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Chris Brooks gives 5 UK Deep/Tech Labels to look out for in 2021


Chris Brooks has been showcasing his talents in the UK’s North West and his reputation has been growing from strength to strength as he overlays his solid grooves with infectious House melodies. Inspired by industry heavyweights Carl Cox and influenced by Hot Since 82, Marco Carola, Paco Osuna and Joseph Capriati, he is making his unique sound his own. Percussive, organic, authentic and highly addictive, his music is emerging from the underground to live on the big stage supported by a wealth of heavyweight DJ’s.

Chris has releases on labels including Distance, Kubbo, Bella Vie, KLAP, Ole Records, Unnamed & Unknown, Youth Culture, Pure Enjoyment Recordings and more, his back catalogue is fast becoming a pedigree that is turning heads and filling dancefloors.

Here he picks his 5 UK Deep/Tech Labels to look out for in 2021.


Libero is fastly becoming one of the UK’s most recognised deep tech Labels with their signature percussive groove sound. With consistent support from big hitters such as Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Stefano Noferini and many more. The label has had multiple number ones since its creation and most certainly has the potential for more.

Favourite Track; Mike Morrisey – Passion

New Violence

New Violence has been releasing top class music for a while now and with stellar names such as GruuvElements, ALLDis & Italobros releasing on the label. The label basis its sound on punchy tech house with elements of minimal and deep tech too. With each release the label is getting stronger and its definitely one to keep an eye on in 2021 and moving into 2022.

Favourite Track; MHMD – Ayana(Bedran Remix)

Youth Culture

Only a year old, the label run by DJ and Production duo BLND has been going from strength to strength. Building up a release portfolio that is becoming more and more impressive with every release, the label prides itself on signing the best deep/tech House producers around along with up and coming talent from the UK and abroad.

Favourite Track; Rob Stillekens – Confirmed


Foilee is already hosting huge events in its home town of Birmingham with some stacked lineups announced already. Off the back of this, they have created their brand new label of the same name. Their first release from Daniel Orpi reached number one in the Beatport charts, the debut EP also included remixes from Craig & Grant Gordon and Tyron Amory. We are sure there is more to come from Foliée in the near future.

Favourite Track;  Daniel Orpi – Let me catch my breath

Black Seven Music

Last but certainly not least is Black Seven Music, the label of BRODYR. Black Seven has made a huge mark on the minimal/deep tech scene in the space of just one year. Their attention to detail and family feel has seen them fastly become one of the most sort after labels by producers from around the globe. With releases from the likes of Tomi & Kesh, Mike Morrisey and Cosmin Horatiu already notched up, their signature sound is making a big mark in the scene at the minute. With the clubs and festivals re-opening things are only going to go one direction from here and that’s up.

Favourite Track; Cosmin Horatiu – No Diggity

Make sure to follow all of the above labels across their social media.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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