About db records

The labels that db has admired most for their A&R philosophies over the years are, Island 1967-1980’s, Motown 1961-1975, Elektra 1966-1970, Asylum 1972-1975 and Atlantic 1956-1970’s. Contemporary labels that are to be admired are Domino, Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, Communion, ATO, Dead Oceans and Bella Union.These labels do have a few things in common even if they are musically diverse, they are set up, shaped by the owner or label head. Discovering new artists, championing new artists and developing them over time.

These classic labels of the past had hit records with a broad scope of musical genres that succeeded both in the UK and the USA. However, even if their artists failed to make a dent on the charts, they managed to release important records that had a profound effect on music fans.So, inspired by these creative people, db was formed in September 1998. db records released albums by Tom McRae, Electric Soft Parade, The High & Lonesome, Psychid and Doudou Cissoko. In 2006 the db releases stopped.

In 2020 the label has returned to life with albums in the pipeline. We are currently looking and listening for new artists to collaborate with.

What Musical genre?

From Guitar to Big Beat to Acoustic to Electronic and to Singer/Songwriter.


What artists?

Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys, Calexico, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Iron and Wine, Beck, Craig Armstrong, Decembersists, M Ward, Acorn, Peter Broderick, Bombay Bicycle Club: Black Keys, Sun Kil Moon, Wooden Ships, Alexi Murdoch, Asgeir, Bear’s Den, Bones of J. R. Jones, Gaz Coombes, Eels, Hozier, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, The National, Rex Orange County, Secret Sisters, Young Fathers, Gerry Cinnamon, Charlie Burg, Caamp, Ben Howard.