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Cleveland City Records

Post by jonny » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:09 pm

http://www.discogs.com/label/6533-Cleve ... ty-Records

Many see labels like Strictly Rhythm,etc,etc are being the premier House music label in the 90;s and of course it is a classic label, but Cleveland City IMO was one of the most underrated labels on the House scene, on one of my random YouTube sessions through the old skool i unearthed a load of classics on this superb label id forgotten about / hadn't heard in years , one of my favourites is the mid 90's progressive house classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrhBQ4Rsm3s

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by Thrash » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:25 pm

Screen II, Chubby Chunks & Rhyme Tyme Productions... Tremendous tunage.

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by Richruffcut » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:48 pm

Direct 2 Disc - don't stop was my fav on the label

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by MikeW » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:36 am

Great label, some of them sound a tad dated, but there are quite a few tunes on Cleveland City that you could still drop today (e.g. Chubby Chunks). I always loved the Jon Da Silva & McReady mix of Hey Mr DJ, top breakbeat tune.

Obviously made to look like an American house label with the label design and name, but was actually named after this delightful street in Wolverhampton (Cleveland Street) where Ruby Red Records used to be situated:

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by cozza » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:30 pm

Chubby Chunks Vols 1 and 2 never left my record box back in the mid 90s - both amazing releases

.. and I bought some Cleveland City slipmats back in 1995 .. and still have them on my 1210s 20 years later :)

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by Paul Zykotik » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:40 pm

Was digging through these on Discogs the other day. Most not to my taste but there's a few good ones in there. Direct 2 Disc - Don't Stop as mentioned above, and this one is great:


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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by enfield_paul » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:56 am

DIeRCT 2 DC - MORNING

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by MikeW » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:45 am

cozza wrote: .. and I bought some Cleveland City slipmats back in 1995 .. and still have them on my 1210s 20 years later :)
I had some too - wish I still did...

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by Elusive9T2 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:01 am

I got the first 30 or so on vinyl, all the cd singles & albums
I love this label, it was my a big part of my transition from hardcore in 94
The producers of these records were obviously ex hardcore heads, you can hear it in the production
Alot of the tracks still retaining alot of the hardcore elements, breakbeats, big rave synthetic. ...etc etc

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by otbiz » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:55 am

enfield_paul wrote:DIeRCT 2 DC - MORNING
Yep Morning is a top tune

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by MikeW » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:28 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote: The producers of these records were obviously ex hardcore heads, you can hear it in the production
Alot of the tracks still retaining alot of the hardcore elements, breakbeats, big rave synthetic. ...etc etc
I agree, lots of ravey stabs etc.

I think the guy who did the Love Revolution tunes on Network was involved in the label?

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Re: Cleveland City Records

Post by jonny » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:05 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote:I got the first 30 or so on vinyl, all the cd singles & albums
I love this label, it was my a big part of my transition from hardcore in 94
The producers of these records were obviously ex hardcore heads, you can hear it in the production
Alot of the tracks still retaining alot of the hardcore elements, breakbeats, big rave synthetic. ...etc etc

indeed , this is probably one of the reasons why i think it's such a good label, never really became as big as it should have become though.

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