Ruff Kut! Records

Ruff Kut! Records

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The history of Ruff Kutt starts back in 1990, when it was set up by Jimmy Ryan (5). Mark Straker and another guy called Jon helped with the initial investment, with money from the Prince's trust going towards the studio.

Jimmy was into groups like Shut Up & Dance, The Scientist, 4 Hero and Nightmares On Wax. He liked the fusion of Hip-Hop, Techno and House. While spending time in Leeds & Bradford he met up with a DJ Martin Williams who was the resident DJ at a club called The Warehouse. Martin was promoting a track called LFO by the up and coming group LFO at the time. He inspired Jimmy to start producing. Another inspiration was Chapeltowns DJ Homer. Jimmy started going to events like Exodus, Milwaukees and Liberty.

On the back of the scene changing he started the breaks & beats label Ruff Kut! Records. Based in Stevenage the studio was built on top of Bowes Lyon House. In 1992 the label had the record of the week on Radio One, the track Espania had been heavily rotated by the Pet Shop Boys that summer.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
BDRLP 001 Various - Drum & Bass Selection 1 (16 Of The Most Requested Rewinds) Various Drum & Bass Selection 1 (16 Of The Most Requested Rewinds)(2xLP, Comp) Breakdown Records, Breakdown Records BDRLP 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ED 1 Evil D - Lifeforce E.P. Evil D Lifeforce E.P.(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records ED 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH 1 Gappa G & Hyper Hypa - All Charged Up Gappa G & Hyper Hypa All Charged Up GH 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH 2 Gappa G & Hyper Hypa - Tears Of Joy Gappa G & Hyper Hypa Tears Of Joy(12") Ruff Kut! Records GH 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH3 Gappa G & Hyper Hype* - The Information Centre (Remixes) Gappa G & Hyper Hype* The Information Centre (Remixes)(2x10") Ruff Kut! Records, Entity Records GH3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Gappa G & Hyper Hype* - The Information Centre (Remixes) Gappa G & Hyper Hype* Information Centre (Remixes) none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* - You Know How To Love Me The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* You Know How To Love Me(Acetate, 12") Ruff Kut! Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
RCLP 001 Various - Ruff Kut Various Ruff Kut(LP, W/Lbl) Ruff Kut! Records RCLP 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RK 001 Unknown Artist - Stop The Panic Unknown Artist Stop The Panic(12") Ruff Kut! Records RK 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RK 002 Gappa G And Hypa Hyper* - Information Centre Gappa G And Hypa Hyper* Information Centre RK 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RK 002 The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* - You Know How To Love Me The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* You Know How To Love Me RK 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUFF2019 The Good 2 Bad And Hugly - New Town Sound Boy Vol.1 The Good 2 Bad And Hugly New Town Sound Boy Vol.1(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUFF2019 UK 2019 Sell This Version
Ruff Kut Mystical - Mystic Vibes E.P. Mystical Mystic Vibes E.P.(10", EP, Promo, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records Ruff Kut UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUFF T2 The Good 2 Bad & Hugly* - You Know How To Love Me The Good 2 Bad & Hugly* You Know How To Love Me(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records RUFF T2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUFF T3 The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* - Jungle The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* Jungle(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records RUFF T3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUF-GH5 Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* - Roach Is Burning EP Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* Roach Is Burning EP (EP) RUF-GH5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF-GH6 Gappa G & Hyper Hypa - River Nijer (Remix) / We Go Gappa G & Hyper Hypa River Nijer (Remix) / We Go(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUF-GH6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RUF-GH7 Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* - The Man & Hattan EP Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* The Man & Hattan EP(12", EP) Ruff Kut! Records RUF-GH7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RUF MY-1 Mystical - Mystic Vibes E.P. Mystical Mystic Vibes E.P.(10", EP) Ruff Kut! Records RUF MY-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF R1 Lloydy Lloyd - Do You Remember Lloydy Lloyd Do You Remember(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUF R1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUFSAS 1 EQ & Master Safe* - Safe Ways EQ & Master Safe* EQ & Master Safe* - Safe Ways(12", EP, W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records RUFSAS 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF T2 The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* - You Know How To Love Me The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* You Know How To Love Me RUF T2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUF T4 The Good, 2 Bad And The Hugly* - Rub You The Right Way The Good, 2 Bad And The Hugly* Rub You The Right Way RUF T4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RUF T5 The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* - A Fist Full Of Dollors The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* A Fist Full Of Dollors(12", W/Lbl) Ruff Kut! Records RUF T5 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RUF T6 The Good, 2-Bad & Hugly* - The Return Of The Drunken Master The Good, 2-Bad & Hugly* The Return Of The Drunken Master(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUF T6 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

August 13, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
What can you say about Ruff Kutt! In my top 5 of all time labels in the hardcore, hardcore jungle, jungle drum and bass scene. With Renk, Reinforced, Labello Blanco, Ibiza and Shut up dance they did not just make the same old stuff. A dynamic label who started dropping reggae samples in hardcore first along with all the others I mentioned above.

Great EP's were produced on this label and all the tracks were quality, some absolute classics IMHO Not a lot was released, you could say more quality than quantity, bless this label just wish I could own all the releases.