Electric Deluxe 2008 - Present
Six years and over 30 releases later Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe is as vibrant as ever. From humble beginnings the boutique label has blossomed into a first-class station for electronic music that’s both functional and thought provoking. It has become the home for established artists to experiment beyond their usual parameters, a testing ground for new projects, and a platform for innovative methods in the production, consumption and packaging of modern dance music.
Electric Deluxe prides itself in fast moving technology, creativity and developing new ways of thinking. The tools component that accompanies much of the label’s discography has revolutionised the digital consumption of its releases, breaking the records down into parts to be reinvented anew. As for the vinyl heads, the label’s sleek design approach that has been in place since the beginning—courtesy of resident graphic artist Jan Willem van den ban—has made every release distinct and thoroughly collectable. The same care and experimentation has carried over to the label’s merchandise in the form of a growing range of bespoke items that now stock the Electric Deluxe shop.
In May 2009 Electric Deluxe spawned its own bi-monthly podcast. At over 100 episodes long it has become an exceptional and timeless bank of music, selected by leaders and up-and-coming figures in the electronic music scene. Names like Richard Devine, Surgeon, The Black Dog, DVS1, Polar Inertia, Atom and Vatican Shadow have all delved deep into their musical psyche to extract the weird and unexpected under the Electric Deluxe banner; delivered alongside far out introversions from our own roster cast: Terence Fixmer, Tommy Four Seven, Giorgio Gigli,Perc, and Edit Select to name a few.
Since April 2008 Electric Deluxe Presents (EDP) has been running in tangent with the label, providing a convergent point for its roster, like-minded electronic acts and—most importantly—its fans..