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Started at the end of 2005 by the Robosapiens, Dead Famous, in a very short time picked up support from the breakbeat community - selling out on their first release, Robosapiens - Chasing The Buzz / Monkey Drummer. Focusing more on chunky acid breaks, Dead Famous really hit the niche market, and hit it hard, finding continued success throughout both 2006 and 2007. It’s worth noting that Dead Famous were big on breaking new artists at the time, such as Break the Box (now Gigi Barocco) , Pimpwax (Will White of Propellerheads & 5th Suite), Jinx, and Hyperion (now signed to U and A as Loops of Fury).
The label took a hiatus in 2008 as both the Robosapiens welcomed new additions to their respective families. However in 2009, upon the hiring of a new label manager, and a renewed drive to make the label succeed, Dead Famous has once again become standard talk when discussing breakbeat. Branching out into new territories, 2009 saw Dead Famous release breakbeat, techno, house, drum and bass, and dubstep, although all with the signature DF vibe. Signing new artists such as LuQas and Fisso and Spark, and the Robosapiens donning their production caps again, coupled with a blistering release schedule saw Dead Famous earn a nomination as one of the top 5 finalists for best label @ the 2010 Breakspoll awards in London. The Robosapiens current techno direction has also earned them much praise, as their tune “The Nine” reached 1 on the Trackitdown Tech House / Minimal Chart. in December of 2010. 2010 also saw the release of the stacked remix LP, featuring remixes from a who’s who in breaks – Myagi, Kraymon, Kultur and Colombo, LuQas, and many others.
Looking forward to 2011, Dead Famous has a host of acid tech masters on their roster, adding new artist Home Alone, as well as veterans Stephen Cole and Matthew McCurry to the already loaded stable in the effort to make 2011 even bigger than 2010. We've got some crazy shit lined up for 2011, including the 2nd Remix LP, a Jamie Flukes album, and originals and/or remixes that range from Rennie Pilgrem to Autophase. 2011 will be stellar. Trust.
Keep it Evil.
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