Still on eMusic & Worth a Look

The sad decline of eMusic since the mid-2010s peak of selection is well documented (on Reddit & emusers) and especially acute after 2018.

DJ Poseur is committed to sticking with the troubled online purveyor of tunes until such time that these remaining labels give up the ghost. Here's hoping it never comes to that, and a restoration of what's been lost is still possible (though dubious as of May 2019). It has become worthwhile, unfortunately, to compile a list of labels remaining as a practical measure to save time rather than dwell on the long, sad roster of the departed. Commentary here focuses solely on what's available on eMusic.

The underlying justification for this list is fundamentally practical: It's much preferable to search eMusic by labels that have at least several releases rather than by individual artist, which these days is almost certain to come up blank. Unfortunately, the phenomenon of "record labels" with only a single artist's releases on them has become increasingly common on eMusic, and they're excluded here, even if I like the artist (i.e. Anachron, Enterplanetary Koncepts, MBM, Synchronic, twentythree, etc.). Notably missing from this list are labels that appear to specialize in metal, as I don't listen to it, but from the looks of things there's enough of it still on eMusic that the thrashers alone should be able to sustain eMusic, if they stay subscribed (and to those who do, I salute you!).

People complain a lot about having lost almost all reputable rock, electronic, and jazz labels, and I think that's baloney. A lot has definitely gone, but there's waay more left of those than there appears to be of hip-hop, for example. Were I a big fan of hip-hop, I don't know if I could stay subscribed. Folk and blues are probably doing better than listed here, since I don't know anything from shinola for them.

World music on eMusic, in the newfound absense of the most reputable labels, is very hard to sort for presumable quality. There's a fair bit of old stuff out there that might be fine but has been excluded. A couple of Vietnamese lables beginning with "Th" have hundreds of releases each but are fairly obviously of the Asian genre of attractive people over cheesy keyboards and have been excluded. At least one Russian rock label was unearthed, and otherwise this errs on the side of inclusion.

As of Spring 2020 under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, I've put more effort into incorporating tidbits from Bandcamp, for its special promotions, especially when it waives its cut of proceeds and gives it all to the bands/artists. Absent concerts, these are tough times indeed.

Lists of record labels aren't for everyone. If you prefer actual examples of approved albums, see my favorites list of what's still on eMusic, 2015-2019. A link-heavy list of all my posts on eMusers and Reddit is here. Text-only label list of extreme length on eMusers is here.

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Best for Starters (As this list has gotten beyond unwieldy, I think these need to be highlighted for those who don't consider themselves hardcore explorers and just want to download something nice that they've heard of or otherwise low-risk. The most reputable labels populating the bestsellers lists are also included. By all means, don't stop here, but I think there's enough in this category to keep a pop/rock/electronic music fan subscribed for years, the kind of labels that people in 2018-19 would post about having left the site b/c they missed them.)

Acuarela Just over a dozen alt. rock titles, mostly short, cheap EPs, from 1993-1996 are a surprise find in Dec. '19, but I don't know anything about them. Carmine is polarizing, Yogur cheap but brief, others are a bit rough or intentionally sloppy. Out of the blue at some point in 2022 it blew up to 145 titles and put up the most famous (but old) indie rock on the site. eMusic is ever unpredictable this way.

Alter KElectronic & pop, from Europe?, with some 2019 releases. By today's standards, this is a huge, high quality catalog of 175, up to 2020

Because Music Decidedly not where I got my Beta Band cds, but if I didn't have them, nice to know there here with Charlotte Gainsbourg and others among a whopping 357 in tota, 77 more under "Ltd." and countless variations. 113 more in Mar.'23.

Carpark They're pretty consistent about putting out heavily hyped stuff I like well enough, but I don't recall anything mindblowingly awesome other than Dan Deacon. (gone as of June '19 and back in July!), 189 in total. Reduced to one album in Dec.'21 without my noticing

Chimera The 2014 Cibo Matto album is still up, more than one Ono, and an Uni suggest a strong but not total Japanese presence among 54 titles. (Gone Mar.'23)

Damaged Goods Gotten into Holly Golightly lately, on a friend's suggestion. Lots of other stuff is rated for easy exploration if you want to revive the dirty rock and blues sounds of old but want something from 2020. Large selection of 214 here can add 59 more by adding "Records" to the name. 108 more in Mar. '23

Elefant Huge catalog (maybe the biggest of high quality at 672 titles), but it's going to take a long time and a lot of sampling before I take the plunge. 841 in Mar.'23

Feeding TubeRock/Alternative, mostly at bargain basement prices (though it is a concern that I haven't heard of anything). Highly rated post-rock in 59 titles...62 in Mar.'23 and still lotsa great 99-cent deals.

Ghost Box Early tests of this well regarded electronic label show promise, but it's too soon for me to get on the bandwagon. Several users have expressed concerns about it leaving. I'd be sad but definitely survive. 58 titles almost all rated, 64 in Mar.'23.

Ici d'ailleurs Massive trove of 103 French titles from the likes of Yann Tiersen and so much more, with plenty from 2019. Rock, folk, electronica, hip-hop, experimental. Chapelier Fou is my favorite electronic artist I hadn't heard of to find in a long while. This alone could sustain me for the better part of a year. Strange to have come across this only in Jan.'20. 126 titles, 23 more with a comma after "Ici", but don't bother with the ones that have numbers before "Ici"

Just Music Jon Hopkins and Marconi Union are two big names here, and much else is highly rated. The Will Dutta with Plaid album is one of the finest albums I've heard in the past decade anywhere. 60 titles, frequently rated

Leaving Records DNTEL, Odd Nosdam, and presumably lots of other gems to draw attention away from Laraaji, which I find intolerable. A semi-experimental cornucopia of 181 titles.

Lo Recordings Lots of good electronic stuff, especially when artists whose releases overlap mean labels that have disappeared are still available for a few albums. 168 titles, 186 in Mar.'23

Lost Map Looks legit, but I recognize absolutely nothing. More is now rated to guide us, and indeed the odder stuff is top notch. 79 actual indie/alt. rock and chamber pop titles from 2012-20 are a veritable oasis cornucopia. 116 in May'21, with Bas Jan as a favorite. 171 in Mar.'23

Memphis Industries The folks responsible for Self have a real knack for production without letting anything sound overproduced. I believe some past releases were also called "Spongebath" Records and were less reliably nifty. 75 titles, 83 in Mar.'23.

Menlo Park It's nice to find that I just straight up missed some labels with popular rock bands like Deerhoof and Japanther on them until Aug.'19. Pricey, small (32 titles), and ending in 2010. Reduced to 10 in Mar.'23

minority records s.r.o. Apparently more experimental than what's on eMusic, and I wish the newest stuff by gastr del sol and whatever Orbital's raving about on the label's website were available. The Floex soundtracks are actually here along with Orbital remix, so hooray for these 18 titles from 2002-19 out of Prague! 23 in May'21, 30 in Mar.'23

Moshi Moshi Their lineup looks like a lot of big name electropop and synthy stuff I generally enjoy. Those who already own Hot Chip albums should watch out for duplicates on the two EPs here among 95 titles up to 2019, and the overlapping singles are generally a lot to click through. The full-length albums are all worth sampling, but some are just remixes. 92 in Mar.'23

New State More Zero 7 than you can shake a stick at, but 176 releases must have something else worth a listen. Updating in 2019 and also featuring old stuff from The Beloved in similarly large quantity. Now 243 titles in Apr.'21, 248 in Mar.'23.

One Little Indian Home of Bjork and what else? I don't know if I'd be brave enough to risk a dollar on others, but probably might. OK, Clem Snide too, and it appears I was overly harsh after not finding much new that I liked with shots in the dark. Another test of whether eMu updates is whether this gets changed to One Little Independent as the label changed its name to be PC. Still listed as two different entries in May'21, but drastically reduced to under ten titles on each, wiping out those on my wishlist, and only one by Mar.'23.

PeacefrogSplit between electronic and pop rock, be sure to sample so you know what you're getting. Mostly from around the turn of the century, but also some newer stuff mixed in. 48 titles. (seems to be gone Apr.'22)

Pedigree Cuts Ulrich Schnauss, Kabanjak, and other fine downtempo electronica, I presume. Almost half now seems to be alt.rock, 47 titles, 49 in Mar.'23.

Polyvinyl This was one of the first indie rock labels I knew (vaguely) before starting out as a college radio DJ. Luckily they've got a strong selection of albums, and they rarely disappoint. 587 titles, but rarely from 2020 or newer. Drastically reduced to 43 mostly singles in Mar.'23...not a good sign (though the catalog has fluctuated a lot over the years...hope it bounces back).

Righteous Babe Another label one almost has to support for its feminism, but the music has yet to blow me away or congeal into the kind of artist or sound they're proffering. Is Ani DiFranco in charge of it? One of those I respect more than I want to hear. Drums & Tuba are interesting. 40 titles, 68 in Mar.'23. Add everything by Lenine on Casa 9.

ROIR How many dub variations can Bill Laswell and friends conjure? Holding strong w/ 89 titles by rock bands people will have heard of, requiring an upgrade to the easy shopping tier. Down to just over a dozen Mar.'23

Skam Electronic and somewhat frustratingly alternating between melodic and noisier stuff. When their stuff was streaming in the early 2000s I couldn't get enough of it. Considerably less groundbreaking nowadays, but still a cut above generic IDM. It does beg the question of how much the appreciation of electronic music depends on its futuristic aura. BoC and lots of other high quality titles still live here, 55 in total.

The state51 Conspiracy Wire and lots of other stuff worth exploring. Updating in 2021 makes them always on the top sellers list, 652 titles and 275 more with "Ltd", 766 & 260 in Mar.'23.

Trikont Wild German folk punk with brass, organs, and accordions galore. I was literally jumping for joy when I saw it's the home of Attwenger, the original bad boys of the accordion, that I hadn't heard since high school. The 70 titles are kinda pricey but truly unique. I wish the party didn't stop in 2017. 98 titles in May'21, so there must be some "new" additions (indeed they make this one of the most expensive labels on the site), 142 in Mar.'23, though most newest additions are singles.

Young God RecordsSwans deserve my and everyone's respect, but I don't want to listen to them. A couple other recognizable artists like Devendra Banhart among 69 in total. Reduced to just a handful in Mar.'23.

Top Tier (New additions signify the label should be a high priority for exploration...At least one favorite was found, and it'd be a shame if the label disappeared without looking into them further)

AcroplaneElectronic EPs for 99 cents aren't extraordinary but are still tempting. Many listed as avant garde or experimental swing the odds heavily in their favor. Not especially abrasive or droning, some rated highly. Variations of dub, drum & bass are nicely exploratory. Non-single albums also inexpensive but unfortunately no longer than the EP singles. Altogether more interesting than I initially gave it credit for. 33 titles from 2010-19. Add five more on Hibiki Records. Several more on Ghost Plants from 2020. (Gone Apr.'21)

Ancient Language Ambient drones, apparently (though it can be hard to judge from a one-minute sample), with some bargains. Add 38 by Hakobune up to 2020. Add four on Glagol (gone Feb.'21), eight by Det vilda fältet

Armatoste Brazo Discográfico Not sure about rock en español but willing to try some for 99 cents? All 22 LPs and EPs here, with one in 2019, are available at that flat, bargain rate. (gone Mar.'23)

Astigmatic Smaller companion to Kalejdoskop below. EABS is great combo of jazz & hip-hop, Sarmacja does dub. Merely 8 titles.

Astral Industries Ten electronic ablums with thematic album art up to 2020, specializing in four-part albums of songs spanning twenty minutes per track (gone Feb.'21)

Bastard Boogie Tunes/Союз МьюзикHigh calibre Russian electronica in various, unpredictable styles. Only 11 titles up to 2019, but some really pack a wallop. 24 in Mar.'23. A couple more on Human Music Limited.

Black Athena Much needed electronic jazz from Loop Vertigo leads a modest selection of 17 titles in various but mostly electronic styles from 2016-19 all worth sampling. Lower quality but tons of quantity from Freddy Wales is oddly labeled jazz but is barely even electronic w/ jazz elements on Eqtown Records in 62 titles up to 2022, down to 19 in Mar.'23.

Burning Witches Deadly Avenger and some highly rated electronica, 49 up to 2022.. Ten albums by Caribou have suddenly appeared in Aug.'20 on People Eating Fruit Records.

Byrd Out Limited The limited part is the eight choices here, ranging from dub to free jazz to African-flavored electronica. Add five enticing though more worldly titles on Ostinato to get above the significance threshold. In Feb.'21 there are 21 titles.

Casa BöllingenBe sure to include the umlauts or only one shows up w/out them. It had been a while since I happened upon a Latin label full of 99-cent titles. This one found in July'22. What I've sampled of the 27 titles by only about five artists has been decidedly mediocre, but flautist Pato Molina is at least different. Add the five singles from 2022 on Future Artist for more variety.

Chrom German avant-garde or new classical, whichever Helium Vola is, it's definitely an unusual listen, sometimes something like operatic techno. Ernst Horn is no lightweight either. Nine albums from 1991-2013. Add Melo for two examples of that Latin bassoon sound we can't live without.

Civil Music iTAL tEK leads what I hope can take the burn off losing Planet μ so long ago.

Concepto Cero Very small selection of tasteful pop and a nice soundtrack from Argentina, all 13 titles are from 2019. 26 in Mar.'23. Add the nine mostly singles on Leap Masters

CVRA LVDORVM A motherlode of alternative Latin music up to 2019 but also dating back to the 1980s. Name a style of music, whether Latin or not, and you can find a unique take on it here. Replace the Vs with Us in the name to bring the catalog up to 200 titles, all worth sampling. Other than Francisco y Madero, I found found several OK 99-cent EPs of rock & electronica but nothing else amazing in Sept.'21, though 232 titles demands respect nowadays. No lack of expensive titles $4.49 or more, but the reasons are inexplicable...I hear no quality difference on sampling. 245 in Mar.'23.

Dan Dada Portuguese rap, Korean dub, electronica with EPs nicely priced (gone Mar.'23)

Death Waltz Elevated by Deadly Avenger and some highly rated electronica. See also Death Waltz Originals for several more of this ilk, lots from 2019.

Deep Heads A promising find in Mar.'23 offers 80 titles of downtempo electronica with distinctive vocals and other elements, as if a trip-hop revival were needed, 2012-21, singles are mostly just one track, but several have more. Ash Walker seems to do what everyone loves about Flying Lotus, but in different ways.

Desert Mine This one managed to elude brute force searching and was suggested by the site of all things unimaginable. UK based rock with highly rated albums up to 2019 by the Sorry Kisses and many others in 30+ titles on the pricier side, 20 more by adding "Music"

dingn\dentsExperimental Korean electronica shows promise. They've clearly listened to their Autechre. (gone early 2021)

Driftless A very mixed catalog of 38 titles with a lot for 99 cents in synth-pop, dronescapes, and general electronica. Worth clicking on each individually to sample and scout the price, as many are cheap, long EPs not labeled as singles (gone Mar.'23)

Dugnad Rec Just 14 titles from Norway in the narrow range of 2018-19, with some nice jazz and electronic expermenation, all nicely priced. For those who miss Smalltown Supersound or Rune Grammofon, a few tokens. (gone Mar.'23)

El Templo ReKords Progressive rock en español mixed (as it must be) with jazz and world fusion, 22 up to 2020. Normally I'm anti-fusion, but all of these are interesting and not overly fuzzy. Jorge Campos is the king of this court. Add two interesting LPs on ROMPE (FREE on Bandcamp), two on World Music Spirit

Escápula Eighteen titles from Brazil, I assume, all 99-cents. Beginning to think there may be an endless supply of these kinds of labels. (all but gone Mar.'23)

ESP Disk (ESP-DISK) Among a shrinking group of well regarded jazz holdouts. EPs from 1960s luminaries for 99 cents could get addictive. 122 titles as of Mar.'23.

FERAL MEDIA About 20 varied albums of pop, rock, and electronica with nice album art and at least one track from a favorite, Aphir. Newish and inexpensive, much is also NYP on Bandcamp. 42 in Mar.'23

Forwind Lots of experimental-looking stuff. Tempting. 25 titles up to 2019, 29 in Mar.'23.

Front and Follow Largish and mostly electronic catalog from 2008-19 with an "odd bit of folk snicked away here and there" headquartered in Manchester, UK. some rated, in 43 titles up to 2019. Unusually dark album covers. Elements of metal or otherwise rock and electronica do seem to creep in. Unpredictable but I don't know if I like it

Greater FoolsOnly eight Korean titles, but all interesting electronica

GREEN UFOS Offering up the first two albums by The Russian Futurists as a single download is enough to propel this label straight to the top. I'll also be snatching up the Mus album ASAP. 28 titles from the end of the 20th century to 2014, with one single from 2020. Lots seems to be labeled "pop" but is rock. Most are either two-track singles or $3.99 albums.

Groove Butta Many serve as examples of what happens when electronica and acid jazz veer too far into easy listening, but there's enough bargains and other stuff here to keep one busy for a while. 43 up to 2022. Add the five titles from the late 2000s on Dark River Media

Groovie Contemporaries of Os Mutatnes reissued will be of great interest to some. Vintage Tropicalia pop one would be thrilled to find on vinyl. 34 in Mar.'23. New and poppier by Julio Secchin also

Ground Control From Spain, I gather, though only occasionally en español. Lots of synth pop, 5-star garage pop from The Parrots, and generally a lot of quality singles and EPs to make exploration easy and pleasurable. 30+ titles, some from 2019, down to 22 in Mar.'23.

Hassle224 rock titles frequently highly rated & up to 2022 must be explored. Alkaline Trio & Get Up Kids are recognizable names.

hfn A fair amount of rated synth-pop, 25 all from early to mid-2010s in Mar.'23. Add 13 by Lekuona.

Hundred Acre Three interesting ambient LPs whose inclusion here breaks all the rules. Add the three from It's a Pleasure to get closer to proper significance. The seven on Stillpoint round the numbers up, too without diverging from the quiet sound. Nao Otsuka is a little more varied but just as drifting & quiet usually.

HumoNo idea if any of it's any good, but you gotta love a bargain. Looks at least interesting, judging by cover art and prevalence of Spanish, and all the albums are 99 cents. Just a dozen left Mar.'23

Igloo Pop Lackluster "leads" a small group of top notch IDM and light electronica.(gone Aug.'19, just after finding it and downloading a third of it. Hope there's not a connection there.) Two 2020 releases are meh but bump #s up to 16. Four more for significance can be found by llimna, also try the 21 singles by Abstract Silhouette on Mood Element if down to one's last 49 cents.

Indie Alma Seems to be Christian, but it's more soulful than cheesy. 79 titles up to 2023, mostly singles.

Into the Light Greek instrumental stuff, some droney ambient, other just unclassifiable and cool. Wish there were more than just ten albums! 18 in Mar.'23. Add the extensive discography of Orange Crate Art, some on Luna Moth. Maybe the ambient of Jake Bruno is good enough to include, but I've hardly sampled it.

Itinera Someone who confined their shopping to eMusic might think that most jazz, or at least most new jazz, is being made in Italy. 14 titles from 2020 and reasonably priced. (Reduced to 1 Sept.'21)

Jabalina Large selection of understated Latin pop, apparently going strong for 25 years and updating in 2019. 165 titles on the accented version.

Jeune à Jamais One of the best new labels to stumble upon in July 2020 has 47 titles of well-produced French hip-hop and urban electronic pop.

Kalejdoskop Wild Polish stuff. All but indescribable. 56 up to 2022.

Karrot Kommando Polish pop, rock, jazz, reggae, and you name it. 167 up to 2022

Kindred Spirits Jazz, world, and some intersectional bargains in the margins but only 8 titles

King Deluxe Electronic, with interesting album covers and numerous 99-cent EPs. 40 up to 2020

Knekelhuis Titles veering away from techno are most interesting, with several bargains. Up to 2019 with strong European presence. (gone Sept.'21)

KWAIOTO Other labels are pretenders. These dubstep EPs coming out of Kyoto are the real deal. Up to 2019, 250 titles. See also Spanking Dog for singles.

La Couveuse La Couveuse expanded to 25 titles since last I checked, with plenty for 99 cents and 2020, though mostly singles, many frustratingly unlabeled. (Down to 1 in Apr.'22)

La souterraine French synth-pop in 33 titles from 2017-19, only found it at the end of 2019. Up to 70 in Mar.'23, with many 99-cent EPs. Add seven more interesting titles possibly from Western Switzerland and sometimes in French on Cheptel

Laboratório Fantasma Still finding fine Latin labels full of 99-cent full length albums in Jan.'20. This one's from Brazil, I think, 80 titles, not many artists. Metá Metá and Mão de Oito do nice rock and reggae; Rael and Emicida do hip-hop. 112 in Mar.'23.

Ladies & GentlemenAnd I thought Dessous had a lot of Phonique. Presumably reduced to 20 in Mar.'23.

Laideadelsur Bicho Pablo dominates the catalog of 45 Latin titles but seems intent on including every style of music known to man here. Up to 2021, and there's bound to be something worth exploring. 56 in Mar.'23.

LANTERN Just 13 titles of very chill electronica bordering on ambient at times. Kita Kouhei's chopped up, part acoustic sound is one I particularly enjoy.

Ledokol Pure keyboard bliss, possibly Russian downtempo electronica occasionally looking Japanese, with lots for 99 cents, all from 2017-19. (Gone Sept.'21 but NYP on Bandcamp)

Light Organ Large catalog of rock, folk, synth pop, etc. and on sampling the quality seems high. A few are rated, several 2019 titles. 279 up to 2023

LOaF Definitely going to look into this one. Looks electronic and interesting. 46 titles from short span of 2000s to early 2010s, mostly rated in Mar.'23

Lux Irreverent blues from Legendary Tiger Man, then lots of alt. rock in 38 titles from the end of the 20th century up to 2020. Occasionally in Portuguese. More than I expected stands up to scrutiny. There's a lot of character(s) here you should introduce yourself to. (gone Sept.'21 and I don't remember what I bought)

Magic StrawBerry Sound Korean pop and rock, in 102 titles, not overproduced or excessively cheesy. I'm excited to explore this one. There are 12 more when MagicStrawBerry is one word.

Mahriz Recordings Easily my favorite discovery of May'21, these 25 world titles are apparently from Iran but span flamenco, folk, even comedy and IDM from only 2011-13. Each is well worth sampling.

Mauco A mere 22 titles that appear to be Latin in origin, but the full LPs I sampled were instrumental rock and rather interesting, many of the "singles" have several tracks, such as the "punk" of Keltehue. Not as many bargains as some others but well worth exploring. Only found it in Sept.'21 and not sure where to start yet. 31 in Mar.'23

Mind of a Genius Grammy-nominated (how often do remaining label intros start w/ that?) Gallant headlines R&B and pop light years ahead of other remaining in production value, not exclusively a good thing. 17 titles up to 2019. Still listed in Mar.'23 but come up unavailable when clicking.

Mixpak Lots of highly rated dancehall and urban electronica here of the kind one's surprised to find still on the site. Catalog of 70 titles ends in 2017. Add five by Renegade Brass Band on Nah'm Sayin' Records (gone other than a few stragglers in early 2021)

Mbwana Normally when the album art looks like this I'm pretty dismissive, but this may be the best African music, or at least the best selection of it, left on eMusic. Recording quality is hit & miss. It's interesting to see what not worrying about getting on commercial radio will to for track lengths. All 87 are listed in 2018, but if you believe that, I've got a blockchain scheme for you to invest millions of dollars in. (gone Mar.'23)

Meanbucket Mostly labeled as hip-hop and rap, these 99 cent EPs have got to be British, as they sound nothing like American hip-hop. Grime, as some are labeled, is more accurate. Very intricate electronic backing tracks by comparison, at very least. 34 up to 2020.

Moller With umlauts elsewhere, this is an Icelandic electronic label more precious than frozen gold. Many on the ambient side, several in IDM, and not a few in cool, slow synth-pop or trip-hop. Finding labels like this so late in the game is what makes the search worthwhile. 65 titles with one in 2019.

Mongrel Label 37 new classical and jazz titles up to 2021, however mostly singles. Remains to be heard whether it's cheesy. Much is rated.

Monkey Dub Innovative and unpredictable dubstep that's a lot more dub than most without sacrificing any electronic edge. Large catalog of mostly EP singles up to 2019. (gone Mar.'23)

Monopoly Dvar is rated two stars and labeled as "Children's" but seems entirely too demented and Residents-ial for either. Max Khachmanukian has an interesting new classical album mislabeled as ambient/instrumental. Cyclotimia is somewhere between electronic industrial and vaporwave. All interesting, if not great. 18 titles all labeled 2020

Mont Ventoux 80 titles of synth-pop en español has sabor on sampling, up to 2021 and only discovered in mid-May'21. Those labeled singles appear to be one track each. 108 in Mar.'23

Morphine 16 titles from 2014-20, several rated highly, electronic & rock? Some exotic names make me wonder about geographic origins.

Multi Culti Lots of EPs labeled as singles proving that one can sound experimental and groovy at the same time. Most unusual. After sampling several, I'm pretty much ready to download the whole catalog. 69 in Mar.'23

Muscut Interesting experimental & electronic Russian label that slipped through the cracks until Jan.'21 likely due to its lack of Cyrillic titles. Merely 18 in total up to 2020, with many bargains. (Already gone Feb.'21...that was a brief window)

NAAFI 33 electronic titles from 2017-21 only discovered in Sept.'21 in a farewell post from eMusers. Short but also inexpensive albums, quality is decidedly a cut above most electronica thanks to worldly elements. Add more on WVAWVA to push up to near 40 by Mar.'23.

Narrominded Kinda pricey, varied catalog seems mostly rock and electronic but by no means all. The math rock and experimental rock that rose to the top is interesting. The very concept of "avant garde" rock music is nice to contemplate. 39 titles from 1998-2019 offer a high percentage worth wishlisting.

Not Applicable Badun leads about 20 interesting looking electronic LPs, 38 in Mar.'23

Off Me Nut I thought I spoke English before sampling this label, with UK electronics galore. 165 & ultimately a bit one-note.

Ojo Música Just happened upon these 25 Latin titles in late Nov. '19 when I found it had the Zoobazar album. A couple from the 1990s and the newest is 2018.

Orion Interesting in the first place for being a Latin-sourced electronica label that's not in the house business. Second for having several 99-cent EPs. Third for Prototipo, a clear standout among what's already above average and distinctive. 25 up to 2022.

Petrol Chips French synth-pop, electronica, hip-hop, and lounge music, though most all of that is categorized as rock or indie/alt. Unpredictable pricing, with lots of new EPs of about 10 minutes going for $6.49. 36 titles from 2003-2019, 81 in Mar.'23. Add the three on Mesh.

Plexus of Infinity With a name like that, they could put out nothing but metronome tones and still be considered pretty far out. As it turns out, their ten or so titles are Polish and run the gamut from free jazz to metal, with world music and experimental droning in between. Mostly from 2019, 24 up to 2022. Bandcamp has lots of its LPs for $3. Add two more on Jazz Series

Potoco Discos What makes this rap en español so impressive, aside from slick production and the MCs' delivery which could be said for any number of labels, is that their backing tracks range from blues to jazz to electronica that could stand on its own as interesting music. 44 titles ending in 2018 all deserve a sampling, 11 more by adding "Digital". Not sure if Nimodo's four titles on Fractualismo are quite good enough to be grouped here, but there they are.

Press Pass Cachorro Grande leads a tiny stable of rock in Portuguese in twelve titles from 2014-18. Add nine by GNR not as interesting but still Portuguese.

Raftonar Ten different Icelandic takes on electronica from 2014-17, each worthwhile. 18 up to 2023.

ROHS! Were all unavailable for a time, but apparently a site hiccup that gives one the came back and now has 70+ experimental electronic/ambient titles. Tape loops mostly, strong Japanese and international presence, lots of 99-cent full length albums from 2019. (Reduced to 1 Sept.'21)

Romeda Many subtly different, unique takes on techno. Subtle in that a prejudiced person might still say it all sounds the same, even though it takes different directions in many styles. Titles and album art are almost as clever. NYP on Bandcamp

Rotters Golf Club Limited selection, but promising electronica. 29 up to 2021.

Sagitta Very well produced pop and rock from Brazil, up to 2018. Marred by unlabeled singles, 25 titles from 2017-18.

Sans Commentaire Just 19 titles in African world music by a small number of artists, but they're all bargain priced and nice quality. At least one from 2020.

Serafin Audio Imprint Enticing electronica from 2016-19, from a single track to a full-length album, all 99 cents or less.

serpent Almost 200 titles ranging from classical, jazz, folk, and Krautrock. Might be worth spending a long time exploring, as many are inexpensive. I think it's another Polish label. Very low-key and abstract as a whole, sometimes a little off kilter, and I'll take my second shot, after not being very impressed w/ my first purchase, on something w/ more diverse instrumentation

Shagrada Medra 77 titles up to 2021 in Latin world music. Often nice cover art, but they're pricey and might just be cheesy. Only found it in Feb.'22. 109 in Mar.'23.

Shango Do an African theme and artwork manage to gussy up these house EPs? Somewhat, yes. Plenty from 2019. (gone Mar.'23 if not far earlier)

Shifting Paradigm Fun, diverse, new jazz, often for only $3/album. Not a lemon in the whole catalog so far, so I really hope it stays. I'm going to go ahead and call it the best jazz coming out of Minneapolis. Reduced to five titles Sept.'21, five in Mar.'23 and they're unavailable when clicking.

The Slow Music Movement A May'21 new release is #2 on the site's bestsellers list, but I'm more interested in the non-folk selections among these just a dozen titles, mostly singles, from no earlier than 2020. 33 in Mar.'23.

Slow Walk 17 world titles with a lot from Africa, including Afrobeat, from 2010-18

Space Dog! About a dozen Japanese random albums.

Springstoff 237 titles and the site's bestseller for May'22 are here in electronic, though I'm always skeptical of deep house. Plagued by unlabeled singles. Up to 2022.

Stolen Body Very promising rock label with some jazz and electronica mixed in. 109 as of Mar.'23, and must buy all the Ouzo Bazooka.

Thin Man Rock music, yes, but synths are usually integral to the sound. There's enough releases of decent quality to play everyone's favorite game of "Find the Polish equivalent of your favorite indie/alt. rock band." I've found some here that approximate Modest Mouse, David Bowie, and Belle & Sebastian. Who knows what you might find in 58 titles up to 2019. A lot of fun to sample

Uncharted Audio Some electronic crosslisted with experimental, so maybe worth prioritizing.

The Valiant Just four EPs, but this is Korean rock we'd never find without eMusic. Add six 2020 titles in pop and hip-hop likely from Korea on WOORIE, Pison Contents (the variations on this only yield one title each).

vietnam Smooth French pop, up to 2019, 15 titles.

Vlek Electronic experimental and lofi French hip-hop are unusual to find together at any time, let alone for 99 cents. One of the newest finds in this section from July'20. 22 titles from 2010-20. I would probably wishlist most of it, as even the stuff labeled as house and techno is interesting. (gone Mar.'23)

VRSSolid rock from alternative to progressive up to 2019, the kind of label that'll keep eMusic vital. 49 up to 2021.

wiaiwya Intriguing and good-sized catalog with several 99-cent single tracks spanning exactly an hour and seventeen minutes, and in multiple genres. An assortment of actual singles complement LPs that look to be at least equally varied.

WW Records Urban electronica of Guy Wampa & Justin Percival, Old Man Diode & Rick Holland is quite interesting. Lots for 99 cents in general electronica also nice in 29 titles from 2010-17.

Youngbloods The Tom Terrien album is top notch, and other stuff in the small stable is quite worthwhile. Still listed but all unavailable Mar.'23.


Reliable Suppliers of Favorites (It's more unusual NOT to like something than to find it enthralling. Some entire catalogs could still be wishlisted, though obviously it makes more sense just to visit these often and use the wishlist for pleasant surprises on labels whose reputations are less sterling.)

Accidental Records Ltd UK electronic, rock and folk rock with 30 titles from the late 1990s to 2014, including well-rated holdovers from !K7 like Herbert. Not a lemon among them. Add City Zen for many albums from Mia Doi Todd.

Acony Highly rated alt-country from Gillian Welch lives here with a couple of other guys in nine titles ending in 2017.

Adx It's rare to find a label with 180+ quality titles these days, rarer still for all of them to be basically the same genre, in this case actual ambient music (i.e. no beats). Some is darker than others, and some could be considered noise or droning, but I wouldn't go farther than the little-used term "illbient" to describe the majority of it. Tons for 99 cents. These will help me get my reading done forever. Apparently related to Ancient Language, so this makes a lot of sense, but unfortunately there's nothing past 2016. Also found some hard trance, so sample first

Alexandre Bak 213 classical titles highly rated.

ANM Media Armenian folk & classical doesn't excel in album art, but there's plenty of quality and variety in these 53 titles up to 2021. I picked up Ensemble Assonance despite only getting 30-second samples. (gone Jan.'22)

Artifice 200+ punk & pop titles up to 2022 only rec'd by the site in May'22. Rather pricey.

Ash Co.Perhaps a sister label to Vinzomusic, these are 31 traditional Middle Eastern albums from 2019 of consistent quality.

Audio Cave A profusion of trios and quintets from the last few years shows promise, and I'd be happy to own most of it. MN jazz more than occasionally looks Polish in 115 at usually quite low prices. Updating in 2020 and with a few from the 1990s, one might say they're an exceptional steal. Far better than the big jazz donors in the wine caves. I picked up Silberman Quartet in part for it being among the least jazzy.

Beacon Sound Electronica, new classical, and ambient drones more consciously experimental and interesting than most. Unfortunately a mere nine titles, from 2014-19.

Big Jo-Ke 83 classical titles, just going on appearance they seem very serious and well rated.

Bost Espacio Creativo Ten albums, and they look jazzy, made by Latin or Hispanic people but just "regular" (not Latin) jazz. Some flamenco too. Fair quality. 2005-19.

Calaverita 38 interesting titles of world, folk, Latin ska-punk & reggae, and rock up to 2020 led by Balkan Paradise Orchestra. Mostly singles.

Caligola Lots of jazz, some of it rated and interesting. The best sellers are $6.49, but there are other options for cheapskates under $3 or $4 if one is willing to click through all three pages. A lot seems Italian, and actual world music, especially African, has a strong presence also among 102 titles from around 2007-18. A vital label for eMusic to make any claim to serve jazz listeners.

Castles in Space A mere 9 titles in electronica for purists from 2022, but they're highly rated and frequent the bestseller list. I bought "People & Industry" & found it enjoyable.

Chillhop Records Beats as laid back as the name implies, and tracks w/ an MC are the exception. 90 in total, ample 2019 releases, though mostly singles and compilations, and everything eschews categories. The tracks are too short to be electronic, I think, so maybe actual hip-hop? I'm not sure where to start downloading, as everything is in a pleasing range of quality. Don't bother w/ Music, Nation, or Addict. It seemed to be gone, but ChillhopGuru's 337 titles seem to do much the same, albeit almost all singles. 110 Euros for the whole shebang on Bandcamp, 65% off I'd consider it.

Circus Produçōes Culturais & Fonográficas Precisely the kind of world music an older person might call "tasteful" in being very pleasant and taking minimal risks. Inoffensive (other than the long, hard-to-type name) but flavorful vocals over acoustic guitars, for the most part over 40+ generally appealing but not pandering titles up to 2019. Labels like this are vital to the sustainability of eMusic, as its releases might appeal to a more casual, non-obsessive listener. 59 in Feb.'22

Clermont African vocal folk, though not w/out electric guitars. Sumrrá is the next best thing to The Bad Plus. 16 fine titles from 2013-18.

ClocktowerClassic or vintage dub from the big names. Add Rootfire Cooperative to boost the seven titles here into significance and 2019 with less reputable reggae from The Movement.

Club del Disco Very odd name for a label with a lot of interesting-looking new jazz. All 477 titles from the turn of the century to 2020 can't be as interesting as the bestsellers, can they? I started exploring w/ Alan Zimmerman's 99-cent "Lago o Laguna". Axel Filip also very nice. Exploded to 727 titles in early 2021, so any help sorting would be much appreciated! 819 in Feb.'22

Cumbancha World music, mainly African, in 65 titles whose high ratings are entirely deserved, IMO. A pair more on each of the variations, plus six by adding "Discovery".

Devi Foundation Another Ustad...Khan and one other vocalist pair in 16 titles whose dates can't be trusted, often spanning over two hours per album. Go subcontinental!

Diffuse Reality No idea if all are techno albums, and they are mostly full LPs, do anything to distinguish themselves other than with album art. 27 titles ending in 2018. Now 152 titles up to 2020, 165 in early 2021, with Ton Mise & FAH as recognizable names. I'll have to give this one a serious sampling. Exploded to 524 titles in Mar.'23

Discos Walden A dozen agreeable rock titles en español from 2013-20, mostly for 99 cents.

Disintegration State They resolutely will not belittle their dronescapes by offering anything but stuff shorter than an EP for 99 cents, and that takes guts. I'd take most anything on here if it were cheaper. eMusic must have heard my request. Many of the 97 titles up to 2021 marked as singles are 99 cents, for excellent ambient/droning value.

Downwards 50 titles of highly rated, experimental electronica and techno, plenty of noise included. 5-star ratings for Regis are an obvious place to start, but I prefer the straight noise of Kerridge or even the out-of-place solo piano of Ann Margaret Hogan. Crosslistings here are especially unreliable. 2012-20.

Dutty Artz Atropolis leads a stable of world and electronic stuff, mostly singles. There are several variations on the name that only add one title each.

Eglo Home to several singles by Floating Points, there's never been a better time to get to know the other artists on this UK label, with many leaning towards R&B in 39 titles (the majority of which are rated...and highly) from 2010-18. Gotta snap up the 99 cent singles at least. Also, treat the seven titles on Lima Limo as a bridge between Eglo and Accidental Records.

Eremite I was fairly sure that there were no Joshua Abrams albums on the site for a while, so I'd appreciate knowing if this is an ultra-rare case of a label returning to eMusic after being "away for a while". 20 rather pricey jazz albums from the end of the 20th century to 2019 (gone Mar.'23)

Excelsior Melodies 12 titles split between Mercury Rev and Harmony Rockets with the last from 2016

Fang Bomb Sample these first and know that they alternate between dronescapes and other experimentation in a mere nine titles from 2009-19. Pretty interesting, often not pretty at all, and pretty expensive. Add several more experimental titles on incunabulum up to 2020

Flexidisc Pair the seven here with the 11 on MBM (which I said I'd exclude) for a sizable chunk of Meat Beat Manifesto's discography. He also appears by his own name, which meets the technical requirement for label significance. Oddly, adding a / at the end yields two different groups of albums for the dude.

Focused Silence I will say that there is good and bad droning out there, and this is quite good. You will pay dearly for it compared to other labels, though. Some ambience and some experimentation too. 59 titles with many from 2019.

For Tune Looks like a jazz label, and a pretty forward looking one. 107 titles from 2013-17 from the likes of Matthew Shipp and several trios and quartets.

Good News Boppers Serious jungle and drum & bass I missed for my April 2020 list, unfortunately. 50+ titles from 2012-2015, uniformly two-track EPs with few exceptions, so good for one's last 49 cents. Add Mauoq for six more, NBE Records & 2C-Broadcast for a couple nice but pricey albums by RK9

Good Time A whopping 334 titles by famous jazz people, regularly featured on the bestsellers. Too old for my liking, but certainly essential for serious jazz fans.

Granvat Jazz, world, and experimental, home to A Pudding oO, one of my favorite finds in recent years. Tiny catalog has slowly grown to 20 in Feb.'22, with much in the way of calming folk or quasi-jazz experimentation

Humble Soul The Miserable Rich, Vena Portae, and Aidan Smith are quite British. Ever so, at least until 2015.

Imim Vision The cool alphabet looks like something from an Ethiopian restaurant menu, so I'll guess that's where this cool-sounding stuff is from. Just seven titles from 2014-16. Add three from Chichung Vision for a female vocalist, Kajal Craft & Vision for a nice moustache.

Inspired Studios 262 highly rated classical music titles.

kaico One of the more interesting finds of late 2020, these are mostly labeled new age but span general electronica and are mostly from Japan by the looks of them. A mere 19 often inexpensive titles from 2013-18, but all worth sampling individually to find which approximation of Nobukazu Takemura best fits your needs. Fryadlus is a hypermelodic holdover from Darla. Add 10 singles by sanpudo

Kairos Serious new classical with an influx of 2020 releases has grown to 183 titles

LEITER Verlag GmbH & Co. KG A mighty unwieldy name for ten titles including bestselling new classical from Nils Frahm, broadwaved electronica from nonkeen, 2016-2021. I'll be surprised if this one survives long, but it's up to 26 titles in June'22, insulated by very high prices ($3.49 for an EP?!)...but that might mean I only buy on booster discounts that could scare the label away.

Les Disques du 7eme CielSeveral 2019 releases of rock, folk, and the like. Goodbye Ivan was fine. In Gowan Ring recommended prog folk. 19 titles from 2007-19 are far less French than the name suggests. Tried a sampler from Bandcamp and was gravely disappointed, so it's surprising the selection is better here.

Loumi Small selection of twelve albums from 2017-20. jazz and non-English rap over jazz

Love Love Records Electronic with a few surprises thrown in among 39 titles from 2013-20. Fans of Aphex Twin need to branch out to Rognvald and Beatwife. Add nine more on Cock Rock Disco.

Love Thy Neighbour Bargain prices and albums carried away by crosslistings. TEEFF is among my favorite R&B I've heard in a long time, and the other 99-cent EPs are even more interesting for being in genres I actually enjoy. I wish there were more than the 16 here from 2012-18

Line Never understood the Basinski fans, but maybe a label full of his acolytes can change my mind. Ambient from 2002 or so up to 2019 in 105 titles that aren't cheap.

Liquidator Music Knowing nothing about reggae/dub/ska, this looks interesting. 34 titles all much older than mendacious dates suggest.

lofi GVNGCombine this with the related and clearly Polish label Wojciech Ignatowski for some interesting singles from 2019 in electronic and instrumental hip-hop that dance around trash comps. Add seven hip-hop albums on Jazz Plastik as well.

Mindwaves Very small selection, but a few IDM bargains worth sampling. I found the noises Senko makes intriguing. A Badun EP is well worth $2.

Movie of the Week Merely 13 titles split among three artists, I need to try the rock going on here, especially the bestselling Gentlemen album from 2020

Nagel HeyerI usually assume that "labels" that are a first and last name are just an excuse for a single album by some dude or lady who wants to pretend to be signed to a record contract, but that assumption is waaay off here. Almost 300 releases of vintage jazz and soulful stuff here. Apparently much of it is not actually on the label, while much of what actually is isn't available, so there might well be something fishy going on. Release dates clearly can't be trusted; it all looks 20th-century.

Naim Jazz, including the acclaimed Yazz Ahmed, and classical as far as the ear can hear. 57 titles from the 1990s to 2017.

NIBIUS Serious classical music from 2017-19 in ten titles.

Olive Noire Experimental electronic music that varies in the extent it resembles music in 17 titles from 2019-20, inexpensive, w/ most for just $3. Reduced to two in Sept.'21

Ostinato Records LLC Leaving off the "LLC" only yields a few of the usual singles, but add it and you'll find about a dozen well-rated African and Middle Eastern albums from the 20th century. Their actual vintage is unknown, but release dates up to 2020 are clearly off by several decades.

Paladino For no apparent or good reason, the classical music I own is almost all on vinyl, very little even on CD, and almost none in mp3 format. These 99 titles almost all from 2020 are quite highly and thoroughly rated and would be a good place to start if I wanted to change that. Some new classical is mixed in. Quite expensive and serious, with runtimes generally well over an hour per album.

panai Alejandro Franov is joined here by world and experimental titles that have all been intriguing so far. A random Estonian folk album from 1969 thrown in among 15 titles up to 2019. Otherwise mostly Latin.

Personal Escape About half are labeled as industrial, but all seven of these titles from 2016-17 are basically ambient with mild experimentation. For actual industrial and crossing the threshold of significance, add the eight on Jnana led by Nurse With Wound titles

Plastique Slightly off-disco R&B electronica in merely nine titles with the two full-length titles, including one from 2023, five-starred.

Primordial Void Experimental electronic in 27 titles up to 2022 with A LOT of variety, only found in Mar.'23. Sample each w/ an open mind. Singles tend to be either a single track or an expensive EP rather than bargains.

Rivbea From the jazz great's wife's collaborative label. 22 titles whose dates aren't to be trusted.

Rootsound Add the Eskorzo LP on Venga to make this significant. An LP for Los 300 rounds out these singles split between the two interesting Latin bands.

Quente A dozen interesting titles, especially Bel's take on rock, mostly 2 or 3 tracks and thereby inexpensive, up to 2020.

Several Records If several means 70+, then it fits. World Hispanic and Middle Eastern folk. Unusual, very old instruments abound. Lots more in classical on the four or so variations w/ "S.L." added to the end of the name

Shinkansen Recordings Home of Trembling Blue Stars and a Field Mice compilation. 25 in total from the late 20th century to 2016 in tasteful rock.

Shimmering Moods Far less woo woo than its name suggests but definitely on the ambient side with ample droning. Many claim to be avant garde/experimental, and I will sustain it. 11 titles from 2015-17. Add Mikael Sapin to double the total with similar ambience leaning toward new age. Totally different sound but similar spirituality going on with Fay Brotherhood. Add the fairly interesting new age piano and overwrought electronica of Dirgni. 242 more by Michiru Aoyama on bullflat3.8

Shinkoyo Some rock and other fairly conventional stuff mixed in with what mostly sounds experimental. Unfortunately, their pricing scheme does not entice. Three albums I didn't recognize by Skeletons / must be snapped up ASAP. Reduced to 3 titles Mar.'23, so I can get those ones since I wanted to be sure I wasn't stiffing people I know personally.

sjrecords A mere five titles in jazz, but all from 2019 and mostly very interesting. Add seven mostly in jazz on Twitin, 2018-19. Add four diverse, pricey titles in post-rock and hip-hop on Remember You Are Dreaming

Skirl Crosslisted Jazz that looks and sounds interesting, though nothing since 2015 and often pricey. The one w/ Trevor Dunn is pretty polarizing, and I went with the Endangered Blood album as my first foray. 28 titles, kinda odd that several rated albums have multiple reviewers. Actually seems extremely consistent on sampling...maybe one can't miss?

Small Pond Calico and Natalie Evans albums are most interesting, and there's much else that entices. Physics House Band are excellent, and I also like Inwards for its electronic contributions. 39 titles up to 2019. Their Bandcamp subscription is tempting.

Sounddict Often sparse Polish synth-pop and folk pop is pretty well produced on a mere 11 titles from 2015-17, reduced to 5 in Feb.'22. Add three diversely interesting ones on Subsuburban even if they're not Polish. Majlo may have studied Bon Iver a little too carefully. Bazeev can add 28 more.

SPEKK Ambient/instrumental/new age and a little else, featuring Taylor Deupree or Japanese artists more often than not. Some very long tracks and high ratings in 29 titles from 2004-19. It's interesting to see which single-track albums are $6.49 and which are 99 cents and explain the difference in quality. Most albums are categorized differently, but I'd definitely say these are all variations on same style of ambient drones.

Sports Day About a dozen indie rock albums from 2016-18. 99 centers abound, whether EP or LP.

Stroom European electronic soundscapes and new wave w/ a highly spiritual, ethereal bent to it, often incorporating chanting or explicitly Himalayan elements. Inexpensive LPs from 2017-20, 66 titles. Multiple reviewers call it "interesting."

Sublime Frequencies World guitars and similarly derived instruments, mainly from dry places? Inexpensive and high quality in 42 titles from 2007-18.

Superstar Destroyer About a dozen alternative/indie titles show the problem w/ that too general category. These are mostly very good albums at a low price with limbs in prog-, post-, math-rock bordering at times on metal. All worth sampling to appreciate the diversity of rock from 2012-18.

Superstore Nine folk & pop titles highly rated up to 2022.

Sześcian Experimental free jazz and new classical all from 2014. 11 titles only show up if you add the right diacritical marks, unfortunately. Add six more quite nice albums up to 2020 on Bright Shiny Things

Tagua Tagua Some pairings of individual artists trying to be their own label are awkward, but I think the synth rock from them fits well with that of País Violento to make a significant pair.

Tak För Igår Swedish synth-pop and rock are always welcome. Just one EP among ten titles ending in 2016, though. Add the five by Modern Family Unit on Gas Records.

Tango Heritage A downright historical and apparently serious label of exactly what the title says, a whopping 162 in total, mostly from the mid-20th century.

TehRap Got lucky searching for Tehran, and it opened up a lot of possibilities in Iranian rap, in Farsi, I presume. 15 titles from 2015-18

Trestle Only found in Jan.'21 these 28 albums almost all listed as ambient/instrumental but actually containing quite a lot of variety. Experimental electronic on the whole but in no way opposed to guitars as on "Disquiet" by Noon or the pricey "House Sounds" by Morviscous. Well worth exploring, declared to be fully instrumental and coming out of London. Don't trust the genre labels, and I did hear some vocals (spoken rather than sung) on the more post-rock one by Ross Downes

Tummy Touch They've got a number of above average electronic albums, though I haven't dived deeply into the tummy's navel. 115 rather pricey electronic titles dating back to the late 20th century

Unknown Capability Five albums celebrating the East German Olympic team? Kosmischer Laufer is in touch with the cosmos all right, but throw in the four from MOG in 2019 on Strange But True Crew to be significant in number and at least two artists.

VIDLIK Just goes to show that you can make pop music (not pop rock but TOP40 attempting pop) and still be doomed to obscurity. Onuka is a new favorite here

White Paddy Mountain Japanese New Age can only be approached with extreme prejudice, despite high ratings. A fine place to contemplate the subtle differences between ambient and new age in 73 titles up to 2019

WordSound Recordings Electronica from the 1990s to mostly the early 21st century. Urban experimentation with much rated. Leon Lamont is my favorite.

WPM Co. Where does one go these days when one feels that need for very serious traditional Iranian music? Fancy you should ask! Try these ten titles, all claiming to be from 2019.

Zelo Brazilian world rock & pop in 19 titles from 2020-1. I started w/ Mulungu, enjoyed it's experimental edge a lot, and will have to explore each individually.

030303 It puzzles me why one would want to name a whole record label something nondescript and difficult to remember, but the small selection of IDM here is top notch. The Global Goon album is mighty fine. Add seven on Suction.


Honorable Mention with More than Occasional Duds (I'll probably not pay more than $1 for something I've never heard of on these. Been burned.)

a simple lunch New classical, jazz, and experimental from 2018-19. Inexpensive and quite interesting, but unfortunately only six titles. Add Zen Factory for three more not far off.

Aamizeh They were determined to get their Iranian rap to the top...of the alphabet at least. Add "group" to the name for three more titles and cross the line of significance, 11 titles in total from 2013-2018.

aCentro Folque Jazz and world in just nine titles from 2014-20. I like both the Empa albums. Add the lone LP on Amsterdam Beyond

Aesop Well produced pop over electronica, would be top tier for the abundance of 99-cent EPs among just 20 titles from 2012-18, but they're all pretty short or actual singles.

All City Dublin Hip-hop beats in very short "electronic" tracks only occasionally coming with their own MCs. 62 titles ending in 2017. Add Pigeon John's upbeat titles on The Telephone Company

All the Madmen Very British when they sing over rock, but Blue Midnight is something else entirely. Twelve titles from 2013-2018.

Alrealon Definitely some experimentation going on with their LPs, so can't just file it under electronic. 50 titles from 2009-17 with scattered bargains.

Akuphone Fifteen world releases of unknown origin and pedigree, with some bargains. I claim that the Ko Shin Moon album is the best electronic album remaining on eMusic. Add the LP by John Falsetto & Mohamed Sarrar

AmpliCriativa Pop and rock in Portuguese, pretty well produced with several worthwhile 99-cent EPs. 2016-2020

Armando Teixeira 11 unusually funky titles in Latin electronic, pop, metal, tango, lounge from the 1990s to 2018. In Portuguese.

Arrhythmia Stunted catalog of twelve mostly Latin-sourced electronica singles up to 2018, would be higher ranked if there were more. Worthwhile to explore quickly.

Arsivplak I'm afraid to shatter the mystique of this one, emblematic of how difficult it can be to separate awesome obscure gems from horrible cheesy crap. Turkish electronic and assorted intrigue with titles like "Turkish Moog Edits". 98 titles updating in 2020 somehow. I tried "Psychedelic Oyun Havalari" and must go back for more some time.

ART:ERY Still finding new labels in Oct.'19, this one actually came up on the site as a suggestion. Mostly singles. Interesting pop music toes the waters of world and hip-hop in 40+ titles from 2014-18. Jel seems nice but annoyingly mostly singles. Add /Shir for 59 more mostly unlabeled singles

Audio Aashram As one might expect, a lot of Indian electronica. 31 titles from 2008-17. I'm finding a lot more of interest recently, from guitar jazz (Syncopation) to hard trance (Shiva Central) to the five-star rated albums. Inexpensive.

AUM Fidelity Recognizable names in jazz like Eri Yamamoto with plenty of ratings make for relatively easy pickings. 104 titles up to 2019.

Baby Blue These ten titles might not deserve to be here, but they're so expensive I might never put them to the test. Female-fronted folk rock of You're Sister sounds nice, and the Miserable chillers "Other" categorization stands up to sampling scrutiny

Bahadirhan Koçer Turkish composer of new classical, world, and electronic music with 24 interesting titles up to 2019. To follow the rules, I'll saddle him with the seven tech house singles on Qongo Records, which pale in comparison. Also see the 49 electronic titles by Yuni Wa on DIVINITY SOUND LLC, most interesting when he incorporates jazz elements (mostly gone Jan.'22).

Balaio Very small jazz catalog of seven titles plus one more by adding Producciones. I'll take Edurne Arizu, Carlos Sarduy, and Carola Ortiz's vocal jazz and leave the rest.

Bakery Allstars Swedish pop and rock in eight titles from 2015-2017. Add the four from Sväva for more pop bliss and significance.

BAKK Hard to imagine more interesting experimental electronica for 99 cents than what's on the Plafond series here, but some of these 18 titles up to 2020 don't distinguish themselves much, IMO.

Balaclava Brazilian rock, mostly soft, mostly but not all singles (about 1/4 are EPs for under $2 labeled as singles if you want to click through) in 30 titles, almost all from 2019. 83 up to 2020. Walfredo em Busca... is excellent soft rock, and I've bought a few more also, meriting a tier upgrade in Feb.'22, with 113 titles.

Balkanbeats Turning Balkan orkestars into electronica is a dubious improvement, but these ten titles from 2016-18 are interesting and varied, though possibly anti-Semitic on Marina Frenk's "Jewish Question."

Barbés Records Hispanic with some French mixed in, mixing folk and pop. Not to mention trash comps. Won't show up in a search w/out the accent mark or "Records" at the end. Leads w/ an expensive jazz album. Lots is rated (did NOT expect Slavic Soul Party to have 17 ratings) and may not actually be limited geographically at all.

Beach Hut Lively rock in a mere ten titles from 2010-12. Add seven on Happy Prince from 2005-19, where I should like the Japanese general toeing of dream pop and shoegaze waters more than I do on sampling.

Beast Discos Rock en espanol and probably some worthwhile stuff among 170 (now 180) titles up to 2019. Pop someone w/ taste might call "tasteful." The singles are one-track, relatively expensive. 244 in Jan.'22

Bit-Phalanx African-tinged electronica can be done lazily for novelty on house music and other styles, but several of these actually get into real experimentation. Every artist's full album is worth exploring here, the best find of my search in July'22. 22 titles in total, up to 2022. Add three more on DPSR for the most experimental.

Blancmange Lounge British, self-described "music collective" has 19 very listenable singles, EPs and at least one lp from 2017-19. Not quite as soft as lounge music, but it's a stretch to call them rock either. A simple formula works for most of them.

Blank Editions Most genres from punk to synth-pop to jazz are covered in about 20 interesting and inexpensive LPs all from 2017. Many have playback errors, unfortunately. Add four related on Where to Now.

BluesMind Two Japanese artists by the name of Ito make different styles of electronica. One has many food-titled 10-minute dronescapes and the other a pair of dub LPs.

Bordello A Parigi Who'da thunk this would have Italian pop? Specifically synthy, new wave I should have included on a recent list. Most labeled as singles w/ real album art are inexpensive EPs. 92 titles (105 in Jan.'22) right up some people's alleys, from 2017-20 but definitely longing for the 1980s

Calle 54 Jazz, apparently Latin. 14 titles w/ a few five-starred, all from 2014 but a couple. Soft and kinda pricey. In Aug.'21 up to 19 titles but adding a few from before rather than after 2014.

Свет и Тени I'm generally against these kinds of comparisons, but I'll go ahead and try calling this the Sub Pop of Russia. Mostly a Russian punk label, thus not a high priority to explore, but there's a lot of other synth-pop with attitude (Crossparty), goth, alt. rock, and hip-hop (Tonny) that's more interesting to me. Women seem to feature more prominently here than the average Russian label also. I don't think Putin's a fan, and that itself is worth supporting. Great selection among 132 titles, mostly from 2019. 370 titles in Jan.'22. Apparently the label doesn't come up unless you type in Russian, so here's the link:

Clay Pipe folk and electronic? Just a dozen albums from 2015-20. Add the six on Joe Hill Music LLC

Clone Aqualung Ten releases of electronic stuff recently recommended. I sense British electro. Up to 2019 and mostly inexpensive

Collective Resonance 30 quite diverse titles in IDM and other experimentation (jazz?) from 2013-19. A good place to go looking for 2-track singles for 49 cents when you're down to your last dimes.

Copa A little more than a dozen rock and pop albums, some rated, from 2007-18. What's the language? Welsh, I think. Pleasant, for the most part.

Cosmic Bridge Reecords Mostly EPs, some drum & bass, dubstep, experimental. 24 titles from 2011-18. I liked Neuropol fine, and Om Unit appears well regarded.

Deaf Ambitions Alt. rock from Australia is nice if not spectacular in 20 titles from 2013-2017, but don't go looking for bargain EPs. Add five more on Struggletown.

Delsin Presence of John Beltran makes me think techno albums are more accurately described than experimental/other ones. B12 is an interesting case spanning techno and IDM from waaay back in the early 90s. Ratings show a lot of love, and I know someone posts about liking this label on Reddit, too. 99-cent EPs show promise, but I'm clearly not a big fan.

Dement3d 20 experimental electronic titles not always droning, though it is an option if you like. 2012-19. The duds are just techno. Add five on Killer's Car

Detelefunk Not nearly enough to make one not miss Carl Craig's Planet e, but Detroit Grand Pubahs and one other artist in Detroit techno are just barely significant in 11 titles from the first decade of this century.

Devil in the Woods 38 titles up to 2021 with rare examples of rock EPs for 99 cents, annoyingly some unlabeled singles too. Many albums w/ tracks on the longer side suggest unlabeled post-rock en español

Dham Rockas 700 titles mostly in Drum & Bass, trip-hop, and dub with some techno and hip-hop mixed in. Indian flavor is prevalent. Lots of 2019 singles and a few LPs are scattered. Now ballooned to 1021 titles up to 2020. Far too many to browse at leisure, but the electronic sounds are varied enough to have something worthwhile for most listeners, perhaps?

Dischetti Pair the harder instrumental rock of Into My Plastic Bones and others labeled as industrial with the interesting pop rock on Technicolor Dischi for significant numbers from 2016-18. Román Musica has two instrumental jazz/funk/blues albums worth adding too. Jouska apparently makes instrumental rock, and it's fairly interesting

Discos de Kirlian Latin synth rock and generally atmospheric softer rock. On sampling, nothing offends, and it's a notch more interesting than average rock en español. Kinda pricey, though. Up to 2019.

Discos de la Bahia Small selection of Latin rock, inexpensive but not as cheap as many. Kinda mellow, especially the 5-star rated Hacia dos Veranos. Middling quality otherwise, 13 titles, 2007-18

Discos del Saladillo Some interesting album art, but I can't vouch for the music. 18 from 2013-19, kinda pricey. I hate to break up a party of people raving about Cromattista, but NYP on Bandcamp must be explored for these titles first! Reduced to four in May'21

DISORDER The inclusion of Chinese stalwart darlings Hedgehog unexpectedly elevates these 18 punk EPs to a higher tier. 2013-17.

Dub Store The name rather says it all. Classic stuff from the 1960s and 70s mislabled as 21st century across the board in 307 titles. The two-track singles actuall contain b-sides of 45s. Many, many paired labels you can add if this isn't enough.

Dvarim e crew Israeli hip-hop definitely has its own aesthetic here on 25 titles up to 2019.

Emotion Swedish label providing quality synthpop, often with female vocalists, much rated. 40 titles ending in 2017 and little if anything actually in Swedish

Eureka Pleasant folk pop and blues possibly from Argentina either en español or with a strong accent that may just be affectation. Ten titles from 2008-16. Add three, with one sounding like a Spanish version of The Residents, on Llea llea

Eves A small group of OK IDM

FAK Latin-sourced rock and folk, goes back into the 90s from the 2000s. 72 titles in world fusion, including klezmer, jazz, and progressive rock up to 2019.

FANCYMUSIC Russian classical, jazz, and electronic look seriously fancy indeed, though only 20 titles remain from 2013-14. Bandcamp actually undersells w/ $2 LPs.

Falth Production 14 2019 EP singles from somewhere Nordic by electricfield with an interesting, distorted take on synth-pop, as well as one metal LP randomly thrown in.

Faro Discos Above average rock, pop rock, and punk en español in 41 titles up to 2020, though only a handful of artists and usually not cheap. Include five more by Mundaka on Anti-Rudo.

Firecracker Someone was pretty generous with the 5-star ratings, but this electronica, techno and house music is at least distinctive. 20 titles from 2010-19

FireScope One of the labels that shows up when browsing for IDM, I'll have to give this one's twelve titles from 2016-19 a thorough inspection, including whether B12 is the old hand from 1990s Warp.

Fluir 55 Latin titles ranging from jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and world to rather unimpressive rock up to 2021 and only found in Aug.'21. Worth exploring, as I wishlisted the top sellers.

FOL Musica Perfectly satisfactory Latin folk music. Doesn't sound especially exotic in a world music way. Large catalog of 88 up to 2018.

FolkEurópa Kiadó The style's right there in the name, might be Hungarian, and it'd been a very long time since I wishlisted any folk honor going to Fianna, and sampling based on album art promises many more. 84 diverse and high quality titles to explore.

Free Love Digi A reminder not to dismiss labels whose album art is samey. Some interesting drum & bass to be had here, 56 titles up to 2019.

Fremdtunes Electronic, with higher than usual LP/single ratio and a few rated. The Kelpe EP rated 5-stars must have among the most similar titles and artists of any on the site. 34 titles from 2010-19 start out w/ acid jazz. I'm somewhat impressed.

GeniusCorp French pop, rap, and at least one instrumental rock EP generally sound pretty nice, but overall quite expensive. 40 titles from 2017-20

Gimac Music Prod Fairly well produced and harmless African music. Only 13 titles, all from 2018. Buy one or it's the prod for you!

Gorgon Reputable, classic dub. Add the seven on Hudson VanDam.

Gwymon If you trust the ratings, this is the best source of folk music in English and Welsh. I prefer when it skews toward pop for once. 19 titles from 2007-16. Add 11 by Mike Vass

hafendisko House music EPs with nicer album covers. This was long condemned to the lowest tier w/out much sampling. I should have judged from the covers (and Nordic names from high-tier hfn) that there's more quality, melody, and variety here than average. I've since wishlised quite a lot of these 37 titles up to 2017. I have no idea if "best deep house label on eMusic" is a desirable distinction or not.

Headcount Mostly pretty varied electronica with some urban elements but the first album is iffy rock. 40 titles up to 2019

Hero Rhymes with Zero18 titles with LPs and singles from about four alt. rock bands who are catchy in their own ways far more clever than their label name. Up to 2019.

Highspeedart Some brief electronica and the rest is experimental and prog rock. Pretty interesting 12 titles with the last in 2018.

Holy Smokes While I don't like the highly rated blues and folk music here in merely a dozen titles, I recognize its importance to keeping eMusic diversified.

Illicit Recordings Deadly Avenger shows up here and on other labels, so the others allure by association.

Inbetweens A couple of vintage proto-punk and garage rock acts open it up and is followed by a lot of classic rock kinda stuff that's pretty rare on the site these days. I've never heard of any of it and probably wouldn't like it, but someone went on a 4- and 5-star rating spree. 59 titles ending ostensibly in 2018 but possibly much earlier. Add three by Geisterfahrer

Independiente Music Not sure if it's the overflow from Independiente, but their catalog of 80 up to 2019 seems a bit more consistent in quality for Latin pop, rock, and world music. Plenty of nonsense, too. 105 in Jan.'22

The Indian Runners A mere 15 titles of folk, blues, punk, etc. from somewhere that mixes Romance languages. I'm not sure how much I like any of them, but each is at least mildly interesting. Inconsistently priced from 2017-20. 47 in July'22, and I wishlisted Perpetu for its instrumental unpredictability. Add seven general rock up to 2021 on Lofish

Inner Ocean 151 titles are a lot to explore, and it's worthwhile. Newly found in Sept.'21 and would be in the top tier if the first stab at sampling had resulted in any must-haves. There's a bit too much insubstantial electronica, EPs and albums of songs that are only 1-2 minutes. But there's also some decent jazz (some mislabeled as such), hip-hop, and likely much of it is intended as beats for MCs to rap over. Several Japanese names are where I'd start, though they're also the most expensive examples. Nice album art kinda falsely advertises sonic diversity.

INVDRS Among the highest quality electronic beats and hip-hop en español I've found on the site. Mostly singles and five compilations, 22 titles in total from 2017-20.

Invisible Inc. On sampling, the electronica isn't quite interesting enough to be a high priority label, but there are bargains and highlights for sure. Someone really loves Sordid Sound System, but I don't hear the five-starredness. 29 titles up to 2020, abundandly for 99 cents.

Ionoff Music The Mother Russialode, 268 titles updating in 2020. Actually looks pretty cool, but it'd take ages to sort through. Mostly rock but not as cool or varied as my favorite. Shoegazers & goth fans might find more to enjoy. Most singles are just one track, and albums may be had for under $3 or $4. Given a full day to sample, I expect I'd find several to wishlist.

Jah Life39 titles in dub and reggae from the likes of Scientist, ending in 2017 but possibly much earlier.

The John Colby Sect Pretty unlikely name for this collection of organ-heavy rock en español and Portuguese in 31 titles up to 2020.

Ketama Losing Kompakt doesn't mean losing The Orb entirely, as there's a 3-disc mix on here. A few other electronic albums too, generally downtempo and though I despise the term, "chill out". Some names suggest an E.European source. 26 titles from 2011-17, female vocals pop up pretty regularly

Light of Other Days Merely 11 electronic EPs from 2018-20, but they're all 99 cents and a cut above the usual representatives of house and techno. Slow tempo and vocals help.

Little Struggling Ant The underdog angle fits them, despite an unwieldy name, but we'll have to see if their techno holds up to scrutiny. In fact, Glowpeople makes some nice dub that's barely electronic. 31 titles from 2015-18 offer room to find more happy surprises and help the ant achieve lofty goals.

Log Lady Coming out of the SF Bay area, there's a different aesthetic here for sure, with a darker dramatic edge to electronic and rock titles up to 2019 with Psychotic Beats and others a bargain at 99 cents.

Luup These 61 titles could occupy an entire list of unpopular, obscure pop music. Tastefully produced and relatively restrained, tending toward electronic R&B. Those labeled singles appear to be one track each, but those not labeled as such are either 99-cent EPs or LPs often under $4. Female vocalists feature prominently, some en español. Worth exploring.

M Records These 30 titles from the early 1990s to about 2013 appear to be mostly dub, and of high quality, with many rated.

M-PlantNotable minimal techno, as the great originator Robert Hood lives here among 31 titles from 2009-19.

Maeg Music UK electropop, techno, some IDM EPs. 30 titles up to 2019.

Mains Spike A dozen somewhat promising titles in UK prog rock (w/ some metal thrown in) from 2018-20

MARS RecordsNo other Russian label I've found can claim as much diversity and consistent quality, and it doesn't hurt that the catalog is a more manageable 20+ rather than 200+ (and still up to 2019). If you want to hear music that's distinctly Russian in familiar genres like instrumental rock, folk rock, jazz, or electronica, I'd strongly suggest starting here. Others may sound Russian only b/c they sing in Russian to generic or bland accompaniment; here it's deep in the music.

Matraca Latin-sourced electronica with bargains interspersed in a midsized catalog of 59 2013-2020 releases. Useful to show that even subgenres like Drum & Bass can have their own alternative versions.

Melody As Truth 17 totally harmless electronic albums by Suzanne Kraft and Jonny Nash up to 2020. 23 in 2021. Add nine more on Young Adults Recordings.

Mesa I was skeptical due to house & techno prevalence in Jan.'21 but won over inevitably by the 99-cent EPs.

Microscopi I'm not sure of the languages here, but the variety of music in 100+ titles up to 2019 makes this well worth exploring. I prefer the ones that veer away from rock myself, but perhaps you're the opposite? When this label misses, it misses badly, as on some of its 99 cent EPs. Now 211 titles in 2021, and upgraded a tier thanks to new jazz. 256 in Jan.'22

Mille Plateaux Inexpensive experimental electronic music up to 2021, each in great need of sampling to have the slightest clue about what you'll hear. Just a dozen titles. (all but gone early 2021)

Modern Obscure 17 electronic albums w/ a limited number of artists. Without sampling I'll give the label the benefit of the doubt b/c its titles are very expensive.

Mole Listening PearlsQuite large electronic catalog with high ratings. Accessibly poppy and upbeat. 173 titles from the turn of the century to 2019. 186 in Sept.'21, and I haven't seen fit to buy anything yet...maybe a little too smooth in its downtempo and too broad in its pop.

MonochromeAptly named for the covers, a few drum & bass full lengths and lotsa EP singles, a little pricier and more deliberately paced than its peers. 30 titles from 2012-18

Morning Ritual Four nice albums of not-so-poppy synth-pop and one rock LP (gone Jan.'22) can be paired with the nice but pricey organic electronica EPs on Galapagos Records to sound nicer than they are significant as labels. Go ahead and add the four EPs on Flower of Life, too, though some are a little dancier.

Music for Heroes Pretty random rock and blues EPs. A lot of people like Ghost Faeries, and the female-fronted Healyum and Dolls aren't bad mid-tempo rock for 99 cents

Music in My Soul Portugal Pop, hip-hop, and some other stuff from who knows where. Quite a variety, and it's mostly not bad, showing careful production. 34 titles from 2015-17

Musiche Furlane Fuarte A highly varied, inexpensive catalog from various locales in Europe sound very European in their rock and freak folk. Some pretty far out experimentation going on, too. 38 titles worth exploring in full, all claiming to be from 2018 and thereby obviously not trustworthy. After several attempts at sampling, I'm still too perplexed to buy anything.

Nasjon Properties Among 25 titles, several famous old blues guys but trash comps will lower the value of their real estate.

NATURE BLISS The electronica of Alejandro Franov together at last with Japanese jazz

Nice Music 30 titles from 2017-19 wearing cassette pride on their liners. Not all of this is recognizable as music. Mostly electronic, at least one has vocals, but definitely on the experimental side of things makes sampling all the more necessary. Australian.

The North Quarter There's certainly no lack of quantity in drum & bass on eMusic, but it can be hard to find labels with full-length, well produced albums. Vocalists also keep songs fresh and varied, making all 58 of these titles worth exploring, up to 2021 and sounding like the style never went out of style. Add nine more often crosslisted on Footnotes.

NOTON I find Alva Noto to be a poor man's Byetone, but not bad at all. I've received very articulate pushback on this position from a leading contributor, and I'll say the Japanese vending machine music video was innovative and entertaining. 45 titles ending in 2019, frequently paired w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto.

NPRS Pleasant synth-pop from Africans who successfully avoid getting cheesy. Almost 200 titles up to 2019. Much is Christian but rarely overtly unless you understand the lyrics, I presume. Jazz with uninspiring album art and only one rated album of one star. One has to think it can't be THAT bad. Allison Miller joins a 2020 release, among 17 in total.

Otodayo Tha Trickaz & CloZee dominate these 16 titles from 2009-19. Reduced to 10 in Feb.'22, and much is NYP on Bandcamp, a better option.

Pataca Discos A smaller, less adventurous cousin of Potoco, perhaps? Most lyrics seem to be in English, others in Portugese, and the fare is light synth-rock on the poppy side. The bestseller Bruno Pernadas has a unique throwback to loungey 60s pop jazz with prog-rock-length songs worth hearing. Not super cheap but often under $4 for an LP, 22 titles in Feb.'22.

Painted Word Eleven consistent releases including a Roger Eno single, all from 2018-19. 15 in Feb.'22 but little of significance added.

Pelak Light rap in an unknown language, probably Farsi, only a few artists in 19 releases 2011-2017

Pinecone Moonshine Picked up some fine drum & bass here.

Plop Home to one of my favorite ambient albums by The World on Higher Downs, I expect more from the well rated 14 titles from 2005-18. Rod Modell of Detroit is apparently the biggest name. Rather pricey & often Japanese, much labeled electronic sounds closer to post-rock. Add five long tracks by GHOSTBEEF on Quiet Time, 99 cents each.

Power Vacuum 20 titles in IDM and downtempo electronica from 2012-19, including a nice Cylob EP and Duran Duran Duran. The singles are actually EPs and are generally 99 cents. Add four more on Fusion Diagnostics, six more on Super Hexagon.

Premier Records Africa You'll never guess where the artists are from. Mostly singles, but there must be something worthwhile in 300 titles definitely not from 2018 as claimed. Lots is rated highly, and I don't disagree strongly. Premier Records adds nine more with no apparent geographic divergence.

Pressure Sounds Fine dub & reggae reissues and possibly even some new stuff.

Provenance Some of it claims to be pop; I believe the electronic/experimental ones. Interesting, at least. The first Aphir album is awesome; the second was a letdown but still worth a listen. 21 titles up to 2019, possibly Australian.

PschentFrench synth pop, house, and disco, deliberately cheesy and smarmy. Just over 50 titles ending in 2011, then add "Music" for a whopping 147 more, with many highly rated. Add Stéphanie Cadel et La Caravane for a few more.

Pseudonym Rock from the 1960s-1970s is getting harder to find, but there's 28 titles here I'd never heard of to explore, if that's your bag. Some psych/prog, world, and folk mixed in, too.

Pussyfoot Howie B and a lot of other smaller names making plenty of electronic and world music to like in 28 titles from 2018-19. KDN & other top sellers are quite nice.

Raiz Discos Latin pop, rock, jazz, and even industrial. Lots striving for (and in the case of Bubu, actually epitomizing) the sound of classic or progressive rock of bygone eras. 57 titles ending in 2018 and going back to the 1970s

Rap Solo The Funk Experience is a highlight among above average Spanish rap but merely 11 titles up to 2020.

Rasal Until further notice, I consider this to be the most interesting of the Welsh labels, certainly the most varied among reggae, folk, rock, and pop from 2005-2018 in 66 titles. Adding the old cheesy folk of Lliwen Foster will provide the duds.

Rebore Black metal, electronica, and jazz coexist here. What's rock is borderline progressive but too post- and generally new style to fit in there. 30 titles from 2014-18. Challenging and risky. Headquartered in Evansville, IN, of all places.

Rellman Enterprises They sound like they should be in real estate rather than music, but no matter. NYC label seeming to specialize in very short tracks, both electronic and post-rock droning. Difficult to categorize. 39 titles from the turn of the century to 2017.

RidingEasy Carrying the tradition of Black Sabbath into the 21st century with borderline metal hard rock reminiscent of the time before the hair outshone the music. Some progressive rock also on the harder side, too. 55 titles ending in 2017. Add three by Matus for hard rock en español w/ a theremin.

Rivoalto Serious classical and new classical, 48 titles.

RKJ Being a pop label, many of these 23 singles up to 2019 probably cross the line into being obnoxious. Australian. All that's missing is an EP or anything longer.

Rufftone A mere seven titles in jazz, with some vocal funk, lounge, or soul from 2017-18. Two titles from 2020 are very nice. Fans of female vocalists might try the seven pop and quiet acoustic music on Alwaysfromthesoul

Quango/Pork Britain's answer to G-Stoned in some cases, while also seeping into jazz and more worldly stuff. All pretty inoffensive. (Pork is gone some time in 2019)

Romtid Musikk Ambient electronic dronescapes from Norway, part of a region that is most conducive to pleasant droning that might come from nature itself or from the northern lights. Inexpensive in 15 titles up to 2019

Sarajevo Disk May eMusic always remain our source for vintage Yugoslavian pop and new wave. If you believe these nearly 30 titles are from 2018-19, I've got a used Yugo to sell you. Via Talas is a lost gem.

ScubaThe Deep Dive Corp. has made quality techno for a while, and I had no idea they had so many albums. They share this label with just a few others among 30+ titles up to 2019.

Scubidu Worldly jazz and jazzy world music from Brazil in 14 titles from 2003-18. Some shaggier and scrappier than others. Add the eight on Uns Produções (now 12)

Sello Fisura Latin, and it's unusual for the top sellers to be so good in both hip-hop and rock. Considerable drop of in quality from Dadalú and Arias, but the rest is all extremely varied, often 99 cents or at least inexpensive, updating in 2020 w/ 46 titles. Reduced to three I purchased previously in Feb.'22, showing that labels en español aren't immune to being culled.

Shadow I was overjoyed to find another electronic label in the early 2000s until after several releases I got the impression that this was like the minor leagues for Ninja Tune. A lot of it is mediocre, and electronic music, like rock, is a very dangerous style not to be distinguishable in because there's just so much of it to hear. Similar to Hydrogen Dukebox, though with jazzier, Japanese, and less British albums. Fine for fleshing out a collection of electronic music, but nothing I'd use to convince a skeptic. eMusic's selection of 32 goes from the late 1990s to 2003 and has the very best highlights, fortunately.

Shelflife A seasoned pop/rock listener will be able to name a band that sounds like each album on this label but achieved far more fame and perhaps aesthetic achievement, ranging from Duran Duran, My Bloody Valentine, The Magnetic Fields, Belle & Sebastian, and Slowdive. Lots is rated (by multiple reviewers even), it's kinda pricey (especially for EPs), but these 101 titles are mostly safe bets, ending by 2016. 111 in Feb.'22, and a lot of it is rated.

Shipwrec Electronic and techno with dark-looking album covers. Give me a whole label full of albums like Breek's "Yoka" and I could be content for ages. Failing that, there's still more variety here among these 67 titles from 2013-19 than most electronic labels.

Sello Recolector Pleasant rock en español, but only 11 titles split across 3 bands from 2017-2018. Add the three titles from Mariano Travella (gone) to give this label more heft. Six more on Laptra are fairly interesting.

Sempre Musica 36 titles from 2015-19 in quite smooth and well produced downtempo electronica with flourishes of funk and pop occasionally. A bewildering variety of languages appear to be involved, and I don't know where the label's located. Well worth exploring. Immortal Onion, ZURA,& pepe are all excellent, but I'm hesitant to try any more on mediocre sampling.

Slowfoot Perplexing. Electronic pop? Jazz? UK label claims to "explore the boundaries between popular and experimental music". I'll go ahead and file these 37 interesting titles from 2004-18 under experimental. Much is NYP on Bandcamp. Add the six interesting titles in unclassifiable fusion on Svart Lava (w/ The Thing with Five Eyes as one of my all time favorite finds) to reach 2019.

Soliton Large selection of Polish jazz with plenty of cheese mixed in. 200 titles from 2000 to 2020. I picked up a couple fine albums by two trios and might move on to a quartet. Overwhelming 661 titles in Mar.'23 make it too hard to sort through for the good stuff, and there IS good stuff in there.

Song, by Toad The first five in the list are all in different genres, but rated ones seem to be in rock/alternative. Looks possibly interesting, but the name makes it seem like they courted obscurity intentionally. Adam Stafford albums are excellent!

Sotones Seems to be perfectly fine, inoffensive if occasionally dour or morose folk music. Most seems to be labeled as rock, but I don't hear it. 51 titles from 2001-2018.

Soul Has No Tempo Tiny catalog of ten titles, some 99-cent EPs, in funk, soul, and vocal jazzy electronic R&B.

Spiritech 38 electronic titles somewhere between ambient and IDM. 2013-15

Split Records Merely 17 titles spanning 2010-18, from the UK probably, spanning rock and electronic, with some rated and even reviewed by former staff (Flash Fiktion). I find the quirkier numbers by the Voluntary Butler Scheme pretty endearing. Add three by Ochre on Aura Materia for fairly interesting electronica.

Static Caravan Tunng leads a wide selection of electronic, folk, and chamber pop. 104 titles, many rated, up to 2019, though Art of the Memory Palace didn't live up to 5-star expectations.

SuperEgo Hip-hop en español notable for being generally well produced and having at least a couple of interesting female MCs among 23 titles from around the turn of the century. Odd pricing scheme.

Swoon Several rated albums of energetic rock and synth-pop, quite a few 99-cent EPs. Mediocre 35 titles on sampling, but these kinds of labels should satisfy the indie crowd all right. 2015-19, and I'd wishlist plenty. (gone Feb.'21)

Taukay Classical and new classical in a small, serious catalog of 15 from 2012-17. Add Cubafilin Records to it for six more titles. Two more on PFT are also new classical and wrongly called ambient/instrumental. Two on ElDuende Productions, too. Francisco Zornoza's new classical lives on GMFZ, 11 titles.

Terrícolas Imbéciles Some big names in Latin alternative and others well worth exploring. Juana Molina turned out to be the only one I bought, though Presidente also seems OK. The rest is pretty mediocre rock. Go ahead and tack on all of Manu Chao's stuff on Radio Bemba.

TIMELINE Famous rockers live. This kind of label seems to come and go periodically from the site. 35 titles in Mar.'23.

Trace Recordings High quality and varied electronica for usually less than $5/album, with Rothko rated and featured prominently among 21 titles. Guitars also have a clear role to play in the proceedings. Well worth exploring.

Trimu Gitana hip-hop from Gata Cattana is interesting, and the titles labeled as singles tend to be 99-cent EPs. Classical guitar, an entire albums of pop covers in the pole position, rock en español sounds to be de España in 31 titles from 2015-19. Beware cheese and other crap. Reduced to 27 Mar.'23.

Tsuku Boshi A very eclectic and unusual catalog whose releases need to be sampled before purchase.

Turquoise Coconut Jazz and new classical experimentation isn't for everyone and isn't the best I've heard. Still lightyears beyond most in a dozen titles from 2016 to 2020.

Underslung Audio Drum & bass, dubstep singles and EPs. Is there an echo in here? 19 titles from 2013-15, longer bass sounds than usual, if that means anything. More varied than most EPs

Uganda Performing Right (Kandogo Kamu) Society Less commercial, more authentic or at least traditional, but the recording quality is inconsistent, unfortunately. 67 titles, mostly singles, all from 2018. (Gone Mar. '23)

Vedette While I suspect one could find many of these for under $1 on vinyl in an Italian thrift shop, the classical, samba, and percussion going on here is rare for eMu these days. No idea if the comps are trashy. 53 old, old titles. (Gone Mar.'23, but the sound effects version still has 46)

Verlag System Intriguing noise by Funeral Souvenir, synth-rock of Espiricom, and generally different takes on familiar forms of techno and dronescapes make all twelve of these from 2014-19 worth sampling. I tried their sampler from Bandcamp and was disappointed by the lack of distinction between songs and artists, though that interchangeability may be what they're going for.

Vertigo 20+ mostly jazz from 2016-20. Lots of standard club combos of stand-up bass, piano, and guitar. A little tame for me, but not bad. 41 in Feb.'22.

WeAreWolves 27 titles in synth-pop from 2017-19 are a bit insubstantial but not bad. Hi Corea! and Unsuspected were both quite nice, so more exploration of this label is in order. About half are en español, plenty of 99-cent EPs mixed in among unlabeled singles. 40 in Mar.'23

What Now Becomes Veeeery loooong electronic tracks make for lots of good value EPs, and some of this sounds like what would happen if you stretched an IDM track out beyond ten minutes. Not house and barely techno. In 57 titles up to 2019, it's surprising there doesn't seem to be a single LP.

Wiz Music Srl Pretty interesting Italian rock from the late 1970s and 1980s. 24 titles ending in 2014 (gone Sept.'21)

Wonderfulsound If they do say so themselves. Mostly rock, singles. 72 titles up to 2019. Home of Simian's Simon Lord, and that should bump it up a tier or two. Otherwise light, smooth, soft.

Wu Pægne Swedish pop and hip-hop. Only a couple aren't singles in 13 titles ending in 2017. For numbers, add the very serious hip-hop on Kingz Umbrella llc.

X-Ray Production Only two full-length albums among 15 titles, but Asian Dub Foundation is a favorite. All from 2020. 22 in Mar.'23

Xtraplex31 titles of what seem to be mostly nice IDM, from 2014-16. Really artful album covers, too. Must explore. (gone Mar.'23)

Yam & Banana Some elder statesmen of reggae aren't interested in pop. They're hard and real, and their sound puts many international wannabes to shame in these 24 titles up to 2019. Add two titles on Alambic Conspiracy for funsies. Unlabeled singles are the rule. 36 in Mar.'23

YUUKI MUSIC There's not a lot of Japanese music left on the site, so this one's broadly melodic electronica that's either vaguely or explicitly in the infectious Japanese style of pop gets bumped up a tier. There's nothing innovative on the level of Minikon, but the singles hit hard and the two-track EPs are worth 49 cents if you like the style. 19 titles from 2019-21.

Hit & Miss (A crapshoot still worth shooting if the budget allows. Keeping expectations low for these makes for happy surprises. Occasionally have to question how much my $ is really worth compared to the experience of listening to a dud of a record.)

Africha Entertainment (Afriug) Limited African world music with tracks on the longer side on its LPs. Still mostly singles among 21 titles, all from 2018. Down to 8 in Mar.'23

Agatone Small electronic catalog of various styles in eleven titles up to 2019, including experimental noise. Add the five on Monkery Collective for more quality selections.

AGORA S.A. A few albums here let you listen to the whole track, so risk-free downloading. I like Pustki and Dagadana. I think this is Polish. 25 titles ending in 2014, and there's plenty of pop vocal nonsense and live albums to filter out

Áureo Rex Mostly hard rock and mostly in Spanish, but Gallo Lobo and La Perra are different (gone Jan.'22)

Abduction Where the Sun City Girls hang out, one assumes with other far outsiders. 44 titles, many rated, from the 1990s up to 2019. Many I'd borderline wishlist but nothing bought yet.

Activia Benz Founded by and containing lots of Slugabed in a mere 16 titles from 2017-19

AED Fans of 1990s one-hit wonder Edwyn Collins and don't want to go to their used record store can find that and a few other albums which might entice. Choose either 1989-94 or 2011-14, as there's nothing in between among 16 titles, mostly rated. Rotifer sounds OK as bluesy garage rock.

Afriug 28 African pop singles from 2018-19. I like the three by A.I.M on Golden Touch Entertainment & F D, so add them here. (reduced to 1 in Feb.'22) Yussef Ahmed has the message right on Hilal on Wax, so add him, too.

América Media Latin jazz, rock, world, and pop up to 2019 in 19 titles. Rey Choclo is pretty eclectic, and Los Chipitos de Chapultepec have a neat take on techno with sabor Latino. Odd that what I consider the best stuff on this one is backloaded.

Alien Records 250+ titles up to 2019, mostly singles with plenty from 2019, melodic trance. Pedra Branca gets more organic w/ a sitar, and there's likely more variety here than I'll ever know. A whopping 490 titles in Feb.'22. Most from 2021 & 2022 seems to be singles. Someone needs to rate these to help find the gems hidden amidst the cheese.

Anti Glamour 38 above average house titles, mostly 99-cent EPs of good value

Aperture Small, experimental electronic label with stark B&W album covers. Different and EPs are 99 cents. The last known trace of Autechre lives here on a long remix. Merely a dozen from 2010-19.

Apron 22 Funk, house, techno, and urban electronic titles look better than average, from 2014-20, but I haven't tried them yet.

Arab Nights One of surprisingly very few labels offering pop music in Arabic on the site. All 58 are singles, unfortunately, but there's several in 2019.

Arcadia Music Some interesting pop in Spanish, French, and English. Some less so. 2020 releases are plagued by unlabeled singles but not too shabby. The earliest of 29 titles is from 2013. Oddly, all from 2022 have all their songs exactly 2:24 long & cost $8.50.

Are You Serious No question, some of the most interesting rap I've found on the new eMusic, not least because the MCs step back from the mic and let the songs breathe. Not sure how many MCs there actually are, since many seem to be a variation on Oscify. Better beats can and sometimes stand alone, as with Mad Hugs. 80+ titles up to 2019. (gone Feb.'22)

Arision Mostly jazz with a bit of electronica, strong Italian presence, 24 titles 2006-9, 14 more by adding "Ltd". Super cheesy.

Arkestra Discos Galician electronic pop. 15 titles from 2010-17

Arkona Creation Small electronic label with interesting album art. Trance, 2010-15 in 13 titles. Add Kyddiekafka for six more titles up to 2019.

Assist for ArtistThe solo piano mislabeled as ambient by Yuri Vinodagrov will be of interest to some, and there must be others that are at least OK among 165 titles up to 2019, but like many Russian labels (or anywhere on this list), when it misses it gets very cheesy. (gone Feb.'22)

Attay Fifteen titles from 2018-19 in Middle Eastern pop making slightly better and more varied use of keyboards. Add two hip-hop titles on Gawky.

Audio Boutique All EPs and singles in dubstep, drum & bass, and "other." Frustratingly, some are just a single track, and some are too long to be cheap. 121 titles have a different sound to them, even w/in their respective subgenres. 2009-18 with a surprising number of their oldest releases highly rated. Might be worth exploring.

Avenue Records A new edition of albums from the 70s & 80s, with what must be near the full discography of War among 61 titles. Many big names will please and surprise folks.

Aventino 61 titles up to 2023 with varied sounds ranging from experimental to smooth jazz. When one Italian label disappears, it seems another takes its place. More than a fair bit of meandering, unfortunately.

Avian Mostly techno. Interesting album covers. The music has purity going for it and isn't too driving w/ the beat. 38 titles from 2011-19. 42 with some 2020 additions.

Bacci Bros Italian film soundtracks, including Ennio Morricone keep this out of the category of trash comps, though I don't know what I'd download first.

Back to the Dance Floor 25 titles only from 2012-14, mostly 99-cent dubstep EPs but with other electronic styles mixed in

Bad Elephant The name sounds nothing if not destructive and dangerous, though I've heard of none of these alt-rockers with interesting album covers. Most actually seem to be progressive rock, and I'm not at all sure where to start sampling these 73 titles from 2016-19. 83 in Feb.'22, and the brassy Big Hogg, flutey Ciccada are fairly interesting. 86 in Mar.'23

Banana Network A strange, fruity network indeed. 25 titles up to 2019. About half is Latin hybrid electronic hip-hop, and much of the other stuff is anime soundtrack-sounding pop from MACROSS 82-99. And then there's some outliers like MVNG's odes to U.S. cities or Facy Sedated, whose closest relative is the frenetic electronica of De De Mouse. (gone Feb.'22)

Bartosz Leśniewski Krautrock from Poland. 12 titles from 2017-19. 16 in Feb.'22

Basserk Less focused on bass than the name suggests,there's a ton of good value and varied 99-cent three-track electronic EPs to be had here. Many of the artists' names suggest they're Nordic. Mostly downtempo and pleasant, and I find no LPs other than the v/a comp. 131 titles up to 2019. 142 in Feb.'22

BATÉKÉ SQUAAD Afro-electro-reggae pop in 18 titles mostly from 2019, reduced to 3 singles Feb.'22

Below the Surface Generally interesting electronica, w/ some dubstep and pop in 37 titles whose singles tend to be one track up to 2020. Reduced to five singles Feb.'22

Bienvenido a los 90 A mere nine titles, all 99-cent tributes to famous albums in alt. rock or other styles, and apparently not trashy, up to 2022.

Big Bit Música The hip-hop in Portuguese and album with General Santos are nice; the rest is painfully bad. 45 in Mar.'23, with newer additions giving hope for other worthwhile options than the headliner.

Big Mouth Records Japanese blues, Senegalese fusion, and at least half sub-mediocre J-pop in a mere 13 titles from 2014-19

BizWiththeBubbles Merely six frenetic electronica EPs from 2010-14 need to be paired with something for significance.

Black Editions Japanese sourced of various genres. Add kurage and Sin Hilo to raise the quality considerably with three titles apiece up to 2019

Bladud Files Quite a small selection, but "instrumental" and nice-looking album covers have my hopes up. Haven't actually pulled the trigger on any yet. Add a couple interesting "progressive rock" and Japanese-themed MIDI samba on Earth Vibration

Blast First Petite Not a fan of the vaunted Factory Floor, but I do like HTRK. Lots is rated and worth giving a chance. 22 titles from the late 2000s to 2016. Dark electronics & edges of rock are skirted. Maybe industrial would be a better term for it, but they rarely have vocalists.

Bleeding Heart Middling indie/alt. rock, some rated. I'd be willing to give several more than a 30-second chance if they were cheaper. Started w/ Cuz, might go for Clowwns, and there's more here than I initially judged worthwhile. 14 titles, 2010-16.

BlowpipeEuropean misfit rock, pop, and electronica by the sound of it. 36 titles ending in 2018

Borginihayam Home to Daniel Vincent's Swedish synth-pop, but only five titles by himself. Pair him with Norwegian hip-hop artist Viljar Broks in a similar situation on Ni Tusen to become significant. HOW MANY DEEP has four more worthwhile but not from the region

Boumquer Edition Thought it might be French, and there are some French, but mostly it's pretty random-looking. Hip-hop, pop, French, English, Spanish, and even an obnoxious J-pop single. More interesting for the variety of album covers than the music, I'm guessing. 62 titles from 2014-20. I do like the damaged rock of the bestseller, Le Mutant, and wishlisted it despite a slight runtime. Lots of variations on the label name, and I'm not going to retype it ten times to check them all. The Moore Music variant has 24 more titles; the others add only one each. 122 titles in Feb.'22, 131 in Mar.'23.

Box Music Another of the Polish labels that inexplicably sometimes lets you listen to whole songs for risk-free downloading. Voo Voo is interesting rock, but the rest is highly questionable. 149 titles from the late 20th century to 2015.

Boy Scout Folk music to play out in the woods by the campfire? Someone likes Turner Cody enough to bring all his stuff to the top. 26 titles from 2006-19. The 5-starred one by Jeremy Mage sounds fine but is expensive.

Break Koast Nice to find a label dedicated to an underserved subgenre of drum & bass, namely jungle, usually featuring a Jamaican-sounding MC over sped-up, more electronic and danceable dub accompaniment. I wish there were any LPs at all, but I'll take this label's 74 EPs ending in 2018 in a heartbeat over nothing.

Brille Fairly interesting indie rock gets variety in a mere eight titles almost all from 2012, with Good Shoes highly regarded.

Bringing Music to Life Jazz, Latin jazz, and plenty of classical, too. Questionable for its compilations, but it's got HAYA for Mongolian throat singing (and I actually enjoy). 79 titles from either 2019 or 2020. 107 in Feb.'22

Broken20 Home to long tracks and avowedly avant garde electronica. 42 titles from 2010-19 whose main attraction for me in their drones and otherwise experimental soundscapes is combination of 99-cent EPs and their length.

Buh RecordsPeruvian experimental & other challenging stuff in 38 titles that never fail to surprise compared to what one has been conditioned to expect from the genre above the title. Up to 2022. I think I clicked through everything that wasn't a single w/out wishlisting or buying anything, but it was time well spent.

Buenritmo An unusual mix of old and new Latin music often labeled as reggae. Plenty of rock, pop, and soul too among 45 titles up to 2020 worth exploring individually. Some en español or Portuguese. 99-cent gems are hidden, and I might go for Est Oest's full length album. 63 in Feb.'22.

Bunker 36 titles from the 1990s up to 2011 with much rated, though middlingly so. 99-cent techno appears to be the mode.

Burning Girl Productions 151 titles, almost none of which I've heard of, include some compilations and dubious covers albums but also a Tubeway Army album that's actually a one-star reviewed album on AMG by the band Dramatis from 1981 and thereby intriguing. I wouldn't trust all the release dates confined to 2015-16 at all. Don't bother with the variations on the name.

Cambra Energetic Brazillian world and pop in 29 titles from the late 1990s to 2015. On sampling I found nothing to wishlist, so this could be taken down a tier.

Camera Obscura Eight titles from 1997-2009 mostly labeled as progressive rock, though their sound veers closer to post-rock, in my view, and not in a good way. (reduced to five in Feb.'22) Add the five very quiet drone titles on Awkward Formats out of the UK to achieve significance and break into the 2010s. Three more post-rock and inexpensive albums on Drone Rock by Stupid Cosmonaut might be worth a listen

Capitan Simio Mostly rock and synth-pop en español with clever covers but not-so-compelling music. Singles and EPs mostly, up to 2019, 19 titles, only a few artists. Seven more titles from mujeres con actitud on La Retahila. Add four more by Caseti, four by Llámame Fe

Cassauna Appears to specialize in longer electronic tracks, and at 99 cents demands exploration. Despite some of the longest 49-cent titles on the site, I'm less than tempted after sampling. A boon, perhaps, to those who like experimental music so quiet one questions whether anything is playing. Merely nine in total, from 2014-19.

cdcopiadvd Spain and acoustic guitars figure heavily here. As featured on the home page, the acclaimed (and in my view overrated) Dúo del Mar live here among 84 far more questionable titles ranging from jazz to folk to hard rock from the late 2010s to 2020. Since having an artist alternating highlights on the home page, there are now 111 titles up to 2022.

Cassette Alternativo These look great, but I found myself wanting to like them more than actually liking them. About half are en español. At least one of Vallow's several titles sounds like a close imitation of Elliot Smith, and the Liz Unphair album is at least amusing (expensive but RIYL Elliot Smith). 50 titles up to 2019. (all gone but one in Feb.'22)

Catenaria Merely 19 titles in Spanish (presumably Latin American) rock, pop, and electronica of above average quality, up to 2021. Dafne Castañeda is a good place to start, and several albums are almost half an hour long but only $3. Several unlabeled singles, too, annoyingly.

Chavalote These dozen or so rock titles have a lot of fans in Latin America, and it's not hard to see why. Doppler was great punk rock for someone who doesn't much like punk rock. Add five more on Pinkirecords.

Che DiscosThere's absolutely no way the new wave en español from Miguel Cantilo and Punch is from 2019, but they're amusing at least. Unusual rock en español in 15 titles can miss in an impressively sub-mediocre way

CHT MUZIK Latin-sourced jazz; even the stuff categorized elsewhere is pretty jazzy, with 10-minute+ tracks in the middle of their ablums. Worth exploring. The Xylophone in the waterfalls of Grupo de Percusión U.C. managed to avoid cheesiness. I'd buy everything here if it were cheaper. A mere dozen albums from 2004-15. (gone Mar.'23 and probably much sooner)

Chuntata A large but very mixed 190 Latin titles up to 2021 ranging from neo-klezmer (Los Kamer are what I wishlisted) to surprisingly OK reggae, folk, and pop. But there's plenty of basura también.

Cinquillo Latin, jazz, and world pop, some old. Classical guitars and a baritone sax album are at least different. Many of these certainly extend well back into the 20th century, and I'm not so sure the newest from 2017 really are from then. The duds here are pretty painful, I admit. 21 titles in total.

Cigar City Management LLC It's rare to find 17 rock titles grouped together from 2018-19, let alone in Sept. after searching for months (gone Apr.'21).

Citizens' Loft A lot of frustration and confusion on this label from unlabeled singles and music with character I'm not sure I might like. 71 titles, mostly rock, from 2017-2020 with several almost worth wishlisting and worth a second sampling session. Now 89 titles up to 2021,94 in Feb.'22. 101 in Mar.'23

Ciudad Oasis It had been a while since happening upon a mostly 99-cent non-electronic label, and in Jan'22, this one got my hopes up. It's mostly punk and alt. rock, Bandcamp says it's from Madrid, and if you like the music it's at a significant discount. 47 titles

Clone Not a huge fan of Adult, but there's bound to be something similar in here that I'll like. 66 titles from the turn of the century to 2017. Add 13 EPs for 99 cents on Jane Musica

Closer Only eight titles from 2006-10 in synth-pop and rock en español, oddly. Fairly OK. First Aid Kit is middling, and some guy's sore they're not the "real" one in the comments.

Colony Productions Turntablism and generally high quality urban electronica, though finding any titles with more than two tracks can be a challenge among these 32 from 2009-17. (gone Mar.'23

Conexión Libre Peruvian Boleros or jazz? Latin rock or a stray hip-hip en español album? All this and more can be yours on CL, in 38 titles from 2015-18. Add Perú Digital for seven fair titles from Hamacas al Río

Conscious Sounds Middling, newish dub and reggae still preferable to most of what's out there, IMO. 80 titles from 2001-19

Conspiracy International Half of it looks just awful, but there's so much highly rated; the 1980s stuff has to be classified as industrial, I suppose. Cosey Fanni Tutti appears to have been one of the most purchased electronic albums of 2019 among eMusers members; it's inexpensive, so I finally tried it. It's all right, but I don't know about five stars. Seems everything here is a combination of the same few guys. 42 titles in Mar.'23

Conspired Within Some nice drum & bass among 21 titles from 2016-19. Mostly EP singles for 49 or 99 cents. (gone Feb.'21)

Contru Turntablism & rap en español are fairly interesting here in 17 titles, mostly singles, 2012-20. Start with the 99-cent rap EPs of Lemachine. 33 in Feb.'22.

Cool Thing Not a wide variety of artists, but enough to rock a while. 2014-19, 22 titles

Cowshed Only a Polish electronica label would name itself that. Fairly interesting in 60 titles up to 2019, but they can't possibly all be good. At 30 Euros on Bandcamp, the 80% discount of the full discography is deep and quite a bargain if you like the music. (gone Mar.'23)

Cuaderno Roto The broken notebook is full of metal, punk, and prog rock in 37 titles worth exploring up to 2020. Two variations add only one title each, but see crosslisted Discos Astrmelia (fairly interesting noise).

DASRUAS Brazilian dancehall electronica w/ MCs whose urgency elevates them above most others. 29 titles, mostly singles, up to 2022. I will buy the EPs by MeninYnho & Mar Azul just to own some music in this style.

Deadly Habits/Below System I think these are all from Turkey, mostly beats for rapping over, quite short, some have an MC. A mere 11 titles almost all from of 2021 they've added a lot, though haphazardly priced, totaling 47 titles, 62 in Mar.'23. Add 9 EPs and singles on Disco Intrépido and six more on Music Dribble Entertainment. Three well-produced hip-hop albums also on Biruta.

DecimuLabs A bit more than a dozen novel lofi electronic and rock albums from Latin places. 26 titles up to 2020. Not sure where to start here...many borderline wishlistable. Add 17 electronic titles by/on Judith, up to 2022

Defamation I'm not hearing the four-and-five starredness of these 220+ titles basically ending in 2013 with one from 2017. It could be because I'm not into blues. Lots more random rock, metal, and electronic singles, EPs, and LPs would make this one tough to sort.

Dekmantel I admit an ongoing prejudice against house music, but maybe this well regarded label that I only heard of in Feb. 2020 can change my mind. 92 titles ending in 2019, 118 in Mar.'23.

Deltasonic A fair heap of rock music, some well rated. Add "Records Ltd" or you'll get only one result. High ratings and fair sampling led me to try Vryll Society, but I didn't like the album after owning it.

demajors A whopping 180 titles of poppy Indonesian rock, some light but not too boring jazz, found by idiotprogrammer and updating in 2021. It might be a little too happy for me as a whole, but albums are often inexpensive. Fans of EFL lyrics might be amused by MONTECRISTO.

Demony Very small but pretty interesting rock and synth-pop en español ending in 2018, dating back to the late 1990s, under a Shogunate of 14 titles. Add 20+ new singles by Chivaski on The blind archer as a Spanish version of Sven Väth's funny English

Dessous Phonique features prominently, and one hopes this is a cut above other house labels in 149 titles, mostly 99-cent EPs, ending in 2017.

dirtybird Well over a hundred techno and house singles up to 2018, with colorful album art and a few fair LPs mixed in. My standards have risen for tech house w/ vocals to be worth my time since I wrote that first sentence many months ago. 170 mostly two-track singles no longer impress or please me. Among tech house this is a cut above, but having heard so much I'm not the least excited by it.

Disconnect Disconnect Not sure why they need to say it twice other than if there's a label that says it once. Mostly punk rock from the late 2010s up to 2019 in 27 titles

Discos Astromelia A mixed dozen in rock and experimental, sometimes experimental rock. You can decide whether the noise is good or just noisy. Up to 2022.

Discos Humeantes Hispanic punk rock, post-punk, and new wave from 2008-15. 62 titles, some very expensive at $7.49. Reduced to 25 in Feb.'22. For more, add Romanes

Discos Pegaos Hip-hop beats labeled as electronica, some w/ rap en español over them. Above average in variety in 30 titles, 99-cent EPs abundantly among them, from 2012-20. 44 in Mar.'23

Discos Pendiente I like Mauricio Barraza's slow jazz and Franz Mesko's sax but can do without the third title here from 2019. Add a few more by MB on other labels, and I'll put some other jazz stragglers here to up the numbers. Reduced to 3 in Mar.'23

Disruptive LoFi Large catalog of 120 titles up to 2021 are almost all single shots at aping Bonobo and fall well short. The tracks tend to be very short as well, with EPs labeled but priced erratically. 217 in Mar.'23

Domestic Experimental electronic and noise. I went for a 99-cent track by Rubik and found it OK. 2009-20 in 32 titles.

Domestica Slightly more electronic than rock, quite enticingly European. Primitive synth-pop with lots for 99 cents. Little Nemo is another I'll have to ask the subreddit whether it's goth or not. 41 titles in Mar.'23

Dopeness Galore Pretty odd mix of a couple jazz LPs, deep house, and hip-hop in 19 titles ending in 2018. (gone Mar.'23). Add the seven in electronic house stuff on Nous'klaer Audio

DUB Recordings Electronic, not actually dub, and some look interesting. 23 titles w/ many for 99 cents, from 2000-19. Weaving around the usual techno is the protocol.

Dubophonic Both here and on the much smaller Soul Island, rampant mislabeling of plain old straightforward reggae and dub as dubstep is happening. These are mostly fine, from 2016-18 and just short of 20 titles when combined.

Dubstep Cube Mostly two-track singles and only up to 2015 from 2012. 54 to choose from. You'll never guess the genre.

Dusktone A rather varied collection of rock with dark album covers and occasionally goth or light death metal sounds and themes. But again, that's not all in 47 titles up to 2019: bestseller Cold Body Radiation isn't even metal at all. 99-cent Grisatre albums are good value if you like the sound. 94 in Feb.'22. 103 in Mar.'23

Dust-to-Digital 26 reissues of old vinyl folk and world folk with dates from 2005 to 2020 but undoubtedly much older and maybe not actually cracking the 21st century. Some big names like John Fahey and very long compilations of well over three hours for $7.50

Earth Libraries 72 titles in alt. rock with dips into folk and punk. The Juniper Berries have a straightforward appeal, and nothing really blows me away. All from 2019-20, so it'll be nice if this continues to grow. Singles tend to be one track only, and some albums are just two-track singles, the 99-cent EPs will probably yield something. (gone Apr.'21)

Eccentric Pop Punk with nice album covers a lot of questionable compilations mixed in. In fact, one of the bands, Horror Section, was just mistaken for a trash comp. 24 in total up to 2020. (gone in Feb.'22)

Eclipse Music Digital From Finland featuring female vocalists prominently among jazz and what it declares to be progressive rock in 25 titles from 1998 to 2019. I like the vibes on Viiste. A bit pricey overall. I tried sampling every artist on here and enjoyed it (gone in Feb.'22). Add the six actual prog rock titles on 4 Zero.

18heures48 Ojûn makes passable worldly electronica, and the pop here is well produced enough to be worth sampling. 25 titles, mostly singles, some in French, up to 2021. A few bargains.

Einstein Mostly jazz, rated from good to horribly awful, from the 1990s to 2010 in 21 titles, including John Zorn in at least one ensemble and others often resembling experimentation in his vein. The Zeena Parkins bestseller looks like one of the most divisive albums on the site.

El Dromedario Generally harder rock from Spain, though the exceptions are more interesting, including some instrumental and gitano stuff. 118 titles updating in 2020. The ambition of Robe deserves better production. Very little on the variations of the name. 155 in Feb.'22, though many new ones are unlabeled singles.

El Segell del PrimaveraRock and pop from Hispanic and Italian sources? Other variations of the name yield only a few titles each, so mind your typing accuracy. Aitor Etxebarria's experimental non-pop makes for an interesting bestseller. 53 titles from 2014-19 have nice album art, which keeps me sampling in search one that'll blow me away or at least be worth wishlisting, so far in vain. Unlabeled singles also frustrate. Reduced to just six titles Apr.'21

Elastic Dreams Some highly rated techno among 20 titles with one single from 2019

Electronic Emergencies They know they're too cool to be pop, but they skirt the edges of catchiness most alluringly. One from 2019 among 22 titles, much for 99 cents. Dutch. 32 in Mar. '23.

Elemess 50 titles, half in English, half in Portuguese in pop, rock, electronic up to 2019, 28 in Mar.'23.

EmuBands 1874 titles, oddly restricted in range from 2009-14, with an unusual number rated, and highly at that. Definitely not going to sample very deeply here after finding 5-starred stuff just OK. Thus, you'll only stumble across these if you've heard of them and actually search for the artist or album. And who does that anymore? Might they be directly connected to eMusic aka Emu? Presumably most people see/hear the site as a whole how I think of this label...a lot of random stuff that barely achieves mediocrity.

Enchufada Unusual-looking electronica, at least judging by album art and Latin names. Reduced to just four singles Apr.'21.

Enclaves Small selection of mostly but not all punk and post-punk, inexpensive, with Empty Pools featuring prominently in a dozen titles only from 2012-14. Add Boofrod, 4 Pound, and Monotonus for a couple more. Add eight fairly interesting titles on Instinctive Racoon to go up to 2020Enterprise Music and Distribution Live albums by people even casual listeners who don't care about music will know. 133 titles in Mar.'23

Entropy Electronica and techno with interesting album covers. 71 titles from 2010-14, 99-cent value leads the way. Lots of very long tracks from Celer and others.

Ermitaño Intriguing synths from Morfeo split this with an artist sharing the label's name. Would be a higher priority en español if cheaper. Ten titles from 2016-19

Eromeda I quite prefer Romeda, also from the UK but I presume not related and much more focused on electronica, which much of Eromeda is also. I'm not sure why so many UK labels think it's OK to offer both electronica and folk music on the same label. 31 titles here from 2017-18, quite a mish-mash and only occasionally appealing. Only a dozen in Mar.'23.

Estrus That every single title here is rated and mostly highly shows mostly how little reputable garage rock and punk is left. 14 titles from the 1990s ending in 2005. (Gone Mar.'23.)

Evil Audio Drum & bass singles of usually two tracks. 25 rather dark titles, 2013-18

Eye for an Eye Recordings A mere eight titles, but it was high time industrial music showed up with its own label. 2016-2020, w/ some 99-cent EPs

Eyrst Hip-hop coming out of Portland, OR, naturally has really nice album art. The Beats and MCs are also distinctive, if only for not obviously following trends in either. 69 titles up to 2019. (gone and sorely missed Apr.21)

Fachwerk 14 titles here and 30+ on Fachwerk Digital, lots of rated electronica and techno

Father & Son Records & Tapes Some interesting electronic stuff in a dozen albums. Patryk Canon has waited patiently on my wishlist after many near-purchases, as sampling does suggest it's more interesting than the 99-cent eps nearby. Probably better to buy his full Bandcamp discography for 9 Euros on discount. 26 in Mar.'23 with much worthwhile in the 2020 releases.

Faux Discx Punk and slightly off kilter or lofi rock is often rated, though I didn't hear anything I liked on sampling. 17 titles from 2013-17

Feel Up A diverse catalog of 47 urban titles from 2014 from the laid back hip-hop of Grand Analog to the more interesting than usual house music of the "album unavailable" treatment in Mar.'23

Fent Plates Many interesting electronic EPs, though rather regularly priced, w/ EPs going for $2 or more. Sounds up to date. 31 titles from 2010-21.

54 Very small jazz selections from mid-to-late 2010s. Merely five in total. Add the S/t LP by Mola Mola for another.

Fika Nearly 100 releases, many rated, in rock and folk rock up through 2019. Not bad, but I didn't hear anything great either. 118 including some from 2020 as of May. Several NYP EPs in the bottom of the catalog on Bandcamp.

Filter Label Experimental, Avant Garde, and jazz in 168 titles. What could possibly go wrong? The electronic stuff labeled as avant garde/experimental thinks a bit too highly of itself. Singles tend to be one track.

5Star Pop singles referencing Africa with two or more tracks each. 12 titles from 2014-15.

Flak The old time jazz samples mixed with light dubstep of Jamie Berry are worth checking out if that description appeals to you. James Riley is an incongruous folksy blues pop guy amidst what is otherwise standard house & techno. 46 titles up to 2019.

Flaxyz Russian hip-hop and pop, mostly from 2019 and updating in 2020. Fairly well produced, like one might imagine being played in a movie's Russian night club scene. Mostly actual singles with an EP or LP here and there among 118 in total. (Seems to be gone Feb.'21 before I could try anything)

Forward Music Italy Srl In 20+ titles up to 2019, there's blues, punk, and prog rock aplenty, though the quality varies greatly. I've had the Fjieri album in my collection for years, and it's just fine. (gone Sept.'21)

4SIDEMUZIK 16 titles, mostly singles, from 2020 & 2021 in well produced hip-hop. Ramzes II is a skilled MC.

Freshmind Indie hip-hop with a couple of LPs from the two artists on the label, Pierre Fontaine & KiD BliTz among 15 titles from 2017-18. Add the rock-backed rap of Crunchy kids for more. To get into 2019, add the 17 titles, including a blase techno LP, by Le'mon Driver on FamilyAboveAll. Berhana too. FRESHTIMES offers nine more fairly interesting titles, fairly well produced. Blk Fox has nine more by Hona Costello

Full of Nothing Experimental electronic label with some industrial sounds too, based in Russia but not apparently having many Russian artists on it. Quite a lot of variety in 12 titles from 2015-18. Reduced to six in Apr.'21.

Funkstuff One of the best stocked labels dedicated to drum & bass. Not sure if quantity also makes it one of the best. Most on sampling seem pretty straightforward and dance-oriented. Definitely worth exploring these 64 titles up to 2019, 93 in Mar.'23

Future Noise 18 titles including possibly industrial from Mark Stewart, whose albums are well rated. 2012-18, only five left Mar.'23

GadGad Classical (opera) from Dolce Rima and light post-rock from Dreamer Strings (gone now) stand out among 18 titles from 1998-2015

Gandula Split between Za! and 13 Year Cicada, who have a 2019 release and use bells, these are never boring, and you can judge how listenable they are yourself. 19 up to 2021 in Feb.'22.

Gege Produçoes Artísticas 41 titles following the rule that there must be a minimum percentage by Gilberto Gil. Only a few don't involve the guy here, so the quota is vastly exceeded.

Gentle Soul Whether this is African house music or house music by former Africans I'll leave to others to research. If you're going to listen to house music, I'd prefer this over most, as it's refreshingly diverse rarely thumping with its beats. 90 titles up to 2019, 215 in Mar.'23.

Glove Compartment The label name might be the most interesting component of the label, but its varied 15 titles up to 2022 are worth sampling.

Golden Mist Proof that I don't just fawn over every British label with grime, IDM bargains for 99 cents. Beats in search of MCs, though some could stand alone more than others. 20 titles from 2013-17. Add vb/ on 13 titles of stillseventeen.

Goldie Only six titles ending in 2016, so add the few similar albums on Digital Orchestrations to achieve significance. Electronica EPs with short tracks and one fairly listless jazz album

Gonna Go! Discos I wasn't feeling the reggae rock of Rivales, but Peces Raros have a nice electronic groove going. Add the work of Pampa Yakuza, Pamela Rodríguez, and Dani Jatib for more Latin significance up to 2019.

Good Manners Records Inconsistently labeled pop electronica is high on production value, masking rather conventional songwriting. 37 titles in Feb.'22, I'd start w/ Brutalist but not quite wishlist it.

Grand Dark Audio Drum & Bass, mostly in two-track EPs for 49 cents, up to 2019. 407 titles I'd not want to be in charge of differentiating between.

Greytone Dark album covers look like electronica on the first click but are dronescapes upon sampling, often for 99 cents and an LP's worth of sound. Just about the perfect name for a droning label, no? Merely 15 titles from 2006-14

GrindEthos Middling rock label tilted slightly toward the harder side and whose high ratings I attribute mostly to it having a sizable catalog of 50+ albums from 2016-20. I'll bite on some of the 99-cent EPs and certainly prefer what's actually on offer over a full label devoted to grindcore. (Gone Feb.'21)

Ground Mass Drum & bass source of Mark Kloud's fine LP, among 17 titles w/ plenty for 99 cents as usual

Habeatat Just over a dozen titles of hip-hop en español from 2016-19, with only a couple full-length albums. Grown to 22 in 2020, and I recommend the 99-cent compilation by Jhamy to sample the sounds of the label. All label comps should be so cheap and competent. Add the 27 up to 2019 by Chicho Beats on LaConga

Halley New in May'21, these are 107 titles of pop and hip-hop en español (or more likely Catalán) which may be the most expensive label on the site with a $13 album of 23 minutes, EPs going for $3.49, and regular LPs regularly at $8.49. 187 in Mar.'23, and I like Meritxell Neddermann.'

Halo Askew Entertainment Darkwave industrial EBM may be a poor man's Metropolis Records, but it's sure better than nothing left! 29 titles up to 2019. 50 in Feb.'22, 64 in Mar.'23

Harrison James Jazz from the 1950s and other stuff whose 2010s dates can't be trusted. 37 titles almost uniformly highly rated. I doubt I'll actually like any of it or wishlist any albums...just not my style.

Harthouse German techno label of Sven Vath, I believe, went defunct with it its Eye Q spin-off in the late 90s? Hard to draw the line between what's a classic and what's dated in their large catalog of 204 (Mannheim adds 61 more, including EPs from Hardfloor, the duo that brought German techno into my consciousness). In the 90s, access to the titles on this label alone would have been a dream come true, but now I'm glad I didn't try to buy too much. Der Dritte Raum seems to have taken up a revival of sorts, with releases into the 2020s and a total of 239 on the label in Mar.'23.

Heavy Artillery 350+ dubstep and drum & bass EP singles up to 2019 (gone Mar.'23)

Hell Yeah Italian supposedly offering disco (Dmitry from Paris may well supply that), but what I hear is pretty nice ambient for the most part, OK synth-pop and generally unimpressive electronica for the remainder of 52 titles up to 2019. 79 in Feb.'22, 90 in Mar.'23

Hood'G'Fam Entertainment Russian rap and at least another language, dominated by a few artists but still somewhat interesting. Can be cheesy, and the backing beats are chintzy. I'll still take it over some hip-hop that's just incessant cussing or MCs who never turn their autotune or distortion off. 81 titles up to 2022 in Mar.'23

Hot ElephantA sizable selection of techno. I think I believe that Alexander Robotnick's kooky bestseller is from 1984. Now that's a distinct electronic sound, but it'll cost ya'! 58 titles up to 2019. 62 in Feb.'22, but the most enticing new one from 2021 is not available.

HuesoLatin pop, it appears, though that could mean anything. Picked up a couple nice bargains here by Miguel Conejeros, Ramirez & Lainus. 41 titles in Feb.'22.

HUMBLE PALACE 16 titles up to 2019 from Russia in electronic and what appears to be hip-hop. Worth exploring further. (gone in Feb.'22.)

Humtracks Groovy stuff by Paul Housden and interesting electronic fusion by The High Bawlers are worth a sampling, but there's a lot of deadweight among these 20 titles up to 2019. 27 in Feb.'22.

Hungry Eye The edgy synth-pop of Mount Sims is what I recognize and bought, though it was very pricy. A mere 11 titles in total from 2005-10.

HW&W At last, something that looks like indie hip-hop still on the site. Merely 13 titles from 2010-17, and some are just beats.

Hydrogen Dukebox Duke Mushroom seems to be closely associated with this oddly named and middling electronic label. Their best releases are at least interesting, but there's no shortage of albums with little to distinguish them. Not sure if they outlived their most prolific stretch in the late 1990s-early 2000s. 34 titles, with Metamatics still soldiering away on a 2020 release. Adding "Records" only yields two more, which is double what remains w/out it in Mar.'23.

I'm Not from London Records 18 rock titles from 2014-19, and someone really likes Chambers. The vaiations on the name add only one title each. Unknown Era's long reggae/ska 2020 album is the most interesting addition, making 22 in Feb.'22.

Igloo-Rec Should science ever unlock immortality, remind me to listen to this label's catalog to appreciate the subtle differences between techno and minimal techno. Good-sized catalog of 45 value-priced EPs from 2008-2020

Illusio Music Inconsistently and often incorrectly labeled electronica, sometimes low-grade IDM, general EDM, and other times actually ambient. The EPs with a design theme are mostly OK and 99 cents, sometimes labeled singles, other times LPs, and occasionally have vocals (I've come to enjoy Tomalone). Worth sampling since there's only 13, all from 2017

Important Records Pauline Oliveros' experimental accordion work lives here, and the level of experimentation only maintains from there, sure to scare away most anyone not looking for a challenge. 172 titles up to 2019, 177 in Feb'22, 185 in Mar.'23. A good place to find 49 & 99-cent value if long run times are important to you.

Indie Dubious Latin pop, rock, etc. 64 titles, mostly singles, up to 2020, now 161 up to 2021, still plagued by unlabeled singles and detritus, but I'd wishlist at least a couple of pop EPs if they weren't pricey (Rah33m, DINDI JANE)

Indigo Four very different titles here in rock and pop from Futures and Ximena Vasquez need to be grouped with stragglers to be significant. Your stragglers in rock are Hal Kelly, American Housewife, Marble Tides, and Of Moths and Stars. A couple of those are from 2019. Now has a bunch of hip-hop by a guy who goes by the label name.

Inerme Discos 27 titles of punk en español are just fine but not for me, up to 2021.

Infinite Machine Quite average techno when it misses, with a few LPs ending in 2018. WARSNARE and 111X do liven things up a bit (gone Mar.'23)

InnerhythmicBill Laswell & friends in merely 13 titles plus one by adding "Records".

Instinct RecordsWith a respectable collection of electronic albums, I'm not sure why the forays into "smooth jazz" were advisable. 1990s were a simpler time when this label could thrive. Has ambient aged any better than the rest, and do the many high ratings hold up? 44 titles ending in 2008. Reduced to four Mar.'23

Intellegenix Playful British electronica tries its hand at most subgenres with frequent vocalists and some success, though occasionally pretty shrill from keyboards that might not be as expensive as on other labels. More accessible but less adventurous than Off Me Nut. Mostly in the form of 99 cent EPs of good value, some of the 80 titles date back to the 1990s, while the selection basically ends in 2011, with only one 2014 title after that.

Intolerancia Música S. de R.L. de CV Hope you don't have to type the whole name just to find these twelve titles, but there are several different versions w/ only one title. They're surprisingly diverse, and I like the one by Turbina and Carlos Marks fairly well.

Invert 48 titles, mostly EP singles, and its LPs are often mislabeled as drum & bass. There are definitely dubstep elements, but with the builds on most tracks and some vocalists, I think they're reaching for a pop audience who likes to dance. Catalog ends in 2018.

Jah Warrior Dub that looks and sounds like it was on vinyl many years ago, despite dates cracking the 21st century in 25 titles. 35 in Feb.'22. Reduced to 2 Mar.'23.

JAZZWAVE 29 old jazz titles from the likes of Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, but with no album art.

Joint Urban Brazil has an artist or two, it seems. 45 titles up to 2022 almost all singles, many unlabeled, and of fair quality only found in Mar.'23

JSC "Firma Melodiya" 41 titles in Russian classical music. I'm concerned about the samey album art, but it looks very systematically titled. This is not the kind of label where one worries about the accuracy of the dates.

JTV DigitalFrench and African and sometimes both hip-hop and rock comingle with plain pop singles. Almost 290 titles up to 2019. Worth exploring if you can temper your expectations and tolerate some very questionable inclusions like the tuneless but prolific Summernightbrand. 343 up to 2021. 378 in Mar.'23.

Jungle African themes, though I suspect most of the artists are naturalized citizens of non-African countries. Mostly singles, but among 180+ titles up to 2016 there are plenty of LPs to be found too.

Kaiseki Digital General electronica on the mellower, ethereal side, with some exceptions. Not cheap, but not bad either. 55 titles from 2017-19, 97 in Feb'22. Almost all LPs are worth sampling individually for subtle differences in style and tone. Several singles are many tracks, over 30 minutes, and 99 cents.

Kansas Smitty's KS needs a partner for the significant label dance, so add the two measly EPs on Trident Records. And voila! Up to 2019 with some work

Karate Body Shipping News is well regarded, and the rock on the mere eight titles here is rather course but not bad and not expensive. Limited to 2009-12.

KamikazeIn these 169 titles up to 2019, it looks like a Latin label and a house label of the same name collided. My only interests lie in the former category.

Katabatik Experimental electronica in 13 titles that would rather not self-categorize accurately and doom themselves further into commercial non-viability, 2017-19 and relatively expensive w/ 4-track albums costing full price. Someone recently asked me about this label, and it's now (gone in Feb.'22)

KindCrime Fairly interesting electronic EP singles that are dancier than they are dubstep without fitting either category neatly. Dark album art in 187 titles up to 2019 also including a lot of hardcore techno (gone Mar.'23)

Knit Classics Eleven rather expensive jazz albums, mostly by Ronald Shannon Jackson, but a couple others also. All from 1999 or 2000. (gone Mar.'23)

KonsepSubtle techno based in Brazil that looks more Italian. 46 titles up to 2019. Only 2 in Mar.'23

Label Music 185 titles of mixed ethnicity. Pop singles often cheesy & extremely generic w/ English titles but also very long in the case of Dinesh. Mainly from 2021

Lady Blunt A dozen quietly contemplative titles, mostly singles but a couple aren't. All from 2020, and the quality is far from assured. I did enjoy Eleuteria's wordless vocals over classical-ish accompaniment.

LaFlor 52 titles either 99 cents or cheap in punk, instrumental rock, and death metal in extremely short doses up to 2021. 58 in Feb.'22, and Catriel Nievas is some fine ambient.

Las Musas Music SL Mireia Vilar is making some innovative pop music (on her own label no less), Factoría Rifi does some interesting stuff in various styles, but I can't say much for the rest on here, and don't bother w/ the many variations on the name. 55 titles up to 2019. 88 in Feb.'22. 101 in Mar.'23 but M.Vilar is hidden among the detritus.

Last Night from Glasgow Another UK label thinks it's OK to combine folk and electronica, only 19 titles I could imagine people liking, though unlabeled singles annoy as ever. 2017-20.

Left Ear Two old funk albums from the late 70s/early 80s sit inexplicably among 2020 releases in new age, jazz, and a very mixed bag of a dozen titles. I suspect they're actually all from the earlier era. (gone Feb.'22)

Lev Group Media The top seller Yemen Blues is interesting, but most albums go for $7-9, making it one of the pricier labels. Kinda surprised there aren't more Israeli labels given the ownership. One-track singles for 99 cents are pretty much unheard of. Mostly rock or soft rock that wants to be pop. 58 titles up to 2020. 71 in Feb.'22. (gone Mar.'23)

Limen Middling Latin pop, rock, and synth-pop. Mostly singles and EPs in 41 titles up to 2019. 59 up to 2020 in Oct.'20, and I've liked several of the newest releases for 99 cents enough to buy them. 69 in Feb.'22.

Linier Discos Pair the seven here with the three on theborderlinemusic for a significant alternative label en español whose 99-cent prices make these mediocre titles from 2016-2020 worth considering. rock, pop, and some experimentation

Lit Kit10 LLC Ten singles in urban electronic pop of various kinds from 2019 but not all available (gone Feb.'22). Add the six on X Squared LLC, five on Anterrodome LLC, three on CRANKWORTHY MUSIC LLC, and two of quality beats on The Group llc, Zodiac Enterprises, LLC./BLKMRKT Recordings, Inc. has four nice LPs of beats

Little Room Labs Noisy little rock songs on 11 short albums all from 2016. Add Maggot Heart's two albums on Teratology Sound & Vision, six on Noma Records (very long songs maybe closer to prog rock or metal), five on Richter Collective, seven on Lonely Voyage for decent math rock. Four more on X-Mist are artfully noisy.

Local Talk Above average house music, with a few from 2019 in the 100+ titles

Lobster Theremin Nice name for fairly interesting electronic music that is in the orbit of drum & bass, house, and techno but manages to distinguish itself. Still a bit too reliant on the usual beat to elevate itself into the highest tiers. Its singles all appear to be EPs. 77 are a lot to sort through, from 2014-18.

Logos More full-length albums and nicer art suggest this may be an above average house label. 54 titles from 2007-19 to explore w/out worry of falling into generic housepits of despair.

Loner Noise Rock on the harder side, occasionally punk, on a small UK label that asserts rock is outsider music nowadays. 25 titles from 2015-18

Looking Glass 11 mostly very new titles up to 2021 from a few groups that like to claim orchestrality but might just be low-grade "film soundtracks" trying to hide their trashiness. Pricey.

Mad Decent Unusually large catalog of 68 titles that appear to be urban and pop electronica, all from 2015-16. Getting the "album not available" treatment Mar.'23

Made in Glitch 25 colorful albums in various electronic styles, notably dubstep, whose range of 2009-2013 sounds much narrower. Tracks tend toward the shorter side. Add six Indian-flavored dubstep singles on Quantize

Magnetic Ribbon 21 titles. The 99 Call sound better than the "Americana" categorization led me to expect. Rock on the quiet side, with plenty of spacey instrumentals for not very cheap, too. I went ahead and bought "The Silver Lakes" by Wolf. 1996-2017

Mano a Mano Urban pop in Portuguese. AMAURA in particular seems to have the pop R&B sound so many love down pat. 32 in Mar.'23

MangoLab I found a couple of 99-cent albums here of nice Brazilian pop. 67 titles up to 2020, mostly singles. Reduced to 9 singles in Feb.'22.

MangoMusik The bestseller is electronic jazz but a little too cheesy even for 99 cents; I picked up JOCA & Valuá here, and the 198 titles up to 2022 are quite mixed but do urban pop OK. Inconsistently labeled singles, but enough also is unexpectedly 99 cents to keep one clicking. 205 in Mar.'23

Maple Death Among 29 titles from 2015-19, the sound is split down the middle between somewhat nondescript yet harsh electronica and beaten-down, ugly rock music. Generally inexpensive, but I'm not sure what to try first. Odd not to have come across this until June'20. Add the jumbled styles on seven inexpensive albums on Stargazed to get to 2020

Mascarpone Multi-genre experimentation is bound to have its ups and downs. Jazz, rock, folk, and electronica all get put through some strained interpretations here. The results in 23 titles up to 2019 are mixed. Eric Chenaux has one album here. Vastly more interesting than most labels, but full price for around 20 minutes can feel like overpaying. 43 titles in Feb.'22, but note that they're often only 3 Euros on Bandcamp, likely cheaper than eMusic.

Mass RecordsLatin pop, including the 5-star wannabe old lady smooth acoustic pop trio singing of Gertrudis who successfully condense Manu Chao's sound into more conventionally structured songs. 2003-16 in 44 titles

Mavericks Indie Music 33 titles of African pop, mostly singles but some 99-cent eps also mixed in, up to 2020. (gone in Feb.'22)

Meakusma 18 titles in electronica from 2010-19. This would be top tier stuff, as some of it is nicely experimental, but it's mostly techno and house that is very interesting for those styles but subject to my prejudice against them.

Medical Records 53 titles up to 2019 masquerading as new wave but more often lofi electronica and synth-pop. Mediocre ratings appear deserved on sampling. 57 in Feb.'22.

Meifumado FonogramasPop in Portuguese with a keen sense of U.S. pop culture. 19 titles up to 2019, 23 in Feb.'22.

Merca Harmless, even nice jazz, folk, and rock en español with several 99 cent bargains in 47 titles ending in 2018. Now 102 in 2021, 136 in Feb'22, requiring more patience to explore. Ensamble de Luz has two nice, inexpensive, experimental, and unclassifiable albums w/ chamber interstruments. 152 in Mar.'23

Merts Nation Hip-hop and beats in eight titles from 2018-19 need help from similar label Champagne P Summers to achieve significance. Together, they're unstoppable.

Metal Mind Polish label seems to be progressive rock at least as often as it is metal, and not very loud or hard metal when it is metal. Tracks tend to be on the long side, but don't assume what they sound like. Sample (at least some let you listen to the whole track) or get burned! 59 titles from the 1980s to 2014.

MetaPop 150+ singles ending in 2018 and apparently striving for pop audiences with their tightly produced electronica. Expect vocalists to be manipulated. (gone Feb.'22)

Microcosmos Even when highly rated as many of these 42 titles up to 2019 are, the danger with this kind of "chillout" electronica is that artists become indistinguishable from each other. Some here push the beats harder to prevent that from happening, but they lose me in the process. (gone Feb'22)

Midium Instrumental music ranging from rock to electronic, soft to medium to hard, in just ten titles from 2001-2018, 15 in Feb.'22. Kerretta is fine, hard instrumental rock but quite pricey (just one title left by them Mar.'23).

Milk Snc Possibly Italian jazz with other stuff mixed in 34 titles up to 2020. Oddly named Molester sMiles skirts the border of interesting guitar funk jazz. Nino Bianchi keeps the guitar but loses the edge. Livia Ferri only wants one continuous line. I didn't like the pop albums. (gone Apr.'21)

Mind Field Self-declared melodic techno based in Germany sometimes has some cheap EPs that are interesting among 44 titles from 2012-17. 52 in Feb.'22.

Miranda Records Brasil Pop and rock, updating in 2019. Type the whole name or it doesn't appear in search results, the other Miranda Records has 15 similar titles. Big Time Orchestra's live, 99-cent album is the rare example of a big sound on the cheap that doesn't interest me in the least. I prefer the loungey cafe tropicalia of Guto Wirrti and Joao Callado's similar vibes. 72 titles all from 2019-20 Miranda Records Portugal has 17 more, with at least a couple more 99-cent bargains.

Mirau Musik (SEN) There's more going on here than on the average house label. 2006-13 but merely 17 titles. Add a whopping 191 titles by MORT SHYBUR

Mixupload DnB Relatively poppy drum & bass in 53 EP singles up to 2019. See also Mixupload Chill.

Modal Smaller house label w/ 36 titles from 2012-19. Does that mean higher standards and quality control? The 5-star bestseller by Duett just sounds like instrumental 1980s synth pop to me, but I understand a lot of people crave the futuristic retro. Much else is melodic to the point of romantic pop, especially where vocals are involved. Those are big misses in my book.

MonoMyth Are they calling the sound of old, mono records a myth, or is that sound exactly what these 15 titles, made significant by one kinda funky instrumental LP by Mike Lee, are shooting for? Singles here are poppier rock but not offensively so.

MonseArt Polish rock experimentation counts as the hits here, Fraktale being the example I sampled, while most others go in the misses column. I'll take the jazz and maybe even the metal over the attempts at pop. 30 extremely varied titles, two more by adding "Music" to the name, from 2015-19. (Gone Mar.'23)

MtM Ltda Latin sourced and spanning most genres from world to pop to jazz. 52 titles from 2014-18. Don't bother w/ the other variations of MtM Ltda unless five more on HormigaLoca would be of interest. (gone Feb.'21, reduced to 1)

Mushroom Pillow Looks like a lot of alternative Latin groups, but on listening I think they might be from Spain. Worth exploring, starting w/ highly rated hazy shoegaze of Triangulo de Amor Bizarro. Fans of 1980s rock would be well served as a whole. Many listed releases are singles not labeled as such. 146 titles from 2004-17. Put an underscore between for ten more closer to the turn of the century.

MTPHSCS Interesting, well produced hip-hop from folks who like to remove vowels from their own names and from their titles, mostly singles, some in French. 22 in total from 2014-19. (gone Feb.'22, reduced to a couple singles)

Musicactual Vocalists en español often over strings, classical music on pianos that can suddenly turn Latin, 29 titles up to 2022 often live and usually at least interesting, though I don't feel it quite as much as they do. Either very serious pop or classical that strives/strains for pop audiences.

MusicDiffusion 156 titles in electronica, folk, and more, some highly rated with a lot from 2020. Lots more in the (a Most Wanted Music division) variations, which confusingly change genres, become French or Spanish, and other devious ploys for attention. Unclassifiable, inconsistent, and too much to browse in one sitting. Ballooned to 999 titles in Jan.'22, with several rated. 3610 in Mar.'23, so good luck to anyone else brave enough to click through and report back!

MUSITECA Possibly coming out of Colombia, but only half the titles are in Spanish. Pop rock, one metal band, and some electronica make for an odd catalog of 27 titles from 2017-2019, but it's worth exploring. 51 titles in Jan. 2021, 61 in Feb.'22, but I borderline regret my trial purchase. 69 in Mar.'23

MUZAI Records 46 titles up to 2020, 51 in Feb.'22, must have something worth wishlisting based on the variety of noisy darkness going on here. Goth and post-punk are always welcome, mixed w/ electronic and aformentioned noise. Just one title on the two name variations.

MZK Publishing 55 titles up to 2020 in a very mixed catalog spanning metal, punk, pop, soft jazz, and more. I don't know the language of at least a couple of them, but French and English are also mixed at least as much as the overall quality. (gone Feb.'22)

Neednowater Fairly interesting and varied, much claiming to be folk, but not to the point I'll buy any of it for 99 cents. Highly rated. 13 titles, mostly EPs, from 2011-20.

Nervous Looks like a large selection of rockabilly, 130 titles from the 1980s to 2021.

Nesma There could be the greatest bellydance music of all time on the site, and it would probably be ridiculed. I think these twelve titles ending in 2015 are from Egypt. Some mellow and others dance-intended

New York Haunted Acid techno only of interest when it leaves out the beat and tries to experiment, IMO. 46 titles up to 2019.

NBSRussian electronica, on the trancey side and an acquired taste to be sure, seems to keep getting mislabeled as house music on the LPs here. Some hip-hop and pop are mixed in among 430+ titles. All from 2017? (gone Feb.'22)

Nice Swan One EP of British punk and then ten more one-track singles, mostly from 2020. Mostly also rated five stars. Worth a listen on the cheap for cents.

1985 Music 55 titles of decent drum & bass, with 99-cent EPs being the stock in trade, up to 2021.

No Sleep Records They're no Jade Tree, but it's surprising to find a dedicated emo label with 120+ titles this late in the game. 2011-19. Add the screamo by Amongst Thieves on their self-entitled label, The Nation Blue

Noctem Audio Everything I clicked on was dubstep, though I doubt it's all that. 53 titles from 2011-15. 99-cent EPs would be a nice way to explore electronic music and revive eMusic if anyone ever bought them.

Noisy Drums Drum & bass delivers on the labeled promise. 46 titles from 2013-18. I found the DLX ep a good place to start exploring. (gone Mar.'23)

Noromusic Big band and smooth jazz with classical mixed in, looks serious. 27 titles from 2014-17, and I sprang for the almost comically light Albert Orgon album

Nrtya This wouldn't raise my eyebrows without knowing that these come from India. Mostly electronic, with some metal, jazz, and other surprises among 33 titles up to 2019. Unfortunately, most are singles, which makes them strange b/c few are poppy. Credit to them for taking risks, but I'm not sure what I actually would download. 44 in Feb.'22.

Nubenegra Latin world music from the 1990s to 2010 in 81 titles. Add a space for ten in rock up to 2019. Mariem Hassan's story as one of the most prominent female vocalists in desert blues sure sounds tragic, while her music should live on.

O Genesis An altogether different rock sound with plenty of rated albums to guide. 58 titles up to 2019

OBSKUR Might as well be the name of every label left, but these titles labeled as techno are a touch more interesting in some cases, often with use of vocals. I will definitely be picking up SIGSALY for 99 cents. 22 titles up to 2021

Ocean Waves Productions 24 titles in alt. rock seems pretty harmless by only a few bands from 2015-20, with a few more singles added from 2021.

Odd John Ambient bargains, clever electronica, but only a few artists over 50 albums up to 2019, 64 in Feb.'22. Add Studio Woolston for Jesse Woolston's interesting experimentation

OHM Resistance Bill Laswell, Merzbow, and other recognizable names in a sizable catalog. (gone Feb.'22)

1MZ 24 titles, mostly singles up to 2020. Two LPs by Allan 2 and Magnésio Vip do an interesting mix of Afro-Caribbean pop and hip-hop but are probably too poppy for me to purchase. Add six presumably Brazilian titles w/ clear African roots on Okwami from 2006-19, inexpensive & fairly interesting hip-hop & R&B.

ONIONWAVE Electronica whose tracks are too short to be trance but too upbeat and based on simple melodies to be anything else. They're deliberately cultivating a retro vibe on 40+ titles up to 2019. Reduced to nine singles Feb.'22.

Opposite Number Decent rock but a mere nine titles from 2016-19. Add six by Nonbeliever on Nonrefundable and nine on Scruff of the Neck

Orrua Diskak Funny name, and only a few groups making jazz & world music. 15 titles from 2013-19. 33 in Feb.'22.

Osborne Again A tiny catalog of 10 alt. rock titles, only two full albums that both sound decent if not especially enticing. Very new from 2018-21.

Output RecordingsMostly electronic singles, with a few full length albums. The label is more unusual for its date range of the 1990s to 2006 than for its sound, in 43 titles

Ouvirmos Two interesting new classical albums by Zoar stand out from the crowd of already unusual, old Latin classical and folk music. 17 in total, from 2003-16

Oveja Negra Latin rock, pop, jazz, and you name it. Some new and some dating to the 1950s. 83 titles, none newer than 2011. Reduced to 23 in Apr.'21.

Overground Records Man or Astroman?, Television Personalities, and a collection of rock spanning decades must have some albums that live up to their high ratings. 67 titles

OVUNQVE 16 techno titles updating in 2020 with nice album art, some Japanese and some bargains. (gone Feb.'22)

Oyhopper One way to distinguish oneself from the electronic masses here listed without changing the sound too much is to call your techno "dystopian," as this Norwegian label does. 33 titles up to 2019. (gone Feb.'22)

Pacific Grove I don't know if the 9Lazy9 album listed as jazz is the same band as the electronic group on Ninja Tune, but the $7.50 price tag will probably keep me from ever finding out. Jack Hancock does some interesting things w/ an acoustic guitar. On 44 titles in the narrow range of 2009-2011, much is obviously not worth clicking on. I also wonder if there's any relationship to the CA town.

Passive Front LPs by Tethys and Ne Plus Ultra are interesting electronica, and they're surrounded by cheap singles that may prove just as interesting. 53 titles worth exploring, from 2012-17. 61 in Feb.'22.

Patch Work ProductionJust over a dozen French reggae and cafe music albums from 2008-10. Add Ivo Petrus Marie. Four more similar on Records d'Aigua.

Peder Mannerfelt Produktion 19 produktions of experimental techno and some noise, drone up to 2019. Well worth exploring as the prices and labeling as singles varies greatly with quality.

Picap 1847 Latin-sourced albums to dive into, if you have all the time in the world. Lots of jazz mixed in it. 1950 in Jan.'22, one of the largest catalogs on the site, thankfully with an increasing number rated, frontloading the best stuff over the years. Every decade since the 1960s is well represented, and hidden bargains keep me clicking for more. An excellent alternative to digging through dusty, musty attics in Spain looking for old vinyl in playable condition. If someone separated all the jazz, classical, or prog rock albums tucked away on here, each would be among the best labels remaining (maybe browsing for jazz would yield a large % on Picap by now and save you some clicking labor). I'm not sure how stuff from the 70s can be labeled alt. rock or alternative/indie. Also unusually, its newest titles from 2021 are buried deeply. When it misses, frequently and inevitably, it just sounds old and blandly conservative (especially on its non-progressive or otherwise newer rock albums). After trying to click through, I made it 21 pages & gave up after a long drought. A more intrepid explorer can report on pages 22-41.

Piccolo Ignore the trash comps, and you'll find mostly serious classical music in these 77 titles up to 2019

PLMP Heavily distorted vocals on hip-hop in French must have some worthwhile stuff on 19 titles from 2017-19, 67 titles in Feb.'22. Add eight singles on 315 Prod

Producciones R Reggae and world music en español is fairly interesting and not overly cheesy, in only ten titles from 2013-19.

Perth Half electronic experimental, half hip-hop. Merely seven titles from 2017-18 need back-up for significance.

Phantom Limb A few interesting, 99-cent eps elevate these mere ten titles for expermentation, though I can't get a grip on them from just sampling. Electronic, female vocal, and acoustic guitar in turn. AMG shows the excellent Quest Ensemble having a release on the label, but eMu has it and one more on PFT. Add three from 2014 by Stereochemistry and a whopping 73 on Stackz Production. Many will find Ella Martine's solo acoustic guitar songs appealing, but I think her style & songwriting are done to death.

Philophon Jimi Tenor and only one other LP, but highly rated and artists with interesting names make this worth exploring. I expect the jazz designation is borderline. (gone in 2021)

Philos Electronic and looking a bit urban on its album covers. Mostly EPs. 33 titles from 2014-20. (gone Feb.'22)

Pirotecnia 38 mostly electronic EPs of good value with a few short full-length albums mixed in. Avant Garde might be a stretch, but the bestsellers are at least a good bit more interesting than most electronica. DJ Raff is fairly famous, and I wishlisted Pol del Sur

Plateia D'IlusōesNew folk music in Portuguese, eight titles from 2014-18, up to 14 in Feb.'22. Add the clothing-averse Antame de Cao's world singles to reach significant numbers and 2019. Three from AVM Jorge Rivotti also go here.

Poker Flat Several recognizable names in this electronic group suggest a lot more worth hearing. Held back by prevalence of house and tech house. 142 titles mostly from the 2010s, reduced to 118 in Feb.'22

Polvorosa Niños con Bombas is highly energetic and varied (also highly rated on AMG), and the titular band among a mere 15 titles up to 2019 might be passable.

Pontiaq Most of the rock here seems content to plow the typical row of guitars, bass, vocals, and drums, so my knee-jerk reaction is to dismiss it all as mediocre. 42 titles from 2012-20 are needed to keep eMusic vital in any case. I did wishlist a couple, liked Basset Hounds a lot, 48 in Feb.'22. Several are in Portuguese or español, but mostly English.

Positive Vibz Productions Reggae en español on the poppier, more aggressive side without actually crossing into hip-hop in 27 titles up to 2019, 29 in Feb.'22.

Primavera d'Hivern 24 titles up to 2020 are a mixed bag often en español or French or some language in between them, Catalán? Usually labeled as pop but mostly rock, and on sampling the LPs I'm not actually sure I'd buy anything. Trebled to 77 in Feb.'22, raising the priority but not hopes after finding the bestsellers rather meh. Add 30 singles by Hilton Barcelos on Primavera Produções.

Proibito I usually like electronic stuff, but Huerco S. was not appealing, I thought DJ Python was overrated, and all miscategorized. 22 titles have powerful allies at Pitchfork from 2013-17

Quemasucabeza Are these mostly Latin artists worth burning one's head over? Only one way to find out. Lots of actual singles, and frustratingly, unlabeled singles. 119 titles from 2010-2020. 146 in Feb.'22, plenty of new stuff but still a lack of something distinctive enough to be wishlisted. Bland, conventional pop en español.

Rainbow Station The poppier, more electronic, & produced Turkish single sister label of Dbd, there are 80+ titles up to 2021 here for those who want to click forever. Often not bad, but I don't brake for anything less than EPs.

Raso Estudio 45 titles of urban pop en español is mostly well produced and not obnoxious, up to 2020. Singles appear to be actually one track each, and annoyingly a lot are unlabled singles. Still worth exploring for the wide variety. 85 titles in 2021, 109 in Feb.'22, with several new and of interest such as when they claim to be both pop and dubstep or electronic and classical.

Rasterton 11 electronic albums from 2017-18 that must be called experimental, if only for breaking out unexpectedly into polka in the case of Toner. Others tend toward the more abstract but definitely not droning side.

Rebel Writer Unusual hip-hop (i.e. backed by a ukelele), mostly singles, in 55 titles up to 2019. (gone Feb.'22)

REC-EYES At least Victor-Lio Angulo and The Viridian Groove take some big risks, but most of these 20 titles (and maybe including those two also) are either a little bit off or not quite up to snuff. En español, 2014-17.

RecordzmanChanging the "s" to a "z" compared to a similar Russian label apparently makes a world of difference in terms of quality. Videatape and Fixme in particular both hew closer to the indie sound I prefer than anywhere save a few elite Russian imprints. 70+ titles up to 2017 are still mostly singles, though. (reduced to five singles Feb.'22)

Recordiau Cae Gwyn About a dozen rock albums from bands and people I've never heard of, though the album covers aren't bad. Add Al Lewis Music for 21 more pop rock in Welsh that's too poppy for me.

Recordiau JigCal Mid-2010s rock EPs and singles from somewhere in Europe (Wales) look novel at least. 17 titles sound pretty average to me, but Welsh singing is novel. Three more on JigCal.

Records on Ribs About ten albums from 2014-18 spread over four artists in rock, pop, folk, surprisingly loud and long in the rock cases so as to confound my wishes to put them in either metal, prog rock, or post-rock. I believe much is available NYP on Bandcamp and didn't find "Talk Less Say More" worth keeping after buying it.

Red Poncho Producciones Rock en espanol, poppier and not bad. Not great either. 26 titles from 2017-19. Add the four on Churumusica and seven by Hamaca al Río on Perú Digital, five on Retrológico. Oddly, this was reduced to one, while Red Poncho has 164 titles as of Feb.'22. Many of the new titles seem to be astronomically priced at $8.49, pretty much unheard of. Everything sounds competently produced, but I didn't wishlist anything on sampling. The singles all seem to be one track each.

Redukt DigitalTechno with a refreshing amount of variety. Several rated. Overly so, I'd say. 49 titles from 2010-14.

Regent Street Records Ltd 51 titles, mostly singles & EPs in punk, rock, etc. Several are rated up to 2021. 54 in Feb.'22, with seven more singles on the unlimited version. I'm not impressed.

RetroSynth If only every label's name could describe its sound so succinctly, my job would be infinitely easier. Some "so dorky it's cool" retro does indeed reside here, though it's a bit dancier than I'd prefer. Nostalgia aplenty in 110 titles up to 2020 but striving to reach back to the 1980s and beyond. (gone, reduced to 1, in Feb.'22)

Riptide Music Group LLC Middling quality rock in a large catalog of 132 titles up to 2021, a total of four others on the two variations. The addition of Deadly Avenger short EPs & albums threw me for a loop and ups the interest, as do two five-star rated albums by Big Little Lions a reviewer compares to Of Monsters and Men. 146 in Feb.'22.

Roaratorio Looks like some fine jazz and some surprises in experimental music, classic rock mixed in as well. Wears its admiration for Sun Ra, who makes a couple appearances, on its sleeves. Just $2.99 for full albums. 37 titles ending in 2018.

Rosa Celeste 19 titles mainly by the fair-to-good and prolific Arnaldo Antunes, joined by a few others from Brazil, ranging from 2004-21

Rub-a-Duck Poppy urban electronica, dub, dubstep, and jungle led by The Freestylers in 90+ titles from 2012-2015 and generally going a bit over the top

Rock It! Misleading name, as only a few actually do. Still fairly interesting and Latin-sourced. Several interesting titles at reasonable prices, and I've greatly enjoyed the two I bought. 32 up to 2020. Bandcamp has several free downloads early in the catalog but not enough to be included on the NYP list

Runemark A couple of well regarded EPs aside, these 11 titles seem to be just more techno 2016-19.

Rupa Rupa Small catalog of ten titles from 2012-18 with some interesting Italian reggae, pop, and hip-hop.

Rupture LDN To my ears, these 99-cent drum & bass EPs are above average and more diverse, 2008-21, but only 22 of them, with plenty two-track singles for 49 cents.

The Rust 20+ albums of middling electronica, all unrated, all from 2017-19, mostly for 99-cents. Most EPs at least on the bestselling end do enough to be distinctive and enjoyable w/out being overly poppy or experimental

Saada Music Among these 80+ albums up to 2019, electronically augmented Middle Eastern pop misses harder than it hits but must have some interesting stuff. Certainly, they've got a different idea of what rock/alternative sounds like (reduced to 17 titles in Feb.'22)

Savage Music Inc. Some religious overtones but still catchy tunes in these 18 singles and one EP from 2018-19. African pop that will never be popular. Add two very long albums (one 5+ hrs. by Nyamache)

Schedule One Doing things with bass that nature never intended. Many worthwhile EPs. Nicely jungly and generally 99 cents other than compilations. (gone Apr.'21)

Scion Audio/Visual A small grab bag of various styles from the usual house and reggae to very odd rockabilly, including a Rob Swift EP. 16 titles from 2010-11

Scissor & Thread Filed under deep house, to be approached with suspicion, but clearly worth exploring. Home of Solo Andata, Desert Sound Colony, which are decidedly not house in any way, shape, or depth.

Secret Family A few hip-hop and a drum & bass LPs, and the rest is rather aggressive hip-hop en español. Their top two MCs, despite being plenty hard w/ sounds of gunshots and themes of the street, are actually quiet and restrained, less interested in raising a ruckus than speaking their minds. I'll take it over the usual obnoxious pop or hard posers w/ distorted voices. 50 titles up to 2019

SEdeM Oil paintings all across the covers and almost all rated 3 or 4 stars in classical music, 34 titles of seriousness.

Seeing Red With some overlap on Sludgelord, these rock albums specialize in longer songs, for me closest to wishlistable when they lean towards post-rock or prog rather than metal. The album art doesn't always tip its hand as to which direction any band will go, and albums are likely to dabble, so lots of sampling will be necessary. 47 titles up to 2021.

SELF Music Publishing Russian rock spanning metal, alternative, and Adaen even veers promisingly into math rock at times. 64 titles up to 2019.

Sello Azul Latin on the world-music side is both cheesier and poppier than the superior Sello Fisura. Also a wide range of styles in titles from 2000-17. Almost wishlisted the pop of Carolina Nissen and the jazz of Mario Feito Trio, but they didn't stand up to further scrutiny.

ShadowTrix Urban electronica with only occasional guest MCs is preferable to me over actual hip-hop. Unique beats indeed. Add the highly rated albums by Future Funk Squad.

Sink & Stove Be sure to use the ampersand and spell out "and" for the full catalog of twentysome rock possibilities in three different links. Some bother to say they're "Brit Pop." People of Water are the exception to my interest in instrumental rock, it seems, and having an album for an unimaginable $8.49 doesn't help. The wildly unpredictable rock w/ m&F vocals of You & The Atom Bomb was one of the most pleasant surprises from a summer 2022 spree. 2003-13.

604Nearly 200 to choose from, but I doubt the five-starredness of some of these alternative rockers and their conventional pop takes on folk, country, etc. There do seem to be more female vocalists than usual. Turn of the 21st century to 2020. Lots of variations of the name to sort through. Another reliable explorer has confirmed there's nothing actually of interest here.

Six Thirty Indonesian metal, punk, and prog rock. You can sort it yourself in 29 titles from 2008-19. I find most of it to be rather pale imitation, though the singing language is a novelty.

Sleazy Old-timey rockabilly, folk, rock, and country complete w/ black & white photography and a guy in a fez for album covers. 25 titles can't possibly be from 2019 as claimed

Slow Habits Fairly mellow beats in short supply, a mere 11 titles from 2019-20 (gone Feb.'21)

Slow Motion Italian techno is obviously superior for its machismo. Novel to be making ultra-retro electronica in 2020 that sounds like it's from the 1980's. 23 titles (gone Sept.'21)

Smokin' Badger Suddenly in 2020 there are 27 more live albums by famous people from the 1970s destined to be bestsellers, but I will ignore them. Reduced to a single title in Apr.'21, as seems to be inevitable with these kinds of labels.

SO Recordings 12 titles in rock from 2009-19 with much rated highly, though I didn't find anything I liked.

Something in Construction British-sounding rock and EDM. Misjudged the first go-round. Some sounds fine, so this had to be rescued from the bottom tier.

Sones 37 titles in Latin synth-pop and rock are mostly borderline wishlistable, from 2000 up to the early 2010s. Some quirky folk also going on here

Songkit 200 titles up to 2017 mix the very hard and the very soft from light jazz, steel drums, to death metal. Very confusing, leading one to question the point of describing the sound of an entire record label, but probably not bad.

Sonic Book Interviews but also actual music from artists way more famous than elsewhere on eMusic.

Sonic Groove While I'm partial to visual and physical grooves, might give theirs a listen, too. Allmusic calls it a "respectable" electronic label, and many of the 64 titles dating back to the 1990s and ending in 2017 are rated. While I have nothing against Adam X, I prefer the classic drum & bass of his cousin F.

Sonic Terror Digital Some distinctive drum & bass in 40 titles from 2016-19. Some on the verge of hardcore. 99-cent EPs are the standard.

Sorted A tiny catalog of ten British sounding rock titles (not much to sort!) from 2016-21, nothing offensive or very enticing to me.

Sound Art Polish blues and purist guitar rock. Not a little of it. 78 titles from 2013-19

Space of Variants Ten techno albums with very long tracks, one dub. 2017-19. Add Spectral Message for five spacey electronica things from 2021.

Space Baby Some good value on hard trance EPs for 99 cents. 33 titles from 2009-19

Staalplaat Mort Aux Vaches series & Muslimgauze mostly

Step Pepper Risk takers, outsiders, and generally slightly off sounds prevail here in disparate genres. I'm not sure how to judge whether experimentation is a success for most of these 84 titles from 2018 and 2019, but variety could hardly be wider. Worth sampling individually for your difficulty preference. Self avowedly experimental and from Alabama. Add seven led by Jad Fair on Dymaxion Groove

Strange Life All listed under electronica, probably European, these 19 titles from 2004-10 collectively sound like they're transitioning from atmospheric Tangerine Dream or Ozric Tentacles to atmospheric Harthouse or early Warp techno. Right up some listeners' alleys, but I'm not a huge fan of the sound.

Strange Ways Wolfsheim offers a large catalog of German synth-pop, and several other albums are rated highly.

Stroll On A small stable of indie rock led by a Kelley Stoltz album. Add the indie pop of Mahuta Recordings for one more guy. Middling quality from two artists on Off Amsterdam also fit.

Strong Look A mere eight titles of pretty generic rock and from 2015-19, though The Seaport & The Airport is decent downtempo electronica.

Strong Island Island and beach-themed rock. 45 titles up to 2023, mostly singles and recently highly rated to get this out of the cellar tier.

Subbbace Three b's might stand for bass, and the opening track of the lone LP by SpeekrCreep entitled "Repetition" is at least accurate. The dubstep on here mostly comes in bite-sized EP & single portions for 99 cents & under, and I hear enough craft on these to make me want it from them rather than countless others. Maybe good for purists who prefer (near-) instrumental examples, which can be hard to find. 21 titles all from 2012-13.

SubmarinoAtomico Latin sourced and covering rock, jazz, blues, reggae, ska, and world music with lots from 2019. 169 titles here. Add a space and get a whopping 251 more. I haven't come across anything great yet, but it's all worth sampling for hours on end.

Subroutine About 50 alt. rock albums stopping just short of punk from 2007-2020, singles tend to be rated more often. I've yet to find anything I like but probably could w/ more effort and patience. 78 in Jan'22. 82 in Mar.'23, and I tried the math rock of a fungus for starters.

Subterfuge 700+ albums up to 2019, mostly but not all from Latin sources in alt. rock. All that's missing is anything I recognize or a review. Old jazz, synth-pop, and probably anything one could imagine is mixed in. I like Mow.

Sunset Road This Indonesian alternative label would be a high priority but for its inconsistency. On sampling, I didn't find anything nearly as compelling as my favorite band, Melancholic Bitch, but there's a lot for 99 cents that makes it worthwhile to take the plunge on some very different interpretations of pop, rock, and folk music (sadly gone Apr.'21). For eight more in a similar geographic vein, try SR Distribution.

SVK-CAPP-Glaufx Possibly Greek, sometimes industrial, always electronic and experimental. 90+ titles from the turn of the century to 2018. A worthwhile challenge to explore.

Sweat Taste Upped a tier for the audacity of calling most of these mildly experimental electronica EPs classical. Mostly 99 cents doesn't hurt either. Worth exploring.

Swim Lots of instrumental rock and even when there's singing, the stuff here's pretty atmospheric. Ending in 2018 and dating back to the 1990s in 25 titles

Synthadelia Didn't stumble upon these 29 electronic titles until June'22, and they often combine downtempo w/ vocals in a unique way that's not always compelling enough to buy. Their singles are cheap EPs, A couple from the late 90s but mostly early-to-mid 2010s.

Tactal Hots Environment At least a couple of fair downtempo electronica EPs in 28 titles from the early to mid-2010s. Pricey. Add four EPs by L:E:M:O

Takeo Half jazz/fusion/opera with some Japanese names and half Latin. Guitar jazz of Henna Hito Trio is my pick among merely 13 unusual and very mixed titles from 2010-13. Add the four on Rockamaya Music LLC and the nine aptly titled James Bossa Nova for light jazziness. Four more on Zona Jazz.

Tagomago I definitely prefer the work of Begoñia Olavide to the folk of her more prolific collaborator Javier Bergia, and she does have one album of the eleven here from 2012-2018 to herself.

Tamar You can decide whether guitars belong in house music on the Overslept album, get a free jazz fix from the bestseller, and explore the rest of these 35 odd, genre-combining titles at your leisure, up to 2021, discovered in Sept. I'm guessing it's Turkish

Tantrum 18 titles worth of folk pop from 2009-2018, almost all women artists, led by Malka. Go ahead and add the Scottsman Aaron Fyfe.

Tcheaz A mere nine EPs, each playing with vocals and electronic beats in a fairly novel, urban way, from 2013-17. Add the hip-hop of Flichii Ensemble for ten more, mostly from 2019

Teenage Riot A couple of nice electronic LPs by p.stoops and Bird Peterson, and the dubstep, house EP singles might be worth sorting through if you believe the high ratings. 2010-17

Terre Sommerse Some jazz, some questionable Italian stuff. Missed Oonar for my new wave list. I think the jazz here isn't actually a majority, just the bestselling. Light and funky are not my styles. 54 titles up to 2019. (Reduced to two titles Sept.'21) Add two albums by Budajipis and several by Gulp on E.L.K. Records

Tiamat Hip-hop en español aplenty in over 100 titles up to 2019 can't all be as interesting as the first several, but it is interesting.

Toca Discos Rock from Brazil up to 2019 can be interesting and loud, sometimes both. Unlabeled singles means a lot of clicking. 91 titles up to 2020. Pretty sure I'd wishlist something here if I had the patience to browse it

Too Lost LLC Poppy hip-hop, beats, R&B, and electronica, mostly singles and EPs in 40+ titles all from 2018-19

Tourist Info Nine titles from 2011-16 by Plume of Feathers and Lonely Tourist. UK rock that likes to drink alcohol

Tradisom Portuguese traditional, folk and world music. A prime example of the problematic division between the two genres. 127 titles spanning the early 20th century to 2019.

Transmitter The reggae here seems most plentiful & best among 15 titles, while the rock, jazz, and blues strains for mediocrity. Very middle-of-the-road to the point where I'll never buy anything (other than the older-looking/sounding fusion of "Drums & Lions"), but maybe older folks would. 1990s-2009.

Trashmouth Ugly, ugly rock music. Only 11 titles ending in 2018, but add "Records" to more than double it and flesh out the catalog to be worth exploring.

Trix MGMT 17 titles of mediocre pop & electronic pop possibly in Dutch, with Jeroen Woe providing an example of a 99-cent full-lenght album that fails to interest me. Mostly from 2021

T2N Organisation I just like that Klaas Stapert's solo piano is paired w/ French hip-hop on these 17 titles up to 2020. Add two on Yema Prod. Michael Wall does a lot more solo piano bordering on ambient but labeled as electronic on soundFORMovement in 46 titles

Tune-in Record Combine these 18 singles from Pakistan with those on Sky TT CDs Records for Pakistani pop single paradise up to 2019.

Türküola 62 vinyl rereleases from guess where whose 2020 & 2021 release dates one should definitely not believe. Some claim to be progressive rock, many are interesting in that 70s world rock way, but I have yet to choose a champion from the wishlist.

TribusHouse Favela Soul headlines these mere ten albums of urban Brazil, a cut above average to my ears, with a whole lot of Black pride. The singles are mostly $1.99 singles but rather spottier.

Tropical Bestseller might be referencing Rick & Morty, and there are some idiosyncratic urban electronic cuts in these 35 titles up to 2022.

12KSakamoto & Deupree are far, far, far from my favorite electronic artists, but there's so much on this label that must have others I prefer, such as Solo Andata. Reduced to 48 in Mar.'23, taking the album I'd wishlisted with it.

12th Isle Two 2020 releases suggest this label will grow from 8 titles to become officially significant. Inexpensive and generally overly crosslisted, this is mainly techno with some other more experimental electronic sounds as well.

Turista Universal 55 titles of Latin pop, rock, and electronica seem to be averse to risk. At least their singles are properly labeled and there's still a lot for 99 cents. Altogether too conventional to keep my interest. Now 188 titles up to 2021.

Unlimitedmusic In fact, most of these are quite limited to a couple tracks or EP length, ranging from instrumental hip-hop beats to distorted eletronic vocals to minimal "pop". All 59 are from 2021, oddly, and a couple with Japanese names sing in Portuguese or something? Lots are only 1-2 minutes long, and there's a lot of vocal variety.

UNO NYC Hip-hop and an occasional jazz outlier among lots of electronic EP singles. 44 titles from 2012-15 with some rated highly

UPR 25 electronic titles on the dark side of the spectrum, up to 2020. I sampled a few and was only moderately tempted.

Uva Robot Rock en español w/ female vocals on 99-cent EPs would have to be terrible for me not to be slightly interested. Los VariosArtistas and Rosario Alfonso are folksier but aren't bad either. 27 titles from 2012-20 among them and just one more artist.

Velocette Vic Chesnutt, Beulah lead recognizable but small catalog

Vesta Discos Folk, hip-hop, rock, and nicely produced pop en español is worth exploring, even with a small catalog of 24 and not many artists, simply for being mostly from 2019. 45 titles in 2021, and the singles appear to be one track each.

Visionaire Records Bound to be something worthwhile on here, given the variety. Strong metal presence in 88 titles from the 1990s to 2020. I bought Waleed Ahmed's quasi-prog album and don't regret it.

VL Another Russian label I totally missed until late 2020, there's a lot of variety in both style and quality out for some real stinkers. But overall these 120 titles up to 2020 offer an unusual sampling adventure that must eventually be rewarding. Singles all appear to be one track, also generally avoid the electronic titles, I advise.

VS With several exceptions in rock and world, this is a label of folk (acoustic guitar) music en español, much of it subtlely tasteful. Gravitones is my favorite and definitely not folk nor a single. 17 titles up to 2019. Add the three on Kymotto for Italians

Walking Disco Norwegian electronic label does indeed lean toward that scourge of the 70s, but there is at least novelty to be heard in these 20 EPs from 2015-2018.

THEWEBENGINE SRLS I'll make exceptions for theremin singles, and I want to like Miqrá, but most of this is pretty cheesy Italian pop, in 43 titles, mostly singles, from 2018-19. (gone Sept.'21)

WeGrowWax Above average downtempo electronica that likes to compile itself and hide 99-cent EPs up to 2019 in 34 titles. Scottie Royal appears to be its official MC. Add the two on DLoaw & Co. Ambient Crew does much the same a bit more darkly despite their name.

Western Star Rockabilly? 167 titles with many rated 5-stars. Resurrected from the lowest tier July'22

white label Quite a mixed bag of 36 titles from 2003-2012. Electronic, rock, synth-pop are well represented, but plenty of stinkers, too. Inexpensive.

WinGo Music Media A much smaller catalog than StreetVoice of Chinese alternative music, with 27 titles more mainland sourced. Definitely some good stuff in there, like the 3-track "Lover" by Second Hand Roses and a couple more post-rock albums from Wang Wen. Some titles should be listed under Icing Culture. Add Namewee for average Chinese pop (seems to have gone w/ Streetvoice in 2021)

WM Digital Services Sounds like they'll clean your house with a computer rather than rock it, and the variety among 257 releases is impressive. Quality will need sampling. Lots from 2019 and updating in 2020. Jazz, downtempo electronica, a great 99-cent prog rock album labeled as a single by Solid Sun, all combine to make this well above average but impossible to classify as a whole. 799 in Mar.'23, and I've concluded that most of it strains for mediocrity but comes up short; I would not even buy the bestsellers.

Wow Cool Certainly unique, these 15 titles all claim to be from 2019 except for one from 2009 and consist of carefully assembled sound collages, industrial rock, and electronic dronescapes. Some punk rock too. Add 17 titles by the artist Earlyguard.

X.Protocol Interesting Middle-East pop...not sure what's going on with Sina Hejazi. 26 titles ending in 2017 Name could be Chinese, but highly doubtful given classical and jazz catalog. Lose the .com for four more. 27 titles up to 2020

XVK Entertainment Above average hip-hop with nicer beats and residing somewhere between hard stuff and poppier rap. I wish some of the other titles rather than Psychatic were 99 cents. 26 titles from 2017-19.

X7M I can't tell if this is hard trance or hard techno (not hardcore, notably), but on sampling the 133 EP singles for 99 cents, I could imagine buying some to find out for sure.

Y&W French hip-hop. Pretty well produced and occasionally catchy. Not overly aggressive. 39 titles up to 2019 (gone Oct. '19). Add the 14 by CDQP. The 21 singles on Kamal a La Prod Inc. seem to be of lower quality but have nowhere else to go unless paired with the 19 singles on Alpha Better and the 21 more on Hope Music Group.

The Yellow Gate Half of the six titles are punk, four from 2019, and it's probably Latin sourced. I find the other three more interesting rock.

Yellowbird Serious jazz here. I recognize almost none of it.(gone July'19)

Young Heavy Souls Elliot Lipp & Michna as a team elevate the electronica here. There's some rock also. Inexpensive and w/ plenty for 99 cents up to 2020

You Plug Me A dozen electronic titles that like to add pianos & soft vocals. The three 99-cent EPs are worthwhile. 2013-2021.

ZBM Ambient and other droning mixed with synth-pop. Sample first so you don't get the wrong kind. 25 titles up to 2019. Now 58 including 2020 releases

Первое Музыкальное Издательство A cut above most Russian labels in terms of production value, whether it's hip-hop (Monatik's beats are distinctive), pop, or rock. Could be criticized as formulaic, as almost everything gets an EDM beat eventually, including what seems to be folk or rock. A mountain of 330+ titles, mostly singles as usual, to sort through with 2019 very well covered. Maybe the best source for those looking to party like an oligarch?


Some Diamonds in the Rough (Gotta look releases up online before pulling the trigger on albums put out by these labels. Approach with caution.)

Abstract Sonics I'm going to make an exception here on the requirement that there be more than one artist for a label to be significant. This is just one guy, Giles Appleton, but he's put out 533 electronic titles--and not just singles--that stand up to sampling scrutiny. So let's have 500 titles be the standard one person has to cross before we indulge any individual's vanity, OK? Add the nearly 50 on Skyman Records and just one electronic artist, A Master's Archive, from 2018-19 to show just how far beyond the pale this is.

A NEW LABEL Too much diversity in 256 titles up to 2019 for there not to be some gems hidden in here. Latin hard rock, metal, and punk. Reduced to 91 in Jan.'22, but the Eskorzo EP leads well.

A+Overall, I hear more of a C- or a D+. There are more LPs than usual among the 49 titles up to 2019, and some of the two-track singles show promise. The only thing I sampled I'd consider downloading was the pop of Never Get Used to People. The rest is pretty average hip-hop and pop

А+/Студия СОЮЗ24 Russian pop and hip-hop singles with EPs or LPs the same or one with a flautist, 2017-19.

Aaryaa/Ditto I knew there had to be entire labels of Indian film soundtracks left somewhere. This is the first I've found, and with focused effort I'll bet a lot more could be found. 83 titles all appear to be from 2018, but on clicking some say they're from 2019. They do appear to be on the newer side, to the disappointment of those who prefer vintage and classic Bollywood.

Abducted 139 titles in dubstep EP singles ending in 2018 designed less as songs than as sounds intended to make dudes say "yeah!" or "whoa!"

Abhishek Band Company Indian pop can't all be terrible in 23 titles up to 2020. Or can it? BLACKLIST3D was a pretty painful sample.

Black Money Camp Music Assn. Long name for rather hard hip-hop up to 2020 in 29 titles

Abstrasension Nicely varied electronica in 16 titles from 2013-18. Add related Sen Production for four more from 2019.

Acople Has the look of the best Latin and Hispanic rock labels, but these are relatively pricey and not as interesting. 38 titles from 2012-19 are still worth exploring.

ActOrchestraRussian hip-hop and pop singles and beats for the same, with a few LPs scattered among 35 titles up to 2019

Adriatiko Unusually tight, catchy techno here that has room for melodies, no matter how basic. 54 titles ending in 2017

Aerotropic Credit is due to Onda Skillet and Craft for doing something different with their techno, but whether it's appealing remains an open question. 28 EP singles ending in 2018

Aesthetic Education Fairly well produced beats and self-described house music up to 2019 in 16 titles. Altogether confusing and I'm not sure I'm interested enough to explore.

AFERA17 Russian hip-hop and beats titles up to 2019 with fair production value and mostly singles as usual

Agadir Vision Middle East pop that's a little more diverse than most of the __ Vision labels. Still some pretty buzzy voice processing going on on some. 45 titles up to 2019. A duplicate with five titles also exists.

Agorazein Latin hip-hop with distorted vocals and rather electronic backing. 27 titles from 2011-19

Ahmed Almusawi Omani pop from Eid Nahar can get cheesy but is often interesting. Just eight EPs and singles all from 2018.

Aldaba Rock en español and sometimes this involves acoustic guitars. Three 99 cent LPs from Cuarto Silencio refuse to be sampled. 17 titles from 2004-2019.

Amashinga African world pop with an unusual number of adolescents singing. 31 titles, almost all LPs from 2016-19.

Ambidextrous A 2019 album by Lackluster is all that's stood out so far

akadroow For significance, put these Latin singles by Droow from 2019 with those on NoJob by Los HYP$Y$ and maybe it'll all make sense. Add 39 more on Worldwide (172 more in 2021, 205 in July'22)

Alligator Records The blues aren't my cup of tea, but there sure is a lot to choose from, still. Will have to ask some blues men where to start an exploration. (Gone Jan. 2020)

Alga Marghen A mere six titles of experimental music mostly from 2015-16. The two 99-cent titles are somewhat interesting, but I don't care for the majority of Intersystems. Add five more to reach significance on Ongehoord from 2018-20

alma music An odd 16 titles in possibly Italian rock ranging from hard to a 1980 new wave demo. One reggae album, too. Up to 2019

Alma Mater Urban electronica with frequent MCs, though the newest album from 2018 more resembles the folk label from Portugal that comes up when searching for the label online. 43 EP singles otherwise ending in 2017. (gone Oct. '19)

Aloha Entertainment If you had to guess what was here, you knew from "Entertainment" that it had to be hip-hop, right? Hawaiian would've been pretty cool, but would you have guessed Polish? 72 titles up to 2019.

Amadeus Arte 38 titles of new, Italian classical I doubt anyone has heard of, and the reason might be the proximity to easy listening. Many also crosslisted w/ New Age. Surprisingly a lot w/ vocalists & rated often. Up to 2021.

Amimoun If pressed, I'd guess this is Egyptian pop music, but the production values are high enough to push it into pop territory I usually prefer to avoid. A lot is from 2019.

Analaga Pop, folk, and hip-hop with slick production. Mostly 2019 and singles. Celso Fonseca has a short, pleasant folk album here among 73 others.

The Animal Farm It's unusual, first of all, to see so many rock singles. 228 titles ending suddenly in 2018, and I could only find one LP. Being from the UK does not absolve these small doses of mediocrity.

Apple Media Group Africa Pretty excessive use of voice processing gives these albums which look like compilations (I don't think they are) an electronic whine that could well be irritating. 15 titles, all from 2018, though I wouldn't trust that.

Aptaun OK, this is getting ridiculous, does all Polish hip-hop live on labels beginning with A? I wish I could tell the difference between the really goods stuff and the mediocre, but I don't feel that motivated to learn Polish. Add four titles from 2013-14 on "independent" Polish hip-hop label Stojedenaście to show this corporate giant what's what in the underground.

Art Gates Based in Spain but there are no traces of it in what seems to be mostly but not entirely metal, often Nordic. 180+ titles up to 2019

Artesa de Arte One gets the feeling the musicians here consider themselves rather artistic. Sometimes it's justified. Some unlabeled singles and one 2019 EP. 22 titles in Mar.'23

Art. Connection Jazzy pop from Poland in a mere 17 titles from 2013-16

Asfalt Perhaps more than any genre, hip-hop is at a serious handicap when the MC raps in a language you don't understand, here being Polish. But there's enough creativity and variety, not to mention 100 titles up to 2019, to think that there's a few where not understanding won't impede appreciation. Not all are hip-hop either.

Assay Middle Eastern pop, updated to 2019, in 104 titles. Add (Promind) for 133 more, or rather now there doesn't seem to be just an Assay option anymore. Promind, on the other hand, has multiplied into a many tentacled monster.

AstroRock, mostly Latin-sourced, likely related to Astro Discos, similar to Ernie in dubious quality. 26 titles from 2000-18.

Atlas 32 Fairly middling alternative rock en español with frustratingly unlabeled singles and two-track EPs in 30 titles from 2015-19.

Amazon I prefer the instrumental jazz of Steve Harris Zaum over the highly rated vocal jazz of Angela Hagenbach, even though her albums are priced as 99 cent singles. Also some rock and folk of little consequence.

Ambient Wave If nothing else, this would be a good label to debate what is and isn't ambient music; I'd say most on here is disqualified for having a beat, while some shows that the line is pretty fuzzy. Most of the 30 titles ending in 2018 fall closer to light trance or even house, IMO.

Asoka Miau Experimental that's far more than droning and noise, and an extra bonus: tons of 99-cent albums. High priority for exploration. Unfortunately almost all a single, prolific artist, but not bad. 155 titles.

Aspire Higher Electronica, mostly EPs in 130+ titles up to 2019.

AstroPilot Possibly the Russian cousin of Sentimony, sounding quite similar on sampling from 56 titles up to 2019, though generally crosslisted as house.

Atavistic (gone as of July '19)

Atum 90+ titles in techno, mostly from Italy, it seems, up to 2019.

Audaz House with elements of disco, almost all short EPs with Alkalino featuring prominently in 111 titles up to 2019. Now 132 titles up to 2021.

AudD Rampantly mislabeled as ambient and instrumental rock, this is short, aggressive electronica that is at least different. 50+ titles from 2018-19. Mostly Russian singles, 114 titles in Feb.'22

Audio Kingz Average electronica from Lukado, HiddenL, and Peter Bands in 47 titles just by those three up to 2019.

Audio Porto Barely ten releases, mostly singles, in jazz, rock, electronic. Marmota's jazz is OK. 2017-19 (Just one single left in Mar.'23)

Audio Theory Drum & bass, dubstep EPs & singles hover around mediocrity in 52 titles from 2013-18

Audiomatique Recordings One of several electronic labels with a Trentemoller album or two but nothing else I recognize. Tech house ad infinitum, mostly unlabled EP singles. 57 titles from 2007-17

Audiophile Deep Techno EP singles up to 2019, 230+ titles, and just distinctive enough in album art and sound to avoid the usual fate of oonce music. An overdosed, watered down Anselcom?

Autoproducido Maybe just a collection of self-produced albums from hispanohablantes, a little bit of every genre and not outstanding or terrible. On sampling, I couldn't help thinking, "These guys could really use a producer." Often quite expensive for no apparent reason, 361 titles abundantly from 2020. 391 in July'22

AvAie Entezar Great Islamic devotional music to blast from your car or out the windows of your house in a conservative Christian neighborhood. 74 titles up to 2019, but mostly compilations and only a couple of artists who go really heavy on the reverb.

AVATARMUSIC Urban pop music in French, quite electronic and well produced, all singles among 14 titles from 2019-20, except for the album by Prisia. Don't expect high art or a lot of variety, and it's fairly interesting

AVECRussian electronic and pop? Relatively high production value, and Celebrine has a pretty high voice but hard to ignore sappy English lyrics. 15 titles, 2014-19. Downgraded a tier in Feb.'22 for not finding anything to wishlist among 32 titles.

AVK ПродакшнMore varied than most Russian labels, at least among its LPs, among hip-hop and rock, the singles remain hip-hop and pop among 60 titles up to 2019.

Ayouz Vision Middle-Easterners not averse to pop voice processing, but otherwise fairly pure and interesting in 60+ titles ending in 2018.

Azoto One of the strangest groups of artists on eMusic, with world, jazz, and gospel making strange bedfellows for a very profane rapper. 19 titles from 2006-19

Azul de Tróia A mere ten titles from Portugal from 2015-2020, but they're decent quality (synth-)rock.

Bad Boys Large catalog of 111 dubstep and other electronic EP singles fails to impress, but it could be that I've just yet to take a deep dive into dubstep. 2012-16

Balkan No apparent geographic connection; just techno that's a bit more innovative than average. 15 titles ending in 2018. Add the ten by Redshape on Present Records

Banana Bahia Pop and hip-hop en español, mostly singles and making use of vocal distortion. 2014-19, 24 titles, two more singles under Bahía. Add Stelars TV for 31 more singles up to 2020.

BANDOMUSIC Switching between English and Portuguese with fair production value is all the positivity I can spare for these ten hip-hop titles from 2018-19

Bani Musique I can't find which country these Middle East pop albums are from. There are 19 of them from 2010-16. They're of the deskjet color printer album cover kind with pictures of the singer(s).

BANTU MEDIA Brazillians of color (I assume) make pop, hip-hop, and acoustic folk on 26 titles, mostly singles, up to 2021

Barceloneta Whether or not these 38 titles up to 2020 are Catalán, they seem to be below average quality in a variety of genres, including some rather amusing death metal by My Evilness Reached More after I Died.

Basement Studios Everyone in Iceland must have one. These ten titles are split between just two artists in hip-hop and folk rock, from 2015-2019. Add Common Prayer for Robert Irish and Devotional folk rock up to 2020

Bass Taste On sampling, it does deliver the advertised flavor, but not in morsels larger than an EP. Loud Taste's sometimes Latin dubstep leads 24 titles from 2012-20

Bassukah I should be more excited about German rap, but these 11 titles look a bit too hard and poppy. Add "edt." for 17 more titles up to 2019

Bassweight Very light and atmospheric dubstep and drum & bass in ten titles, all from 2010.

Battle Audio Absolute darkness in themes and sounds prevents dismissal of these hardcore electronic singles, skipping 2018 entirely with two from 2019. 68 in total, mostly featuring skulls.

Bear Busby happened upon it via the exception to the majority, the OK reggae album by Sal de Mar. Lots of 2019 hip-hop en español can't all be obnoxious.

Beat & PathThese 22 house EPs up to 2019 have a few that leave it, for the better, and not just with nice album art.

Bedouin Merzbow and presumably likeminded noise, much of it rated. (gone Apr.'21)

BestMusic Digital Distro Might as well be called Acme A1 Music Conglomerate for its jumble of mixed styles and quality. Tiarra sounds like a poor man's Rammstein, TiPtiL is Eurotrash pop mislabeled as jazz, Blue Nipple Boy offers mediocre reggae, Kazi Ploae raps in an unknown European language well enough. 53 titles marginally worth exploring for the sheer variety and unpredictability, from the end of the 20th century to 2015.

北京咚吧嗒文化有限公司 Beijing Dong Ba Ta Wen Hua Youxian Gongsi has pop singles from Mainland China and a few EPs that appear to have only remixes on them. Spread over the course of 1000 titles, I'd direct anyone interested in Chinese pop and rock to my Chinese Alternative Musicsubsite instead of clicking endlessly through them. Those insisting on going through eMusic to find Chinese labels for endless clicking can type Beijing 北京, Shanghai 上海, or pretty much anything and find an assortment of pop schlock.

Below System If they mean to say they're underground, so be it. 42 titles in hip-hop considerably harder than I prefer, from 2013-19

Better on Foot Nice album art got my hopes up, but it seems these 36 titles up to 2019 are just more deep house. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for having something that sounds distinctive for now.

bibonthebeat Odd mix of hip-hop en español and minimal but bass beat heavy electronica in 18 mostly singles up to 2020, with the eponymous label's artist featuring prominently

BiggBoss Tiny catalog of 17 titles up to 2020 in mostly urban Slavic pop and hip-hop but in the Roman alphabet. A couple of outliers in rock and almost ambient, too.

Birdhouse 105 titles mostly from 2021, almost all singles, but there are a few LPs lasting about 20 minutes for $5 and seemingly all instrumental hip-hop beats. At least the album art is varied.

Biuro Ochrony Rapu The MCs here seem to be a bit yellier than on other Polish hip-hop, and the label shows that Polish rap labels must begin with A or B. 27 titles up to 2019. Add the singles on Adriana Grontkowska

Black Hole Recordings Bigger names in electronica like BT and Tiesto veering towards house and trance. 851 to choose from, if you can differentiate.

Blaq Techno, 2010-19 with several rated. 77 titles. Do you welcome our robot overlords?

BLB Greek jazz, folk, and cheese in

Bleep Bloop They do more than most to spice up their house single offerings. Is it enough to salvage the much maligned subgenre? Judge for yourself. 2009-20, 33 titles.

Blue MoonThe covers don't inspire confidence, but there are legit jazz people in this 100 albums.

Blue Pie Was ready to dismiss it as another selection of 1000 curds of cheese but saw Phil Manzanera and must look more closely. Now there's an almost unfathomable 3400 titles. Very odd. A lot of famous bands' live material, classical seems to sell well on it. A wide range of release dates, but they come to a sudden halt at 2018. 35 more and more questionable if on adds "USA". A large collection of Salako must be completed. (all but five gone early 2021)

Blueprint Some crossover with Skam as with The Fear Ratio and high ratings suggest this is worth more attention than the average techno label.

Blurred 13 electronic titles that might've been edgy around the turn of the century but by 2017-18 seem behind the curve in terms of innovation and production value.

BMD Isaac Miguel is OK, and nothing here is offensive in 85 titles from 2011-2020. En español in various standard styles.

Body Motion Russian pop vocalists over electronica sometimes veering into house in 20 titles up to 2019.

BoltMusic Mostly pretty obnoxious pop and hip-hop en español, but 110+ titles up to 2019 with at least one instrumental electric piano suggests there may be more to it.

Boom One Often mislabeled as dubstep, these are more like reggae with some dub, African, or electronic elements. Worth exploring. 121 titles up to 2019 (Gone Feb.'21)

Boomsha Drum & bass with some of its LPs mixing things up more than the many EPs. 56 titles ending in 2018.

Boot It's almost refreshing to hear British rap that isn't grime. Almost. 23 titles with one 2019 single

Broda By-the-numbers Brazilian pop in an R&B or more worldly style in which you can just imagine the producers fretting about being "authentic" but not too edgy and not too original to scare anyone who likes the most popular styles. Mostly singles among 60 titles up to 2022.

Bunker Producciones SA de CV Rather sappy and syrupy for the most part, among 31 titles I found some songs by Hello Seahorse! OK from a rock perspective. 2007-20.

Bureo Rock, folk, and reggae from 2010-19 in 18 titles in a language close to Spanish and French that's not Portuguese is generally tolerable here.

ВыргородJust six Russian titles from 2010-17, but half of them have female leading vocalists and the others are fairly unique in punk that doesn't know how to play brass instruments in addition to the usual ones. To reach significance, add the very brief, screaming punk rock of Улыбайся Ветру and Key Story. Volenté Lloyd is kinda whiney, but she has five titles up to 2019 to add

Cactus! Música Pan isn't bad among 24 titles, mostly actual singles of folk rock en español up to 2021.

Cada Instante Brazillian pop with soul and style but an excess of singles to titles with more than one track. 25 total, up to 2019. Add the upbeat, interesting rock of Selvagens a Prucura de Lei

Cadeira Amarela 22 titles w/ the clever When Sentences Are Band Names giving an EP from 2020 that unfortunately doesn't live up to the name. The jazz of Flapi is interesting. The rest is painfully average rock sometimes in Portuguese, I think.

Caliber Various electronic styles from downtempo, drum & bass, to dubstep and house. 68 titles including some good value 99-cent EPs

CancelLed Techno and more experimental electronica in 36 titles up to 2020

Caníbal Punk, ska, and power pop en español up to 2019 in 36 titles.

Capo Diageo Pair the prolific DJ Mixer Man, whose sole LP goes on for three full hours here, with the sometimes compelling techno of VON for significance up to 2019.

Cardomcap Ten mostly electronic titles en español from 2016. Check out the cover songs on the Juan Diamante album, translating pop with English lyrics into español

Caribbeandownloads 15 very mixed but generally older, folksy and pop titles from the region might make some people happy. Not my style.

Carnaval Another 111 very old Latin albums mixed with a few newer ones and some that look like trashy classical compilations and not a few women showing skin.

Cassiopea Hip-hop in what might be Italian, 28 titles from 2014-19.

Chainstore Punk and psychobilly are the dominant categories among a mere nine titles here from 2015-18, though I happened upon the label by browsing for surf rock

Chameleon ArchiveHighly questionable album covers, but some reputable jazz names. Lovers of old jazz who search for big names probably get shunted here and miss all the exciting new stuff. 86 titles, and I doubt what's listed as 2020 actually is.

Chasing Unicorns Electronic EPs for 99 cents are OK but on the housey side. 13 of them from 2014-15

Cheshire Marginally above average techno in small quantities. Revolution Void seems to rule the roost. 2004-17, 16 titles.

Chtouka Vision Moroccan music in 37 titles whose dates I don't trust. Unfortunately, most of the titles from Mohamed Demsiri (which are 90% of all) have very poor sound quality, making the back-up singers sound especially shrill and his own voice tinny and strained. Hamid Inrzaf might be a bit cheesier, but at least he doesn't have this problem.

Centricity A whopping 204 titles up to 2021 suddenly recommended in May on the front page is all the more strange because they all appear to be Christian religious music. If 1/200+ is enjoyable, I suppose the label belongs in this tier. Anything's possible. The album art suggests high production values, but I'm not going to sample this one anytime soon.

CePE Music Slovakian jazz and blues. 3D Band sounds OK, but I sure don't trust Duśan Grúń's toothy grin. 15 titles all suspiciously from 2016.

Champion Sound At least a few here think electronica with vocals is avant-garde/experimental, and most of the 14 titles from 2012-15 are rather standard. 99-cent EPs may be of interest, but half is just house.

Cho ChoLooks like scraping the bottom of the world barrel, but recording quality is actually better than some other African labels. Unfortunately much of the catalog is Christian music. 73 titles up to 2019

Chronic Records Dancehall en español in 84 titles up to 2020, with hip-hop and other urban sounds mixed in. Mostly singles

Chronic Ting Dancehall & reggae singles switch between English & español, urban electronica as well. Several full length albums are sprinkled among 53 titles ending in 2018

Cilem Records International Based in Germany but purveying Turkish and Balkan music with excess cheese, the rough here is really rough. Gotta admit, it's different, though. Some admit to being from the 1980s and 90s, which might apply to all of these despite what the site says. Only 21 titles. Add four on Rai Music, Turkish punk on Studio Fuups

Circuit Records Looks like the usual singles, but there's some innovative techno going on here. I don't know which of the 43 I sampled to draw that conclusion, but everything here from 2008-12 sounds pretty average and conventional after re-sampling.

Cloud 9 Dance Some big names in trance and rated albums elevate these 230+ titles mostly from the early 2010s other than a couple strays

CM Records A dozen old Middle-East pop records from the 20th century or early 21st at latest do at least sound different. Add the seven singles by Mohamed Lahmidi and the two on KCK PROD by Mohamed Lounis. Two more LPs in Laser Vision.

Coalición A mere nine titles of average rock en español from 2018-20, some singles, some 99-cent EPs. The instrumental album by EVAS is the only one I'll consider buying.

Cobo Latin music that looks like it was originally on vinyl. Someone went on a five-star rating spree. 57 titles barely cracking the 21st century if at all, eleven more if "Inc." is left off.

Colin Muzik Produksiyon Outsider Turkish techno disco all apparently by the titular Colin has 167 titles and will not be denied its own entry. This is oddly endearing in its clunky awkwardness.

Союз Dvanov is the one I actually put on my wish list after sampling all the LPs on the first page. Really quite a lot of music, over 200 titles, amply into 2019. Most of the singles are pop or hip-hop.

Comedy Here Often? Comedy albums remain an unexplored frontier, and I don't think sampling them 30 seconds at a time will be very effective. 20 stand-up albums from from 2017-20

Confession No-nonsense EDM in 38 titles from 2015-18. Straightforward and nostalgic building to breaks that lead to a standard dance beat rather than dubstep excess

CONFIDENTIAL Records (UK) Ltd Many acoustic guitars on these 48 album covers up to 2020, and indeed most seem to be folk music

Content ChaosRussian electronica ranging from synth rock (Плейлист Венкова) to dark trance (Peace Data) to more abstraction, at least before the beat kicks in (Record Needle Injection). Nothing is exactly cutting edge, but it may be worth exploring these 35 titles up to 2016 in more detail.

Contrattack 17 drum & bass and techno EP singles for 99 cents all from 2014-15

Современная почтаThis is just an average Russian rock band. I want to put it together with a few others on their own labels just to have record of them. See also Несчастный случай for folksiness, Аркадий Укупник for self-indulgent photoshopping, and Lermontova St. for a few singles.

Cosmic Disco Strong German presence, and Sunshine Jones is at least doing something different with electronica. Maybe it's not a dumpster full of house. 35 titles ending in 2018.

COUP Old-fashioned (1990s) techno in 56 reasonably priced EPs tend to have a fast beat w/out being fully hardcore. 56 titles up to 2021

Crai One of several Welsh rock emporia, these 36 titles from 2001-2010 are neither the best (despite many 5-star ratings) nor the worst. Punk seems to be more represented than elsewhere.

Creative Hype Wearing love for anime on its sleeve doesn't seem to help general electronica to distinguish itself in these 51 titles up to 2020

Cubek 357 techno titles, mostly EP singles, up to 2021 only here b/c of an LP of long tracks by Larry Lan that might be distinctive. Jazz and folk from Portugal if you can weave around the Christian and cheesy stuff. Easier in Jan.'22 w/ merely nine titles. Add 15 classical on tg-edition.

CTS DigitalReads like a musical history lesson, with lotsa classic jazz and the like.

Стихия Мьюзик Put this together with Чудесаунд / Союз Мьюзик for a fairly interesting Russian harder rock label, with titles up to 2019.

Студия СОЮЗ The album leading the label's 230+ titles up to 2019 by Обе две is relatively interesting and varied Russian pop (and a bargain at just $2.50), though I hope it's not just because most everything else on the label is so awful.

d3ipKorean anime soundtracks and other pop nonsense, mainly singles. Add the K-pop on YG Entertainment for seven more from 2010-12

Dacru Hard trance in 128 titles up to 2019

Danger in Sound 600+ totally random selections, some with ratings. The level of danger seems closely on the level of a mid-1980s blockbuster movie soundtrack if scored entirely by bands I've never heard of, no matter whether blues, hard rock, or electronic. Needless to say I disagree w/ the high ratings.

Dawn of Music It was the dawn of drum & bass. Very poor album art, but the music doesn't seem noticeably of lower quality. 64 EPs up to 2020

DbdTurkish singer-songwriter singles usually just acoustic guitar, a whopping 128 of them up to 2021

Dbn Mostly unlabeled singles are a scourge, including some from 2019, but LPs date back to the 1990s and probably far beyond. 574 Latin-sourced and possibly OK titles. Grown to 623 by May'20. Punk, rock, folk, pop, jazz, en una selva desconocida.

Dark Productions Inc. You might expect goth or something, but these are hardcore techno EPs and at least pretty different. 21 titles from 2015-16. Add the one-band "label" Lsdave to more than double that up to 2019

Dead Round Eyes A few different artist names among 21 titles, but they might all be the same clear-voiced female vocalist under two aliases of Mishkin Fitzgerald or Birdeatsbaby. 2013-19. Add three more on seven titles that sound OK on VACACI-O-NES.

Decent RapThere probably is some on this Russian label, with 69 titles into 2019. The LPs I sampled are borderline cases.

Deep Sense 20 titles w/ a knack for cheekiness in electronic EPs for 99 cents from the mid-2010s up to 2020.

Deepdive Death by Chocolate is the only thing I recognize. (gone as of July '19)

Deeprog Hard trance in 11 titles almost all from 2013. Add two on Dark Prisma, seven on Deviant Force

Deeptone Loungey house with vocalists and otherwise on the poppy side might all be bad, but I'll give these 23 EPs with one in 2019 the benefit of the doubt. 24 titles by The Funktronics on METAL COMPUTER LLC UNIVERSE MUSIC can back them up

Defco Urban electronic singles want to look and sound edgy, with and without vocals. 175 titles ending in 2018

Delirics Somewhat dancey electronica and urban pop with distorted vocals en español is at least not identical to each other in 58 titles up to 2020. Some rock mixed in and mostly but not all singles.

Densetsu I can't tell if these electronic titles are mate by actual Japanese people or just Western fanboys, but the music is kinda videogamey. 21 titles from 2017-20.

Destiny Records Nigeria Some interesting takes on pop music in this catalog of 29 titles, mostly singles, from 2015-16.

Deugene 500+ mostly singles in various electronic styles, generally poppy and housey, up to 2020. They get relatively expensive when longer than two tracks. The few EPs tend to be more interesting but also unusually pricey

Diamond Russian electronica and other styles in 50 titles up to 2019. Most are singles, and the EPs and LPs sound like they're trying to stay firmly planted in pop music without committing to a recognizable style of electronica, usually pretty clumsily.

Digital Hardcore I find the very softest stuff on here occasionally interesting.

Dihanie When I played techno for my elders in the early-to-mid 1990s, they reacted like I do to these 63 techno titles. Clearly there are subtleties afoot, but I'm failing to appreciate them at this point in time. 2014-19. I'd say better than average.

Din is noise Relatively small catalog of techno with interesting album art should be easy to sort through. 20 titles with one from 2019

Dirt Crew Higher caliber house and tech house music with much rated. 105 titles up to 2019, some w/ the audacity to charge $6.49 for an EP.

Dirty Bingo Nine highly rated rock EPs, with several more by Night Flowers by adding Ltd to the label name. 2011-15, and unfortunately I don't hear the greatness.

Disco Shahrazad Cheesy electronic backing tracks, but Middle Eastern vocals can still make these ten LPs, mostly from 2018, fairly interesting. Add the four on Ammar Auda.

Disco Vision On first glance, I dismissed it as old, Middle Eastern cheesy birdmess, but it sure is a sound for sore ears used to thumping house music! I don't think the release dates are anywhere near accurate, but there's one 2019 single. Gotta be some awesome finds among 172 titles, right?

Discos Costeño 19 pricey old titles featuring diatonic accordions and singing en español, though they all claim to be from 2019. Naked ladies and portraits of the artists on the covers

Discos Fuentes Firstly, anyone whose album is entitled "I Bring the Boogaloo" needs to be investigated. Lots of other interesting Latin oldies here to sort through. This is an unusual case where the stuff released in 2019, and there's a lot of it, looks like crap compared to the oldies.

Discos Imprescindibles Only a couple bands, and all but one are The Yellow Melodies whose mediocre ratings seem accurate for rock en español or English with a strong accent. 19 titles from 1997-2017. The four by Mariano Travella are a small step up for more varied instrumentation

Discos Macondo 42 titles of Latin classic folk rock, notably Quilapayún of Chile, aren't generally my cup of tea, but I expect they'll appeal to many. Another label where the release dates are off by decades

Discos TRUS Pop en español originally on vinyl from the 1970s and 1980s in 160+ titles is bound to have some surprises. But it mostly looks and sounds terrible.

Discos Victoria 582 titles of old salsa with other stuff mixed in up to 2020 with a tendency to objectify women on album covers. Maybe Enrique Diaz can finally teach me how to play my three-row diatonic accordion.

Dissabte Negre 23 not-quite-metal and punk rock in Italian or Spanish albums are kinda interesting, though I'm not sure what I'd actually buy. Exceptions like electronica and post-rock exist 2004-2020.

DISTRID Italian distribution service based online has 38 titles here ranging from pop, world, rock, and house but little of distinction enough to wishlist on sampling. Updating in 2019

Diversity 66 singles in variously uplifting electronica up to 2019. The anime covers should be a tip on the sound. De De Mouse does this much more tastefully and preferably Some African world singles in between Gospel music in 350+ titles up to 2019. The world singles might also be religious for all I know

DNA Records Hardcore techno, 18 titles with at least a couple lps by E-Noid. 2012-18

Do Right! Souljazz Orchestra is the most reputable in my view, probably something else I'd like if I looked hard. (gone Apr.'21)

DocOlv 49 titles of EDM with a couple OK albums among the singles, 2017-19. Glitch Swing by ADLN seems fairly interesting

Domino Produzioni Musicali A far cry from what one searching for the long departed Domino wants to find, but there are some curiousities tucked away among cheese and rock mediocrity in an easy-to-search 22 titles almost all from 2015

Dope Muzik Aggressive rap in Portuguese, presumably from Brazil, 2017-20 in 22 titles. Add the six titles from Fossoland Music for more up to 2019. More up to 2021 on/by Febre do Rato Prod.

Dope Muzik Aggressive rap in Portuguese, presumably from Brazil, 2017-20 in 22 titles. Add the six titles from Fossoland Music for more up to 2019. More up to 2021 on/by Febre do Rato Prod.

Dora Black When Kinder Malo met Pimp Flaco, they decided to have singles and EPs together, up to 2020, with rap en español. 65 titles and growing

Doris Discos Add Ta Bo for more from Nacho to get significance for the label. This is fair alt. rock en español from 2002-2018. Add the various iterations on several labels by Margarita Siempre Viva to get up to 2019

DOTWAV Outsider folk, hip-hop, pop, and rock. Mostly singles in 100+ titles up to 2019.

Dragora A few with a "feat." guest look like they're singles but turn out to be LPs. Rock en español with more variety but just as much cheese as most labels

Drumroom 250+ titles up to 2019 but the vast majority are v/a compilations. The drum & bass EPs are above average, I'd say.

dtpt These ten techno EPs are repetitive in a more interesting way than most, a bit glitchier. Dating from 2015-18.

Du Jour Productions One fine rock LP, and the rest of the 17 titles up to 2019 appear to be folk and country, mostly singles. (gone Apr.'21)

Dub Doze 36 titles from 2012-20 in various electronic styles, mostly singles other than a couple LPs of Russian rap by U-FO'

Dulcimer Songs 78 cheesy-looking world albums from 2001-16.

Dystopian Recondite & Monoloc lead a stable of average techno.

Earache Finding this seminal metal label so recently makes me worry that I've missed a lot of labels in genres I don't listen to at all. In 433 albums, I'd be surprised if nothing was worthwhile, even for me.

ECDC The language didn't look like Polish, and lo, it appears to be Hungarian! Rock, folk/country, and some very cheesy pop. Igni is into some serious pop fusion. 100+ titles with at least one in 2019. Add the Hungarian rock on btq Records

Echovolt Deep house and techno and some just labeled electronic, 32 titles, mostly EPs for 99 cents. Above average. 2010-19

Ed Banger When Mr. Oizo is the most recognizable name, you know you're in deep electronically.

Eden Records Mostly pretty mediocre rock, sometimes painfully so, among almost 250 titles mostly from 2011 or earlier, with a few stragglers in the mid-to-late 2010s.

Edicast Looks pretty uniformly bad in an old, underproduced way, but when gitanos are involved, anything is possible, including transcendence of appearances. 29 titles all say they're from 2012, thought that's pretty much impossible.

Edición Musical Forte-Music Acoustic guitar folk en español with a lot of production usually rubs me the wrong way, but some of these people at least look interesting. Add Pedro María Rivera and, 8 older titles on DCD Producciones Discográficas, 11 more by Gabo Ferro on Costurero Carpintero

Edizioni Leonardi Srl Aged Italian cheese, in bulk. But also up to 2017 if you believe the dates. Mostly stuff I'd be pretty thrilled to find on vinyl from the 1970s but am not about to drop $5 on to download. A whopping 325 titles will surprise the persistent sampler.

Edmon Electronica that isn't all samey in 26 titles ending in 2017.

Egea Light but not quite smooth jazz and classical in 79 titles ending in 2013 and dating pretty far back. Italian.

Egrem Latin salsa and other somewhat less commercial pop in 71 titles up to 2019 can't all be dismissed. Some is rated, but I don't trust them.

80p LLC Group these hip-hop singles from 2018-19 with those on All O.N.E. LLC, #PGent LLC, No Riders LLc, SMKSCRN LLC, G Street Ent LLC, GI Records LLC, GoatShxtOnly LLC, NeuGeneration Records LLC, ALD LLC, and CAKE, LLC, to approach significance with one or two artists on each of them. Anyone who wants to browse hip-hop albums one or a few at a time can search labels for "LLC" or "Entertainment"

18 Chulos Flamenco and mostly acoustic semi-folk from Spain and possibly Latin America in 29 titles with some in the 20th century up to 2013. Add nine more flamenco releases from one guy on Cozy Time

Eightball Records Digital 128 titles up to 2020 w/ some big names in EDM like Armand Van Helden, Frankie Bones, Junior Vasquez, etc.

El Cuco 31 titles of average electronica, mostly 99-cent EPs, up to 2020

El Genio Equivocado Kinda samey Latin alt. rock in 25 titles from 2010-2012. Much is rated.

El Pescador de Estrellas The label name might be the most interesting thing about these 25 titles from the first decade of the 21st century. Latin in various styles & genres (mostly world, jazz, & folk) should be explored, only found it in Feb.'22.

El Pulso Arte Merely nine titles en español vary from rock to folk, and a few of the albums are borderline wishlistable but seem a little off on sampling. 2019-22.

Electric Honey Records The small size and odd variety here makes one think this is just a random bunch of groups that thought "Electric Honey" would be a cool-sounding record label name. 23 titles from 2012-19. Three more w/out "Records". Add the hip-hop of BROCKHAMPTON

Electrodomesticos 22 titles in house and EDM up to 2019, and not bad or especially distinctive.

Electronic Opium 30 titles from 2015-19 featuring new age music with vocals. I won't dismiss it outright. Mostly but not all by the artist of the same name as the label. Add six on Tagomago Tapes.

Element KB A dozen EPs and singles of EDM occasionally spiced up w/ vocals or by being a different subgenre

Elevarte 21 titles almost all from 2019, fair Brazilian pop and soft rock. Add five on Guerrilha Cuibana

Embers It's been a while since I heard a track as hilariously bad as "Sweat Night" by SOBES. Check it out! More seriously, Sewage Sour sounds much nicer than its name. Russian electronica's best so far, but only 12 titles, mostly singles, up to 2019. (unexpectedly gone Apr.'21)

EMI General Music srl 36 film soundracks from the likes of Morricone, with spaghetti Westerns prominent

Ernie Latin indie rock of dubious quality, competent but far from excellent. 2010-19 in 114 titles, one 5-star album sounds little different from anything else and may well be representative.

Esmerarte A dozen or so Latin pop/rock albums, 2011-15. Blandly sentimental and spiritually upliftin.

Espantapájaros The fact of having some reasonably interesting world titles among a mass of 555 titles up to 2021 is pretty much a guarantee of ending up in this tier. Up to 2021, and the singles appear to be one track each. Variations on the name yield only about one title each, so stick with the big one if you feel poppy en español. Now one of the largest labels on eMusic, with 820 titles up to 2022. The top two sellers are well produced.

Estudios Multitrack Latin sourced cheese and rock, folk, cheesy examples of both. 49 titles from 2016-20.

Eurolindi A whopping 228 titles somehow eluded my extensive searches until Feb.'21. The sound is Turkish or Central Asian pop and occasionally folk, on the vintage and cheesy side, w/ album covers either a profile or showing some skin. I wouldn't trust the release dates, with plenty probably from the 20th century, going up to 2019

Eurotropical Afro-cuban shows up a lot when one searches for this label, but I don't know where it's actually located. Just 7 from 2002-16 will need some padding for significance. Add 13 by Alfredo De La Fé dating way back to 1980.

Euskal Herriko Trikitixa Elkartea Accordion folk music from Basque country. All compilations, unfortunately, from 2010-19. Add Eugene Bozzetti Jazz Trio for accordion jazz and Zea Mays for passable Basque rock with a female vocalist.

Evolución Discos On sampling, the first two claim to be blues, not something that usually interests me, but both went on the wishlist. The rest are pretty varied, including rock and folk en español in 27 titles total up to 2019. 65 in Mar.'23.

EXABYTE EDM, pop, mostly one-track singles, with a few surprises. 64 titles ending in 2019. Claims to be IDM and possibly Italian online. Down to 51 titles in May '20 w/ five more on variations of Exabyte.

Exia Rock All releases appear to be under Rock/Alternative, but some are metal and others are synth-goth, confusingly, despite having very similar, dark album covers. Often Russian, but no Cyrillic alphabet in the names. 36 titles from 2013-17.

Exide Code Electronic and pop singles, often not in English, from 2014-15. Add Diamond Rush for 21 more en español up to 2019.

Expanded They do try to mix things up a little bit as they go housing around, so some of their longer EPs might well be worth 99 cents. Just one out of 117 titles is from 2019.

Expanded Music Srl Didn't expect to find the last bastion of Afrika Bambaataa singles on an Italian label, but these days anything is possible. 60 electronic dancey titles from the 1990s to 2018.

Eyethought The Gvllows was an interesting urban album among otherwise standard techno in a mere eight titles up to 2019. (gone Apr.'21)

Fable RecordsI wouldn't trust any of the year listings after the 1980s; most of these were clearly on vinyl in the late 20th century, and I don't recognize a thing. A lot of 1970s folk and soft rock. 65 titles will really kick the nostalgia for some people.

THE FAMOUS COMPANY British R&B is at least a different urban sound, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to pay $5 for an EP, even if UPtown Flaves and Manni are mildly interesting. 22 titles from 2012-17. Add four by Fritzwa.

Fauna 11 titles, mostly singles, by a few folk rockers. David Ellis seems to grasp the pop end of the spectrum well.

Felmay Italian world music, but only nine titles from the early 2010s. Banda Olifante is spirited.

FiligranoThe two LPs from the titular guy are fairly interesting electronica, and the singles might be too. Twelve titles from 2017 (gone Apr.'21). Add three by Tom Spiker worth sampling for inexpensive instrumentals w/ guitar and electronics

Filo Music 57 titles en español are mediocre at best in rock (Mamá Vudú doesn't suck), synth-pop (Playa Dos Mortos was closest to being wishlisted), hip-hop (Equis raps quickly & petulantly) and rather worse in pop up to 2022. Mostly actual singles.

Fine Audio Recordings A couple of LPs from the turn of the century from the likes of Steve Stoll and then the usual electronic singles. 48 in total, 1997-2011

Flash An unusual case where albums sticking to a clear, repetitive theme for their album covers might not reflect the fact that their techno all sounds virtually identical. 101 titles up to 2020

flor del caribe regional standards from long ago in 13 titles whose dates one dare not trust

Flor y Nata This label has apparently been around for 30 years, so there must be some worthwhile titles among 150+ here. Not sure what it would take to rise above the fray of what seems to be average Spanish rock, with lots from 2019.

FlorCaveira 14 titles of rock in Portuguese that sing about prog rock and John Lennon and tend to be quite short and not quite punk, 2006-2020. Up to 74, mostly singles, in July'22 will need re-sampling. There's several I'd consider wishlisting but not quite. Maybe I'm rocked out. And the electronica is not great. Maybe there's just not enough for 99 cents. $1.99-3.99 is just too risky.

Fono Astur Small catalog of 17. Spanish folk, with at least one punk album, mostly from 2010 but likely considerably older.

Fonofabrique Some jazz, classical, blues, a drum & bass EP, all looking rather worldly in a randomish eleven from 2012-19. Add five mostly classical on and by James Rawson, including one with title themes close to home in Wisconsin.

Fonográfica Asturiana SL Folk music in 21 titles all from 2014. At least four variations of the spelling to choose from.

Fonovisa Big sombreros on lady cantantes are mixed with old conjuntos and wannabe pop from a bygone Latin era. All 40 claim to be from 2018-19, pero no hay de creerlo.

FORCE Drum & bass doesn't look like much, but its 72 EPs up to 2019 stand up to sampling scrutiny

Foundry Dat Brass raps over tubas and such, and these mere inflated dozen albums also look to cover folk and punk w/ a Scottish accent. Classical, too. 2012-20

FM Play Serbian pop singles, 11 of them, from 2015-2019.

Frederikse Impossibly naive and guileless adult contemporary music is underserved on eMusic, but I doubt these likely actual 1980s examples could return subscribers (or the unsubscribed) back to a less jaded time. 23 titles, and don't believe they're from 2019. Soft rock, synths, and proto-house have not aged well at all.

FreeCode Jazz Records A mere five titles, with another by Ton Risco without the space and in all caps, making fairly bland vibrophone jazz, near as I can tell. Pair them with three on Satchmo Jazz by Andreu Jacob, three on Super-Sonic Jazz Records, one by Mitch Cairns

Freudian Slit A mere nine titles of slow-paced synth-pop from 2017-18. Mostly $1.49 EPs. Add eight by Kiko Veneno on Elemusica for eight more en español from 2005-19. Three more synth-pop EPs on Oil Records fit here too.

Fryhide 37 two-track 49-cent techno singles from 2017-19, nice photography on album covers. Music seems to be nothing special

Furniture For you to sit upon and contemplate the differences between new age and lighter "world" music. Two 3-star albums now lead accurately the 65 titles from only 2013-14

Future Farmer What I recall as a middling alt. rock label from the turn of the century is reflected as such in album ratings.

Future Bytes Entertainments When one entertainment just isn't enough, reach for these 24 Bollywood singles up to 2019.

Galerna Norte A dozen titles in pop rock en español from 2018-19. Add seven pop singles on Eclusivo and 19 more on Enano Bendito from 2021.

Gentle Bit The label name contrasts starkly with the darkness of the album covers. Drum & Bass singles I'd rate as slightly below average, only 17 of them from <2014-15>.

Geometrik Mostly Esplendor Geometrico with a few other Hispanic named artists, and the music is electronic, occasionally droney but mostly lightly melodic and wavy. 21 titles dating back to the 1980s for that primitive, experimental vintage sound and extending up to 2016. Add six electronic experimental titles on Ante-Rasa to reach 2019

Get Dough I hope the artists on this Fresno, CA, hip-hop label are getting it from eMusic. 150 titles make for a lot of mouths to feed, up to 2019. Mostly singles but no shortage of LPs either. For fun, add the six titles from Jovon Mack Land.

GD Seventy Eight 435 titles and such a jumble of genres (though mostly leaning heavily on acoustic guitars), there must be something worthwhile among the trash comps, up to 2019.

G5R If I cared about pop singles, these well produced examples from Vietnam, generally labeled as electronic but mostly hip-hop adjacent and with Asian-sounding touches just a step above chintzy, would be a good place to start. 45 in total, with a few EPs but mostly unlabeled singles all from 2022.

G.I. Records LLC 16 hip-hop singles from 2017-18. Add the mostly comps on Fidim Interactive LLC to bring up to 2019

Gimme Mo Records Benjie has a different-sounding, low voice for an MC on this apparently German label. It needs help from MafiaSoul and PlugMuzik4L to have significant numbers.

Glitch Hop Community 163 titles whose sound is right in the label name (urban electronica). Ikigai has an interesting LP, but mostly these are actual singles, up to 2019. Those not labeled as singles are generally two or three tracks. 36 Euros will buy you the whole discography on Bandcamp for 90% off.cou (gone Apr.'21)

Global Sect A dozen trance albums from 2012-21.

GMC 220 Russian titles, mostly singles. Kinda sad to hear what passes for dubstep, and the metal of Nokturnal Mortum sticks out like a smashed thumb among pop singles as usual, ending in 2017. Reduced to 211 in May'20, showing that nothing is immune to random culling. Buy all of them and they'll throw in a used pickup truck. Don't add "Records" or you'll only get ten titles of nonsense.

"GMI" LLC I want to rank this in a higher tier, as it wears its Georgian pride on its sleeve (the small Eastern European former Soviet republic, not the U.S. state), but other than the dark dub and reggae of REGGAEON, this is almost all overly-dramatic, deep voiced men who come off as needlessly cheesy in various styles. 20 titles up to 2019.

Go Edições A mere 13 titles in kinda cheesy world pop from Brazil, possibly w/ a rule that the first song must have the same name as the album. Ranging from the 1990s to 2019.

Go Roneo Pricey, short pop and hip-hop en español, mostly but not all singles. They're mostly drenched in voice processing, 33 titles up to 2020

Golf Channel More interesting than its name by half. Electronica but only eight titles from 2016. Merely mediocre? Add 23 by The Orden of Electro on Holy Synth to get up to 2020

Goodstone Media UG I find it hard to believe that all these low-grade electronic albums, 193 of them all from 2020, are actually made by different people, given their samey appearance. Some are more like beats, others just very repetitive IDM, and some are softer.

Gran Depot/Couch Half of it is Dzihan & Kamien, so presumably the rest is also electronic?

Graphite Records Ltd. Appears to be alt. rock, with only a few bands like Wildhearts, InMe, Lostalone, and Mojo Fury in 16 titles up to 2019

Gravitas One hesitates to call anything electronic and instrumental "poppy," but these 180+ titles up to 2020 seem to be pretty straightforward. CloZee is interesting enough and quite prolific.

Gravity MusicSmall selection of Korean hip-hop. Combine it with W XCLSV and Diatology to be significant

Greater London Can't place the genre here, but it looks poppy, with some EP singles. Choral music, rock, techno, drum & bass all represent what's in London, but I doubt anything is famous even citywide. None my cup of tea. What the heck is the Greek rockabilly of Thanos Eglezis doing here, and who gave it five stars?

Green I haven't sampled these 54 eletronic titles and am skeptical about the prevalence of tech house. There's a Royksopp remix single and some that are general electronica, so probably something I'd enjoy if I bothered to dig. Mostly two-track EPs from the early to mid-2010s.

Green Mono Music Studio Harmless electronica with simple melodies over relatively restrained beats, on the dancier, poppier side without actually being either. A few LPs sprinkled among 37 titles from 2009-10. Not very distinctive.

Green South Legit folk and Celtic music from Australia is not about to bow to any pop conventions. 46 titles with one 2019 single.

GRIMEY Hip-hop en español seems to take itself pretty seriously in pursuit of pop fame. Mostly but not all singles in 100+ titles up to 2019.

Gritaria 14 titles split among only three artists in alt. rock from Brazil, I presume, all from 2018-21 and all singles but two by Supercombo, who do at least sound slickly produced. Add 14 more by Mishima on The Rest Is Silence.

Gritty Bytes The album art theme had me ready to dismiss all 69 titles, but the dubstep here is distinctive and inexpensive. 2013-15

嗨库文化 Some cheesy rap appears to be mixed in with the cheesy pop singles。 For 21 more, search 武汉

Guacamaya Latin pop and hip-hop tending to be quite cheap and labeled as reggaeton, up to 2020 in 230+ titles that must have some standouts if one's willing to sample. 491 in May'21.

Guateque Soundz One LP of Latin alternative among a dozen other singles in various styles are at least somewhat interesting, 2017-20

gumbeatproduktion a mere 10 titles from 2019-20 in slightly distorted downtempo beats aren't bad, but I don't know what would compel me to buy them. Add 24 by Andrew Thiriot on Awe Now.

GummySpider Only a few artists over a mere dozen titles, mostly singles. I wishlisted an EP by Tourjets for their synthrock. 2017-21.

Hacienda These 439 mixed but mostly cheesy Latin titles are only here rather than the lowest tier b/c they often feature the same kind of accordion I grew up with but never learned to play "properly." Ending in 2018 and mostly of no interest whatsoever. Hacienda Internacional's 96 titles show nothing of interest but have many from 2019. Group and A Group keep piling it on.

Hairy Fuzz Punk by Pericles (RD) is bestselling, but the rest of 41 titles from 2013-20 appear to be electronic, sometimes w/ very short tracks.

Hans Mondial Half is industrial darkwave and drones, while the other half seems to be acoustic guitar folk. 20 titles from 2016-17. Add the 7 by Israel Roemer on 49 Records LLC

Heavy Roots Latin reggae on the poppier side, up to 2019 in 25 titles.

Hemp Rec.More Polish hip-hop. 24 titles up to 2019.

HHO Lots of stuff my parents and grandparents' generations appreciated more than I do, but I should probably learn some history.

Hobbes Nasty, brutish, and longer electronica and techno tracks in just a dozen titles.

Hobo Castle Maybe one of these nine rock titles up to 2020 can pierce mediocrity.

Hook Ediciones Musicales It's rare to find something as new and as cheesy as Varry Brava, and the rest on here is pretty generic folk rock and alt. rock en español. Maybe there's something worthwhile among 57 titles up to 2019.

Horus Music India A smaller number than regular Horus by a fraction at 110+ titles up to 2019. Fairly interesting to hear Indian music not from a film, at least for a few samplings.

House Café The name manages to sound like both the main scourges of today's eMusic: house and trash compilation suppliers, but the music is actually better than most house music on the site. Just 23 titles, not all singles, from 2003-2012.

Howie McDuffie One of few labels with some big names in hip-hop. Not my preferred style of hip-hop, mind you, but there must be something I'd like on it somewhere. Recently famous for dying Nipsey Hussle is included for a pretty penny

Hub Records House music with lots of singing, like it wants to be pop or something. Up to 2019, 19 titles with lots for 99 cents, not that I like any of it. Actually a tough call on whether I prefer house music to be totally bland or excessively poppy like this.

Hubris Records Ltd Only 16 titles, but including a bestseller from Hushtones. 2013-21 in rock.

Hypnotic Landscapes Electronica EPs priced reasonably and don't kick the beat immediately or constantly. Generally three tracks for 99 cents, 20 titles from 2015-18

I*M The alternative rocking cousin of Intromúsica is less poppy but still well produced and shares several acts, with more singles, some unlabeled, with a narrower date range of 2014-17, 38 titles.

iaZawan Distributed my a Moroccan company, though I don't know if the music is from there. Interesting that some of the 70 titles ending in 2018 are filed under rock. Turn up the reverb on that banjo, close your eyes, and just imagine.

ICE Audio A bit over a dozen electronic EPs, interesting and varied, ending in 2018, and appropriately from Estonia. 25 titles in Feb.'22, but the new stuff makes me question ever calling it varied. Downgraded.

IdenlineThe usual Russian pop singles with a few LPs and two-track EPs sprinkled among 51 titles up to 2019. I'm a little less sure there's something interesting in here than some of the others.

Idle Hands Does enough to be interesting but not enough to be experimental electronica. 50+ titles ending in 2018. Mostly singles, but LPs are fairly enticing despite officially being house music.

Illegal Disturbance Music Group Dancehall seeks to be just as profane as my high school English teacher's stereotypes about rap music in a mere 13 titles from 2017-20. Add 11 by YMF

Íllegal Records From the markings, the names (such as Ilker, Furkan, and Ugur) and the sound of the MCs, I'm going to guess that the hip-hop here is Turkish. About half singles and the rest are EPs and full-length albums. 19 in total, almost all from 2017.

In Da Jungle Drum & bass EP singles up to 2019 in quite plentiful supply.

Imminent Looks like it'll just be more house music, but this is much more urban and slow like R&B. The LPs have vocalists. 56 downtempo titles from 2015-19

Impossible If the pop dubstep on most of these EPs isn't exciting enough for you, some have MCs and other vocalists to liven things up a bit. 59 titles up to 2019.

In+Out Not my kind of jazz, though it is one of many to have Sun Ra. Probably other worthwhile stuff if I bothered to look deeply.

Inclusive Mostly rock EPs, 2010-15, but many sound as if the 21st century had never happened, in that there's a lot of grunge and old-school metal assiduously skirting the nu-rock sound. 54 titles, so might as well add the prefix "Over-". Raven916, a reviewer whose tastes differ from my own likes a lot, and I applaud her/him here and elsewhere for the effort, even when I disagree.

Infected Quality punk rock in 45 titles from 2006-19 (with a same-named techno label jumbled together) is still not for me.

Innanetwav. (UU) Unusually electronic beats for new and fairly well produced hip-hop leaning towards trap. Mostly singles which may be EPs, and some are just beats in 27 titles from 2017-18

Ingo Música A mere six titles in jazz from Hispanic or Italian sources around the turn of the century.

Intromúsica Helena Goch has a voice you'll love or hate, and that's how I feel about these 21 pop en español titles mostly from 2019. The production value is right in the commercial sweet spot to polish everyone's songs as best as they can, but I can't help but think these hardly timeless albums will be seen and heard like Discos TRUS in a few decades. Enjoy for now! Now up to 65 titles with many 99-cent EPs in 2021. Add Llámame Fe for three short singles more. Bent Ciggy's voice also needs to be heard once.

Intruder A mere nine titles in rock and synth pop 2010-12 that are too earnest and try to hard. Add the many Diamanda Galas titles on Intravenal Sound Operations for edginess mainly from the 1980s and 1990s. To reach 2019, add six on IndiePush for more rock.

ISOLATE House label w/ 19 titles bothers to put a fairly diverse v/a compilation worth perusing, up to 2021.

Israel Music All your favorite Yiddish classics and oldies, all in one place at last! 33 titles, and I wouldn't expect a lot of new hits in updates. Six more on Gal-Paz

Italian Beach Babes Rock, some of it deliberately grating. 10 EPs either from 2012 or 2014, all for 99 cents.

IZMAYLOV 14 well produced, dancehall ready urban electronic singles that are unfortunately just one track each, from 2017-19. Adding the EP singles on Exit 59, Inc. add to significance but drag down the quality significantly. Urban electronic pop done well and poorly, in direct contrast.

JA (Jamaica Authentic) And to think I've been getting my reggae from Jamaica Counterfeit all these years. 34 titles all listed as 2019 but definitely not. Album art is faded and dull, accurately representing the volume and production values. Add Lion Sitté for African reggae en español in 8 singles and one LP

Jam in the Van LLC Lovers of live recordings, look here!

JattIndian electronic singles offering some truly strange sounds. Some of it works.

Jazz Life One of the larger misnomers on the site, most of the titles here among 15 mostly singles are alternative and punk rock. Not bad, but not particularly distintive either, up to 2019.

JazzheadsSeveral well-rated albums of actual jazz, but I'm less than tempted, despite lots of xylophones. On sampling, I didn't find any jazz I like enough to wishlist. Hip Hop Hoodios "Carne Masada" has novelty value. 47 titles oddly almost all either from 2005 or 2013. Add an Inc. for five more middlingly rated

Jazzline Nine oddly grouped titles with three oldies, a few newbies, and fairly cheesy stuff ending in 2018.

Jimmy Jazz Somewhere in Eastern Europe, these might be popular? Does not appear to be jazz. Pop, ska, reggae, and hard rock w/ nary any jazz to be found. Good luck sorting through 128 titles from the 1990s to 2020.

Juli & Cia 38 titles of pop en español, Cuban and salsa music, much by those of the label name but hardly all. Relatively well produced, with gitano flavor also. 2013-20.

Jungle South I can almost pretend some of these are just African world music rather than Christian music when they don't sing or rap in English. Almost 80 titles ending in 2016

Jur/Starwood Media GmbhClassic rock and oldies, by the looks of it. Add the Willie Nile albums that live in River House

Kamikaze Récords Not to be confused with the larger collection without the accent mark, these are 24 examples of rock en español with a fair variety including harder ones, mostly from the turn of the century but a couple in the 2010s

Karen Don't trust the abundance of 2019 release dates. These are clearly from several decades past. 100 Latin titles must have some worth our time

Karloff Most of the 28 techno EP singles here are rated, some highly, though I'd be pretty shocked if more than one or two people did the rating.

Karo.MeGerman rock and cheese. About a dozen titles from three or four groups, 2009-10. None very enticing.

Katxiporreta Winner of award for greatest obscurity, this is the very best Basque children's music out there. 19 titles ending in 2018. I sure hope this isn't the only Basque label on eMusic.

KFA Recordings In 90 EPs ending in 2018, some of these drum & bass titles with vocals are a bit cheesy or more trance and dubstep-sounding. Some hardcore for good measure, too. Can't all be bad.

Kill Tomorrow Fair drum & bass EP singles, 41 titles up to 2019.

Kimahera Brazillian (or at least Portuguese) newer rock, folk, pop, and hip-hop. 72 titles at least at the top are pleasant enough and presumably more meaningful in their sentimentality if you can understand or otherwise appreciate the lyricism. Lots NYP on Bandcamp but not quite enough to put it on the official list

Kingdoz Studio Turkish hip-hop from Elleran Elvis and one guest in an EP and twelve singles from 2018 to reach significance with a bullet.

Kitsuné Lots of ratings on 26 electronic singles almost painfully upbeat. 2009-15. Kitsuné Musique has 18 more similar; other variations only one.

Klakson 27 titles of what Britain called electro, some more interesting than others, from the early 21st century to 2020

KnO-Th3ORY WRECKORDS Alt. rap over electronic beats rather more intricate than most. 66 singles up to 2019 and mainly a vehicle for Hefe Heetroc.

Kontra Musik A reasonably diverse 50 electronic albums from 2006-18 with the usual EP singles

Krishna Music Group A mix of French and Italian pop singles in 30 titles up to 2019

Kulshan 21 trance maxi singles that remix to death. 2017-19

La DrogaLab Mostly the hip-hop en español and beats of Pedro Ladroga, with an interesting trap en español example from 2019. 26 titles. Add those of Ricky Hombre Libre and Romal Z.

La Lumaca Dischi Highly efficient way to sample Italian interpretations of rock, pop, hip-hop, dub, and others in only 12 titles from 2016-18. (gone Apr.'21)

La Vendicion They've got the superstar look down, but whether any of these Latin MCs can rise to stardom remains an open question. Most are run through voice processors, which does at least suggest there's more production going on than a mic and some beats. 100+ titles up to 2019.

Labaco Productions LinkAbout a dozen African albums from 2019.

Label The techno label that explains who's on first. 60 titles all sound pretty familiar, but Label isn't out to challenge anyone. 2013-18.

Lagartija 19 titles in Latin rock up to 2019. Kinda pricey, mostly actual singles.

Lahocin El Baz & Salh El Bacha Two guys who may have nothing more in common than their moustaches, names ending in "El B," and world music catalogs featuring only themselves in 20+ titles with questionable decisions to feature their own portraits on the covers. I don't know where they're (originally) from, but I'd guess the Middle East. Salh does pose in front of the Eiffel Tower, though. Of the two Lahocin is my preference for featuring traditional instruments more. Salh fancies himself a pop vocalist.

LAKEMBA Dubstep and other electronic EP singles. 12 titles from 2012-16 are OK.

Lamlan Digital Limited I don't recognize the language, and they're singing rather than rapping for the most part on these pop singles, so I'm going to call it African rather than Latin or some other geographic region. 17 titles up to 2019.

LanzallamasDulce y Agraz and Niño Cohete make very pleasant pop rock en español in 14 titles, up to 2019, for 99 cents. Add the two from Matilda on M Discos and two from Florencia Ruiz on Ma Discos

LasmusSmall selection of Russian artists who take more risks than most, in just 13 titles up to 2019. The two LPs here are an example of successful and unsuccessful realization, with the Devil May Dream's "After Three Days" being a possibility for new classical fans who want more accessibility and the other a hot mess of electronic-acoustic guitar histrionics. The latter, being 99 cents, might be the one I actually download, though. I'm not sure what to make of Zornoza on GFMZ Producciones Discográficas, but in 14 titles it wavers between classical and keyboard cheesiness. Add three interesting rock albums on POW! POP KIDS.

Last Known Trajectory Most of the seven electronic titles from 2013-15 here are rated, and rated accurately, IMO.

Lautaro Despite diving into a lot of jazz last year, I still can't tell when light stuff rises above the detritus of easy listening. Carlos Maza has a hand in all 11 of these from 2007-2018 just barely Latin sounds.

Lauter Unfug Being the only known label from Luxembourg elevates these 84 house titles up to 2019 without even sampling them.

Lavina Russia does seem to have its own rock and pop aesthetic, and I'll say I don't usually get it. 85 titles here up to 2019, dating back to the 1990s, and they generally seem pretty cheesy to me.

Lazy Days House music, some rated. Fred Everything features among better-than-average stuff in 80+ titles up to 2019.

Le Fornia Dutch hip-hop mainly from Ches, whose eponymous label must be combined with this to have a significant selection. Up to 2019.

Lead Records Luca Lupi does some serious classical guitar, and there might be other worthwhile stuff here among 25 mixed titles from 2014-20. Mostly very bad, though.

Left Leg If you like to blur the line between noodling and droning, both electronic and otherwise, these long, two-track EPs are the best 99 cents you can spend. A mere nine titles all from 2019

Legend-Music For those who like a little soft pornography with their world music that sounds like it was recorded off a radio, this is your source. Not sure if it's African or Afro-Brazillian. 100+ titles up to 2019.

LEPM DIGITAL Folksy accordions and acoustic guitars with titles in French, though Italy is as well represented. Has the aesthetic of minimally produced Mexican salsa in 57 titles up to 2019

Leuchtturm Small catalog and a subtly different take on house and techno. How young and innocent I was when I thought AFRIK & Smiling Orchestra was an amazing bargain. 21 titles from 2016-19

LHA Split between folk accordions and acoustic guitars en español claiming to be from 2019-20 but likely much older. 22 titles

Limbo Latin sourced and 339 titles. Up to 2019. Several albums have been culled while adding 2019 releases since I first encountered the label, on of few that actually needed to trim the fat. There might be just as many worthwhile releases here as on an average, smaller Latin label, but sorting through the muck has high opportunity costs. I can't even say if this is mostly rock or if it's the rock that's risen like cream to the top of the page.

Little Red Corvette How would you expect a Hispanic record label named after a Prince song to sound? It's pop, hip-hop, jazz, electronic, and rock, of course. 62 titles, but only a couple singles from 2019. (Gone early 2021)

Live Music You may not realize it, but China has completely taken over Live Music. Insipid singles are the rule

Live in Europe-Amstel World and jazz on the cheesier side but not without some quality titles here in these ten from 2014-17.

LLTMVCo. Odd rock and Brazilian piano work is at least different on these 11 titles from 2003-15. Add two by Lavoisier to get to 2019.

Locus 13 titles en español that look like at least two different bands of the same name rather than a record label per se. Hip-hop up to 2020.

Loop Some highlty rated jazz.

Lou & Rocked Boys Polish punk with a lot of surprises, like accordions and random world music, with a single pig in 2018 ending the 67 titles

LLTMVCo. A mere ten titles split between two artists in semi-classical from Brazil and a sub-mediocre rock band, 2002-15

Ludwig Van Discos Amalgamate the five by Pablo Grinjot, probably the best among these, the four on Chicken Records by Steamchicken, and tack on the painfully mediocre four on Mariner Records to be significant but still not get past 2018.

Lunar Discos Whether categorized as pop or rock/alternative, everything sounds very, very similar on sampling. Mediocre rock en español whose only variation seems to be the occasional female vocalist. There are a few 99-cent EPs, but one has to search a little harder for them, and singles all seem to be one track. Solina is almost wishlistable. 77 titles up to 2020

Lyskestrekk Disco is an odd thing to aspire to, but Leoparden clearly does and is better off for not quite getting there. Group his two titles with three from Ana & Sven, three more from Norswing, and two on Atlantide Dischi for a mostly Nordic and eclectic bunch of borderline pop up to 2019. Two in electronic punk from Turning Tool are also interesting.

Lunar Disko Techno with some fairly priced EPs I thought was novel when I started compiling this list but no longer do. There is still value in comparing the 2-star and 5-star releases here for whether you can tell the difference or what the reviewer was hearing. 25 titles from 2009-19.

M&R Productions Ltd.Looks pretty rough among these 71 titles up to 2019. A pop LP in an unknown language leads off, followed by a lot of cheesy electronica. I can't see any rhyme or reason to it, but there must be something worthwhile among the detritus. Add Dhelamay's electronic strings to the mess.

M4NM Being a small, semi-experimental and urban electronic label from Turkey makes me want to like the mere ten titles here more than I do. A couple for 99 cents would be where to start, as some are expensive. 2016-20. Add 37 more by a Turkish guy named Elvis on 24IR

MAESTRIC 280+ Russian titles mostly from 2019 with mostly pop singles and hip-hop LPs with the occasional rock or acoustic guitar pop exception.

Maestro Production Russian is definitely nearby, but these pop vocalists look more like Central Asians, so I'm going to put their pop and hip-hop with the Middle East. 100+ titles up to 2019. Not the worst cheese I've heard.

Magik Muzik Tiësto is the big name among 360 trance titles up to 2019.

Magnetico Nature Ambient electronica in 120+ titles up to 2019 with a rather oppressive album art theme.

Maisonneuve I'm not ready to dismiss all 83 of these mostly singles up to 2019 out of hand, but there's definitely a lot of crap and cheese posing as ambient but actually just easy listening of little distinction. Rock, folk, and R&B also appear.

Majestic Rock Also-rans of the 1970s & 1980s, but on today's eMusic, maybe they can achieve the stardom that eluded them. Mostly vinyl reissues, metal included, of the hairiest, cheesiest kind. Add FRENZY for another

Make Mistakes Techno, with a few LPs from the last couple years on top of the usual short EPs that unfortunately too often tend to just remix one song to death rather than offering a few different ones. Nice album art on 60 titles from 2010-20.

MALFA 20+ Russian pop singles from 2019

Mandelstam Fairly interesting Russian vocals over dark electronica on the first album of 191 titles ending in 2018, but I'm not going to explore all of it

Marketing Powered by RockLan One Mr. Al has a 2019 LP that's relatively interesting, but I would not vouch for any of the 30+ titles in hip-hop here.

Mashpotato Kinda funky electronica and techno EP singles. 82 titles up to 2019

Martin MusicSpanish blues and pop with occasional gitano sound, some guys guitars either rocking out or showing off. 31 titles up to 2019. Susana Harp fits in and should be added.

Max Flo The name just screams Polish rap, as do most of the MCs, I think. 142 titles with one in 2019

Mayonaka Village Electronic hip-hop beats, some instrumental, mostly singles, including by the eponymous label leader, 25 titles all from 2020. The Japanese name goes with an anime theme on the album art rather than being genuinely Japanese, I think. Add eight more anime-looking album arted titles on/by Ejspartan, six more on Study Group

Media Music Pop and rock en espanol either from the 1990s or 2017, stripped down to merely five titles, including the painful sax-hugger hoarse-voiced hard rock of Via Varela.

Media Play Hip-hop in Portuguese, 60 titles up to 2019. I guess it's nice they're not generally trying to be all gangsta. But on sampling, they generally seem to be derivative of a lot of pop trends and tired bling worship. (gone May'20, or maybe it's just the next entry w/out a space)

Mediaplay Urban and world singles in Portuguese. 60 titles from 2016-19. Add 21 more on Workamusic up to 2021, where Dody has an EP and I'd try to find others if I liked the pop sound.

Mega Czad/SMPB Polish punk, rock, and new wave, mostly from the 1990s, some like Tilt are pretty interesting. Last title of 12 is from 2007. Add seven folksier ones on MUZIČKA to get to 2019.

Meifumado Fonogramas 19 titles of hip-hop en español with one from 2019

Meladze Music/Первое музыкальное ИздательствоA few five-star rated pop singles and the usual cast of Russian vocalists looking directly into the camera, portrait-style. 38 titles up to 2019

Mellophonia A mere 8 titles in bouncy, kinda fruity electronica from 2009-16. Add TEK TEK Ensemble for instrumental disco and eight more on Intimate Venues.

Michal Przerwa-Tetmajer He named his label after himself to make sure no American could ever find his jazz but just barely failed. 11 titles from 2010-19

Million Records (RU)Well short of a million, there are 26 Russian pop singles here up to 2019

Mitali Creations I was ready to call its 400 titles, mostly singles, Indian, but the first one has Nepal in its title. Undoubtedly will take a lot of sorting to find something you like here, and I don't trust that everything seems to be from 2019. Unusual and not overly cheesy

Midas Music "The rough" in this case refers to overly smooth pop music that doesn't do much for the credibility of those who are trying to look hard or do anything else. Lots of singles, two-track unlabeled singles, and enough variety in 250 tracks with a lot from 2019 to be worth exploring in depth, however long it takes. 624 titles in 2021.

Miniatura Mostly electronic minimal, and it doesn't matter whether it's Music or Records at the end, w/ either five or 17 similar releases, from 2009-14.

Minim Confusing array of what must be compilations entitled either by style or instrumentation. Not crappy, but $6.49 is far too much to ask for the slight runtimes of the songs. 69 titles from 2018-19. Merely one artist and so needs to be paired with the 61 titles by Gothic Storm on Rotodisc

MK Records Thirtysome mixed titles up to 2019 apparently Italian including average rock, hip-hop, folk, pop, etc. Bound to be a standout or two. Mandara is pretty interesting and accessible (but gone in 2021).

MMXVAC Aggressive dubstep EP singles, sometimes with MCs in 110+ titles up to 2019

Mondegreen Folk and rock with acoustic guitars in 70 titles up to 2019 can't all be bad. Some en español

Mondstein About evenly split between jazz, electronic, and cheese. Caruso wants to be Bombay Dub Orchestra. Soul Department wants to be cool, funkky guitar-organ jazz. Most of the rest needn't try to be toxic. 2009-19

Monolit Not sure whether people are more likely to pay for Russian pop music inside or outside of Russia. Big catalog of 364, from the late 2010s to 2020. More by adding /Честная Музыка to the label (but don't bother w/ the other two /)

Monsieur Musique 15 titles that all seem to be electronic EPs with a theme of indistinct headlessness do suggest interchangeability, all from 2009-13 and dancey but varied. The couple not labeled singles are expensive, and there does appear to be a French connection.

Monstro Hard rock and nu-rock in Portuguese, some folk and punk, too. Most but not all the singles are just one track, so there's a lot of clicking to be done looking for bargains. 68 titles up to 2020. Seems the catalog has shrunken but also diversified since I first happened upon it.

Monqui Albino Three groups in nine titles from 2014-2018 have that Latin indie rock sound down pat.

Morcego Unusual punk en español, quite cheap (often 99 cents). 25 titles with some in the 1990s and ending by 2018. Now 32 up to 2020. Add Gazpatxo FestCultura for six in ska and electro-death-emo up to 2019

Mörk Doesn't show up without the umlauts, only one LP it appears, but the singles are EPs. House. 17 titles from 2014-18

Moving Forward A mere nine titles in electronic mediocrity, all from 2015 and not apparently moving anywhere.

MoWet Entertainment 70+ titles in trap and distorted vocal hip-hop up to 2019

Mox Flex Entertainment 73 hip-hop singles on the worldly side, with only some in English, dominated by Moxkito and a lot from 2019.

MUKAM 59 titles, mostly singles, of Turkish pop, but mostly w/ pretty cheesy production, unfortunately. Up to 2020.

Multi Arts Production A dozen titles of intriguing novelty, including the hijab-wearing Wafiq Azizah, whose accompaniment boggles the mind. Up to 2021. Is it Indonesian or Malaysian?

Multinotes 35 titles of house, up to 2022, better than most.

Music Bus There might be something interesting in rock en español among 24 titles up to 2019, but quick sampling hasn't revealed it, and the one 4-star rating didn't help

Music for All Rock & pop with a significant Brazillian presence in the range of mediocrity. 60 unrated albums up to 2019.

Música Global Discográfica S.L 300 dramatic pop titles in Portuguese with relatively high production value. If some would tone it down a bit, I might like some. Now 356 titles up to 2021.

Música Creativa de Colombia Of these 15 titles up to 2021, they do seem like the kind to insist that they're really creative when actually derivative and not very interesting. Job Sass & The Heartbeat are doing something with electronic reggae that might be creative.

Music Service Center LLCThey'll throw in a free muffler job if you download something. A bit like sorting through the clearance section at a Russian Best Buy, when it used to sell CDs. Maybe you'll find something in 120+ titles up to 2019, but you'll have to sample through a lot of trash to find it

4692 titles in Chinese, mostly from 2023 and inane, but who knows what might lie hidden in its midst? They seem to be unavailable now that I've entered it. Argh!

Musicheads Fairly interesting hip-hop can be hard if it wants or more reserved for relief. Small catalog of 11 titles from 2017-19.

Musikinė Partija Children's music aside, there's some pop and rock music in here that can at least confuse people with what language they're singing in. Lithuanian, it is. 74 titles up to 2019.

Mussen Project The two I sampled seemed to be fairly interesting quasi-experimental electronic EPs for 99 cents, but the lack of album art casts doubt on the label's quality in 23 titles from 2013-2020

Mystery Train Some fairly varied electronica in 95 titles ending in 2018. 186 up to 2021

Mz Inc R&B and hip-hop en español, mostly singles in 35 titles up to 2020

Na Tak A few others than the titular synth-pop female-fronted band are here from 2013-16. Add Kuzev to get up to 2018 and make him significant for his somewhat similar electronic efforts and background.

Nervous Horizon Small electronic selection of 11 titles from 2016-18. Add Feis to get one from 2019 among other techno of fair quality.

Nice & Nasty I know there's a couple by Lackluster, and several albums are rated. Not all singles by any means, so likely some full electronic statements to be found and explored.

Nima 31 titles, and I sprang for the 99-cent Masha Kashyna EP. I'm not sure what else here up to 2020 will meet my standards for electronica.

Ninaad Music and Marketing Pvt. Ltd Sounds spiritual and Indian, and at least a couple titles have Krishna in them. Long tracks. Nine titles from 1999-2014. Add Ecstasy Records India for that solo sitar sound we all need and other Indian folk from 2014.

1974 Evocative of the mid-1970s with these often cheesy pop rock titles? Perhaps. A few exceptions are worth exploring in prog rock and instrumental flutey hip-hop, almost all from 2009. The Highlander Company Records, LLC has four titles that sound like progressive rock overreach with cheesy keyboards and less than virtuoso performances.

NHJO HYENNROKorean trance and cheese, but with 162 titles it can't all be terrible.

NNJL Jacob Gendzwill Polish hip-hop with more electronic undertones and use of voice processors. In 75 titles, many are from 2019.

no label Mostly Latin punk rock, with a top notch $1.49 surf rock EP by The Illumignarly and a couple other styles. 42 titles w/ a lot from 2020, ballooned to 110 by Feb.'22, but mostly nonsense and singles. In fact, it's due for a downgrade, as The Illumignarly surfed their way to Bandcamp only.

Nocta Numerica Techno with simple melodies and sometimes vocals, twelve EPs mostly from 2019.

NoPassport The usual tech house is elevated by the use of vocals on a couple albums among 23 titles from 2013-19. Still mostly EP singles. Add four more on Faceless Records.

Norte Sur 37 titles of Latin pop and plenty of cheesiness ranging all the way from the 20th century to 2021. Can it all be bad?

North Clouds Collective 54 titles in general electronica, where singles are one track and EPs are two, just from 2017-18. Not bad.

Nota Italian compilations, jazz, classical, at least one hip-hop album. Up to 2018 in 113 titles

Nothing/Paranoia Ltd. A larger catalog of 138 titles with a little more variety but mostly the same artists in low-grade rock as Mad House Plus. Dirty, dirty and inaccessible sounds may appeal to someone, somehow. Dubstep mixed in at random. Mostly 2021.

Nous Live If rapping very fast en español is of interest, check out the Blake EPs. Otherwise these are 21 pretty standard hip-hop singles from 2018-19. Add eight more on New Golden Era

Novunque Italian pop and rock, merely 15 titles from 2008-15. (Gone Feb.'21 before I could try anything)

Now Freedom Downtempo electronica from 2015-19. Only 8 titles and four or so artists, but they're mostly fairly nice listens

NTA Electronic Small selection but pretty varied, with strong Russian presence. Only one LP among 14 titles from 2015-17. Don't bother w/ the other NTA labels, as they only have one title each

Nuages Claims to be a legit downtempo and jazz label on its website, but more than a few of the 34 titles ending in 2018 here toe the lines of trashcomps.

Núcleo Gatopardo Dancey but also slightly Latin electronica, mostly singles and inexpensive, up to 2020

Nuit Blanche French African pop or pop by French of African descent? Or is it hip-hop? You be the judge. 19 titles, mostly singles, up to 2019. Add nine more by Más Ki Ás, five on Kiffesound Production

Nulu Does this mean new Zulu? 25 titles up to 2019 are short EPs or compilations of African artists sounding about evenly split between world and house music.

Numb Tongue Jonjo Feather makes OK alt. rock here. Pair his four titles from 2019 with Mauri, who sings with a funny accent, and Colman Gota on Buchipluma Records (who also sings kinda funny), and instrumental rock on HRS from Smithereens. How very significant.

O*RS I have faith that there's something on here that stands out from standard techno less from having sampled several of the 26 titles up to 2019 than from it being German. There are a few 99-cent bargains

Oddeo Netwerx The Logan 47 LP among many EPs seems to be very light trance, and the rest can be mildly interesting electronica in 23 titles up to 2021

OHR The 1970s remain a blind spot for me that this label could apparently fill with kraut rock.

OLDshqip I'm going to guess this small label is Turkish, and all its dozen or so releases are from 2019, with interesting takes on rock, hip-hop, and pop. Add Agarta Müzik for Impala's Turkish hip-hop, the interesting pop of Uzeyir Mehidizade. Add 18 by Sarfinaraz

Olga Mostly labeled as Brazilian, there's plenty more from there that's more distinctive but not labeled as such. 27 titles from 2019-21 are mixed rock, pop, and more worldly.

Olive Grove Alternative rock with several rated albums. 42 in total from 2010-2020

131 Northside Pair its seven titles from 2016-19 with the seven similarly ranged but very different sounds of Remyx Crew Ent. for a case study in how indie rap can blaze its own, more interesting path or strive for gangsta fame while both being on the harder side.

Omix The kind of jazz I despise for making me think I don't like jazz. That is to say, radio-ready easy listening and loungey stuff. 22 titles from the 1990s to 2019, and I don't doubt I'd like some of it if I sampled it all.

1kilo 94 singles of rap from Brazil can't all be bad. 2017-19 mostly.

OneMuz A five-star hip-hop LP, gravel-voiced Russian speciatlies, and generally pretty cheesy stuff ending in 2018 among 360+ titles, mostly singles.

OneSun Yellow 43 titles of techno that manages to distinguish itself somewhat, from 2016-18. Now 90+ up to 2021

Only Entertainment Serbo-Croatian hip-hop and pop vocalists from a byegone era. 70 titles up to 2019.

Only Records Likely related to the above, these are a dozen more titles with lots of LPs, all from 2019.

Onset Audio Specializing in drum & bass EPs. One hopes as much time was spent in the studio recording as on Adobe Illustrator with the album covers. 172 titles up to 2020

ООО «Верго Мьюзик»Most of this is Russian cheesy bird mess, but could someone please explain what's going on with the spoken word albums by Александр Евдокимов? 17 titles mostly from 2019.

ООО "Медиалайн" Home of Mr. Trololo. Need more be said? 52 other titles up to 2019, but if "Yeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeye...Oooh" is also from 2019 these dates are kinda meaningless, no?

ООО "Р-Концерт"127 Russian mysteries to solve, up to 2019. The pop music of Моя Мишель here and on another label is infinitely more interesting than most Russian pop, but I still don't know if I'd buy it.

ООО «Музыкальное издательство «Рэй Рекордс» 115 titles of light jazz, pop, and quite a lot of variety can't all be bad, not least for offering more candidates for Masters of the Pose.

Órbita M 16 live sets of rock en español, 99 cents each

Organik Audio A couple of drum & bass/dubstep LPs and then singles. 17 in total, from 2011-18.

Oslo Two well produced pop albums among the usual house and tech house EP singles from 2007-13 in 35 may or may not be Norwegian.

Ostereo Caitlin De Ville features prominently here, one of few LPs among many singles, ending in 2018. Like her violin playing to trance music as heard on the street and in subways, all here seemingly long to be popular and rather dumb down their songs for that dubiously attainable goal. Also an easy listening LP and an odd jazzy hip-hop LP by a guy who raps about being white as notebook paper.

1080p House music with several full-length albums.

Ouka Media In eleven titles from 2018, you can choose from among three different Mohamads. And a couple ladies. Pretty heavy voice processing in these. Add the five albums by Mohamad Oubacha to get into 2019. Also add Alsous Mohannad

PACIFIC GOLD STUDIOS Reggae and world music from Papua New Guinea. 180+ titles ending in 2018.

Padma Two titles by Jeymi elevate these otherwise 27 singles of rap en español to significance

Palms Out Sounds A lot of well rated singles for 99 cents, if one's into electronica. 2008-17 in 27 titles not my style.

Pamela Wise Lone jazz lady with a mere four titles gets all the stray jazz from now on. Add "This Is How." Add Redtenbacher's Funkestra for twelve from 2017-19. Add most of Eclettica Music. Add BNR Jazz for the Bulgarian National Radio big band

PAMPA 58 titles and counting for mediocre rock, electronica, pop, and cheese en español appears to be the top label on eMusic for the proportion of the catalog from 2020 so far. The tango of Carla Pugliese wasn't bad.

Pampa guitars Undoubtedly enough ego to fill an ocean, these 33 guitar showcases--seemingly all instrumental with minimal production and chintzy percussion--span jazz and rock to light metal but are really about the dude who's going to guitar solo all over everything. Welcome to Noodletown del Sur. All from 2020.

Panal 44 techno titles with nice album art and the usual bargains among those labeled singles. Inexpensive but needs exploring to confirm it's not generic. One rated five stars, 2016-21.

Pandora Music Planet The LPs here tend to have vocalists, in probably vain attempts to reach a pop audience. Interesting drum & bass in 50+ titles ending in 2015

Parabola About 30 long EPs with one in 2019 are good value if you like the techno sound.

Parisienne Plus Middle-Eastern pop from France. 28 titles up to 2019.

Partapart Electronic and pop mixed, about evenly with LPs and EP singles not usually labeled as such, annoyingly. 29 titles from 2013-19.

Past Due Better than calling one's label Passé, I suppose, though it might be more appropriate for these obviously 1970s disco funk titles w/ B&W or grainy color photos and platform shoes. 26 titles w/ some claiming to be from 2020, reasonably priced.

Patrol the Skies Too few labels can boast a full length drum & bass LP from 2019. Others among 45 titles up to 2020 also appear to be varied with high quality, too.

Paul Back The IDM of Pure is fine, but two others with female vocals among 15 titles from 2017-19 were offensively awful.

Peace Off With big names like Kid 606 and Mochipet, I'd have hoped for something less obnoxiously hardcore and aggressive, but maybe their colleagues can provide it.

PeLo Productions Peter Aries dominates these 15 electronic titles up to 2019, and since it's not house music, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.


Sure, at first glance it looks like just another collection of Latin-sourced house singles, and there's no shortage of those. But on closer inspection, some veer away from the house formula and make some interesting tunes. Specifically, the Poltamento EPs keep my attention. 50+ titles ending in 2018. (gone Apr.'21)

Perfecto Paul Oakenfold is still out there somewhere DJing, apparently.

Peroquébien I was going to condemn this to the dungeon of uninteresting labels, but the music here is actually OK, mostly lofi and punk rock on the shorter side. Merely a dozen titles, some en español, all from 2020 or 2021

Petsamo Industries Appears to be Finnish hip-hop, only one LP, an EP, and the rest singles. See also Kalevan ääni.

Phantasy There is such a thing as hyped techno on eMusic, with a Daniel Avery album getting a staff review and 17 star ratings. Only a couple other artists here.

PGD/Titanium DigitalsFrench pop at least more clearly than without the PGD. Lots from the 1980s and the most recent is from 2006.

Phlexx 28 titles, almost all singles, in various genres but mostly electronic with vocals, including some synth-pop and grime. 2013-18. Add Rich Boy Music for nine more, two more on Tactical Thinking

Pig Balls Because what could be more appealing? Some fairly interesting electronica in here recalling the big beat era. 24 titles from 2010-13. (gone in Apr.'21, and I'm tempted to post that losing Pig Balls is what'll make me unsubscribe)

Pink Dolphin Pas de la Dame Sauvage makes some long electronic tracks, and there might be other worthwhile material tucked away among these 88 titles up to 2019. Rather amateurish as a whole, as evidenced from the album covers

Pinkman Austere and deliberately primitive electronic music might be good value if you like the style. 26 titles up to 2020. I assume the more often labeled "industrial" on Pinkman Broken Dreams is related.

Pirâmide Perdida RecordsHip-hop in Portuguese, 37 titles up to 2019. 47 in 2021

Pizzico At least one EP on this Italian label eschews the driving beat for smoother electronica, but most of these that look like they should sound better or at least different aren't very novel house music. 29 titles from 2011-17.

Planet Blue A whopping 1062 titles means it might actually be more efficient to use the search function than to browse every page. There's a mix of old-timey 60s jazz and reissues of the mid-to-late 20th century. Plenty of classical and world, too. Much of the classical stuff is rated highly.

Planet Dog Home to a lot of techno I thought was pretty cool in the mid to late 90s, but a lot of it sounds dated now. A mere nine titles

Planete Rouge Someone likes Terence Fixmer and his French techno enough to give it four stars repeatedly, but I don't know if it lacks distinction other than being French. 20+ titles from 2002-16

Plastic City 210+ titles with a lot more LPs than most, dating from the 1990s to 2019, and an abundance of ratings mean I need to give this label the benefit of the doubt, even after sampling and finding the 3-star ratings generous. Even found an all too accurate track called "Bad House Music." I hope this stuff will not be labeled electronic without further categorization someday in eMusic's glorious future.

Plata o Plomo 16 titles of punk en español that sounds like it's from Spain and has an edge to it. Up to 2019. Add eight by Diazepunk

Platinum Thai pop and rock in ten titles from 2010 and one sore thumb from 2017. The Human Wave Attack compilation is the most interesting to me, but even though I'm learning Thai I might not shell out for it. Add four poorly produced singles on Iserve Music International Community

Plexus A mere eight titles will need pairing to be significant. Fair IDM and downtempo electronica from 2013-17. Add the 74 EPs by Matt Atten from 2019, and good luck choosing between them. Also add three on Dada Records. Eleven more by Killmehard are expensive but not bad.

Poco Poco Has the titles of a trash comp label, but The Daydream Club is apparently a group that exists. I suppose it's new classical, but their Ambient Project album is where I'd start.

Polskie Radio Whole lotta jazz with rock and a few surprises (Afrobeat?!) mixed in, and who'da guessed, Polish connection. 368 titles are too much to sort through, up to 2019

Polvo Bureau 23 titles of middling rock en español up to 2021 are likely to have a few worth consideration.

Polyphonic Music Co. Ltd. Decidedly no Polydor or Polyvinyl, these seem to be dronescapes in nine titles crosslisted to the point of trying to be. 2017-18 and maybe solely one guy.

Pomm_eloInteresting pop in Portuguese. 25 titles ending in 2018. Z3RO Music is not as interesting, adding 13 singles.

Pool Notes A dozen rock and pop titles aren't anything special, sometimes en español. 2016-19

Popol Vuh Electronic stuff trying a little too hard to be different? 61 titles from 2012-19

POST POST A mere 12 titles labeled as house and world on the two LPs, but they're both more similar to one another than those genres. Vocals over electronica would be my description, and they're fairly interesting from 2016-18. Add the four on Steamroller, LLC and the three on Outside Recordings LLC, the six on Circuitree Records

Pretty Neat The variety of electronic subgenres is probably overstated, but there's plenty of good value 99-cent EPs here in drum & bass, light dubstep, etc. I don't care for their minimal stuff among 84 titles from 2010-17

Primal Stream Soundtracks and compilations that can't all be terrible, though that's an untested assumption.

Process A Gusgus single and much else rated, and not always highly, from 2003-2013.

Producciones Sin/Con Pasiones Rap rock and a cheesy vocalist en español among other rock in 16 titles from 2011-17

Produkt Schallplatten Either 99 cents or inexpensive, the techno here left me mostly waiting in vain for its samples to distinguish themselves.

Prog Box Digital Much as it pains me to admit, some of the bass noodling and electronic singles here are somewhat more interesting than average. Scarcely any EPs to be officially significant, 31 titles up to 2019.

Prosto 170 titles worth of explicit Eastern European hip-hop up to 2020.

Provocateur Records For the name, looks tame and even cheesy world jazz. Lots highly rated among 25 titles from 1998-2013. Definitely not my style.

Psihometron A couple of LPs here sound promising to rise above the techno EP fray, only 8 titles from 2017-2019.

PSM Latin-sourced and randomly distributed genres, but a mere 13 titles. It seems most are under PSM Music (70+) or PSM Records (39), though they're a lot more mixed and less jazzy. I can find nothing nice to say about PSM-MUSIC.

PsykeRecords Poppily produced hip-hop from Norway can be amusing when they interpret the harder stuff in English. Only a few of 32 titles up to 2019 aren't singles.

Pulpa Discos Punk, hard rock en español in 77 titles up to 2019. Not to be confused w/ very similar Pulpa Distro.

Pulpa Distro I don't know if this is harder than Pulpa Discos, but the 71 titles go up to 2020 and are awfully similar in sound.

Pure Folk and bluegrass are definitely not my thing, but I hope I can tell when something toes the fine line between being too old and being too poppy. Kate Rusby is uniformly highly rated, but I prefer the one of these 13 titles from 1997-2014 she didn't make. Add C.R.A.F.T POP for another folk rock band led by a lady

Rabbit's Hole Ltd. Merely nine rather abrasive Greek electronic and hip-hop titles from 2020

Rad Summer All around urban styles of funk and electronic, with plenty of actual hip-hop. 2011-19, 59 titles


RadiciMusic Italian folk music and some rock. Those labeled pop or classical think a little too highly of themselves, methinks. 34 titles ending in 2014.

Rajibeat This 150-title litmus test probably should be de-prioritized, but some people apparently like the trash comps and new age nonsense going on here, up to 2021. Find your line between downtempo electronica and new age fluff.

Raso Latin takes on rock, electronica, and pop. Not great, but I'm not ready to say it's no good after sampling among 19 titles from 2017-18

RaucousI had no idea there were so many people making new rockabilly music. Dates back appropriately far, despite wrong dates listed. 120 titles end in 2014.

Raygun Records Small, serviceable rock selection of 15 titles ranging from pop to quiet to almost hard styles from 2012-16, with a few rated. Leave out "Records" and you'll get the same but electronic. Add New Street for a few more on the poppier side of rock.

Ready Mix One for the experiment of whether putting more effort into house singles' covers is correlated with higher quality. 223 mostly EPs, some quite long, from 2008-19

Real Dreams A lot of electronic production and distortion has gone into these mostly singles, and normally I'd find them too obnoxious, but I'm oddly tempted by one of the few full length albums by DJ Tawan because it's 99 cents. In Portuguese poppy hip-hop 142 titles up to 2019

Really Rad Mostly but not all punk rock, with a lot of bargains. Albums categorized differently still manage to sound pretty similar. Just 18 titles from 2017-20

RealScience Unusual electronic trance and other EP singles with some funny names, only from 2008-9. The covers are generic, but I must have a weakness for this stuff.

Rebooth Bouncy electronic singles, most of which are actually just single tracks, unfortunately. Skiw features prominently among 54 titles ending in 2018. Add Romlus Records for nine more of the same

Records Records Records Records Far superior to the imprint that says "Records" a mere three times and only has singles, obviously. Rock/alternative with some rated, 2010-13 in 23 titles from only a handful of groups.

Recordsman Russian men looking dapper, or at least attempting. Other stuff mixed in, like electronica, may be of interest. Jazz albums by Вагиф Мустафа-заде claiming falsely to be from 2020 are odd enough to be worth sampling. 138 titles and growing.

Red B 30 titles of rock en español (and a few in English) ranging from punk to alternative (sometimes labeled as pop), up to 2021. I'd say the album art is generally more interesting than the music, unfortunately.

Relief Records EU Sas Fair Italian hip-hop and reggae in 22 titles from 2011-17. Add the nine singles by Capo Plaza on Plaza Music Srl from 2013-17 and the six on La Mondo Records Srl.

Remigiusz Trzcionka Traymuss and one other artist offer 18 pop singles from Poland, up to 2019.

Reminiscence Audio Drum & bass lightly in only eleven titles from 2012-14, the EPs being of good value.

Respect 15 titles of beats that can stand alone as instrumentals by Pounda, Vudufa, and a couple more collaborators up to 2021. Mostly but not all singles, though several are unlabeled.

retoric vibe Some good value techno EPs marked as singles here, 55 titles up to 2019

Revamped 105 electronic titles mix poppier EDM stuff with dubstep, drum & bass, etc. Mostly one-track singles up to 2019.

Revox House and techno in no particular hurry, it seems. Pretty melodic and ending in 2016 with almost 60 titles, more LPs and Asian names and themes than usual

Rip It Up Middling alt. rock in a tiny catalog of ten titles from 2016-21.

RivaNovaUZ I'll just assume that the UZ stands for Uzbekistan. It's time you ask yourself how much Uzbek pop you have and how much more you need. Almost 300 titles up to 2019.

Rivoluzione Dischi 16 Italian pop singles from 2018-19.

Robinerd 8-bit electronica. Pair his six ending in 2018 with seven from Tito Records, including one from 2019, for a significant electronic label.

Rock Indiana Neither the U.S. state nor the country, they're Latin indie and alt. rockers who are every bit the 3-star rating of one of the albums. Competent and risk-free, up to 2019 in 72 titles, 94 in July'22.

Rock y Reggae Ediciones S.A.It's right there in the name, though there are also examples of harder rock, punk, jazz, and ska mixed in. Clean production, but overall these feel too average or impure to get excited. in 48 albums, there's bound to be one that gets the balance right, but I haven't found it yet.

Rocksector True to its name, probably harder than most. 2010-15 in 36 titles, many highly rated.

Rockstar Rockabilly and old stuff oddly mixed with techno singles. 41 titles dating back to the 1950s.

Rocstar Removing the K yields surprisingly poppy electronica. 116 titles from 2010-18.

RoomLab Some OK rap en Catalán (I think) on 99-cent EPs is where I'd start among a dozen titles that are otherwise single tracks up to 2021. Add 11 more on/by Fantasma for salsa.

RU.MEDIA 378 titles, almost all singles, and they seem to want to use all of the genre labels even though they're much more alike than different. Electronic pop up to 2021.

Ruby Record Korean swing and pop singles.

RuffneckHardcore techno mostly from the 1990s and one mysteriously from 2019.

S.H.I.E.L.D.Nice album art for what seems to weave between urban electronica and hip-hop, almost all singles in 103 titles ending in 2017.

Sacramental Not sure about avant garde or experimental, but I'll say some of this techno is on the noisy side. 13 titles from 2011-2018

Sada Owaz I'm going to guess these nearly 100 titles are Turkish. Pretty cheesy pop, mass produced and updating in 2020. 83 two-track and actual singles.

SAKURALittle or nothing Japanese about these Russian hip-hop and electronic EPs. Some novelty in the rap of female MC Nика but otherwise these 23 titles up to 2019 are pretty standard

Salvation Fourteen short EPs from 2012-2019 claiming to be anything from Krautrock to progressive rock, though I'd dispute it and still listen

Sans Absence Ten titles stretch for significance, as all are short but fairly good value EPs of electronica w/ some character, from 2016-18.

Santo Grial Producciones I think it's all from Spain, and it's mostly metal, punk, pop, and rock. Some jazz and other stuff too in a large catalog of 250+ if you can browse carefully.

Sartorial 20 well rated examples of jam-minded artists from 2008-17 I rather fail to appreciate. If you like saxophone jams, you'll disagree with me and agree with the ratings. Terry Edwards features prominently

Saulės MuzikaSix perfectly fine Baltic folk LPs up to 2019 must be paired with likely crappy pop vocalist music from the Balkans on Royal Privilege Beograd to be significant.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy A film and literature genre's worth of electronic mediocrity, though the Headlock LP may be of interest to drone fans. 15 titles from 2012-15

Screamlite 21 guitar-based albums with individual examples in folk, blues, punk, metal, and alt. rock all from 2020, suggesting this will be a growing catalog. I haven't found anything I like with a cursory sampling. Quite inexpensive, though, and the singles tend to be EPs. Now 30 up to 2021 and leaning clearly toward folk

Sebwahwah A prolific electronica person who could probably focus more on quality than quantity is hereby paired with the Japanese-themed drum & bass of JosuiYoshun to make a significant electronic label. Oddly named Lloyd Music is where tensai tamori's 2017 electronic singles live. Go ahead and throw in the more interesting experimental stuff on Das Archiv

Secret Dinosaur Thirteen titles by a few alt. rock bands from 2011-19

Seed Records Fair electronica bordering on IDM (but hardly "avant garde" as it claims) from Posthuman from 2020 is paired likely due to the short name with a bunch of what look to be banghra or otherwise Bollywood singles to make an odd and technically significant label

Sello Aveja Nine titles in Spanish folk and rock up to 2019.

Sello Misisipi I think I might prefer the 99-cent albums over the other ones here. Blues en español, with one from 2019.

Sello Trigal EPs and singles of rock en español from 2017-2019 on the catchier side

Semifusa Estudio Mostly alt. rock en español I didn't find very appealing, but there's other stuff that was interesting. 100 titles, lots of them singles or EPs, up to 2019. Almost all singles, 175 of them in Sept.'21.

Sensefloor Eighteen electronic titles ranging from synth-pop to techno, just found it in Nov. '19, but the date range is 2013-15.

Sentimony Very light, atmospheric trance, though perhaps I shouldn't judge by the first tracks, as all trance should probably start that way. 39 titles up to 2019 with 99-cent bargains. Being Latvian, I should patronize it on priciple. (gone Apr.'21)

Serigala 82 singles in dubstep and probably other styles ending in 2018

Setco Old live stuff by famous acts in 109 titles.

Severalia Lots of Spanish folk music that sounds many centuries old, updating to 2020 in 119 titles.

Severest Maybe the closest eMusic has to Metropolis Records? Dark EBM and synth rock with and without the driving beat. One single from 2019 among 17 titles

Skylar Looks like two diametrically opposed labels both named Skylar collided and became this 60-title enigma of hip-hop singles and ambient LPs. Up to 2019.

17 Seconds Someone, and it does appear to be one person, rated each of these 16 titles from 2008-2012 in rock maximally, so it must at least be worth sampling. Mostly album only and expensive.

SG Music If you had the whole of the 1980s in Mexico and 100 titles to work with, you'd have to find something worthwhile, right?

Shaka Audio The Moon Safari EP is fine, but I've come to expect more than 10 minutes for my 99 cents. Only a few artist tend to go towards more typical house and dubstep after that in 22 total titles from 2013-19

Sharawaji 11 titles from 2016-19 appear to be surf rock

SHUFFLE RECORDZ Small Russian selection of 20+ ending in 2017 with only a few EPs in rock, ska, electronic, and hip-hop. The singles are pop as usual. Might as well add the pop on SLUTZ and a couple on MATAGRANDE.

Sierra Connect Entertainment African pop with production on the cheesy side. 20+ titles including singles ending in 2018.

Silent Motion 42 titles of good-value dubstep EPs up to 2023.

Silent Roar Among some very devout-looking people, I really wanted Sikandar Ka Mandar to sound different. Pakistani for the most part, I think. Is the Haider Ali album supposed to sound like a 33rpm record played at 45? There is some metal mixed in, too, among 49 titles ending in 2016

Simplify Recordings Might as well be called "Singlify," but there are at least a couple full length dubstep albums I'll have to check out, as it's a blind spot for me. Drum & Bass and generally poppy electronica cohabitate in a massive catalog of 625 titles up to 2020

sinfin FM Got my hopes up initially, 19 titles of Latin mediocrity, including folk and electronica, from 2019-20.

Singularity Lots of rated techno. Often dark and soundscapey or industrial rather than danceable, and that's just fine. 30 titles including one from 2019.

Sisonke African hip-hop, jazz, and electronica in only 13 EPs and singles from 2016-19. Add Dice Angel for another and Blaqsnaps for a few more. Six titles on Eudemonic fit somewhat. AYL0 has two albums worth trying mislabeled as rock/alternative.

SiyahProof that not all Russian labels go up to 2019, this hip-hop, mostly singles, ends in 2018 and is nothing special.

Slime Almost 100 titles up to 2019 in various electronica, mostly EP singles but no shortage of LPs. Worth exploring.

Slovak Music Industry In compiling this, I often wish every label would be as forthcoming with their geographic location. There's a little bit of everything in these 21 titles up to 2019.

Slow Motion Soundz Europe Hip-hop and pop often with unusual accompaniment coming from Sweden. 14 titles from 2002-2016

Slowtrane This one got my hopes up and might be in a higher tier if not for the fact that most of these 55 titles are unlabeled singles, and mostly techno. Quite new from 2020-1, some of the Arabic-named songs are interesting, and the Teepee album of Americana is different from the rest.

Sludgelord The long length of some tracks suggest this UK metal collector with 13 titles up to 2019 intends to do more than just rock you very very hard. Add Fall Europa

SMI/Ditto Indian soundtrack albums, sometimes unlabeled singles. 130+ titles up to 2019. In June 2020, titles ballooned to over 700

So Sound A Chinese speaker of English who likes electronica the way I do would call this a so so sound. The LPs are fairly varied, but these 88 titles ending in 2018 are barely tempting at all.

Sofa Sound 32 drum & bass titles up to 2021 of average quality on 99-cent EPs.

Son Buenos 34 pop rock singles split between English and español updating in 2020. All one-track? 50 up to 2021

Sooner Record's Odd punctuation but standard funk, world, and R&B here up to 2020 in 24 titles

Soul Deep Exclusives 188 conventional drum & bass EP singles up to 2019. For 140+ more replace "Exclusives" with "Digital"

Soulful Horizons Questionable house EP singles with African themes and elements. 50+ titles up to 2019 with some trashy-looking compilations

Sounday Latin pop, rock, and salsa straining for mediocrity. Bela isn't bad. Mostly singles in 125 titles up to 2019, 274 in Mar.'23. A whopping 258 Latin titles up to 2022 plagued somewhat by unlabeled singles. The bestsellers didn't impress me, so this will likely be demoted after further exploration. Only found it in Feb.'22.

Sound-Exhibitions-Records Harmless disco and loungey EDM that will appeal to the easily offended and easily amused alike. Just short of 400 titles up to 2019

Sounds of Asia I'm no friend of compilations, but anyone who doesn't want to own "Funk Music from Indonesia" is no friend of mine. All 16 are listed from 2019, but it's obvious when you can see the shrunken album covers that these are originally on older vinyl. Most of them are Middle Eastern, so by Asia they mean the orientialist imagined one. Several 2020 releases have brought the total up to 31 titles. Add four singles by Omid Jalili.

Sounds of Mass Distraction Among a mere 17 titles with a lot of variety, you'll find your favorites quickly. Mostly atmospheric electronica with one strange punk bedfellow from 2013-18.

Souvenir Updating to 2019 and with a big name like Tiefshcwarz, with lots for 99 cents, but it seems to be pretty conventional house and techno, unfortunately.

Soviet An unusual collection of 15 titles in bland alt. rock that can lean punk, folk, or metal from the late 90s apparently from Spain or Latin America but still in English usually.

Springboard Based in Mumbai, it's fairly dispiriting that Indians who are capable of such vibrant music can also trot out this kind of pop too. 11 titles with one LP among the EPs and singles, mostly from 2019. Add the eight singles on Junoon Records for more.

Sprix 51 titles by a small number of electronic artists up to 2020, w/ at least having the unusual, overly crosslisted distinction of claiming to be both ambient and heavy metal. Sean Downey appears to be one of the Fabulous Downey Brothers and quite prolific. (gone Apr.'21)

Startup There's bound to be something worth owning among this Russian pop and electronica, almost all from 2019.

Step Rec. Not to be confused with the following entry, these 20 EPs from 2018-22 offer good value and some variety in techno.

Step Records 42 titles, most of which apparently can be sampled in their entirety, allowing you to find the Polish rap album from 2008-2014 that's just right for you. Now 63 titles up to 2021.

Stereoptico Latin urban electronica sometimes poppy and sometimes hard, thought the beats sound a little cheesy. 20 titles ending in 2018.

StonedDogs 11 titles in electronica from 2017-2020, most of which skirt the lines between trance and regular techno. Half are actual singles more like hip-hop.

STP MUZIK NATIONLatin pop, hip-hop and trap with an African sound in 14 titles, many unlabeled singles, up to 2019. Add the five on Speak Your Truth LLC and the seven on Starcult Media LLC

Strike Force 68 older titles dating to the eighties by recognizable if not always reputable names. Looks like I have to give one Strawbs album a chance. There are only six titles on Witchwood, all Strawbs.

StudioZproductions 40 titles from the 2020s, with the French rap of SMILYFACE on a full album making the label significant and mildly interesting.

Subaquatic A mere seven titles in what all seem to be rock, despite one trying to pass itself off as jazz. Slightly different and better than crap, on sampling. 2017-8. For significance, add the German quasi-chamber pop of Wenzel on Matrosenblau and the three by Stereopol

Sublvl 33 titles in drum & bass, 2014-19, mostly EP singles but a few full length titles.

Suicidedubz Digital Drum & bass, mostly 2-track EP singles, in 130+ titles from 2013-16

Sunbird 18 titles in rock & electronica that are all meh, IMHO. 2015-2021. Inexpensive & worth sampling to find out if you agree or disagree. Some clever album & song names, though.

Sugar Recordings Skittering techno EP singles with some flavor, mainly from Koichi Sato and a few others from 2013-18.

Supertive AB Easily digestible electronica bordering on overproduced, mislabeled as ambient in 30 titles all from 2019 and split across only a few artists. Frustratingly often not available

Survival Alliance Digging around the techno monotony, there are at least a few labeled electronica which are of interest. Judge by the covers in part. Federico Goes & Comite Numerico were enticing enough to sample more for possible wishlisting. (reduced to five in 2021)

SVF Music New Bengali soundtracks are the draw here among trashy chant & pop compilations. 572 titles up to 2021, and I'd appreciate if someone could suggest what's worth wishlisting.

SWEET beat 36 titles up to 2019 go the ethnic route with their techno EPs, mostly by Aj Lora.

Symphonic Distribution 142 titles up to 2020 can all be crap, can they? Sampling the first page, I didn't find anything worth wishlisting, but a lot came close. Not giving up hope but probably won't try again. Mostly but hardly all singles. Very mixed from electronic to pop and folk (reduced to 1 in 2021)

Tama Industries 175 titles up to 2019 appear to be mostly singles and two-track EPs in hip-hop of the bigger beat and electronic kind, with themes summed up as hustlin' and ballin'


Russian hip-hop and electronic beats with a lot from 2019. 99-cent bargains aplenty, but quality may be an issue. A few with English titles just seem to repeat the title over and over again like they're trying to memorize vocabulary

Tañidos Mostly classical interpreted by Spaniards. I'm more interested in the new classical stuff but don't know where to start and probably won't indefinitely. 60 titles ending in 2018

Tau 14 housey electronica EPs all from 2019 do just enough to be worth considering at 99 cents, but good luck differentiating between them.

Tehnofonika Not sure if they left out a "c" in the name, but leaving out the beat too makes for many a pleasant, ambient surprise here. 43 titles up to 2019 with EP singles 99 cents as ever

Terror Negro Some interesting Latin electronica and hip-hop in a tiny catalog up to 2019. Add the three nice EPs on Frente Bolivarista for some 99-cent bargains and 13 singles on LLOGICMUSIC for deadweight numbers

TesseracTstudio 388 trance titles, mostly singles, up to 2021

Thabzen Bibo Pop in a likely African language can be paired with the hip-hop of MIDIcinal and World_Str8 for significance up to 2019 in the last case.

Theatre Magique It takes guts for an electronic musician to label one's music jazz and not crosslist it with anything, but if you're Alex Pardini, who I assume has a hand in all of these 50+ titles ending in 2018, ANYTHING is possible!

Theoryon Records LLC Dubstep EP singles, 16 titles from 2015-16

Thesis A short statement of 15 electronic albums leaning towards dark trance from 2014-19

Things At Night If you never want your songs to be more than three minutes long and want house music EPs for 99 cents, these 50 titles up to 2020 have you covered.

Tiny Lights Mostly $2 EPs favoring rock walls of sound and shoegaze, 2011-13. Some of it is probably well worth the price.

Tlaloc Mogo was fairly interesting, and where this electronica uses beats sparingly is the extent of my interest in exploring further. 81 titles up to 2019. Now 95 up to 2020. Reduced to 1 in 2021

TMPRECORDS LLC About half of these 25 singles from 2016-17 are en español, some are marked "Other" but likely just generic electronica

Toke Music Productions 37 singles of South Asian electronic pop and others more traditional listed as folk/country mean there must be some that are interesting. Judge by the faces on the cover for sampling? All from 2021. If all of the songs could be put on one compilation, I might buy it.

Too Many Rules 40 house singles w/ a colorful cover theme and apparently uniformly 2-track single catalog. Only here with a Frenchman's endorsement. Updating in 2020

ТОО "Много Музыки" These 59 titles, all pop singles except for one, seek to take Central Asia to the overproduced pop space of every other region in the world, a dubious but mildly interesting objective. Gadilbek Zhanay, for example, has a face that could be considered unusual for a pop star's album cover. Up to 2020.

ToTiMusic, LLC 283 titles in Bolivian folk music from the 1970s, 80s, & 90s (with some claiming to be 21st century also) you might pass over on dusty vinyl but might want to explore for something completely different. Varied cover art suggests some of it has to be interesting.

Touchin' Bass Andrea Parker leads a highly questionable electronic field of 33 ending in 2014 and with some ratings. Add six on Asking for Trouble

TP4 Anyone who wants to make sure the artists you're listening to have been dead for a long time without listening to classical music should try these reissues of ancient vinyl. Mostly easy listening, but that means something different when bells are involved. 18 titles masquerading as 2015 releases.

TRB rec di Andrea Tognassi The first album by Fragment is somewhere between lively progressive folk and cheese, quite unlike the rest of the label, which seems to be mostly Italian hip-hop. 113 titles up to 2019 (gone Apr.'21)

3rd Rail Finnish hip-hop. Try it once before you die. Ending in 2014 with 18 titles, some rated.

34UDGS Bartosz Kasowski Polish hip-hop in 19 titles from 2014-18. ADMA is a notable female MC

Trem Mineiro Produçoes Artísticas LTDA Merely nine titles all involving Wagner Tiso from the decades on either side of 2000. Classical, apparently. Add two by Nod Ensemble and the four by Flook on Flatfish for some flutey folk.

Tremendo Audiovisual 21 titles up to 2022 in Latin pop and electronic is hardly a tremendo, but if if keeps updating it could one day live up to its name. Only a few full-length but they're inexpensive. Singles appear to be actual.

TriartumRussian electronica is pretty middling on the EPs here, and the singles still feel a need to be poppy, apparently. 23 titles from 2016-17.

Tribal Global Brina isn't bad at all, but she's gotta go with the ambient, Christian, and bad pop on Tweed Jacket (as uncool as it sounds) to be significant up to 2019. Add Western Jubilee for well rated Christian country deadweight. Remington Road also appears to be country in six rated titles by an inseparable pair

Tribeleader Only two artists, including the eponymous one and Sekten7. A most puzzling mix and sometimes combination of metal and pop electronica in almost 300 titles up to 2019

Trilobit Almost 80 titles in drum & bass, dubstep, on the more commercial side, if that's a possible thing. As in, titles include the word "love" in them. 76 titles from 2012-19

Trip 28 titles in techno here w/ a Frenchman's endorsement. 2015-2019

Triplicate Audio Short drum & bass EPs in short supply and light sound, from 2017-19. Add Maad Ting for some more singles from the same artists in the same date range for extra significance.

Trocadero A rarity! Germans singing morosely or shrilly over difficult accompaniment somewhere between goth and industrial, though I'm sure there must be a subgenre dedicated to this style beginning with "kraut." 18 titles ending in 2017.

Trunk Go Boom, LLC Indie hip-hop that looks like it takes pride in being produced on a laptop in the MC's bedroom in a mere 11 titles, mostly singles, from 2016-19. Add the eight on Innovations Music LLC. Five more on JRX Productions have unique delivery and sound like the MC is rapping through or inside a tin can. None Like Joshua has 17 more hip-hop titles and at least one song dissing French film

Trunk Records A whole lot of vintage stuff to sort through, rockabilly and int'l combined confusingly with stuff that'd be a great find on cheap, old vinyl. 293 titles that often find themselves on the bestsellers list for big names in jazz. (304 in Mar.'23)

T3K Blurring lines between drum & bass and dubstep in 130+ EP singles

Tudor Beats The War of the Roses is waged in electro with these 32 titles mostly from the early 2010s but up to 2020. Instructive for differentiating between acid, IDM, and the aforementioned electro as a uniquely British style of electronica. Soundex Phonetic's EP doesn't have an enticing cover, but the music was fine. Only found this in June'22.

Turbo Recordings Tiga is the big name among 14 titles also presumed to be electronic with vocals

2020Vision Lots of ratings, more melody and an overall cooler sound distinguish these 120+ techno EPs and LPs ending in 2018 from other labels, with the usual 99-cent value.

2EIO Sounds, LLC Trap and other hip-hop dominated, with some beats LPs mixed in among 20+ titles from 2016-19

Twonk 27 titles of dubstep and electronic Eps might have something worthwhile, almost all from 2017

Tycho Light dubstep and "chillout" electronica ending in 2012. Someone went on a 5-star rating spree, and I don't hear it.

Tyrell Nine titles with one from 2019, with new age cover songs and experimental electronica featuring among cheesy pop and random stuff.

Ultrapop Despite the name, a more varied catalog includes punk, rock, classical etc. up to 2019, though mostly singles in Latin-sourced 200+ titles. Updating in 2020 with 350+ titles, 664 in 2021.


Lumped Russian pop with Hispanic rock to total ten titles up to 2019, so I'm going to add Microphone Global and Лаборатория звука to approach 20 titles and make it firmly Russian pop.

Unclear 20 electronica titles recommended by a Frenchman from 2014-18

Underground Is for Everyone I'm glad eMu finally heard me that what the site really needed was some more tech house. 30 titles from 2019-20 might not all be terrible.

Unified Audio Fair drum & bass and dubstep in 40+ EP singles from 2014-17

Unitone A different Unitone appears to have a few albums on eMusic, but I don't like the looks of 'em. Trance.

Unlabeled It's pretty telling that the number one album here is also the only jazz album. All 74 other titles seem to be hip-hop, up to 2019.

UPRS Almost the brown trucks, these are almost 200 African pop titles, often with heavy Christian overtones, up to 2019.

Um Passo Electronica whose long tracks suggest they are in no hurry. Brazillian? 2012-15 in 15 titles

Uncanny Valley I'm skeptical of any house/techno purveyors, but who knows? Fair variety in fact, and one can always look to singles for 99-cent value. 65 titles from 2011-20.

Uncoiled Loops Some drum & bass albums might be of interest. The singles here are actually quite long and expensive. Trance and techno also in 21 titles ending in 2017

Urbaton Latin pop and hip-hop, almost all singles, up to 2019. Add three on Seres queridos.

Vauvision I put a lot of effort into finding all the Russian labels on eMusic but apparently still missed this one entirely, only stumbling upon it in July 2020. 338 titles, mostly singles, strain for mediocrity in pop, hip-hop, rock, and even jazz and new classical (though especially solo piano of DareveL). If you miss scrolling through page after page in possibly vain search of something uniquely enjoyable, this is one of few remaining tickets. Up to 2020 and almost all actually from that year.

Vegan Death metal, nu rock, and punk en español with at least one surf rock EP mixed in among 78 titles up to 2019

Vibes Records LLC Lots, 180+ of electronica, dubstep singles from 2019.

Vinzomusic Ltd. Traditional Middle Eastern instruments with very simple production to prevent any cheesiness. 47 titles mostly from 2019

Vizeeble Entertainment African pop experimentation veering into house music and sometimes plagued by poor recording quality, but at least most of the 37 EP singles ending in 2016 are 99 cents.

Volendam Music BV 115 titles from either Nordic places that I'd put more effort into differentiating if they weren't so obviously awful & generically poppy. Just a couple of artists, too. Acoustic pop duets. From the 2000s to early 2010s.

vomrecords A dozen Korean pop singles might ride th wave of global popularity if they weren't so generically maudlin.

Waltz Time Just 11 titles from 2013-16 but oddly including a bestseller in Firestations.

WAMM 26 titles of Latin pop, rock, and a few surprises up to 2021 but nothing I wishlisted yet. More 99-cent EPs bring the total to 36 in July'22, and I wishlisted the acoustic easy listening of ZUHE.

Wanadaf African and Middle Eastern pop and hip-hop singles seem well produced in 47 titles, but actual singles are too click-intensive for me to explore.

Wavy 17 titles up to 2019 in Latin hip-hop. Almost all singles, though, so combine it with the eponymous label Le Rue Boys for more.

Wayô 10 anime soundtracks, with Joe Hisaishi a known quantity, up to 2021.

We Are Young If this Turkish deep house and "Nu Disco" label is around in 2050, I wonder if they'll have to change their name. 28 titles up to 2019, all singles. Add those of Marco Farouk for a couple EPs and Maxon Recordings for five more.

WEATNU "We are the new underground," they declare from an undisclosed location. Their catalog has 70+ titles up to 2019 and is mighty varied, even just within electronica. Also some stray alt. rock mixed in when you least expect it. On sampling ten titles or so, nothing was impressive, but there's gotta be something. Jan'20 now 107 titles. Reduced to 1 in 2021, with one more actually from 2021 by Kelpalots.

Wicked Jungle 40+ drum & bass EP singles up to 2019

Wing Hang Record Trading Thanks to idiotprogrammer for finding this trove of late 20th century and early 21st century Chinese titles, 118 in total, ending in 2012 but extending well into the 1970s, mostly from the 70s to the 90s. The label name sounds like it's Cantopop, as does the album art, but the song titles have been entered in Mandarin, oddly. I'm no fan of the style, but in that many titles with such a range of dates, comparable to what one could find at a holdout Chinese record shop, there's bound to be something novel or otherwise divergent and interesting. You're welcome to help me find it.

WM Boxes Ed. Live and Italian jazz, from inexpensive to quite expensive, 26 titles almost all from 2011 and the last in 2017

WM Recordings Balkan, African, and electronic of decent quality but only seven titles up to 2016. Add the Bosnian trip-hop of SUR

Womblabel Ten electronic titles with a fair bit of variety in sound, almost all from 2013.

Woofits Electronica from Turkey. Most of the 17 are singles, and the only distinctive one I found was the EP by Düsüktempo. One single from 2019. Add the nine singles from DJ0008 for more.

Workroom 11 20 titles in Balkan hip-hop and pop up to 2019.

World Music Factory A pretty small factory making Latin world music on the poppy side. 24 titles up to 2019. See also The Music Factory for 37 oldies, many Latin, claiming to be "remastered"

World Wake Good value drum & bass EP singles, just under 100 titles up to 2019. Add some darker ones on Ruin Me.

Xendra One of those Latin labels that, presumably like an actual record store in a Mexican city, mixes old 20th-century crooners w/ scantily clad women on the album art. There's too much range for it all to be terrible. Dates go up to 2018, but no hay de confiar. Los Mojarras have a rock sound worth wishlisting and buying w/ a booster when feeling like taking a risk on something different.

XGD Basically pop music made by at least former Africans with African elements. 47 titles, mostly singles, from 2018-19.

Xobe Crooners en español are mixed with some poppy ska that might not be terrible. 49 titles from the late 2010s to 2021

YEARNINGSome earnest world music split between Latin and African, as well as some dancehall pop in only eight titles from 2018-19. Add the eight by Ness Heads


Yesterdays Rain Knock-offs of old, famous stuff in 146 titles that may well be mostly trash comps on a label apparently allergic to apostrophes.

Yin Yang Media Vietnamese pop, mostly singles, in great quantity of 1715 titles up to and apparently mostly "from" 2022. Most of the album art looks like what happens when you try to size up a thumbnail pic to the full screen, oddly. One can safely assume cheesiness.

YKSI 30 titles, mostly singles, of hip-hop in Portuguese, up to 2020.

YMR NIG African-style hip-hop and other unique pop interpretations that don't seem like world music. 52 titles up to 2016, mostly singles. Reduced to 3 in 2021.

You So Fat 115 titles in drum & bass up to 2020

YOUNG,GIFTED&WACKKorean pop on the electronic side, about 25 titles.

Young NRG 177 electronic EPs and EPs singles are energetic, not great, but also priced accordingly, up to 2019

Youth Riot A punk mindset and aesthetic keep these merely 13 titles from 2013-2020 from getting stale, if that means songs of less than a minute or two in some cases. Add 7 en español on Nansa Producciones. Not to be confused w/ the electronic, teenage version.

酝星文化 350 plus Chinese pop and pop rock singles, EPs


Zagora 23 titles from the Gibson Brothers and others of the true disco era in the late 1970s. Can it all be terrible? Maybe, but I'm not ready to conclude as much yet.

Zap Records Punk rock, including some from Sweden, 21 titles from 2017-19, apparently obsessed w/ songs lasting about two minutes per song. Noise also. 34 up to 2020 in 2021. Add seven interesting punk and hip-hop titles on Ever/Never Records LLC. The duo on SNB LLP seems to alternate between punk and hip-hop, so there's your connection.

Zeitstrafe Edgy alt. rock, some with punk, metal, or synthy leanings, often German. 25 albums that look nice at least from 2005-17, plagued by playback errors. Metal, hardcore, and general rock deserves exploration. Add Blarg on deineScheibe to get up to 2019.

zmd Record Indonesian pop with more than just singles among 110+ titles up to 2019. Pretty cheesy.

Борт номер один (RU)Russian rock lacking in distinction, but I'll give the label and its 40 titles ending in 2018 the benefit of the doubt that there's something worthwhile, buried deeply. Call it alt. rock, I suppose.

Глория Медиа Ten pop singles and an LP, and they're all pretty Russian, from 2017-2019.

Dishonorable Mention (For this list, these are actually respectable, even favorite labels which exist in a decimated form of fewer than ten available albums on eMusic for reasons unknown. They're technically still on eMusic, but only as shadows of shells. Also including some labels that show their catalogs but come up "Album Unavailable" every time you click on one of its albums.)

Bella Union


Fat Possum

Frameworked Appears to have a large variety of artists, but all 16 from 2019 on sampling seem to be quiet midi piano ditties labeled as "jazz" to be a tease.

Jealous Butcher Found Califone & Sin Ropas records I didn't have. Other stuff has potential.

The Leaf Label


Oido World & electronic, small catalog. May'20 reduced to a single title





Shimmy Disc

Smalltown Supersound


Speaker Footage Might be decent electronica, but only a few of the nine listed titles are available.

Stereo Love Productions Haven't yet confirmed the quality. but these 12 Latin-sourced titles are clearly into something different. (Reduced to two in Feb.'21)

Sub Pop

SW Definitely a mix of trashy compilations, but also some brief jazz LPs. How innocent I was not to recognize it as all trash comps the first time around.

Tara Music Company Ltd. Highly rated Irish music, mostly 20th Century. Only two titles left in May '20

TIE-TEAM Reaching for vocal heights with a most prosaic voice and accompaniment. Yikes.

voxnox techno, with enough variation to be worth exploring, at least at first glance. Artwork suggests darkness, but most of these are pretty aggressive. Decimated to one single in May 2020, just as well

World Circuit Lists catalog but all are unavailable.

Insufficient Data (I'm still in the testing phase for these labels, and the tests are likely to be postponed indefinitely while I pursue surer things. June 2020 I finally took the deep dive and judged what had been here. Labels I find but don't have time to judge can still go here, but it'd be nice if it doesn't get unwieldy again. Maybe I've seen some in the dollar bin and not yet taken the plunge, or maybe I only have one or two albums from them, and I will withhold judgment until I've heard more. The biggest labels like EMI, Universal, Capitol, Polydor, Geffen, Epic/Sony, etc. deliberately try to diversify their catalogs beyond generalization or judgment, just as likely to buy out an entire, promising indie label like those listed on this page as to put something out themselves that would interest me. I could put some more confusing/confounding labels here that betray or disappoint me, too.) In this era of disappearances, I hope this will help those who'd like to do some shopping without typing over and over again in vain.

Clone Basement Series 35 techno titles look more worth a sample than most, from 2009-2020.

Cultivated Electronics 34 titles with several rated in electronica, many 99-cent EPs, from 2010-19.

Midnight Society Nine titles labeled as rock/alternative that should be significant in the near future since the dates range from 2018-20.

Na Bóka Noti Reggae & hip-hop en español up to 2021 in 50 titles, mostly singles and unusually expensive EPs often from the eponymous label artist.

WM Digital Services Sounds like they'll clean your house with a computer rather than rock it, and the variety among 257 releases is impressive. Quality will need sampling. Lots from 2019. Jazz, downtempo electronica, a great 99-cent prog rock album labeled as a single by Solid Sun, all combine to make this well above average but impossible to classify as a whole.

Gone, Baby, Gone. (Unlike Dishonorable Mention section, this is a repository for labels that no longer have a single release or don't show up at all when searched. I'm curious why some labels remain on the site with zero titles and why others disappear without a trace. As ever, a disconcertingly large and growing problem since the late 2010s. I swear they used to exist, and after revisiting the ones that I'd put off exploring from mid-2019, I'm less confident that the catalog has stabilized in 2020. It could just be that the attrition continues, but even many unknown labels are abandoning ship. Consider this an extension into obscurity of the "Endangered Labels" lists on Reddit. Do try Bandcamp if you want something from these, but many disappeared rather than migrated.)


Innovative electronica by means of hip-hop and jazz (gone Sept.'19)

Amselcom Downloading MP3s from this German electronic label means you miss out on the tactile if not visual experience of their "bespoke" packaging, but since they're uniformly four-track, 99-cent EPs, I'm not about to fly to Berlin for them. Not as varied as I'd prefer, but it's nice to hear house music that's hardly danceable. The album art on these 31 titles from 2015-19 really is among the best anywhere. (Gone Feb.'21) Add 17 interesting electronic singles on six impala from 2018-20 w/ dubstep elements, nine more on VLSI.

Astro:Dynamics Altogether different electronica that's not so inaccessible as to be tagged with an experimental categorization, at least for the most part. OK, fine, most of it's experimental. (gone Jan.'20)

Atomnation (too late...gone as of June '19')

ACTA wide selection of mostly jazz from Europe, it seems? (Gone as of July'19)

Agogo (Records) (gone as of June '19)

AEROSTELLA Italian rock and proabably more (gone May'20). Add the seven titles on Musica e Rivolucione SAS.

Ahuga Won't go ahead and call it folk, but there's an awful lot of single guys holding an acoustic guitar here. Not my thing.(gone Aug.'19)

Allsorts Making an exception for this drum & bass label with high ratings on all singles. Well produced. about five remnants left depending on whether there's a space between Records (Gone Mar.'20 before I could buy any).

All My Thoughts Small electronic catalog with a few interesting LPs mislabeled as house music (gone May'20). Add Analog 80 for a couple more. And add Bergerac for a few more

Animato Atypical classical, but pretty tame. (gone as of July'19)

Ash International Avant Garde, anyone? (gone Sept.'19)

Athens of the North If they mean to be like Athens, GA, they've got a ways to go. Very mixed catalog of folk, Latin, world, punk, disco, and pop LPs, but the wide assortment of singles makes up the majority (gone May'20). Add seven similarly mixed titles on the Imprint imprint. I Own You Records has six more trying to be more interesting than they are.

Audio Antihero Lots of bargains on five-star EPs and generally a mix between pop/rock and electronic. (gone May'20)

Audio Montage A third of these nine albums in different genres are rated five-stars. (gone Nov. '19 before I could get one)

Bastakiya Tapes I'm guessing that the album covers plus crosslisting as classical/electronic means droning, but I'm ready to be wrong. (gone well before I bought what I'd wishlisted, late 2019?)

Bastard JazzElectronic, world, funk, appears to be updating in 2020, 144 titles. Nicely urban. (gone early 2021)

BBZ Drum & bass mostly, with other styles in moderation. Fairly interesting 69 titles up to 2019 I should have tried for my jungle list. More LPs than usual. 78 titles from 2016-20 are in the right range of aggression (gone early 2021)

Bomb Shop Half of it is experimental light noise and drones, which I should appreciate more than I do, and the other half is mixed among more conventional genres. Nothing stood out on sampling, surprising given the edgy name. (gone Nov.'19) Kyonpalm can be grouped here for five more.

Catapulte Small stable of unusual but still accessible stuff, much of it well rated. Wish it weren't pricey. (gone Feb.'20 before I bought any, sadly) Add Freya Roy.

Claremont 56 Several highly rated electronic LPs among the usual singles (gone May'20). 3 Pounds/month to subscribe on Bandcamp A most dubious name has releases spanning a few decades, but nothing I recognize. (gone May'20)

Concert Live Ltd.Live albums (concert bootlegs?) from bands your family and friends might actually have heard of. (gone Sept.'19)

col legno New classical. (gone as of July '19)

Combat Lots of singles and EPs, but many of them seem to be filed under turntablism and hip-hop, which is at least different. (gone Oct.'19)

Cryptic Corp Anything besides The Residents? (gone July'19)

Czaszka Odd elctronica with samey album covers (gone May'20)

Disco Halal (gone as of June '19) Among the most clever names, it remains to be seen whether the music, rated among the lowest on the site, lives up to it. About 15 rather pricey EPs, presumably electronic. (gone May'20)

Don't Look Down 16 titles from 2015-18. Interesting to find another Illumignarly album categorized as blues (however polar opposite in price to the "Particle Shore" EP...eight minutes longer and five times the price). Punk and alt. rock fill out the rest. (Basically gone Jan.'22 other than the eponymous band of no interest)

Early License Group LLC Totally nondescript name and album art shoots these quality Southern Europe (Greece, Balkans?) folk titles in the feet. 99 cents each, many at LP length, all claiming to be from 2019 (though that's quite impossible) in 90 titles. (Gone Mar.'20)'

Editions Mego Fennesz, Thomas Brinkmann, and Tujiko Noriko catch my eyes and ears in what is thankfully still a large, diverse catalog. (gone Sept.'19)

81 Electronic EPs show promise, led by Lamont. (gone May'20)

Ellum Electronic, but I can't tell what kind. (gone as of July'19)

Enja Horst WeberSome highly rated and interesting-looking jazz (gone before I could check it out July'19)

Exceptional Butti 49 and Submotion Orchestra lead what looks to be full of other interesting electronica. (gone some time in 2020)

Faada 36 low-grade electronic titles from 2008-12. More LPs than usual, perhaps, and some try to be pop. (Gone May'20)

Factory Flaws Apparently Italian in origin, but no one seems to be singing their "alternative pop" in anything but English. Almost all the 19 titles from 2016-19 are singles and interesting. (Gone Sept.'21)

Filibusta Records Srls Well produced Italian pop with attitude and experimentation. (gone Sept.'21)

Fire Records A whole lot of rock that fell through pop cracks seems to have caught on Fire. Might be a long while before I can judge the label as a whole. (gone as of July '19)

First WordSome hip-hop, afrobeat, electronic, jazz, and other stuff looks interesting. (gone Sept.'19)

Fonal European and other stuff with more ratings than usual. Must explore. (gone July'19)

40oz Going in w/ very low expectations due to the label name, I'm very pleased to report this is quite innovative dubstep and other fresh-sounding electronica. Those labeled as singles all appear to be one track, while everything else is either a 99-cent EP or a v/a compilation. 49 in total from 2018-19 (gone Feb.'22)

Four Flies Srls 29 titles all listed as 2019 except for one from 1971, which is the vintage that all of these shoot for and largely achieve. Moog it up! For all I know, they might all actually be from 1960-70s Italy. (gone Sept.'21) Add the two by Sergio Rivero

Future Funk Merely eleven titles, but they're nice downtempo electronica on the LPs with promising singles from 2016-2019 (gone some time in 2020). Add FOLJA's work on Cheerful Resign

GAD A reliable source says the Polish 1970s prog rock here is among the best, especially SBB, and I can't argue with the price for a two-track, 40-minute album. 44 titles up to 2020. (gone Jan.'22)

Giallo Disco Italian electronic, release dates claim to be on the newer side (though note the throwback sound of David Kristian and probably most everything to the electronica of the 1970s), and inexpensive. Many have the look of wannabe soundtrack covers. 33 titles from 2016-19. (gone Sept.'21)

Gare du Nord Fifty or so albums of pop rock and power pop that's hard to find on eMusic these days. Lots of ratings and singles to help sampling, but some of the prices are wacky. (gone Sept. '19)

Gondwana Jazz from the likes of Mammal Hands and GoGo Penguin keep me subscribed. (sorely missed, gone Sept.'19)

Glacial Movements abstract soundscapes aplenty. Picked up Oophoi for 99 cents and am moderately satisfied, plenty of other droning to be had for that price. (gone Sept.'19)

Good Eye Carriers makes long songs that remind me of The War on Drugs. 47 titles of alt. rock up to 2020 and only discovered May 2020 is unusual. (Gone Jan.'22)

Gusstaff Intriguing east-European albums sit next to standard pop rock and expensive electronic LPs from the same region. (Gone Nov. '19)

Hypercolour (gone as of June '19)

I S L A They've deliberately given themselves lots of space in their name to reflect the wide open sound of their 24 titles, not entirely ambient but leaning that way with plenty of experimentation to keep things interesting. Dating from 2014-19. (Gone Feb. '21)

iM Jazz (EU)60+ possibly European jazz albums. (gone July'19)

Ideologic Organ Pricey, but apparently for a reason. Survivor of a previous eMusers list and connected to Editions Mego. (gone Sept.'19)

International Feel 15 titles in the vein of Tangerine Dream or Ozric Tentacles with an inexplicable ton of ratings. For fans of synthesizers in the 1980s-1990s. (Gone Sept '19)

Jack to Phono Looks like another single-heavy techno label, but the LPs are in all different genres. Several rated releases too. (gone May'20)

Jazz & Milk Several releases go overboard on crosslistings, but jazz is never one of them. This is house music. (gone May'20 and no great loss)

Jazz EngineJust found some excellent, new jazz here. (gone early 2021 and sorely missed)

Jazz Re:FreshedA small catalog and a heady claim that jazz had gotten stale before them. (noticed it's gone May'20)

Jazzman Your premier source for Nordic heavy metal! (gone Sept.'19)

Jazzwerkstatt2018 was a big year for them, apparently. German jazz? (Gone May'20)

Jehu & Chinaman The drones are coming. (Gone May'20)

Karlrecords Electronic and pretty distorted pop, fair-sized catalog. Downloaded Tellavision and Laurent de Schepper Trio and have been pleased (gone Sept'19)

Jellyfish Potatohead People lead just under 20 smooth and slightly funky electronic albums released between 2011-13. (gone Oct. '19)

!K7 Scrolling through page after page in eMusic, one finally appreciates the percentage of interesting albums put out by such a large conglomerate. European electronic stuff remains my favorite from them, but getting to know their world music has been a pleasure as well. (gone as of June '19)'

Keep Up! Fourteen electronic EPs, some more interesting than others, ending in 2015. (gone May'20)

Kit Impossible to have so many releases filed under "other" and not be enticed. (Gone May'20)

Kompakt Home of The Orb, and there seems to be plenty of other stuff to explore slowly. See also Kompakt Extra and Kompakt Digital, though I don't know why they separated them. (gone as of July'19)

Kraftoptical Electronic and electronic pop (gone July'19)

Kraklund Eastern European punk and rock (gone July'19)

Kuai Not sure if it's Latin jazz or regular jazz by people with Latin names. 45 titles up to 2019, and it seems to be just fine but without much variation in the bands' instrumentation. Relatively pricey. (gone Feb.'21)

Leng Electrofunk is an ugly, nondescriptive term I endeavor to avoid, but the records here all seem to be on the funkier side of electronica, with those less electronic generally more interesting to me. In addition to several LPs, there's a wealth of 99 cent EPs to sample. (gone Sept.'19)

Look Studio Srl Another mind-bogglingly diverse Italian conglomeration of jazz, folk, world, electronic, and classical, all listed as 2019 (though surely not) in 169 titles of decent quality. (gone Sept.'21).

LOWFREQMX Latin-sourced drum & bass with a lot from 2019 and 2020 among 61 in total. Maybe one of the best sources of jungle w/ vocals remaining, such as the LP by Isaac Maya. (sadly appears gone Jan.'22 before I could try another)

Maxim Unfortunately, there's a whole lot of sludge to sift through to get to anything worth sampling, so diamonds in the rough may go unappreciated for quite a while. Mostly Russian on first glance. (gone May'20, one of the only known Russian labels to disappear)

Merge They'd be top tier if not for several albums I don't like much after high expectations (for being on Merge). Been burned but also wildly impressed! (gone without a whimper Sept.'19)

Milky Bomb Bassist for UK's Thirteen has quite a collection of genres here, with attitude. Even the two-star rated quasi-jazz sounds interesting, among rock, synth-pop, and full on electronica in 18 titles from 2010-18. (Gone Oct. '19)

MPS 400+ albums could turn a fellow into a jazz connosseur. (gone Aug.'19)

Moodgadget The name and lengths of tracks suggest ambient, new age, or otherwise droning. Some bargains, but do you want them? 88 titles ending in 2016. (gone Jan.'22)

MOR Records It's a rarity to find a general, downtempo electronica label updating in 2019 and not overdone with vocalists these days. I'm hesitant to describe the sound of these 50+ titles without sampling more, but it's well worth exploring. 99-cent EPs are frequent. They're based in Hungary, of all places, and maybe that explains why it's still on the site. (seems to be gone Apr.'21)

Mr Bongo World music with a beat and likely some soul, too. (gone May'20)

Music from Memory Appears to be experimental. 38 different challenges to what you think good music is. Mostly from the late 2010s but 2020 well represented. (gone Jan.'22)

Musicadelsur Latinsourced rock, folk, and world music, reasonably priced and mostly from 2018-19. Some unlabeled singles irritate. (gone May'20. I didn't like their compilation on Bandcamp, so no great loss, IMO)

Names You Can Trust Salsa and other Latin flavors, but mostly singles. (gone May'20)

Neue Meister A neat logo and some challenging tunes. (gone Aug.'19)'

Nice Up! Reggae and dancehall but also doing some interesting stuff with electronica and instrumentals that aren't exactly dub either. 61 titles with one single from 2019. (gone Nov.'19)

N I G H T N O I S E Subtle differences here from average house music, though I think they're exaggerating them with crosslisting. (gone May'20)

Nitegrooves A couple of massive, 3-hour compilations, one by Kyoto Jazz Massive, are at the top of the overwhelming catalog of 672, up to 2019. Whether anything else is worthwhile looks highly questionable. A lot of deadweight house singles. (gone May'20)

No Corner Here's a rarity: a catalog in the double digits all from 2015 or later. Appears to be techno. (gone May'20)

No Shame Felix Da Housecat leads 31 titles up to 2019 with a surprising amount of pop rock mixed among electronica. The singles are actually singles and make up a majority. (gone Feb.'22)

NonineClassical, jazz, and electronic holding some intrigue if not yet appeal (Gone May'20)

Other Records A Man Called Adam has some interesting compilations,and the Discrete Machines albums sound interesting, but only nine in total (gone Jan.'20). Add the five pop singles on Lotus Vision.


Planet e Detroit techno's home is always worth a listen. Dunno how much Carl Craig is still at the helm. The electronic music might not be as varied as on other labels, but its jazz rounds them out well. (gone as of June '19)'

PRIME Expecting nothing more than another label full of house EP singles, these knocked my socks off. Unsettling, off-kilter, jarring electronica combining elements of dubstep, glitch, noise, and yes also house music in 33 titles ending in 2018. Innovative use of vocals also noteworthy. Add some interesting pastiche singles by Cord Labuhn on Outtakes (gone Feb.'21 but Bandcamp NYP is not uncommon)

Record Breakin Several well rated pop and electronic albums. (gone Sept.'19)

Ripple Music The best I can say is that the catalog here seems to be up to date and updating, though the material is almost certainly too heavy for my tastes. (gone July'19)

River Another old-timey collection of history to be taken or left. 119 titles in jazz, blues, and old show tunes from recognizable names (gone May'20)

Rivorecords It's very unusual to find a serious jazz label in late Sept. 2019. From Argentina. These 15 titles from 2011-14 are having a lot of loud sax (gone Feb.'21).

Round in Motion Not your average house label, in that there are only eight titles, not all of which are house, and those involving Kay Suzuki have quite a bit more going on in them, including non-cliched vocals. Excellent value. (gone Apr.'21)

Sahko Try it with and without umlauts over the vowels. Apparently from Finland, this one's a survivor of a label list on eMusers, containing Jimi Tenor and much else. (gone Sept.'19)

S.C.S A few LPs among singles, and a few Japanese names (Gone May'20).

Seagrave Electronica you won't be hearing on the dancefloor anytime soon. (Gone May'20)

Second Circle The excellence of the Yu Su EP demands that the others in this dozen be sampled. Can't judge the sound just yet. All 2017-19. (long gone 2020ish)

Sonar Kollektiv (gone as of June '19)'

songlines (gone as of July '19)

Sound Digital Srl From another blues explosion covering the Chemical Brothers to actual electronica and Italian rock, these seven titles from 2009-16 are a cut above average. (gone Sept.'21)

Spectrum Spools An odd mix of electronic, punk, and other stuff with nice album covers. (gone Sept.'19)

StreetVoice Not until Aug. 2019 did I try searching for anything in Chinese, and this is one of the best, biggest surprises. Not only a label from Taiwan which puts all the Mainland pop labels to shame, there are over 700 quality titles in almost every genre. I hope it sticks around long enough to sample in depth. Wang Wen does some nice post-rock, and Cicada could be called new classical, for starters, but really there's too much to list. (A heartbreaking loss noticed in Feb.'21, with only the three-title International Limited label remaining. I'm very sad about this one and will have to travel to Taiwan again to find what was there.)

Strut (!K7) Very recently have been grooving to world music on this label. (gone as of June '19)

Tape Club Split between rock and electronic, and not a lot to judge other than album covers and one 3-star rating. It's from London, and I like the electronic stuff quite a bit, as it turns out. Generally pricey but not without 99-cent bargains. These 50 titles from 2010-18 are nothing to sneeze at! (gone Sept.'19)

Texicalli Odd name for a purveyor of cheesy jazz. Probably some of it worthwhile. (gone as of July'19)

That's All Music Latin rock, folk, and jazz. Entirely unrated, but looks interesting. Plagued by unlabeled singles. Cheesy and mediocre at best, though I wishlisted Cisne Elocuente. 49 titles from the early to late 2010s.

Thaz Dope Above average production makes its electronic singles more enticing than most. (gone May '20)

3rd and Debut Dark ambient that isn't all droning, with bargains aplenty. (Gone Feb.'21)

Timmion Two jazz LPs and a bunch of old 45s. (gone May'20)

339 Jazz, acid jazz, and electronic singles. (gone May'20)

Phinery (oops...wrong name) A few full-lengths swim in a sea of singles, claiming to be "minimal" electronic.

Touch Only recognize Fennesz, with much else to try. (gone Sept.'19)

Tramp Authentic funk soul brothers between comps and cheese (gone May '20).

Phinery (oops..wrong name) Only a few albums, but they are unusual for eMusic for their urbanness.

Tranquil Society 275+ quality-looking LPs in everywhich genre. Much potential. Almost all 99 cents but also somehow suspiciously repetitive and samey on sampling and having purchased a couple. Beats mostly. (gone Feb.'21)

Vanagandr Metal, and I don't like metal, but I will seriously consider their epic 99 cent offerings. (too late. gone May '20)

Verform Do you hear a droning? (gone July'19)

Visage Music Sas I think these are mostly Italian. A dozen worldly jazz LPs from 2018-19 that are what fusion aspires to and usually misses by miles. Accordion warnings abound. (gone Feb.'21)

V2 Records Benelux Still has 400+ albums, which makes me think something went wrong. (gone July'19)

We Jazz Yet another jazz label with artistic enough album covers to draw one in. Their 99 cent EPs are well worth it. I liked Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri. (gone Sept. '19)

Low Priority (With so many relatively unknown labels to explore, had to add a new category for those that just don't look worth my time. Consider those remaining in "Insufficient Data" and other categories to be much higher priorities, and I apologize in advance for not noticing these are gone, if they disappear. This is also the dungeon to place labels I did explore pretty thoroughly w/out finding anything even to put on the wishlist. If all other careers fail, one should know that it's always possible to start a record label selling house music singles!)

A.P.E. Poppy dance nonsense in almost entirely 2-track EP singles, some unlabled, from 2005 to 2018 mostly, with a solitary 2019 entry among 99 titles. Similar to Cherry Pepper.

A&W Record's The A&W record owns 77 singles up to 2019 in slightly Latin electronic pop.

AAMBeatz Doubling your A's will only get you to the top of the garbage heap around here, label! Plodding electronica tries to be a little more exotic but is no more interesting in 21 titles up to 2019.

Ab Records The eMusic equivalent of a doomsday cult, all the 210 releases ending in 2018 seem to be jazz albums of songs about two minutes long, with random album art having little or nothing to do with their boilerplate titles. Eery.

Abe Duque It's almost like the guy is trying to game my standards for significance by putting out the same kind of music under a different artist name. Techno. 26 titles ending in 2016

Ababili 25 titles up to 2019 in techno that stays well within boundaries.

Abdel la Esencia TRES Missed the first two, apparently. Latin dancehall music up to 2015. 43 titles on the first one, w/ a flute jazz album sticking out firstly like a sore thumb

Abducted LTD. Aggressive but not terribly impressive drum & bass, 60 titles up to 2019.

Abstract Channel Very little abstract about these house singles.

Abstract Mechanisms Latin-sourced techno EPs.

Abyss House music by black people.

Ace Music Deserves a cable Ace award for Mediocrity in Genre Sampling by Hispanic Artists. One from 2019. 200+ titles

Ace of Hearts AOH Ten titles, one EP and the rest seem to be unlabeled singles of hip-hop by Fxsion and a few others up to 2020

Accidental Music If you need proof that music should be intentional, try these 42 titles in low-grade house up to 2022, one even rated 3-stars (but another a more accurate 2-stars).

Adapter 83 titles in EDM, mostly techno, with at least one EP of drum & bass. 2009-19 and not impressive

Africantunz Records & PromotionsExceptionally preachy, bottom of the barrel African "pop" from the likes of Tom Wardle, whose "Stop Crime" is almost too sad to be funny

Afro Native Artist and track names prove to be far more interesting than the music here, which is pretty nondescript house on the softer side. 22 titles with one from 2019.

Afromove Was hoping for another Gentle Soul, but this is standard house music in 40+ EP singles up to 2019.

Agencja Artystyczna B.M. Over 100 Polish Eurotrash discopop titles, with one from 2019. Often looks like kidz music but is actually even worse.

AGR It'll be pretty annoying to search for this label, but fortunately there's only a couple albums among singles for electronic mediocrity up to 2020 in 30 titles

Alberri Spanish oldies with a lot of compilations

All Is One Eight tech house EPs from 2008-10 for 99 cents but not necessarily good value despite length. Some are rated. Add ten more on ROMB

All Time Favorites Classical, jazz, classic rock, and world music in a big lump

ALMA VIVA Ten titles on the dot. Salsa & other Latin pop up to 2021 may grow in number but unlikely out of mediocrity.

Alveda 430 genericelectronica singles and v/a compilations up to 2019 are dancey all right

Amoeba Label Curses and banishment upon them for soiling the name of my favorite record store with tech house EP singles. 41 titles from 2008-15.

Among Somebody rated one of these tech house EP singles from 2013-16, so I guess their 27 titles have to be taken seriously.

ANDINA Inc. Mainly useful to differentiate between "greatest hits" compilations and trash compilations. The dozen collections here appear to be "hits" by single artists and therefore included, though I have no interest in them. Though they're all from 2019, these are Latin oldies.

Animar 60 electronica EP singles up to 2019 that I'm just not going to sample

Anticodon For a case study of how fewer than ten obscure artists can have 200+ albums, see here. Pop & electronic.

Antipop Punk with some regular rock mixed in.

Altafonte Latin-sourced, mostly singles. Rock, pop, folk, and world mostly. 43 titles up to 2019. Now 58 up to 2020, 127 in 2021 and with more full albums...a good trend; now just have to find something I like

Alvo Rock in Portuguese fails to impress

AMAdea Four hundred releases lead with black metal but appear to be mostly electronic. Mostly singles and definitely some cheesy nonsense mixed in.

Amalgemated Muzik GroupHip-hop singles, 21 titles from 2017-18. Add the 39 by AMBKOR en español on Royal-Ice to get to 2019

AMG The two titles very different from Adrian Marquez G are probably just in here because AMG is a short name. 14 titles likely unrelated to each other, up to 2019.

Amiti Group A dozen electronic titles with some LPs.

Amperic Music Group (C'lofan Records PUB) Annoyingly long name to type and even more annoying to find everything's an unlabeled single. 58 titles up to 2020 might well not be bad, but I'm not going to click that many times to explore the hip-hop and pop cheese en español

Anagram Label 15 titles in techno from 2015-19. All seem to be four-track EPs whether or not labeled as singles. The frequent use of vocals and delay in kicking the beat almost led me to put this in a tier worth exploring, but ultimately I was not enticed.

ANALOGmusiq The LPs are only $3, and single EPs are 99 cents. Many are from 2019. All that's missing is distinction among all the techno.

ANAOH Latin-sourced techno, up to 2019.

Animal Farm The usual techno EPs in 27 titles up to 2019. Add Black Zen for nine more. Adding "The" leads to 226 wannabe pop singles, with EPs mixed in, all are absolutely terrible from 2016-18. Painfully conventional.

The Animal Farm 220+ generic pop, country, hard and soft rock singles and EPs ending in 2018. Yuck.

Animal Vector 53 techno EP singles with an animal album art theme up to 2020

Another Psyde Bepsydes the spelling, this is notable for being the third small trance label to carry an LP from the trance outfit Crazy Ducks, and there's one of the ten from 2019. Add the 13 titles from Altitude8868 for more trance.

Another World Home of Dub Killer's dubstep and surprisingly few others, given almost 100 titles.

Antequera A gitana, some pop rock, and then old Spanish crooners.

Antina Sounds Trance with soft porn, 40+ titles. The show ended in 2016

Apache 480+ techno EP single titles up to 2019, and the first three artists are Sydex, GloomDoom, and Vynek, making the likelihood of an Apache Records artist naming algorithm a needed innovation.

Aquasound A whole lot of techno singles

Aristo Jazz A few bands seem to have banded together with a rule not to make any song longer than a few minutes long. Eleven LPs all from 2017

Armadillo Not to be confused with the more reputable Alligator. But, yes, I confuse it since it also has blues.

ARMProduction House singles and at most two-track EPs are nothing special; Professor seems to be more interesting than others on the label, up to 2019.

Arms Limited Rote techno up to 2019 in 30+ EP singles Add the nine on Amongst Others, which I just couldn't leave alone.

Arrival Time Media Company Almost 60 titles in hip-hop up to 2019 with an initial draw of a couple 99-cent EPs, but on closer inspection the numbers seem to be near infinite remixes of the same song or theme.

Art as Catharsis Half looks like black metal, the other half cheesy birdmess. Almost all from 2018-19. Add the five metal titles on Battlesk'rs Productions

Art Music One Nordic guy's folk rock and one more artist in 31 titles up to 2019 are technically significant.

Art Style: Techno 157 titles take themselves quite seriously and darkly. 2013-18

Artist & Company Put this pop and folk rock from somewhere Nordic together with the apparently German rock of Laika lebt to make a significant though not very interesting European label with releases from 2013-2019. Add eight more on Garaget Music.

Artshift As a folk amalgamation to achieve significance, put Lewisburg's six with Steve Yarrington's Tambourine Moon, the Indian flute of Atharv, Zanja Madre's lone LP, Martha Paton's EP/single on Little Boat, and whatever Alena Murang is playing all together and count it as uptdating in 2019.

Asher Maybe a bit more focused than others with a whopping 1621 titles, on jazz, world mainly, but it also blurs the line between real artits/bands and trashy compilations.

AshesToFlame 39 titles in rather cheesy electronica, almost all actual singles, updating in 2020

Askance Discs About how I look at the average techno label on eMusic now.

Aspen Inc House singles up to 2019 in small supply

Assassin Soldier Dark, disturbing album art seems misfit to these 56 techno EPs w/ at least one from 2020.

ATMOSPHERE Overly crosslisted electronic EPs from 2010 & 2011 look more diverse than they are. w/out caps lock there are 32 titles up to 2019

Atresmusica Frustrating for the prevalence of horrible nonsense but tempting for what's in between long strings of single-thematic album covers. Latin-sourced and expansive. Hard to see past the karaoke and boy bands. Put an accent on the ú for the full 450 titles up to 2020, if you dare. Add seven more on HDA by Los Coming Soon, blandly appealing pop dance rock alternating male/female vocals.

Attiva sas 70+ house singles up to 2019.

Au Music 13 titles from 2016-19 approach pop from very different angles, but in no way that appeals to me.

Auburn Jam Disparate styles here if not genres, but albums I sampled seem connected by earnest self-confession and slavish conformity to being in tune at the cost of having anything interesting to say/sing or sound like something other than self-produced songs for audiences of one.

Audio B Electronic label has a few LPs and bothers to give its singles their own album covers, so that's a plus, as is the number of 2020 releases. On the negative side, I can't make heads or tails of tech house.

Audio Bitch House and other upbeat electronic EP singles add vocals to be poppier. 175 titles from 2016-20.

Audio Culture Sometimes I think eMusic should just focus entirely on house music EPs. Up to 2019.

Audio Rehab Over 100 techno singles for you to sort through. Have fun.

AUDIO Stage The usual mix of house, techno, electronic singles, but with the novelty of having more women involved.

Audio Textures A dozen or so techno EPs.

AudioMeth Pretty mellow house music, up to 2019

AWN Record Label Almost 50 trance singles, ending in 2016, and again the point of a trance single is rather questionable.

AzTech Piramidal themes don't elevate or mysticize this straightforward tech house 70+ titles up to 2019

Backbone 369 EP singles and v/a compilations up to 2020 in EDM

BAILA MI REY 63 titles, almost all rather old looking conjuntos with questionable production value up to 2021.

Bando Nine titles, mostly singles, urban heavy bass w/ self-obsessed MCs is distorted electronically to be as stereotypical as possible. Up to 2022 and with some other styles but not enticing.

Bass Empire 278 deep house EP singles up to 2019

B9 Hip-hop en español with a couple singles from 2019 and only two LPs among ten titles. Add the nine titles on Sd music LLC

Bagana Edizioni Musicali SAS Italian metal, though often in English, 72 titles up to 2019, some highly ranked. Add the two LPs on Heartlines Editions Srl

Balearic A few electronic compilations of some interest and then some soft single EPs.

Banoffeesound 26 titles offering some of the worst rock and pop in English on the whole site, ending in 2018. I simply cannot imagine a world where the stuff labeled "pop" here is popular. It's just that bad.

Baptism I'd nominate this one for enthusiasts to explain the differences between average techno, tech house, and house music. 24 titles from 2012-14

Basement Dub 29 titles up to 2020 in general EDM ep singles. I find no dub.

Bass Box Techno, house, and tech house, with good value 99-cent albums among 101 titles up to 2020, if you like the sound.

Bass House What these 15 EP singles up to 2019 showed me was that my problem with the genre was that I'd been too much of a treble house listener. Gotta focus on that gloriously unchanging bass.

Bearlin 126 electronic dance pop mostly singles that pander at every level. Up to 2021.

BeArTon Looks like a perfectlty fine, even serious classical label, but I'm not subscribed for classical music. Polish, it appears, in 42 titles from the end of the 20th century to 2013 in terms of recording dates

Beastiful Aside from a couple techno albums, there are some ladies and gents here who sound like they're making country music, ideal if country music fans in the USA would listen to Latina artists. 18 titles up to 2019

Beat by Brain A bit of novelty in 307 electronic titles, but they all kick the beat eventually and are single tracks up to 2020

Beatclap Among a mere 13 titles, at least two examples of rock en español for 99 cents that isn't terrible but also did not entice wishlisting. 2014-20

Beathey Latin-sourced house

Beatwave Probable Londoners insist they're at the forefront of "hardstyle" electro. Sampling their 82 titles, mostly EPs ending in 2014, I find little exciting or distinctive.

Beauty on Duty Punk rock with muted guitars, two LPs and the rest are EPs from 2014-18.

Believe House I believe house to be the dominant style on eMusic, to the site's detriment. 40+ EPs up to 2020

Bellboy 53 titles in techno, mostly singles from 2010-11, including one from 808 State and a couple LPs by Vegas Soul

Bellectra 46 techno ep singles ending in 2018

bepositive 22 titles in Latin pop from 2013-19. Suggested on the main eMusic page, oddly, as none of it appears to be appealing in the least.

Berlin After Dark Ten titles all from 2018 in tech house EP singles, not sure if actually from Germany. Add the seven on Eerie Records to be sure

Berlin Bass Collective Their goal is to "spread good vibes" through music. Their house music is sometimes closer to disco than I can tolerate in these 11 EPs up to 2019

Berlin Records-US 11 titles, mostly EPs and singles in poppy EDM from 2013-16 from NYC. Add EDM Soul Records LLC for Magnate Black's 2019 take on the style while staying too poppy for me

Berlinist 25 tech house EP singles from 2015-18.

BeToYou Music Publishing S.A.S Men in various poses, outfits, and hairstyles trying to look either sexy or hard, not easy in the case of Mosta Man. These attempts are about as successful as the Latin pop and hip-hop music here, in 50+ titles and one 2019 compilation.

Betty Norwegian rock mainly from Betty Stjernen is middling bar band material on sampling these 24 titles from 2006-2018.

BIG BADA BOUM! House and techno that does try to spice itself up a bit, up to 2019, but as all 30 or so are single-tracks, I'm not going to bother.

Big Flu 30 techno EPs from 2012-17

Big Mamas House 199 titles is a big catalog, but less impressive as most are actual singles. Narrow date range restricted to the early 2010s. Tell me when Little Mamas want to try to compete and I'll check back.

Big Tunes Unusual to find 400+ titles up to 2019 hiding in plain sight as of late Sept. 2019, but the quality or lack thereof here might explain it. Electronic trash comps, mostly

Binary Audio Machinery Trance

Bis Music If I had more fondness for salsa or cheesy Latin jazz, this would be a favorite. Some pop and trash comps too. 146 titles up to 2019. Put the two words together as BisMusic for 69 more.

Black Cash 27 rap singles from 2015-19 with voice processing and pottymouths

Black Ice 45 Music Group Trap singles from 2018-19 in 22 titles. Combine with the 11 titles by Bishup Bicardi on Gifted World Records LLC and six more on Pay Style Entertainment Music Group LLC. Try Paystyle Entertsinment Music Group LLC for more of the same with less attention to spacing and spelling

Black Samurai I might give these 162 drum & bass singles from 2015 some attention if they weren't all one track each. Just missed putting the label in the drum & bass list in Apr. 2020

Black Square Techno, with nods to Berlin. 130 titles up to 2019, 345 in July'22. Not going to sort through them.

Black Swan Techno by the numbers, 87 ep singles up to 2019

Blacksheep Outlet of 39 dancey electronica singles for artists like Mandragora whose albums are elsewhere, up to 2018

Blacksoul Because when I hear that label name, I think house music and techno. Singles up to 2019.

Blackstar Rap en español mostly from 2019 with long lists of featured MCs trading verses on aggressive singles. Add FG-EMPIRE.

Black Truffle I try not to include things with under ten releases, but there's some longer electronic "singles" here I've gotta see to. (gone as of July'19)

Black Cat Productions Very old blues I will likely never explore. Add Black & Partner Licenses LLC and Black & Partner Licenses LLC for eight and 28 more titles of oldness, respectively

Blanco Sur Rock en espanol, neither a lot nor very distinguished.

Blank Capsule Odd mix of lofi-electronica and rap with a life ragtime piano album thrown in for good measure. 14 titles from 2017-19

BlatFifty Russian titles ranging from blues and punk rock to the usual hip-hop and pop singles, ending in 2017.

blbonthebeat One LP and one EP among 13 slow hip-hop titles en español, one would be hard-pressed to call them slow jams, but they are all from 2018-19.

Bloodstone 310+ electronic singles up to 2019, with at least one drum & bass. Uniform red album art doesn't entice or lead one to believe they sound different from each other.

Blow Music 45 techno titles up to 2020

BMP 155 sub-mediocre pop titles en español w/ lots of singles mostly from 2019

Boa Musica Latin Hip-hop and rap, some rated. 22 more up to 2019 on Rap Solo/Boa Musica, and the rap over jazz by Kase.O as well as the Violadores del Verso are standouts

Bodhi Collective Just the usual techno EPs in 84 titles up to 2020

Boiler Underground 151 techno EP singles up to 2019

Bokeh Versions A small electronic label, though not all are labeled as such. Add K-Wolf for a few more. Doktorklein on Sound and Vision Farm will boost numbers with seven singles.

Bold n Boasy EntertainmentThese may have more credibility as actual Rastafari reggae artists, but I'll be darned if I wouldn't rather listen to some Polish or Chinese reggae than these tired tunes. 70 titles up to 2019, mostly singles.

Bombstrikes Hard to tell if the quality of the comps is actual trash, but there's enough else that's not to include it as a funk label. Tack on Adhemar de Campos.

BONELESS Low-grade electronica single EPs from just a few guys up to 2019

BoneRag Bluesy rock from only a couple of bands on six albums from 2012-2017. Add a decent live album for 99 cents from Andy Johnson.

Bonzai Progressive The progression is in house/techno music, up to 2019, and with 600+ singles to choose from. I assume the 29 titles, appropriately much smaller in number on Bonzai Limited, are related

Boogiemonsterbeats One of the longest singlewords on the site, perhaps. Offering 50 house singles ending in 2018

Bosom A whopping 417 techno EP singles up to 2021

Bottom of the River An inviting mix of several genres ranging from bluesy guitar jazz to hip-hop to folk and alt. rock in just 10 titles from 2016-19, but all done pretty poorly by my sampling. Might as well dredge them. Add the seven similarly varied, including one by Gilles Peterson on Snow Dog from 2012-18.

Box of Cats 45 house EPs, from 2016-18

Brand Music Records Russian pop and solo piano singles up to 2019 in 63 titles

Break Through Fat chance of any of these 24 titles in tech house up to 2019 ever doing that, though some are fairly pleasant

Break Under Easier than breaking through and leading w/ some long house LPs, but these 65 titles from 2009-18 are no more appealing.

Brenna Uniquely obnoxious Nordic pop with cheesy keyboards made somehow aggressive and in-your-face vocals. Nine titles incl. two LPs but only two artists, from 2014-18.

Brixton Hill One drum & bass LP, and the nine rest appear to be house singles, all from 2017

BRM Electro Trance and general electronica in 200+ titles with ample LPs. The Kasper Hate album is an almost amusingly mild take on EBM.

Bubblegum Undistinguished rock and synth pop, 11 titles from 2009-11

Bullet Train Several of these house titles are rated five stars, so start there if you have more patience than I do. 29 titles from 2009-17

Bump House singles from 2014-2017.

Bunny Boiler Punk EPs mostly, with several dubiously labeled as pop.

Burn the Fire Predictable electronica for the dancefloor building to vocals or a break. Mostly singles in 147 titles ending in 2016

BUSINESS MINDED ENTERTAINMENT LLC Their label name in caps suggests yelling, but the MCs seem to deliver a pretty low-key trap in 26 titles from 2015-19. Add eight more on Pandemic Legends Records LLC, six on Square Business Entertainment LLC, four on Slum Beautiful Entertainment LLC, and nine on Never Rich Enough MusicGroup,LLC

BZHits Studios LLC A big step up from Reh Dogg Entertainment in that these people are reading classic literature, but I'm confused as to why anyone would come to eMusic for an audiobook.

Caama People with ethnic names and appearances do a substandard job at genres like world, folk, blues, hip-hop, and reggae in 29 titles from 2013-17. Add seven more in rock on Mechanical Bull

Cabbie Hat Well, would ya look at that--there's an old jazz theme to these house singles, up to 2019

C.P Iraninan pop, almost all singles, up to 2019.

C24 Nondescript techno, other than the Brolax Bones 2017 LP, it seems.

Calientalo Media 212 mostly singles of Latin pop whose imagination does not extend beyond passionate love songs, up to 2021. Painfully average.

Calorific Empty tech house calories. 18 titles from 2013-18

Campo Alegre 38 two-track singles up to 2019 in house with an African angle tilted towards Nigeria in particular

Canaria Old Italian stuff (incl. one from 1899!) in 540+ titles ending in 2015. Way too much junk to sort through to find anything interesting.

Cancun Techno label with 101 titles up to 2019, and everything appears to be a compilation or an actual single.

Cantieri Sonori Italian pop singles with a couple LPs. The only full-length albums appear to be by one Christian guy

Capodopere 25 titles of floral patterned house music from Latin-named artists from the mid-2010s.

Cargo Music Entertainment Unfit even for economy class, there's a lot of children's music here en español...don't miss the gnomos cantan series. Old pop from the 1990s and the turn of the century also feature in a very mixed 68 titles w/ some claiming to be from 2020

Caribe Music dos Regional oldies stretching way back to the 1950s. Add the vintage titles of Arrow for booty lovers on HHHMusic ArrowMusic. The 16 singles on Dutch, Antillean League bring the region into the 2010s, and I don't know what to make of the 20 singles on Caribe Llama

Caribe Productions Inc. Low production value and questionably all from the region of its title. I wouldn't trust the dates on these 24.

Carton-Pate Different name, distinctive album art, same old tech house music EPs up to 2019.

Carypla 516 techno ep singles up to 2019

Cave Barely significant hip-hop en español label w/ 11 titles up to 2021. If the catalog grows, it could get out of the low priority dungeon, as the quality isn't bad.

CDJ 122 trance singles from 2013-19

Cecille Numbers 28 techno titles are mostly four-track EPs from 2008-13 with the same B&W covers but different numbers, thus the name

Central Dogma Standard house and techno singles, EPs, a few LPs, up to 2019 in 100+ titles

Cersa Some will definitely like these 20 examples of pop en español more than I do because they are conventional and harmless. 2018-20

Certainly An eponymous artist is paired with the trap of Rolex Stones up to 2019 in 13 hip-hop titles

Chambray Electronic, half of it house.

Chancla Merely 11 titles en español, one kinda cheesy jazz, one four-track LP of long guitar fusion instrumentals by Purple Soul Trio I did actually wishlist but may never feel compelled to buy. All from 2020-1.

Chasing Dreams 39 titles, all singles other than one LP by Claudio Fénix. Seems to be standard Afro-Latin pop.

Chemical Beats 49 techno titles from 2015-18 are at least consistent for being two tracks when entitled as an EP, one track as a single.

Chemiztri The likelihood that one hasn't heard a zillion tunes like these dancey electronic EP singles is equal to that that one has never seen model-looking women on album covers like these. 94 titles up to 2019

成都塔堡文化传播有限公司 Pop singles and EPs from Chengdu, going beyond cheesy into full saccharine.

Cherry Pepper More from 2019 but otherwise two-track dancepop like on A.P.E. in 135 titles

Chilevision Nine titles mostly in Latin folk, with one older punk rock LP.

CHM Supersound The kind of world music you might find laid out on a blanket in the street with only a color xerox for linter notes in a plastic envelope. over 1000 titles ending in 2018, seem to be from the South Pacific, i.e. Papua New Guinea

CHR A grab bag of attractive pop singers, folk, salsa, mariachi old and new, in over 100 titles up to 2019. Judge before clicking by the presence or absence and style of hats.

Clap Clap Achará and 424 offer rock en espańol competently

Clever Music Rather a misnomer, as I only hear pretty dumb Russian electronic pop, 34 titles, mostly singles, 2019-20

Climactic Good name for a trance label; I'll give them that. The music is nothing special. Some LPs as one would expect among almost 50 titles up to 2019.

Clover 90 dancey electronic singles up to 2019. tech house

Clozetbeatz Recordings, LLC A mere 16 titles, mostly house singles, with one downtempo EP from 2019. Add the 45 by Masomenos. 23 more by The Orden of Electro on Holy Synth

Club Rayo Disquets Possibly Latin-sourced house EP singles. 53 titles up to 2019

Club Vibez 73 EP singles ending in 2015. I'll let you guess the genre of electronica.

Clubattack Poland I would attack these 714 singles as Eurotrash, but it's right in the name, up to 2020.

CMMG 17 reggae and pop EP singles with a couple of compilations and just one proper EP that makes the label significant. Not enticing. 2017-18. Combine with nine on shawn dan production inc for some dancehall

Союз Мьюзик Inconsistently labeled, mostly singles, tons from 2019 in 230+ titles. Most is pop, punk, or rock. Some hip-hop and synth-pop is mixed in on the poppier side. I could find nothing appealing with extensive sampling despite fair production value.

Coco Clicó Producciones This pop en español label really strains the requirements for significance with its ten titles from 2015-20, all but one by Maria Aguado, and almost all singles.

Cocoa Rafaell Cocoa rules this roost w/ something like R&B or hip-hop electronic pop en español. One full album among 24 titles, some other artists who mostly collaborate w/ him. Up to 2021.

Coinxiding Arts Entertainment LLC Nina Maria must be considered a unique voice in hip-hop, with a very distinct delivery, but his 16 titles from 2018-19 need another artist to be significant. Minority Rules Entertainment LLC and and MackPeach Music Productions LLC can provide a whopping two more in 30 more titles

Colombo Latin pop of the 2010s that rather clearly puts style over substance.

Complatt It seems Germans, too, can make nondescript house music, and most of it is from 2019.

Commonwealth Production Unit None of the albums I clicked on would come out and say they're hip-hop, so I'm just going to have to assume. Ain't got time for that samplin' business. The sole 2020 release among 17 suggests that President Trump's support among African Americans may be overstated.

Conalmusica Some novelty in harps being almost as common as melodeons, but this is mostly hombres wearing sombreros and singing salsa, up to 2019. Add Deseisaocho

Concerns Eleven techno EPs, good value if you like the techno. 2017-2019.

CONCORE ENTERTAINMENT 19 poppy hip-hop singles ending in 2017 and including Lil Wayne on one EP. I am just starstruck. Add 12 on VSC in a language something like French and Spanish but not Portuguese

Confetti Nearly 200 tech house EP singles up to 2019

Connaisseur Deep house in 116 titles up to 2019

Connected Sounds The electronic sounds found here are connected by their sub-mediocrity, not helped by being mostly singles in 110+ titles up to 2020.

Contemporary Vision 30 techno EPs from 2010-14 by artists who think pretty highly of themselves.

CorvusA rather random assembly of a metal single, some ambient stuff that might still be metal before the guitars kick in, and one Russian artist with folk elements. Ten titles up to 2019. Add the refreshingly un-self-conscious BOLIDO.

Cosmic Music Records Pretty low-grade drum & bass and other semi-dancey electronica in 170+ titles all from 2013-14. At least it's not house music.

C.Q.F.D. Eight techno EPs from 2014-16.

Crea Painfully conventional pop rock in a language that diverges from Spanish with what looks like French. Not quite 30 titles from 2004-2019. Add the seven on Solver Label Div. Solver Productions Group S.A. if typing is not a strain to get old rock en español

Credo One techno LP among 19 titles, with the rest being V/A comps or EP singles up to 2019. 41 up to 2021 and may be worth exploring if on a techno kick.

Creepy Finger 80+ tech house EPs up to 2019.

Creme Organization 94 house titles ending in 2017 that look like the music should sound a lot more interesting.

Creptonit 132 techno two-track singles w/ dar album covers up to 2019

Crossfrontier Audio Crossing the wild, audio frontier between house and deep house, I think I'll just stay in my hotel room. No singles are demarcated, so there's a lot of clicking involved to find EP singles not in the titles or an LP. Almost 80 titles, and the catalog ends with a 2018 LP entitled "This Is Just the Beginning." We'll see. We shall see.

Crossworld VintageNo idea what the "vintage" part is about. Might be related to the above. Low-grade electronica EPs in great quantity. Almost 300 titles up to 2019.

Crumpled Sounds like all the good label names were taken, and the electronica here lacks any original ideas, basically the equivalent of easy listening quasi-house. Some LPs among the EP singles, updating up to 2019 with 160 titles.

Cuatro 40 tech house EPs ending in 2014, and the album art, while not great, is still more interesting than the music.

Cuatro Vientos Not sure if singing is allowed in new age music, or if it's exclusive to singers in English. These are the most "woo-woo" albums en español I've yet encountered. Not bad; just very spiritual in a way I fail to grasp

Currency Cartel Ent., LLC Group these five titles in hip-hop with the nine on weOutThere Entertainment LLC, the three on The DJ Cisco Radio Network LLC, the six on Scott Boy Music Group LLC. Up to 2019 and more interesting than most condemned to this section.

Cylinder 16 house EPs probably from Italy, 2019-2020

Cymbalism Drum & bass slightly more atmospheric with almost 50 EP singles. Add six more on Middlemen Digital.

DA Records Ten titles split between metal, punk, and randomly European stuff.

Daddy Max Pop rock of Mohair and folk pop of Tom Billington do not appeal to me. Ten titles between them from 2016-19. Add Zeneration for some more pop by Bars and Melody including several covers albums.

the Daily Smokers 24 Italian hip-hop singles with one LP of beats from 2016-19

Daim Dance Productions Russian EDM with vocals, not as low quality Eurotrash as some pop labels I've sampled, but that's hardly a selling point. An overwhelming 349 titles from 2014-19

Dance Lab Nothing should be called "ANYTHING lab" unless it's got some serious experimentation going on. 372 EP singles ending in 2017, and I don't hear anything but average techno.

Dancefloor Killers 41 titles, mostly EP singles with rather disturbing cover art. Techno, I assume.

Dantze House/techno EPs up to 2019.

Danza Macabra More like danza generica. 18 titles 2010-14

Dark Face 200+ techno singles whose album art lives up to the label name, up to 2019.

Dark Recordings This drum & bass label is down here not necessarily for the quality of the music, though it didn't wow me and is probably pretty average, but rather for the annoyance of dealing with singles. Get with the industry standard and give us EPs, please. 120+ titles limited to 2013-14.

Darknet 272 mostly EPs of techno that is fairly dark, I suppose. Up to 2021.

Darkroom Dubs A lot of highly rated techno, house, and tech house whose reasons for the ratings escape my ears. 70 titles up to 2019.

DEAD CERT. Harsh, unfeeling techno EPs, with a couple from 2019.

DeadwaveMostly hard rock in nine titles, with one or two outliers. Add ten en español by El Parque, eight more on Octubre Records

Decadanxa Middling electronica in 19 EPs of relatively low value since most just have a remix or two. The Anton Prize LP is almost interesting. 19 titles from 2012-16

DECAYED Several eponymous band releases and the covers almost literally scream metal. 23 titles ranging from the 1990s to 2020.

DECHAPTER Standard techno, though I did find one to rise above the fray. 33 titles up to 2019

De-Konstrukt 90 titles up to 2019, and what I sampled had only the slightest deviation from just being a standard bass beat and nothing else at all for the whole minute

Deep110+ tech house EP singles ending in 2018.

Deep Bear Always thought of myself as a shallow bear person, and these 300 tech/house singles confirm it, up to 2019.

Deepna House, about half Latin-sourced, up to 2019.

Deep Nota The best I can say about these 154 titles is they're not samey house music. The label's flaws are pretty readily apparent. Electronica EPs and singles ending in 2013.

Default I think the 560+ random titles up to 2019 are a tip of that this is another unsorted catch-all like "unsigned, independent, or Emu-Bands." Mostly singles to be extra annoying. Now 1882 tiles in Jan.'20

Default Series No-frills techno eps for 99 cents up to 2021

Delta Sigma 13 electronic titles from 2016 do try but don't succeed in distinguishing themselves from bog standard examples of their subgenres.

Deltaa Tankers Tiny collection of nine techno EPs from 2014-17

Desolat We needed more techno, right?

Detroit-Berlin Namedropping big cities is apparently necessary if your techno EP singles are from Belgium. 17 of them up to 2019.

DFBEATS 38 low-grade dubstep and other rather unimpresseive EDM singles on the conventional poppy side somehow, all from 2018.

Dialtone House EP singles somewhat more interesting than the record label's title. 86 of them up to 2019

Diametricaudio Combine these 100 99-cent electronic EPs with the nondescript techno on Alfre, and you'll have quite a large catalog by just two people, from 2020.

DiceHoods Entertainment LLC 18 hip-hop titles from 2014-19, but I wouldn't pick this label to represent that range of years. Mostly singles. Add four on Platinum Keys Records.LLC and eleven more singles on The Next Phase Entertainment LLC

A Different Records Different does not mean good. Passable downtempo electronica and non-English hip-hop are fine, if marijuana-themed more than once. Altogether mediocre in 11 titles from 2017-2019. Add six from Bodytonic Music

Digiment 91 house EP singles up to 2018

Digital Distribution Netherlands There may be a connection between this clearly European source not jumping ship and the schlock it proffers. Pop and folk/country mingle w/ the usual technopop awkwardly in 105 titles up to 2019

Digital Project Almost 850 titles from Russia, mostly pop and hip-hop, but with so many titles there's bound to be more exceptions than most labels have albums in total. Up to 2019

Digital Storm A dizzyingly large mix of hip-hop and pop, some Christian, all beyond the pale of consideration.

Dinastia Inc. 451 Latin oldies involving acoustic guitars and crooners. Salsa and trashy-looking compilations in equal measure. In July'20 it's ballooned to 1652 titles, 1800 by Oct.

Dinky Kinky 50 tech house titles up to 2019 appear to be actual singles

Dirty Sounds Dirty perhaps bc it tries to do a lot of different genres, but no example is appealing. 41 titles with one in 2018 and the rest from 2008-11.

Disciple of Groove One EP single is rated and OK, but I'm highly skeptical of these 32 electronic titles ending in 2018.

Discos Amor Appears to be older salsa and mariachi, but their 170+ titles include los tigres del norte, who just played at San Quentin prison. One from 2017 is a sore thumb among everything else from 2008.

Discotoni Ay, the accordions and melodeons! I suspect samey salsa, Mexican easy listening, but would be happy to be wrong. 290 titles ending in 2018

Disko Massaka The techno here tends to build towards something and often has vocalists on its singles.

Diskover Co Latin pop singles with hip-hop elements. 452 titles up to 2019. Some LPs from 2020 in 641 titles clearly updating. 1209 titles in June

DISO Tech house with some stray LPs and EPs among the two-track singles. Some are rock en español. 230+ titles up to 2019

Disque Discos Tech house EPs, merely nine titles in EP singles and compilations from 2015-18

Ditto If a pop listener just needed 800+ titles to sift through, I'd direct them here. Total grab bag, and obviously mostly crap, but poppy, well produced crap.

DiynamiNondescript tech house singles, 100+ titles ending in 2018.

Dizzines 150+ singles up to 2019 in what they sometimes claim to be dubstep, but actual singles are of less value than most labels.

DivisionBass Digital 210+ titles in fairly aggressive electronica with a significant 2019 and drum & bass presence.

DJ Central Hip-hop with the pottymouth MCs doesn't do much for me. Maybe the singles aren't like that, but throw in the compilations and I'm out of patience for this massive store of 180+ titles dating from the 1990s to 2018.

DK Musik CanadaNot the first place one goes for Latin hip-hop, I presume. Remove Canada for two more to add to these 14 singles up to 2019.

DMND 36 short, instrumental singles from 2019, probably intended to be used as beats for rapping over

DMusic I'd grade the pop singles here slightly higher than a D for their African flavor, but I'm not going to click through them all. Occasionally an EP can be found among 60 titles up to 2020

DnC Limited Limited to your basic techno, that is. 35 EPs up to 2019.

DOIN' WORK Unless your work is on the dancefloor of a club, HOW could this be possible?! 210+ house tech EP singles from 2014-2018.

Doma Musique Fairly conventional techno, with a few exceptions and nice EP 99-cent bargains

Don Juan Global Market Small catalog includes some salsa, pop, and a female MC on unusual hip-hop en español. Don Juan definitely has a global market, but I doubt these serve it.

Dormouse Your 15 electronic titles from 2012-17 w/ hip-hop MC guests are in trouble when the distinctive quality is misspelling.

Double 2-7 The album by Ameyaw is obnoxious pop that has some appeal, but there are only ten titles here, with the rest being singles, and only two other artists.

Downplay 17 electronic EP singles up to 2019.

Drastic Decline A bit over a dozen titles in rock that just doesn't interest me, up to 2019

DRC Notable only for the curiosity of most tracks being about thirty seconds long on the "albums" not listed as singles

Dreaded Wolf Entertainment Combine the rap of Shwa here on six titles with the 11 singles of Dallas Price for contrasting examples of two very different ways to make unimpressive hip-hop, up to 2019. At least they both begin with D.

Dream Crusher Media Pop electronica singles. 80 of them from 2012-16

Dream Vision 250+ titles with many compilations of their own artists up to 2019 in trance and deep house.

The Dreaming Ansible One of three labels made up entirely of Marvin the Robot. To be significantly mediocre rock, add the five from Sweet Sweet Records.

Dreizen Schallplatten Rather horrific art on techno singles as generic as they come, up to 2019

Driftwood Combine these six with the four related on Driftwood tapes to get a significant label of semi-punk rock or at least guys who like to make the yelly face over guitars. All from 2015

DROMA It's doubly disappointing when one finds a small label like this with interesting album art and styles of music one usually likes but finds only sub-mediocrity on sampling. 11 titles from 2017-19

Drops At least a couple LPs clock in at 2-3 hours, so if you're looking for full-length techno value, try those. Fairly restrained rather than fast or loud, and I don't know if that helps to distinguish itself or between its nearly 200 titles. Mini Linking is fairly interesting

Drumma31 tech house EP singles ending in 2017.

Drum Majors ATL LLC Trap from at least one guy who likes to rap about sports figures in 45 titles, mostly but not all singles, from 2016-18

DTL 82 EP singles in straightforward techno up to 2019

Dub Cartel Dubstep EPs. 24 titles from 2011-12.

Dubdisk Misogynistic dubstep singles up to 2019

DubGestion Not dub per se but rather slow, fairly quiet techno. Lots of long tracks make their EPs the length of full albums, if that matters. Up to 2019.

Dundeal Entertainment 137 mostly singles in hip-hop and pop with an odd jazz compilation up to 2020.

Durp Supera 100+ pop electronica singles up to 2019 that don't waste any time before becoming very intense, united by a rubber duckie on the cover.

Dushe About 20 EPs and a stray LP in tech house, in the narrow range of 2013-14.

Dutra LLC Cheesily uplifting easy-listening en español complete with strings and soaring vocals. I'd expect a strong Christian element but am not going to listen carefully. A mere 8 titles all from 2018. Combine them with nine on LMA Music, LLC and nine on Rebels Music LLC

DvamiraVehicle for the electronic pop of Kate Melody and her sometimes partner for Induction Effect. 17 Russian pop sameness examples all from 2018

DXT Pulsac's 2020 LP "Repetition Is Never the Same" may as well be the mission statement for all techno and house music, but good luck convincing anyone of that who isn't already a clubber or also producing their own techno. 28 titles

Earlydub 29 titles, mostly 99-cent EPs that would be tempting if they leaned more toward electronic dub than house or tech house. 2011-13, and a few are rated.

829Music Mundial LLC Latin pop, mostly singles, up to 2019. Add Firomi for twelve more singles.

83Nagrania Three Polish rap artists from 2011-2017.

Eclesiastés Studio

Christian punk en español from 2018-2019 in fifteen titles

Eclipse Recordings 134 techno EP singles up to 2019

Edizione Jazz 139 old, Latin jazz titles w/ the same covers, suggesting not a lot of effort in curation or preparation for market. Mostly old world music.

EDM Nerds Nerds should have better taste or at least more skills than it takes to put out this tech house pabulum. 228 titles ending in 2018 and could be renamed EDM incels.

Effective Russian pop singles updating in 2020, 80+ titles

Egothermia 450+ tech house EP singles up to 2019.

808 EntertainmentHip-hop sometimes flavored with reggae. 73 titles up to 2019 almost all singles.

84 Records Only a dozen in fact, featuring highly rated 1990s punk from Condemned 84 and likely related groups. The stragglers don't fit at all and might not be related.

Einmusika Looks like Oonce techno?

EIN2 Maybe related to the above. 60 house titles up to 2021

El Consul The titular artist was kind enough to let a pal who looks and sounds strikingly similar to him onto his label for a hard Latin pop LP that's somewhere in between hip-hop and synth pop. Appealing to a very specific demographic that's not me. Nine titles all from 2016.

El Señor Guindilla It's thankfully rare to encounter a uniquely named label with rock en español this offensively mediocre. 28 titles up to 2019 might have something worthwhile, but consider me deterred. Add 20 more by Nano Stern on Nsp to give it some character.

Eleatics Techno with generally unsuccessful attempts to spice itself up. 15 titles from 2017-19

Electrecord Old classical recordings highlighting various instruments, 67 titles.

Electric Station Almost 350 singles in trance, house, dubstep, up to 2019.

Electronical Reeds Electronical music sounds strangely like tech house. 57 EP singles from the early 2010s to 2017

Electunes 27 titles from 2010-18 of middling electronica, sometimes adding middling vocalists, trying to pass off one LP among a few as jazz ain't gonna fly.

Elektrax Few tracks I've heard come as close to what my great grandfather called "washing machine music" than the title track off SubSight's "Dazed and Confused EP." A true mark of distinction among these 380+ tech house EPs updating in 2019.

Elemental Mov 68 titles, mostly singles and compilations, at least one trying to combine trance and dubstep, up to 2019, now 105 titles up to 2020

Elevator 45 hip-hop titles almost all singles, all from 2018-19, with misogyny and naughty words/themes well represented

Elite Tech house and Latin salsa that's decidedly not. Some rated singles up to 2019, and some appears to be mixed in from other labels of an identical name in 85 titles

Elliptic 80+ electronic EPs on the dramatic or aggressive side, from 2010-2019.

ElRow 197 tech house EPs up to 2021 w/ some rated 5 stars

Embryo Nagrania Polish rap in a small enough catalog for me to conclude they're cranked up a little too high for my tastes. Rap-rock included, up to 2019. 16 titles up to 2021 deserves better than low priority, I admit.

Emerge One LP among 17 hip-hop singles up to 2020

Emona 180 titles up to 2020, with trance featured along with other less than cutting edge electronic styles, maybe related to Makrolon Records

Endless 68 techno titles up to 2019. Some pretty long tracks even on the EP singles make them pretty good value for 99 cents, and they mostly appear to be going somewhere.

Enhanced Progressive I honestly wonder if that could catch on as a name for a subgenre for those who think progressive house isn't forward-thinking enough. 355 titles up to 2019, and I'm not going to sample them.


Soft rock en español from four or five artists united by an affected, breathy, drama of self-importance. Painful. Nine titles ending in 2018. Add 23 up to 2022 from Dean Omori on The Art of Protest.

EPIGRAFF Dubstep up to 2019 dominated by Vladimir Nagrebetskiy. 24 titles and nothing impressed me.

Equipe Dutch pop with soul. Only singles from 2016-18, but 30 of them.

Escutar Half solo piano and half Christian in Portuguese in 14 titles up to 2019

Esongs Entertainment 250+ cheesy oldies from Mexico and nearby.

ESPANTAPAJAROS Undistinguished rock en español with punk, pop vocalists mixed in. 574 titles up to 2019 might not all be bad.

Estashiba Latin pop dancehall reggae with only two EPs among singles from 2018-19

Estudio Esencias 45 titles of Latin pop, mostly singles, up to 2021

ESYDE Maybe one of the best trap labels, but only a couple artists w/ a couple albums in addition to singles, a dozen in total, 2016-19

Etichetta Nera Almost no album art on these 40+ electronic EP singles of good value if you like the oonce. 2012-14

Eubea Above average EP single techno up to 2019 in 38 titles won't get a label very far these days.

Europe Black Ink Unusually short electronic songs of about two minutes on 19 mostly LPs, all from 2017. Very strange catalog.

Evosonic Does the presence of a 1920s female portait make tech house EP singles more appealing? If so, this is the place for you! 31 titles up to 2019.

Excluded Ltd Some grime, some house, some Rasta. Singles with an occasional EP in 34 titles from 2012-2016.

exit Lab 79 techno EP singles from the mid-2010s.

Extended Play Recordings The original titular source for 88 house EP singles up to 2021 could be brilliant but I'm not going to bother checking.

Extravaganza Note to Igor & Fanny, presumably the members of the titular band: trying to seduce people into purchasing your cheesy pop singles is not the way to go. I gather they're from somewhere in Eastern Europe, but I won't bother to look up where. 44 titles up to 2017. Mind-bogglingly awful all.

ExTy 35 electronic titles, mostly but not all singles, some poppier ones ending in 2017

F.O.S. 54 tech house EPs ending in 2015.

Faction Digital 151 titles up to 2019, largely dubstep and drum & bass. Might be worth exploring the many EPs for bargains, but formulaic album art might reflect the sound as well.

Faites Leur Des Disques Tech house EP singles with vocalists occasionally, 18 titles from 2014-18. I suppose there may be a French Connection. 38 up to 2021

Familia For a house techno label, very small catalog of EPs up to 2019.

Far Down Far down on this list of interesting labels is this home to 200+ techno EPs and singles, up to 2019.

Far Yards Pretty slow techno, but that doesn't make it unique. 22 titles with one from 2019.

Fatal One needs to ask whether listening to all 250 of these house titles up to 2019 would indeed be lethal. Unpleasant, certainly.

Festival Five Children's music from Dan Zanes "& friends" that some rate highly. 32 titles ending in 2018.

Fine Music These 58 titles up to 2020 might be fine if you just want some tech house to beat at you endlessly.

Fierce Animal 86 titles and counting in techno EP singles up to 2019

Finish Team 108 tech house EPs up to 2020 that at least care enough to compile themselves occasionally

1542 Another MC named Chyna and a few others have 15 titles up to 2020 here for your average hip-hop braggadocio

Filth on Acid I don't know why Carl Cox needs two collaborators on his singler here, among 36 other techno EP singles up to 2019

Firepower Dancey, aggressive dubstep and other electronic EPs.

Five Finger Discount It'd take a special kind of desperation to steal these 15 house EPs up to 2019 when 99 cents would let you have them legitimately

574 Mixed Spanish-English hip-hop singles possibly suggestive of narcocultura, up to 2019

Flipper Srl 131 quality classical LPs up to 2019 from Italy I can listen to when I'm retired, as eMusic will certainly still be around by then.

Float Nothing much to recommend about these 45 techno EPs, one of which is from 2019

Florida Good value on techno EPs if you like them, but I find the album art quite a bit more interesting than the music. 34 titles from 2014-19

Fly with Me 44 EP singles of electronica that fail to spark any interest, up to 2019

Fonts Nation Records LLC 15 hip-hop and pop titles from 2017-18. Add the singles on F.A.B. Records/S.D.Y.P The Movement, llc and the six full lengths on Diamonds Are Forever to get up to 2019.

Forestdelic 28 titles up to 2019 offer a perfect opportunity for someone other than myself to explain the difference between hard trance and psychedelic trance. Some long, 99-cent EPs do offer good value

Forevergreen FM 20 EP singles of house and electronica of little distinction

42Despite names like "Jazz Ninja," I find these to be lower grade Russian hip-hop, reversing the label name with 24 titles, mostly singles from 2015-17.

44 Sprinkles Sister label to Raminx full of nondestcript, easy listening solo piano in 86 titles from 2016-18.

Fourth Wave Tech house rated four stars?! 11 titles make this technically significant, from 2011-13

FQOTO Somewhat jazzier and more worldly EDM in short, cheap EPs with more reputable names but not enough appeal to sample 44 titles from 2016-17

Frameworx One LP among 18 titles requires this generic EDM label to be significant, 2011-14.

Frenzy Sounds Hip-hop and R&B singles from 2016-17, well produced but only 11 of them. Add seven titles on YACHTBOIMUSIC GROUP LLC just for numbers.

Freyja They put slightly more effort into distinguishing their EDM and have album art that got my hopes up for these 17 EP singles from 2014-15 to be something other than more of the same.

Frosted They've kindly labeled their EPs so that someone out there will know which ones are really singles, 120+ up to 2019.

Frucht German house and techno with some long EPs but little to distinguish them. Some from 2019.

Frustrated Funk Either made to look like or actually on vinyl, the techno here has more going on than usual, though not in a very compelling way. One of the 39 titles is from 2019

FSOE Parallels About 40 house/techno/trance singles from 2017-19

FSR RECORDZ Distorted vocal pop by BapeStar and one more person makes this technically significant for its lone LP. 2018-19. Add 13 singles from 2018-20 on No Nation

Funk Mansion House singles up to 2019.

Funk You Mostly singles, with a hip-hop LP by Jayboy mixed in just over 100 titles up to 2019

Fury Rockabilly will have to let ratings guide you through these 175 very old titles, as I have no interest in them. I'd probably buy them for a quarter a piece on vinyl, not that they'd be available, but that's what I'd be willing to pay. Probably siginificantly higher quality than I give it credit for.

GAG DigitalThe nicest thing I can say about these techno singles is that some are from 2019.

Galaxy Recz The number of unimpressive Japanese electronic labels is pretty disheartening. 55 titles here, mostly EP singles, some with many remixes. 2009-14

Gallery German cheesy EBM, almost all from Illuminate, stretching back to the 1990s and ending in 2016 after 20 titles

Galletti BostonHorrible Italian cheese mixed with trash comps, but enough original artists among almost 300 titles up to 2019 make it significant.

Galvanic Good value 99-cent singles if you like the techno on offer. It's not bad. Almost 100 titles up to 2019.

The Games We Play 26 titles, mostly singles other than remix compilations in generic electronica all from 2020.

GAMErecords Paint by numbers pop, electronica, and Latin music, with pop vocalists who like to be on their own album covers in greatest quantity 34 titles up to 2019.

Gardash Actual singles of trancey pop dubstep and compilations in great quatntity. 418 titles up to 2019

GBR Driving electronic pop possibly of interest to Nordic LGBTQ communities. 20 titles, mostly singles, up to 2019.

GClassTv Ent. LLC Going from A-class all the way down to G is what I think of TV generally, and I could imagine seeing these hip-hop singles there on some MTV knock-off. 20 titles from 2017-19, add the 8 on MUSE INK MUSIC LLC

Ge Bounce If there's such a thing as conventional dubstep, I think it's here. Must combine w/ the VIP to approach significance. Still under 10 titles in total, despite adding some from 2020. I suspect much was culled.

Generated Samples A few 99-cent techno EPs might be of interest, but more than half of the 21 titles are compilations, all from 2018-19

General Hits Hits are generally Russian hip-hop, if you didn't already know. Almost all singles with the generality ending in 2018

Genobi Ltd 31 titles but only one LP of cheesy folk to go with the cheesy rock of Pedestrian Zero and Roo's Radio. One single from 2019.

Get Futuristic 45 general EDM a fair bit better produced than other labels condemned to this section but not enough to justify getting out of it. 2016-2020

Get Loaded Poppy dancey electronica, 32 titles ending in 2017, mostly singles. Add the singles on Revodj

Goodfellas Gangster house? 53 EPs up to 2019

Get Groove Almost 200 techno singles, apparently mostly single-tracks, up to 2019.

GFM A couple of Russians hire MCs for their many singles but otherwise make standard house/techno. One 2019 example among 44.

Glenview One electronic LP by Space Coast holds mild interest among these four. Put them with The Doxie and Jeroen Buurman (who doesn't think his quiet electronica can be categorized) to achieve significant electronic numbers ending in 2018.

Globomedia Musica Latin pop. Looks to prioritize commercial viability. Add the 19 titles up to 2019 on LATIN FLOW MUSIC LLC

Gifted & Talented, LLC Trying to build themselves up with the label name doesn't do anything for this misogynist, poppy hip-hop. 20 titles from 2016-17

Gizeh A very mixed bag ranging from electronic to metal to rock with some likely experimental stuff. (gone July'19)

GMG Empire 21 pop singles en español can be combined with the distorted hip-hop of D'os for significance, but not interest. Up to 2020.

Gobsmacked 145 titles in hardcore techno up to 2019. Mostly ep singles for 99 cents.

Goin' Native Far too much of this takes fusion to an electronic African easy-listening place that I simply can't tolerate. 39 titles from 2002-20

Gordon Duthie One of his eight albums is electronic, so I'm going to pair them with the obnoxious pop electronica of Gozzi Records AB to make a significant label of two solo artists.<

Gotham A strong contender for having the worst music in every genre, yet there's nary a trash comp to be found.

Gradient Audio Over 100 singles to choose from in dubstep and other electronica.

Gravadora Novo Tempo Low production values on the album are are doubly condemned by this being religious music. 29 titles up to 2019.

Great Touch-Pow Latin traditional pop you might find in a brick and mortar store in the Hispanic neighborhood.

Green China 245 pretty random pop, rock, electronic, and cheese.

Green Kiwi 120+ EP singles in tech house up to 2019.

Green Fetish Techno with more beeping than most? 61 titles from 2015-19

Green Nights 400+ blase titles in EDM from the mid-2010s up to 2019

Greenstar300+ Eurotrash synthpop titles, abuntantly in 2019, from Russia.

Greenway It might be punk, but I've filed it under rock for now. 11 titles from 2016-17

Grooviglio Label sounds Italian, but I'm not so sure about these eight pop EPs from 2018-19

Groovy Riddim House singles from 2018-19

Grotesque 120+ trance EP singles up to 2019. Maybe the trance version of a power nap?

Group Tightener Some indie rock and some short electronic LPs rated 3-stars.

Grundsound German men with guitars. 30 titles from the 1990s to 2016.

Gruuv 137 titles including a few from 2019 with colorful, artful album art, but the techno behind them fails to impress.

Gruv Maniacs Digital SA Housey EP singles in small supply and undistinguished quality, by my ears. 22 titles up to 2019. Add 66 all by 7 electronics on Digital Global

GSmedia One hip-hop EP among 11 singles from 2016-17. A few are not in English. Add the EP and singles on The Young Parisians for six more titles. Add the 18 hip-hop singles on Popular Life Style LLC

Guarida Sónica One LP among 13 singles of pop en español of little distinction, from 2017-2020.

Guareber Just a metric ton of poppy electronic singles. 460+ up to 2019

Guesthouse Berlin Techno EP singles up to 2019 in 13 titles.

Gutterfunk Pretty average electronic EPs could use an LP to add some heft to the label, with only 11 titles from 2014-2017.

Gwo Bout Mizik Group Africans aiming for the lowest common denominator in raunchy or sexy album covers. The music is somehow overproduced at low fidelity. 20 titles refreshingly eschewing singles, more likely not labeling them, for EPs and LPs, all from 2018 except a 2019 single.

Gynoid Audio Over 250 techno EPs

Halcon Classic salsa and mariachi of the 1970s with contemporary examples.

Hall of Fame Genre grab bag of 170 titles up to 2019, artists with Hispanic names.

Hamburg Aufnahmen 450 techno singles up to 2019. if you think I'm going to sample them, you're mistaken. The Berlin version has 477 EP singles. Berlin Aufnamen [VIP] has 165 more.

Happily Ever After HEAR here is 16 electronic EPs for $1.49 that lean toward a softer kind of techno. Not bad but not particularly interesting either, from 2016-19

Happy Days 240 tech house EP singles would not make my days happy, though they are all from the late 2010s up to 2019

Happy Life 160+ singles and bad-looking compilations of house music, ending in 2018

Hard Bark Entertainment 243 actual singles of electronic dub or reggae with chintzy production quality mostly from 2020

Hardtools Techno in 55 titles up to 2019. Dark album covers

Harmonix FactoryBreak out all the cliches and try to put as many as you can per song, and you'll approach the lyrics and music here among wannabe pop stars' 14 titles from 2015-18

Haustronaut House singles up to 2019 in large quantity

Heath Mill 50+ atmospheric house or trance EPs up to 2019

HD Records Edition Pop flamenco singles and one LP, almost all from 2019

HDJ Old jazz

Heidens Hart A highly appropriate 13 titles up to 2019 in Dutch black metal.

Heideton 16 house EPs from 2016-18.

Herbst und Muzik These 46 techno singles and EPs up to 2019 are from...Argentina.

Hessle Audio A few highly rated albums, including one crosslisted in "future bass" (!), then the usual singles.

Hexagon 110 techno EP singles, 2017-19

HI-FI MUSIC Really scraping the bottom of the Balkan barrel here for pop vocalists and a grab bag of bands. 62 titles up to 2019. Add the only slightly better six singles on WOOW Balkan

Hibernacula 23 metal roars up to 2019.

High Energy Low interest. Housing ended in 2018.

High Fashion Digital From vocal jazz to trance and hip-hop, they can do it all in a dated, mediocre way.

High Price 100 house single Eps up to 2019.

High Sound A dozen releases likely mislabed as Ambient/Instrumental. More likely beats for and with some hip-hop.

Hinjew 60 singles including a lot of "Latindian" style, all from 2018.

Hipster Healing Count'em four jazz albums get inclusion here for the label name. Add the two piano jazz titles by Marcelo Sasso

HM A mere 13 EPs and singles in electronica for the dancefloor from 2010-12. Add the 14 EP singles in dubstep on Signs Records from 2014-16 and 23 trance singles on Alternate Bangkok

Новая Школа Russian hip-hop, 130+ titles up to 2019. HobaR

Holier Than Thou 36 titles in pretty low-grade rock that won't commit to being hard. Up to 2019

Home Made Electronica Are they trying to lower expectations of their techno and house music with the label name? Album art is above average, but I won't be sampling very soon. 52 titles from 2006-12.

Horgi Approximately half mediocre blues and half kids music and trash comps. A lot.

Horus Music Distribution Clipped the catalog at 1000 releases, and I see no rhyme or reason to the selection. See also Horus Music Limited for another thousand, while HorusMusic is a svelte ten titles. Strange not to recognize anything. Horus Music Limited now has 2020+ titles, with several rated highly, though I disagree.

House of Minimal Minimal techno mostly from 2019

House Studio-R Inc. Acid house with occasional 8-bit soundds 140+ titles, mostly EP singles, ending in 2016.

Housearth 418 actual house singles from 2010-16 on the more melodic keyboard sounding side so as to be almost trancey.

House365 House music once or twice a year would be fine, but every day would probably kill me. 53 titles, mostly EP singles, ending in 2018.

Hr. Larsen Some light Nordic rock and folk rock mainly from Rey Larsen. I suspect it dates back to the late 20th century, and the catalog of 26 ends in 2017.

Hrd Studio hip-hop and pop en español, mostly but not all singles up to 2020 in 34 titles

Hug Records I count one full album among 45 titles in electronic mediocrity, up to 2021. Most of the singles are actually EPs, and much of the album art is people hugging, appropriately.

Hurtz 25 titles in electronica with vocalists from 2011-13.

Hypetrak 56 electronic EP singles up to 2020

Hypnotic Room Japan Long overdue for a downgrade. 73 tech house EPs by Japanese people don't get special privileges. All appear to be from the 2010s.

iCizzle Poppy, urban electronic titles, mostly singles and mostly by the eponymous label head in 11 titles from 2019-20

IFO Producciones Mostly guys mugging and looking tough for their album covers. Some salsa, hip-hop, mixed among general Latin pop up to 2019.

ILISHO 371 titles up to 2019. Occasionally hardcore and occasionally average techno.

Ill Bomb Just the usual techno EP singles from 2010-2016

Illegal Alien Latin-sourced techno I hear how Trump supporters see immigrants.

Imagenes Latin-sourced funk and R&B, almost all singles and dominated by a few groups

Investigation Music Lovers Electronic, with some dubstep.

Independent Most likely to explain the glut of 1000 is all that claimed to be without a label and therefore independent of labels was lumped in here. Guessing the same goes for the 450+ at Unsigned.

Independent Entourage Trap in 14 mostly singles up to 2020

Independiente Almost 600 albums, mostly Latin. Kinda pricey.

Indica The Good Company can sound like a poor man's The National, but these 21 titles mostly en español are mostly nonsense cheese and rock from 2015-16. 49 in 2022, but no improvement in quality.

Indigo A strange mix of Latin rock, pop, and cheese.

ISLA Almost 20 techno titles, all from 2019.

Rhino (oops...wrong name) One jazz artist, one new age, and then the usual blob of singles.

Indiefy Pop singles from obscure artists

Indiefy United 164 singles, some of which are EPs, of pop in non-English language and some electronica. Ends in 2018.

Indie House Because we've all had enough of that overproduced, commercial house music

Industrial Philharmonics Somewhat darker than the usual techno, but little more interesting in 116 two-track singles from 2017-19.

Ineffable Uniformly labeled as reggae, and maybe half bear a passing resemblance to the style, namely those made by black people. Imagine, if you will, if Matchbox 20 or Dave Matthews Band were the producers on a reggae album, and maybe it'd sound something like these 26 titles, almost all from 2019 or 2020. If that sounds appealing to you, we probably shouldn't talk about music. Given that there's now 86 titles in June '20 and so many are 99-cent EPs, it's a shame how little I'd consider wishlisting.

Inextremis Some singles, some EPs, with vague, cliched titles for listeners to project their thoughts and feelings onto. Electronica in 32 titles from 2018 including a fair bit of dubstep and pop elements.

Insolito Almost 200 EP singles of tech house, with a lot from 2019

Immortal Frost Metal. Dark, serious, and hard. 37 titles up to 2018.

Imperium Revolution One LP by Syrin among 17 pop pandering EDM singles, all from 2017.

Isida 199 titles of mildly atypical house and EDM building to breaks up to 2019

Itchy Tasty 35 techno titles from 2013-17 with an occasional LP among the ep singles

Itchycoo Mostly techno and house singles, but at least one LP among 238 titles ending in 2017

Its Not a Label But it sure looks like another label of tech house EP singles up to 2019 in 360+ titles. Leaving out the apostrophe alone should banish them here.0

ITSrecordsSelf-declared "vintage" label is split between old blues and old Latin music in 270+ titles. Some folks might be pretty excited about this.

IVXX/A+AOKA covers the pop, and her peers cover the hip-hop, as Russians tend to do. These 11 titles up to 2019 are no exception at all.

jaaam I don't hear anything very interesting here on what seems to be an outlet for LSDOOM and little else. Instrumental, noisy guitars on 50+ titles, all from 2017 and with nice album art.

JambutekTechno singles with colorful covers, up to 2019.

JANGO DEEP 132 generic electronic EP singles up to 2019

Japonesque Musique Actually having Japanese sounding names is a plus, but I'm done sampling house music. 42 EP singles from 2016-18

JAZ Music 58 titles, mostly but not all singles, in Latin urban pop up to 2019

JBC Metal en español, up to 2019.

JC3 Trash compilations and other stuff that looks utterly horrible, up to 2019, in 129 titles. Possibly Christian?

Jealous 22 titles in house are average and thereby a low priority as whole, up to 2021.

Jennifer Abraham R&B, trap, and general hip-hop in a very small catalog of a dozen albums from 2018-19. A couple of 99-cent bargains if you like the slightly softer style.

Jesus Manuel Small group of Latin pop from a generation ago probably, despite 2018 dates across the board

Jet Alone 124 house EP singles up to 2019

Joe & Joe Italian pop vocalists in 21 titles from 2004-2018. Add five more on Heart RMP

JO!NT Interesting pop singles in Portuguese from 2019

Joliemar 76 low-grade house titles up to 2020

JOOF I wouldn't trust the ratings on these 256 electronic titles, They're overly crosslisted and sound more like each other than the subgenres they claim to be. Up to 2020.

Jose Luis Alvarez-Svetlana Novojilova Shulguina Definitely what I would name a record label, given the choice, as the name just rolls of the tongue. Provider of golden Latin oldies and Doris Day. Remove the JLA name and type in only the SNS name for 152 more titles

JourneyDeep 18 techno EP singles up to 2019, at least some with novel use of a deep bassline over the stereotypical beat. Add the nine others on JourneyDeep Black

Journeyman Productions Just 8 titles of a capella and cheesy instrumentals, some pop. 2017-19, and someone out there would probably like these, but I don't. Add 23 of Wim Mertens "classical" that just sounds like cheese to me

JST Techno with several LPs among the singles, 88 titles up to 2019.

Junky Robot 101 techno titles from the 2010s, mostly EP singles.

Kaffee & Kuchen

Four bad pop titles ending in 2018 are hereby paired with the possibly Turkish pop singles of Sefer Production to make a significantly bad label.

Kaleydo 350+ tech house singles up to 2019.

Kaputt 83 techno EP singles up to 2019

KARAT Dawid Antoniewicz If you're going to make Polish rap reggae, don't do it with cheesy keyboards. Add his four titles to the singles on LCHP for a significantly bad pop catalog up to 2019.

KDBTechno with novel introduction of melody and guest vocalist at times, colorful album art. All singles up to 2019.

Karma Bog standard electronic EP singles with occasional vocals to try to reach fruitlessly for popularity. 330+ titles up to 2019.

Kharma & Factory Techno EP singles that do have a rather factory-made feel about them. 201 of them up to 2019

Kinky Trax No more kinkiness after 2018.

Kant Recordings Techno EP singles from 2010-13


Khao techno & tech house 26 titles up to 2019 in unlabeled singles

Kids on Coffee Short albums of folk and rock en español from 2017-2019

Kira Nice album covers in 300+ techno, house, and tech house EP singles up to 2019

Koffe tech house ep singles up to 2020, 59 of them

KM Entertainment LLC 14 urban pop singles that are the opposite of a good time for me. I thought it might be highlighting female MCs, but it's just Kashyne in different looks from 2016-18. Add Kari Faux for another actual female MC.

KM Music LabelA baker's dozen Russian pop singles with one EP by Tori Kvit that's not offensive but not enough to raise the profile of the label, whose titles are all from 2018-19.

Koojina Nice label name, but this seems to be generic EDM in 41 titles up to 2019

Krapes Latin jazz, classical, world, and cheese. Trash comps too. 100+ with some from 2019.

Krescendo Like sifting through the bargain bin at a vinyl record metal and rock that may have approached but never attained popularity? And some hair metal.

Krome Boulevard Just let the titles' word art jump out at you, up to 2019 in house EP singles

Krone A couple people really like Funky Destination, which is fine by house standards, but these 203 titles up to 2019 are significantly less than five stars to me.

Krysali Sound marginal electronica, limited catalog

KSF If these ten EPs of 8-bit and otherwise average electronica weren't Japanese, I admit I probably wouldn't blink an eye.

Kundry 245 EPs and singles up to 2019 that aren't house or techno but aren't much different either

Kuudos Kudos, indeed, for showing the limits of your creativity in your name. 31 dancey electronic singles with at least one LP from 2017-18.

Kwadrat 39 techno EP singles from the mid-2010s.

La Cave Musik African music leaning closer to the style of pop R&B and losing my interest in the process. Also a spoken word album among mostly singles in 11 titles from 2013-2015. Add 12 spoken word singles by Lljon

LA CELDA ESTUDIOS 26 titles of hip-hop en español from 2009 to 2020, with many unlabeled singles

La Cupula 1000 Latin-sourced titles.

La Disquera A couple of LPs among singles in nine titles of folk en español from 2016-19. Too well produced for my tastes. Others on this small catalog are poppier. Combine with 11 highly questionable folk titles on Dial Discos. A dozen more by Daniel Castillo & Nasa Histoires on Mochila Music

La Dosis 60 house EPs up to 2019 yearning to be pop

La Musique du Beau Monde Possibly French house music, though most of it seems to be sung in English. 92 titles up to 2019.

Label Mango Record A catalog of 300+ titles, mostly singles, as confusing and awkward as the label name. Mostly electronic, some pop, rap and metal thrown in, often not in English.

LAD Publishing They couldn't quite make it to 1000, but this is still a huge slab of barely-above compilation trash.

Lamez Sadly accurate name for this tech house, despite building occasionally to mild climaxes. 2014-17 and 19 EP singles.

Lanyx Sound Factory These 68 techno singles may as well have been mass produced in a factory. Ends with one LP from 2018.

Lanzadera 800 Latin-sourced titles, many appear more creative with their crosslistings than the music itself, with Baroque and especially jazz featuring frequently and questionably.

Lapaka Sounds Techno. 270 titles ending in 2018.

Latin Cool Extensive and high ratings are all that keep me from dismissing this label's 13 titles entirely as trash comps.

Laumm Ten tech house EPs from 2010-12.

Layer 909 39 techno ep singles up to 2019

Le Galassie Di Seyfert 62 electronic titles, mostly EP singles, with one from 2019

Leap4rog House singles and EPs, a lot of them, up to 2019.

Leful/WhiteMusic 71 hip-hop singles unlabeled but of one track each, en español, up to 2020.

less is nice Is it minimalist techno? Maybe. They do seem to by trying to do subtly different things than most techno or tech house, but 73 EP singles are more than I care to sample, even if they're mostly from 2020.

LessizmoreSmall house label may be onto something with its name, ending in 2018. 25 mostly EPs. Add Left Wing Recordings to give more of less. And still more with Freq Freak

Let's Go Dancing Anyone want to buy compilations of individual tracks from a multitrack recording to remix as you please? I don't. Lots of sub-10-second slices and electronic singles

Life Records The pedestrian name means Nordic folk rock gets lumped with Portuguese pop in 16 random titles up to 2019 (Exploded to 161 in Jan.'22). Add 11 from 2020 on Valassaaret

Likewyse Productions 13 hip-hop titles. Average. 2018-19. Add the 15 singles on Major Product LLC for below average

Lille Høg Danish pop with some on the side of hip-hop and some MCs turning their voice processors to sound whiney. Just 7 titles from 2015-19. For proper significance add the seven from the Bawal Clan of the Philippines.

Liquid Trance, on the lighter side rather than driving. Just 11 titles with a few LPs ending in 2017.

Living Metal Producciones Could well be a perfectly respectable Latin metal label, but I'll never know. 76 inexpensive titles from the end of the 20th century to 2020

Live & Love Muzik 70 worldly titles, mostly singles, up to 2020, but the cover art is lazy and makes me not want to bother at all.

LCR70+ nondescript techno EPs with at least one LP ending in 2018.

Leima Maybe another case of duplicated name, there are several trance singles mixed w/ pop en español. An unappealing jumble of 50 titles from the turn of the century to 2020

LIDA 76 oldies some people would likely find golden, but I just think are moldy. Cab Calloway is someone I'd like to listen to someday, but not for $12.

LKS The MC Achero has a nice flow and well produced backing tracks, so it's a shame he wastes them on the same subject material on a label that appears to be all him and two others, barely, in a dozen titles from 2018-20.

LNDKHN 14 electronic dance EP singles from 2017-19 with a little but not enough done to spice them up. 38 in Jan. 2022, 42 in Mar.'23

Loob LabelAverage techno masquerading as high art behind sketched and posed covers.Up to 2019.

Lorenz Trance EP singles in no particular hurry, almost atmospheric rather than driving, ending in 2016

Lost Culture 19 titles of somewhat urban electronica all from 2015 and mostly by KDN or Thief in the Night.

LoudDJs Almost 1000 titles, and the label name is accurate. Ending in 2018, so maybe won't make it to four digits. Beware trash comps

LoveZone Extremely soft trance and airy electronica that nonetheless isn't ambient. Thirty titles starting in 2012 and ending in 2014

Low Bottom Entainment LLC Their abbreviated spelling might be intentional to represent the low-production value of these 20 hip-hop titles from 2017-18

Low Noise Tech house. You know the drill. 32 titles up to 2019.

Lowendcommunity 31 techno titles from 2010-18, some rated

Lowriders Recordings Another slight step above nondescript electronica dealing mostly in singles.

LPZ Just over a mere dozen 99-cent house and techno EPs for 99 cents. Add the barely comprehensible English electroni hip-hop of Drewskii for 24 more from 2020.

Luna Another one with too much variety and not any assurance of quality. Lotsa Polish stuff. 169 titles from the early 2000s to 2020. There's probably something among it all I'd like, but I can't click on everything.

LunaMoon 300+ titles up to 2019 in standard tech house compilations and two-track EP singles

Lushup Japanese techno, mostly two-track singles. 28 of them, 2014-17

Luzonic Publishing, LLC I thought Luzon was in the Philippines so what I'm hearing as 33 Latin pop singles up to 2019 might not be accurate. One gospel LP.

LW94 8-bit singles and pretty rote dubstep in 15 titles all from 2014.

LZR TRP 49 tech house EP singles ending in 2018

M Division Recordings eMusic tries to pass off some of this as African or world music, but it's pretty much just repetitive techno with some more worldly elements to it. 11 titles, about 2/3 singles, by a few artists from 2008-13.

MA Entertainments, LDA When one entertainment just isn't enough, reach for MA up to and abundantly from 2020. 1244 titles in world pop that all sounds pretty much the same to me, even despite apparently different languages. Unusually expensive, with EPs that would normally be 99 cents on other labels going for $2.49 and up, while LPs are in the range of more reputable labels. Those asking for more were 1619 titles up to 2021

Machine Control 44 titles in generic techno in a growing catalog from 2019-2020 need to find a graphic designer to improve their album art and at least look futuristic rather than mid-1990s, which actually fits the music well.

Mad Hatter And why not reappropriate an iconic character to collect generic techno?

Mad House Plus A motley collection of 23 titles all rock in some unappealing way, from brokedown lofi instrumentals to quasi-punk and very very alternative sounds from 2020-1. Nothing good shall come of this.

Mad PrinceHip-hop and beats for the same, mostly singles and mostly by someone with variations on the label name, 34 titles up to 2019. Add the seven titles on ALPHAWOLF RECORDS LLC and the five on Planet 13 Entertainment LLC

Made with Machines It would not surprise me if these 14 titles labeled as classical were experiments in AI melodic composition. 99 cents and proof I don't just fawn over everything long and cheap.

Madison Square A couple of LPs and nicer album art, but overall just more techno by the numbers with frequent vocalists. 73 titles ending in 2017.

Mahayana House on the slightly more spiritual side with traditional instruments. One rock album randomly thrown in among 70+ titles with one in 2019.

Main Course Techno that really liked to make compilations of itself.

Magic CatJust under a dozen titles from 2015-17 in rock screaming metal.

Magician on Duty A cut above most techno condemned to this low tier, but these 58 EP singles up to 2019 don't do enough tricks to escape it either.

Magroove A grab bag of not quite 1000 titles and almost no ratings.

Main Offender DPRS manages to make rock about surfing just as sub-mediocre as the other rock on this tiny label of nine titles which may grow w/ at least one 2020 single. Brazilify it w/ four by João Granola

Mainstage The concept of a trance EP seems a bit underwhelming, but maybe if you put 100+ of them together up to 2019 it works.

Making You Dance Not if I don't like the techno tunes, you won't.

maotun Artists' names suggest they ain't from Kansas, but the EDM here is pretty generic. Singles, EPs, and v/a comps mostly in 40 titles from 2010-19

Marba 166 EDM titles you asked for right here. Up to 2019

Margit Studios A couple EPs but mostly singles of blues rock and pop from Sweden, 11 titles from 2015-16.

MASMASIA Proof en español that straining for popularity can ruin any style of music. 12 titles, all from 2019. Add the 19 electronic singles on Beat Dis

Master Music The kind of old folk you expect to find on vinyl in Goodwill & St. Vinnie's for a quarter an album. But to avoid being too negative, it's certainly way more famous and popular than most of what I actually do listen to. Remastered "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the MGs is of interest, at least

MAUNA Split between light experimental electronic singles and solo piano singles. 19 of them from either 2016 or 2018. Add the various iterations of Ortiz Morales for experimentation that somehow manages to be middling.

MaxxYes Latin hip-hop on the pop gansgsta side, 39 titles from 2016-17

Mayfield Records Ltd Limited almost entirely to singles which I hope are better than the sole LP by an eponymous and earnest semi-funk/soul band. 92 titles in total up to 2021

Mayokmusik A low-priority showcases of nine titles, mostly effortless techno and electronic pop with blandly Latin flavor or lyrics, 2011-2022, so may grow to be more distinctive to fit the odd name

MBC Srl 14 titles in sensual soul and Italian folk and blues cover the LPs, but I didn't sample the singles. 2017-19.

McDove 31 reggae dancehall titles up to 2019, but only a couple aren't singles, and none are compelling on sampling.

MCT LuxuryIts 110+ titles look like house EP singles. Nary an LP to be found other than some label compilations. Up to 2019.

Mecanoplastica All the cover art is geisha themed, and the EDM on these mostly two-track singles is only slightly more varied, up to 2020.

Megapolis A few borderline rock titles aren't enough to lift the deadweight of the holiday music and compilations of soccer hooligan chants on this Russian label. 16 titles from 2006-2016.

Mekanism 48 techno titles with more full-length albums than most labels. 2011-15.

Mela & Tequila A poor pop cousin to Terre Sommerse, the superior Italian label. 37 insufferable titles up to 2019.

Mellophonia Small collection of cheesy electronica from 2009-2016

Mellophonik Changing the spelling of mellow and phonic really sets these 152 house singles apart, up to 2019.

Melomana One LP among the usual electronic singles, ending in 2018.

Melotherapy Sounds like it's going to be one of those relaxation and meditation music labels but is actually techno EP singles. About the same level of interest in May'20. 45 titles up to 2019

Melusine Trance that shoots for spiritual and achivieves ethereal or more likely ephemeral. Up to 2019.

Memphis Music Group Three artists expand to 27 titles of low-grade electronic beats from 2016-16

Mena Music UK Just short of 100 upbeat electronic singles, probably shooting for uplifting, up to 2019.

Mezzanotte Network Very short electronic songs whose broken-downness is belied by cartoonish album art themes. Odd but not really enticing in 253 titles up to 2020. Cheap, at least, and Turtleface EPs are worth the 99 cents.

Mfm Dark album art can't hide generic techno. 66 titles up to 2019

Miami Moon Latin pop singles mostly, up to 2019. Add 11 more on Flow Que Revienta, bilingually by Yorghaki.

Midwestmagic Productions I'm not sure which is less impressive: lyrics rhyming tonight & right over & over again or the poor mixing/production on these would-be urban pop attempts. 22 titles from the 2010s up to 2020.

Mighty House and techno singles up to 2019

Mikita Skyy One-trick house ponies and especially bouncy EDM might be exciting for some folks, but I don't need to hear anymore of these 71 EP singles from 2010-18. Use of vocals and somewhat African themes does not distinguish them.

Mindtrick The hip-hop of Rah Deluxe seems to be the only non-single albums available among 28 titles up to 2019. Some dub and electronic EPs also not so distinctive on sampling.

Minicoffee 100+ electronic EP singles ending in 2016

Mintec Musik While some of these tracks at least seem to build toward something, the label might as well do away with its 3-color scheme and reduce it to one to better describe their bland techno. 65 titles ending in 2015.

Minimum Addiction 186 titles in techno, and even those w/ EP in the title are just two tracks. 2013-19

Miocene 27 house EPs

Mira Mi Música I will look at it, but I don't want to hear this Latin teenybopper pop. 91 titles up to 2019, with LPs tending to be live performances.

Mismisimo The very same label with 49 titles up to 2019 could be replaced by any other offering poppy house trance on this list

MizerMillion Entertainment They just needed a little push to get over the significance standard, so add Harvey's hip-hop on Kdot and Tie to get there but go nowhere, ending in 2017. Also add hghustla, with one 2019 compilation.

MMP GLOBAL LLC 50+ titles in Latin pop from 2012-19.

MnF Seems to be the light jazz version of electronic labels who mandated that all album covers conform, in this case with the album title in white text at the top over a pretty random photograph. 32 titles all from 2020, full-length albums that are not offensive or very interesting. Just above MIDI.

MOD Techno EPs from 2015-17 in twelve titles.

Modular Grid 44 techno titles from 2013-15

Modularz 38 techno EP singles from 2010-19

MOEHOUSE I didn't ask for moe. 25 titles up to 2019, mostly EP singles.

Mojo I guess the j is pronounced like an h and is decidedly not rising. Almost 900 salsa and hip-hop titles up to 2019, none very enticing

Mondo Records House and trance are probably my least favorite electronic subgenres, and this label does them both! 290+ titles up to 2019

MONET My impression is that these EPs' main selling point is their length for 99 cents, as I find nothing to distinguish their techno in 20+ titles from 2013-18

Money Vision Empire SAS 38 titles somewhere in the middle of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall pop, and salsa have a rather mundane vision, but Mosta Man is not bad at what he does with plenty of collaborators up to 2020.

Monteverde I'll assume it's Italian. I kinda get the 8-bit music obsession as video game nostalgia, but what's behind this Italian MIDI cheese craze? 75 titles up to 2019. Maybe a newer companion to Edizioni Leonardi Srl?

Moodmusic 200 house EPs, up to 2019.

Moon Records Lisboa At least we know where these people are from. Almost 300 titles strive to be pop(ular) and probably fall just short. Plenty from 2019.

Moonbeam Digital Very little reason to believe this electronic label might distinguish itself from countless techno storehouses other than a few LPs with guest vocalists.

Moonbootique A dancey techno label with its own duo by the same name. 90+ titles up to 2019

Moonlight OK electronica up to 2019, only a couple LPs. Add five more on Noise Praise

Mothcellar If your house has moths or house music like this, it'll probably stay in the cellar. Many of the 129 titles, mostly singles or EPs have "relaxation" in the titles, and that's usually a disqualifier to be listed. There's also a random light blues album and compilations aplenty, up to 2022. Seems to have a lot of crossover w/ the 58 on Shahmat

Mount Seldom Deep Simpsons from Milhouse's dad joke aside, one expects a little more than this from a label based in Portland, OR. Maybe I just don't appreciate their brands of post-punk. 16 titles from 2015-2019.

Mostra Trance and other fairly cheesy electronica up to 2019, mostly EP singles in 37 titles.

Move Quiet Entertainment Broadway Dolla & Loki B make hip-hop up to 2019

The Move Entertainment Hip-hop backed by electronic beats and harder themes than I care to listen to. 36 titles might be trap or R&B also, up to 2020.

Moveton Russian techno singles up to 2019 with a few surprises.

MrDeepSense Adding vocalists to your house music doesn't really spice it up if they're just singing slight variations of the same ten short sentences. 16 EPs and singles up to 2019

MTJ Maxed out at a thousand and looks like a lot of Polish music with older stuff and classical/jazz mixed in. Some five-star ratings and ample 2019 releases might be good places to start. Now only 150, mostly older and no longer any rated, showing that even Polish music gets culled

MTDR Nine titles of hip-hop en español, mostly singles, rather mediocre on sampling. 2017-19

Muller Pretty typical techno dating back to the 1990s and ending in 2016 after nearly 80 titles. A few more LPs than usual, but even if they're great, I'm not going to sift through it all.

Multifrequency Russian vocal trance (or whatever it actually is) is kinda interesting from Mahaon, but overall there's little to entice an actual purchase among 14 albums from 2015-17

Multitrack Likely no better or worse than the Estudios Multitrack label. 400 Adult contemporary en español up to 2019. Take any genre you can imagine, and soften it

Mundano Middling rock and punk en espanol. 10 titles from 1995-2019.

Musak Might as well be muzak w/ an electronic beat. 52 titles from 2012-16.

Music Divers When you try to give tech house a theme, the label sinks. Almost 100 singles with a few EPs scattered in, up to 2019

Music Is the Drug Techno with some vocalists who could use some help with the production or redo their sessions. 130+ titles up to 2019. Drugs here truly are bad.

MusicAnimus 96 titles of mainly unlabeled singles in Hispanic metal but also plenty of other random styles mixed in up to 2021.

Músicas de Salitre I'm sure lots of people would like this tame Spanish folk music, but it's just not for me. Merely nine titles from 2007-2020. Add five more in jazz, folk, and "pop" on Egt.

Musicmaker Old jazz and blues, mostly compilations

Musideco Ruby's Polka and Paradiso are very similar to this, with Koreans, Japanese, and Eastern Europeans performing classical composers' works. Almost offensively inoffensive.

Musiko Record They might as well only have one. Tech house and electronica w/ slightly delayed intros before kicking the beat. 87 titles w/ more LPs than average, from 2013-19

Must Producciones 17 titles by a couple of pop chanteuses en español from 2018-20

Mutate to Survive These 20 generic techno titles up to 2019 should have taken the label name more seriously.

MVQ Looks like the usual techno EPs, but one of 19 from 2017-18 claims dubiously to be classical

MXYCTrance mislabeled variously, and the only EP I could find by Guskauil was the most horrible thing I've heard in a while. 122 EP singles up to 2019

My Stuff 15 conventional house/techno EP singles from 2010-11.

MyMusic Group There's almost certainly some interesting stuff in here, but I'm not going to click through 780+ titles to find it. Mostly Polish.

Mysterious Entertainment LLC A dozen hip-hop titles on the harder side, from 2014-19. Add the four on TrunkTight Records LLC.

Nacho Twelve Latin titles including some mediocre rock and a single claiming falsely to be jazz, up to 2019

NACHT Dark album art on 89 techno titles from 2017-19 can oonce all through the night unheard for all I care.

NALM 25 titles, mostly singles, in tech house, but with more hip-hop and pop than usual, up to 2019.

Nam Viet Media Someone had a good laugh about categorizing all 70 of these Vietnamese pop albums as blues. Up to 2019.

Nasimus 166 tech house EP singles up to 2019 with a consistent album art theme.

Nasty Funk Unsurprisingly, I hear none of the titular funk in these 100+ tech house EP singles up to 2019.

Native Trend Galaxy Persian Pakistani battle of the bands TV pageantry sponsored by Coke and Pepsi sit uncomfortably among folksier singles. 90 titles up to 2019.

Naturmacht Productions Doom metal from Germany in 32 titles with one 2019 single.

Necrocosm Productions Metal in a mere seven titles from 2005-19 will need to sow more doom for significance. Add the mostly brief, black metal on Vetala Productions

Negative Audio Either very urban electronica or actual rap and hip-hop. I'm not enticed enough to sample. Add the seven on How We Do Entertainment for some dubstep and more.

Nein Techno with several LPs among the singles, 155 titles up to 2019.

Neostatics Sounds (Exia Recordings)I tell ya, don't we just mix these two up all the time? A huge catalog of mostly singles and at least one fair dubstep LP.

NestaRap en español with a solitary LP among 18 singles up to 2019 with guys looking hard or otherwise ridiculous. Add the 24 similar singles on Le Testament

Neverlose Music Tech. house singles with one in 2019, not quite 100 in total

New Media Polish hip-hop that seems to put more emphasis on looking flashy than sounding interesting. Mostly singles among 75 titles ending in 2016.

New Talent Tech house with a side of trance. The talent ends in 2018 and could one day well be considered old and untalented. Add the over 100 EP singles by DJ Talent, a British-sounding MC who could use some mixing and production tips, though updating in 2020 and taking on topics like Brexit, repeating the titles and spelling them out letter-by-letter...Wesley Willis for the 21st century EDM scene?

NFBmusic 200+ electronic EPs with an occasional LP. Fair quality on a drum & bass album by Bea2m.

NIGHT LIFE CHILDREN DJ Richardfloor's 70-plus collection of EP singles do not appeal to me.

Night Owl Collective Poppier electronica, all actual singles from 2016-7.

Night Slugs House and urban electronica with several rated albums not enticing enough. 30+ titles ending in 2016

Nile Valley Entertainment Cheesy reggae from Africa, 25 titles from 2015-20.

Ninna 32 titles I could imagine being on an airplane labeled as Adult Contemporary en español, from the 1980s to claiming 2021.

Nite Owl Diner Cute theme, but generic synth-pop and house with vocalists. 18 titles up to 2019.

Nitido Latin punk rock, or at least en espanol.

nld solutionsI didn't even realize nld was a problem. These 37 electronic titles, all singles up to 2019, will solve it.

N1 SoundSome comically bad English rap from Falcon, some metal, some electronica that sounds like someone mic-ed up their Walmart Casio, and some fair rock. Nine Russian titles up to 2019, and now only five in Oct.'19 with the metal gone just as I was about to list it.

9th Ward Production and Promotions Company LLC 31 hip-hop titles from 2016-19, too hard and trappy for my tastes. Add Ngh records, dorleus enterprise llc leaf made (the wordiest hip-hop label title on the site, I think, for eight more titles from Marcello /)

No Limit Forever East I'd be curious about the geographic location these guys are rapping and telling stories about more than actually listening to the 140+ titles up to 2019 and not all available. If you like your hip-hop and urban spoken word albums raw, maybe this is top grade material and a great selection

No Sand Does your tech house need an ocean theme? Try these 50 releases from 2014-17

Noble Demon A dozen metal-looking albums up to 2020, but Dawn of Solace just seemed to be hard instrumental rock.

NoEvDiA Impressively fast metal. A few from 2019.

Noise Control 22 titles in house, pop, rock with at least a few LPs maybe worth sampling someday in the distant future, mostly from 2011

Noise from the Underground 13 titles from 2017-18 deliver what the name promises, but is this good noise or bad noise? I'll let you be the judge

Noise Music 103 techno EP singles up to 2019

Clearly related but rather opposing concepts make this label as marketable as its EPs sound unique and diverse, about 100, up to 2019.

NOIZ DISCOS 32 actual hip-hop singles in Portuguese from 2020-1. The Sidarta96 guy can rap very fast.

Nomer I'm going to give the techno and dronescapes on Nomer a miss. Mostly singles, 63 titles up to 2019

Northallsen Somewhat more abstract techno, up to 2019

North of Nowhere 11 techno eps from 2014-17

Northern Sound Mogul Hip-hop from 2019-20 in 22 titles, mostly but not all singles

Nova 017 Reminds me of sorting through a vinyl bargain bin with exactly 482 records in it.

Novelty Noose Nice name, but Tim George and Tigerpillar make for an odd pair of not-enticing-enough rockers to carry a label. Nine titles from 2012 to 2019.

Nu Disco Deep 48 titles labeled as house but much closer to disco, up to 2021

Nuphonic Rhythm 70 electronic EPs and singles ending in 2018. Perhaps a place to figure out what exactly "electro" is/means.

Oblack Label 50 house and tech house EPs up to 2019. The LP by Los Pastores is somewhat more interesting and varied.

OBLY The two here are also on METROVIBE, VUBA, and L0CK Records, so why not put them all together for a small electronic conglomeration of 2019 releases?

Occult Label The occult practice and preach techno exclusively in 17 EPs that are basically unlabeled singles, from 2016-18.

Octane Tech house EP singles leave you smelling like gasoline. 58 titles up to 2019.

ODSS It's not the fault of a different Jose Gonzalez, who dominates the 28 titles on this label, that he shares the name of the folk solo artist & Junip leader. The folksy rock on this label of his and a couple others isn't bad, but I'm not going to click until I find something I like. 2011-18.

OFF RecordingsTechno EPs up to 2019. 160 titles mostly with two-digit numbers on the covers in a big font

Office Ekiti House singles ending in 2018 in large quantity but short length (few are EPs). What's unusualy is that several are listed as alt. rock with that label actually being accurate sometimes

Ofiura Might be in a higher tier if these 28 Latin titles had been mixed better or had competent production. 2017-19

Oh! Records Stockholm Being from Northern Europe does not excuse generic house and techno. 59 titles up to 2019

Ohman Just when I thought tech house couldn't go any lower grade, this label shows up and does so. I am indeed in awe of these 51 titles up to 2019, mostly deep house singles I'll give no more of my time.

Ohral There's a little more going on in the grooves on these electronic EPs, but not enough to wishlist any I sampled. 37 titles from 2009-20.

Omni 246 techno EPs up to 2019

OMS 18 highly rated titles in folk, bluegrass, and maybe country couldn't be farther from my tastes. 1999-2004.

On Our Own Entertainment LLC distributed by Red 3 Specific enough for you? 13 hip-hop titles, almost all singles, all from 2019 but one.

On the Fiddle Not sure how literally to take the name, but it looks pretty accurate for old-timey folk music.>

One Note Almost just one band, The New Mastersounds, and I'm going to call it a jazz label, though it may not be.

ООО "ВВВ.РЕКОРД" A stable of Russian pop vocalists ostensibly up to 2019 in almost 50 titles whose moment in the spotlight is either long past or never came

ООО «Национальный Цифровой Агрегатор»Unusual in that there are only three rock groups by my count, each with several LPs or at least unlabeled singles. 28 titles on the harder side from the early 1990s to 2016 and non-commital to rock subgenres. Quite Russian.

ООО "Музыкальная Индустрия" 33 titles of Russian reggae & pop as well as the kind of downtempo electronica that threatens to make the subgenre of indistinct mush. 2002-2020. The 2019 album by Левша-пацан could bump this up a tier. Remove the quotation marks for 48 more

OOO "Мэйнстрим Продакшн" Higher production values, but still electronic pop from Russia from 2007-2019 in a dozen titles. Add Cool Zero for 57 more singles from one guy, Temporary Hero, one guy named Jack Pound has nine more albums to put here.

ООО "Продюсерский центр И.Матвиенко"A dozen titles from four or five artists in a strange grouping of folk rock, pop, and church music from the late 1990s to 2019

ООО "Издательство Монолит" Well below the usual Russian standard, there's a few five-star rated pop singles, a spoken word LP, and the rest seem to be a beefy male vocalist who has an "album" nearly five hours long. 21 titles either from 2010 or 2017.

Optical Latin-sourced with one metal LP and the rest are singles, probably hip-hop or pop guys trying to look just as hard. Almost all from 2018.

Optimist. House singles up to 2019. Does not wanting them mean one's a pessimist?

Orange and Green 36 singles in trance and other electronica for dance trips from 2016-18

Orbita poppy hip-hop en español sits uncomfortably next to not quite punk rock and bad English on Chomba Boom. 2009-2019 in 20 titles that want desperately to be popular

Otographic Most of the artist names here are Japanese. Does that excuse or elevate what is otherwise unspectacular electronica on the trancey side? I think not. 44 titles up to 2019.

out of obscure 200+ tech house singles ending in 2018. Will never get out.

Outcast 20 titles of tech house and apparently low-grade pop dubstep up to 2020

Oyoda 2019 releases aplenty in techno.

PADILLA A couple EPs among 29 titles up to 2020 make this Latin house and tech house label significant but not quite interesting enough to explore.

P.M. Productions Paco Muñoz and a bunch of other Portuguese-singing folksters trying to pass their albums off as pop and failing.

Pancal Indonesian pop singles from 2017-19

Panda Artist Punk & ska en español. Some use acoustic guitars or are more pop/rock but no more appealing. 60+ titles from the 1990s to 2019. The Bertha seems to do this style better. Add La Gangosa.

Pangea 23 titles up to 2020 residing at the cheesy intersection in the iron triangle of world, folk, and fusion.

Paper Rather unimpressive techno, but there's a lot of it, 218 titles up to 2019 (225 up to 2021).

Parabel 14 titles of techno, including at least one LP (by Joel Mull...maybe not bad?) and some EPs among the usual singles, 2016-20.

Paradiso Traditional Korean easy listening, a concertina, and some Western classical performed by Koreans. See also Musideco and Ruby's Polka for Koreans toeing the line of a trash comp.

Paralyzed Certainly not as boring or bad as most of the labels in the low priority section, but it doesn't do enough to get out of it either with 88 titles, mostly EPs or singles, up to 2019.

Parloscope International The Warp The Weft sounds OK but too expensive, Clay Shaped Boy is pop rock, and I vaguely remember Tom Wardle. 14 titles from 2014-17.

Patrimonio Ediciones Not a significant label, but it has the most hilarious looking guy on all his albums, Romano Aspas.

Peacock Might be able to appreciate the electronic hardcore innovation going on here if it weren't so throbbing aggressive. Singles/EPs up to 2019.

Pennybags Danish children's music about dinosaurs paired pretty randomly with sappy quasi rock in nine titles ending in 2018

PepperCake Blues, some jazz. No album covers?

Perfect Pop Co-Op Reverse Family dominates a couple of rock albums by The Tuesday Club in 68 titles from 2017 and mostly 2018. Atypical label for sure, but not very appealing either.

Pergonomics LLC Merely eight titles, mostly the generic rock of Deal Casino, with a couple of urban pop singles, all from 2018. Add the nine by Johnny Williamz on JW Records LLC, and the seven in punk rock by Blood Kitten and The Disabled on Mob Front. Pop rock en español on Hegar can have its seven titles lumped in also. Eight more by some ladies on Galang

Petaluma A mere eight country pop Americana and folk albums from 2020, and I disagree with the high rating of the bestseller, despite the 99-cent price.

Petra Digital Recordings Nice album art, but I don't hear anything from samples but the usual tech house, in 20 titles up to 2019.

Pets Recordings 136 titles of what must be among the best tech house on the site for having real album art and full length albums. Maybe those who like the style can explore them up to 2021 and say if there's anything NOT of that style.

Phoenix Music An odd split between metal and electronic in 11 titles from 2017-19. Add the 53 by LSDOOM on jaaam Records to go decisively in a hard rock direction

PHLUXX/ELLASTIC Finding Japanese rock, folk, and blues accidentally, I really wanted to like these bands, but I do not. Japone might have some OK songs on its several albums, but I didn't hear any on sampling. 13 titles between the two labels, up to 2019. Add the cheesy operatics of KuroMoon

Phorminx A couple of odd world albums and then a very deep store of oooooold Latin music dating from the 1930s-1960s.

Pirames International Srl Italian pop and other stuff. Does not look good, but there's a lot of it.

Pirca Latin-sourced rock and fusion. Sadly amusing when sung in English. Up to 2019 with a large catalog of 188

Pixelate It's almost impressive how these 25 titles up to 2020 are coordinated not only to have thematic album art to fit the label name but also make all their tech house sound so similar.

Plaizir Muzic I think I missed the disco revival train, and these 32 singles from 2017-19 aren't about to get me on it. Some funk & soul mixed in as well.

Planet Dance 900+ tech house and pop electronic EP singles up to 2019 are far more overwhelming than any interest I have in exploring them.

Plastic Pepella 15 electronic EP singles that at least vary from atmospheric to beat-focused, from 2011-16.

Plastikdrums Almost 150 poppy, upbeat electronic singles up to 2019

Platform UK label with a very restricted and roster among 25 titles ending in 2018. Some rock and some strange ladies from the 80s.

Play 4After you've played four of these, you pretty much know what all of them will sound like. Techno. Some LPs among the EPs.

Play It Down 110+ tech house EPs ending in 2017

Play Pal Remix EPs and V/A comps in standard tech house 12 titles from 2014-17.

Plug In Producciones Merely a dozen punk titles en español won't get me excited. 2004-19 with only three different bands. Add the alt. rock of Federico Kempff.

Plus Plus I give these 46 techno titles from 2012-19 a minus minus.

Polar Noise 102 tech house EP singles ending in 2018

Poltergeist Good value dubstep EP singles and at least one full length album for 99 cents. Maybe not where I'd start exploring dubstep w/ an infinite budget, but likely where I will under tight financial restrictions. 108 titles abundantly from 2020 are unfortunately not consistently labeled in terms of what'll be a single track and what'll be an EP or more.

Polyptych Techno EP singles. 63 of them up to 2019.

Polytechnic As polytechnic institutes are to academia, this label's 231 singles and EPs are to electronica. Not bad, but I'm not going to spend my time on them. 2008-15

Pong Musiq 18 techno EPs from 2013-14

Poolside 263 techno EP singles up to 2020

Pounds Music LLC 18 titles in hip-hop from 2016-19, not my preferred style. Add the singles and comps on Only the Gang LLC

Pride Vibes Entertainment British rap and beats from the prolific Slap Up Mill. 34 titles from 2013-18

Producciones Colibrí Latin jazz and world music seems perfectly average.

Produlam In 81 titles ending in 2018, a bit more varied in style and harder than peers like Indiana Rock or Flor y Nata, but on sampling I'd also opine that the quality is also below average, with more singles than LPs. Decidedly low second-tier or third tier Spanish rock.

Project Chaos Some EPs among the singles offer electronic beats. 16 titles up to 2019

Propellant Standard techno EPs from 2011-2018.

Proto One drum and bass LP among 107 titles up to 2020 in generic techno

PSITK Nine techno albums and singles from 2016-20. Maybe one more will be added to make it significant, but I have no interest in any of them.

PSNRCRDS Slightly off or warped Japanese anime-sounding electronic singles in 16 titles from 2017-19.

Psyndica 17 light dubstep EPs and singles from 2017-19 aren't very appealing

Public Information With only two full length albums, this is a stretch. Electronic.

Puntazo Label Techno. 340 singles ending in 2018.

Pushmaster Discs Electronic, all from 2018-19.

Puzzle Heads Latin house

Pynandi Seven LPs (more can be found by the artists to make the label cross the significance threshold) demonstrate what mediocrity in rock en español can do, from 2010-2015. Add two on Murmillo Discos for a female vocalist and three on Discográfica Tempuja, though I do like the Ah? instrumental rock album. Two more fairly interesting on Soy Fans Disquera

Quiet Strength 24 techno titles mostly actual singles fail to hold my interest from 2014-16

Ragz 2 Richez Recordz Rezorting 2 alternative spellingz for a cliche is a pretty sure sign that you have little original to say, but this is hard hip-hop from the streetz all right. 34 titles from 2017-18. If any of them have actually gotten rich from these recordings, I extend my personal congratulations, but I kinda doubt it. I do wonder if eMusic has made anyone rich.

Raizo Muzik 87 tech house EP singles ending in 2018

Raminx 37 titles from 2016-18 in easy listening solo piano from quite a number of different people or groups show just how interchangeable this kind of music is, if not terrible. I'd feel bad classifying it as new classical just because they're all doing piano compositions but might have no other choice. See also 44 Sprinkles

Random Records Used this as an example of what happens when you search the site randomly, and lo--you get house music and techno with a lot of singles and compilations. This one at least has some LPs and colorful album art, but I don't think I'll be sampling any time soon. 45 titles up to 2019

Raquemardon Mixing reggae and hip-hop aesthetics needs more than these twelve singles from 2017-2019, so add the three on OG Entertainment for more of the same. 14 more by 7th Wonder on Mad Doggz Olimpo Label

Rationalism Techno with one LP among 34 titles from 2009-12.

Raw Forms 30 techno EP singles up to 2019

Razxca Over the course of these searches, I've been surprised at how little actual noise is on the site. This one makes up for it, mainly with the titular artist over hundreds of titles, with a few others, up to 2019.

RaveUp So-called "rave" electronic music may have been supplanted by trance, house, hardcore, and other dance-intended and more specific styles, not to mention the undying and terribly inaccurate term "disco" for contemporary EDM. These 40 titles, mostly singles up to 2019, won't do much to revive its usage.

RDL47 Techno EPs. Ian Jury has a few tricks up his sleeve, but I can't say the same for the other 17 titles here, mostly from 2014 but w/ one 2019

Real Vision 18 titles in rock up to 2019 straining to reach mediocrity.

Rearl Ltd. Deep house EP singles up to 2019

Rebeldigital A nominally African label with love on its mind and determined to sing endlessly about it, explicitly and not. Mostly singles among 42 titles up to 2019. Add the eight on Dreamlyfe Records, LLC

Rebellious If you want to know the kind of rebel that makes tech house music, there's no better place to start. 300 EP singles up to 2019.

Record Kicks Funk/Soul R&B and more than a fair share of compilations.

Rede Pty Ltd 33 titles of oom-pah and marching bands apparently from the early days of color photography. Don't trust the dates. Some cheese, jazz, and lame comedy music, too.

Redefining Darkness 66 titles with some from 2020 and much from 2019 in metal whose subgenre I cannot define.

RedMoon 27 techno titles, mostly but not all singles/EPs ending in 2018

Regio Norte Mexican pop salsa oldies on the melodeon

Reh Dogg Entertainment Just some random urban guy's stream of consciousness would-be low-fi podcast from 2011, often recorded while driving or eating at great personal danger to himself and others. 185 titles you can buy with real money

Reload Black A couple remixes of Moby try to get your attention for the wrong reason. Nothing much to distinguish these 130+ techno EP singles up to 2019.

Renegade Alien 300+ actual singles of poppy electronica from the 2010s ending in 2019 interest me not

Republic Music Group 34 titles up to 2021 in electronic pop, almost all singles, from a country where you can keep the name Igor or Guz and try to be a pop star.

Rhythmetric 49 electronic dance EPs might not be bad, w/ one from 2020, but there's just too much similar out there.

Right Here Right Now Maybe the most disheartening label I've come across. Latin-sourced, in various genres, with nice album art, but it does pop, jazz, ska, folk, rock, electronica not even reaching a mediocre level, but poorly.

R.E.A.L. At least one trap EP among 19 titles that appear to be hip-hop singles all. Up to 2019. Add Brandon Stone Music for full-length similar stuff.

Recio An uncool uncle's idea of what might be edgy in rock, folk, and pop en español, with slavish devotion to genre conventions. 21 titles up to 2020

Red Parlor Blues, folk, and rock in 11 LPs. Add the five by Kevin McDermott

Redux So very many EDM EP singles, 369, from 2009-19, most w/ the same album art theme that looks like Chinese characters written by someone who's never studied calligraphy or Chinese. How do they expect anyone to differentiate between them all?

Relentik Dubstep, house, and general electronica singles, with one from 2019.

Renzhow Productions Lowest common denominator Latin pop

Retro City One full-length album in 11 titles requires signifcance of these electronic things.

Reunion The eponymous band is black metal, but inexplicably there's also a drum & bass artist as well, splitting 23 titles from 2016-19. Makes the label name especially odd.

Revolution Corps Trance singles up to 2019 in 50+ titles. Add DeviDeva for 67 more.

Rew I'll use this one as justification for lumping jazz and blues together in 24 titles from 2017-18 of no interest to me at all.

Riben Another disappointing catalog of tech house EP singles whose album art suggested something more. 53 titles with plenty from 2019. 61 in Jan.'20

Ricochet Techno EPs that are neither boring nor earth-shakingly innovative.

Ring ModeI imagine having any of these singles as my ringtone, not all electronic for once but still mostly, and getting looks of confusion rather than interest from passerby. 70 titles up to 2019.

RIP Ben Lee I kinda wonder who Ben Lee is and why these two bands, in rock The Blood Arm and in new wave Mexican Radio, decided to come together in his name. The thought is more interesting to me than their music. Nine titles from 2013-19. Go ahead and add Neil McLaren's three or so titles to get over the official hurdle for significance without changing the quality or style.

Rivaside the singles that aren't "not available" (unusual for a house label and doubly annoying) are more pop electronica than house, but 150+ titles up to 2019 aren't enticing anyway one shakes them.

Riverette There's a little more going on in these 14 tech house EPs than most, but that's not enough to elevate them far. 2014-17

RMG Russian Eurotrash electronic pop, mostly from 2019

Roadkill I'm neither impressed nor enticed by this sub-mediocre alternative rock, although it's become hard to find. 25 titles by only a few artists up to 2019. 32 up to 2021 in Jan'22.

Roam Somewhat varied techno EPs up to 2019.

Robox Neotech Claims to be dubstep, just goes to show I just don't get what some artists are going for.

Rock Revolution Cheesy Polish rock that doesn't look interesting enough to sample. It dates back to the 1990s and has 25 titles up to 2019, but they might as well all be of another era.

Rockea Metal and hip-hop en español, mostly singles in 24 titles from 2016-19. Add 44 singles by Subze on Insert Coin Records, up to 2020

Rockers 175 Fairly conventional drum & bass, even with guest MCs, with a small catalog up to 2019. Add the nine titles on Riddim & Rhyme for more urbanness

Rockets & Ponies Moby & Timo Maas among other unrecognized house people in just 19 EPs from 2008-18.

Rocksector True to its name, probably harder than most. 2010-15 in 36 titles I care nothing for.

Rogue Succes Entertainment Cut off an s and get 81 pretty random trance and hip-hop titles, mostly singles, up to 2019

Roof Cat Odd mix of metal, punk, rock, and pop, probably Latin. 35 titles up to 2020, including a 99-cent full length rock album that fails to appeal.

Rorschach MG If it were possible to fail such a test, these pop and techno singles would. Up to 2019

Rough House Rosie Slow techno EPs with the beat turned down low, from 2013-18 and just eleven titles.

Roush 140 tech house EP singles up to 2020

Roxx The usual techno with scattered LPs.

Royal A whole lot of deep house singles, up to 2019. 116 of them, and they tend to use vocals to be closer to pop.

RRecords Almost insignificant for so many reasons. Pop almost all from Rafa Rios in ten titles up to 2020, almost all singles en español. Add 20 more singles on Nene Studios, 23 more on Am Entertainment

Ruby's Polka Singles version of Paradiso and Musideco for Koreans interpreting Western classical music and traditional, Korean easy listening.

Run to Castle House singles whose second track tends to be just an extended mix. More vocalists than usual

Russian Techno There's wearing your identity on your sleeve, and then there's this. Would save a lot of time if all were so explicit. 71 titles sound primitive but not w/out merit, usuall two-track EPs.

S&S Produçōes Singles and compilations by Carnaval DJs, all from 2019

Saar Srl Drown yourself in old jazz/blues and cheesy Italian pop

Safir Muzik I'm not sure any label that has had to distinguish itself by spelling Muzik has been very successful. Putting out something other than 137 tech house EPs, up to 2019, would be more effective, in my view.

Sain The music of Wales has its champion. Nothing from 2019, but 549 titles to take you back.

Sansara Russian pop and hip-hop singles mostly with a few LPs mixed in among 110+ titles all from 2020

Sauce Kitchen Dubstep at least in part, with voices telling the listener to do naughty things and so paired with Klesha with only a few EPs. About 30 titles in total, up to 2019.

Save the Panda While I have doubts that any of these 31 dancey electronic singles up to 2019 will do anything for the panda, the message is valid.

Savia Park 23 techno EPs w/ somewhat interesting album art from 2014-18

Say What? I said, "More techno EPs up to 2019."

S.D.Y.P. the Movement, LLC Hip-hop and pop R&B from 2016-19 in almost 30 titles, including many LPs and EPs, none appealing. Move the comma one space over for more. In fact, this one gets the award for having the strongest aversion to having more than one album on its very many variations with other teensy tiny hip-hop labels.

SDK EDM two-track singles with a lot of trance among 246 titles in the narrow range of 2010-14.

Secret Jams These 139 house EPs up to 2019 can stay secret for all I care.

See the Sea Hear the house. 310+ singles up to 2019.

Selected Just shy of 100 techno EPs up to 2019.

Sello Discográfico RTVE Spanish or Latin American TV soundtracks up to 2019.

sellodiscográ Pop vocalists and one punk band, all en español, 23 titles ending in 2017.

Sello Nacional Gotta wear shades to listen to these pop vocalists en español, 21 titles ending in 2018

Sello Nordiko Pop en español seems below average on 23 titles, mostly singles, up to 2020. Add Caseti for four more.

Sender 50+ titles with a 2019 compilation. Tech house EP singles.

Senso Sounds Another suspicious techno label.

SEPSIS Death metal pride is not for me. 16 titles from 2012-20.

Sepulchral Silence Metal, with some more experimental soundscapes on the one rated title, from 2015-18 in 34 titles.

Sequel One Fair drum & bass LPs among singles I probably won't explore

Seres Producoes Wish I could say house music from Brazil here had a distinctive sound, as there's plenty of it. 200+ titles up to 2021

SerialismAlbum art shoots for surrealism and may accurately represent how much effort went into these tech house EPs. Good value, but not a lot of variety. Up to 2019.

Set Tone 16 techno titles up to 2021

Seta Label 200+ house EPs up to 2019 for the pleasure of someone out there

Seven 11 titles inluding an EP and LP apparently in hip-hop from 2018-21.

Sewer Ratz Digital There must be a strategy behind naming your label this and then making pop music you want lots of people to hear, but I don't get it. Ten titles incl. one LP, almost all from 2018. Add the six on Freedom over Fear Records LLC to reach 2019.

SFR Blues, jazz, classical, pop vocalists. None done particularly well in ten titles up to 2019.

Shake Limited Limited to 30 titles and one basic sound of tech house ending in 2018

Shall Not Fade Do house music bros exist? See the b&w covers of these 16 EP singles for evidence that they do. 2016-18

Shanti Radio Moscow 23 electronic EPs somewhat like a very poor man's Amselcom. All appear to be 99 cents, from 2017-2020, on the bright side.

Shaping Music 21 titles, mostly short EPs, which have done no such thing with their generic techno.

Sharpe Cowboy hats and acoustic guitars suggest an actually dedicated country music label

SIBILIO 46 house & techno titles made by people w/ more unusual names, 2014-16. Unspectacular.

Sick BedroomPoppy electronica in 180+ singles up to 2019.

Signaflo One expensive LP among EPs in dubstep and drum & bass, a mere 14 titles from 2012-16. Add six by Hakee on Lightning Music, fifteen singles on Soulgrab. Panda Eyes has 35 mostly singles up to 2020

Sigourney Seven Swedish punk titles from 1997-2015.

Silver Skies Electronic singles.

Simplecoding The emphasis on simple. Techno EPs up to 2019.

Sin Anestesia Unlabeled singles, cheesy pop vocalists, and hip-hop en espanol. Up to 2019. Add the six singles on Strange Fruits Music Group, LLC

Sinusoidal Kollective70+ Latin-sourced tech-house singles up to 2019 with names far more clever than the music

659 I can think of no better name for these 87 house titles up to 2019

1642 Tech house EP singles with at least one LP up to 2019. Maybe a little more interesting than average musically.

6one6-defrec Techno that sounds like it can't make up its mind whether to be experimental or danceable in 15 EPs from 2008-11.

Size 175 titles in dancefloor-ready tech house ending in 2017. They build it up and tear it down all right.

SK Yaris 244 titles of unimpressive techno EPs mostly from the early 2010s

SK Records 83 There's something strange going on w/ these 21 titles and maybe all the labels w/ SK in their names, but I'll leave it to someone else to solve the mystery. The titles from 2012-19 all seem to be by different artists but have uncannily coordinated album art to fit both the album title and artist name. All the songs are about 2-3 minutes long and in a similarly bland style. If I didn't know better, I'd guess their composer was a single computer.

Sk.Pro-Records Pretty awkward name for poppy electronica, mostly singles, 280+ titles up to 2019. Might as well add K.Productions for 83 more of the same (122 by Jan.'22).

Skoum Recordings Removing "Recordings" and combining the two entries adds up to inclusion here as a rare electronic label with only LPs and no singles, all from 2018-19. Pretty standard techno.

Skyline Funk. Singles and only a few artists. Add the five on CAPYAC River Adventures up to 2019 and the three on Ropeadope LLC for a big name.

SLiCK Gabriel Slick and others team up for nondescript techno up to 2019 in 240 titles.

SLOCAL 15 titles of hip-hop that's neither hard nor very poppy. ItsNate sounds rather British but I don't know if it's proper grime. 2018-20.

slt African music whose album art accurately predicts the spare instrumentation of the music, most of which seems to be made from a single keyboard. 32 titles, all from 2020. A few are now rated, but I'll not be fooled.

SMH Country, folk, and highly dubious compilations of jazz

Snatch! A couple of EPs from Groove Armada won't rescue these 170 house titles from the doldrums, ending in 2018

Snork Enterprises A single from Christian Vogel is all I recognize in what appears to be standard tech house, with an occasional LP among the EP singles. 110+ titles up to 2019.

Solar One Almost painfully average techno. 58 titles up to 2019

Sonografic Latin easy listening by and for old people who like and are pop vocalists. 75 titles with lots from 2019. Now 61 up to 2021

SonStyLa Official The one single I sampled of 25 from 2019 has MC Ertan angrily rapping what sounds like lines from an instruction manual without rhythm or pause. It can't all be like that, can it?

Sorry Shoes 200+ tech house singles with some EPs ending in 2017

Soulectro 33 titles in trance from 2019-20, many are EPs for bargain-hunters

Souletiquette Unusually short electronic singles which are all one track except for some v/a compilations. 61 titles up to 2020

Souljahz of Jah Ent. Rather dark reggae, some live steel drums, one LP among 15 titles from 2016-20

Soulsupplement Tech house EP singles with occasional vocals in 100+ titles with one in 2019.

Sound Alliance 26 tech house singles, some unlabeled, ending in 2018

Sound Explosion 96 titles in house EP singles up to 2019 with some named en español and possibly with Latin music elements

Sound on Sound 400 tech house singles up to 2019, ballooned to 781 in Nov.'21

Sound Patrol Take your least favorite example of most any genre from alt. rock to celtic dance fusion to country to piano folk music and find a way to make it cheesier and less enjoyable to listen to. My nominee for the most diverse but uniformly terrible music on eMusic, approaching song poem territory in 500+ titles ending mercifully in 2013 with one exception.

Sound Vision Studio Dutch men with acoustic guitars and Dutch women with alluring smiles make risk-averse acoustic folk pop that grates like nothing else. One hip-hop EP, mostly singles but plenty of LPs in 45 titles up to 2019.

Soundfield 1700+ titles, and newer releases are more like a minefield. 2726 in July'22, with trashy trance the mode but other indistinct takes on trip hop and general electronica abound in futility.

South Mountain 173 cheesy keyboard 2-minute song compilations updating in 2020

Soviett Dancey, sometimes funky techno in 19 EP singles all from 2019

Soyuzmultifilm Russian pop of some interest, but the label is unsearchable unless you type in Cyrillic (Great job, eMu!). Here's a link Soyuzmultifilm. It's got a lot from 2019, so you can feel like you're on Russia's cutting edge of pop fashion. The name looks like CTy CO 3 with some Cyrillic in between.

Spazio Disponibile One LP by a guy who leans more industrial elsewhere makes this techno label significant with 13 titles from 2016-18

Speaker Footage Nine titles clearly trying to put some spice into their techno, but not succeeding for my ears.

Spin Underground60+ tech house singles and some scratching material up to 2019

Spring Theory There's a little more than average house music going on here in this small catalog of 13 titles w/ nice album art, up to 2018. A little. See also Archie Pelago and Row Records to bump up the numbers significantly

Spyro Rock en español that fails to tempt me despite some 99-cent full length albums, 2011-2020 in 15 titles

Squinty Bass One solitary LP sounds pretty nice; I'm not going to try all the singles, which include some from 2019.

Stagz Jazz Names of songs are the most interesting thing about them, almost all by the titular band with only one LP and an EP to be considered significant, seems to be closer to house music overall in 12 titles up to 2019

Stahlplatten Does being Swiss mean higher quality techno? Sampling these 58 titles, mostly EP singles up to 2019, suggests that it does not.

Star Music 75 titles up to 2020 in salsa and other Latin folk with the top seller a Children's album

Start Studios Srl The small catalog of 14 up to 2019 doomed this one as much as the general cheesiness of the Italian pop. One hip-hop LP and a piano pop EP can't make me hope that the singles will help rescue this one.

Stell Over 1000 titles up to 2019 sit uncomfortably next to each other in trance, hip-hop and ambient, mainly from Arctica in the latter case.

Stentorian 26 titles of techno, mostly two-track EP singles. 2018-21.

Stereofly 91 two-track electronic singles dancey or poppy up to 2019

Steyoyoke & Steyoyoke Black If you can explain to me the difference in sound between the two labels, consider yourself a techno god or goddess

Still Music Some good value in these 42 house titles up to 2019 that do at least try to spice things up a bit.

Streetlab 94 titles of house & tech house, mostly EP singles & actual singles about moving, grooving, love, partying, etc. up to 2021

Stripped Down House fatigue hits me hard in 2020. I think this might actually be above average, but I have no time for it. 16 titles of good value from 2018-29

Stockholm LTD I wanted this to be other than generic techno.

StolicaOnly two LPs, and the singles are mostly hip-hop or techno. Some fairly dark and slightly better produced stuff compared to other Russian labels. 47 titles up to 2020

Studio 31There's pride at having a home studio, and then there's this Middle-East pop "label" whose album art tends to be mugshots of the guests of said home studio. 43 singles all from 2018. Remove the space between Studio and 31 for fifteen more

SuandaTrance with a self-important historical record, up to 2019.

SubDivizion 26 rather nondescript techno titles from 2014-19

SugarBomb Stray alt. rock and pop, including what an eMusic search comes up with for "James Taylor". Laughably generic song titles abound and prices are high for EPs. 2015-17 in 16 titles

Subsist The thought of subsisting on this techno for any length of time is frightening.

Suite Soprano Hip-hop en espańol with a single 2019 & 2020 artist among 24 titles. Add MandalaREC. for five more and GDF for four from Pablo M

Sundance 18 electronic titles up to 2019 trying to milk the same dry melodies one more time. Some trance, some 8-bit.

Sunset Pop electronica that wants very badly to be pop music but is just very bad. 12 EP singles from 2012-2018.

Sun Station In the 1990s, I would've found the variety of trance here exciting. Now it's just a cut above monotony. 30 titles ending in 2017.

Super Discos Mostly Latin singles, with a few rock, electronic, and folk EPs and LPs for 99 cents. Overall, these are loose and all over the map, in need of more production, about what you'd expect from tne lazy album covers. 38 titles up to 2020

Supreme Music260+ titles of drum & bass EPs that like to compile themselves, up to 2019

Surbeats House with various gimmicks in vain attempts to spice it up. 110+ titles up to 2019. 185 abundantly from 2021

SUTYXIVE Small Russian hip-hop label achieves the difficult task of being interesting without understanding what they're rapping. All from 2019 or 2020. I'm the happy owner of the NoNamezzz album for 99 cents but not sure I'd buy anything else, despite low prices.

Svetlana Novojilova ShulguinaLatin, gospel, soul, folk oldies, often by famous people the average person will have heard of. 152 titles.

Sweet Sounds Apt, if they mean the sickeningly sweet stink of rancid garbage. Some of the worst I've heard on eMusic in most genres. 55 titles with one 2018 single and only up to 2011 before that.

Swish MGMT/France Some pretty explicit R&B and hip-hop, sometimes in French. Ten titles with a compilation, a couple LPs among singles otherwise from 2013-16. Add the six on Miseducated Records, LLC to get up to 2019

Synchronic Recordings Techno up to 2019 with a few LPs among 100+ titles

Syncopate Afterhours 91 titles of EDM with one of its EP singles highly rated. Updating in 2020.

Szpadyzor Polish rap from 2002-2015, 28 titles, most look "explicit" and probably not available at Wal-Mart. I'd love to hear a pronunciation lesson on the label name.

Take It Or Leave It Most will probably leave it, but Slavic music definitely has its hidden gems and virtuosity, especially the old Orkestars among a massive 244-strong catalog w/ unreliable dates.

Take My Space 150+ pretty generic EDM actual singles & EPs from 2019-2020

TARO Techno that flirts with industrial noise, up to 2019 in 33 titles, mostly EP singles and compilations

Tasty The Chinese number of death, 444 titles up to 2019 are of no interest to me, for their singular dance formula

Tatun Water down sabor Latino until it's bland enough to be house music, and in 77 titles up to 2019, this is what you'll have

Tech Up Feel the beat that doesn't stop until 2015.

Techgnosis Gnostic techno, up to 2019.

33 The fact that these 280+ tech house EPs up to 2019 exist for sale must mean that there was demand for them, or they wouldn't have been supplied, right. The 2020 house music shortage is right around the corner. Capping output at 33 wasn't possible, but maybe 333?

TrendRussian pop and hip-hop with some LPs in 16 titles up to 2019 and strongly reinforcing gender roles where men are to be hard-sounding, quasi-hip-hop MCs and women are to be alluring sex objects over electronica. The trend starts young indeed

Trumpton What a great time to have your record company named that, amIrite? Pop, rock, and some punk

3Sugarz House music by black people

3024 Electronic, with mostly singles and a few full lengths. Much is rated in 27 titles ending in 2016

TempleFolk and Celtic.

Ten Toes Turbo Electronic label has the decency not to label its EPs singles, but they all seem to be EPs, so I don't know if I prefer that or not now.

THaF General electronica. EPs up to 2019 without much distinction.

The Third Movement Hardcore techno is obnoxious, but there's too much to ignore! 225 titles up to 2019

This and That 30 or so tech house EP singles up to 2019

This Is Music Looks like middling electronica, mostly singles.

300 Producciones On first glance looks more interesting than it turns out to be, with lots of unmarked singles. Rock en español with the 2019 album by Julieta Rada being the sole highlight. Add the middling funk and rock of Riviere

THT-Телесеть / Первое музыкальное Издательство Russian singing pageantry TV contestants can be yours to own at last! 2019 titles galore among 194 of them

Thug World Entertainment It is a small world of rap, and one with only a few artists in it.

Thunder Minimal techno with that beat we just can't get enough of, up to 2019, in 200+ almost all EP singles. Add the six on Retrospective Zoology

Time to Express To oonce or not to oonce, that is the question that only time and clicking can answer here.

Tip Records Trance with colorful album art, 100+ titles up to 2019

Tip Tap Harmless techno not trying to change the world or win anyone over, 134 EPs ending in 2018.

TOV Productions Latin oldies in 201 titles mainly from the 60s to the 80s

Trafalgar13 Short, mostly single soundtracks to Latin short films.

Traktoria 350+ house and techno singles, mostly Italian and from a very small number of artists, up to 2019.

Transcendent If ever there were a need for a label's music to live up to its name, this would be it. And it doesn't, despite high ratings

Tulipa 180+ tech house EP singles ending in 2018.

TurnItUp Muzik Electronic on the poppier side, precisely the kind I'd want to turn down. 80+ titles, apparently all singles, up to 2019.

Uplink Audio Did you order some electronica EPs and singles? They've arrived via uplink.

Ursl Techno & house with very colorful album covers that don't enliven the music, up to 2019.

Taïaut 15 mediocre singles of synth-rock from 2020 and only two artists

THT Some of the worst reggae I've ever heard, with one album glitching and making all tracks three seconds long. The one labeled house music by AshbaCrew is so terrible I almost like it.

21st Century Blues Let's make sure the new century is a blue one, shall we? 17 titles from 2001 to 2017, mostly by Chris Thomas King

Tech Recordings 60 house/techno EPs ending in 2018, and the label's done all it can to avoid surprises

TeleYoli SoundStudio Put the hip-hop here from Bejo together with that from Prieto Gang on Flow M. Mucho Rap C.A for a lot of español rapping...40+ titles in total up to 2019.

Tenampa Nearly 100 tech house albums and EPs could be great but I'll never sample them. 2011-20.

tequila folk pop en español is middling and mostly singles in a mere 15 titles from 2018-19. 7 more by Arranquemos del invierno. Add eight Brazilian hip-hop titles on 999 and seven in Latin techno on Ohxalá. 7 more singles on Planeta Kizomba.

3.Stock Entertainment Low-grade hard rock instrumentals with keyboards make Oryan almost interesting enough to want to explore these 13 titles up to 2019, but not quite. The Leitwolf guy at least looks different.

Thot Records Merely eight hip-hop titles en español and French from 2007-11.

Thug Boyz Entertainment Not sure if this gangsta rap is too hard for me or just not good. Leaning towards the latter. 22 titles up to 2019.

Titanium DigitalsPretty poor excuse for a record label. One French pop EP, random techno singles, and some equally random pop vocalists add up to 22 titles from 2005-2012 without rhyme or reason.

TOCO RECORDINGS 90 EDM singles are on the generic side, ending in 2017

Tombstone 460+ titles, mostly by a DJ Tomsten from 2019 in singles and two-track EPs I'm just not going to try.

Tonkind 66 tech house and techno EP singles good value if you like the sound, up to 2019

Top Pick I'm all for ghetto pride and/or using music to get out of poverty or stay busy doing things other than making mischief, but I do wish the rap vocabulary on this label would expand beyond typical cussing and misogyny. 14 singles and a mixtape from 2015-2018.

Trackoholic Music Group, LLC 17 hip-hop singles and a couple LPs by Cam James. 2014-19. Add the 28 singles on V Sconney REG Entertainment LLC, four on No Days Off Music Group LLC, and five more LPs on The Black Label Group LLC

Transatlantyk Small collection of worthwhile, experimental electronic EPs, though some are just techno. 14 titles from 2014-17

Translucent Well, we can definitely see through this label's 170+ techno EP singles. Up to 2019 and perhaps slightly more interesting than average.

Transmit Recordings 100+ techno singles and EPs up to 2019.

Trap Gold 124 titles may contain actual MCs, but most of the singles I sampled were just beats. Some LPs also up to 2019

Trashz Recordz Acid techno with a few LPs and longer EPs labeled as singles among its 88 titles up to 2019, but what it coulr really use is more Zzs.

trau-ma Another techno label with 70+ EP singles up to 2019 that might have appealed to me in the early 1990s

Traxx Another thousand slap dashed together haphazardly. 1684 titles up to 2019

Treadways Calling the trance on the EP here ambient is unforgivable. 11 titles with one other artist from 2017-18.

Tree House Creations LLC That's one naughty treehouse they're in, creating these 12 hip-hop titles from 2015-19

Treesare Russian and other rock that looks fairly interesting. Quite cheesily disappointing on sampling 42 titles up to 2020

Trepertre Srl Paola & Chiara, sometimes separately and sometimes together, flaunt what they've got on the covers of neo-disco and dancey electronica from Italy in 18 mostly singles and long maxi-singles from 2007-15.

Tres Records Highly rated hip-hop does not appear to be in Spanish. 14 titles from 2005-11.

Trifecta Music Empire Some interesting beats, but these 13 titles of hip-hop from 2016-20 don't really appeal to me.

Trinitee Urban 71 titles updating in 2020 that I wish someone would buy if it'd help eMusic get labels back that I care about. Goodness gracious, though, these semi-famous people are not my cup of tea.

Trippy Cat On the plus side, most of these 50+ house EPs up to 2020 are long for 99 cents. On the negative side, everthing else about them.

Triquinoise Aggressive rock en espanol and plenty of other Latin-sourced non-world music. Mostly 20th century, some fairly old, 58 titles including some jazz.

TRRR Discos Rock, synth-pop, and not very interesting electronica from Spain, I think. 107 titles all from 2018?

TuneCloud Large selection of Russian trance mislabeled as house and other electronic, mostly singles. 318 titles ending in 2017

TunePal 117 titles and growing in 2020 of horrible PRC rave techno with an MC going by The New Monkey, with one spineless EP of post-rock, inexplicably.

294 81 tech house single EPs ending in 2018

Two Stones Mostly reggae, sometimes en español, sometimes in English, mostly singles. Ranging from 2018-20 and of no interest on sampling much of it.

U.N.T. Entertainment Christian hip-hop? Add the 20+ by "Biblical Jones" on All Star Tracks LLC

UFO Attack 107 house singles, v/a compilations, & the occasional two-track EP might be about average, mid-2010s to 2021.

Under Noize 501 techno singles up to 2019, many actual singles

Under Pressure (Belgium) Ten techno EP singles from 2010-15. Combine with six more of the same on Ghoststyle Records (Belgium) from 2014-19 and seven on Connected Records Holland, three pop singles on A-Town Records Netherlands

Under Voice 16 trance titles, sometimes miscategorized, from 2012-2018. Add ten somewhat spiced up electronic dance singles on Ent Our House

Unicornio Lots of Latin old cheese here, but also some interesting world music. Lázaro Ros looks very different from the others on the label. Not quite 100 titles mainly from the turn of the 21st century and well before, w/ at least one claiming to be from 2017

Universe Axiom Aggressive electronica (mainly drum & bass it seems) in a large catalog of 253 mostly EP singles up to 2019.

Unknown Territory Generic techno is all to well known, up to 2019.

Unpause Mostly but hardly all singles in occasionally groovy techno might have been interesting in the early 1990s, but from 2016-2019 I struggle to think of anyone who hasn't heard all this before. 49 titles.

Unwanted Brandon Wolf Hill and collaborators have higher production values than most, but the hip-hop here is stunted by tired rhymes and an elementary school vocabulary. Maybe I just sampled the wrong tracks, but the label name might be all too accurate. 15 titles from 2017-18.

UPAWA Punk, and at least one reggae album. Add the six on Poison Air Media from 2015

Upon You House & techno, mostly 99-cent EPs, 178 titles up to 2019. Covers look interesting, but the music is not very. Possibly a candidate for exploration to upgrade to a higher tier, but who has the time?

UR-MUSIC Not gonna lie. There's a lot of crap on this one, but maybe sorting through hundreds of horrible albums for one interesting one is fun for you?

Urban Media Digital 80 titles of pop and hip-hop en español, mostly singles up to 2019. Add Chesy B. for seven more

Urban Recording Techno that's more compelling than average, but it's annoying that many singles say "EP" on their covers. 40 titles end in 2016

Urban Sound of Amsterdam House. Its sound is house. 29 EP singles up to 2019.

URC Records 13 cheesy looking old folk and pop en español albums surely much older than 2018-19

Utopic Royal Trap en español and pop otherwise in 25 singles, some unlabeled, up to 2019. Add 13 more on Tr4p Music

Uveefeuve Singles and two-track EPs of some of the worst pop en español I've heard on the site. But, hey, it's new! 44 titles abundantly from 2019.

Vacula Productions A mere seven metal titles from 2017-18 but with some artists on other labels to pad

Vaderecord Some interesting album art, but just the usual minimal techno EP singles. 99 of them, ending in 2017

Valcrond Video Techno that seems just a little bit off, and not necessarily in an interesting or good way. 17 titles from 2013-17.

Valencia Put these seven Latin pop singles with the four from Tony Baleri for significant straining for pop from different directions. Five more on Hondu Music Records.LLC

Vaderecord Low-grade tech house. 100 titles ending in 2017

Valor 30 titles in hip-hop just a little too hard for me to be interested, despite varied, good production. Zuse is where I'd start to reconsider. 2008-2020

Vectiva Trance singles mostly, possibly Latin-sourced. Well over 200 titles up to 2019.

VectoRecords 2.0 I must be an original VectoRecords kind of guy. 200+ tech house EP singles from 2009-2017. I guess it will take version 3.0 to get us to the present day.

Vegetal Vigilance 19 techno EPs with good value for 99 cents but little of distinction in sound, up to 2019

Vende Hip-hop en español with a lot from 2019. Some is interesting. A bit of rock, reggae, and other stuff sprinkled in among 150+ titles. Add Artéria Futura for nine more singles in Portuguese. 223 up to 2020.

Very Clever Twelve titles in rock but merely one LP up to 2020. There are some enthusiastic fans of smooth pop rock giving out high ratings like candy, but I don't hear anything special or appealing on sampling. Add Save Your Generation for eight more whose sound is as prosaic as band names like Lawnmower and Backpacks imply, not committing to punk, emo, or grunge but kinda floating between them.

Veryverywrongindeed 37 titles in tech house with b&w album art and some ratings ending in 2013.

Viking Trance 154 trance title that can only be enjoyable if accompanied by imagining vikings at a rave, up to 2021

Vir Spanish regionalism with attitude in a mere 8 titles from 2007-15,more electronic than I remember. Didn't like any of it on sampling. Add 20 by Dean Omori on The Art of Protest, though it is entirely unrelated.

Vision & Vitality Entertainment Decidedly not my favorite hip-hop label. The MCs have a one-or-two-track mind but stretch those themes over several LPs in 12 titles up to 2019. Combine these with the four titles on Multi Vision Entertainment Network LLC

Vitalistik Techno that shoots for novelty and may very rarely succeed if you have time to dig through 79 titles ending in 2016

Vizual The usual house and electronic selection.

Vodka Cat A lot of titles for only a few artists. Synthy-pop.

Voice Music Old school metal somehow got lumped with Bollywood soundtracks in 120+ titles ending in 2018. I'm not going to sort them out.

Voll Schoen Quirky electronica with a visual theme over eight releases. Different sounds over the usual beat. Now 11 up to 2020, but I've lost interest, despite all being 99 cents

Volume Berlin 30 techno EP singles on the harder side with plenty from 2019

Vortex-Records Delivers exactly what it promises, a vortex of 170+ house singles up to 2019.

VOXPOPARTS 58 titles up to 2019 in techno a small step above generic.

VRBL Ten titles with one EP to scrape the lower reaches of significance in hip-hop and beats from 2017-19.

VTT COMM CAST At least a couple of the LPs among the singles here are crosslisted under dubstep and trance, a pretty unusual combination. I can sort of hear it, but that doesn't mean it's well executed or I think it's a good idea. Small catalog of 23 and only three artists ends in 2018.

Vynkel House In case you need to go over to Vynkel House to get some house music, know that there are 121 titles ending in 2017.

Walnut Grooves 22 sub-mediocre rock titles, many titular to the label, from 2014-16

Wave Records 409 titles of EDM, mostly from 2020 and ep singles are their stock in trade

We Are Genius Nothing wrong with hyping oneself up in principle, I suppose, but these techno EP singles don't live up to it or their sometimes high ratings to me. I might want to sample to compare 3, 4, and 5-star rated techno EPs, but my curiosity ends there. 27 in total, from 2010-13

We Go Deep Luka features prominently among 60+ titles up to 2019 in light techno.

We Made It One gospel album and then a mere 11 other African pop singles from 2015-19

We Most EDM ep singles from 2012-15. 211 of them neither bad nor great as far as I can tell.

Webuildmachines Techno label has more LPs than usual, offering subtly different techno, but subtlety isn't going to wow me. 39 titles up to 2019

Wefine 18 techno EPs with the "highlight" being a full album by the very mildly cleverly named "Dependance", 2017-22.

Well Rounded Just over a dozen electronic EPs from 2009-13 with an unusual portion rated

Wolfrage actually the first label in any genre I've seen to have more than 1000 titles, and quite a lot more at 1476 and apparently updating in 2019. Even looking for non-singles would take several minutes, so I'm going to call it trancey techno and move on.

Wizard People the average person may have heard of: Three Dog Night, Rick Springfield, and a few more in ten titles

What Ever Not Twelve house techno EPs ending in 2017.

White Delta Mostly but far from all singles, electronica.

WHITE MUSIC Electronic singles mostly; they like to put the artist's face on the cover.

Whitemusic Remove the space and gain almost 700 Latin hip-hop en español unlabeled singles up to 2020

Wonderwall Well produced electronic singles, 21 in total, up to 2019

WoNKed Electronic singles by the numbers, up to 2019, of interest to those who want 20 versions of the same track, try "Yazuza". A few EPs and LPs by Super Sapien get atmospheric before kicking the beat. Lots of v/a comps too in 44 titles 2018-19.

Woods 'n Bass' Interesting album art and track titles make the average techno on offer in these 14 titles from 2009-2014 all the more disappointing, even if they're 99 cents and long.

Woun That some of these EP singles are drum & bass and not just generic house and techno is not enough to be of interest when there are so many options. 117 titles from the 2010s ending in 2018.

Wydawnictwo Muzyczne FOLK Quite simply the most horrible trash ever to be called pop music. Not compilations, and therefore these nearly 700 titles from Poland, abundantly from 2019, are significant. I'd rather listen to Wesley Willis' backing track.

X/OZ Techno evocative of cold desolation can have its five titles from 2017-19 paired with the three on Subwax Bcn to approach significance.

XBS Anyone who wants to click through 229 electronic singles could do worse than these; "Accordion" is at least distinctive in the pole position. Up to 2021 if you look carefully, but mostly 2015-16.

The Xiii Campaign Besides the all-too-common sin of overusuing voice processing, the two main artists on this label of 14 titles up to 2019 rap about an N-word guy being unable to shave a goat, have $-signs replacing an S in their names, and turned 36 minutes of music into a 2-disc set.

Xino-Xano Two Latin artists in nine titles from the mid-2010s up to 2019 in rock

Xtrasolar A mishmash of house and the painfully War on Drugs-lite of HiFi Duke in 21 titles from 2009-17.

XYX proof I don't just fawn over any synth-pop with female vocalists for 99 cents. 20 titles, mostly singles up to 2019

Yaiza 177 titles in techno and tech house. If you've read all the way down to here, consider me impressed. 2012-17 approximately, and I don't care how wrong that range is.

YavoroWonder Trance up to 2019, but might as well be 1989.

Yo Hood Entertainment, LLC A mere four hip-hop titles need pairing with four more up to 2019 on Web Gang Records LLC. Add the 23 by Madman the Greatest on Playaz Cliq up to 2019 and 15 by JTuKC on Mizzouri Luvs Co. Ent.

YT Rocket Salsa & Latin pop that looks questionable.

Zenfica Pop singles tinged with African and Christian elements. 37 titles from 2017-18. Add the 8 by Muyiwa & Riversongs on Riversongs Music/Fakosa to bring it up to 2019

Zenzontle 36 techno EPs and singles up to 2019

ZeonRussian electropop singles with slightly higher production value but definitely the same concept and aesthetic as Eurotrash anywhere. 30 titles up to 2019, almost all singles, and the ones not labeled as such tend to have two measly tracks.

Zepedabros Sixteen Latin rock and folk singles up to 2019. Either generic or cheesy, La Salamandra dominates. Add 24 cheesy French albums by Luis Llach

Zero Loud Hispanic rock and other rock. 30 titles up to 2020 that now look more like hip-hop and not very Hispanic

Zillah Muzik 31 titles whose somewhat distinctive techno is overshadowed by what looks like family bonding on the bestselling album covers. Up to 2021.

Zodiac Cartel Almost all from 2018-19, but house with similar album covers leads one to suspect the music will be samey too.

Zoo Connection House, trance, and other EDM two-track singles only from 2017-18 in 18 titles

Zoom Comically cheesy German synth pop, supposedly from early 2010s, but that's hard to believe. Album art doesn't seem to be loading.

Zotano Records LLC Hip-hop en español in 21 titles, all from 2018, straining to be poppy but lacking the production and generally getting too hard.

zyx/discomagic If a label of mostly disco thinks it can survive, it had better be Italian. Note that plain old "zyx" has 800+ titles but is disqualified from significance by the proportion of trash compilations.

Издательство «Хорошая музыка»Russian pop on the older, folksier side but still with some hip-hop thrown in among 15 titles up to 2019. 28 up to 2020.

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