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Rob Made chats 35 Years of Champion Records


Legendary British label Champion Records celebrates its landmark 35th anniversary. They are celebrating with a limited edition 6×12” vinyl boxset featuring some of the label’s classic tracks and remixes.

Launched in London in 1985 by Mel Medalie – who remains at the helm today and still based in the original London office in NW10. Champion Records was vital in bringing the US House sound over to the UK and vice versa. Key ‘80s and ‘90s Champion Records releases included tracks from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, Raze, Sybil, Todd Terry, Robin S, Kristine W, and Farley “Jackmaster” Funk.

To mark the 35th anniversary year, Champion Records will be releasing remixes of their classic tracks, alongside brand-new material throughout 2020. Their new A&R, Robin Tabor who says, “It’s such an honour bringing Champion Records back with a bunch of new acts and remixes from some of the labels most iconic releases for today’s floors”.

I spoke to the Head of A&R Rob Made about Champion’s 35 years, we spoke records, the past, signing music now and he gives me his 5 things producers need to know! You can listen below or on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcast and more via Anchor.

You can grab the boxset here – https://shop.championrecords.co.uk/

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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