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Eightball Records
New York record label famous for its mellow approach to house music.

the label was established in 1990 by Alex Kaplan then a videomaker & DJ Smash (Whine Hunter) with A&R head Kevin Williams, a veteran of the New York club scene.

It was Kaplan who recorded the label’s debut single , Napoleon-Soul O’s “Come On Girl”, a jazzy , funky house tune that set out Eightball’s stall.

Artists and producers were subsequently recruited and acquired by word of mouth.

As well as stalwarts such as Joie Cardwell (“Goodbye”, “If We Try”, “Trouble'”) and Lectroluv (Fred Jorio) Jazz Not Jazz (DJ Smash Whine Hunter) Intoxication & Sax In The Ozone (Robert Aaron)

The label became a gateway for many top producers of today…

The label is equally famous for its t-shirts and merchandising , its logo still being among the most popular in the UK.

Other prominent recording arrived from African Dreams, Groove Thing, Wall of Sound, Screaming Rachael and Mack’s Vibe ” I Can Let You Go” (Al Mack)

Born in 1990, reborn in 2013

– Eighball Records – New York

The Values

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Eightball also has The Empire State records , deep house subsidiary label and had its own record store in New York’s East Village.

House Music

House Music

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

Tech House

Tech House

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

Deep House

Deep House

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

Dance Music

Dance Music

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

New York

NYC Traditions

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

Techno

Techno

EightBall Records

New York tradition of Dance Music

Our Story

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The beginning

Eightball Records was a vinyl store that started in the early 90’s. Soon it launched the label that quickly generated a lot of buzz around their releases from the likes of Joi Cardwell & Mood II Swing, pioneering the classic New York garage sound.

Searching our style

Around the end of the 90’s Eightball started to release a darker tribal house sound influenced by the Tenaglia/Vasquez era that was going on and moved into a new era of New York sound.

New Generation

As of 2013 they have re-emerged on the digital market. In 2014 several re-releses of the old catalogue were issued in all major digital stores. First 2014 remix was ‘Serving’ O-vahness’ remix of Tim Rex – Relentless, a NYC tribal classic followed by Debbie Harry – Command & Obey with mixes by ‘Serving’ O-vahness’ and former Thunderpuss’s Barry Harris.

The remixes of the old catalogue continued in 2016 with Brian Serving Ovahness remix of Lectroluv “Dominator” and Cajjmere Wray “The Girl!”Fired Up”.

about Eightball records, New York.

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