Nocturnal Groove was founded in 2003 by The Shapeshifters and Lola Marlin. Since its inception, Nocturnal Groove has become established as a highly respected and recognised independent label with a diverse artist roster.
From its West London base, Nocturnal Groove’s first release was ‘Lola’s Theme’ – The Shapeshifters’ debut single. ‘Lola’s Theme’ went on to enter the UK charts at #1 on its commercial release in 2004.
While Nocturnal Groove has enjoyed further chart success with records from The Shapeshifters (‘Back To Basics’ and ‘Incredible’), as a label it’s ethos is all about releasing the records you would love to hear on the dance floor. Using the success of their bigger artists, Nocturnal Groove aims to bring through new producers and fresh talent that will keep the music we love alive. With releases from the likes of Martijn Ten Velden to Frankie Knuckles via artists such as We Deliver, Mark Trophy, ATFC, Gramophonedzie, Danism and Something Good the catalogue has both strength and diversity.
Since 2004, Nocturnal Groove has also run ‘Nocturnal’ events - a celebrated series of parties throughout the U.K at venues such as A.K.A, Turnmills and God’s Kitchen. ‘Nocturnal’ events have developed a loyal and dedicated crowd and a fine reputation. In addition, Nocturnal Groove has also established itself as a regular presence at Global Gathering.
Moving forward into 2013, Nocturnal Groove has single releases planned from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Lem Springsteen, Grand High Priest, Jason Chance and Something Good as well host of new artists. Also - watch out for the release of The Shapeshifters new album, a series of compilations available on CD and download and also our 12" vinyl releases.