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. Nu Groove's first competitor was to come in the form of Strictly Rhythm, who opened up in 1989.
Judy Russell and Linda Perrone from Downtown 161 reissued a number of Nu Groove releases between 1994 and 2001 on their Tu Chicks label.
UK label Defected acquired the label in 2017 and started to release new music on the imprint in 2021.
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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
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
039LP DJ Hell* - X-Mix-5 (The Tracks) DJ Hell* X-Mix-5 (The Tracks)(3x12", Comp) !K7, !K7, !K7 039LP Germany 1995 Sell This Version
072 Code 6 - Second Chapter Code 6 Second Chapter(12", TP) Nu Groove Records 072 US Unknown Sell This Version
846792 2 Various Talkin Loud (Comp) 846792 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
826194 385590 Lisa Lee - When Can I Call You Lisa Lee When Can I Call You 826194 385590 2018
826194 385798 Aphrodisiac - Song Of The Siren Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren(4xFile, ALAC, RE, RM) Nu Groove Records, Nu Groove Records 826194 385798 US 2018
BCM 35240 Various - The Future Of House... A New Generation 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 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) Various Nu Groove (Here Comes That Sound Again)(4xCD, Comp) Nu Groove Records, Passion 98 CDB NTW 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDP 7954002 New York House'n Authority* Featuring Burrell - New York House'n Authority Featuring Burrell New York House'n Authority* Featuring Burrell New York House'n Authority* Featuring Burrell - New York House'n Authority Featuring Burrell(CD, Comp) SBK One, SBK One, Nu Groove Records, Nu Groove Records CDP 7954002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DOPE WAX 009 Kenny 'Dope'* Presents The Dope Wax All Stars - The Dope Wax All Stars Kenny 'Dope'* Presents The Dope Wax All Stars Kenny 'Dope'* Presents The Dope Wax All Stars - The Dope Wax All Stars(12") Dopewax DOPE WAX 009 US 1990 Sell This Version
HAL 12647 Frankie Bones - The Looney Tunes E.P. Volume 3 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 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 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 - 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 E.P. Vol. 2 How & Little Hypno-House E.P. Vol. 2(12", EP) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12693 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12694 How & Little - Defcon Nine How & Little Defcon Nine(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12694 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9700-2 Various - The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 1 ● Various The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 1 ● "Classic House Anthems"(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9700-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9701-2 Various - The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 2 (Electronic Techno & House Mutations) Various The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 2 (Electronic Techno & House Mutations)(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9701-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9702-2 Various - The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 3 (Trip Hop, Dub Rhythm & Ambient Grooves) Various The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 3 (Trip Hop, Dub Rhythm & Ambient Grooves)(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9702-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9703-2 Bobby Konders Featuring Massive Sounds - Bobby Konders Featuring Massive Sounds Bobby Konders Featuring Massive Sounds - "All The Massive Hits" In A Rub A Dub Style(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9703-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9704-2 Kenny Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez The Best Of Dope Wax Records (The Dope Stuff)(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records, Dopewax HTCD 9704-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9705-2 Looney Tunes - The Best Of All The Looney Tunes Looney Tunes The Best Of All The Looney Tunes(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9705-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9706-2 Frankie Bones - Breakin' Bones (Diary Of A Raving Lunatic • 1988-1995) Frankie Bones Breakin' Bones (Diary Of A Raving Lunatic • 1988-1995)(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Nu Groove Records HTCD 9706-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9729-2 Frankie Bones - Late Night Sessions Mix (Continuous Play) Frankie Bones Late Night Sessions Mix (Continuous Play)(CD, Mixed) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HTCD 9729-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
HTCD 33190-2 Ian Appell - Served Up Hot (Live Mix CD Vol. 1) Ian Appell Served Up Hot (Live Mix CD Vol. 1)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Hot Productions, Inc., BullFrog Records HTCD 33190-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
IMFYL026 The Burrell Brothers* - The Nu Groove Years 1988-1992 The Burrell Brothers* The Nu Groove Years 1988-1992(CD, Comp) Rush Hour (4), Music 4 Your Legs, Nu Groove Records IMFYL026 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
IMFYL026PROMO Burrell Brothers* - Nu Groove Years 1988-1992 Burrell Brothers* Nu Groove Years 1988-1992(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Rush Hour (4), Music 4 Your Legs, Nu Groove Records IMFYL026PROMO Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MB-006 Various - New York Rude Boys Various New York Rude Boys(LP, Comp) Massive B MB-006 US 1992 Sell This Version
NG 001 Tech Trax Inc.* - Feel The Luv Tech Trax Inc.* Feel The Luv NG 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 001 D Tech Trax Inc.* - Feel The Luv Tech Trax Inc.* Feel The Luv(2xFile, FLAC, RE) Nu Groove Records NG 001 D 2018
NG 002 K.A.T.O. (2) - The Booty Dance K.A.T.O. (2) The Booty Dance NG 002 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 002 D K.A.T.O. (2) - The Booty Dance K.A.T.O. (2) The Booty Dance(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 002 D 2018
NG 003 Bäs Noir* - My Love Is Magic Bäs Noir* My Love Is Magic NG 003 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 003 D Bäs Noir* - My Love Is Magic Bäs Noir* My Love Is Magic(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 003 D 2018
NG 004 Lake Eerie - The Nightmare (Its Over For You) 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 Metro Angel Of Mercy NG 005 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 005 D Metro - Angel Of Mercy Metro Angel Of Mercy(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 005 D 2018
NG 006 Aphrodisiac - Your Love Aphrodisiac Your Love(12") Nu Groove Records NG 006 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 006 D Aphrodisiac - Your Love Aphrodisiac Your Love(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 006 D 2018
NG 007 Keith, Kat & Blondie - Gotta Get Some Money Keith, Kat & Blondie Gotta Get Some Money NG 007 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-008 The Dynamic Duo* - Were Back The Dynamic Duo* Were Back NG-008 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 08 2 The Sound Vandals - Second Dimension The Sound Vandals Second Dimension(12") Nu Groove Records, Nu Groove Records NG 08 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
NG-009 Lake Eerie - Sex 4 Daze (I Want It, You Can Get It) 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 Massive Sounds She Say Kuff NG-010 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 011 N.M.C. & A.D.J. - Messiah / Insane N.M.C. & A.D.J. Messiah / Insane NG 011 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 012 New Grooves - Work It To The West 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 Bobby Konders The Lost Nu Groove Track(12") Nu Groove Records NG013 US 2005 Sell This Version
NG-014 Roqui - Lover Roqui Lover NG-014 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 014 D Roqui - Lover Roqui Lover(7xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 014 D 2018
NG 015 N.Y. House'n Authority - Dyckman House N.Y. House'n Authority Dyckman House(12") Nu Groove Records NG 015 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 015 D N.Y. House'n Authority - N​.​Y. House’n Authority N.Y. House'n Authority N​.​Y. House’n Authority(6xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 015 D 2018
NG-016 Masters At Work - Power House Masters At Work Power House NG-016 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 017 Bäs Noir* - I'm Glad You Came To Me Bäs Noir* I'm Glad You Came To Me NG 017 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG017D Bäs Noir* - I'm Glad You Came To Me Bäs Noir* I'm Glad You Came To Me(4xFile, WAV) Nu Groove Records NG017D US Unknown
NG-018 Total Madness - Petey Wheatstraw Total Madness Petey Wheatstraw(12") Dopewax, Nu Groove Records NG-018 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-019 Equation - The Answer Equation The Answer NG-019 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 019 D Equation - The Answer Equation The Answer(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 019 D 2018
NG-020 The Dynamic Duo* - In The Pocket The Dynamic Duo* In The Pocket(12") Nu Groove Records NG-020 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG021 Massive Sounds - Ruff & Massive Massive Sounds Ruff & Massive NG021 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 022 The Young & The Reckless* - If You Give Me A Chance The Young & The Reckless* If You Give Me A Chance NG 022 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-023 Frankie Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Looney Tunes - Volume One NG-023 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 024 Underground Kids - Get Up Underground Kids Get Up(12") Nu Groove Records NG 024 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 025 N.Y. House'n Authority - APT. N.Y. House'n Authority APT. NG 025 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 025 D N.Y. House'n Authority - APT. N.Y. House'n Authority APT.(6xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 025 D 2018
NG 026 Emjay (4) - Come 'N Get It Emjay (4) Come 'N Get It NG 026 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 026 D Emjay (4) - Come 'N Get It Emjay (4) Come 'N Get It(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 026 D 2018
NG 027 Total Science (2) Featuring Freedom* - Freedom 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 Mikey Jarrett Husslin Slowdown NG 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 029 DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo - Journey Into A Dream DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo - Journey Into A Dream NG 029 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-030 Power House - 2 Power House 2 NG-030 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 031 Roqui - You Are On My Mind Roqui You Are On My Mind NG 031 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 031 D Roqui - You Are On My Mind Roqui You Are On My Mind(5xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 031 D 2018
NG 032 Lisa Lee - When Can I Call You Lisa Lee When Can I Call You NG 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 032 D Lisa Lee - When Can I Call You Lisa Lee When Can I Call You NG 032 D 2018
NG-033 The Prince Of Dance Music, L.B. Bad - The True Story Of House Music 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 Transphonic The Funk Flows Freestyle(12") Nu Groove Records NG-034 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 035 Metro - $1.15 Please Metro $1.15 Please NG 035 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 035 D Metro - $1.15 Please Metro $1.15 Please(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 035 D 2018
NG-036 Aphrodisiac - Song Of The Siren Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren NG-036 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 036 D Aphrodisiac - Song Of The Siren Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren NG 036 D 2018
NG-037 Emanon (2) Featuring D.J. King Scratch - I Came Back To Party 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 Bobby Konders House Rhythms NG 038 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-039 DTR - How Many Times? (Unity) DTR How Many Times? (Unity) NG-039 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-040 Vandal - The Laws Of Chants Volume One Vandal The Laws Of Chants Volume One NG-040 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-041 Foremost Poets - Reasons To Be Dismal? Foremost Poets Reasons To Be Dismal? NG-041 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 042 Asia Love - You Should Be Here Asia Love You Should Be Here NG 042 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 043 Code 6 - Forgotten Moments Code 6 Forgotten Moments NG 043 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 044 Critical Rhythm Featuring Jango Thriller & Vandal - It Could Not Happen 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 Joey Negro Do It, Believe It NG 045 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 046 Lost Entity - Bring That Back (One More Time) Lost Entity Bring That Back (One More Time) NG 046 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 047 Tracer - Love Fantasy Tracer Love Fantasy (EP) NG 047 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 048 Transphonic - You Make Me Feel So Good Transphonic You Make Me Feel So Good NG 048 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 049 Tech Trax Inc.* - Tech Trax Inc. Tech Trax Inc.* Tech Trax Inc. NG 049 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-050 Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II 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 The Utopia Project File #1 NG-051 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 051 D The Utopia Project - Files The Utopia Project Files(6xFile, WAV) Nu Groove Records NG 051 D US Unknown
NG 052 Major Problems - The Effects Can Last Forever Major Problems The Effects Can Last Forever NG 052 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 053 33 1/3 Queen - Volume One 33 1/3 Queen Volume One NG 053 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 054 Rydims - Rydim #1 Rydims Rydim #1 NG 054 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 055 S.T. Williams - Smooth Talking Willie S.T. Williams Smooth Talking Willie(12") Nu Groove Records NG 055 US 1990 Sell This Version

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jesuslovestheacid

jesuslovestheacid

January 30, 2022
i have to make a fuss of the burrel brothers more than has been done so far, capable of the classiest hypnotic grooves for me they are spot on, and no one as mentioned major problems by lenny d -what a banger!
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

March 17, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
This label and the Go Bang/ESP label were totally essential back in the early 90's!!! 89 and 90 were very busy times for Nu Groove and blimming ace times too!
RoyalKurt

RoyalKurt

December 14, 2018
Nu Groove put out some great records but the Burrell tracks are not my thing
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

November 2, 2017
The go to label people quote when they wish to enter the cool school, whether those that claim it to be their favourite label actually own any 12's is another thing.
DanseSounz

DanseSounz

March 22, 2012
Essential House Imprint...
ilevel

ilevel

November 21, 2009
edited over 13 years ago
Whats up with NG 018.Did they release anything on that category number?
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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 13 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 18 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!
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