Guidance Recordings Signs Exclusive US
Deal With Caroline Distribution...
Seminal Chicago electronic label Guidance Recordings has just
signed an exclusive Distribution deal for the United States
with Caroline Distribution. Launched in early 1996, Guidance
first came to prominence releasing a string of critically acclaimed
house singles from Kevin Yost, Larry Heard, Blueboy, Abacus
and more, prompting Muzik magazine to name them "Best New House
Label in the World" in 1997. That same year, the Guidance sound
reached a wider audience as Glasgow recording artist Blueboy's
single "Remember Me" became a worldwide smash hit, remaining
in the top ten on the UK pop charts for 6 weeks and achieving
gold and silver record status in several of countries. Since
then, the label has built an excellent international reputation
on the strength of its high quality compilations and artist
albums which embrace various forms of soulful urban dance music,
including; deep house, dub, reggae, hip hop, afro, Latin and
lounge sounds. Now approaching its fifth anniversary, Guidance
has its sights firmly set on the emerging US electronic market.
"The time is right for us to expand our American audience beyond
the core supporters in the dance music underground and expose
our releases to a wider music loving audience who are actively
seeking out cutting edge sounds. Caroline is the perfect partner
for us in this endeavor. In addition to their superior sales
and marketing infrastructure, they have a truly impressive track
record of breaking electronic music in America." (Guidance)
Says Caroline Director of Purchasing Michael Bull, "We're delighted
and honored to be partnering with Guidance, who we consider
to be perhaps the most promising up and coming electronic label
in the U.S. Their catalog to date has been of exceptional quality,
and we expect them to bring the same impeccable taste and aesthetic
sense to their upcoming artist projects."
Guidance's first release through Caroline will be the Marseille,
France based Troublemakers debut album " Doubts and Convictions"
on March 20th. An album from Glasgow electronic outfit Spylab
and Midnight Express Volume Two, a house compilation mixed by
acclaimed Los Angeles DJ Doc Martin will follow this summer.
Thank you for listening, the Guidance Team.
"music is our spiritual guide through life."