Production House

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London record label set up in 1987 by Phil Fearon, formerly of Brit-funk act Galaxy, with help from Laurie Jago. Primarily orientated towards hardcore and rave music, the self-distributed imprint rose…
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London record label set up in 1987 by Phil Fearon, formerly of Brit-funk act Galaxy, with help from Laurie Jago. Primarily orientated towards hardcore and rave music, the self-distributed imprint rose to prominence in 1992 via the success of Acen ("Trip II The Moon") and Baby D ("Let Me Be Your Fantasy"), both of which reached the top of the national dance music charts and also broke the mainstream listings. Solo artist Acen (b. Tottenham, London, England) had been unlucky not to do so previously with "Close Your Eyes", which sold 25,000 copies without ever entering the charts. In the event "Trip II To The Moon", Production House's 42nd release, would be the one to bring them their first hit. Other notable signings include the House Crew ("Keep The Fire Burning" and "We Are Hardcore"), Nino ("Future Of Latin", from Terry "The Chocolate Prince" Jones), Brothers Grimm's ("Field Of Dreams" and "Exodus" - which sampled Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells") and X Static ("Ready To Go"). A subsidiary outlet, Special Reserve, was also founded to house swingbeat and soul material, beginning with MC Juice's "Freak In Me".