Nu Groove Records

Nu Groove Records

Profile:
House label run by Frank Mendez and Karen Mendez between 1988 and 1992. It was the brainchild of Frank, Karen and Judy Russell (2) and was initially founded to release stuff by Rheji & Ronald Burrell who have been managed by Frank and Karen at the time.

Nu Groove, built on the foundation of the Burrell twins who'd escaped from an abortive r'n'b career with Virgin Records, was fast becoming the hippest house label. Nu Groove had started the year before with records like Bas Noir's 'My Love Is Magic' and Aphrodisiac's 'Your Love' and by 1989 they were on a roll.

Nu Groove never had a sound - with producers as disparate as the Burrells, Bobby Konders and Frankie Bones that wasn't conceivable - and they never really had one big record, but the concept of the label went from strength to strength. Among their producers was Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, yet to hook up with Little Louie Vega, who was moving into house with his Freestyle Orchestra project. Nugroove's first competitor was to come in the form of Strictly Rhythm, who opened up in 1989.

Nu Groove Records is also linked with Henry Street Music.

Official name is NuGroove but worldwide known as Nu Groove.
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Contact Info:
Nu Groove Records
25 West 38th St.
New York. NY 10018
Tel: (212)398-1855
Fax: (212)840-0620

(contact info is obsolete)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 IND 564 Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - The Looney Tunes EP Vol. One(LP, EP) XL Recordings 2 IND 564 France 1989 Sell This Version
BCM 35240 Various The Future Of House... A New Generation(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records BCM 35240 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BZZXL 106012 Lost Entity Sounds Of Tomorrow(12") Buzz, Nu Groove Records BZZXL 106012 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
CDB NTW 3 Various Nu Groove - Here Comes That Sound Again(4xCD, Comp) Nu Groove Records, Passion 98 CDB NTW 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
HAL 12647 Frankie Bones The Looney Tunes E.P. Volume 3(12", EP) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12647 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12680 The Crate Diggers Ultimate Trax Vol. 1(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12680 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12681 How & Little Hypno-House Vol. 1(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12681 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12692 Frankie Bones Looney Tunes 4 - "Trax From The Park Rave Comedy Hour"(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12692 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12693 How & Little Hypno-House EP Vol. 2(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12693 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12694 How & Little Defcon Nine(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12694 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9702-2 Various The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 3 - Trip Hop, Dub Rhythm & Ambient Grooves(CD, Comp) Hot Productions HTCD 9702-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9705-2 Frankie Bones, Lenny Dee Frankie Bones, Lenny Dee - The Best Of All The Looney Tunes(CD, Comp) Nu Groove Records HTCD 9705-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9706-2 Frankie Bones Presents Various Frankie Bones Presents Various - Breakin' Bones - Diary Of A Raving Lunatic • 1988-1995(CD, Comp) Nu Groove Records HTCD 9706-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
IMFYL026PROMO The Burrell Brothers* Burrell Brothers Nu Groove Years 1988-1992(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Music 4 Your Legs, Rush Hour Recordings, Nu Groove Records IMFYL026PROMO Japan 2012 Sell This Version
NG 001 Tech Trax Inc.* Feel The Luv(12") Nu Groove Records NG 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 002 K.A.T.O.* The Booty Dance NG 002 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 003 Bäs Noir* My Love Is Magic(12") Nu Groove Records NG 003 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 004 Lake Eerie The Nightmare (Its Over For You)(12") Nu Groove Records NG 004 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 005 Metro Angel Of Mercy(12") Nu Groove Records NG 005 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 006 Aphrodisiac Your Love(12") Nu Groove Records NG 006 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 007 Keith, Kat & Blondie Gotta Get Some Money(12") Nu Groove Records NG 007 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-008 The Dynamic Duo* Were Back(12") Nu Groove Records NG-008 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-009 Lake Eerie Sex 4 Daze (I Want It, You Can Get It)(12") Nu Groove Records NG-009 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-010 Massive Sounds She Say Kuff NG-010 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 011 N.M.C. & A.D.J. Messiah / Insane(12") Nu Groove Records NG 011 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 011 N.M.C. & A.D.J. Messiah / Insane(12", TP) Nu Groove Records NG 011 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 012 New Grooves Work It To The West(12") Nu Groove Records NG 012 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG013 Bobby Konders The Lost Nu Groove Track(12") Nu Groove Records NG013 US 2005 Sell This Version
NG-014 Roqui Lover NG-014 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 015 N.Y. House'n Authority Dyckman House(12") Nu Groove Records NG 015 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-016 Masters At Work Power House NG-016 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 017 Bäs Noir* I'm Glad You Came To Me NG 017 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-019 Equation The Answer NG-019 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-020 The Dynamic Duo* In The Pocket(12") Nu Groove Records NG-020 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG021 Massive Sounds Ruff & Massive NG021 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 022 The Young & The Reckless* If You Give Me A Chance(12") Nu Groove Records NG 022 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-023 Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Looney Tunes - Volume One(LP) Nu Groove Records NG-023 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 024 Underground Kids Get Up(12") Nu Groove Records NG 024 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 025 N.Y. House'n Authority APT. NG 025 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 026 Emjay (4) Come 'N Get It(12") Nu Groove Records NG 026 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 027 Total Science (2) Featuring Freedom* Total Science (2) Featuring Freedom* - Freedom(12") Nu Groove Records NG 027 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 028 Mikey Jarrett Husslin Slowdown NG 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 029 DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo* DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo* - Journey Into A Dream NG 029 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-030 Power House 2 NG-030 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 031 Roqui You Are On My Mind NG 031 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 032 Lisa Lee When Can I Call You(12") Nu Groove Records NG 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-033 The Prince Of Dance Music, L.B. Bad The Prince Of Dance Music, L.B. Bad - The True Story Of House Music NG-033 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-034 Transphonic The Funk Flows Freestyle(12") Nu Groove Records NG-034 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 035 Metro $1.15 Please(12") Nu Groove Records NG 035 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-036 Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren(12") Nu Groove Records NG-036 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-037 Emanon (2) Featuring D.J. King Scratch Emanon (2) Featuring D.J. King Scratch - I Came Back To Party (Single) NG-037 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 038 Bobby Konders House Rhythms NG 038 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-039 DTR How Many Times? (Unity)(12") Nu Groove Records NG-039 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-040 Vandal The Laws Of Chants Volume One(12") Nu Groove Records NG-040 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-041 Foremost Poets Reasons To Be Dismal? NG-041 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 042 Asia Love You Should Be Here(12") Nu Groove Records NG 042 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 043 Code 6 Forgotten Moments(12") Nu Groove Records NG 043 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 044 Critical Rhythm Featuring Jango Thriller & Vandal Critical Rhythm Featuring Jango Thriller & Vandal - It Could Not Happen NG 044 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 045 Joey Negro Do It, Believe It NG 045 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 046 Lost Entity Bring That Back (One More Time) NG 046 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 047 Tracer Love Fantasy(12") Nu Groove Records NG 047 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 048 Transphonic You Make Me Feel So Good(12") Nu Groove Records NG 048 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 049 Tech Trax Inc.* Tech Trax Inc. NG 049 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-050 Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II NG-050 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-051 The Utopia Project File #1 NG-051 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 052 Major Problems The Effects Can Last Forever NG 052 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 053 33 1/3 Queen Volume One NG 053 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 054 Rydims Rydim #1 NG 054 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 055 S.T. Williams Smooth Talking Willie(12") Nu Groove Records NG 055 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 056 Danny Xtravanganza Love The Life You Live(12") Nu Groove Records NG 056 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 057 Vandal The Laws Of Chants - Volume Two(12") Nu Groove Records NG 057 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 058 33 1/3 Queen Volume One(12", MP) Nu Groove Records, Nu Groove Records NG 058 US Unknown Sell This Version
NG 058 K.A.T.O.* Disco-Tech NG 058 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 059 Camacho's Project Featuring Regina Wilson Camacho's Project Featuring Regina Wilson - Slave(12") Nu Groove Records NG 059 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 060 Project "86"* Industrial Bass NG 060 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 061 Open House Featuring Pace (2) Open House Featuring Pace (2) - Keep With The Pace NG 061 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 062 Roqui Set Me Free / I've Just Begun To Love You (Day By Day) NG 062 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-063 You Know Who! 3 Whack Tracks(12") Nu Groove Records NG-063 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 064 Rhythm Masters (4) Virgin Eyes NG 064 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 065 Asylum* Instrumental Ward(12") Nu Groove Records NG 065 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 066 The Sound Vandals Feel It / Extasy (What Is It?) NG 066 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 067 Transphonic Club Tools NG 067 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-068 Major Problems City Under Siege NG-068 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-069 Critical Rhythm I'm In Love With You NG-069 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 070 Jazz Documents Secret Code NG 070 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 071 The Infinite Wheel Nu Segun NG 071 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG-072 Code 6 Second Chapter NG-072 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 073 Project 86 Resistance NG 073 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 074 Lazuli Blue Groove Me Rite NG 074 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 075 Basil Hardhouse* City Streets NG 075 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG-076 Kenny 'Dope'* Presents Powerhouse* Kenny 'Dope'* Presents Powerhouse* - 3 NG-076 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 077 Dee Gorgeous Better Than Sex NG 077 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 078 Aphrodisiac Just Before The Dawn NG 078 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 079 Drum Breaks Volume I(12") Nu Groove Records NG 079 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG-080 The Vision (5) Laidback & Groovy NG-080 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 081 Jimmy Crash Crash Course NG 081 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 082 The Sound Vandals Second Dimension NG 082 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 083 New Grooves Vol. II NG 083 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG 084 Da Noyz Boyz The Myth NG 084 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG-085 Groove Committee I Want You To Know NG-085 US 1991 Sell This Version

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DanseSounz

DanseSounz

March 22, 2012
Essential House Imprint...
ilevel

ilevel

November 21, 2009
edited over 6 years ago
Whats up with NG 018.Did they release anything on that category number?
kleez.one

kleez.one

March 10, 2008
Well, i have been hunting like a maniac in the last 2 years, i bought my first Nu Groove record in 1992, & didn't like it so much at that time, i was more into hardcore back than.
I got me half the catalogue now,& Yes, my taste has changed with time, & i do love some of the Nu Groove releases!
This label stands for a variety of house genres, from really nice deep house, wicked breakbeat tracks, even some rave tunes, techno, & the early releases have some hiphouse tunes as well.
Great respect for this label, & my favorite Nu Groove records are , Jimmy Crash - Crash Course, Project "86"* - Industrial Bass, Lost Entity - Lost Entity.
If you see a Nu Groove record, take a listen, you might be suprised by the tune thats playing!!
dchicago909

dchicago909

February 21, 2008
edited over 6 years ago
Nu Groove was doing it! As a house label back in the day. Out of the extensive catalog there are some absolute killer recordings that got hammered at early raves in UK 88/89 and pirate radio in 90 - There is also some very experimental/tracky recordings too, but you have to appreciate the spirit and diversity of this label - An all time great house label. If I have to pick favs its gonna be the 33 1/3 Queen release or Rydims from Bobby Konders or In The Pocket by Dynamic Duo- but hey there's so many!
alexblex

alexblex

February 19, 2008
The NY based Nu Groove label has an extremely wide catalogue, releasing deep house, garage, hard house, rave-inspired techno and breakbeats, not forgetting some very tracky, more or less experimental material, even if that was pretty common in the early 90s for a dance label. They have an amazing roster: Bobby Konders, Joey Beltram, Ralphie Dee, Basil Hardhaus (best moniker ever?), Lenny D, and the mighty - less known, but surely no less gifted - Burrell brothers, Ronald and Rheji Burrell.

Even if all Nu Groove releases are very different, they all have this unmastered, amateurish, ancient quality, full of wild juvenile enthusiasm and dark instincts.
djpepsi

djpepsi

May 29, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
A lot of the Nu Groove 12s have been bootlegged in recent years. Most have the same or very similar labels, but quality is very poor. The best way to spot an original I've found, is that they have 'F/W' - which stands for 'Frankford Wayne', the original pressing plant. The boots don't have this. Happy hunting!
earthworm

earthworm

April 30, 2003
edited over 6 years ago
Nu Groove was THE definitive NY dance music label back in 88-92, in my opinion. No other label had such a distinctive sound, yet still managed to be as diverse, not to mention quirky.