Wednesday, 23 November 2011

FANCY A FREE SQUATTERS FIX?..

Champion Records, The Squatters
Happy days! Champion Records are giving away a free track courtesy of The Squatters!
All you have to do is 'like' the Champion Records facebook page and you will be directed to a download link-

http://www.facebook.com/championrecords

What's the track?
The Squatters - Higher (Flask Remix)

Bag the original release *HERE*

Who are Champion Records?

If ever there was a blueprint for how to survive and succeed as an independent label in the UK then surely Champion Records must be it. Champion was started in 1980 by Mel Medalie and is probably one of the oldest record companies with the same management/ownership in music. Champion is an independent label based in NW London that has been running for 28 years with a staff of which has never excee...ded 6 people as the office is small.

In 1982 Champion hired its first employee, an 18 year old named Paul Oakenfold who had been working as messenger boy in New York. Champion Records aimed at releasing underground club tunes, Hip Hop, Rare Grooves, Jazz & Soul tracks as well as uplifting House tunes on 12” vinyl originally found and licensed from the USA. Tunes like Spank ‘Oh Baby’, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince ‘Girls Ain’t Nothin’ But Trouble’, Salt ‘N Pepa ‘Push it’ & Rene & Angela ‘Secret Rendezvous’.

As musical taste evolved Champion aligned itself with the early house and garage movement. It produced iconic tracks including Raze’s ‘Break 4 Love’, Robin S ‘Show Me Love’, Sandy B ‘Make The World Go Round’, Kristine W ‘Feel What You Want’ & Sybil ‘Don’t Make me Over’. These then turned into some of the most famous & credible artists in the world along with DJ’s like Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler, Junior Vasquez and Stonebridge.

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