospect Vol 1 (2007)
  • Bryan Gee Presents: Future (2020)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro, Peter. Drum 'n' Bass: The Rough Guide, Rough Guides Ltd, 1999. ISBN 1-85828-433-3.
  2. ^ "Bryan Gee Interview". Kmag.co.uk. 13 April 1997.
  3. ^ Thompson, Nigel & Woods, Andrew (2017). Big, Bad and Heavy. Music Mondays, 2017. ISBN 9780993473234.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Serum Selects: Top 5 Tracks on V Recordings". Breakbeat.co.uk. 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "lk (carolina carol bela) | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com.
  6. ^ Dave Jenkins (18 February 2016). "Bryan Gee: "Stop asking me about the history, ask me about the future!"". UKF.
  7. ^ "An Interview With Bryan Gee [V Recordings]". The Groove Thief. 25 September 2015.

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