Flying Rhino Records

Flying Rhino Records

Profile:
Established in August 1994 initially as a collaboration between Zoom Records and three young DJ's and producers: James Monro, Dominic Lamb and George Barker. After a year with Zoom and four releases (ZFR 001 - 004), Flying Rhino became an independent limited company handling all of its own manufacturing, distribution and promotion (AFR 005 - ). They aimed at goa/psytrance and later at progressive trance/house as well.

Label shut down in 2002, though in late 2007 they returned by offering most of the label's back-catalogue singles, albums and compilations as free MP3 downloads.
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Parent Label:
Contact Info:
obsolete:
252 Belsize Road
London, NW6 4BT
United Kingdom
Email: flyingrhino@rhinohq.demon.co.uk
Sites:
[l164]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2065 Synthetic Flesh  album cover Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 2065 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 3 LP Air-Born  album cover Various Air-Born(3x12", Comp) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR 3 LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR005 The Pyramid E.P.  album cover Technossomy The Pyramid E.P. (EP) AFR005 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AFR006 Boyd In The Void  album cover Various Boyd In The Void (Comp) AFR006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AFR 007 Rock Bitch Mafia  album cover Green Nuns Of The Revolution Rock Bitch Mafia(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Flying Rhino Records AFR 007 UK 2007
AFR007 The Afterburner E.P.  album cover Green Nuns Of The Revolution The Afterburner E.P.(12", EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AFR008 Pleiadians E.P.  album cover Pleiadians Pleiadians E.P. (EP) AFR008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR009 Fluorostan E.P.  album cover Unconscious Collective Fluorostan E.P. (EP) AFR009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR010 Witch Juice E.P.  album cover Slinky Wizard Witch Juice E.P. (EP) AFR010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR 011 Psyko Disko E.P.  album cover Psyko Disko Psyko Disko E.P. (EP) AFR 011 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR 012 Make It Fit  album cover Technossomy Make It Fit AFR 012 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR 012 CD Make It Fit  album cover Technossomy Make It Fit(CD, Maxi) Flying Rhino Records AFR 012 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR 013 Retrodelica - Back From The Future  album cover Various Retrodelica - Back From The Future (EP, Comp) AFR 013 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR 014 The Space Puppy  album cover Syb Unity Nettwerk Experience* The Space Puppy AFR 014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 014 3rd Flight - Slip Stream  album cover Various 3rd Flight - Slip Stream(9xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, 128) Flying Rhino Records AFR 014 UK 2009
AFR 014 CD The Space Puppy  album cover Syb Unity Nettwerk Experience* The Space Puppy(CD, Maxi) Flying Rhino Records AFR 014 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 015 KV 23 / Random Factor  album cover Process (2) & Tristan Process (2) & Tristan - KV 23 / Random Factor (EP) AFR 015 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 015 CD KV 23 / Random Factor  album cover Process (2) & Tristan Process (2) & Tristan - KV 23 / Random Factor(CD, Single) Flying Rhino Records AFR 015 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 016 Internal Horizon / Funktion Junktion  album cover Process (2) Internal Horizon / Funktion Junktion (EP) AFR 016 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 017 Mind Merge / Ephemeral  album cover Darshan Mind Merge / Ephemeral (EP) AFR 017 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR017 Windchime EP  album cover Darshan Windchime EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, RE, 128) Flying Rhino Records AFR017 UK 2009
AFR 018 Cyclothymic / Crystal  album cover Blue Planet Corporation Cyclothymic / Crystal AFR 018 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 019 Future Rocks E.P.  album cover Psychaos Future Rocks E.P. (EP) AFR 019 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 020 Twisted Travellers E.P.  album cover Twisted Travellers Twisted Travellers E.P. (EP) AFR 020 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 021 Saturnalia E.P.  album cover Slide Saturnalia E.P. (EP) AFR 021 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 022 Windchime EP  album cover Darshan Windchime EP (EP) AFR 022 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 023 Green Nunions EP  album cover Green Nuns Of The Revolution Green Nunions EP (EP) AFR 023 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 023 CD Green Nunions EP  album cover The Green Nuns Of The Revolution* Green Nunions EP(CD, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 023 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 024 Green Nunions EP  album cover Green Nuns Of The Revolution Green Nunions EP(12", EP, MP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 024 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 024 Jammy Mutants EP  album cover Slinky Wizard Jammy Mutants EP (EP) AFR 024 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 025 Freedom Engine EP  album cover Freak Disciple Freedom Engine EP(12", EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 025 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 026 Beast EP  album cover Darshan Beast EP(12", EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 026 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 027 The Mudless E.P.  album cover Stoop & Fidget The Mudless E.P.(12", EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 027 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 028 Confusional State  album cover Slide Confusional State (EP) AFR 028 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 029 Money Comes Cheap EP  album cover Slinky Wizard Money Comes Cheap EP (EP) AFR 029 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 030 Panza EP  album cover D.P.O.D. Panza EP(12", EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR 030 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR 031 Micromega Remix EP  album cover Blue Planet Corporation Micromega Remix EP (EP) AFR 031 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 032 Rumbling Toon EP  album cover Bumbling Loons Rumbling Toon EP (EP) AFR 032 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 033 Klein Aber Doctor  album cover Atmos Klein Aber Doctor AFR 033 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 034 Holy Water EP  album cover Kopfuss Resonator & DJ Aze Kopfuss Resonator & DJ Aze - Holy Water EP (EP) AFR 034 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 035 Mephistos' Child  album cover Cass v Slide* Mephistos' Child AFR 035 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 036 Bullet EP  album cover Bus Bullet EP (EP) AFR 036 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 037 Bugged EP  album cover Venom v Bus Venom v Bus - Bugged EP (EP) AFR 037 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 038 Uncontrollable Substance EP  album cover Busted Uncontrollable Substance EP (EP) AFR 038 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 039 Summer Appe-Tyser EP  album cover 4D (3) / Excession 4D (3) / Excession - Summer Appe-Tyser EP (EP) AFR 039 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 040 Desire EP  album cover ManMadeMan Desire EP (EP) AFR 040 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 041 Random Future  album cover Bamboo Forest Random Future(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Flying Rhino Records AFR 041 UK 2009
AFR 041 Phased Transition EP  album cover Darshan Phased Transition EP (EP) AFR 041 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 042 Ghost / FreeXone  album cover Kuro* Ghost / FreeXone AFR 042 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 043 Pulse EP  album cover Planet B.E.N. Pulse EP (EP) AFR 043 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 044 Diablo  album cover Cass v Slide* Diablo (EP) AFR 044 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 045 Stoop & Fidget Bits & Pieces (Sunday Night Live Madness Mix) / Speechless (Maxi) AFR 045 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 046 Down On Earth  album cover ManMadeMan Down On Earth (EP) AFR 046 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 047 Reflection / Osmose  album cover Bamboo Forest Reflection / Osmose AFR 047 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 048 Fathoms  album cover Corellian Fathoms (EP) AFR 048 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 049 Beyond Infinity / Smell Of Spräck  album cover 12 Moons Beyond Infinity / Smell Of Spräck (EP) AFR 049 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AFR 050 Birthday Bonanza EP  album cover Various Birthday Bonanza EP (EP) AFR 050 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 51 Unfamiliar EP  album cover Son Kite Unfamiliar EP (EP) AFR 51 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 051 Tonal Disruption EP  album cover Son Kite Tonal Disruption EP(12", EP, Promo) Flying Rhino Records AFR 051 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 052 Kym E.P.  album cover S-Range* Kym E.P. (EP) AFR 052 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 053 Sonic Behaviour EP  album cover 4D (3) Sonic Behaviour EP (EP) AFR 053 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 054 Omen / W-Omen  album cover Bumbling Loons Omen / W-Omen AFR 054 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 055 Y2K EP  album cover Planet B.E.N* Y2K EP (EP) AFR 055 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 056 Let's Go ! EP  album cover Bus Let's Go ! EP (EP) AFR 056 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 057 A Dark Whisper EP  album cover Monoclone A Dark Whisper EP (EP) AFR 057 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 059 Back 2 Basics EP  album cover 12 Moons Back 2 Basics EP (EP) AFR 059 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 060 Yule Tide EP  album cover Kinetico Yule Tide EP (EP) AFR 060 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 061 Fresh Perspective EP  album cover Word Of Mouth (3) / Tristan & Si Wild Word Of Mouth (3) / Tristan & Si Wild - Fresh Perspective EP (EP) AFR 061 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AFR 62 Active EP  album cover 4D (3) Active EP (EP) AFR 62 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AFR 63 The Root EP  album cover Charasmatix The Root EP (EP) AFR 63 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AFR064 Youngel EP  album cover Son Kite Youngel EP (EP) AFR064 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AFR065 Sparta EP  album cover A Great Leap Forward* Sparta EP (EP) AFR065 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AFR066 Sconoschiuto / Sincerity  album cover Kinetico Sconoschiuto / Sincerity (EP) AFR066 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AFR 067 Digital Forward EP  album cover Blue Planet Corporation Digital Forward EP (EP) AFR 067 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AFR 068 Free EP  album cover Planet Ben* Free EP (EP) AFR 068 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AFR 069 Chi EP  album cover Aphid Moon Chi EP (EP) AFR 069 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AFR 070 Funk Delica Tor EP  album cover Charasmatix Funk Delica Tor EP (EP) AFR 070 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AFR 071 Miam Miam EP  album cover Bamboo Forest Miam Miam EP (EP) AFR 071 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AFR202 Arcadia EP  album cover 4D (3) Arcadia EP(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR202 UK 2015
AFR203 Shadow Dancer EP  album cover James Monro Shadow Dancer EP(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR203 UK 2015
AFR204 Equinox  album cover Grant Darshan Equinox(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR204 UK 2018
AFR205 Amazon  album cover 4D (3) Amazon(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR205 UK 2018
AFR206 Explorer  album cover James Monro Explorer(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR206 UK 2018
AFR207 Mutant  album cover Grant Darshan Mutant(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR207 UK 2018
AFR208 Acid  album cover 4D (3) Acid(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR208 UK 2018
AFR209 Mirage EP  album cover Bumbling Loons Mirage EP(2xFile, WAV, EP) Flying Rhino Records AFR209 UK 2018
AFRCD1 First Flight  album cover Various First Flight(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFRCD1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR CD 2 Synthetic Flesh  album cover Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 3 Air-Born  album cover Various Air-Born (Comp) AFR CD 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 4 Retrodelica : Back From The Future  album cover Various Retrodelica : Back From The Future (Comp) AFR CD 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AFR CD 5 Psycho Disco  album cover Psyko Disko Psycho Disco(CD, Album) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 5 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 6 Singularity  album cover Various Singularity(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR CD7 Rock Bitch Mafia  album cover The Green Nuns Of The Revolution* Rock Bitch Mafia(CD, Album) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD7 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 8 White Rhino  album cover Various White Rhino(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 8 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 9 Black Rhino  album cover Various Black Rhino(CD, Comp, Mixed) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR CD 10 Awakening  album cover Darshan Awakening(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 10 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR CD 11 Second Flight: Turbulence  album cover Various Second Flight: Turbulence(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 11 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR CD 12 Retrodelica 2: Back 2 The Future  album cover Various Retrodelica 2: Back 2 The Future(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR CD 14 Third Flight - Slipstream  album cover Various Third Flight - Slipstream(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 14 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AFR CD 15 Re:Evolution  album cover James Monro And Cass* James Monro And Cass* - Re:Evolution(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 15 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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transition-metal

transition-metal

November 7, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
i started buying flying rhino records around 1997 & they quickly grew into one of my favourite lables, i now have a pretty good arsenal of their stuff(all on vinyl, fucK mp3) mostly EP'S & a few various artist LP'S such as airborn which is quiet a good album, Psy Ivan below made the interesting observation that most of the artists stopped recording around the same time the label shut down, i think this is quiet indicative of most artists from the 90's and not just Goa trance but practically all styles, techno,trance,psy/goa ect i have sifted through a lot of artists from the 90's on discogs and the one common factor they seem to share in common is that their discographies abruptly end in the early 2000's. all i know is that the stuff being produced now just doesn't have the spirit that the oldschool stuff had!!!!
Sephiroth_X

Sephiroth_X

November 6, 2013
Nice label, get everything from them, specially in this era of crap trance music.
psy-ivan

psy-ivan

January 17, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Flying Rhino Records was primarily focused on releasing EPs in beginning. Pleiadians, Green Nuns Of The Revolution, Technossomy - all these genre-defining groups released their best EPs on this label. All their vinyls had really nice design, so when it comes to EPs, Flying Rhino was probably the most successful Goa Trance label back in the days along with TIP Records and Matsuri Productions.
On the other hand, albums released on Flying Rhino cannot be considered as essential. Technossomy's Synthetic Flesh from 1997 had some great tracks, but they were already released before on their EPs. New tracks were just an average tracks. Similar is with GNOTR's Rock Bitch Mafia from same year. This album included tracks released few years before that on many releases, and new tracks were not nearly good (I don't even like some of them). I would probably have more respect for these two albums if they included remixes of old tracks instead of original versions. Darshan's Awakening from 1998 was nice album, but not essential. Their second album Spectra from 1999 was disappointment, not because it wasn't Goa Trance anymore, it just wasn't good enough (track named same as album is pretty decent though). Label tried to move to more Progressive side of Trance and that's where they failed. Blue Planet Corporation was the only ex Goa Trance project that had some success in that, maybe because Gabriel Masurel still had Goa flavor in his production. Blue Planet album from 1999 is label's best release from this period, but still not good as BPC's old releases.
When it comes to VA compilations, ones that were released between 1995 and 1997 are pure Goa Trance, rest is pretty much combination of Progressive Trance and hybrid Psy-Trance from late 90's and early 00's. Main problem with their compilations is that most of them included tracks that were released few times until then already. As far as I know, there are only two Goa Trance compilations from this label that didn't include previously released tracks: Boyd In The Void (1995) and First Flight (1996) which is considered as one of best Goa Trance compilations ever released.
It's interesting that not only label shut down in 2002, but all major Flying Rhino's projects stopped producing new material around that time as well (Darshan, Slinky Wizard, BPC), and some even before (GNOTR, Technossomy). I wish they stayed on same track and didn't follow the trends of late 90's, I am sure that we would have more great Goa Trance releases from them.