The most popular electronic dance music labels
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The following list features some of the most popular EDM record labels: these are the ones that show creativity in their releases. Some of them have seen it all having been formed in the 90s while others are new entrants in the world of dance music, but, they all have one thing in common: to make you dance.
This Electronic Dance Music record label has quickly become one of the boldest record labels, not just for electro but all types of music in general. Each of OWSLA release is special and unique especially in the manner in which they reinvent those genres. Their main style features haunting crescendos and blissful symphonies. OWSLA’s latest releases include Figure, I Am Legion, Seven Lions, What So Not, Kill The Noise among others.
This record label may not be the most ubiquitous in the music scene, but you have danced to one their popular releases over the years. Ghostly International is based in Michigan and has formed a formidable fan base with their catchy and edgy tunes like the following tracks released by Tycho: Dive and Past is Prologue. Other favorite tracks include Skulltaste and Planet High School by Mux Moo only to list a few.
Dim Mak Records
This record label was launched in 1996 by Steve Aoki: it might not be a very long time ago but in electronic music years, it is ancient. The EDM industry moves at the speed of light, but Dim Mak has kept pace with the rest by producing hard hitting music with artists like Waka Flocka Flame, Coone, The Willowz, Virgin Games and Borgore. Their main style is based on keeping things diverse and fresh.
Ultra Records have worked with some of the greatest artists. They have even attracted artists with their record labels such as Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond, Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. They have even released a track featuring Paul McCartney, how awesome is that! Some of their latest releases are from Benny Bennasi, Adrian Lux, Hadouken and the Bloody Beetroots.
Founded by one of the industry greats in Diplo, it is one of the most adventurous record labels by finding inspiration from different parts of the world. It even influences the others labels by its originality and style. They have recently worked with artists like Zeds Dead, Kennedy Jones, and Dillon Francis among others.
Pretty Lights Music
This record label was started by Derek Vincent Smith and is a true testament to quality over quantity. They have formed a following possibly because they give out their music for free. Their New Year’s party is one of the most jam-packed events filled with their diehard fans. The label’s latest releases feature Break Science, SuperVision and Pretty Lights.
In dance music, there is something for everyone: Hospital Records also known as Med School is a favourite for those fans that prefer drum ‘n’ bass. They have signed big names like High Contrast, Camo & Krooked, Netsky and Fred V & Grafix. Their latest tracks feature artists like Danny Byrd, Etherwood and Nu: Logic among others.
This record label formed by Above & Beyond is termed as trance music gods by EDM enthusiasts. Their recent releases include Matt Lange, Andrew Bayer, Mat Zo, Audien among many others.