Vapour & eVapour
VAPOUR RECORDINGS & EVAPOUR8
Since 1997 when Kasey Taylor founded Vapour Recordings, the label has gone on and forged itself an enviable reputation, not only as one of Australia’s leading independent dance labels, but the worlds too.
When you feast you ears upon a new Vapour Recordings Ep, think of it as forward thinking dance music. If there is one defining feature of a Vapour record, it’s that it is just a little ahead of its time. The sort of tune that the average person might put back on the shelf, and then later on hear it out in a club and kick themselves because they didn’t realise how damn good it really was at first listen, and because they knew they had just let a gem of a tune slip right through their fingers.
July 2011 saw the label reach it’s landmark 100th release. The clock was wound back for this one choosing artists from the past, present and future to remix the back catalogue. The package contained some fantastic names, with remixes from the likes of Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Luis Junior, Jamie Stevens, Peter Horrevorts, Nick Warren, Dousk, Rodskeez, Fiord and many more.
In early 2008, Kasey launched another label titled ‘eVapour8’. This time the direction of the label being dedicated more towards Tech House, House, Techno & all things a little twisted. The first release, ‘Shorkel’ by Miki Litvak &Ido Ophir was featured in the Beatport main top 10 chart for over six weeks, while the second release, Avilo ‘Rubicon’ was featured on Anthony Pappa’s triple mix CD – Moments, (released in April 2008). Following on from these successes, Fiord’s ‘Get Up Jude’ appeared in the Techno top 10 for two months, proving that eVapour8, much like Vapour, has a strong reputation for releasing quality tunes...
There are DJs in the world who have vision. Those who can pick up a sound before it becomes popular and break it to the masses. Names like John Digweed & Hernan Cattaneo spring to mind, and Vapour releases have always found their way into the record boxes and charts of these luminaries. They are attributes that Kasey Taylor has also.
It isn’t easy to turn heads in the underground dance music scene when you are a small record label operating from the ass end of the universe! It’s harder to slip promos to DJs and radio station reps, magazine editors and so on. There’s seldom a chance to drop your own track in front of the big name DJs to prove just how effective your music can be. With that in mind, it’s a real credit that Vapour Recordings & eVapour8 have earned a spot as premiere labels on the global market, commanding the attention of all the industry heavy weights through nothing more than releasing quality tunes. No huge advertising budgets, no massive PR campaigns, no industry schmoozing, no shit talking, no sales driven drum rolls, no poxy synth lines – Just a talented collective of like minded artists doing it well from around the globe.
Vapour Recordings Established 1997
eVapour8 Established 2008