Media Records

Media Records

Profile:
Italian label founded by Gianfranco Bortolotti in 1986 as Media Record. This started releasing Italo-Disco (Risen From The Rank, Rose, Argentina, Superbowl, Albert One, etc.) until the end of 1987. Then changed to Media Records, becoming a House label with a new image logo and the tag “The Sound of the Future” was also added. In that period were born the first tracks from the hugely successful projects: Cappella, Club House and 49ers were released and Media Records soon became internationally successful as an independent record label.

Business partners were created in the UK, Spain, Germany, Benelux, and Denmark and by the early 90’s there was a growing list of successful Italian sublabels. Together with Whole Records, Underground, G.F.B. and Inside, Media Records released an endless list of Italodance anthems, with contributions from artists such as Pierre Feroldi, Mimmo Mix, DJ Professor, Walter Cremonini and Francesco Zappalà. Vocalist’s Ann-Marie Smith and Carl Fanini were on board and with projects like East Side Beat, Antico, R.A.F. and Sharada House Gang Media Records was a force to be reckoned within the international dance music market.
Mid 90’s and new labels BXR and Noise Maker were born. With Gigi D'Agostino, Mario Più and Mauro Picotto on board and with the creation of UK based label Nukleuz, these labels became hugely successful and influential in the international Hard House and Trance markets.
The new millennium and Media Records buy the publishing rights to restart the famous Italian House label UMM, International artists Justin Timberlake, Groove Armada, DJ Tiësto and Joy Kitikonti are signed as the label carries itself towards new boundaries. Already successful in Japan, in 2003 the label went to New York; its mission is to manage its disco graphic repertoire in the most important (richest) market in the world: the USA market. Back in Italy Media Records founded an mp3 promotional system, sending mp3 tracks streaming to radio, press, TV and the internet.
Music production is not Gianfranco Bortolotti’s only passion, important architecture magazines wrote article’s on the original design of Media Records offices and recording studio’s, all designed by Gianfranco himself. In 2005 he created his own design company “World of Media” and retired from music production to concentrate on his love for architecture and design.
Within 20 years Media Records won more than 100 gold and platinum awards and it’s fair to say that Gianfranco Bortolotti and the Media Records empire played a massive part in dance music today both influentially and creatively.

In 2006 the label was stopped along with most of the Italian divisions, then in 2010 German company ZYX Music purchased the rights to Media S.r.l. to distribute the back catalogue digitally.

In 2015 Gianfranco Bortolotti re-started Media Records (and some labels related as BXR, Underground (2), UMM and Heartbeat) and created new labels as EDMedia and Italo.

International partner labels:
Media Records Benelux
Media Records Spain
Media Records Nordic
Media Records Germany
Media Records France
Media Records Ltd. (UK)

Italian divisions:
Aries Records
Audio Esperanto
Baia Degli Angeli
BXR
BXR Club
BXR Gold
W/BXR
Choice (5)
Cube
Delta City
East Side Records (3)
Enterprise Records
Free Records Independent
GFB Records
Heartbeat
Hex Sound Technology Research
Inside Label
Magnetik
Marton & Media
Media Italiana
Noise From West Records
Noisemaker
Nukleuz Italy
Pirate Records
Reactor
Sacrifice
Shibuya Records
Signal
Starlight Records (2)
Team Records (3)
Tiffany
Tuscania Movement
UMM
Underground (2)
Whole Records

International divisions:
BXR UK
BXR Benelux
BXR
Reactor Benelux
UMM (UK)

Studio:
Media Studio

Label Code: LC 11556
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Media Records International
Via Martiri della Libertà 285
25030 Roncadelle (Brescia)
Italy
Sites:
[l2280]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
158 MC BXR Superclub Compilation Volume 1  album cover Mario Più & Mauro Picotto Feat. Zicky - Franchino Mario Più & Mauro Picotto Feat. Zicky - Franchino - BXR Superclub Compilation Volume 1(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Media Records 158 MC Italy 1999 Sell This Version
0641CMED Slip Away  album cover Mohito Feat. Howard Jones Mohito Feat. Howard Jones - Slip Away(CD, Single) Media Records 0641CMED UK 2005 Sell This Version
0641FMED Slip Away  album cover Mohito Feat. Howard Jones Mohito Feat. Howard Jones - Slip Away(12") Media Records 0641FMED UK 2005 Sell This Version
07421 Everybody Listen To It  album cover Cappella Everybody Listen To It(7", Single) BCM Records 07421 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
07425 Don't You Love Me  album cover 49ers Don't You Love Me (Single) 07425 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
07445 Girl To Girl / 49ers Megamix  album cover 49ers Girl To Girl / 49ers Megamix(7", Single) BCM Records 07445 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
9068 I'm Alone  album cover Club House I'm Alone(12", Maxi) Airplay Records, Airplay Records 9068 France 1989 Sell This Version
10008-2 Tranceworld Volume 1  album cover Various Tranceworld Volume 1(CD, Comp) Media Records 10008-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
12370 Touch Me  album cover 49ers Touch Me(12") BCM Records 12370 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
017128-2 Il Grande Viaggio Di Gigi D'Agostino Vol. 1  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Il Grande Viaggio Di Gigi D'Agostino Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) Popron Traxx, Universal, Media Records, NoiseMaker 017128-2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
017128-4 Il Grande Viaggio Di Gigi D'Agostino Vol. 1  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Il Grande Viaggio Di Gigi D'Agostino Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Popron Traxx, Universal, Media Records 017128-4 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
017780-2 The Others  album cover Mauro Picotto The Others(CD, Album) Popron Traxx 017780-2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
27221-1 Be My Baby  album cover Cappella Be My Baby(CD, Single, Car) Atoll Music 27221-1 France 1997 Sell This Version
54419-2 L'Amour Toujours  album cover Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours(2xCD, Album) Popron Music, Media Records, NoiseMaker 54419-2 Czech Republic 2000 Sell This Version
54438-2 Back To Life  album cover Prezioso Feat. Marvin Back To Life(CD, Album, Enh) Popron Music 54438-2 Czech Republic & Slovakia 2000 Sell This Version
54477-2 Tecno Fes Volume 2  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Tecno Fes Volume 2(CD, EP) Popron Music, NoiseMaker, Media Records 54477-2 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
54506-2 L'Amour Toujours  album cover Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours(CD, Maxi, Mixed) Popron Music, Media Records, NoiseMaker 54506-2 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
54655-2 Silence E.P. Underconstruction 1  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Silence E.P. Underconstruction 1(CD, EP) Popron Music 54655-2 Czech Republic 2004 Sell This Version
54655-4 Silence E.P.  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Silence E.P.(Cass, EP) Popron Music, Media Records, NoiseMaker 54655-4 Czech Republic 2004 Sell This Version
71-092 Live To Tell  album cover Magdalena Live To Tell(12") Bit Music 71-092 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
71-415 The Way  album cover Adam Austin The Way(12") Bit Music 71-415 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
95107 Don't You Love Me  album cover 49ers Don't You Love Me(CD, Maxi, Car) Carrere, Airplay Records, Carrere, Airplay Records 95107 France 1990 Sell This Version
95190 What You're Gonna Do  album cover DJ Fopp What You're Gonna Do(CD, Single, Car) Airplay Records 95190 France 1990 Sell This Version
95 192 My Love  album cover Claps My Love(CD, Maxi, Car) Airplay Records 95 192 France 1990 Sell This Version
95221 We Need Freedom  album cover Antico We Need Freedom(CD, Maxi) Flarenasch, Flarenasch 95221 France 1991 Sell This Version
143011 Say It Baby  album cover Natasha (5) Say It Baby(CD, Single, Car) Ramdam Factory 143011 France 1996 Sell This Version
159133-2 L'Amour Toujours  album cover Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours(2xCD, Album) Magic Records, Media Records, NoiseMaker 159133-2 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
182 962 U Got 2 Know  album cover Cappella U Got 2 Know(CD, Single, Car) Flarenasch 182 962 France 1993 Sell This Version
183 162 Back To The Future  album cover Various Back To The Future(CD, Comp) Flarenasch 183 162 France 1993 Sell This Version
184422 U Got 2 Know  album cover Cappella U Got 2 Know (Album) 184422 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
184882 Media Compilation - The Sound Of The Future  album cover Various Media Compilation - The Sound Of The Future(CD, Comp) Flarenasch 184882 France 1994 Sell This Version
190 019-2 I'm Alright  album cover Katherine E I'm Alright(CD, Maxi) Touch Of Gold, Touch Of Gold 190 019-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
190 861-1 Express Your Freedom  album cover Anticappella Express Your Freedom(12", Maxi) Ouragan 190 861-1 France 1995 Sell This Version
444 021-1 49ers  album cover 49ers 49ers(LP, Album, Ltd) 4th & Broadway 444 021-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
471 437 2 The Greatest Hits '92 - Vol. 1  album cover Various The Greatest Hits '92 - Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 471 437 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
471467 2 Dance Pool Time  album cover Various Dance Pool Time(CD, Comp, Mixed) Dance Pool, Columbia, Sony Music Special Marketing, Dance Pool, Sony Music Special Marketing, Columbia 471467 2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
472006 U Got 2 Know  album cover Cappella U Got 2 Know(CD, Album) Flarenasch 472006 France 1994 Sell This Version
473235 Don't Be Proud  album cover Cappella Don't Be Proud(CD, Single, Car) Flarenasch 473235 France 1995 Sell This Version
516 486-2 The Sound Of Kiss 100 FM  album cover Various The Sound Of Kiss 100 FM (Comp) 516 486-2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
549 224-2 The Album  album cover Mauro Picotto The Album(CD, Album) Zeitgeist 549 224-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
549 244-2 The Album  album cover Mauro Picotto The Album(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Zeitgeist, Zeitgeist 549 244-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
570 942 2 Joy Don't Stop  album cover Joy Kitikonti Joy Don't Stop(CD, Maxi) Zeitgeist 570 942 2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
570 944-2 Back To Cali  album cover Mauro Picotto Back To Cali (Maxi) 570 944-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
575 874-2 New Year's Day  album cover Gigi D'Agostino New Year's Day(CD, Single, Car) Airplay Records 575 874-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
575 875-2 New Year's Day  album cover Gigi D'Agostino New Year's Day(CD, Maxi) Airplay Records 575 875-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
583020-2 Hard House Invasion  album cover Various Hard House Invasion(CD, Comp) Envil Music 583020-2 Poland 2002 Sell This Version
587 661-2 Like This Like That  album cover Mauro Picotto Like This Like That(CD, Maxi) Zeitgeist 587 661-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
587 884-2 Proximus With Adiemus  album cover Mauro Picotto Proximus With Adiemus(CD, Maxi) Zeitgeist, Universal, Polydor, BXR, Media Records 587 884-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
587988-2 Goodbye  album cover Mauro Picotto Goodbye(CD, Single) Zeitgeist, Universal, BXR, Polydor, Media Records 587988-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
828 303-2 Only For The Headstrong  album cover Various Only For The Headstrong(CD, Comp) FFRR 828 303-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
828 438-2 Platinum On Black  album cover Various Platinum On Black(CD, Comp) FFRR 828 438-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
837 696 2 War In Heaven  album cover Cappella War In Heaven(CD, Album) EMI France 837 696 2 France 1995 Sell This Version
837 696 4 Cappella War In Heaven(Cass, Album) EMI France 837 696 4 France 1996 Sell This Version
8 41429 2 Le Voyage '96 Compilation  album cover Various / Gigi D'Agostino Various / Gigi D'Agostino - Le Voyage '96 Compilation(CD, Comp, Mixed) Media Records, Virgin, BXR 8 41429 2 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
842 529 4 49ers  album cover 49ers 49ers(Cass, Album) Island Records 842 529 4 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
850 201-2 Tell Me The Way  album cover Cappella Tell Me The Way(CD, Single) Systematic, London Records 850 201-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
857 003-2 Alive & Kicking / Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Alive & Kicking / Ride Like The Wind(CD, Maxi) FFRR 857 003-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
857 131-2 You're My Everything  album cover East Side Beat You're My Everything(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR 857 131-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
859 139-2 I Wanna Feel The Music  album cover Cacao I Wanna Feel The Music(CD, Maxi) Panic Records 859 139-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
859 235-1 Go To Your Heart  album cover DJ Spy Go To Your Heart(12") Urban 859 235-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
861 481-2 Alive & Kicking  album cover East Side Beat Alive & Kicking(CD, Maxi) Airplay Records 861 481-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
863 568-2 Wanna Be (With U)  album cover Cacao Wanna Be (With U)(CD, Single) Panic Records 863 568-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
863 949-2 I Didn't Know  album cover East Side Beat I Didn't Know(CD, Maxi) Airplay Records 863 949-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
865 833-2 The Last One  album cover MIG 33 The Last One(CD, Maxi) Panic Records 865 833-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
869 604-7 Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind(7") FFRR, FFRR 869 604-7 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
869 605-1 Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind(12") FFRR, FFRR 869 605-1 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
869 605-2 Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind (Single) 869 605-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
869 997-2 Alive & Kicking / Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Alive & Kicking / Ride Like The Wind(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR 869 997-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
875 580-4 Girl To Girl  album cover 49ers Girl To Girl(Cass, Single, Dol) Media Records 875 580-4 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
875 580-7 Girl To Girl  album cover 49ers Girl To Girl(7", Single) 4th & Broadway, Island Records 875 580-7 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
876 878-7 Touch Me (Sexual Version)  album cover 49ers Touch Me (Sexual Version)(7", Single) 4th & Broadway, Island Records 876 878-7 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
882 356 2 Tell Me The Way  album cover Cappella Tell Me The Way(CD, Maxi) DLA, EMI France, Media Records 882 356 2 France 1995 Sell This Version
883122-6 Turn It Up And Down (Dj Sample 2)  album cover Cappella Turn It Up And Down (Dj Sample 2)(12") EMI Music France, Media Records, DLA 883122-6 France 1996 Sell This Version
987049-8 L'Amour Toujours II  album cover Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours II(2xCD, Album) Magic Records, Magic Records, Media Records, Media Records, NoiseMaker, NoiseMaker 987049-8 Poland 2005 Sell This Version
191 370.2 La Plus Grande Discothèque Du Monde Vol. 8  album cover Various La Plus Grande Discothèque Du Monde Vol. 8(CD, Comp, Mixed) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 191 370.2 France 1994 Sell This Version
191 370.4 La Plus Grande Discothèque Du Monde Vol. 8  album cover Various La Plus Grande Discothèque Du Monde Vol. 8(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 191 370.4 France 1994 Sell This Version
3003902 My Sweet Liar  album cover With It Guys My Sweet Liar(CD, Single, Car) Sniper Records (3) 3003902 France 1996 Sell This Version
3009252 Higher  album cover Love Affair Feat. Cinda* Love Affair Feat. Cinda* - Higher(CD, Single, Car) Sniper Records (3) 3009252 France 1996 Sell This Version
3053595 Future Love  album cover Brahama Future Love(CD, Maxi) Apricot Records 3053595 France 1999 Sell This Version
3053596 Future Love  album cover Brahama Future Love(12") Apricot Records 3053596 France 1999 Sell This Version
3055065 Future Love  album cover Brahama Future Love(CD, Single, Car) Apricot Records 3055065 France 1999 Sell This Version
3341022 Bl'a Bl'a Bl'a  album cover The Boy Rackers Bl'a Bl'a Bl'a(CD, Single, Enh, Car) Blue Records (11), EMI Label One 3341022 France 2005 Sell This Version
5002 119 Mi Mancherai  album cover Fabio B. Mi Mancherai(CD, Maxi, Promo) Media Records, Polydor 5002 119 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
5002 210 Volo  album cover Fabio* Volo(CD, Maxi, Promo) Media Records 5002 210 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
7422322 Silence E.P. Underconstruction 1  album cover Gigi D'Agostino Silence E.P. Underconstruction 1(CD, EP) Mucha Mas Música, Media Records, NoiseMaker 7422322 Mexico 2004 Sell This Version
850 199.2 Tell Me The Way  album cover Cappella Tell Me The Way(CD, Single, S/Edition) Systematic, London Records 850 199.2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
8796252 Super  album cover Gigi D'Agostino & Albertino Gigi D'Agostino & Albertino - Super(CD, Single, Car) DLA, EMI Music France, Media Records, NoiseMaker 8796252 France 2000 Sell This Version
05108-16-1/2 Platinum  album cover Elton John Platinum(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Media Records 05108-16-1/2 1998 Sell This Version
162 350 030-1 U Got 2 Know  album cover Cappella U Got 2 Know(12") FFRR 162 350 030-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
162 351 009-2 Technorave 4  album cover Various Technorave 4(CD, Comp) Next Plateau Records Inc. 162 351 009-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
162 351 009-4 Technorave 4  album cover Various Technorave 4(Cass, Comp) Next Plateau Records Inc. 162 351 009-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
4509 96795 2 Light My Fire  album cover Club House Feat. Carl* Club House Feat. Carl* - Light My Fire(CD, Single, Car) Media Records 4509 96795 2 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 005-2 Platinum On Black  album cover Various Platinum On Black(CD, Mixed) FFRR 697 124 005-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
07822-15033-1 La Passion Medley With Rectangle  album cover Gigi D'Agostino La Passion Medley With Rectangle(12") Arista, Media Records 07822-15033-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
9031-74478-2 Deep In My Heart  album cover Club House Deep In My Heart(CD, Single, Car) Airplay Records, Carrere 9031-74478-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74712-2 Divin' In The Beat  album cover East Side Beat Divin' In The Beat(CD, Maxi) Carrere Music, Airplay Records 9031-74712-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
9031-76007-7 Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind(7") Airplay Records, Carrere Music 9031-76007-7 France 1991 Sell This Version
9031-76084-0 Feel Alright  album cover With It Guys Feat. Shirley Lewis With It Guys Feat. Shirley Lewis - Feel Alright(12", Maxi) Airplay Records, Carrere 9031-76084-0 France 1991 Sell This Version
162 350 030-1DJ U Got 2 Know  album cover Cappella U Got 2 Know(12", Promo) FFRR 162 350 030-1DJ US 1992 Sell This Version
7243 5 50714 2 L'Amour Toujours  album cover Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours(CD, Maxi) EMI, DLA, NoiseMaker, EMI Music France, Media Records 7243 5 50714 2 France 2002 Sell This Version

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Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

July 10, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Careful with their digital file re-releases, some of the lossless files that they offer on music download stores are probably transcodes from 320 Kbps MP3. It's pretty despicable that a big label like Media Records could be doing such a dodgy practice.
Jarren

Jarren

October 25, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
What can be said about Media Records?

Well, what cannot be said about Media Records would be more appropriate!

From their beginnings as Italo Disco crossovers into Italo House legends they are undeniable, and their tenure as Kings of early to mid 90's Eurodance cannot be denied either.

Headed by Gianfranco Bortolotti, the Media "machine" produced many, many hits throughout the late 80's and the entirety of the 90's, entering the millennium in Europe as BXR (an old sub-division re-emerged) to appeal to cooler dancefloors.

The only problem with Media Records is a simple one, but a damning one. Many, MANY of their producers simply ripped off melodies / ideas from more established artists. It started with the late 80's Acid House / New Beat craze that saw fit to use samples in tracks to bring a freshness to material, but by 1992 Media artists were ripping off entire tracks without any hint of artistic credit.

For examples, compare Cappella - U Got 2 Know with Siouxsie & The Banshee's "Happy House" or Cappella's U Got 2 Let The Music with Alphaville's "Sounds Like A Melody". To name but two of Media's biggest hits. The wealth of thievery runs much deeper.

Having said that, the label continued to produce many great tunes, mainly through talent such as Mauro Picotto and Gigi D'Agostino who, although worlds apart musically in 2010, can still trace their beginnings back to Media as the label who set them on their paths.

I personally have a love-hate relationship with Media Records, for while I hate them for their shameless piracy of established material I still admire them for their invention in the face of change.
giosue

giosue

December 16, 2009
edited over 8 years ago
The Promo Mix saga of Media Records (catalogue PRO XXX and title Promo Mix XXX) wasn't pressed directly from Media Records. Promo Mix was a vinyl serie created by AID -Associazione Italiana Disc Jockey- (in english Italian Association of Disc Jockey) in the early 90s. Every subscriber received, every months, a parcel with 7-8 vinyls 12" with the tracks of the most important italian labels like Energy Production, TIME, Discomagic, Media Records only to name a few. Every 12" contains 4 tracks (sometimes 5) taken from the forthcoming releases of every labels (and also of their sublabels). It was definitely a good way, for italian DJs, to have the most popular tracks (and also some rare tracks or rare versions) previously to the official release date. This service was available until july 2005.