Big Beat

Big Beat

Profile:
Big Beat is an American electronic and dance music record label based in New York City. It was originally founded as an independent record label in 1987, with an emphasis on house music and, later, hip hop, by a 22-year-old DJ, Craig Kallman, who initially ran the label from his parents' apartment.
Big Beat was bought by Atlantic in 1992, then absorbed into it in 1998, while Kallman was promoted to Vice President of the parent company.
The imprint was relaunched in 2010 as a primarily electronic music / dance music label, with Kallman and Gina Tucci as executives.

Not to be confused with the British reissue label Big Beat Records.

For the company until July 26, 1991, please see Big Beat Records (12).
For the company after July 26, 1991, please see Big Beat Records, Inc.
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Contact Info:
Until July 26, 1991:
Big Beat Records
37 W. 20th St.
Ste. 310
New York, NY 10011
USA
(212) 691-8805 (Contact info now obsolete)

July 26, 1991 to Present:
Big Beat Records, Inc.
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
USA

Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1557 C'Mon 'N Ride It (The Train)  album cover Quad City DJ's C'Mon 'N Ride It (The Train)(12", Promo) Atlantic 1557 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
3047-2 The Whole World's Rotten  album cover DFC (2) The Whole World's Rotten(CD, Album) Penalty Recordings, Big Beat 3047-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
5193-2 Lance Ellington Lost Our Love (Lonely)(CD, Pro) Big Beat 5193-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10034 The True Meaning Of Love  album cover Jomanda The True Meaning Of Love(12") Big Beat 0-10034 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-10035 Big Trax / 6 Feet Back On The Map  album cover JVC Force* Big Trax / 6 Feet Back On The Map 0-10035 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10036 The Headcracker  album cover Double XX Posse The Headcracker(12", Single) Big Beat 0-10036 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10045 Two For The Time  album cover The Nubian Crackers* Two For The Time(12") Big Beat 0-10045 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10046 Let Me Hear You  album cover Sound Assassins (2) Let Me Hear You(12") Big Beat 0-10046 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10048 Now They Wanna See Me  album cover Percee P & Ekim Percee P & Ekim - Now They Wanna See Me 0-10048 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10049 I Know  album cover New Atlantic I Know(12") Big Beat 0-10049 US 1992 Sell This Version
10049-2 I Know  album cover New Atlantic I Know(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10049-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-10059 Rejoice  album cover Ten City Presents D.J. Shon* Ten City Presents D.J. Shon* - Rejoice(12") Big Beat 0-10059 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10060 Matter Of Time  album cover Ooscha Matter Of Time(12") Big Beat 0-10060 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10061 Back To The Island  album cover Baha Men Back To The Island(12") Big Beat 0-10061 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10063 Picture This  album cover T-Diva Picture This(12") Big Beat 0-10063 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10064 See The Day  album cover Ann Consuelo See The Day 0-10064 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10068 Brothers & Sisters  album cover CeCe Rogers* Brothers & Sisters(12") Big Beat 0-10068 US 1992 Sell This Version
10074-2 Our House (2) Our House(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10074-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10076 Not Gonna Be Able To Do It  album cover Double XX Posse Not Gonna Be Able To Do It(12") Big Beat 0-10076 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10080 Slangin' Dope  album cover OFTB* Slangin' Dope(12") Big Beat 0-10080 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10086 Do It For Love  album cover Ann Consuelo Do It For Love(12") Big Beat 0-10086 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10089 Clap Your Hands Everybody  album cover Nubian Crackers Clap Your Hands Everybody(12") Big Beat 0-10089 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10090 Didn't I  album cover Underground Mass Featuring Lisa White Underground Mass Featuring Lisa White - Didn't I 0-10090 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10091 Only Your Love  album cover Heavy On Easy Only Your Love(12") Big Beat 0-10091 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10092 I Got That Feelin'  album cover Dreamer G I Got That Feelin'(12") Big Beat 0-10092 US 1992 Sell This Version
10093-2 Peace & Loveism  album cover Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era & The Scratchadelic Experience* Peace & Loveism(CD, Maxi) Pyrotech Records 10093-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10095 It's Over  album cover Jay Williams It's Over(12") Big Beat 0-10095 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10103 Dondadda  album cover Kenny Dope* presents The Mad Racket Kenny Dope* presents The Mad Racket - Dondadda(12") Big Beat 0-10103 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10106 Faith  album cover Robert Manos (2) Faith 0-10106 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10110 Show Me Love  album cover Robin S* Show Me Love(12") Big Beat 0-10110 US 1993 Sell This Version
10110-2 Show Me Love  album cover Robin S. Show Me Love (Maxi, Single) 10110-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
10119-2 Mozart's Revenge  album cover Crazy Ivan Mozart's Revenge(CD, Maxi) Pyrotech Records, Big Beat, Secret Records (5) 10119-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10123 From The Brick Jungle  album cover MC Thick From The Brick Jungle(12", Single) Big Beat 0-10123 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10124 I Like It  album cover Jomanda I Like It(12") Big Beat 0-10124 US 1993 Sell This Version
10124-2 I Like It  album cover Jomanda I Like It(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10124-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10125 Love Is Blind  album cover Echora Love Is Blind(12") Big Beat 0-10125 US 1993 Sell This Version
10125-2 Love Is Blind  album cover Echora Love Is Blind(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10125-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10127 Do You Wanna Hear It?  album cover Nubian Crackers Do You Wanna Hear It?(12") Big Beat 0-10127 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10128 Looks Like I'm In Love Again  album cover Key West feat. Erik (2) Key West feat. Erik (2) - Looks Like I'm In Love Again(12", Maxi) Big Beat, Atlantic 0-10128 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10130 Jomanda I Like It (Single) 0-10130 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10131 Sweat (A La La La La Long)  album cover Inner Circle Sweat (A La La La La Long)(12") Big Beat 0-10131 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10132 Back In The Day  album cover Raiders Of The Lost Art* Back In The Day(12") Big Beat 0-10132 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10133 Love For Love  album cover Robin S* Love For Love(12") Big Beat 0-10133 US 1993 Sell This Version
10133-2 Love For Love  album cover Robin S* Love For Love(CD, Maxi) Big Beat, Big Beat 10133-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10134 Have We Lost Our Love  album cover Lance Ellington Have We Lost Our Love(12") Big Beat 0-10134 US 1993 Sell This Version
10134-2 Have We Lost Our Love (Lonely)  album cover Lance Ellington Have We Lost Our Love (Lonely)(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10134-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10136 As Them Talk  album cover Nubian Crackers Featuring Don-T* Nubian Crackers Featuring Don-T* - As Them Talk(12") Big Beat 0-10136 US 1993 Sell This Version
10136-4 As Them Talk  album cover Nubian Crackers Featuring Don-T* Nubian Crackers Featuring Don-T* - As Them Talk(Cass, Maxi) Big Beat 10136-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10146 Caps Get Peeled  album cover DFC (2) Caps Get Peeled(12") Big Beat 0-10146 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10147 Southern Comfort  album cover Down South Southern Comfort(12") Big Beat 0-10147 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10148 I Want To Thank You  album cover Robin S* I Want To Thank You 0-10148 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10150 I Cried The Tears  album cover Jomanda I Cried The Tears(12") Big Beat 0-10150 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10151 You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)  album cover Dawn Penn You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)(12") Big Beat 0-10151 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10153 (Seek And You'll Find) The Kinda Right Baby  album cover Groove U. (Seek And You'll Find) The Kinda Right Baby(12") Big Beat 0-10153 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10154 Wrong Side Of Da Tracks  album cover Artifacts Wrong Side Of Da Tracks(12") Big Beat 0-10154 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10155 Stroke You Up  album cover Changing Faces Stroke You Up(12") Big Beat 0-10155 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10156 Let The Music (Lift You Up)  album cover Loveland Let The Music (Lift You Up)(12") Big Beat 0-10156 US 1994 Sell This Version
12270 Let's Play House  album cover Kraze Let's Play House(12") BCM Records 12270 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
14204-1 Underground Dance Music Vol. 1  album cover Various Underground Dance Music Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Big Beat 14204-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217 Put Ya Boots On  album cover Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(LP, Album, TP) Big Beat 14217 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217-1 Put Ya Boots On  album cover Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(LP, Album) Big Beat 14217-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217-4 Put Ya Boots On  album cover Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(Cass, Album) Big Beat 14217-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
14219-1 Straight Up Watts  album cover OFTB* Straight Up Watts(LP, Album) Big Beat, Big Beat 14219-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14219-2 Straight Up Watts  album cover OFTB* Straight Up Watts (Album) 14219-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
14220 The Show Ain't Over Till The Fat Man Swings  album cover M.C. Thick* The Show Ain't Over Till The Fat Man Swings(Cass, Promo) Big Beat 14220 US 1993 Sell This Version
14220-1 The Show Ain't Over Till The Fat Man Swings  album cover MC Thick The Show Ain't Over Till The Fat Man Swings(LP, Album) Big Beat 14220-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
14232-2 Freestyle's Greatest Hits Volume 2  album cover Various Freestyle's Greatest Hits Volume 2(CD, Comp) Turnstyle Records, Big Beat 14232-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
14246-1 Things In Tha Hood  album cover DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood(LP, Album) Assault Records, Big Beat 14246-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
14249-1 Lost In Brooklyn  album cover Down South Lost In Brooklyn(2xLP, Album, Whi) Big Beat 14249-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
20409 Don't You Want My Love?  album cover Jomanda Don't You Want My Love?(CD, Maxi) BCM Records 20409 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
35321 Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights  album cover Various Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records 35321 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
62304-2 Anniemal  album cover Annie Anniemal (Album) 62304-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
62305-2 Heartbeat  album cover Annie Heartbeat(CD, Maxi) Big Beat, 679 62305-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
82905-2 Get On Up And Dance  album cover Quad City DJ's Get On Up And Dance (Album) 82905-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
82905-4 Get On Up And Dance  album cover Quad City DJ's Get On Up And Dance(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Big Beat 82905-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
83142-1 Mobstability  album cover Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* - Mobstability(2xLP, Album) Creator's Way Associated Labels, Big Beat, Atlantic 83142-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
83142-2 Mobstability  album cover Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* - Mobstability (Album) 83142-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
83343-2 Essential Dance 2000  album cover DJ Skribble Essential Dance 2000(CD, Comp, Mixed) Big Beat, Atlantic 83343-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
83979-2 Soft Machine  album cover Teddybears* Soft Machine(CD, Album) Big Beat, Atlantic 83979-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
0-84088 Midnight  album cover Robin S* Midnight(12", Promo) Big Beat 0-84088 US 1997 Sell This Version
0-85031 Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)  album cover DJ Spiller* Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)(2x12") Big Beat 0-85031 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85145 Salsoul Nugget (If U Wanna)  album cover M&S Presents The Girl Next Door M&S Presents The Girl Next Door - Salsoul Nugget (If U Wanna)(2x12") Big Beat 0-85145 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85148 Let's Get Together  album cover Chicco Secci & Robbie Rivera Present Soul Logic Chicco Secci & Robbie Rivera Present Soul Logic - Let's Get Together(2x12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85148 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85225 Finally  album cover Kings Of Tomorrow Featuring Julie McKnight Kings Of Tomorrow Featuring Julie McKnight - Finally(2x12") Atlantic, Big Beat 0-85225 US 2001 Sell This Version
85225-2 Finally  album cover Kings Of Tomorrow Featuring Julie McKnight Kings Of Tomorrow Featuring Julie McKnight - Finally(CD, Maxi) Atlantic, Distance, Big Beat 85225-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85275 American Dream  album cover Jakatta American Dream(2x12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85275 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85276 Supa / Don Da Da  album cover Kenny Dope* presents The Mad Racket Kenny Dope* presents The Mad Racket - Supa / Don Da Da(12", RE) Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85276 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85277 Player's Anthem / Gettin' Money (Remix)  album cover Junior M.A.F.I.A. Player's Anthem / Gettin' Money (Remix)(12") Big Beat 0-85277 US Unknown Sell This Version
0-85278 You Don't Love Me / I Got Somebody Else  album cover Dawn Penn / Changing Faces Dawn Penn / Changing Faces - You Don't Love Me / I Got Somebody Else(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85278 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-85280 Two For The Time / Not Gonna Be Able To Do It  album cover The Nubian Crackers* / Double XX Posse The Nubian Crackers* / Double XX Posse - Two For The Time / Not Gonna Be Able To Do It(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85280 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85281 Wrong Side Of Da Tracks / C'mon Wit Da Git Down  album cover Artifacts Wrong Side Of Da Tracks / C'mon Wit Da Git Down(12", RE) Big Beat 0-85281 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85282 The Party / Sweat  album cover Kraze / Jay Williams Kraze / Jay Williams - The Party / Sweat(12") Big Beat 0-85282 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85283 Show Me Love / Love For Love  album cover Robin S. Show Me Love / Love For Love(12") Big Beat 0-85283 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85284 Make My Body Rock / Got A Love For You  album cover Jomanda Make My Body Rock / Got A Love For You(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85284 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85285 The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) / America (I Love America)  album cover Kenny Dope* Presents The Bucketheads / Full Intention Kenny Dope* Presents The Bucketheads / Full Intention - The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) / America (I Love America)(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85285 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85286 I Got That Feelin' / Rejoice  album cover Dreamer G / DJ Shon Dreamer G / DJ Shon - I Got That Feelin' / Rejoice 0-85286 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-85287 Definition Of A Track / Join Hands  album cover Precious / Taravhonty Precious / Taravhonty - Definition Of A Track / Join Hands(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85287 US 2002 Sell This Version
90734-2 ThriveMix 01  album cover Various ThriveMix 01(2xCD, Mixed) ThriveDance, Thrivemix 90734-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
92320-2 Things In Tha Hood  album cover DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood (Album) 92320-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
92320-4 Things In Tha Hood  album cover DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood (Album) 92320-4 US 1994 Sell This Version