Top 10 Most Influential Electronic Music Labels

Innovation in music is leading to the rise of an exciting array of new approaches and styles, with a host of prominent labels. But what are the most influential Electronic Music labels​ to follow ? Sidekick Music suggests 10 qualitative labels to keep an eye on, from rising imprints to the more established brands.

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👇Top 10 Most Influential Electronic Music Labels :

1. XL Recordings

Founded in 1989 by Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes, XL Recordings became a major player in the music industry, over the years. XL is the home of international stars and rising talents, with none other than Adele, The Prodigy, SBTRKT or The White Stripes among a long list. The label releases albums worldwide and operates across a range of genres.

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2. Domino Records

Domino Records is a rock/pop/electronic record label based in London. With an impressive roster including Jon Hopkins, Animal Collective or the Arctic Monkeys, the label is shaping music and artists of tomorrow.

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3. Interscope Geffen A&M

Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. As a a major force in global music, they are developing chart-topping artists like Dr.Dre, Billie Eilish, Louis The Child or also Zedd.

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4. Sidekick Music

5. Disco:wax

disco:wax is a Sony Music brand focusing on pop music, which has become one of Denmark’s leading and most relevant electronic music labels. Over the past 10 years, among the biggest international successes, disco:wax has been behind and been partner on releases like Martin Jensen, Lost Frequencies, Sigala or Martin Garrix.

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6. Defected Records

Defected Records, the independent House music record label established in 1999 by former AM:PM and Cooltempo A&R Simon Dunmore, and initially funded by London nightclub and label Ministry of Sound. Musically, the label has stuck to its core identity and robust ethos whilst maintaining a versatility to evolve and adapt.

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7. Ed Banger

Back in March 2003 in Paris, Pedro « Busy P » Winter created Ed Banger records. Drawing on the street energy of hip hop, rock’s explosion and the hypnotic compression of house music, the sound of the label, mostly electronic and saturated, has become a trademark, registered worldwide through a revered roster (Justice, DJ Mehdi, SebastiAn, BreakBot, Mr. Oizo, Boston Bun…).

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8. Axtone

Axtone Records is the label of the well-known Swedish DJ/Producer Axwell. The label started life in 2005 as an imprint to release Axwell’s own material. Over time the remit expanded to sign artists and tracks across the electronic spectrum from across the globe including the likes of Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, CamelPhat, Kraak & Smaak and many more.

9. Future Classic

Home to Hayden James, Flume or Panama, and touring artists like DJ Koze, The Magician and Kaytranada, Future Classic is an Australian independent record label, artist management team and touring agency founded in 2004. Their mission: enable the cultural influencers of our generation.

10. Ninja Tune

Ninja Tune is one of the most influential electronic music labels, based in London and created in 1990 by the duo known as Coldcut, pioneers of the emerging hip-hop/electro scene in the eighties. They worked with some of the biggest music artists like Bonobo, Diplo, Peggy Gou or ODESZA, from jazz to breakbeat.

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