D.J. International Records

D.J. International Records

Profile:
One of the larger two original Chicago house-music labels (the other being Trax Records). Founded in the mid-1980s, it released lots of deep, hard, soulful, and acid house tracks. In the late 1980s, it released many hip-house tracks as well. The label’s releases built one of history’s everlasting foundations of house music. International hits included Joe Smooth's “Promised Land” and "Fast" Eddie Smith's “Acid Thunder,” who, together with Kenny "Jammin" Jason, produced 1987’s smash “Can U Dance,” one of house music’s breakthroughs and one of its everlasting hymns. Tyree’s “Turn up the Bass” was one of the first and best hip-house tracks.

Some releases were licensed to Westside Records (2) in Britain and BCM Records in Germany; single releases were licensed to different labels worldwide.

DJ International’s catalog has been in limbo since the label shut its doors in the early 1990s. The rights for Europe were granted to High Fashion Music B.V. in the Netherlands.

For bootleg and counterfeit releases with the DJ International logo, please use D.J. International Records (2).

LC 8121
Sublabels
Contact Info:
DJ International
3 W. golf center
Hoffman Estates, il
60169, USA
E: handheldfilms@hotmail.com
Phone: +1 (312) 388-4188
Sites:
[l688]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12 LTD 333 Tyree* I Fear The Night ('87 House Mix) 12 LTD 333 UK 1987 Sell This Version
777 J.M. Silk Shadows Of Your Love(12", TP) D.J. International Records 777 US 1986 Sell This Version
778 Shawn Christopher People Of All Nations(12", TP) D.J. International Records 778 US 1986 Sell This Version
07016 Joe Smooth Promised Land(7", Single) D.J. International Records, BCM Records 07016 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
07146 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(7") D.J. International Records, BCM Records, D.J. International Records, BCM Records 07146 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
12016 Joe Smooth Promised Land(12") D.J. International Records, BCM Records 12016 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
12025 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* Featuring Daryl Pandy* Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* Featuring Daryl Pandy* - Love Can't Turn Around(12") BCM Records, BCM Records, D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 12025 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
12192 Fast Eddie* Yo Yo Get Funky(12") BCM Records, D.J. International Records 12192 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
12243 Tyree* House Music Is My Life(12") D.J. International Records, BCM Records 12243 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
12244 Kool Rock Steady Let's Get Hyped(12") BCM Records, D.J. International Records 12244 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
12245 Fast Eddie* Let's Go(12") BCM Records, D.J. International Records 12245 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
12287 Joe Smooth Can't Fake The Feeling(12") BCM Records 12287 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
20146 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(CD, Maxi) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 20146 Germany & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
26168 Various The House Sound Of Chicago - Megamix Vol. 1 - The Dance-House-Power-Remix(CD, Single, Mixed) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 26168 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
33220 Various Acieed Inferno Volume 2(LP, Comp) BCM Records 33220 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
33443 Tyree* Nation Of Hip House(LP, Album) D.J. International Records, BCM Records 33443 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
33444 Joe Smooth Rejoice(LP, Album) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 33444 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
50139 Tyree* Tyree's Got A Brand New House(CD, Album) D.J. International Records, BCM Records 50139 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
50140 Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound (Album) 50140 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
50206 Joe Smooth Promised Land(CD, Album) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 50206 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
50443 Tyree* Nation Of Hip House(CD, Album) D.J. International Records, BCM Records 50443 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
50444 Joe Smooth Rejoice(CD, Album) BCM Records 50444 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
50446 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted(CD, Album) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 50446 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
55982 Fast Eddie* The Best Of The D.J. Fast Eddie(CD, Comp) BCM Records, D.J. International Records 55982 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
60140 Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound(Cass, Album) BCM Records 60140 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
190 194-2 The FHR Project* Featuring Linda Rice The FHR Project* Featuring Linda Rice - Out Of Control(CD, Maxi, Jew) D.J. International Records 190 194-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
466024 1 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted(LP, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466024 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466024 2 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted (Album) 466024 2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
466024 4 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted(Cass, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466024 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466146 1 Sterling Void It's All Right (Album) 466146 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466146 2 Sterling Void It's All Right(CD, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466146 2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466146 4 Sterling Void It's All Right(Cass, Album) CBS, CBS, D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 466146 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466147 1 Tyree* Nation Of Hip House(LP, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466147 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466147 2 Tyree* Nation Of Hip House(CD, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466147 2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466147 4 Tyree* Nation Of Hip-House(Cass, Album) CBS, CBS, D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 466147 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466385 1 Joe Smooth Rejoice(LP, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466385 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
466385 2 Joe Smooth Rejoice(CD, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466385 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
466385 4 Joe Smooth Rejoice(Cass, Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466385 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
472002 Various The Original House Music Of Chicago Volume 1(CD, Comp) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 472002 France 1995 Sell This Version
472003 Various The Original House Music Of Chicago Volume 2(CD, Comp) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 472003 France 1995 Sell This Version
472005 Various The Original House Music Of Chicago Volume 3(CD, Comp) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records 472005 France 1995 Sell This Version
655366 6 Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up(12", Single) CBS, D.J. International Records 655366 6 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
655366 8 Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up(12") D.J. International Records, CBS 655366 8 UK 1989 Sell This Version
655470 8 Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. - Move Your Body (U.K. Only Mixes)(12") D.J. International Records, CBS 655470 8 UK 1989 Sell This Version
655518 7 K.A. Posse Dig This(7") CBS 655518 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
655522 7 Sterling Void Featuring Paris Brightledge Sterling Void Featuring Paris Brightledge - Set Me Free(7") D.J. International Records, CBS 655522 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
655740 6 Joe Smooth They Want To Be Free(12") D.J. International Records, CBS 655740 6 UK 1990 Sell This Version
828 022-1 Various The House Sound Of Chicago (Comp) 828 022-1 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
828 141-1 Tyree* Tyree's Got A Brand New House!(LP, Album) FFRR 828 141-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
839 377-1 The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound(LP, Album) Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 839 377-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
839 377-2 The DJ Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound(CD, Album) Disques Dreyfus 839 377-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
839 825-1 Various Dance Music Extravaganza(LP, Comp) Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 839 825-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
839 825-2 Various Dance Music Extravaganza(CD, Comp) Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 839 825-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
848 325-2 D'Bora E.S.P.(CD, Album) Smash Records 848 325-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
873380-2 Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up(CD, Maxi) Disques Dreyfus 873380-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
873380-7 Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up 873380-7 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
873 595-1 Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. - Move Your Body(12", Maxi) Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 873 595-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
877 055-1 Joe Smooth They Want To Be Free (Maxi) 877 055-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
886 075-1 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* - Love Can't Turn Around (Maxi, EP) 886 075-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
886 075-7 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* - Love Can't Turn Around (Single) 886 075-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
886 453-1 Sterling Void Runaway Girl / It's All Right(12") Metronome, FFRR 886 453-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
889 104-7 Joe Smooth Promised Land(7") Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 889 104-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
889105-2 Joe Smooth Promised Land(CD, Maxi, Car) Disques Dreyfus, D.J. International Records 889105-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
5342801 Various 12"/80s Club Classics(3xCD, Comp + Box) Universal UMC, Universal UMC, Universal UMC, Universal UMC 5342801 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
828052.2 Various The House Sound Of Chicago - Chicago Trax(CD, Comp) London Records, London Records 828052.2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
8735957 Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. Tyree* Featuring J.M.D. - Move Your Body(7", Single) D.J. International Records, Disques Dreyfus 8735957 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
20112113 Darryl Pandy Animal Magnetism (The Chicago House Remix)(12", Maxi) Serdisco 20112113 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
63881-27723-2 Pussy 2000 It's Gonna Be Alright(CD, Maxi) V2 63881-27723-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
885686091623 "Fast" Eddie Smith Fast Eddie Smith(5xFile, MP3, 320) D.J. International Records 885686091623 US 2010
885686091760 Loftis* Break!(4xFile, MP3, 320) D.J. International Records 885686091760 US 2010
885686 091883 Rhythum Composers Feat QXI* Rhythum Composers Feat QXI* - And All I Want 2 Say Is(6xFile, MP3, 320) D.J. International Records 885686 091883 US Unknown
ACIDLP 1 Various Jackmaster Acid Trax (Comp) ACIDLP 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ACIDLP 2 Various Acido Amigo(2xLP, Comp) Westside Records (2) ACIDLP 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BCM 20016 Joe Smooth Promised Land(CD, Single) BCM Records, D.J. International Records BCM 20016 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BCM 26166 Various The House Sound Of Chicago - Megamix Vol. 2 - 'House' Strikes Again(CD, Maxi, Mixed) BCM Records BCM 26166 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BCM 33446 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted(LP, Album) BCM Records, D.J. International Records BCM 33446 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BCM 35240 Various The Future Of House... A New Generation(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records BCM 35240 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
B-MX-1200 DJ Fast Eddie* Hip House(12") Grind B-MX-1200 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
BOY 043 Joe Smooth Promised Land(12") Boy Records (4), Boy Records (4) BOY 043 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
BOY-043-PRO Joe Smooth Promised Land(7", S/Sided, Promo) Boy Records (4), D.J. International Records BOY-043-PRO Spain 1989 Sell This Version
CDACID 1 Various Jackmaster Acid Trax(CD, Comp) Westside Records (2), Westside Records (2) CDACID 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDART 902 The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound(CD, Album) Westside Records (2), D.J. International Records CDART 902 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDART 903 Joe Smooth Promised Land(CD, Album) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2), Westside Records (2) CDART 903 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CD DJIN 5 The DJ Fast Eddie* Hip House / I Can Dance(CD, Single) D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2) CD DJIN 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDDJIN 6 Joe Smooth Promised Land(CD, Single) D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2) CDDJIN 6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CDDJIN 7 The DJ Fast Eddie* Yo Yo Get Funky(CD, Single) Westside Records (2) CDDJIN 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CDDJIN 11 Tyree* Hardcore Hip House(CD, Single) D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2) CDDJIN 11 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CDJACK 504 Various Jackmaster 4(CD, Comp) Westside Records (2) CDJACK 504 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CDMASTER 1 DJ Fast Eddie, The* Housemasters: The Best Of(2xCD, Comp, Album) Radical Records (5) CDMASTER 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CHAMP 41 Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance(7", Single) Champion CHAMP 41 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CHAMP R 12-41 Kenny 'Jammin' Jason* & Fast Eddie Smith* Kenny 'Jammin' Jason* & Fast Eddie Smith* - Can U Dance (Noise Boys Remix)(12") Champion, Champion CHAMP R 12-41 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CHAMPX 12-41 Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance (Remix) CHAMPX 12-41 UK 1987 Sell This Version
D-248 J.M. Silk Music Is The Key(12", RE) D.J. International Records D-248 US 1985 Sell This Version
D-251 Chip E. Inc.* Featuring K. Joy Chip E. Inc.* Featuring K. Joy - Like This D-251 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DJ 134 C Z R* Featuring Rappalot C Z R* Featuring Rappalot - Dance To The Drummer's Beat(12") D.J. International Records DJ 134 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
DJ 701 Nick Huminski* Latin Tracks DJ 701 US 1994 Sell This Version
DJ 777 J.M. Silk Shadows Of Your Love DJ 777 US 1986 Sell This Version
DJ 778 Shawn Christopher People Of All Nations(12") D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records DJ 778 US 1986 Sell This Version
DJ 779 Chip E. If You Only Knew DJ 779 US 1986 Sell This Version
DJ780 Fingers Inc. A Path DJ780 US 1986 Sell This Version

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djjimmy60

djjimmy60

April 10, 2015
THE FIRST RECORD LABEL TO CALL OR LABEL ITSELF HOUSE MUSIC!!! (Dj-888)
NO ONE HAS EVER CALLED IT'S MUSIC, HOUSE MUSIC BEFORE THE SPRING OF 1985!!!
Attari31

Attari31

November 26, 2014
Trax recently released a boxset, it would be great if DJ International did the same.
DaJacker

DaJacker

December 13, 2007
There was a pdf press release dated January 7, 2007 on the Phuture Trax Records website stating their intent for acquisition of the DJ International Records catalog. Under the new agreement, it stated that Phuture Trax retains the exclusive distribution rights for all music within the DJ International catalog and that the music will be packaged as collections and distributed across the globe under the Phuture Trax label. No definitive date has been given at all at this time on if or when the releases will become available to the public.
jaxxalude

jaxxalude

November 26, 2003
I am really stunned that nobody, up until now, made a comment on such a groundbreaking and historically important label! This label was the first "real" house music label and - as many people can easily see through its catalogue - released most of the early and influential house classics. And it's no secret that many of this music still sounds as fresh and vital as back then. Respect is due to DJ International!