MECADO

MECADO

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Former Dutch label, full name: Music Entertainment Creative Artist Development Organisation. It released dance CD compilations at such rate that it is claimed to be responsible for the death of the Gabber culture in the Netherlands.

The fast rate at which releases were published became a problem when the Gabber hype died down as the releases were paid for in advance without any backup capital. It's parent company (Dureco - Musicnet) started to withhold funds and in 1998 the company folded.

The company was also involved in some lawsuits regarding the use of similair named artists on their compilations and was forced to recall several of their releases.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
10003 Mix '96 (The Sweetest Dance Mix Of The Year)  album cover Various Mix '96 (The Sweetest Dance Mix Of The Year)(2xCD, Mixed) MECADO 10003 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
10005 Lucky Dance - 20 Jolly Jumping Dance Hits  album cover Various Lucky Dance - 20 Jolly Jumping Dance Hits(CD, Comp) MECADO 10005 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
10006 Kerstmis Is Een Feest Voor Iedereen  album cover De Hollandse Kerststerren Kerstmis Is Een Feest Voor Iedereen(CD, Single) Mecado 10006 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
20004 Lucky Dance  album cover Various Lucky Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO 20004 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
30003 Lucky Dance - 20 Jolly Jumping Dance Hits  album cover Various Lucky Dance - 20 Jolly Jumping Dance Hits(CD, Comp) MECADO 30003 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
40001 Mix '96  album cover Various Mix '96(2xCD, Mixed) MECADO 40001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
40004 Lucky Dance  album cover Various Lucky Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO 40004 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
40005 Various Lucky Dance(Cass, Comp) MECADO 40005 Scandinavia 1996 Sell This Version
60001 S/N Mix '96  album cover Various Mix '96(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO 60001 S/N Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
60003 S/N Lucky Dance  album cover Various Lucky Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO 60003 S/N Europe 1996 Sell This Version
60003 S/N Lucky Dance  album cover Various Lucky Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO 60003 S/N Europe 1996 Sell This Version
539 474-2 Happy Hakkûh Special Edition  album cover Various Happy Hakkûh Special Edition(2xCD, Comp, Enh) PolyGram TV 539 474-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DV 001 S Shadowlands Rave  album cover Various Shadowlands Rave(VHS, PAL) MECADO DV 001 S Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
GFI 81001 We Are The Gabbers  album cover Gabbers United We Are The Gabbers(CD, Maxi) Goldfish Records GFI 81001 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MCE 60018 Hitbox ´97  album cover Various Hitbox ´97(CD, Comp) MECADO MCE 60018 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10001 Strictly Club '96  album cover Various Strictly Club '96(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
MEC 10004 Quattro Stagioni, Four Seasons Of Dance  album cover Various Quattro Stagioni, Four Seasons Of Dance(4xCD, Comp) Mecado MEC 10004 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
MEC-10007 Dansfestijn  album cover Various Dansfestijn(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10009 Megacore - 20 Happy Fun-Core Traxx  album cover Various Megacore - 20 Happy Fun-Core Traxx(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10009 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10010 House Classics  album cover Various House Classics(3xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10010 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10012 After Hour Power (The Ultimate After Party Experience)  album cover Various After Hour Power (The Ultimate After Party Experience)(CD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC-10012 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10013 Strictly Club '97 Part 1  album cover Various Strictly Club '97 Part 1(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10013 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10014 Lucky Dance 2  album cover Various Lucky Dance 2(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10014 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC - 10016 Brain Damage  album cover Various Brain Damage(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC - 10016 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10017 Mega Core  album cover Various Mega Core(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC-10017 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10018 Happy Rave (David's Song)  album cover B-Rave Featuring T-Bear B-Rave Featuring T-Bear - Happy Rave (David's Song)(CD, Single) MECADO MEC-10018 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC - 10019 Lonesome Cowboy '97  album cover Jolly Jumper Lonesome Cowboy '97(CD, Single) MECADO MEC - 10019 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC - 10020 Brain Damage  album cover Various Brain Damage(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC - 10020 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10022 Megacore 2 - 19 Happy Fun-Core Traxx  album cover Various Megacore 2 - 19 Happy Fun-Core Traxx(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10022 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10023 Megacore 2   album cover Various Megacore 2 (Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC-10023 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10024 Summer Hitmix '97  album cover Various Summer Hitmix '97(CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10024 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10025 Various Summer Hitmix '97(Cass, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10025 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10026 Brain Damage II  album cover Various Brain Damage II(CD, Comp) MECADO, MECADO MEC-10026 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10027 Brain Damage II  album cover Various Brain Damage II(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10027 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10028 Triple Danc3  album cover Various Triple Danc3(3xCD, Comp) Mecado MEC 10028 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10029 Strictly Club '97 Part 2  album cover Various Strictly Club '97 Part 2(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10029 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10030 Hardcore Generation  album cover Various Hardcore Generation(CD, Comp) MECADO, MECADO MEC 10030 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10032 Shadowlands Rave  album cover Various Shadowlands Rave(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10032 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10033 MultiGroove - The Delicate Sound Of Thunder  album cover Various MultiGroove - The Delicate Sound Of Thunder(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10033 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10034 Hardcore Top 100  album cover Various Hardcore Top 100(4xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10034 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10035 Club Classics  album cover Various Club Classics(3xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10035 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10036 Hakkûh & Flippûh  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10036 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10038 Technoworld  album cover Various Technoworld(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10038 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10041 Music Box Collection - Love  album cover Various Music Box Collection - Love (Comp) MEC-10041 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10042 Music Box Collection - Reggae  album cover Various Music Box Collection - Reggae(2xCD, Comp) Mecado MEC 10042 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10043 Music Box Collection - Disco  album cover Various Music Box Collection - Disco(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10043 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10045 Music Box Collection - Soul  album cover Various Music Box Collection - Soul(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10045 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10046 Music Box Collection - Country  album cover Various Music Box Collection - Country(2xCD, Comp) Mecado MEC-10046 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10047 Future Dance  album cover Various Future Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10047 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10049 Trance House  album cover Various Trance House(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10049 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10051 Shadowlands Rave - Invasion Of The World Part 1  album cover Various Shadowlands Rave - Invasion Of The World Part 1(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10051 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10052 Strictly Club '97 Part 3 (The Summer Edition)  album cover Various Strictly Club '97 Part 3 (The Summer Edition)(2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10052 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10053 Future Dance Mix - Tomorrow's Dance Traxx Mixed Today  album cover Various Future Dance Mix - Tomorrow's Dance Traxx Mixed Today(CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10053 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10057 Hardcore Generation III  album cover Various Hardcore Generation III(CD, Comp, P/Mixed + CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10057 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10058 Hardcore Generation III  album cover Various Hardcore Generation III(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed + Cass, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10058 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10061 Discodance - 18 Today's Dance Classix  album cover Various Discodance - 18 Today's Dance Classix(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10061 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10063 Hakkûh & Flippûh 2  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh 2 (Comp) MEC 10063 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10065 Hakkûh & Oogstûh  album cover The Dutch Hakkers Hakkûh & Oogstûh(CD) MECADO MEC 10065 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10066 Hakkûh & Oogstûh  album cover The Dutch Hakkers Hakkûh & Oogstûh(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10066 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10067 Future Dance II  album cover Various Future Dance II(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10067 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10069 MTC Party - Release Me  album cover Various MTC Party - Release Me(CD, Comp + CDr, CD-ROM) MECADO MEC 10069 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10070 Dano's Megamix  album cover DJ Dano Dano's Megamix(CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10070 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10071 DJ Dano Megamix  album cover DJ Dano DJ Dano Megamix(Cass, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10071 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10072 Hardcore Generation II  album cover Various Hardcore Generation II(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10072 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10073 Hardcore Generation II  album cover Various Hardcore Generation II(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10073 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10074 Hakkûh & Flippûh 3  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh 3(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10074 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10075 Hakkûh & Flippûh 3  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh 3(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10075 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10076 Hakkûh & Bakkûh  album cover Various Hakkûh & Bakkûh(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10076 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10077 Various Hakkûh & Bakkûh(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10077 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10078 Trance House 2  album cover Various Trance House 2(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10078 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10080 Big Mama's Choice  album cover Various Big Mama's Choice(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10080 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10082 More Dance  album cover Various More Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10082 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10084 1 2 3 Fiesta! (3 Hot Latin House Mixes)  album cover Various 1 2 3 Fiesta! (3 Hot Latin House Mixes)(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Mecado MEC 10084 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10086 More Club  album cover Various More Club(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10086 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10088 Killercore - Revenge Of The Killer Shark  album cover Various Killercore - Revenge Of The Killer Shark(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10088 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10089 Killercore - Revenge Of The Killer Shark  album cover Various Killercore - Revenge Of The Killer Shark(Cass, Comp + Cass, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10089 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10090 Trance House Mix  album cover Various Trance House Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10090 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10092 Summer Hot Shots  album cover Various Summer Hot Shots(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10092 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Mec 10094 Sun More Dance  album cover Various Sun More Dance(CD, Comp) Mecado Mec 10094 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Mec 10095 Sun More Dance  album cover Various Sun More Dance(Cass, Comp) Mecado Mec 10095 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC-10096 Echt Zomers / Echt Hollands  album cover Various Echt Zomers / Echt Hollands(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC-10096 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10098 More Summer Love  album cover Various More Summer Love(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10098 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10100 Trancehouse Top 100  album cover Various Trancehouse Top 100(4xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10100 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10101 Zomercollectie - Sun Dance  album cover Various Zomercollectie - Sun Dance(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10101 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10105 Zomercollectie - Italo  album cover Various Zomercollectie - Italo(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10105 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10107 Zomercollectie - Gipsy  album cover Various Zomercollectie - Gipsy(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10107 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10109 Zomercollectie - Reggae  album cover Various Zomercollectie - Reggae(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10109 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10113 Summer Trance  album cover Various Summer Trance(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10113 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10117 More Hits  album cover Various More Hits(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10117 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10119 More R&B  album cover Various More R&B(CD, Comp) Mecado MEC 10119 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10121 Hakkûh & Flippûh 4  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh 4(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10121 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10122 Hakkûh & Flippûh 4 De 'Terug Naar School' Editie  album cover Various Hakkûh & Flippûh 4 De 'Terug Naar School' Editie(Cass, Comp) MECADO MEC 10122 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10123 Pitch Power  album cover Various Pitch Power(CD, Comp, Promo) MECADO MEC 10123 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10126 Kerst Kids  album cover Unknown Artist Kerst Kids(CD, Album) MECADO MEC 10126 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10127 Trance House 3  album cover Various Trance House 3(CD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10127 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10129 More Remix  album cover Various More Remix(CD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10129 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10131 Strictly Club '97 Part 4  album cover Various Strictly Club '97 Part 4(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10131 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10132 Strictly Clubmix '97  album cover Various Strictly Clubmix '97(3xCD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10132 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Mec 10133 Space Kids  album cover Various Space Kids(CD, Comp) Mecado Mec 10133 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10135 More Dance Vol 2  album cover Various More Dance Vol 2(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 10135 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version

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GoodNF

GoodNF

September 5, 2015
When I look back to the history of Dutch popular music, the year 1997 was the worst year ever. It probably will never go even worse than that (although serious attempts were made the years thereafter...). The charts were dominated by kiddie hardcore (Hakkuhbar, Gabber Piet and dozens of acts who copied them), so called girl power (thank God Anouk changed that at the end of the year) and... MECADO compilations.

The company released 3-4 compilations a week, and as many CD shops had separate corners for compilations, it was hard to ignore them. Their release policy was even so intensely "floody" that the Dutch compilation chart had to be expanded from 25 to 40 entries in order to give a representative state of the market. Sure, Arcade also released that much, but their compilations still had some quality (although not as much as they used to have between 1986 and 1991).

MECADO compilations generally suffered from a large number of cover tracks (because the originals could not be licensed or were too expensive to license). Especially their R&B compilations have a cover rate approaching the full 100 percent. This would not be such a problem if they were quality covers like the ones on the Top Of The Pops LPs in the seventies. However, what we have here is rather cheap sounding material. It even caused Arcade to mark their releases with a clear red/white "no covers" sticker. But also the "original" material was rather pale compared to other compilations. There were a couple of good tracks surrounded by a lot of filler material.

On the other hand, it was not ALL negative. Some of their Strictly Club compilations were rather good. I think they would have sold even better if they left out the occasional cover and offer longer versions of the other tracks instead; track selection could also be a bit better. However, the name MECADO remains for me associated with a company who was trying the flood the market with second-rank compilations fooling innocent customers.
R2D2

R2D2

March 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
It started in the end of 1996. It polluted 1997 and killed itself along the way (JOY! JOY!). It was probably one of the most commercial house labels ever in Holland and it damaged the Hardcore/Gabber-scene (also other labels were guilty in this) so much that it took several years to recover from it.
moviestar

moviestar

March 2, 2004
In 1997 this label was terrorizing Holland with horrible releases as hakkuh & zaguh, hakkuh & bakkuh. The also released lots of CD's with fake artists.