Instinct Records

Instinct Records

Profile:
Founded as a dance label in a Greenwich Village living room, Instinct Records gained prominence in the early 1990s by releasing compilations of Acid Jazz-label material in the US. The simultaneous success of the label's first signing, electronic musician Moby, was built on by licensing and releasing seminal recordings from Rising High Records, Kickin Records, and Antler-Subway, as well as releasing music by local techno-oriented ambient musicians signed to the label. Instinct was purchased by Knitting Factory Records in 2003.

For company credits, please use Instinct Records, Inc. if credited with "Inc".
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Contact Info:
[not current; original address (from 1990)]
222 West 14th Street, Suite 8B
New York, NY 10011

[not current; valid in 1998]
26 W. 17th St. #502
New York, NY 10011
Vox: 212.727.1360
Fax: 212.366.5979
Email: John@Instinct-online.com or DRead@Instinct-online.com

[not current]
81 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Sites:
[l63]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7FOOT15 Go  album cover Moby Go(7", Promo) Outer Rhythm 7FOOT15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 YOBR 24 Rock The House  album cover Brainstorm (3) Rock The House(12") Yo*Bro Recordings 12 YOBR 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
254-2 This Is Acid Jazz Presents CFM Band  album cover CFM Band* This Is Acid Jazz Presents CFM Band(CD, Album) Instinct Records 254-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
555-2 More Than The Best  album cover Count Basic More Than The Best(CD, Album) Instinct Records 555-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
146.052-7 Go  album cover Mob9* Go(7") Bite Records 146.052-7 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
146.079-3 Go (Mixes)  album cover Mob9* Go (Mixes)(CD, Maxi, Car) BITE Records 146.079-3 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
300 093-4 Go  album cover Moby Go(Cass, Single, Dol) BITE Records 300 093-4 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
04025-03 CD Rock The House / Help Me To Believe  album cover Mindstorm (2) Rock The House / Help Me To Believe(CD, Maxi) Low Spirit Recordings, Instinct Records 04025-03 CD Germany 1991 Sell This Version
4-45009 Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)(Cass, Comp, Dol) Warner Bros. Records 4-45009 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45009-2 Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 9 45009-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
6340152 Ambient  album cover Moby Ambient(CD, Album, RE) Pinnacle Labels, Pinnacle Labels, Pinnacle (3) 6340152 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
6340162 Early Underground  album cover Moby Early Underground(CD, Comp) Instinct Records, Pinnacle Labels 6340162 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 47053 2 9 The Story So Far  album cover Moby The Story So Far (Album) 7243 8 47053 2 9 Ukraine 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 47054 2 8 Early Underground  album cover Moby Early Underground (Comp) 7243 8 47054 2 8 US 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 47055 2 7 Ambient  album cover Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Pinnacle Labels, Virgin 7243 8 47055 2 7 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 47056 2 6 Rare: The Collected B-Sides (1989-1993)  album cover Moby Rare: The Collected B-Sides (1989-1993)(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Virgin 7243 8 47056 2 6 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
AMB:002-2 Ambient Systems  album cover Various Ambient Systems(2xCD, Comp) Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient AMB:002-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:003-2 The Generation And Motion Of A Pulse  album cover Omicron The Generation And Motion Of A Pulse(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:003-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:004-2 Facil  album cover Facil Facil(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:004-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:005-2 The Erotic Nature Of Automated Universes  album cover Mysteries Of Science The Erotic Nature Of Automated Universes(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:005-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:006-2 Journey To The Sun  album cover Adham Shaikh Journey To The Sun(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:006-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:009-2 ... To Abort Transmission  album cover Control X ... To Abort Transmission(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient AMB:009-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:010-2 The Super Secret Symphony  album cover The Super Secret Symphony The Super Secret Symphony(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:010-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB6001-2 Sub Dub  album cover Sub Dub Sub Dub(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient AMB6001-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
amb6002-2 World Receiver  album cover Tetsu Inoue World Receiver(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient amb6002-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
amb6005-2 Ambient Systems II  album cover Various Ambient Systems II(2xCD, Comp) Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient amb6005-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AMB6009-2 Martian Arts  album cover Jimpster Martian Arts (Album) AMB6009-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AMB6010-2 Universal  album cover Kosma Universal(CD, Album, RE) Instinct Electronica AMB6010-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
amb6011-2 The Next Step  album cover Various The Next Step(CD, Comp) Instinct Electronica amb6011-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AMB6012-2 Deaf, Dub And Blind  album cover Jammin' Unit Deaf, Dub And Blind(CD, Album, Promo) Instinct Records AMB6012-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
amb 21002 Ambient Intermix  album cover Various Ambient Intermix(2x12", Comp, Promo) Instinct Ambient amb 21002 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB.6004.2 Ciphers  album cover SETI Ciphers (Album) AMB.6004.2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AMB.6006.2 Drift  album cover Adham Shaikh and Tim Floyd Adham Shaikh and Tim Floyd - Drift(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB.6006.2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ATLASCD 001 The Story So Far  album cover Moby The Story So Far (Comp) ATLASCD 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASCD 002 Ambient  album cover Moby Ambient(CD, Album) Equator Records ATLASCD 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASLP 001 The Story So Far  album cover Moby The Story So Far(LP, Comp) Equator Records ATLASLP 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ATLASMC 001 The Story So Far  album cover Moby The Story So Far(Cass, Comp) Equator Records ATLASMC 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
AXISCD 001 I Feel It + Thousand  album cover Moby I Feel It + Thousand(CD, Single) Equator Records AXISCD 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
AXISTM 001 I Feel It + Thousand (The Remixes)  album cover Moby I Feel It + Thousand (The Remixes)(12") Equator Records AXISTM 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDTOT16 Ambient Senses 2 (The Feeling)  album cover Various Ambient Senses 2 (The Feeling)(CD, Album, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CDTOT16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDW 45009 Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Songs From The Cool World (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45009 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
EARTH X1T I Can't Stop / Underwater  album cover Language (8) I Can't Stop / Underwater(12") Earth Recordings EARTH X1T UK 1991 Sell This Version
eb 9772-2 Dorian Gray - History Of Magic  album cover Various Dorian Gray - History Of Magic(2xCD, Comp) FFM Dance Department eb 9772-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
EFA 04021-02 CD Go  album cover Moby Go(CD, Maxi) Low Spirit Recordings, Instinct Records EFA 04021-02 CD Germany 1991 Sell This Version
EX-222 Never Stop  album cover The K-Collective* Never Stop(12") Instinct Records EX-222 US 1990 Sell This Version
EX-223 Never Stop  album cover The K-Collective* Never Stop EX-223 US 1990 Sell This Version
EX-224 Time's Up  album cover The Brotherhood (4) Time's Up EX-224 US 1990 Sell This Version
EX-225CD This Is Acid Jazz Volume One  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume One(CD, Comp) Instinct Records, Acid Jazz EX-225CD US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-225LP This Is Acid Jazz Volume One  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume One(LP, Comp) Instinct Records EX-225LP US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-226 Mobility  album cover Moby Mobility (EP) EX-226 US 1990 Sell This Version
EX-227 Voodoo Child  album cover Voodoo Child Voodoo Child EX-227 US 1990 Sell This Version
EX-228 Keep It Up!  album cover L.U.P.O. Featuring Cathy* L.U.P.O. Featuring Cathy* - Keep It Up!(12") Instinct Records EX-228 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-229 Go (Remixes)  album cover Moby Go (Remixes) EX-229 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-230 Control Yourself Cousin (Remixes)  album cover Homeboy Control Yourself Cousin (Remixes) (Maxi) EX-230 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-231 Rock The House  album cover Brainstorm (3) Rock The House EX-231 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-232 Voodoo Child (Remixes)  album cover Voodoo Child Voodoo Child (Remixes) EX-232 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-233 Drug Fits The Face  album cover Barracuda Drug Fits The Face EX-233 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-234 So Hard / Hell Or Heaven  album cover L.U.P.O. So Hard / Hell Or Heaven EX-234 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-235 Jazz Thang  album cover 2 Tuff Jazz Thang(12") Instinct Records EX-235 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-236CAS Instinct Dance  album cover Various Instinct Dance(Cass, Comp, Promo) Instinct Records EX-236CAS US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-236CD Instinct Dance  album cover Various Instinct Dance(CD, Comp) Instinct Records EX-236CD US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-236LP Instinct Dance  album cover Various Instinct Dance(2xLP, Comp) Instinct Records EX-236LP US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-237 Go (Remixes)  album cover Moby Go (Remixes)(6xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Instinct Records EX-237 US 2007
EX-237 CDS Go (Remixes)  album cover Moby Go (Remixes) (Single) EX-237 CDS US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-237S Go (Remixes)  album cover Moby Go (Remixes) EX-237S US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-238 Zeroxed  album cover Zero Zero Zeroxed(12", TP) Instinct Records EX-238 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-238-1 Zeroxed / Sanity Clause  album cover Zero Zero Zeroxed / Sanity Clause(12") Instinct Records, Instinct Records EX-238-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
EX-238-CDS Zeroxed  album cover Zero Zero Zeroxed(CD, Maxi) Instinct Records EX-238-CDS US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-239 Heavy Shift* Obey The Rules Of The Night EX-239 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-240-1 Drop A Beat  album cover Moby Drop A Beat(12") Instinct Records EX-240-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-240-2 Drop A Beat  album cover Moby Drop A Beat (Single) EX-240-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-240 PROMO Drop A Beat  album cover Moby Drop A Beat(12", Promo) Instinct Records EX-240 PROMO US 1992 Sell This Version
EX241 Moby  album cover Moby Moby(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Instinct Records EX241 US Unknown
EX-241-1 Moby  album cover Moby Moby(LP, Album) Instinct Records EX-241-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-241-2 Moby  album cover Moby Moby (Album) EX-241-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-241-4 Moby  album cover Moby Moby(Cass, Album) Instinct Records EX-241-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-242-1 Oh Yeah!  album cover Niko* Oh Yeah!(12") Instinct Records EX-242-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-242-2 Oh Yeah!  album cover Niko* Oh Yeah!(CD, Maxi) Instinct Records EX-242-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-242 DJ Niko* Oh Yeah!(12", Promo) Instinct Records EX-242 DJ US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-243-1 Lonely Blues  album cover The Acid Blues Project* Lonely Blues(12") Instinct Records EX-243-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-243 DJ Lonely Blues  album cover The Acid Blues Project* Lonely Blues(12", Promo) Instinct Records EX-243 DJ US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-244-1 This Is Acid Jazz Volume Two  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume Two(LP, Comp) Instinct Records EX-244-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-244-2 This Is Acid Jazz Volume Two  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume Two (Comp) EX-244-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-245-2 Rising High Techno Injection  album cover Various Rising High Techno Injection(CD, Comp) Instinct Records EX-245-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-246-1 Possession  album cover Dominatrix UK Possession(12") Instinct Records EX-246-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-246-2 Possession EP  album cover Dominatrix UK Possession EP(CD, EP) Instinct Records EX-246-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-247-1 Next Is The E  album cover Moby Next Is The E(12") Instinct Records EX-247-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-247-2 Next Is The E  album cover Moby Next Is The E (Single) EX-247-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
EX-248-1 Money Blues  album cover Mitch Moses' Acid Blues Project* Money Blues EX-248-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX250-2 Early Underground  album cover Moby Early Underground (Comp) EX250-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-250-4 Early Underground  album cover Moby Early Underground(Cass, Comp) Instinct Records EX-250-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX251-1 This Is Acid Jazz Volume 3  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume 3(LP, Comp, Ltd) Instinct Records EX251-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-251-2 This Is Acid Jazz Volume Three  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz Volume Three(CD, Comp) Instinct Records EX-251-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX252-1 Rising High Trance Injection EP  album cover Various Rising High Trance Injection EP (EP) EX252-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-252-2 Rising High Techno Injection 2  album cover Various Rising High Techno Injection 2(CD, Comp) Instinct Records EX-252-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-252-4 Rising High Techno Injection 2  album cover Various Rising High Techno Injection 2(Cass, Comp) Instinct Records EX-252-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-253-2 Ambient  album cover Moby Ambient (Album) EX-253-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-253-4 Ambient  album cover Moby Ambient(Cass, Album) Instinct Records EX-253-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-254-2 CFM Band  album cover C.F.M. Band CFM Band(CD, Album) Instinct Records EX-254-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
EX-255-2 Plasticity  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Plasticity(CD, Album) Instinct Records EX-255-2 US 1993 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

February 9, 2018
A really musically pioneering cross pollinating east coast label up there with Transmat, Silent and many of the great 90s electronica labels. Instinct was really pushing the borders early on introducing Moby, Human Mesh Dance, Sub Dub and acid jazz gems like Kosma. Very diverse in their choice of artist with an affinity towards the upper echelons of quality and creativity. Instinct also brought us the lovely Fax compilations introducing many of our ears to German musicians like Pete Namlook, Jammin Unit, Tetsu Inoue, Gas(UK musician), etc. Grateful and deeply indebted to their vision.