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Astralwerks: Misc



Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Headquarters: New York, NY

Founded: ?

Founded by: men in suits

Link: Official Site



Active Roster

  • 101ers
  • 22-20's
  • A Band of Bees
  • Adaptation
  • Air
  • Alpha
  • Alpinestars
  • Aquanote
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Athlete
  • Audio Bullys
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Cedric Brooks
  • Basement Jaxx
  • Be Bop Deluxe
  • Beta Band
  • Blue Six
  • Buzzin'Fly
  • Caesars
  • Cassius
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Clinton
  • The Concretes
  • Constant Elevation
  • Graham Coxon
  • Crydamoure
  • Dimitri From Paris
  • The Dissociatives
  • DJ Deep
  • The Doves
  • Brian Eno
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Fluke
  • Freq.Beats
  • Gabin
  • Gong
  • David Guetta
  • H Foundation
  • Terry Hall
  • Ed Harcourt
  • Gemma Hayes
  • The Human League
  • The Juan Maclean
  • Juliet
  • k-os
  • King Biscuit Time
  • Kings of Concenience
  • Kraftwerk
  • Lazy Dog
  • Sondre Lerche
  • Les Rythmes Digitales
  • Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample
  • Mali Music
  • Medicine
  • Miguel Migs
  • Miss Kittin
  • Motorbass
  • My House in Montmartre
  • Naked Music Catalog
  • Neu!
  • Beth Orton
  • Erlend Oye
  • Phoenix
  • Photek
  • Placebo
  • Plastilina Mosh
  • Primal Scream
  • QBurns Abstract Message
  • Radio 4
  • Respect is Burning
  • Richard X
  • Royskopp
  • Simian
  • The Golden Republic
  • The Sleepy Jackson
  • Splendor
  • Son Cubano
  • Sourcelab
  • T-Love
  • Tranquility Bass
  • Total Lee
  • Turin Brakes
  • Uberzone
  • VHS or Beta
  • Cosmo Vitellio
  • Wall of Sound
  • West Indian Girl

Inactive Roster

Key Releases

Too many to list.


New York's Astralwerks, while releasing albums by some quality artists, is somewhat of a major label ploy. As you probably know, they are marketed as an independent label, though in reality they are owned by Virgin/EMI, which makes it... well, dependent. Basically, it's an outlet for the bigwigs to release more diverse albums by maybe not the most marketable artists to consumers with tastes that wouldn't attract them to Virgin/EMI. So, does being the illegitmate bastard child of the majors discredit Astralwerks... well that is up to your own personal tastes, but first take a look at their associations. They have a "collaborative release" deal with the DFA and Honest Jons, two very respectable labels that are piggybacking the semi-major label to reach a wider audience (which, i guess, makes them quarter-major or something). So remember, Astralwerks may not have the most indie-cred.. or really any at all, but the music business is simply that, business. They also own Caroline Records.

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