Hed Kandi Records

Hed Kandi Records

Profile:
Record company of the UK-based house label Hed Kandi, established by Mark Doyle in 1999. Acquired by Ministry of Sound in January 2006.
Hed Kandi is best known for their house music compilations in a variety of styles and events all over the world.

The first two compilations in the Nu Cool series were released on Jazz FM Records before Hed Kandi was set up as a label in its own right.
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Contact Info:
MSHK Limited
103 Gaunt Street
London, SE1 6DP
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 870 06000 10
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7740 8654
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
176320-7 Booty Luv Boogie 2Nite(CD, Album, Sup) Magic Records 176320-7 Poland 2008 Sell This Version
987049-6 StoneBridge Can't Get Enough(CD, Album) Magic Records, Hed Kandi 987049-6 Poland 2005 Sell This Version
302 060 577 2 LnM Projekt Featuring Bonnie Bailey LnM Projekt Featuring Bonnie Bailey - Everywhere(CD, Maxi) Water Music Dance 302 060 577 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
06025 1726801 2 Booty Luv Boogie 2Nite(CD, Single) Sound Of Urban 06025 1726801 2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2007 Sell This Version
ADICT155CD LnM Projekt Featuring Bonnie Bailey LnM Projekt Featuring Bonnie Bailey - Everywhere(CD, Single, Enh) Hed Kandi, Velocity ADICT155CD Australia 2005 Sell This Version
ARP 21132 Stonebridge Feat. Isabel Fructuoso Stonebridge Feat. Isabel Fructuoso - Clorophilla (Put A Little Love)(12") Airplane! Records ARP 21132 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
CSG1243CD Late Night Alumni Empty Streets(CD, Album) Cassagrande CSG1243CD Spain 2005 Sell This Version
DV 634.09 CDS Booty Luv Some Kinda Rush '09(CD, Maxi, Enh, Promo, Car) D:vision Records DV 634.09 CDS Italy 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK001 Various Nu Cool 3(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HEDK001BOX Various Hed Kandi Anthems & Artwork(4xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Hed Kandi HEDK001BOX Europe 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK002 Various Serve Chilled(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
hedk003 Afterlife Simplicity(CD, Album, Dig) Hed Kandi hedk003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HEDK004 Anthea Words & Beats(CD, Album, RE) Hed Kandi HEDK004 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HEDK005 45 Dip The Acid Lounge (Album) HEDK005 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK006 Various Winter Chill(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK006 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HEDK007 Various Back To Love(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK007 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HEDK008 Various Disco Kandi(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK008 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK010 Various Nu Cool 4(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK010 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK011 Various Beach House(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK011 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK012 Various Disco Kandi 2(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK012 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK013 Afterlife Simplicity Two Thousand(2xCD, Album) Hed Kandi HEDK013 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK014 Various Back To Love 2(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK014 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK015 Various Winter Chill 2(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK015 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK016 Various Disco Kandi 3(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK017 Various Deeper(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK017 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK018 Various Serve Chilled 3(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK018 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK019 Various Beach House 2(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK019 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK021 Various Back To Love 3(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK021 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK022 Various Winter Chill 3(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK022 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK023 Various Disco Kandi 5(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK023 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HEDK025 Various Disco Heaven 02.02(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK025 UK 2002 Sell This Version
HEDK026 Various Back To Love 03.02(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK026 UK 2002 Sell This Version
HEDK027 Various Beach House 04.02(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK027 UK 2002 Sell This Version
HEDK029 Various Winter Chill 06.02(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK029 UK 2002 Sell This Version
HEDK030 Various Twisted Disco 01.03(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK030 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK031 Various Disco Heaven 02.03(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK031 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK032 Various Back To Love 03.03(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK032 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK033 Various Beach House 04.03(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK033 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK034 Various Disco Kandi 05.03(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK034 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK035 Various Hed Kandi: The World Series U.K. Mix 1(3xCD, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK035 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HEDK037 Various Disco Heaven 01.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK037 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK038 Various Twisted Disco 02.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK038 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK039 Various Back To Love 03.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK039 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK040 Various Beach House 04.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK040 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK041 Various Hed Kandi The Mix: Summer 2004(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK041 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK042 StoneBridge Can't Get Enough(CD, Album) Hed Kandi HEDK042 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK042X StoneBridge Can't Get Enough (CD, Album + CD, Enh + Dlx) Hed Kandi, Hed Kandi HEDK042X UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK043 Various Disco Kandi 05.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK043 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK044 Various Hed Kandi The Mix (Winter 2004)(3xCD, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK044 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HEDK045 Various Winter Chill 06.04(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK045 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK046 Various Disco Heaven 01.05(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK046 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK047 Various Twisted Disco 02.05(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK047 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK048 Various Back To Love 03.05(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK048 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK049 Various Beach House 04.05(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK049 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK052 Late Night Alumni Empty Streets(CD, Album) Hed Kandi HEDK052 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK053 Various Disco Kandi 05.05(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK053 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK054 Various Hed Kandi: The Mix 2006(2xCD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK054 UK 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK055 Various Nu Cool(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK055 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK056 Various Hed Kandi World Series Live: Paris(2xCD, Mixed, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK056 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK057 Various Twisted Disco 03.06 (Comp) HEDK057 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK058 Various Disco Heaven(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK058 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK059 Various Serve Chilled(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK059 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK060 Various Beach House 2006(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK060 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK062 Various Back To Love - True Club Classics(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK062 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK063 Various Hed Kandi: Disco Kandi(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK063 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEDK065 Various Nu Cool(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK065 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK066 Various Twisted Disco(CD, Comp, Enh + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi, Hed Kandi HEDK066 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK067 Various Disco Kandi: The Mix(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK067 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK068 Various Serve Chilled 2007(CD, Comp, Enh + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK068 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK071 Various Back To Love - True Club Classics(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK071 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK072 Various Disco Heaven(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK072 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK073 Booty Luv Boogie 2Nite (Album) HEDK073 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK074 Various Hed Kandi The Mix: 2008(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK074 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEDK075 Various Hed Kandi: Kandi Lounge(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK075 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK076 Various Hed Kandi: Twisted Disco(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK076 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK077 Various Back To Love: The Mix(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK077 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK078 Various Hed Kandi World Series Live: San Francisco(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK078 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK079 Various Hed Kandi: Serve Chilled 2008(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK079 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK080 Various Hed Kandi The Mix: Summer 2008(3xCD, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK080 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK082 Miguel Migs Those Things Deluxe(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK082 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK083 Various World Series: Ibiza(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK083 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK084 Various Disco Heaven(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK084 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK085 Various Hed Kandi: The Mix 2009(2xCD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK085 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEDK086 Various Kandi Lounge(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK086 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK087 Various Twisted Disco(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK087 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK088 Various Nu Disco(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK088 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK089 Various Hed Kandi The Mix: Spring 2009(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK089 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK090 Various Hed Kandi World Series: Brazil(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK090 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK091 Various Beach House 2009(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK091 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK092 Various Hed Kandi The Mix: Summer 2009(2xCD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK092 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK093 Various Disco Heaven(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK093 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK094 Various Destroy The Disco(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK094 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK095 Various Pure Kandi(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK095 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
HEDK097 Various Nu Disco(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK097 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK098 Various Hed Kandi World Series: Tokyo(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK098 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK099 Various Twisted Disco 2010(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK099 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK100 Various Hed Kandi: Beach House 2010(2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK100 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK101 Various Hed Kandi: Disco Heaven(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK101 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK102 Various Hed Kandi: Ibiza 2010(3xCD, Mixed) Hed Kandi HEDK102 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HEDK103 Various Hed Kandi World Series: London(2xCD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK103 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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caio.ck1

caio.ck1

February 23, 2016
HED KANDI??? WELL... MAYBE UNTIL 2002 (GOLDEN ERA)...

... AFTER THAT THEY LOST YOUR PURPOSE AND TO GET DOWN TO WORST WAS ACQUIRED BY "MINISTRY OF TRASH".

BUT THE WAY "CRAPPY LORD MINISTERS CEOS" HAVE A ROTTENESS TOUCH AND THEY HAVE A INCREDIBLE CAPABLE TO DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOOD SOMEDAY!
mcp666

mcp666

January 29, 2008
There was a time when I awaited the next Hed Kandi release with bated breath. It has to be said: Mark Doyle WAS Hed Kandi! Nothing worth getting excited about has happened since he left except a flicker of interest in the Nu Cool resurrection. I did think their treatment of Stereo Sushi (Sashimi) was little short of a disgrace though!

Fierce Angel has tried hard to fill the void but the void isn't a void? Hed Kandi are still there and blurring the public perception of what it is. Fierce Angel is tarred with the same brush?

I appreciate your comments Mark and totally agree. You outgrow it and move on, it ain't worth bitching about?

With the greatest respect Mark, I suggest you do the same. Move on from the Hed Kandi/Fierce Angel concept and create a completely new idea. Just make sure that I know about it please.

Mickey P. ;-)

boyblond

boyblond

September 28, 2007
Hed kandi is now out of the dark and into the light. since the acquisition by ministry of sound records there have been a lot of changes.. and for the better. More money has been piled into signing tracks, fabulous production of the club nights. i mean the amount of custom decorations just for a few nights until the next theme comes along is immense, giant ipods at pacha!! gorgeous dancers the ideas are brilliant i could go on.. and they have a great team behind it all. not to mention the return of jason brooks the original artwork designer.

The cds have been really fantastic.. adding different flavours to the existing styles of cds i really do urge people to look at serve chilled, beach house, disco kandi the mix, the brand new disco heaven, back to love there are some brilliant and hard to find tracks on these.. There are some commercial cds like the summer mix which is well put together and to be honest i woud rather have a few commercial stuff put into the summery cds which funds some bloody good other cds.. Hed kandi has apparently for the first time last year made a profit and if no one makes a profit then there is no music.. They have dragged themselves back out and are bigger and better than ever.
Most say its not cool or underground, But at least it doesnt pretend to be, or never has pretended to be. Even in the early days. Most people who have an oppinion about it. really know nothing anyway, just like to stick their noses in.

Want the best driving funky piano vocal house lots of classics? diva vocals? latin tinged disco house? Want the best most friendly crowds who dress up and want to have a good time? then really give it a try or really have a listen to some of the cds or samples online because u dont know what ur missing. its the same baby. Just as it always was.

Like it a bit deeper and cooler but still soulful? try stereo sushi hed kandi's little sister

peace out
FHJay

FHJay

November 21, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Personally, I love Hed Kandi. I own most of their disco releases, a few releases from other series, and am actively getting the rest. The Beach House, Disco Kandi, and Disco Heaven series are just the kind of modern House and Disco I love. Living where I do, there's hardly a club scene, and the CDs are a great way to hear some songs I never would have heard otherwise (and the complete versions no less!). I would definitely recommend them as a starting point for House, and a good place to get some great songs.

Back To Love is especially great, as it allows me to get a lot of those classic House songs that are otherwise hard, or expensive, to obtain. The other series have their ups and downs, but Back To Love, Disco Kandi (the most "commercial of the releases, showcasing disco house and U.S. garage), Disco Heaven (an extension of Disco Kandi, focusing more on the house side of things), and Beach House (house songs, with some deep house thrown in) are definitely the high marks of the label.

Recently, however, I've been disappointed with them. The first Disco Kandi release after the purchase from Ministry of Sound was lackluster, with only a few good songs on the first disc, and a terrible second disc that consisted mostly of electro. The second disc didn't fit under any kind of definition of disco I've ever heard. Not that I have anything against electro, but the songs themselves were very mediocre, and nothing worth seeking out or listening to again. I plan on giving it a second chance by buying the newest Disco Heaven and Disco Kandi sometime soon, both of which have been released by this point. However if I'm as disappointed as I was with the other recent release, I'll be thinking twice before I buy more.

Overall, I would recommend the label's early days, and releases back when Mark Doyle was still running it. The new installments have some good songs, but hardly enough to warrant a purchase. The lack of the actual full length versions in lieu of a truncated version is a turn-off as well. Unless things improve, I will be buying solely Fierce Angel releases, the majority of which remind me of the good days of Hed Kandi.
crazykid

crazykid

October 27, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
About HedKandi: I have purchased the lastest of their releases, Disco Kandi 06 and so far I only found two good songs on it which is sad... I have nothing else to say about it. I'm missing all those HK old releases that made me worship them for so long. I hope a miracle happens and it gets better 'cause i believe whishing that it goes back to be what it used to be is too much to ask.

Fierce Angels: I found it pretty good and its (to me at least) what HK used to be. I so missed listening to Moony and Bonnie Bailey on a house music compilation and i'm really glad Chanel and Solu Music/Kimblee are not within... I was tired of 'My Life' and 'Fade'. Don't get me wrong, these are nice songs but just too overrated to me. It's a very good job - It made me fall in love with House music once again. But i'm not sure how long will it last for, I really hope fierce angels never get to commit the same mistake their predecessor fell for.

ahbijef

ahbijef

August 28, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
I couldn't agree more with the last few comments. To be fair to the Ministry of Sound (libel laws would preclude a frank description here of this label and the individual who founded and still runs it), Hed Kandi started going downhill even before the sale to MoS. The previous corporate owners (Guardian Media Group and, before them, Clear Channel Communications) just didn't have the creative wherewithal to nurture the JazzFM and Hed Kandi businesses, and the sale to MoS, though shocking to many, was an entirely predictable business decision.

The "Serve Chilled" and "Winter Chill" series had gone into precipitous decline by 2004, and by 2005, on the eve of label head Mark Doyle's departure, even the redoubtable "Es Vivé" release had become trash. Fortunately, the Beach House series seems to have survived both Doyle and MoS fairly intact.

The recent release "Beach House" (2006) seems to have maintained some semblance of quality, although the false advertising on the sticky label (which misleadingly states "2XCD FULL 12" MIXES") is a problem, albeit one that's perfectly consistent with the modus operandi of MoS. To be specific, the versions of "The Way You Love Me (Dim's T.S.O.P. Version)" by Ron Hall & The MuthaFunkaz and "Swimming Places (Original Mix)" by Julien Jabre on this unmixed compilation are only 6:39 and 5:37 in length, whereas the real 12" versions (that you will find uncensored on various releases by Defected) come in at 9:14 and 10:43 respectively. Chop off, if you will, the drum intro and outro, but don't call it the "Full 12" Mix" after doing so.

The sad thing is that Mark Doyle and his new Fierce Angel label are doing no better. They have simply continued the lousy track record of his last year at Hed Kandi by issuing trashy compilations and mixes, often rehashing old Hed Kandi material, albeit priced at a discount to Hed Kandi's current crop. Unfortunately for those of us who adored the original "Es Vivé" in 2002, the relationship with the Ibiza hotel seems to have followed Doyle, who has promptly issued a 3XCD mixed compilation this year also called "Es Vivé" to cash in on what's left of the goodwill.

MoS founder Jamie Palumbo and his financial partners at 3i are shrewd operators/investors (the purchase price of Hed Kandi was not disclosed), and so I doubt if Hed Kandi will fold any time soon (the same cannot be said for Fierce Angel). That said, the shady commercial values espoused by Palumbo et al., which don't seem to fool contributors to these pages, will make it very unlikely that Hed Kandi will be receiving my further custom going forward.
nicoagudelo

nicoagudelo

May 5, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
HedKandi -it seems- has gone in a downward spiral. Now been bought by MoS will only bring a darker tone of tragedy to its reputation. As much as I once respected ministry of sound, from 5 years on their administrative decisions have turned a well-established label into a "milking-the-cow" entity. Hed Kandi once released great albums, but I can't say the same thing right now. I also find disrispectful (and non-dj-friendly) the fact that, in most of their double CD releases they chop the ending part of the extended versions, making the tracks almost impossible to mix properly. That's a sad thing due to the fact that many of these songs were previously available only as vinyl.

I'll be looking forward to the future of HedKandi, hoping that it'd be a bright future. But maybe it won't be that way.
albatrosss

albatrosss

October 9, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Once upon a time I loved Hed Kandi. Don't get me wrong, I still like them, but nowhere near as much. In the beginning, they released full-length, un-mixed double CDs of quality tracks you could usually only find on Vinyl, or chopped to pieces amongst other commercial garbage (like Ministry of Sound). We would patiently await the next release every three or four months. Now HK is releasing a new CD every few weeks it seems, and saturating every corner of the market they can think of. As a result, the quality is diluted and the finesse is gone. I'm glad I bought decks so I can still get the quality I crave, vinyl-style.
ledjfab

ledjfab

May 30, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Hed Kandi started as a good idea: to release a bunch of extended House tracks, unmixed, on 2 CD's. In the beginning, it was pretty good. It covered the House genre well with tracks by The Ones, Hakan Lidbo, Class A, Masters At Work to name a few. But it seems it couldn't last long. Soon, they started to edit the 12" versions, removing sometimes 2 or 3 minutes to a track to make it fit in the lot. They expanded the series to make you buy everything ("Winter Chill", "Beach House", "Twisted Disco"...), and began to include publicity in their sleeves. The quality of the tracks included decreased enormously as a small group of producers and DJ's made low hand on the label to release their own stuff.

As these compilations are very expensive, I re-evaluated my support to this label, which quietly forsakes its first fans to grow rich. Too bad.

sergeymen

sergeymen

May 29, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Hed Kandi has done precisely that: commercialized house and downtempo in a very sophisticated way. They were one of the first labels that turned me onto the electronic scene, actually. True, they have their bad moments, but they do maintain good overall quality.

Another thing: their marketing strategy has created such a great aura about their music that people buy even their crappiest comps just to make sure they have all of them (i, for example, have consciously bought one comp — one of the Twisted Discos — that doesn't have a single good track on it).