Volume

Volume

Profile:
UK label founded by Rob Deacon; now discontinued but famous in the mid 90's for excellent compilations, each packaged with a CD-sized book of journalism on the artists.

Deacon had previously published a fanzine, Enzine, and several editions of the conceptually similar Abstract - vinyl with its artists interviewed in an accompanying magazine. Abstract appeared on Deacon's label, Sweatbox.

The popular Trance Europe Express series, produced by Rob with Helen Mead, ran for five volumes and also gave rise to Trance Atlantic Express 1 and 2 and the TEXtures mix album (all on Volume). The final release in the series,Trance Pacific Express, appeared on Rob's new label Deviant Records.

Rob Deacon died September 8 2007 in a canoeing accident.
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Contact Info:
22 Brook Mews North
London
W2 3BW

Tel: 0171-706 8122
Fax: 0171-706 8124

(contact info is obsolete).
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6VCD6 Volume Six  album cover Various Volume Six(CD, Comp) Volume 6VCD6 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7VCD7 Volume Seven  album cover Various Volume Seven(CD, Comp) Volume 7VCD7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7VMC7 Volume Seven  album cover Various Volume Seven(CD, Comp) Volume 7VMC7 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
8VCD8 Volume Eight  album cover Various Volume Eight(CD, Comp) Volume 8VCD8 UK 1993 Sell This Version
9VCD9 Volume Nine  album cover Various Volume Nine(CD, Comp) Volume 9VCD9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9VLP9 Volume Nine  album cover Various Volume Nine(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume 9VLP9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10VCD10 Volume Ten  album cover Various Volume Ten(CD, Comp) Volume 10VCD10 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10VLP10 Volume Ten  album cover Various Volume Ten(2xLP, Comp) Volume 10VLP10 UK 1994 Sell This Version
11VCD11 Volume Eleven  album cover Various Volume Eleven(CD, Comp) Volume 11VCD11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
11VLP11 Volume Eleven  album cover Various Volume Eleven(2xLP, Comp) Volume 11VLP11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12VCD12 Volume Twelve - Winter '94  album cover Various Volume Twelve - Winter '94(CD, Comp) Volume 12VCD12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12VLP12 Volume Twelve - Winter '94  album cover Various Volume Twelve - Winter '94(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume 12VLP12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
13VCD13 Volume 13 - The Lucky Issue  album cover Various Volume 13 - The Lucky Issue(CD, Comp) Volume 13VCD13 UK 1995 Sell This Version
14VCD14 Volume Fourteen - Reading '95 Special  album cover Various Volume Fourteen - Reading '95 Special(2xCD, Comp) Volume 14VCD14 UK 1995 Sell This Version
15VCD15 Volume 15 - Technology Alert!  album cover Various Volume 15 - Technology Alert!(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Enh + Box) Volume 15VCD15 UK 1996 Sell This Version
16VCD16 Volume Sixteen +it - Copulation Explosion!  album cover Various Volume Sixteen +it - Copulation Explosion!(CD, Comp + CD, Maxi, Enh) Volume 16VCD16 UK 1996 Sell This Version
17VCD17 Volume 17 - Fifth Birthday Bumper Bonanza!  album cover Various Volume 17 - Fifth Birthday Bumper Bonanza! (Comp) 17VCD17 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BOV CD1 Wasted - The Best Of Volume (Part 1)  album cover Various Wasted - The Best Of Volume (Part 1)(2xCD, Comp) Volume BOV CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BOV CD2 Sharks Patrol These Waters (The Best Of Volume Too)  album cover Various Sharks Patrol These Waters (The Best Of Volume Too) (Comp) BOV CD2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DE 3319 The Auteurs  album cover The Auteurs The Auteurs(CD, Comp, Promo) Delabel, Les Inrockuptibles DE 3319 France 1993 Sell This Version
FITCD1 Misfits  album cover Various Misfits(CD, Comp) Volume FITCD1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Trance Atlantic 2  album cover Various Trance Atlantic 2(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Volume none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Deep Trance & Ritual Beats  album cover Various Deep Trance & Ritual Beats(2xCass, Comp) Return To The Source, Volume none UK 1995 Sell This Version
PROPHETCD 2 Return To The Source • Le Voyage Chakra  album cover Various Return To The Source • Le Voyage Chakra(2xCD, Comp) Prophetia Records, Volume, Pyramid Records (18), Return To The Source PROPHETCD 2 France 1996 Sell This Version
RTTS CD1 Deep Trance & Ritual Beats  album cover Various Deep Trance & Ritual Beats (Comp) RTTS CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RTTS CD2 The Chakra Journey  album cover Various The Chakra Journey(2xCD, Comp) Return To The Source, Volume RTTS CD2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RTTS CD 003 Shamanic Trance (Dada Funk Mix By Tsuyoshi Suzuki)  album cover Tsuyoshi Suzuki Shamanic Trance (Dada Funk Mix By Tsuyoshi Suzuki)(CD, Mixed) Return To The Source, Volume RTTS CD 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RTTS MC2 The Chakra Journey  album cover Various The Chakra Journey(2xCass, Comp) Return To The Source, Volume RTTS MC2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SALCD 001 Sally's Photographic Memory  album cover Various Sally's Photographic Memory (Comp) SALCD 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SCIN 001 - PART ONE Breakbeat Science Vol 1 (Part One)  album cover Various Breakbeat Science Vol 1 (Part One)(Cass, Comp, Promo, #1) Volume, Volume SCIN 001 - PART ONE UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCIN 001 - PART TWO Breakbeat Science Vol 1 (Part Two)  album cover Various Breakbeat Science Vol 1 (Part Two)(Cass, Comp, Promo, #2) Volume, Volume SCIN 001 - PART TWO UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCIN CD001 Breakbeat Science  album cover Various Breakbeat Science(2xCD, Comp) Volume SCIN CD001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCINCD002 Breakbeat Science 2  album cover Various Breakbeat Science 2 (Comp) SCINCD002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SCINLP001 Breakbeat Science  album cover Various Breakbeat Science (Comp) SCINLP001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCINLP002 P Breakbeat Science 2 (Album Sampler)  album cover Various Breakbeat Science 2 (Album Sampler)(12", Promo, Smplr) Volume SCINLP002 P UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCIN MC001 Various Breakbeat Science(2xCass, Comp) Volume SCIN MC001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
tacd1 Trance Atlantic  album cover Various Trance Atlantic(2xCD, Comp + Box) Volume tacd1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TACD2 Trance Atlantic 2  album cover Various Trance Atlantic 2(2xCD, Comp + Box) Volume TACD2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TA DJ 2 Trance Atlantic 2  album cover Various Trance Atlantic 2(6xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Volume, Volume TA DJ 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
talp1 Trance Atlantic  album cover Various Trance Atlantic(4xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume talp1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
tamc1 Trance Atlantic  album cover Various Trance Atlantic(2xCass, Album) Volume tamc1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
tamc2 Trance Atlantic 2  album cover Various Trance Atlantic 2(2xCass, Comp) Volume tamc2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEEX 5 P Trance Europe Express Volume 5 (Sampler)  album cover Various Trance Europe Express Volume 5 (Sampler)(12", Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl) Volume TEEX 5 P UK 1996 Sell This Version
TEEXBOXLP4 Trans Bonus  album cover Various Trans Bonus(12", Comp, Promo) Volume TEEXBOXLP4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 1 Trance Europe Express  album cover Various Trance Europe Express TEEX CD 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 2 Various Trance Europe Express 2 (Comp) TEEX CD 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 3 Trance Europe Express 3  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 3 (Comp) TEEX CD 3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 4 Trance Europe Express 4  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 4(2xCD, Comp + Box) Volume TEEX CD 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
teexcd 005 Various Trance Europe Express 5 (Comp) teexcd 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TEEX LP1 Trance Europe Express  album cover Various Trance Europe Express (Comp) TEEX LP1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX LP2 Trance Europe Express²  album cover Various Trance Europe Express²(4xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume, Volume TEEX LP2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
teex lp 3 Trance Europe Express  3  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 3(4xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume, Volume teex lp 3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
teex lp 4 Trance Europe Express 4  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 4 (Comp) teex lp 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEEXLP 005 Trance Europe Express 5  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 5(6xLP, Comp) Volume TEEXLP 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TEEX MC1 Trance Europe Express  album cover Various Trance Europe Express(2xCass, Comp) Volume TEEX MC1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX MC2 Trance Europe Express - Volume 2  album cover Various Trance Europe Express - Volume 2(2xCass, Comp) Volume, Volume TEEX MC2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TEEX MC 3 Trance Europe Express 3  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 3(2xCass, Comp) Volume, Volume TEEX MC 3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
teex mc 4 Trance Europe Express 4  album cover Various Trance Europe Express 4(2xCass, Comp, P/Mixed + Box) Volume teex mc 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEEX MC 005 Various Trance Europe Express 5(2xCass, Comp) Volume TEEX MC 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TEX 2 Trance Europe Express - Volume 2  album cover Various Trance Europe Express - Volume 2(4xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Volume TEX 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TEX 3 DJ Trance Europe Express - Volume 3 (Preview)  album cover Various Trance Europe Express - Volume 3 (Preview)(12", Promo, Smplr) Volume TEX 3 DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
TEXTRA-CD1 TEX  album cover Various TEX(CD, Smplr) Volume TEXTRA-CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TEXTR LP 1 Textures  album cover Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson - Textures(2xLP, Ltd, Mixed, Num, W/Lbl) Volume TEXTR LP 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TXTRCD1 TEXtures  album cover Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson - TEXtures (Comp) TXTRCD1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TXTRMC1 TEXtures  album cover Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson Darren Emerson + Alex Paterson - TEXtures(2xCass, Comp, Mixed + Box) Volume TXTRMC1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
V1CD Volume One  album cover Various Volume One (Comp) V1CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
V2CD Volume Two  album cover Various Volume Two(CD, Comp) Volume V2CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
V3CD Volume Three  album cover Various Volume Three(CD, Comp + Boo) Volume V3CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
V4CD Volume Four  album cover Various Volume Four(CD, Comp) Volume V4CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
V5CD Volume Five  album cover Various Volume Five(CD, Comp) Volume V5CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
VASCD1 American Songbook  album cover Various American Songbook (Comp) VASCD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VFREE CD1 V  album cover Various V(CD) Volume VFREE CD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VOLCD1 Belfast/Wasted / Innocent X (The Best Of Volume EP)  album cover Orbital / Therapy? Orbital / Therapy? - Belfast/Wasted / Innocent X (The Best Of Volume EP) (EP) VOLCD1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
VOLCDJ1 Belfast/Wasted  album cover Orbital Belfast/Wasted (EP) VOLCDJ1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
VOLDC1 Belfast/Wasted / Innocent X (The Best Of Volume EP)  album cover Orbital / Therapy? Orbital / Therapy? - Belfast/Wasted / Innocent X (The Best Of Volume EP)(CD, EP, Dig) Volume VOLDC1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VOLX1 Belfast/Wasted (The Best Of Volume EP)  album cover Orbital Belfast/Wasted (The Best Of Volume EP)(12", EP) Volume, Volume VOLX1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WRAPCD1 Berlin Unwrapped  album cover Various Berlin Unwrapped(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Enh) Volume WRAPCD1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WRAPLP1 Berlin Unwrapped  album cover Various Berlin Unwrapped(5x12", Comp, Ltd) Volume WRAPLP1 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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rootbeard

rootbeard

September 4, 2018
In one edition of the later releases, I recall seeing a photo of a to-be-released Volume box set made from wood. Has anyone ever seen this? Was it ever released?
pyenapple

pyenapple

February 18, 2012
I miss the spirit behind these more than I can put into words. For an adolescent in the early 1990s, the Volume Magazine series were perfection. Easily totable pocket size, every disc chock full of a variety of amazing new music, sometimes demos, sometimes remixes, always previously unreleased. The things even felt solid; little bricks of sound and words, the very heft of each one said "I'm substantial! You've really got something here in your hands!" Every single issue of the magazine had a fun-filled, colorful, absurdly humorous near-200 pages of information and amusement written by nearly twenty people, offering hours of pleasant experience — a sort of curated window into a world of the then-current indie, alternative, and electronic happenings. It was always well-researched, and there was this very real sense that the musicians and artists were very keen on being part of Volume's vision. The editorial and publishing team responsible for this series and label transparently loved music like nothing else and wanted to transmit that to everyone in the world, what musician wouldn't get on that bandwagon? This compilation / magazine was ubiquitous at independent record stores UK and US-wide, and likely elsewhere in the world (though I can't attest to the latter.) Bless these people for opening the hearts and ears of a generation. They certainly did their part in opening mine.
JeanMarcD

JeanMarcD

February 20, 2004
I will always remember <B>Volume</B> for their enthusiasm and efforts they put in all their releases. They did not just make compilations like hundreds before them but seemed to be on a mission: teaching the world something by bringing them not only the music, but also the artists and their ideas, even if that costed hundreds of pages superb quadricolour background info to be added to every single album. They even offered a subscribing service and took the time to send beautiful Christmas cards to their subscribers, hand signed by every employee! But quality is rarely a key to commercial success and by 1997 Volume was no more. Deviant Records tried to continue their work with the Trance Pacific releases but the lights soon went out and we would never see another TEX.