Washington Classics

Washington Classics

Profile:
Washington Classics Music was originally founded in 1997 by Funky DL. Initially the intention was to release small side projects and exclusive material away from Almo / Utmost Records, who DL had at that time secured recording contracts with.

The first release on Washington Classics was the infamous “The Record Shop EP” which featured hip-hop classics such as “She Got Me Talking To Myself” and “The Record Shop” featuring Guile. This EP hit the stores in 1997 and to this day is a well sought after rarity in hip-hop. 1998 saw Washington Classics pitch the gem that was”The Main Features EP” from which the lead track entitled “Lyrics No Stress” became an instant vintage which married the lyrical skills of Funky DL, Versatile E and Guile.

1999 Was the most crucial year for Washington as Funky DL’s contract terms had expired with his previous label and he decided he no longer wanted to be contracted to record and release music so he along with his then business associates Allen Reid and Jenny Charles invested their time and efforts and capital into launching numerous releases and setting the label up for long term trading.

The following 3 years saw the successful 12” single releases of Funky DL classics such as “Triangular Rotations” “I’d Like To Know” and “The Music” and launched albums such as “When Love Is Breaking Down” “Blackcurrent Jazz” and “The Classic Fantasy” into the hip-hop market with remarkable results. Washington Classics then started to trade and license music oversees and acquire its own roster of acts and artists to push, promote and release from underneath its wings.

Artists such as J’Leish (Though only ever releasing a single 12” with Washington), Sienna and Thursdays Love helped to catapult the label and the perception of the label and its diversity to newer and greater heights enabling Washington Classics to develop it’s identity with the commercial sales market and establish a repertoire with clients and other interested parties in regards to distribution and Licensees.

Now in its 8th year of trading, Washington Classics houses releases from acts such as, Dyanna Fearon, Sienna, Penfold, Sekz, Funky DL, Phoebe One, Korus and Many more…

The staffs who have contributed to the success of the label include Funky DL, Allen Reid, Jenny Charles, DJ Stixx, DJ Parris, Yasmin Swan, Collette Hargadon, Kiara Murray and Michael Amaning.

Washington Classics continues to produce, market and promote some of the finest hip-hop and R&B music from the United Kingdom and the US making it one of the forefront leaders of underground music labels.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BACY-1 When Love Is Breaking Down...  album cover Funky DL When Love Is Breaking Down...(CD, Album) Bad News Records, Miclife BACY-1 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
BACY-14 Blackcurrent Jazz  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz(CD, Album) Bad News Records BACY-14 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BACY-25 Rhyme Travel Vol.1  album cover Funky DL Rhyme Travel Vol.1(CD, Comp) Miclife, Bad News Records BACY-25 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BACY-26 Rhyme Travel Vol.2  album cover Funky DL Rhyme Travel Vol.2(CD, Comp) Miclife, Bad News Records BACY-26 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BACY-51 Since 77  album cover Funky DL Since 77(CD, Album) Bad News Records BACY-51 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BACY-52 The Classic Fantasy  album cover Funky DL The Classic Fantasy(CD, Album) Bad News Records BACY-52 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BACY-56 The Jazz That Was Forgotten  album cover Funky DL The Jazz That Was Forgotten(CD, Album) Bad News Records BACY-56 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BACY-61 A Classic Example Of A...  album cover Funky DL A Classic Example Of A...(CD, Album) Bad News Records BACY-61 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BBE133 The Interview  album cover Funky DL The Interview(CD, Album, Promo) BBE, Washington Classics BBE133 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BBE133ACD The Interview  album cover Funky DL The Interview(CD, Album) BBE, Washington Classics BBE133ACD UK 2009 Sell This Version
CFWC 001 The Record Shop E.P.  album cover Funky DL & DJ Stixx Funky DL & DJ Stixx - The Record Shop E.P. (EP) CFWC 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MRCD702 Street Swagger  album cover Funky DL Street Swagger(CD, Album) Washington Classics MRCD702 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Autonomy: The 4th Quarter 2 (Instrumentals)   album cover Funky DL Autonomy: The 4th Quarter 2 (Instrumentals) (12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Washington Classics none UK 2017
none Incognito In Soho  album cover Funky DL Incognito In Soho (Album) none UK 2017
none Street Love  album cover Funky DL Street Love(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Kaycee Records, Washington Classics none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Thursdays Love Thursdays Quest(12", EP) Eleven 11 Records, Washington Classics none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Jazzmatic 2 Funky DL Remixes  album cover Nas Jazzmatic 2 Funky DL Remixes(CDr, Comp) Washington Classics none UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Jazzmatic Funky DL Remixes  album cover Nas Jazzmatic Funky DL Remixes(CDr, Comp) Washington Classics none UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Watchin' The World / Danger / I Love...  album cover Funky DL Watchin' The World / Danger / I Love...(CDr, Single, Promo) Washington Classics none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Funky DL Little Mike / Disconnected(CDr, Single, Promo) Washington Classics none Unknown Sell This Version
none February EP: A Rest In Beats Tribute To J Dilla & Nujabes EP 1  album cover Funky DL February EP: A Rest In Beats Tribute To J Dilla & Nujabes EP 1(12", EP) HHV.DE, Washington Classics none Germany 2014 Sell This Version
none Ode to Nujabes  album cover Funky DL Ode to Nujabes(3xFile, AAC, Single, 256) Washington Classics none UK 2011
none The Rhapsody  album cover Funky DL The Rhapsody(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Washington Classics none UK 2016
none Love Is The Only / Glistening  album cover Funky DL Love Is The Only / Glistening(CDr, Single, Promo) Washington Classics none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none What A Shame / Here To Stay  album cover Funky DL What A Shame / Here To Stay(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Washington Classics none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Thursdays Love For The Love Of Jazz And Thursdays(CD, Smplr) Washington Classics none UK 2003 Sell This Version
ROCD-3 Music From Naphta  album cover Funky DL Music From Naphta(CD, Album) Rockwell Product Shop ROCD-3 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
TFCK-87333 For The Love Of Jazz And Thursdays  album cover Thursdays Love For The Love Of Jazz And Thursdays(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-87333 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
WCAMYCD001 Back To Frank & Back To Rap (DL Samples Amy Winehouse Vol. 1 & 2)  album cover Funky DL Back To Frank & Back To Rap (DL Samples Amy Winehouse Vol. 1 & 2)(CDr, Promo, Lim) Washington Classics WCAMYCD001 UK 2013 Sell This Version
WCCAR002 The Main Features EP  album cover Funky DL The Main Features EP WCCAR002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WCCAR 003P Triangular Rotation / Is It A Dream?  album cover Funky DL / ATL Funky DL / ATL - Triangular Rotation / Is It A Dream?(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 003P UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCAR004P Everybody Rock On / Green Lights  album cover Funky DL Everybody Rock On / Green Lights(12") Washington Classics WCCAR004P UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCAR005P Stoppin & Startin  album cover Funky DL Stoppin & Startin(12") Washington Classics WCCAR005P UK 2009 Sell This Version
WCCAR 006P Adidas / Thought I Could Trust U  album cover Funky DL Adidas / Thought I Could Trust U(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 006P UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCAR 007P I'd Like To Know  album cover Funky DL I'd Like To Know(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 007P UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCAR 008P My Hearts In It (Remix) / (The Classics)  album cover Funky DL My Hearts In It (Remix) / (The Classics) WCCAR 008P UK 2000 Sell This Version
WCCAR 009P Hit Me  album cover Funky DL Hit Me(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 009P UK 2000 Sell This Version
WCCAR010 The Jazzy Ways E.P.  album cover Funky DL The Jazzy Ways E.P.(12") Washington Classics WCCAR010 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCCAR011 Prediction  album cover Funky DL Prediction(12") Washington Classics WCCAR011 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WCCAR 012 The Music / About The Things  album cover Funky DL The Music / About The Things(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 012 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCCAR 013 Because Of You / Wonderful  album cover Funky DL Because Of You / Wonderful(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 013 UK 2002 Sell This Version
WCCAR014 Fantasy / Yo (My Rhymes) (Remix)  album cover Funky DL Fantasy / Yo (My Rhymes) (Remix)(12") Washington Classics WCCAR014 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCAR 015 Action Replay (239) / World Applause  album cover Funky DL Action Replay (239) / World Applause(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 015 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCAR 016 Training Day / Serious  album cover Funky DL Training Day / Serious(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 016 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCAR 017 Worldwide / The Promo / Confidential Infomation / Pink Panther  album cover Funky DL Worldwide / The Promo / Confidential Infomation / Pink Panther(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 017 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WCCAR 018 Funky DL Yeah / Me & My Microphone Pt 1(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 018 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCAR 020 Sekz On The Shelf (DL Remix) / Understand (DL 2005 Remix)(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 020 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WCCAR021 Glistening / About The Things (Latin Remixes)  album cover Funky DL Glistening / About The Things (Latin Remixes)(12") Washington Classics WCCAR021 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WCCAR 022 Hit Me Remix / Queen Of Diamonds Remix  album cover Funky DL Hit Me Remix / Queen Of Diamonds Remix(12", Maxi) Washington Classics WCCAR 022 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WCCAR 023 My Lyrics / High Alert (Remix) / Stuck (Remix)  album cover Funky DL / Funky DL, Thursdays Love Funky DL / Funky DL, Thursdays Love - My Lyrics / High Alert (Remix) / Stuck (Remix)(12", Maxi) Washington Classics, Myriad Music Records WCCAR 023 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WCCAR 024 Worldwide (The Remixes)  album cover Funky DL Featuring TY Funky DL Featuring TY - Worldwide (The Remixes)(Vinyl, EP, Rem) Washington Classics WCCAR 024 US 1997 Sell This Version
WCCAR 025 Blending Buttermilk With Sex Appeal / Only The Initials CM  album cover Funky DL Blending Buttermilk With Sex Appeal / Only The Initials CM(12") Washington Classics WCCAR 025 US 2007 Sell This Version
WCCAR026 The 4th Quarter EP  album cover Funky DL The 4th Quarter EP(12", EP, Smplr) Washington Classics WCCAR026 UK 2007 Sell This Version
WCCARCD 001 One Another  album cover Funky DL One Another(CD) Washington Classics WCCARCD 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCARCD 003 Blackcurrent Jazz  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCCARCD 004 The Classic Fantasy  album cover Funky DL The Classic Fantasy(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD 004 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCARCD006 The Latin Love Story  album cover Funky DL The Latin Love Story(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD006 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WCCARCD007 The 4th Quarter  album cover Funky DL The 4th Quarter(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD007 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WCCARCD008 The Ultimate Collection  album cover Funky DL The Ultimate Collection(2xCD, Comp) Washington Classics WCCARCD008 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WCCARCD011 Blackcurrent Jazz 2  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz 2(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD011 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WCCARCD012 NANE  album cover Funky DL NANE(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
WCCARCD014 February  album cover Funky DL February(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD014 UK 2014 Sell This Version
WCCARCD015 Le Emporium De Jazz  album cover Funky DL Le Emporium De Jazz(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD015 UK 2015 Sell This Version
WCCARCD016 Autonomy (The 4th Quarter 2)  album cover Funky DL Autonomy (The 4th Quarter 2)(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD016 UK 2016 Sell This Version
WCCARCD017 Marauding At Midnight: A Tribute To The Sounds Of A Tribe Called Quest  album cover Funky DL Marauding At Midnight: A Tribute To The Sounds Of A Tribe Called Quest(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD017 UK 2017 Sell This Version
WCCARCD018 Blackcurrent Jazz 3  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz 3(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARCD018 UK 2018 Sell This Version
WCCARLP 001 One Another  album cover Funky DL One Another(LP) Washington Classics WCCARLP 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WCCARLP 002 When Love Is Breaking Down....  album cover Funky DL When Love Is Breaking Down....(2xLP) Washington Classics WCCARLP 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WCCARLP 003 Blackcurrent Jazz  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz WCCARLP 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCCARLP 004 The Classic Fantasy  album cover Funky DL The Classic Fantasy(2xLP) Washington Classics WCCARLP 004 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCARLP 005 Since 77  album cover Funky DL Since 77(2xLP) Washington Classics WCCARLP 005 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
WCCARLP017 Marauding At Midnight: A Tribute To The Sounds Of A Tribe Called Quest  album cover Funky DL Marauding At Midnight: A Tribute To The Sounds Of A Tribe Called Quest(LP) Washington Classics WCCARLP017 UK 2017 Sell This Version
WCCARLP018 Blackcurrent Jazz 3  album cover Funky DL Blackcurrent Jazz 3(LP, Album) Washington Classics WCCARLP018 UK 2018 Sell This Version
WCCARMCD 001 The Red Pill And The Blue Pill  album cover Funky DL The Red Pill And The Blue Pill(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARMCD 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCARMCD002 The Red Pill, The Blue Pill (Volume 2: The Reload)  album cover Funky DL The Red Pill, The Blue Pill (Volume 2: The Reload)(CD, Album) Washington Classics WCCARMCD002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
WCCARMLP 001 The Red Pill And The Blue Pill  album cover Funky DL The Red Pill And The Blue Pill WCCARMLP 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCCARMLP 002 The Red Pill, The Blue Pill (Volume 2: The Reload)  album cover Funky DL The Red Pill, The Blue Pill (Volume 2: The Reload)(LP, Blu) Washington Classics WCCARMLP 002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
WCCDJ-001 Thursdays Quest  album cover Thursdays Love Thursdays Quest(CD, Album) Eleven 11 Records, Washington Classics WCCDJ-001 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
WCCOMPCD 001 Funky DL Presents The Wash Fam And Affiliates: Washington Nights  album cover Various Funky DL Presents The Wash Fam And Affiliates: Washington Nights(CD, Comp) Washington Classics WCCOMPCD 001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
WCDMCD1001 Love Chase Dream  album cover Gemini Infinity Love Chase Dream(CD) Washington Classics WCDMCD1001 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
WCJADCD001 Nights In Nippon Jazzstrumentals  album cover Funky DL Nights In Nippon Jazzstrumentals (Album) WCJADCD001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
WCJADLP001 Nights In Nippon Jazzstrumentals  album cover Funky DL Nights In Nippon Jazzstrumentals (Album) WCJADLP001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
WCJAP001 Loud Noise Of Silence (Dimention Ball Remix)  album cover Funky DL Loud Noise Of Silence (Dimention Ball Remix)(12") Washington Classics WCJAP001 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
WCKAY002 Various The Wash Fam EP Volume One(12", EP, Comp) Washington Classics, Kaycee Records WCKAY002 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WCLA 001 The London Convention  album cover The London Allstars The London Convention(12") Washington Classics WCLA 001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
WCNYC001 Seks* Understand / Got To Have That(12") Washington Classics WCNYC001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCNYC002 Street [Remixes]  album cover AG Street [Remixes](12") Washington Classics WCNYC002 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCPB1001 Hands Up  album cover Phoebe One Hands Up(12") Washington Classics WCPB1001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WCRNB001 Let It Rain / Leave Me Behind  album cover Sienna (2) Let It Rain / Leave Me Behind(12") Washington Classics WCRNB001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WCRNB002 Ain't Got The Time  album cover J'Leish Ain't Got The Time(12") Washington Classics WCRNB002 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WCRNB 003 Thursday's Love* Good Days Will Come(12") Washington Classics WCRNB 003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
WCRNB004 This Burning Love I Hate  album cover Thursdayslove* This Burning Love I Hate(12") Washington Classics WCRNB004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WCRNB006 The Story Of Thursdays EP  album cover Thursdays Love The Story Of Thursdays EP(12", EP) Washington Classics WCRNB006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WCRNB007 Remixes / Classics  album cover Thursdays Love Remixes / Classics(12", EP) Washington Classics WCRNB007 Unknown Sell This Version
WCRNB 008 Before Our Love / Give It 2 Me  album cover Dyanna Fearon Before Our Love / Give It 2 Me(12", W/Lbl) Washington Classics WCRNB 008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
wcrnb008 Dyanna Fearon Before Our Love (Just Fades)/Give It 2 Me(12", Maxi) Washington Classics wcrnb008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WCRNB 008 Before Our Love / Give It 2 Me  album cover Dyanna Fearon Before Our Love / Give It 2 Me(12") Washington Classics WCRNB 008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WCRNB009 Don't Lie / I Think (I Love You)  album cover Korus Don't Lie / I Think (I Love You)(12") Washington Classics WCRNB009 UK 2004 Sell This Version
WCRNB 011 You Blow My Mind Remix  album cover Thursday's Love* You Blow My Mind Remix WCRNB 011 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WCRNB 014 Anything & Everything / Stuck  album cover Thursdays Love & Sienna (2) Thursdays Love & Sienna (2) - Anything & Everything / Stuck(12") Washington Classics WCRNB 014 UK Unknown Sell This Version