Winding Road Records started life in 2002 with bright eyes and a heart full of deep house, disco, funk, techno, jazz, soul and reggae.
While other labels were refining their ‘sound’, WR went in the opposite direction and took child-like pleasure in placing different musical styles and tempos next to each other on its releases.
Now, after releasing 27 lovely singles, the modest little label is considered by a small handful of loonies to be one of the world's most consistently reliable underground house stables.
The Winding Road catalogue includes releases by premier-league house artists such as Lovebirds, Spirit Catcher, Vincenzo, Hot Toddy, Shur-i-Kan, Milton Jackson, Schmoov!, Ron Basejam, Rhythm Plate, Office Gossip, Atjazz, and Crazy P.
The Winding Road sound is unmistakeably ‘house’, but it’s also a secret disco laboratory where anything goes, as long as it’s REALLY good. By focusing on musicality rather than trendy musical formulas, Winding Road has encouraged interesting and timeless creations from its artists.
The list of Winding Road’s underground hits to date include Ron Basejam’s seminal ‘For The People, By The People’, Lovebirds 'Want You In My Soul' and 'In The Shadows', Schmoov’s ‘Taking Me Over’, Office Gossip’s punchy ‘Street Talk’ EP, and Hot Toddy’s awesomely groovy ‘Mind Trip’. Uptempo downtempo midtempo, whatever!
And nope, Winding Road doesn’t take itself too seriously. The music does all the talking. We aren't very cool. We aren't going to take over the world. We'll always be a little label that releases something only about twice a year. It's a labour of love and a bit of a laugh, and we like it that way.
Next releases will be a magnificently dirty YSE EP, a Schmoov EP, and an Office Gossip Ep....but in our own time...good things come to those who wait!