ZE Records

ZE Records

Profile:
Upfront New York Disco, Electro and No Wave label launched by Michael Zilkha and Michel Esteban in 1978. Crew members included James White, Material/Bill Laswell, Fonda Rae, Suicide, Was (Not Was), August Darnell/Kid Creole amongst others.

ZE had a long-running partnership with Island Records, leading to their records being marketed and distributed via Island, Ariola (Island's European home at the time) and other record companies worldwide.

ZE was shut down in 1985, and revived by Esteban in 2002. Now based in Brazil, the label is concentrating primarily on deluxe remastered reissues of long-lost ZE classics, with some new productions planned for the future.
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Av. Tancredo Neves, 3343, sala 704,
bloco B, Edf. Cempre,
Caminho das Árvores
CEP 41820-021,
Salvador da Bahia
Brasil
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
7S-58 Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks (Single) 7S-58 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-59 キッド・クレオール&ザ・ココナッツ* - I Am キッド・クレオール&ザ・ココナッツ* I Am (Single) 7S-59 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-68 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I Stand Accused Kid Creole And The Coconuts I Stand Accused(7") Island Records, ZE Records 7S-68 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-74 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby Kid Creole & The Coconuts* I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby(7", Single) ZE Records, Polystar 7S-74 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
7S-84 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Don't Take My Coconuts Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Don't Take My Coconuts(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 7S-84 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
7S-102 キッド・クレオール&ザ・ココナッツ* = Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - 愉快にライフボート・パーティ = The Lifeboat Party キッド・クレオール&ザ・ココナッツ* = Kid Creole & The Coconuts* キッド・クレオール&ザ・ココナッツ* = Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - 愉快にライフボート・パーティ = The Lifeboat Party(7") Island Records, ZE Records 7S-102 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
12IS 130 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - There's Something Wrong In Paradise Kid Creole & The Coconuts* There's Something Wrong In Paradise(12") Island Records, ZE Records 12IS 130 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12IS 142 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - The Lifeboat Party Kid Creole & The Coconuts* The Lifeboat Party(12", Ltd) Ze Records, Ze Records 12IS 142 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
12IS 168 Daisy Chain (5) - No Time To Stop Believing In Love / Time Version Daisy Chain (5) No Time To Stop Believing In Love / Time Version(12") ZE Records, ZE Records 12IS 168 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12IS 168 DJ Daisy Chain (5) - No Time To Stop Believing In Love Daisy Chain (5) No Time To Stop Believing In Love 12IS 168 DJ UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 IS 171 Junie Morrison - Techno-Freqs Junie Morrison Techno-Freqs(12", Single) Ze Records 12 IS 171 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12IS178 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo Breakfast Club Rico Mambo(12") Island Records, ZE Records 12IS178 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 IS 190 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Don't Take My Coconuts Kid Creole And The Coconuts Don't Take My Coconuts(12") Island Records, ZE Records 12 IS 190 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 IS 551 DJ Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby (Brothers In Rhythm Remix) Kid Creole And The Coconuts I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)(12", Promo) Island Records, ZE Records 12 IS 551 DJ Europe 1993 Sell This Version
12ISX 130 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Something's Wrong In Paradise Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Something's Wrong In Paradise(12") Island Records, ZE Records 12ISX 130 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12ISX 168 Daisy Chain (5) - No Time To Stop Believing In Love Daisy Chain (5) No Time To Stop Believing In Love(12") ZE Records 12ISX 168 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 ISX 190 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Turntable Master Mix Kid Creole And The Coconuts Turntable Master Mix(12", Mixed) Island Records 12 ISX 190 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 PWIP 6801 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy(12", Single, Pic) Island Records, ZE Records 12 PWIP 6801 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6543 Suicide - Dream Baby Dream Suicide Dream Baby Dream(12", Single) Island Records 12WIP 6543 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6557 Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love 12WIP 6557 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6560 Cristina - Is That All There Is? Cristina Is That All There Is?(12") Island Records, Ze Records 12WIP 6560 UK 1980 Sell This Version
12WIP 6619 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Maladie D'amour Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Maladie D'amour(12") Ze Records, Island Records 12WIP 6619 UK 1980 Sell This Version
12WIP 6709 Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks(12", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 12WIP 6709 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6711 Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I Coati Mundi Me No Pop I(12", Single) ZE Records 12WIP 6711 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6713 Material - Bustin' Out Material Bustin' Out(12") Ze Records, Island Records 12WIP 6713 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12 WIP 6716 Was (Not Was) - Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out (Long Version) Was (Not Was) Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out (Long Version)(12", Single) Island Records, ZE Records 12 WIP 6716 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6719 Kid Creole And The Coconuts Latin Music 12WIP 6719 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6750 Cristina - Things Fall Apart Cristina Things Fall Apart(12") ZE Records 12WIP 6750 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12WIP 6756 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - I'm A Wonderful Thing Kid Creole & The Coconuts* I'm A Wonderful Thing (Single) 12WIP 6756 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6776 Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming / Out Come The Freaks (Dub) Was (Not Was) Tell Me That I'm Dreaming / Out Come The Freaks (Dub) (Single) 12WIP 6776 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6793 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon Kid Creole And The Coconuts Stool Pigeon (Single) 12WIP 6793 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6801 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy(12") Island Records, Ze Records 12WIP 6801 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6808 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Don't Walk Away / Dance Or Die Sweet Pea Atkinson Don't Walk Away / Dance Or Die 12WIP 6808 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6821 The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping(12", Single) ZE Records 12WIP 6821 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12WIP 6837 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight Sweet Pea Atkinson Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight(12") Island Records, ZE Records 12WIP 6837 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12WIP 6840 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Christmas In B'Dilli Bay Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Christmas In B'Dilli Bay 12WIP 6840 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 ZE 001 Cristina - Disco Clone Cristina Disco Clone(12", Ltd) ZE Records 12 ZE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
14C 062-64625 Was (Not Was) - Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was)(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 14C 062-64625 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
14C 062 64882 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole And The Coconuts Tropical Gangsters(LP, Album) ZE Records, ZE Records, ZE Records, Island Records, Island Records 14C 062 64882 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
14C 062-65012 Various - A Christmas Record (Special 1982 Edition) Various A Christmas Record (Special 1982 Edition)(LP, Comp) Island Records, ZE Records, EMIAL S.A. 14C 062-65012 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
14C 262 64882 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole And The Coconuts Tropical Gangsters(Cass, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 14C 262 64882 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
18SI-270 Various - Fourth & Broadway N.Y. Various Fourth & Broadway N.Y. (Comp) 18SI-270 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
20S-76 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Off The Coast Of Me Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Off The Coast Of Me(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records, Polystar 20S-76 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-45 Was (Not Was) - Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) (Album) 25S-45 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-47 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places Kid Creole And The Coconuts Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records, Polystar 25S-47 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-123 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Don't Walk Away Sweet Pea Atkinson Don't Walk Away (Album) 25S-123 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-125 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Tropical Gangsters (Album) 25S-125 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25SI-253 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Cre~Olé - The Best Of Kid Creole & The Coconuts Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Cre~Olé - The Best Of Kid Creole & The Coconuts (Comp) 25SI-253 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25SI-255 Davitt Sigerson Falling In Love Again (Album) 25SI-255 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
2003 Was (Not Was) - (The Woodwork) Squeaks Was (Not Was) (The Woodwork) Squeaks(CD, Album, Comp, Promo, RE, Car) ZE Records 2003 France 2003 Sell This Version
6227 Gichy Dan - Cowboys And Gangsters / Action Man Gichy Dan Cowboys And Gangsters / Action Man(7", Single) Celluloid 6227 France Unknown Sell This Version
7502 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole And The Coconuts Tropical Gangsters(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 7502 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
12-004 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave James White & The Blacks Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave(12", TP) ZE Records 12-004 US 1979 Sell This Version
2-4016 Was (Not Was) - Born To Laugh At Tornadoes Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Goldline, Geffen Goldline, ZE Records, ZE Records 2-4016 US Unknown Sell This Version
29 123 7 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Tropical Gangsters(LP, Album, Club) Island Records 29 123 7 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
60259-1 Alan Vega - Saturn Strip Alan Vega Saturn Strip (Album) 60259-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
76468-2 Was (Not Was) - Born To Laugh At Tornadoes Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Ze Records 76468-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
90007-1 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Don't Walk Away Sweet Pea Atkinson Don't Walk Away (Album) 90007-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
90007-4 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Don't Walk Away Sweet Pea Atkinson Don't Walk Away(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records, ZE Records 90007-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
90165-1 Davitt Sigerson - Falling In Love Again Davitt Sigerson Falling In Love Again(LP, Album, All) ZE Records, ZE Records 90165-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
90191-1 Junie Morrison - Evacuate Your Seats Junie Morrison Evacuate Your Seats (Album) 90191-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
90191-4 Junie Morrison Evacuate Your Seats(Cass, Album) Island Records, ZE Records 90191-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-96912 Junie Morrison - Tease Me Junie Morrison Tease Me(12") Island Records 0-96912 US 1984 Sell This Version
101 381 Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian, Too Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 101 381 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
102 374 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Darrio / Maladie D'Amour Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Darrio / Maladie D'Amour(7") ZE Records 102 374 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
102 375 Davitt Sigerson I Never Fall In Love / Cry For Love(7", Single) ZE Records 102 375 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
102.409 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Lilli Marlene Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Lilli Marlene(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 102.409 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
103.375 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I (Single) 103.375 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
103.516 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Latin Music Kid Creole And The Coconuts Latin Music(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 103.516 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
103 534 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Schweinerei / I Am Kid Creole And The Coconuts Schweinerei / I Am(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZE Records, ZE Records 103 534 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
104.137 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing Kid Creole And The Coconuts Wonderful Thing(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 104.137 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
104 411 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon / I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby Kid Creole And The Coconuts Stool Pigeon / I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby(7", Single) Ze Records, Island Records, Ze Records 104 411 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
104 716 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy (Single) 104 716 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
104 825 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight Sweet Pea Atkinson Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZE Records, ZE Records 104 825 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
104.876 John Cale - Close Watch John Cale Close Watch(7", Single) Island Records, ZE Records 104.876 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
104 943 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Dear Addy Kid Creole And The Coconuts Dear Addy(7", Single) Island Records, ZE Records 104 943 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
104.952 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Christmas In B'Dilli Bay Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Christmas In B'Dilli Bay(7") ZE Records, Island Records 104.952 Benelux 1982 Sell This Version
105 784 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - There's Something Wrong In Paradise Kid Creole & The Coconuts* There's Something Wrong In Paradise(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZE Records, ZE Records 105 784 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
105 930 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - The Lifeboat Party Kid Creole & The Coconuts* The Lifeboat Party(7", Single) Island Records, ZE Records 105 930 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
106 224 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out(7", Single) Celluloid, Celluloid, ZE Records 106 224 France 1981 Sell This Version
106 302 John Cale - Hungry For Love John Cale Hungry For Love(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records, ZE Records, Island Records 106 302 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
106 779 John Cale - Ooh La La John Cale Ooh La La(7", Single) Ze Records, Island Records, Ze Records, Island Records 106 779 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
107 023 Davitt Sigerson - Another Day Another Doll Davitt Sigerson Another Day Another Doll(7", Promo) ZE Records, ZE Records, Island Records, Island Records 107 023 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
107 102 Junie Morrison - Tease Me Junie Morrison Tease Me(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 107 102 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1-23977 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Doppelganger Kid Creole And The Coconuts Doppelganger (Album) 1-23977 US 1983 Sell This Version
202014 Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming Was (Not Was) Tell Me That I'm Dreaming(7", Mono, Promo) ZE Records, Island Records 202014 US 1982 Sell This Version
202 117 Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev Suicide Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev (Album) 202 117 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
202 453 Cristina - Cristina Cristina Cristina (Album) 202 453 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
202497 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Color Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color(LP, Album) ZE Records 202497 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
202 527 Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band* - Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band* Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records 202 527 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
202 903 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Off The Coast Of Me Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me (Album) 202 903 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
202 910 Davitt Sigerson - Davitt Sigerson Davitt Sigerson Davitt Sigerson(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 202 910 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
203 752 Was (Not Was) - Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) (Album) 203 752 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
203 805 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places Kid Creole And The Coconuts Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places (Album) 203 805 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
204 222 Various - A Christmas Record Various A Christmas Record (Comp) 204 222 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
204 669 Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - Tropical Gangsters Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Tropical Gangsters (Album) 204 669 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
204 912 Ron Rogers - Don't Play With My Emotions Ron Rogers Don't Play With My Emotions(LP, Album) ZE Records, ZE Records, Island Records, Island Records 204 912 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
204 913 Sweet Pea Atkinson - Don't Walk Away Sweet Pea Atkinson Don't Walk Away (Album) 204 913 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
204 951 John Cale - Music For A New Society John Cale Music For A New Society (Album) 204 951 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
205 068 Various - A Christmas Record (Special 1982 Edition) Various A Christmas Record (Special 1982 Edition)(LP, Comp) Island Records 205 068 Europe 1982 Sell This Version

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MarcT1964

MarcT1964

September 20, 2020
Be aware!!! I ordered cd's via their official site zerecords.com; they took my money and I never received any of the cd's. No answer whatsoever when you try to contact them. In the end, PayPal gave me a full refund as they couldn't reach them either!
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Vinnie

Vinnie

June 2, 2003
edited over 8 years ago
ZE is the favourite label of Output label boss and artist Trevor Jackson who owns the complete back catalogue.