Favorite Recordings

Favorite Recordings

Profile:
French label founded in 2006 by Pascal Rioux.

The story begins in 1996 under the name Rotax Disques and under the leadership of Pascal Rioux. Passionate about Soul, Funk, Jazz and other Groove music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, Pascal is naturally and quickly attracted by the beginnings of the House and Garage movement from Chicago and Detroit.

Surrounded by many performers from Lyon like Mr Day or Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart, he quickly starts producing a few gems in the genre, positioning himself as a precursor in France, where the House and Deep House scene is still stammering at the time. Rather than prospect with the few existing labels, he decides to release these first recordings on his own label, Rotax Disques.

Immediately, the label meets success and international recognition and after nearly 25 releases, Pascal clearly feels the need to broaden the scope of the label in order to address the creative emulation that emerges around the Rotax inprint and the growing number of artists and projects that come his way.

So in 2006 he launched a new label, Favorite Recordings, following a random meeting with producer Ron Foster during a trip to Philadelphia for the « Soul Patrol » Convention. For the anecdote, he will also meet there artists such as Gene Chandler, Barbara Mayson or the legendary group Mandrill, but it’s with Ron and one of its forgotten artists, Lee McDonald, that the Favorite adventure will begin.

After hearing the cover of « Gotta Get Home » from his protégé that Pascal and Mr. Day had released on the Glasgow Underground label, Ron was indeed curious to meet Pascal and eager to push the collaboration further. The two men quickly got along so they agreed on reissuing two tracks from Lee McDonald’s only album, of which Ron had kept the original master tapes.

Thus the reference FVR001 emerged, namely « We Only Just Begun » by Lee McDonald, the original version complete with an unreleased version and a remix by the young TM Juke who since became one of the icons of the UK label Tru-Thoughts (Alice Russell, Quantic, etc …).
Since then, the label is home to over 20 bands and solo artists, many of which have been friends for several years, others who met through Pascal and his various activities as a Dj, producer and label manager. The result is a strong team, great musical collaborations, and a style that is recognizable throughout all genres – an authentic label sound.
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Contact Info:
Pascal Rioux (A&R & Founder)
info[at]favoriterec.com
Sites:
[l83572]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CDR101 Gimme Some Time  album cover Mr President Gimme Some Time(CDr, Album, Promo) Favorite Recordings CDR101 France 2006 Sell This Version
FR100CD Christmas Disco, Vol. 2  album cover Various Christmas Disco, Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Favorite Recordings FR100CD France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR001 We've Only Just Begun  album cover Lee McDonald We've Only Just Begun(12") Favorite Recordings FVR001 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR002 Gimme Some Time  album cover Mr President Gimme Some Time(12") Favorite Recordings FVR002 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR003 B.L.A. / Cyber Versus Nge  album cover Massak B.L.A. / Cyber Versus Nge(12") Favorite Recordings FVR003 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR004 We've Only Just Begun  album cover Lee McDonald We've Only Just Begun(12", Unofficial) Favorite Recordings FVR004 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR005 Love And Happiness  album cover Mr President Feat Mr Day* Mr President Feat Mr Day* - Love And Happiness(12") Favorite Recordings FVR005 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR006 Live And Survive  album cover The Real Fake MC Live And Survive(12") Favorite Recordings FVR006 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR007 Brothers On The Slide Vol.2  album cover Patchworks And Mr Day* Patchworks And Mr Day* - Brothers On The Slide Vol.2(7") Favorite Recordings FVR007 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR008 Soul On Wax  album cover Mr Day* Soul On Wax(7") Favorite Recordings FVR008 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR009 I'll Do Anything For You  album cover Lee McDonald I'll Do Anything For You(12") Favorite Recordings FVR009 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR010 Get Your Point Over  album cover Mr Day* Get Your Point Over(12") Favorite Recordings FVR010 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR011 Chinoiseries  album cover Onra Chinoiseries (Album) FVR011 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR012 Natural  album cover Modo Solar Natural(12") Favorite Recordings FVR012 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR013 Cut Basic  album cover Dal-Gren Cut Basic(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR013 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR014 I'll Do Anything For You - Remixes  album cover Lee McDonald I'll Do Anything For You - Remixes(12") Favorite Recordings FVR014 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR015 Nervous Breakdown / Jeskilz...  album cover Suspect* / Cléon* Suspect* / Cléon* - Nervous Breakdown / Jeskilz...(12") Favorite Recordings FVR015 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR016 Tribute EP II  album cover Onra & Quetzal Onra & Quetzal - Tribute EP II(7", EP) Favorite Recordings FVR016 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR017 Modonut  album cover Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer - Modonut(7") Favorite Recordings, DIESS Prod FVR017 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR018 Tears Of Joy  album cover Mr Day* Versus The Dynamics (3) Mr Day* Versus The Dynamics (3) - Tears Of Joy(7") Favorite Recordings FVR018 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR019b 1.0.8  album cover Onra 1.0.8(CD, Album, Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR019b Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FVR019LP 1.0.8  album cover Onra 1.0.8(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR019LP France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR020 I Need You Close  album cover Dwilt Sharpp Feat. Lorett Fleur Dwilt Sharpp Feat. Lorett Fleur - I Need You Close(2x7", Gat) Favorite Recordings FVR020 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR021 Jaylis & Family  album cover Cléon* Jaylis & Family(12") Favorite Recordings FVR021 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR022 The Night Of The Wolf / Theme Of Trevor & Lisa  album cover Trevor & Lisa The Night Of The Wolf / Theme Of Trevor & Lisa(7") Favorite Recordings FVR022 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR023 Chinoiseries  album cover Onra Chinoiseries(7", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR023 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR024 Never Stop  album cover Yann Kesz & LMNO (2) Yann Kesz & LMNO (2) - Never Stop(12", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR024 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR025 Meet Again  album cover Mr President Meet Again FVR025 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR026 If I Can't Love You  album cover Mr Day* If I Can't Love You(7", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR026 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR 027 Dance / Sweet Lucky Day  album cover Hawa (4) Dance / Sweet Lucky Day(7") Favorite Recordings FVR 027 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR028 Dance To The Drummer's Beat / Soundshake  album cover Trevor & Lisa Dance To The Drummer's Beat / Soundshake FVR028 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR029 Watch Out  album cover Walter Mecca Watch Out(7") Favorite Recordings FVR029 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR030 Your Best Friend / Look Around  album cover Lorett Fleur & Yann Kesz Lorett Fleur & Yann Kesz - Your Best Friend / Look Around(7", Ltd, Red) Favorite Recordings FVR030 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR032 Small Fry  album cover Mr. Day Small Fry(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR032 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR033 Hunt Ya Sunshine  album cover The Real Fake MC Hunt Ya Sunshine(12") Favorite Recordings FVR033 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR034 On & On  album cover The Incredible Funk League* On & On FVR034 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR036CD Small Fry  album cover Mr Day* Small Fry(CD, Album, Promo) Favorite Recordings FVR036CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR037CD Small Fry  album cover Mr Day* Small Fry(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR037CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR037LP Small Fry  album cover Mr Day* Small Fry(2xLP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR037LP France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR039 What Needs Mama  album cover Mounam And Trevor & Lisa Mounam And Trevor & Lisa - What Needs Mama(7") Favorite Recordings FVR039 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR040 Mystic Voyage  album cover Buddy Sativa Mystic Voyage(7") Favorite Recordings FVR040 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR041 The Boogie Down Bombers / You're Gonna Learn  album cover The Funk League The Boogie Down Bombers / You're Gonna Learn(12") Favorite Recordings FVR041 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR043 The Last Morning / Return Of Hiphopotamus  album cover Cléon* & Jazzy Pidjay Cléon* & Jazzy Pidjay - The Last Morning / Return Of Hiphopotamus(7") Favorite Recordings FVR043 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR045CD Deus Ex Machina  album cover Buddy Sativa Deus Ex Machina(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR045CD France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR045LP Deus Ex Machina  album cover Buddy Sativa Deus Ex Machina(LP, Album + 7") Favorite Recordings, Favorite Recordings FVR045LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR046CD Number One  album cover Mr President Number One(CD, Album, Dig) Favorite Recordings FVR046CD France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR046CDPR Number One  album cover Mr President Number One(CD, Album, Promo) Favorite Recordings FVR046CDPR France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR046LP Number One  album cover Mr President Number One (Album) FVR046LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR047 Why You...? / Through Good And Bad  album cover The Funk League Why You...? / Through Good And Bad(7") Favorite Recordings FVR047 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR047 Gaab Squad / Disco Rouge  album cover Walter Mecca Gaab Squad / Disco Rouge(7", Ltd, Gre) Favorite Recordings FVR047 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR049CD My Favorite Thing  album cover Various My Favorite Thing(CD, Comp, Mixed) Favorite Recordings FVR049CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR050 Human Egg  album cover Human Egg Human Egg(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR050 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR051 I Recall  album cover Andre Solomko and Vinyl Jam Andre Solomko and Vinyl Jam - I Recall(7") Favorite Recordings, Vinyl Jam Records FVR051 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR052 The Best Is Yet To Come  album cover Mr President The Best Is Yet To Come(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR052 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR053CD My Little Green Box  album cover Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR053CD 2011 Sell This Version
FVR053CDPR 03 Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Favorite Recordings FVR053CDPR 03 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR053LP My Little Green Box  album cover Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR053LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR054 My Little Green Box  album cover Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(7") Favorite Recordings FVR054 UK 2011 Sell This Version
FVR055LP Livin' In The City  album cover The Melton Brothers Band With Ms. Alfie Moss* The Melton Brothers Band With Ms. Alfie Moss* - Livin' In The City(LP, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR055LP US 2011 Sell This Version
FVR056 Funky As Usual  album cover The Funk League Funky As Usual(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR056 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR056LP Funky As Usual  album cover The Funk League Funky As Usual(2xLP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR056LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR060LP Sweet Magic  album cover Lee McDonald Sweet Magic(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR060LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR061LP Interpretation Of The Original Rhythm  album cover Ray Stephen Oche And His Matumbo Interpretation Of The Original Rhythm(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR061LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR062CD Dry Up In The Sun  album cover Mr. Day Dry Up In The Sun (Album) FVR062CD 2012 Sell This Version
FVR062LP Dry Up In The Sun  album cover Mr. Day Dry Up In The Sun(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR062LP France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR063 It's Christmas Time  album cover Mr President It's Christmas Time(7", Red) Favorite Recordings FVR063 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
FVR065 Forgotten Realms  album cover Mr. Day Forgotten Realms(7") Favorite Recordings FVR065 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR066 Battle  album cover The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, King Kamonzi The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, King Kamonzi - Battle(7") Favorite Recordings FVR066 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
FVR067 Stand On The Word  album cover The Joubert Singers Stand On The Word FVR067 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR068 No Discrimination  album cover Ray Stephen Oche And His Matumbo No Discrimination(LP, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR068 2012 Sell This Version
FVR069 Stand On The Word  album cover The Joubert Singers Stand On The Word(12") Favorite Recordings FVR069 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR070 Où es-tu maintenant ?  album cover Andre Solomko, Vinyl Jam Andre Solomko, Vinyl Jam - Où es-tu maintenant ?(LP, Gat) Favorite Recordings FVR070 2012 Sell This Version
FVR072LP Rock It Up  album cover The Real Fake MC Rock It Up(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR072LP France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR073 12 Inch Extended Remixes Collection Vol.1  album cover Patchworks 12 Inch Extended Remixes Collection Vol.1(12") Favorite Recordings FVR073 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR074 Freedom Sound / Samba à l'aéroport  album cover Cléon*, Jazzy Pidjay Cléon*, Jazzy Pidjay - Freedom Sound / Samba à l'aéroport(7") Favorite Recordings FVR074 2012 Sell This Version
FVR075CD Clap 'N' Hustle  album cover Trevor & Lisa Clap 'N' Hustle(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR075CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR075LP Clap 'N' Hustle  album cover Trevor & Lisa Clap 'N' Hustle(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR075LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR077 Sambadi  album cover Lucas Arruda Sambadi(7") Favorite Recordings FVR077 France 2013 Sell This Version
FVR078 Muscles (feat. Walter Mecca)  album cover Bonnie Banane Muscles (feat. Walter Mecca)(7", Inc) Favorite Recordings FVR078 2013 Sell This Version
FVR079 The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks (Volume One)  album cover Patchworks The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks (Volume One)(12", EP) Favorite Recordings FVR079 France 2013 Sell This Version
FVR080LP Sambadi  album cover Lucas Arruda Sambadi(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR080LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR081LP "A" Train  album cover "A" Train "A" Train(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR081LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR082 Damages  album cover Hawa (4) Damages(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR082 2013 Sell This Version
FVR083CD Another Tree  album cover Hawa (4) Another Tree(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR083CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR083LP Another Tree  album cover Hawa (4) Another Tree(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR083LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR084CD Space  album cover Patchworks Galactic Project* Space(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR084CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR084LP Space  album cover Patchworks Galactic Project* Space(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR084LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR085LP My Love Is Underground  album cover Various My Love Is Underground(3x12", Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR085LP France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR086LP Life Force  album cover Life Force (6) Life Force(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR086LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR087 Translocomotion / Discocorico (Originals & Remixes)  album cover Révolution Française Translocomotion / Discocorico (Originals & Remixes) FVR087 France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR090 Space Remix  album cover Patchworks Galactic Project* Space Remix(12") Favorite Recordings FVR090 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR091LP Hips Shaking  album cover Mr President Hips Shaking(LP, Del) Favorite Recordings FVR091LP France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR092 Le Polaroïd  album cover Andre Solomko Le Polaroïd(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR092 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR092CD Hips Shaking  album cover Mr President Hips Shaking(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR092CD France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR093LP Faceless Heroes  album cover KenJaNaï Faceless Heroes(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR093LP France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR094 Playin' / Vapors-Huge  album cover KenJaNaï Playin' / Vapors-Huge(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR094 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR096 Hot Stuff  album cover The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop - Hot Stuff(7", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR096 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR098CD Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)  album cover Various Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)(CD, Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR098CD France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR098LP Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)  album cover Various Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)(LP, Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR098LP France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR099 Feel So Good Inside  album cover Lamar Thomas Feel So Good Inside(12", RE, RM) Favorite Recordings FVR099 France 2015 Sell This Version