Definitive Recordings

Definitive Recordings

Profile:
In the spring of 1992 three DJ's, John Acquaviva, Richard Hawtin, and Karl Kowalski founded a label that would embody their idea of house music. John and Rich were no strangers to the dance music scene, having founded Plus 8 and Probe over the previous two years. As music went, John, Rich and Karl loved all sorts but preferred it best when they were able to play house music that was not too hard and not too soft. They were fully aware of the various house scenes, but felt there was no particular label that had their sound in mind.
The label is directed by John and Richie with Karl keeping a presence on an artist level (Jetstream and Dance Fever). The label is associated more with John Acquaviva these days, as he is busy travelling the world, much like Richie, promoting the Definitive Definition of house music. Although having cofounded the famous Plus 8 label, both John and Rich have proven that they are well rounded and can really do it all. Definitive is quickly becoming a breeding ground for new talent for house music from throughout the world.
Since 1992, Definitive has put out more than 40 releases for the house community. They have had such anthems as the Blunted Dummies' "House For All", and Robotman's "Dodadoo" with its numerous mixes notably the Plastikman mix. They have also had a number of dj/artists emerge to become notable figures in the scene.
People such as David Alvarado from Los Angeles did his first works under Las Americas, he now has his own successful Bomb label and has produced for the Stickman label, and Strictly Rhythm. Bryan Zentz of Norfolk Virginia with his Barada project. Ian Pooley from the Frankfurt area with his self titled project. Boomer Reynolds from Toledo Ohio with his Omegaman project. Chuck Phulasole from Toronto and his self-titled project. Clemens Neufeld from Vienna with his aptly titled Future Legends.
All these people have made noticeable impacts on artist levels as well as Definitive as a label. The Definitive label has established both artist identities as well as carving out a strong label identity in a brief period of time.
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Email: info@definitiverecordings.com
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12DEF001 Seriously  album cover Jetstream Seriously 12DEF001 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
12DEF002 A Woman In Love  album cover Dance Fever A Woman In Love 12DEF002 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
12DEF003 Never  album cover Robot Man* Never 12DEF003 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
12DEF004 Do Da Doo (Remixes)  album cover Robot Man* Do Da Doo (Remixes) 12DEF004 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF005 Worship (Que Divina!)  album cover Las Americas Worship (Que Divina!)(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF005 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF006 House For All  album cover Blunted Dummies House For All 12DEF006 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF007 Out On The Dancefloor  album cover Dance Fever Out On The Dancefloor(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF007 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF008 Feel All Right  album cover Chuck Phulasol* Feel All Right(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF008 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF009 Liferaft  album cover Juicy Fruit Liferaft(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF009 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF010 Work it  album cover The Chris Simmonds Project* Work it(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF010 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
12DEF011 2 Saxxy / Happy Organ  album cover Omegaman 2 Saxxy / Happy Organ(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF011 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF012 Look, Listen, Love / Do It  album cover Las Americas Look, Listen, Love / Do It(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF012 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF013 Do Da Doo (Plastikman's 'Acid House' Remix)  album cover Robot Man* Do Da Doo (Plastikman's 'Acid House' Remix) 12DEF013 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF014 Wanna Be With You  album cover Chuck Phulasole Wanna Be With You(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF014 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF015 Whispers  album cover Wax Fruit Whispers(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF015 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF016 72 Nova  album cover Omegaman 72 Nova(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF016 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF017 Vol. 1  album cover Math U Matix Vol. 1(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF017 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF018 Glue  album cover Barada Glue 12DEF018 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF019 Roller Skate Disco  album cover Ian Pooley Roller Skate Disco 12DEF019 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF020 The Whip  album cover Future Legends The Whip(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF020 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF021 Baradatrax I & II  album cover Barada Baradatrax I & II(2x12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF021 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF023 Baradatrax III  album cover Barada Baradatrax III(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF023 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
12DEF024 The Jonezin E.P.  album cover Chuck Phulasole The Jonezin E.P.(12", EP) Definitive Recordings 12DEF024 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF025 Guitar Groove  album cover Omegaman Guitar Groove(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF025 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF026 The Rainbow E.P.  album cover Tropical Underworld The Rainbow E.P.(12", EP) Definitive Recordings 12DEF026 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF027 Trax 4 Daze Vol. 1  album cover Trax 4 Daze Trax 4 Daze Vol. 1(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF027 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF028 Groovin  album cover Future Legends Groovin(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF028 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF029 Relations  album cover Ian Pooley Relations (Album) 12DEF029 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF030 A Little Longer  album cover Aphrodisiac (2) A Little Longer(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF030 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF031 Barbie's Theme  album cover Barada vs. Omegaman Barada vs. Omegaman - Barbie's Theme(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF031 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF033 Fruit Loops  album cover Nick Holder Fruit Loops(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF033 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF034 Acid House For All  album cover Various Acid House For All (Comp) 12DEF034 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
12DEF035 Acid House For All.2  album cover Various Acid House For All.2(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF035 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF036 Acid House For All.3  album cover Various Acid House For All.3(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF036 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF037 Higher  album cover Math-U-Matix* Higher 12DEF037 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF038 Volume 1  album cover AR* Volume 1 12DEF038 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF039 Get On It  album cover Whateverman Get On It(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF039 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF040 Fruit Loops 2  album cover Nick Holder Fruit Loops 2(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF040 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF041 Trax 4 Daze Vol. 2  album cover Trax 4 Daze Trax 4 Daze Vol. 2 12DEF041 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF042 Vision  album cover Mario J.* Vision(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF042 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF043 Supersonic  album cover Liquid Groovy Supersonic(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF043 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF044 Dola's Track  album cover Omegaman Dola's Track(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF044 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF045 Mos Eisley Medley  album cover Cantina Mos Eisley Medley(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF045 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF046 Zombie Dawn  album cover Tranquil Elephantizer Zombie Dawn(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF046 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF047 Turn Me On  album cover Future Legends Turn Me On(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF047 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
12DEF048 I Like  album cover Dark Ages I Like(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF048 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF049 Arm Your Frequency  album cover Barada Arm Your Frequency(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF049 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF050 The Diskoshuffle EP / The Funkmaster EP  album cover Nick Morris* & Jamie Lewis / Jamie Lewis & DJ N-Joy Nick Morris* & Jamie Lewis / Jamie Lewis & DJ N-Joy - The Diskoshuffle EP / The Funkmaster EP(12", EP) Definitive Recordings 12DEF050 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF051 Round Trip / Sundogs  album cover Sunkissed Round Trip / Sundogs(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF051 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF052 House For All Vol. 2  album cover Various House For All Vol. 2(2x12", Comp) Definitive Recordings 12DEF052 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF053 Strategies For A Deeper Design  album cover Barada Strategies For A Deeper Design(2xLP) Definitive Recordings 12DEF053 US 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF054 Reachin  album cover Omegaman Reachin(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF054 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF055 Elastic  album cover Origami Elastic(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF055 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF056 Disco Nite  album cover The M. Pompeo Project* Disco Nite(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF056 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF057 Call My Name  album cover Omegaman Call My Name(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF057 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF058 Masterplan  album cover Dark Ages Masterplan(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF059 Sing Sing Sing  album cover Cantina Sing Sing Sing(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF059 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF060 Horns Aplenty  album cover Kelly & Yates Horns Aplenty(12") Definitive Recordings 12DEF060 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12DEF061 Ultra Freak EP  album cover Steven Cinch* Ultra Freak EP(12", EP) Definitive Recordings 12DEF061 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12 NoMu 35 Do Da Doo (Remixes)  album cover Robotman Do Da Doo (Remixes) 12 NoMu 35 UK 1994 Sell This Version
50263 1980 Volume One  album cover Various 1980 Volume One(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings 50263 US 2001 Sell This Version
557 051-2 The Correct Use Of Techno / Vol. 1 - A Decade Of Detroit Music  album cover Various The Correct Use Of Techno / Vol. 1 - A Decade Of Detroit Music(CD, Comp) Sound Of Barclay 557 051-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
560086 1980 Volume Two  album cover Various 1980 Volume Two(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings 560086 US 2001 Sell This Version
72435-28074-2-0 1982 Volume One  album cover Various 1982 Volume One(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings 72435-28074-2-0 US 2001 Sell This Version
72435-29526-2-5 1984 Volume One  album cover Various 1984 Volume One(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings 72435-29526-2-5 US 2001 Sell This Version
A 50452 1985 Volume One  album cover Various 1985 Volume One(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings A 50452 US 2001 Sell This Version
DEF022CD House For All Volume 1  album cover Various House For All Volume 1(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings DEF022CD Canada 1995 Sell This Version
DEF032CD Acid House For All  album cover Various Acid House For All(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings DEF032CD Canada 1995 Sell This Version
DEF034 Acid House For All  album cover Various Acid House For All(10xFile, WAV, Comp, RE) Definitive Recordings DEF034 Canada Unknown
DEF052CD House For All Vol. 2  album cover Various House For All Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Definitive Recordings DEF052CD US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 9901 Next Step E.P.  album cover Plastic Park Meets Alexander Purkart Next Step E.P.(2x12", EP, W/Lbl) Definitive Recordings, Definitive Recordings DEF 9901 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
DEF 9901/9902 Next Step E.P.  album cover Plastic Park Meets Alexander Purkart Next Step E.P.(2x12", EP) Definitive Recordings DEF 9901/9902 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
DEFDIG0620 Volta EP  album cover Robot Needs Oil Volta EP(4xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0620 Canada 2006
DEFDIG0702 Heat Of The Moment (Remixes)  album cover Lazar Heat Of The Moment (Remixes)(3xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0702 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0704 In My Face ( Remix By UNU')  album cover Eduardo Rossell Ft. Emma (29) Eduardo Rossell Ft. Emma (29) - In My Face ( Remix By UNU')(File, MP3, WAV) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0704 USA, Canada & UK 2007
DEFDIG0705 Karma  album cover Greg Kobe Karma(5xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0705 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0710 Robot Needs Oil Volta (John Acquaviva Remix)(File, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0710 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0712 Glitter Queen EP  album cover Olivier Giacomotto Glitter Queen EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0712 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0715 Stroke  album cover Greg Kobe Stroke(5xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0715 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0717 Savant Garde Trigger Happy (Remixes)(7xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0717 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0720 Summer Storm EP  album cover Generali Summer Storm EP(5xFile, MP3, EP) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0720 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0723 Defected EP  album cover Robot Needs Oil Defected EP(4xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0723 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0724 Dynamite  album cover Pharmacy Of Sound Dynamite(4xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0724 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0726 Let Me See You Work  album cover Lissat* & Menck* Lissat* & Menck* - Let Me See You Work(7xFile, MP3, Maxi, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0726 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0727 Japan  album cover Olivier Giacomotto Japan(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0727 Canada 2007
DEFDIG0801 Sofa King...Good  album cover John Acquaviva And Olivier Giacomotto* Sofa King...Good(2xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0801 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0802 Freqruption  album cover Jan van Lier Freqruption(2xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0802 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0805 Italo  album cover John Acquaviva & Remo* John Acquaviva & Remo* - Italo(2xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0805 USA & Canada 2008
DEFDIG0806 Sofa King Good ...Remixes!  album cover John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Sofa King Good ...Remixes!(5xFile, MP3, EP) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0806 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0808 Antipop EP  album cover Kid Dub Antipop EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0808 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0809 Wasted Intellect EP  album cover Matt Herdman Wasted Intellect EP(2xFile, MP3, EP) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0809 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0811 Voyager / Air  album cover Ceeryl & Laurent Pepper Ceeryl & Laurent Pepper - Voyager / Air(3xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0811 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0812 Kid Dub & Dextress Kid Dub & Dextress - Penthouse Bitch(5xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0812 US 2008
DEFDIG0815 Julio Montes, Luis Fontalvo Julio Montes, Luis Fontalvo - Gaia / Biosfera (Original & Remixes)(8xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0815 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0816 Eat What You Kill  album cover Olivier Giacomotto & DJ Tonio Eat What You Kill(3xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0816 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0817 The New $cience EP  album cover Robot Needs Oil The New $cience EP(2xFile, MP3) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0817 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0818 Blank Slate  album cover David Ekenback* Blank Slate(File, MP3, EP) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0818 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0819 Too Cool 4 Skool  album cover Acquaviva, Giacomotto* & Lexxs* Acquaviva, Giacomotto* & Lexxs* - Too Cool 4 Skool(2xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0819 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0821 Curitiba EP  album cover Nyllon, Ilan* & Mateus B Nyllon, Ilan* & Mateus B - Curitiba EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0821 Canada 2008
DEFDIG0823 Classics Vol.01  album cover Various Classics Vol.01(10xFile, MP3, 320) Definitive Recordings DEFDIG0823 Canada 2008

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DummyToopid

DummyToopid

August 25, 2017
edited 12 months ago
This label will always hold a special place in my heart. These tracks were all over Detroit during my formative years. Ahhh the 90s. They would jam in the dance room at Record Time who kept a stock 100+ deep, you would hear them at every party, in a host of local mixtapes, and on the air on 89X on Friday nights during the Transmissions radio show hosted by Intellinet/Plus 8. This label just screams PARTAY. The catalog is deep and diverse with many releases standing the test of time. Some of the best acid of the day can be found here with Barada's releases and Plastikman's mixes. The label's slogan "House for all" by Blunted Dummies is a stone cold classic that never gets old. Other straight up house jams by Juicy Fruit and mixes by the Maestro Mike Huckaby bang, amongst others. It would be hard to find another label that has as lethal of an arsenal of Disco House cuts such as those by Omegaman, Nick Holder and Troy Brown. Not to mention early morning burners from the likes of Dark Ages and the funky fun works of Cantina sampling the Swing Era and Star Wars that would make Jabba the Hutt himself get up and do the worm. I could go on. This label has rocked the house for over two decades and will continue to do so for many more.