Many independent artists have inched their way towards EDM fame but we also cannot deny the fact the labels provide all the right connections so an artist have the higher chances of forging his way to success. While EDM has revolutionized in such a way that an up and coming artist can virtually DIY all aspects required to proliferate his brand, having a Label ensures you are aptly connected to the industry’s key leaders.
Labels are taking as much risks as the artist. They take on a new artist under their wing and help him grow professionally as a DJ or producer. While choosing the right and best label is not always easy, we’ve compiled the top 10 best Edm Labels right now.
- Spinnin’ Records
Founded in 1999, Spinnin’ Records is a powerful name in EDM, especially in the genres of big room and deep house. It is believed that Spinnin’s most remarkable release was Nicky Romero’s track, Toulouse, but it’s easier to say that Spinnin’ has released numerous chart-topping hits since its existence. Right now, Spinnin’ Records has forty sub-imprints, including but not limited to Wall Recordings and Sander Van Doorn’s Records. The label prides itself as the premiere choice for house Music although it has expanded its niche and has been releasing dubstep tracks as well.
- Ultra Music
Established in 1995, Ultra Music is an American label housing a powerful roster of artists, including Axwell, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Benny Benassi. Ultra was founded by Patrick Moxey also became Sony’s president, helping EDM get more mainstream over the years. Don’t forget that Ultra Music is also responsible for the humongous music festivals, also aptly-called Ultra.
OWSLA is relatively-new EDM label which was just established in 2011 by Skrillex. OWSLA releases a wide variety of tracks, including dubstep, progressive house, hardcore, techno and Drum n Bass. Not only that, OWSLA is also responsible for the discovery of some of today’s most remarkable artists like Porter Robinson, Zedd, Birdy Nam Nam and Alvin Risk.
- Revealed Recordings
Revealed Recordings was founded by Hardwell, where he is also one of its prominent personalities. Established in 2010, Revealed Recordings likes to sign and release most of Hardwell’s co-Dutch producers such as Firebeatz, Dannic, Paris and Simo.
Monstercat is based in Vancouver and was founded in 2011. Despite being a young imprint in the industry, the label has managed to pull off one million of record sales. Monstercat first started as Youtube channel with the goal of allowing friends to share their music. Later on, Monstercat evolved into an independent and popular label that it is today with Krewella, Vicetone, Eminence, Karma Fields and Rameses B among the roster of its artists.
- Size Records
Established by producer and entrepreneur Steve Angello, this Sweden-based label is home to many famous DJs and producers, including but not limited to Tiesto, Afrojack, Avicii, Max Vangeli and Kris Menace. The label has produced some tracks that topped Beatport such that of “Monkey in Love” by Tommy Trash and Steve Angelo’s own track “SLVR” which also happened to be Size’s 100th track to be released.
- Dim Mak Records
Dim Mak is Steve Aoki’s music magnified into a label. Dim Mak Records is best known for being loud, fun and playful which is how most of its founder, Steve Aoki also sounds. Established in Los Angeles in 1996, Dim Mak has also branched out into the apparel industry targeting the music communities. Among the artists under this label of course Steve Aoki, Like Mike, Clockwork and Dimitri Vegas.
Founded in 2007 by DJ/producer Mau5trap, the label aimed to be Mau5trap’s premium venue for his own releases. The label thrived quickly and embraced into its family some of the most popular DJs and producers in the industry including Max Cooper, Skrillex, Pig & Dan, Wolfgang Gartner and of course Mau5trap himself.
- Firepower Records
Firepower Records was established in 2012 through the efforts of Canadian producer, Datsik. Known for the producer’s brand of infectious and provocative music, Firepower is also home to Fox Stevenson, Delta Heavy, Zomboy, Bare Noise, Barely Alive, PhaseOne and Carvar & Clock.
- Musical Freedom
With a roster of hand-picked talented musicians, Musical Freedom is a label established by another A-list in the EDM industry, Tiesto. Musical Freedom boasts of platinum and gold releases and a number of Beatport-topping tracks. Some of the most famous names under the Musical Freedom banner include Diplo, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, R3hab and Tiesto himself.
EDM labels are thriving now more than ever. Along with an artist’s rise to fame, a great EDM label will not only nourish your popularity, but also provide you with the muscle and guidance to continuously challenge your talents and enhance your career growth.
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