Partisan

Partisan

Profile:
After nasty business with Moving Shadow in 1997, five key members of staff (Caroline Butler, Simon Colebrooke, Sean O'Keeffe, Paul Rhodes and Gavin Newman) walked out of the Moving Shadow offices and started their own Partisan label with the backing of One Little Indian. In 1999, after One Little Indian financial crisis, label moved across to the Truelove Music group of labels for a short spell before slowly faded away.
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Contact Info:
(circa 1999)

Partisan Recordings
c/o Truelove
Unit G, 44 St. Pauls Crescent
London NW1 9TN

Tel: +44 (0)20 7284 0434
Fax: +44 (0)20 7267 6015

partisan (at) truelove.co.uk
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7243 8 46555 2 Nu_Perspective  album cover Various Nu_Perspective(CD, Comp) Virgin 7243 8 46555 2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
KN 2.07 LWDN 02 The Lowdown 2  album cover DJ Dazee The Lowdown 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Knowledge Magazine KN 2.07 LWDN 02 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 001 Life Support / Cerulean Seas  album cover Future Engineers Life Support / Cerulean Seas PART 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 001R Life Support (Neil Trix Remix) / Simulations  album cover Future Engineers Life Support (Neil Trix Remix) / Simulations(12") Partisan PART 001R UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 002 Mauve Flow / Switch  album cover Justice Mauve Flow / Switch PART 002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 003 Deceptive Emotion / Ipcress File  album cover Banaczech Deceptive Emotion / Ipcress File (Single) PART 003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 004 Free Format / Remember  album cover Perfect Combination Free Format / Remember PART 004 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 005 Walk In Time / Live @ The Jazz Club  album cover DJ Addiction Walk In Time / Live @ The Jazz Club PART 005 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 006 Structure / Infra  album cover Tertius Structure / Infra PART 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 007 Synthetic Bitch / Golden Gate  album cover Foul Play Productions Synthetic Bitch / Golden Gate PART 007 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 008 Pyramid 7 / Groove NRG  album cover Probe 7 Pyramid 7 / Groove NRG PART 008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 009 Espionage / Network  album cover Total Science Espionage / Network PART 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 010 Deceptive Emotion Remix  album cover Banaczech Deceptive Emotion Remix PART 010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 011 Destroyer / Oceans Above Life  album cover Deep Blue Destroyer / Oceans Above Life PART 011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 012 Breakers / De-Pattern  album cover The Spectre Breakers / De-Pattern PART 012 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 013 Friction / Branchin' Out  album cover Perfect Combination Friction / Branchin' Out PART 013 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 014 Wreckage / Asylum  album cover Facz* Wreckage / Asylum PART 014 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 015 Atmospheric Imbalance / Space Echo  album cover K.M.C.* Atmospheric Imbalance / Space Echo PART 015 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 016 Closed Circuit / Tsunamis  album cover Future Engineers Closed Circuit / Tsunamis PART 016 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 017 Risk  album cover Foul Play Productions Risk PART 017 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PART 018 Too Dissimilar / Idiosyncrasies  album cover Paradox Too Dissimilar / Idiosyncrasies PART 018 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PART 019 Redrum / Maximum Risk  album cover Foul Play Productions Redrum / Maximum Risk PART 019 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PART 020 Affirmative / Negative  album cover Tertius & Deep Blue Tertius & Deep Blue - Affirmative / Negative PART 020 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PART 022 Pressure Sensitive / Squeeze  album cover Total Science Pressure Sensitive / Squeeze(12") Partisan PART 022 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PART 023 Zlin & Back / Karlin  album cover Banaczech Zlin & Back / Karlin PART 023 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PARTCD 001 Partisan Volume 1  album cover Various Partisan Volume 1(CD, Comp) Partisan PARTCD 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PARTCD002 Nu_Perspective  album cover Various Nu_Perspective(CD, Comp) Partisan PARTCD002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PARTCD003 Field Of Action  album cover Foul Play Productions Field Of Action(CD, Album) Partisan PARTCD003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PARTFUNK 600 Black Cell / Hyperspace  album cover System 4 (4) Black Cell / Hyperspace(12") Funk 21 PARTFUNK 600 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PARTLP 001 Partisan Volume 1 (Album Sampler)  album cover Various Partisan Volume 1 (Album Sampler)(2x12", Smplr) Partisan PARTLP 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PARTLP 002 Nu_Perspective  album cover Various Nu_Perspective(2x12", Comp) Partisan, Creative Wax PARTLP 002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PARTLP003 Field Of Action  album cover Foul Play Productions Field Of Action (Album) PARTLP003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PARTLP0025 Nu-Perspective  album cover Justice / Jazz Cartel Justice / Jazz Cartel - Nu-Perspective(12", Promo) Partisan, Creative Wax PARTLP0025 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Part Sample 001 CD Sampler 1998  album cover Various CD Sampler 1998(CD, Album, Smplr, Not) Partisan Part Sample 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSN009 Otis Spann Mutual Bliss(12") Partisan PSN009 UK 2018 Sell This Version

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thewaxfactory

thewaxfactory

August 8, 2015
definitely some hidden gems amongst this label. considering they were only operational for less than 2 years, they certainly got their act together. there is a mix of intelligent jungle from the likes of Future Engineers / KMC bringing some really nice vibes, as well the darkness from Spectre & Paradox. there is also some experimental more tech step influenced work.

As the artists mostly appear to be from Moving Shadow at the time, their music seems to be a step away from the style they were normally pushing - perhaps thats why there was a bit of a fall out......never the less, this Partisan Label was a great gap filler and over the years i have made sure i got all the releases i missed out of except PART 021? does anyone know what/where this release is as this is the only one im missing from the collection and would like to track it down. tried emailing the label without success of a response (probably not in circulation anymore)

besides this, you would be a fool not to own some of these in your collection - so get to it as the prices are very low for some top end very underated d&b, oozing of great production quality - with nice jackets, and excellent pressing quality!
vdubwiser

vdubwiser

April 9, 2012
A great and under rated label that had a great (although short) run. Here's an interview I did with Miss Caroline back in 2000 about the label.
http://www.urbnet.com/editorial.asp?ueid=37
pipecock

pipecock

March 2, 2003
Partisan was a fantastic jungle/drum and bass label. They generally tended to put out very abstract and atmospheric releases. Though they were not above a gritty funky number or two, their tunes could never be described as peak hour dancefloor stormers. Featuring atypical tunes from some big names and some lesser names, Partisan tunes work as well on the mind as on the ass. - Tom