Big Beat

Big Beat

Profile:
Big Beat Records was an American East Coast hip hop and dance-music record label that operated as a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. It was founded in 1987 by a 22-year-old New York deejay Craig Kallman, who initially ran the label from his parents' apartment. Thereafter, it was operated as a division of Hands On Productions Inc. After achieving some notoriety on the underground dance music circuit, Doug Morris — then head of Atlantic Records — brought Kallman and Big Beat into the Atlantic stable in 1991. Atlantic purchased the label outright in 1992. Although the label originally focused on house music, being entrenched in the often cutting-edge New York music scene inevitably led Big Beat to embrace the growing hip hop genre as the 1990s progressed. It also had a sub-label named Turnstyle. In 1998, Kallman was promoted to Vice President of Atlantic. Following his promotion, Big Beat (and most of its roster) was subsequently absorbed into its parent company.

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.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
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:
[l1965]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1557 Quad City DJ's C'Mon 'N Ride It (The Train)(12", Promo) Atlantic 1557 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
3047-2 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 Jomanda The True Meaning Of Love(12") Big Beat 0-10034 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-10035 JVC Force* Big Trax / 6 Feet Back On The Map 0-10035 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10036 Double XX Posse The Headcracker(12", Single) Big Beat 0-10036 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10045 The Nubian Crackers* Two For The Time(12") Big Beat 0-10045 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10046 Sound Assassins (2) Let Me Hear You(12") Big Beat 0-10046 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10048 Percee P & Ekim Percee P & Ekim - Now They Wanna See Me 0-10048 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10049 New Atlantic I Know(12") Big Beat 0-10049 US 1992 Sell This Version
10049-2 New Atlantic I Know(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10049-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-10059 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 Ooscha Matter Of Time(12") Big Beat 0-10060 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10061 Baha Men Back To The Island(12") Big Beat 0-10061 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10063 T-Diva Picture This(12") Big Beat 0-10063 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10064 Ann Consuelo See The Day 0-10064 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10068 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 Double XX Posse Not Gonna Be Able To Do It(12") Big Beat 0-10076 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10080 OFTB* Slangin' Dope(12") Big Beat 0-10080 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10086 Ann Consuelo Do It For Love(12") Big Beat 0-10086 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10089 Nubian Crackers Clap Your Hands Everybody(12") Big Beat 0-10089 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10090 Underground Mass Featuring Lisa White Underground Mass Featuring Lisa White - Didn't I 0-10090 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10091 Heavy On Easy Only Your Love(12") Big Beat 0-10091 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10092 Dreamer G I Got That Feelin'(12") Big Beat 0-10092 US 1992 Sell This Version
10093-2 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 Jay Williams It's Over(12") Big Beat 0-10095 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-10103 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 Robert Manos (2) Faith 0-10106 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10110 Robin S* Show Me Love(12") Big Beat 0-10110 US 1993 Sell This Version
10110-2 Robin S. Show Me Love(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10110-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
10119-2 Crazy Ivan Mozart's Revenge(CD, Maxi) Pyrotech Records, Big Beat, Secret Records (5) 10119-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10123 MC Thick From The Brick Jungle(12", Single) Big Beat 0-10123 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10124 Jomanda I Like It(12") Big Beat 0-10124 US 1993 Sell This Version
10124-2 Jomanda I Like It(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10124-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10125 Echora Love Is Blind(12") Big Beat 0-10125 US 1993 Sell This Version
10125-2 Echora Love Is Blind(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10125-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10127 Nubian Crackers Do You Wanna Hear It?(12") Big Beat 0-10127 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10128 Key West Looks Like I'm In Love Again(12", Single) Big Beat 0-10128 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10130 Jomanda I Like It(12") Big Beat 0-10130 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10131 Inner Circle Sweat (A La La La La Long)(12") Big Beat 0-10131 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10132 Raiders Of The Lost Art* Back In The Day(12") Big Beat 0-10132 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10133 Robin S* Love For Love(12") Big Beat 0-10133 US 1993 Sell This Version
10133-2 Robin S* Love For Love(CD, Maxi) Big Beat, Big Beat 10133-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10134 Lance Ellington Have We Lost Our Love(12") Big Beat 0-10134 US 1993 Sell This Version
10134-2 Lance Ellington Have We Lost Our Love (Lonely)(CD, Maxi) Big Beat 10134-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10136 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 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 DFC (2) Caps Get Peeled(12") Big Beat 0-10146 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10147 Down South Southern Comfort(12") Big Beat 0-10147 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10148 Robin S* I Want To Thank You 0-10148 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10150 Jomanda I Cried The Tears(12") Big Beat 0-10150 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10151 Dawn Penn You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)(12") Big Beat 0-10151 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-10153 Groove U. (Seek And You'll Find) The Kinda Right Baby(12") Big Beat 0-10153 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10154 Artifacts Wrong Side Of Da Tracks(12") Big Beat 0-10154 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10155 Changing Faces Stroke You Up(12") Big Beat 0-10155 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-10156 Loveland Let The Music (Lift You Up)(12") Big Beat 0-10156 US 1994 Sell This Version
12270 Kraze Let's Play House(12") BCM Records 12270 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
14204-1 Various Underground Dance Music Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Big Beat 14204-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217 Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(LP, Album, TP) Big Beat 14217 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217-1 Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(LP, Album) Big Beat 14217-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14217-4 Double XX Posse Put Ya Boots On(Cass, Album) Big Beat 14217-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
14219-1 OFTB* Straight Up Watts(LP, Album) Big Beat, Big Beat 14219-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14219-2 OFTB* Straight Up Watts(CD, Album) Big Beat, Big Beat 14219-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
14220 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 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 Various Freestyle's Greatest Hits Volume 2(CD, Comp) Turnstyle Records, Big Beat 14232-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
14246-1 DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood(LP, Album) Assault Records, Big Beat 14246-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
14249-1 Down South Lost In Brooklyn(2xLP, Album, Whi) Big Beat 14249-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
35321 Various Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records 35321 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
62304-2 Annie Anniemal (Album) 62304-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
62305-2 Annie Heartbeat(CD, Maxi) Big Beat, 679 Recordings 62305-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
82905-2 Quad City DJ's Get On Up And Dance (Album) 82905-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
82905-4 Quad City DJ's Get On Up And Dance(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Big Beat 82905-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
83142-1 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 Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz* - Mobstability(CD, Album, RP) Creator's Way Associated Labels, Big Beat, Atlantic 83142-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
83343-2 DJ Skribble Essential Dance 2000(CD, Mixed) Big Beat, Atlantic 83343-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
83979-2 Teddybears* Soft Machine(CD, Album) Big Beat, Atlantic 83979-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
0-84088 Robin S* Midnight(12", Promo) Big Beat 0-84088 US 1997 Sell This Version
0-85031 DJ Spiller* Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)(2x12") Big Beat 0-85031 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85145 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 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 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 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 Jakatta American Dream(2x12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85275 US 2001 Sell This Version
0-85276 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 Junior M.A.F.I.A. Player's Anthem / Gettin' Money (Remix)(12") Big Beat 0-85277 US Unknown Sell This Version
0-85278 Dawn Penn / Changing Faces Dawn Penn / Changing Faces - You Don't Love Me / I Got Somebody Else(12") Big Beat 0-85278 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-85280 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 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 Kraze / Jay Williams Kraze / Jay Williams - The Party / Sweat(12") Big Beat 0-85282 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85283 Robin S. Show Me Love / Love For Love(12") Big Beat 0-85283 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85284 Jomanda Make My Body Rock / Got A Love For You(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85284 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85285 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 Dreamer G / DJ Shon Dreamer G / DJ Shon - I Got That Feelin' / Rejoice 0-85286 US 2002 Sell This Version
0-85287 Precious / Taravhonty Precious / Taravhonty - Definition Of A Track / Join Hands(12") Big Beat, Atlantic 0-85287 US 2002 Sell This Version
90734-2 Various ThriveMix 01(2xCD, Mixed) ThriveDance, Thrivemix 90734-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
92320-2 DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood (Album) 92320-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
92320-4 DFC (2) Things In Tha Hood(Cass, Album) Assault Records, Big Beat 92320-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
92329-2 Down South Lost In Brooklyn (Album) 92329-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version