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
FR100CD Various Christmas Disco, Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Favorite Recordings FR100CD France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR001 Lee McDonald We've Only Just Begun(12") Favorite Recordings FVR001 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR002 Mr President Gimme Some Time(12") Favorite Recordings FVR002 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR003 Massak B.L.A. / Cyber Versus Nge(12") Favorite Recordings FVR003 France 2006 Sell This Version
FVR004 Lee McDonald We've Only Just Begun(12") Favorite Recordings FVR004 France Unknown Sell This Version
FVR005 Mr President Feat Mr Day* Mr President Feat Mr Day* - Love And Happiness(12") Favorite Recordings FVR005 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR006 The Real Fake MC Live And Survive(12") Favorite Recordings FVR006 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR007 Patchworks And Mr Day* Patchworks And Mr Day* - Brothers On The Slide Vol.2(7") Favorite Recordings FVR007 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR008 Mr Day* Soul On Wax(7") Favorite Recordings FVR008 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR009 Lee McDonald I'll Do Anything For You(12") Favorite Recordings FVR009 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR010 Mr Day* Get Your Point Over(12") Favorite Recordings FVR010 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR011 Onra Chinoiseries (Album) FVR011 France 2007 Sell This Version
FVR012 Modo Solar Natural(12") Favorite Recordings FVR012 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR013 Dal-Gren Cut Basic(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR013 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR014 Lee McDonald I'll Do Anything For You - Remixes(12") Favorite Recordings FVR014 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR015 Suspect* / Cléon* Suspect* / Cléon* - Nervous Breakdown / Jeskilz...(12") Favorite Recordings FVR015 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR016 Onra & Quetzal Onra & Quetzal - Tribute EP II(7", EP) Favorite Recordings FVR016 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR017 Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer - Modonut(7") Favorite Recordings, DIESS Prod FVR017 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR018 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 Onra 1.0.8(CD, Album, Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR019b Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FVR019LP Onra 1.0.8(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR019LP France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR020 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 Cléon* Jaylis & Family(12") Favorite Recordings FVR021 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR022 Trevor & Lisa The Night Of The Wolf / Theme Of Trevor & Lisa(7") Favorite Recordings FVR022 France 2008 Sell This Version
FVR023 Onra Chinoiseries(7", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR023 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR024 Yann Kesz & LMNO (2) Yann Kesz & LMNO (2) - Never Stop(12", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR024 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR025 Mr President Meet Again FVR025 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR026 Mr Day* If I Can't Love You(7", Ltd) Favorite Recordings FVR026 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR 027 Hawa (4) Dance / Sweet Lucky Day(7") Favorite Recordings FVR 027 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR028 Trevor & Lisa Dance To The Drummer's Beat / Soundshake FVR028 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR029 Walter Mecca Watch Out(7") Favorite Recordings FVR029 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR030 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 Mr. Day Small Fry(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR032 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR033 The Real Fake MC Hunt Ya Sunshine(12") Favorite Recordings FVR033 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR034 The Incredible Funk League* On & On FVR034 France 2009 Sell This Version
FVR036CD Mr Day* Small Fry(CD, Album, Promo) Favorite Recordings FVR036CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR037CD Mr Day* Small Fry(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR037CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR037LP Mr Day* Small Fry(2xLP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR037LP France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR039 Mounam And Trevor & Lisa Mounam And Trevor & Lisa - What Needs Mama(7") Favorite Recordings FVR039 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR040 Buddy Sativa Mystic Voyage(7") Favorite Recordings FVR040 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR041 The Funk League The Boogie Down Bombers 12"(12") Favorite Recordings FVR041 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR043 Cléon* & Jazzy Pidjay Cléon* & Jazzy Pidjay - The Last Morning / Return Of Hiphopotamus(7") Favorite Recordings FVR043 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR045CD Buddy Sativa Deus Ex Machina(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR045CD France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR045LP Buddy Sativa Deus Ex Machina(LP, Album + 7") Favorite Recordings, Favorite Recordings FVR045LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR046CDPR Mr President Number One(CD, Album, Promo) Favorite Recordings FVR046CDPR France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR046LP Mr President Number One (Album) FVR046LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR047 The Funk League Why You...? / Through Good And Bad(7") Favorite Recordings FVR047 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR047 Walter Mecca Gaab Squad / Disco Rouge(7", Ltd, Gre) Favorite Recordings FVR047 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR049CD Various My Favorite Thing(CD, Comp, Mixed) Favorite Recordings FVR049CD France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR050 Human Egg Human Egg(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR050 France 2010 Sell This Version
FVR051 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 Mr President The Best Is Yet To Come(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR052 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR053CD 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 Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR053LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR054 Hawa (4) My Little Green Box(7") Favorite Recordings FVR054 UK 2011 Sell This Version
FVR055LP 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 The Funk League Funky As Usual(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR056 France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR056LP The Funk League Funky As Usual(2xLP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR056LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR060LP Lee McDonald Sweet Magic(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR060LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR061LP Ray Stephen Oche And His Matumbo Interpretation Of The Original Rhythm(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR061LP France 2011 Sell This Version
FVR062CD Mr. Day Dry Up In The Sun (Album) FVR062CD 2012 Sell This Version
FVR062LP Mr. Day Dry Up In The Sun(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR062LP France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR063 Mr President It's Christmas Time(7", Red) Favorite Recordings FVR063 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
FVR065 Mr. Day Forgotten Realms(7") Favorite Recordings FVR065 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR066 The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, King Kamonzi The Mighty Mocambos With Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, King Kamonzi - Battle (Part 1)(7") Favorite Recordings FVR066 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
FVR067 The Joubert Singers Stand On The Word FVR067 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR068 Ray Stephen Oche And His Matumbo No Discrimination(LP, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR068 2012 Sell This Version
FVR069 The Joubert Singers Stand On The Word(12") Favorite Recordings FVR069 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR070 Andre Solomko, Vinyl Jam Andre Solomko, Vinyl Jam - Où es-tu maintenant ?(LP, Gat) Favorite Recordings FVR070 2012 Sell This Version
FVR072LP The Real Fake MC Rock It Up(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR072LP France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR073 Patchworks 12 Inch Extended Remixes Collection Vol.1(12") Favorite Recordings FVR073 France 2012 Sell This Version
FVR074 Cléon*, Jazzy Pidjay Cléon*, Jazzy Pidjay - Freedom Sound / Samba à l'aéroport(7") Favorite Recordings FVR074 2012 Sell This Version
FVR075CD Trevor & Lisa Clap 'N' Hustle(CD) Favorite Recordings FVR075CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR075LP Trevor & Lisa Clap 'N' Hustle(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR075LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR077 Lucas Arruda Sambadi(7") Favorite Recordings FVR077 France 2013 Sell This Version
FVR078 Bonnie Banane Muscles (feat. Walter Mecca)(7", Inc) Favorite Recordings FVR078 2013 Sell This Version
FVR079 Patchworks The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks (Volume One)(12", EP) Favorite Recordings FVR079 France 2013 Sell This Version
FVR080CD Lucas Arruda Sambadi(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR080CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR080LP Lucas Arruda Sambadi(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR080LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR081LP "A" Train "A" Train(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR081LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR083CD Hawa (4) Another Tree(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR083CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR083LP Hawa (4) Another Tree(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR083LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR084CD Patchworks Galactic Project* Space(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR084CD France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR084LP Patchworks Galactic Project* Space(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR084LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR085LP Various My Love Is Underground(3x12", Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR085LP France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR086LP Life Force (6) Life Force(LP, Album, RE) Favorite Recordings FVR086LP France & Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
FVR087 Révolution Française Translocomotion / Discocorico (Originals & Remixes) FVR087 France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR090 Patchworks Galactic Project* Space Remix(12") Favorite Recordings FVR090 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR091LP Mr President Hips Shaking(LP, Del) Favorite Recordings FVR091LP France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR092 Andre Solomko Le Polaroïd(LP) Favorite Recordings FVR092 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR092CD Mr President Hips Shaking(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR092CD France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
FVR093LP KenJaNaï Faceless Heroes(LP, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR093LP France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR094 KenJaNaï Playin' / Vapors-Huge(7", Single) Favorite Recordings FVR094 France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR096 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 Various Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)(CD, Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR098CD France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR098LP Various Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)(LP, Comp) Favorite Recordings FVR098LP France 2014 Sell This Version
FVR099 Lamar Thomas Feel So Good Inside(12", RE, RM) Favorite Recordings FVR099 France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR100CD Lucas Arruda SOLAR(CD, Album) Favorite Recordings FVR100CD France 2015 Sell This Version
FVR100LP Lucas Arruda SOLAR(2xLP, Album, Gat) Favorite Recordings FVR100LP France 2015 Sell This Version