Reinforced Records

Reinforced Records

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NOTE: Catalogue numbers followed the "RIVET 12xx" format from 1992-1996. Upon the 100th release, releases switched to the "RIVET 1xx" format. With the beginning of Reinforced 2nd Wave in the year 2000, cat#s switched to lowercase from "rivet 136" onwards.

Reinforced Records was run by Mark Clair, Gus Lawrence, Dennis McFarlane & Ian Bardouille (aka 4 Hero).
They first met in college in 1987 while all studying electronic engineering (OND). Mark and Ian had already formed a sound system from '86 called Solar Zone.While in college they met an electronic wizard who claimed he could build radio transmitters (Gus), so they put their money together to start a pirate radio station. A determinedly individual approach to the music played ensured that Strong Island Radio soon established a cult following. Enter Dego, one of the best DJs on the station, and the quartet are formed.

At Gus' suggestion, they started to produce hip-hop, with some level of success. Mark was convinced that the cru could record and put records out themselves but, by this time, the UK hip hop scene was fading, due in part to the explosion of House Music but also because of frustration at the perceived failings of the UK scene felt by those within it. So in the Autum of 1989, Mark and Gus formed Reinforced Records.

The first release on the label was 4 Hero's 'Rising Son' produced by Mark, a rough, hip hop beat using the current House sounds incorporated into the beat. The main loop was from the 'Shaft in Africa' soundtrack, and gave the track a 'jungle' sound . Once the track had been recorded on an old broken down 4 track fostex, the guys put money together and pressed and sold 800 copies. The second recording was a track called 'Mr Kirks Nightmare' produced by Mark and Gus. Mr Kirk sold more than 24,000 copies and the rest, as they say, is history. Goldie later joined the label as A&R and sleeve designer.

Through the whole of the 1990's, Reinforced earned, and deserved, a reputation as the most important and innovative Drum n' Bass label in the world. Their limited-edition 'Enforcers' picture discs are now worth more than gold! Maybe a dozen of the scene's most important producers (including Goldie) kick started their music careers with Reinforced...the influence of this label reaches far and wide and now 20 years later... maybe even further.

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Contact Info:
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Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12 SEL 4 Universal Love  album cover 4 Hero Universal Love(12") Selector 12 SEL 4 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
1209R Manic Minds EP (Remixes)  album cover Manix Manic Minds EP (Remixes)(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Reinforced Records 1209R UK 1991 Sell This Version
0060812CLU Jungle Beat (Wicked & Wild)  album cover Various Jungle Beat (Wicked & Wild)(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Club Tools, Club Tools 0060812CLU Europe 1995 Sell This Version
568 879-1 Two Pages  album cover 4 Hero Two Pages(4xLP, Album) Talkin' Loud, Reinforced Records 568 879-1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
74321 42085 2 Conversions - A K&D Selection  album cover Kruder & Dorfmeister Conversions - A K&D Selection(CD, Mixed) Spray Records 74321 42085 2 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
88843021712 Warehouse Anthems  album cover Various Warehouse Anthems(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Sony Music 88843021712 UK 2014 Sell This Version
AICT 49 Reinforced : The Next Chapter  album cover Various Reinforced : The Next Chapter(CD, Comp) Reinforced Records AICT 49 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AICT 83 R Sound  album cover Various R Sound(CD, Album) Reinforced Records AICT 83 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AKO150 004 Maximum Style Dubplate Mix (DJ Stretch Remix) / W (Dubplate Mix)  album cover Tom & Jerry* / DJ Stretch Tom & Jerry* / DJ Stretch - Maximum Style Dubplate Mix (DJ Stretch Remix) / W (Dubplate Mix)(12", Ltd, Gre) Ako Arcade AKO150 004 UK 2017 Sell This Version
BDRLP 006 Drum & Bass Selection 4 (Reload - Part 4 - Running It Red)  album cover Various Drum & Bass Selection 4 (Reload - Part 4 - Running It Red)(2xLP, Comp) Breakdown Records BDRLP 006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
C2K 63924 INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass Mixed By Goldie  album cover Goldie INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass Mixed By Goldie (Comp) C2K 63924 US 1999 Sell This Version
CK 68140 Ovum Sampler  album cover Various Ovum Sampler(CD, Smplr, Dig) Columbia, Ovum Recordings, Ruffhouse Records CK 68140 US 1997 Sell This Version
DCBX 102 Full-On Drum 'N' Bass  album cover Various Full-On Drum 'N' Bass(3xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box) DCI DCBX 102 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DDCD 611 Techno Nation  album cover Various Techno Nation(CD, Mixed) DCI DDCD 611 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DMC 110/3 Commercial Collection 3/92  album cover Various Commercial Collection 3/92(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC 110/3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
INC6LP INCredible Sound of Drum'n'Bass Mixed by Goldie  album cover Goldie INCredible Sound of Drum'n'Bass Mixed by Goldie(3xLP, Comp) INCredible, Dance Pool, Small, Sony Music INC6LP France 1999 Sell This Version
KickLP23 Hard Leaders 7 Presents Jungle Dub•3  album cover Various Hard Leaders 7 Presents Jungle Dub•3(2xLP, Comp) Kickin Records KickLP23 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KMS-038 Feel Real Good  album cover Manix Feel Real Good KMS-038 US 1992 Sell This Version
LP TOT 4 Noise 2  album cover Various Noise 2(2xLP, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MIDDLE 6 LP Rocket Fuel  album cover Various Rocket Fuel(4xLP, Comp) Middle Earth Recordings, Jungle Records MIDDLE 6 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
MILL 038-CD Atmospheric Drum & Bass Vol. II  album cover Aphrodite Atmospheric Drum & Bass Vol. II(2xCD, Mixed) Millennium Records MILL 038-CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
MSS 0050-2 More Massive  album cover Various More Massive(CD, Comp) Mutant Sound System, Labello Blanco Recordings MSS 0050-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Journey From The Light  album cover 4 Hero Journey From The Light(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Dettra Ep - Darkrider  album cover Rufige Kru Dettra Ep - Darkrider(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Terminator II Remix / Riders Ghost Vip  album cover Rufige Kru Terminator II Remix / Riders Ghost Vip(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Alpha Omega Journey To The 9th Level(CD, Album, Promo) Reinforced Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Living In The Past (Pre-Order)  album cover Manix Living In The Past (Pre-Order) (Album) none UK 2013
none Terminator   album cover Rufige Kru Terminator none UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Coolin' Down (Pre-Order)  album cover Manix Coolin' Down (Pre-Order) (EP) none UK 2014
none The Natural / Measuring Distance  album cover New Skool Society The Natural / Measuring Distance(Acetate, 10") Not On Label, Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none He's Gone / Music Maker Posse  album cover Underground Software He's Gone / Music Maker Posse(Acetate, 10") Metalheadz, Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Shinin' Down On Me (Unreleased V.I.P)/ Angel Mix1  album cover Internal Affairs / Goldie Internal Affairs / Goldie - Shinin' Down On Me (Unreleased V.I.P)/ Angel Mix1(Acetate, 10", Unofficial) Prototype, Reinforced Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Guyver (4) / Unknown Artist Guyver (4) / Unknown Artist - Untitled / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Wings / Nemesis (7) Wings / Nemesis (7) - Wings / System (Optical & Fierce Remix)(Acetate, 12") Music House (4), Reinforced Records, Renegade Hardware none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Hardcore Junglism (Remix) / Different Ting  album cover Manix & Underground Software Manix & Underground Software - Hardcore Junglism (Remix) / Different Ting(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Random  album cover 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II - Random(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Rollin Like Scottie / Find A Way  album cover Rufige Kru / Internal Affairs Rufige Kru / Internal Affairs - Rollin Like Scottie / Find A Way(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Hands To Heaven / Ghosts Of My Life  album cover Internal Affairs / Rufige Kru Internal Affairs / Rufige Kru - Hands To Heaven / Ghosts Of My Life(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Unknown  album cover Tek 9 / Primary Source Tek 9 / Primary Source - Unknown(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none VIP Drumz / Deranged Part II  album cover Doc Scott / Scott & Keith Doc Scott / Scott & Keith - VIP Drumz / Deranged Part II(Acetate, 10") Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Dope Stepper / Independance Day   album cover The Force Of One Dope Stepper / Independance Day (12") Reinforced Records none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Dis Original Style (Rude Boy Bizzness We Rule It) / Hardcore Junglism / Where's My Boy (Remix)   album cover Tek 9, Manix, 4 Hero Tek 9, Manix, 4 Hero - Dis Original Style (Rude Boy Bizzness We Rule It) / Hardcore Junglism / Where's My Boy (Remix) (Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
QCS 2028 Have A Nice Trip  album cover Various Have A Nice Trip(Cass, Comp) Quality Music (2) QCS 2028 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 003 C The Definition Of Hardcore  album cover Various The Definition Of Hardcore(Cass, Comp, Yel) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records RIVET 003 C UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 003 CD The Definition Of Hardcore  album cover Various The Definition Of Hardcore(CD, Comp) Reinforced Records RIVET 003 CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 003 MC The Definition Of Hardcore  album cover DJ Randall* The Definition Of Hardcore(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Red) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records RIVET 003 MC UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 100 Enforcers 9 / Enforcers 10  album cover Various Enforcers 9 / Enforcers 10(2x10", Ltd, Pic) Reinforced Records RIVET 100 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 101 The Beckoning / Skyland  album cover Arcon 2 The Beckoning / Skyland RIVET 101 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 101 CD The Beckoning  album cover Arcon 2 The Beckoning(CD, Single) Reinforced Records RIVET 101 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
Rivet 102 The Natural / Measuring Distance  album cover New Skool Society The Natural / Measuring Distance(12") Reinforced Records Rivet 102 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Rivet 103 Running / Tha Men Who Fell To Earth  album cover Leon Mar Running / Tha Men Who Fell To Earth(12") Reinforced Records Rivet 103 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 104 Outer Dimensions / New Armageddon  album cover Alpha Omega Outer Dimensions / New Armageddon(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 104 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 105 Realism / Visions  album cover Alpha Omega Realism / Visions(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 105 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 106 Concrete Boom  album cover Aquasky Concrete Boom RIVET 106 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 107 Strength / Forgone Conclusion  album cover The Sonar Circle* Strength / Forgone Conclusion(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 107 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 108 Lethal Dosage  album cover Procedure 769 Lethal Dosage(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 108 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RIVET 109 Crashing Dreams / Storm Report  album cover Seiji Crashing Dreams / Storm Report(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 109 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 110 This Side Down / New Chapter Rd.  album cover Vortexion This Side Down / New Chapter Rd.(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 110 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 111 Nubian Minds / Dark Dimension  album cover Alpha Omega Nubian Minds / Dark Dimension(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 111 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 112 Fresh / Checkmate  album cover Sonar Circle Fresh / Checkmate RIVET 112 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 114 Zorak / 90/90  album cover Arcon 2 Zorak / 90/90(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 114 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 115 The Long Way / Innovition  album cover Seiji The Long Way / Innovition RIVET 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 116 Esoteric Funk / Places And Spaces  album cover Nucleas & Paradox* Esoteric Funk / Places And Spaces(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 116 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 117 Devient Concept / Keep My Sanity  album cover Sonar Circle Devient Concept / Keep My Sanity(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 117 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 118 Fuse / Shift  album cover Torus Fuse / Shift(12", Single) Reinforced Records RIVET 118 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 119 Cuba / Scanners  album cover Paradox Cuba / Scanners(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 119 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 120 Neut / Shock  album cover Arcon 2 Neut / Shock RIVET 120 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 121 Perspective / Contours  album cover Torus Perspective / Contours(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 121 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 122 Transmission / Fish Eggs  album cover Hidden Agenda & Seven (2) Hidden Agenda & Seven (2) - Transmission / Fish Eggs(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 122 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 123 This Side Of Forever / Decompositions  album cover Nucleus & Paradox This Side Of Forever / Decompositions RIVET 123 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 124 Dope Stepper / Independance Day  album cover The Force Of One Dope Stepper / Independance Day(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 124 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 125 Enforcers Vol. 11 & 12  album cover Various Enforcers Vol. 11 & 12(2x12", Ltd, Pic) Reinforced Records RIVET 125 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 126 Summer Mist  album cover Fusion Forum Summer Mist(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 126 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 127 Nighttrain  album cover Alpha Omega Nighttrain RIVET 127 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 128 Isometric 1  album cover Steve Alexander Isometric 1(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 128 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 129 Electro Cyanide / Landscapes  album cover Alpha Omega Electro Cyanide / Landscapes(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 129 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 130 The 5th Dragon  album cover Sonar Circle The 5th Dragon(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 130 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 131 Isometric 2  album cover Steve Alexander Isometric 2 RIVET 131 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 131 Isometric  album cover Steve Alexander Isometric(CD, Maxi) Reinforced Records RIVET 131 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 132 Density / Taste  album cover Seiji Density / Taste RIVET 132 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 133 Dioxide 170873 / Give The Drummer Some  album cover Paradox Dioxide 170873 / Give The Drummer Some(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 133 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 134 Pulse / Frontier Attack  album cover Eniac (5) & Search Engine Eniac (5) & Search Engine - Pulse / Frontier Attack(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 134 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 135 Drumworks EP  album cover Paradox Drumworks EP(2x12", EP) Reinforced Records RIVET 135 UK 1999 Sell This Version
rivet 136 Jah Step / Realism 2000  album cover Alpha Omega Jah Step / Realism 2000(12") Reinforced Records rivet 136 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 137 Natty Dread / Rockers  album cover Digital Natty Dread / Rockers rivet 137 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 138 Free Spirit  album cover Sonar Circle Free Spirit rivet 138 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 139 The Return / Back To The Future  album cover Alpha Omega The Return / Back To The Future rivet 139 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 140 Just A Groove II / Always  album cover Special Touch Just A Groove II / Always rivet 140 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RIVET 141 The Unspoken Divide / Conform To What  album cover Paradox The Unspoken Divide / Conform To What RIVET 141 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 142 Clear Vision (2001 Edit) / Substance  album cover G-Force & Seiji* Clear Vision (2001 Edit) / Substance rivet 142 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Rivet 143 Who? What? / No Spaced Place  album cover Nucleus & Paradox Who? What? / No Spaced Place Rivet 143 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 144 Massive / 4 Real  album cover Stretch* Massive / 4 Real(12") Reinforced Records rivet 144 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 145 Invader / Clink Street  album cover Kabuki vs Savine* Kabuki vs Savine* - Invader / Clink Street rivet 145 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 146 Soulpride / On A Roll  album cover Special Touch Soulpride / On A Roll rivet 146 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RIVET 147 Murder EP  album cover Total Science Murder EP (EP) RIVET 147 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 148 Contra Flow / Corporate Monday  album cover Denz & Tribalist Denz & Tribalist - Contra Flow / Corporate Monday rivet 148 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 149 Sign Off / Prodigal Son  album cover Bug Nyne Sign Off / Prodigal Son rivet 149 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RIVET 150 Enforcers 13 & 14  album cover Various Enforcers 13 & 14(2x12", Ltd, Pic) Reinforced Records RIVET 150 UK 2001 Sell This Version
rivet 151 Desert Rat / Razmataz  album cover Code 071 & Gambit (2) Code 071 & Gambit (2) - Desert Rat / Razmataz (Single) rivet 151 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rivet 152 Deep Cover EP  album cover Alpha Omega Deep Cover EP (EP) rivet 152 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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timibbitson

timibbitson

March 15, 2016
I have rivet 142 on white, no artist or song details though
Lixx

Lixx

January 4, 2016
Doesn't matter the year, this label will always be the cream of the crop. So ground breaking and ahead of it's time yet every track off every record still holds up when listened to years later. That's the mark of a great label.
willow13

willow13

October 4, 2013
Rivet 1210 was apparently basic rhythm- the rhyme, which was later remixed on rivet1215 neurosis ep. its on the J4M label, same as nebula 2- seance/atheama.

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