Open Records is a progressive, techno, minimal music label intended to create a base for Australian electronic music, artists & DJs on the international stage.
Founded in the lush tropical paradise of Cairns in 2006- they have expanded to include representatives in the major dance centers of Australia & across the world such as Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Finland, Israel & New Zealand to name a few.
The Open Records sound is not categorized by genre-definitions or beatport catagories, instead taking elements from a broad range of electronic styles, including progressive house, trance, techno, electro, tribal & minimal - winding them together with a characteristic deep rhythmic groove, spacious atmospheres, hypnotic bass-grooves & focus on intelligent, cutting-edge musicality & production.
2008 saw the label move forward in leaps and bounds, with not only its hit compilation Festivus, but a series of digital only releases that featured on the playlists of the world’s biggest DJs and on charts like Beatport.com, Release Promo and Progressivehouse.com/MyPromoPool.
2009 sees more exciting projects on the way, with not only a new compilation on the boil from Suspekt & Woodsman, but another from Paul Abad & Solatek as well. The CDs will be complimented by a string of digital EPs from top level artists, including Kasey Taylor, Solead, Spikers, D-Sens, SQL, Urban Monkeys, A Balter, R.E.Z. and Continuum.
As well as their ever-increasing artist roster, they have a strong team of Australian DJ talent which all offer their own interpretation of the Open Records sound.
This allows them to perform in a variety of applications, while still maintaining a tight label network that stretches up and down the entire East Coast of the country.
Open also hosts a monthly club night in Cairns at Cadence Nightclub, one of the city's premier indoor venues.
So far the night has hosted respected acts such as Lutzenkirchen, D-Nox, Dousk, Kasey Taylor, DJ Schwa and Fiord among others, establishing it as one of the biggest and most respected underground dance nights in Far North Queensland.
Open Records will continue to strive to bring the very best in electronic dance music to both Australia & the world.
The simple philosophy of “music-first” ensures every project they embark on is of the highest standard, paving the way for their strong base of talent to leave their mark on the international stage.
Open Records – forward-thinking progressive music for the festival dancefloor.
A&R and Label Management: Ian Young & Jesse Kuch
Collaborating Artists: Wombat, Fiord, Brisker & Magitman, RPO, Interpulse, GMJ, Kasey Taylor, Population Zero, R.E.Z., Spikers, SQL, Kriminal Groove, Freakslum, Population Zero, D-Sens, Shades Of Gray, A. Balter, Funkform, Rhythm Nectar & heaps more.
DJs: Suspekt (Cairns), Woodsman (Cairns), Motive (Melbourne), Paul Abad (Brisbane), Gav Martin (Melbourne), Solatek (Cairns), Drewan (Cairns) and Eegor (Sydney).
Artwork & Graphics by Jason Rawlings. Mastering by Slow-Burning Studios, Liquid Mixes, Orm Studios and Preference Mastering. Additional support from (and big respect to!) Jayz from Germany... for just doing what you do!!!
For bookings of Open Records DJs & Artists - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.open-records.net