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.
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Av. Tancredo Neves, 3343, sala 704,
bloco B, Edf. Cempre,
Caminho das Árvores
CEP 41820-021,
Salvador da Bahia
Brasil

Contact : Roberto
Email : roberto@zerecords.com
Sites:
[l7785]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
12 ZE 001 Disco Clone  album cover Cristina Disco Clone(12", Ltd) ZE Records 12 ZE 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WIP 6467 Hard Day At The Office  album cover The Reasons (2) Hard Day At The Office (Single) WIP 6467 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ZE-001 Disco Clone  album cover Cristina Disco Clone(12", Ltd) ZE Records ZE-001 US 1978 Sell This Version
12WIP 6543 Dream Baby Dream  album cover Suicide Dream Baby Dream(12", Single) Island Records 12WIP 6543 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6557 I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love 12WIP 6557 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12-004 Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave  album cover James White & The Blacks Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave(12", TP) ZE Records 12-004 US 1979 Sell This Version
101 381 I'm An Indian, Too  album cover 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
202 527 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
600 176 I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love 600 176 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
6172 277 Faites Le Proton / Amour Sauvage  album cover Casino Music Faites Le Proton / Amour Sauvage(7") ZE Records, Island Records 6172 277 France 1979 Sell This Version
6172 925 Re-Bop Electronique / P4 n°1  album cover Garçons Re-Bop Electronique / P4 n°1(7", Single) Ze Records 6172 925 France 1979 Sell This Version
6313 066 Off White  album cover James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records, Phonogram 6313 066 France 1979 Sell This Version
9101 224 Divorce  album cover Garçons Divorce(LP, Album) Philips, ZE Records 9101 224 France 1979 Sell This Version
9101 228 Press Color  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color(LP) Philips, ZE Records 9101 228 France 1979 Sell This Version
9101 262 Amour Sauvage  album cover Casino Music Amour Sauvage(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 9101 262 France 1979 Sell This Version
9120 391 Divorce  album cover Garçons Divorce(LP, Ltd, Yel) Philips 9120 391 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
9198 175 French Boy (Part 1 & 2)  album cover Garçons French Boy (Part 1 & 2)(12", Maxi) Philips, ZE Records 9198 175 France 1979 Sell This Version
202 452-320 Off White  album cover James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 202 452-320 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
202 454-320 Buy  album cover Contortions* Buy(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 202 454-320 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
CEL 2-6565 Pre Teenage Jesus And The Jerks  album cover Teenage Jesus And The Jerks Pre Teenage Jesus And The Jerks(12") ZE Records, ZE Records CEL 2-6565 France 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 7000 Jungle Love  album cover Casino Music Jungle Love(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7000 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 7001 Press Color  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color (Album) ILPS 7001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 7002 Buy  album cover Contortions* Buy(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7002 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 7008 Off White  album cover James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7008 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 17001 Press Color  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 17001 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 17002 Buy  album cover Contortions* Buy(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 17002 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
ILS-17004 Mission Impossible / Fire  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mission Impossible / Fire(7") ZE Records, Island Records ILS-17004 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ILS-81322 Press Color  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color (Album) ILS-81322 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ILS-81323 Jungle Love  album cover Casino Music Jungle Love (Album) ILS-81323 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ILS-81356 Buy  album cover Contortions* Buy (Album) ILS-81356 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
K-7919 Fire (Edited Version)/ Mission Impossible  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Fire (Edited Version)/ Mission Impossible(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records K-7919 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
K7922 I'm An Indian, Too  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records K7922 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
L 37340 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space(LP, Album) ZE Records, ZE Records L 37340 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
none ZE Store Record Giant 45 RPM  album cover Various ZE Store Record Giant 45 RPM(12", Promo, Smplr) ZE Records none US 1979 Sell This Version
PRP-8143 Mission Impossible / Fire  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mission Impossible / Fire(12", Promo) Island Records PRP-8143 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6543 Dream Baby Dream  album cover Suicide Dream Baby Dream (Single) WIP 6543 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6557 I'm an Indian Too  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm an Indian Too (Single) WIP 6557 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6785 He's The Groove  album cover Snuky Tate He's The Groove(7") Ze Records, Island Records WIP 6785 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 26557 I'm An Indian Too  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian Too(7") ZE Records WIP 26557 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 26590 He's The Groove  album cover Snuky Tate He's The Groove(7") Ze Records, Island Records WIP 26590 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
ZE3303 Off White  album cover James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records ZE3303 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 3304 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space (Album) ZE 3304 France 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 7001 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space (Single) ZE 7001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE7002 Rebop Attitudes  album cover Marie Et Les Garçons Rebop Attitudes(7") ZE Records ZE7002 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 7002 Rebop / Bop Electronique   album cover Garçons Rebop / Bop Electronique (7") ZE Records ZE 7002 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 7003 I'm An Indian Too  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian Too(7") ZE Records ZE 7003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12001 Re-Bop / Attitudes  album cover Marie Et Les Garçons Re-Bop / Attitudes(12") ZE Records ZE 12001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12003 Rosa Yemen  album cover Rosa Yemen Rosa Yemen(12") ZE Records ZE 12003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12004 Pini, Pini / Malú  album cover Arto / Neto Pini, Pini / Malú(12") ZE Records ZE 12004 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12005 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - From The Original Soundtrack 'Grutzi Elvis'  album cover James Chance That's When Your Heartaches Begin - From The Original Soundtrack 'Grutzi Elvis'(12") ZE Records ZE 12005 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12006 Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave  album cover James White & The Blacks Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave(12") ZE Records ZE 12006 USA & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12008 Fever  album cover Sympho-State Fever(12") ZE Records ZE 12008 France 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12009 Jimmy Igo / The Word  album cover Last Men Jimmy Igo / The Word(12") Ze Records ZE 12009 UK, Europe & US 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12010 3 E / 11,000 Volts  album cover Mars (4) 3 E / 11,000 Volts(12", Single) ZE Records ZE 12010 UK & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
ZE 12011 Pre Teenage Jesus And The Jerks  album cover Teenage Jesus And The Jerks Pre Teenage Jesus And The Jerks(12") ZE Records ZE 12011 USA & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA12-001 Designed To Kill / Throw Me Away  album cover The Contortions Designed To Kill / Throw Me Away ZEA12-001 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 12-002 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space ZEA 12-002 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 12002 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space(12", Advance, Promo) ZE Records ZEA 12002 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 12-003 I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band I'm An Indian, Too / Deputy Of Love ZEA 12-003 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 12-004 Contort Yourself  album cover James White And The Blacks* Contort Yourself ZEA 12-004 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 12-005 My Boy Lollipop  album cover Aural Exciters My Boy Lollipop ZEA 12-005 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA12-006 Fire / Mission Impossible  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Fire / Mission Impossible(12", Promo) ZE Records ZEA12-006 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 33-001 Spooks In Space  album cover Aural Exciters Spooks In Space (Album) ZEA 33-001 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA33-002 Buy  album cover Contortions* Buy (Album) ZEA33-002 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA33-003 Off White  album cover James White & The Blacks Off White (Album) ZEA33-003 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 33-004 Press Color  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Press Color (Album) ZEA 33-004 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA33-005 Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band  album cover Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band* Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band (Album) ZEA33-005 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 45-001 Deputy Of Love  album cover Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band Deputy Of Love (Single) ZEA 45-001 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA 45-002 Fire / Mission Impossible  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Fire / Mission Impossible (Single) ZEA 45-002 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZEA8 33-001 Aural Exciters Spooks In Space(8-Trk, Album) ZE Records ZEA8 33-001 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6560 Is That All There Is?  album cover Cristina Is That All There Is?(12") Island Records, Ze Records 12WIP 6560 UK 1980 Sell This Version
12WIP 6619 Maladie D'amour  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Maladie D'amour(12") Ze Records, Island Records 12WIP 6619 UK 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 Lilli Marlene  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Lilli Marlene(7", Single) ZE Records, Island Records 102.409 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
103.375 Me No Pop I  album cover 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
202 117 Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev  album cover Suicide Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev (Album) 202 117 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
202 453 Cristina Cristina(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records 202 453 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
202 910 Davitt Sigerson  album cover Davitt Sigerson Davitt Sigerson(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 202 910 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
600 235 La Poupée Qui Fait Non  album cover Cristina La Poupée Qui Fait Non(12") ZE Records, Island Records, Ariola 600 235 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
5202 903 Off The Coast Of Me  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me(LP, Album) Island Records 5202 903 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
6010 314 Drive My Car  album cover Cristina Drive My Car(7") ZE Records 6010 314 France 1980 Sell This Version
6010 382 Me No Pop I "Que Pasa"  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I "Que Pasa"(7", Single) Island Records, Ze Records 6010 382 France 1980 Sell This Version
6313 065 Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev  album cover Suicide Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev(LP, Album) ZE Records 6313 065 France 1980 Sell This Version
6313 093 Off The Coast Of Me  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me (Album) 6313 093 France 1980 Sell This Version
6313 353 Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev  album cover Suicide Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev(LP, Album) Ze Records, Island Records 6313 353 France 1980 Sell This Version
7402903 Off The Coast Of Me  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me(Cass, Album) ZE Records 7402903 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
202 453-320 Cristina  album cover Cristina Cristina(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, ZE Records, ZE Records 202 453-320 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
202 903-320 Off The Coast Of Me  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me(LP, Album) ZE Records, ZE Records, Island Records 202 903-320 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
AN-802 There But For The Grace Of God Go I  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts There But For The Grace Of God Go I(12", Single, Promo) ZE Records AN-802 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 802 He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All)  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All)(12") Antilles, ZE Records AN 802 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 803 Drive My Car  album cover Cristina Drive My Car(12") Antilles AN 803 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 805 Wheel Me Out  album cover Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out(12") Antilles AN 805 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 806 Mister Softee / Yolanda  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Mister Softee / Yolanda(12", Promo) Antilles AN 806 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 807 Me No Pop I  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Present Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I (Single) AN 807 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN7078 Off The Coast Of Me  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me(LP, Album) Antilles, ZE Records AN7078 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN-7080 Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev  album cover Suicide Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev (Album) AN-7080 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANS-103 There But For The Grace Of God Go I  album cover Kid Creole & The Coconuts* There But For The Grace Of God Go I(7", Single) Antilles, ZE Records ANS-103 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANS 105 I Know What Boys Like  album cover The Waitresses I Know What Boys Like ANS 105 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANS 4501 He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All)  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All)(7", Single, Promo) Antilles ANS 4501 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANS 4504 I Know What Boys Like  album cover The Waitresses I Know What Boys Like (Single) ANS 4504 US 1980 Sell This Version

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Vinnie

Vinnie

June 2, 2003
edited over 4 years ago
ZE is the favourite label of Output label boss and artist Trevor Jackson who owns the complete back catalogue.