Ruff Kut! Records

Ruff Kut! Records

Profile:
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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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BDRLP 001 Drum & Bass Selection 1  album cover Various Drum & Bass Selection 1(2xLP, Comp) Breakdown Records, Breakdown Records BDRLP 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ED 1 Lifeforce E.P.  album cover Evil D Lifeforce E.P.(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records ED 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH 1 All Charged Up  album cover Gappa G & Hyper Hypa All Charged Up GH 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH 2 Tears Of Joy  album cover Gappa G & Hyper Hypa Tears Of Joy(12") Ruff Kut! Records GH 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GH3 The Information Centre (Remixes)  album cover Gappa G & Hyper Hype* The Information Centre (Remixes)(2x10") Ruff Kut! Records, Entity Records GH3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Information Centre (Remixes)  album cover Gappa G & Hyper Hype* Information Centre (Remixes) none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none You Know How To Love Me  album cover The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* You Know How To Love Me(Acetate, 12") Ruff Kut! Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
RCLP 001 Ruff Kut  album cover Various Ruff Kut(LP, W/Lbl) Ruff Kut! Records RCLP 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RK 001 Stop The Panic  album cover Unknown Artist Stop The Panic(12") Ruff Kut! Records RK 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RK 002 Information Centre  album cover Gappa G And Hypa Hyper* Information Centre RK 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RK 002 You Know How To Love Me  album cover The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* You Know How To Love Me RK 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUFF2019 New Town Sound Boy Vol.1  album cover The Good 2 Bad And Hugly New Town Sound Boy Vol.1(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUFF2019 UK 2019 Sell This Version
Ruff Kut Mystic Vibes E.P.  album cover Mystical Mystic Vibes E.P.(10", EP, Promo, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records Ruff Kut UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUFF T2 You Know How To Love Me  album cover 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 Jungle  album cover The Good, 2 Bad & Hugly* Jungle(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Ruff Kut! Records RUFF T3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUF-GH5 Roach Is Burning EP  album cover Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* Roach Is Burning EP (EP) RUF-GH5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF-GH6 River Nijer (Remix) / We Go  album cover Gappa G & Hyper Hypa River Nijer (Remix) / We Go(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUF-GH6 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF-GH7 The Man & Hattan EP  album cover Gappa-G & Hypa Hyper* The Man & Hattan EP(12", EP) Ruff Kut! Records RUF-GH7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RUF MY-1 Mystic Vibes E.P.  album cover Mystical Mystic Vibes E.P.(10", EP) Ruff Kut! Records RUF MY-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUF R1 Do You Remember  album cover Lloydy Lloyd Do You Remember(12") Ruff Kut! Records RUF R1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUFSAS 1 Safe Ways  album cover 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 You Know How To Love Me  album cover The Good, 2 Bad And Hugly* You Know How To Love Me RUF T2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RUF T4 Rub You The Right Way  album cover The Good, 2 Bad And The Hugly* Rub You The Right Way RUF T4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RUF T5 A Fist Full Of Dollors  album cover 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 Return Of The Drunken Master  album cover 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 4 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.