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Eskimo Recordings is a Ghent based record label that grew out of the eclectic parties that took place during the late nineties in the "Eskimo Fabriek" (Wiedauwkaai) in Ghent. These underground parties got famous for mixing synth-pop, new wave, acid house, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll into a new and fresh sound, setting new standards for the Belgian club culture. International as well as local talented dj’s such as Mo & Benoelie (later to be The Glimmers), TLP and ‘The Flying Dewaele Brothers’ (later to become 2 Many Dj’s) were usual guests at the turntables. As the ‘Eskimo fabriek’ needed refurbishment at the turn of the century, the Eskimo parties moved on to the Culture Club, and the temporary Belmondo concept at S.M.A.K. museum.

However, the vibe of these parties kept going through a new label that was founded in 2000 by Stefaan Vandenberghe and Dirk De Ruyck : ‘Eskimo Recordings’. From the very start, timeless quality and originality were the key values upon which the label was based. Old and new music were carefully combined into a fancy fresh sound.

The first compilation release reflecting this Eskimo ethos came out in June 2000 : “Eskimo: Various Artists And Many Others”. This first volume was compiled by Dirk, Mo & Benoelie and featured 70’s disco and funk as well as pop-soul, obscure acid hip house and new soul gem Revival by Martine Girault. The subsequent volumes 2-4 evolved into a kind of Balearic attitude, akin to DJ Alfredo’s approach in Ibiza’s Amnesia in the late 80s.

In 2002, a darker sounding strain of compilations called “Serie Noire” was released. These compilations relate more to a sound Ghent was familiar with before the Eskimo existed: the new beat.

Soon after that, Mo & Benoelie acquired an international dj status under the name of “The Glimmers”, allowing them to spread the Eskimo ethos across the globe. This allowed the Eskimo story to evolve : The compilations were still defined generically but came with a DJ attached now. Various Dj’s made several compilations, respecting the ‘Eskimo approach’ The Glimmers had started : dig deep in the crates to form a unique listening experience.

Throughout the years, Eskimo grew into an independent label that presented new talent such as Lindstrom & Prins Thomas who released their successful debut album in 2005 with Eskimo Recordings. This led to several releases with the like-minded Aeroplane who immediately caused a splash across Europe and particularly in the U.K becoming the label’s most recognised act.

Time flew by quickly, and in 2012 Eskimo Recordings got to celebrate a decade of existence and did it with a fancy packed compilation release called : “Eskimonde : a decade of Eskimo Recordings”. This 5-CD release explores the label's catalog from a few different angles. Two "retrospective" discs come along with newly commissioned remixes as well as two final discs that show The Glimmers splitting up for solo mixes, both coursing through Eskimo's back catalog.

A year later in 2013, Eskimo Recordings gracefully entered its second decade of collection releases with a new concept : “The color collections”. These collections contain each a set of carefully selected songs that were all produced exclusively for this concept. As of June 2016 Pink, Blue, Green, Orange, and Yellow collections have been released.

In 2016 Eskimo Recordings was recognised as one of Europe's most inspiring young label and was selected by IMPALA and The Independent Echo for the FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN campaign.

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Compilation releases (selection)

Serie Noire

Serie Noire a series of New wave music compilations released by Eskimo Recordings.

"The ‘Serie Noire’ series presents a historical overview of key electronic cuts from the past, which are influencing the producers and DJs of today. Specific attention is paid to the brooding, dark electronics of the Belgian new beat scene, which emerged out of clubs like Ghent’s Boccaccio and Antwerp’s Ancien Belgique."--blurb

Serie Noire (2002)

1. Unit - Logic System 2. Jamaica running - Pool 3. Adventures in Success - Will Powers 4. Mammagamma (instrumental version) - The Alan Parsons Project 5. Flesh - Split Second 6. Euroshima - Snowy Red 7. Looking from a hilltop - Wardance 7 Section 25 8. Funkatarium - Jump (2) 9. Miura - Metro Area 10. Hypnotic tango (instrumental version) - My Mine 11. Film 2 - Grauzone 12. 8.15 to nowhere - Vicious Pink 13. Bus - Executive Slacks 14. End - Carpenter, John 15. Big man restless - Kissing The Pink 16. Nothing is true everything is permitted - Carlos Peron 17. Shake the mind - C-Cat Trance

Serie Noire 2 (2003)

1. Boytronic - Bryllyant 2. Savage Progress - My Heart Begins To Beat 3. Blancmange - The Game Above My head 4. The Nick Straker Band - Straight Ahead (Instr. Reprise) 5. Green Fridge Music - Da Best 6. Precious - Definition Of A Track 7. Adonis - No Way Back 8. Crash Course in Science - Flying Turns 9. Green Velvet - Coitus 10. Die Warzau - Strike To The Body (Lil Louis' Body Blow) 11. Mr. Fingers - I'm Strong (instr.) 12. Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut être...pas 13. Giorgio Moroder - Evolution 14. Easy Going - Fear 15. Bobby O - She Has A Way 16. Sandy Steel - Mind Your Own Business 17. P.I.L. - Death Disco (Megga Mix) 18. Rheingold - Dreiklangsdimensionen 19. The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Filmstar

PARADISCO 3000

PARADISCO 3000 presents CHICAGO BOOGIE (2004) - Various, Eskimo Recordings

01. Virgo - Ride 02. Master C & J featuring Liz Torres - Face It 03. Electra - Feels Good 04. Club Ice - Manhassett 05. Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body 06. Master C & J featuring Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough 07. Mr Fingers - I'm Strong 08. Adonis - We're Rocking Down The House 09. Six Brown Bros - Battery Acid 10. Steve Poindexter - Happy Stick 11. Kasso - One More Pound (Frankie Knuckles remix) 12. Nightlife Unlimited - Peaches & Prunes 13. Liquid Liquid - Optimo 14. Frankie Knuckles - Waiting On My Angel 15. Fred Brown - Roman Days 16. Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness 17. Disco D - Beat It 18. Virgo - Free Yourself

Eskimo: Various Artists And Many Others (2000)

Eskimo: Various Artists And Many Others (2000) is a compilation by Dirk, Mo & Benoelie and featured 70’s disco and funk as well as pop-soul, obscure acid hip house and new soul gem Revival by Martine Girault. The subsequent volumes 2-4 evolved into a kind of Balearic attitude, akin to DJ Alfredo’s approach in Ibiza’s Amnesia in the late 80s.

Tracklist Hide Credits 1 –331/3 Queen* Disco 4 Written-By – Daryll "Mandrill" Harris, Boys Inc.* 4:29 2 –Daryl Hall & John Oates I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (12" Mix) Written-By – Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen 2:46 3 –De La Soul Say No Go (Bonus Beats) Written-By – Hall*, D. Jolicouer*, Oates*, K. Mercer*, P. Huston*, Allen*, V. Mason* 2:13 4 –KC Flight* Planet E (Acid Drop Mix) Written-By – Brian Eno, David Byrne, F. Tosori Jr* 6:01 5 –Mission Control Outta Limits Written-By – A. Hernandez*, R. Salcon* 4:45 6 –Instant House Awade (Ah-Way-Day) (Stan's Friendly Mix) Remix [Uncredited] – Stan Hatzakis Written-By – Joaquine "Joe" Claussell* 5:49 7 –Doug Willis Get Your Own Written-By – Dave Lee 5:10 8 –Mount Rushmore You Better (Es Cavalett Mix) Written-By – M. Rushmore* 5:53 9 –Ray Mang & John Stitch STP Written-By – J. Stitch*, R. Mang* 7:02 10 –War Flying Machine Written-By – M. Dickerson*, C. Miller*, H. Brown*, H. Scott*, J. Goldstein*, L. Oskar*, L. Jordan*, S. Allen* 7:22 11 –Harry Thumann Underwater (Part 1) Written-By – H. Thumann*, H. Weindorf* 5:15 12 –T.E.T. Disco Drunkard Written-By – J. Saul Kane 2:00 13 –Fatback Band* Njia Walk (Street Walk) Written-By – Curtis*, Shelton*, Williams*, Flippin*, King* 4:04 14 –Liquid Liquid Scraper (Psychonauts Remix) Remix – Psychonauts Written-By – D. Young*, R. McGuire*, S. Principato*, S. Hartley* 4:14 15 –Martine Girault Revival (1992) (Original Mix) Written-By – Ray Hayden

Bill Brewster ‎– Tribal Rites (2017)

Bill Brewster ‎– Tribal Rites (2017) is a compilation by Bill Brewster released on

Tracklist Hide Credits 1-1 –Agape (5) Rejoice Written-By – Fred Caban 5:27 1-2 –Brent Dowe & The Gaytones Reggae Makossa Written-By – Manu Dibango 4:27 1-3 –Apatchi Band Issmark Written-By – C. Rickards*, D. Sands* 3:08 1-4 –General Strike Parts Of My Body Written-By – David Toop, Steve Beresford 3:08 1-5 –Gaffa (3) Attitude Dancing (Land Of A 1000 Dunces) Written-By – Clive E. Smith*, John Maslen (2), Wayne D. Evans* 3:01 1-6 –Urang Otan Walking In The Jungle Written-By – Chris Vine, David Fulton 3:54 1-7 –Surprize Stavolta Written-By – Luciano Graffi, Roberto Serra 7:05 1-8 –Deborah & The Puerto Ricans* Side A Side B Side Written-By – Deborah Evans-Stickland 3:20 1-9 –P!OFF? Mein Walkman Ist Kaputt Written-By – A. Weidner*, J. Schmidtke*, T. Vesely* 4:14 1-10 –The Raincoats Animal Rhapsody (Version) Written-By – The Raincoats 5:07 1-11 –Ruts DC Push Yourself (Make It Work) Written-By – Ruffy*, Jennings*, Fox* 3:01 1-12 –Motion (9) Crazy Beat Written-By – George Oban 4:51 1-13 –Peter Accident Turning Black Written-By – Chuck Prophet, Peter Accident 5:00 1-14 –Reggae Clinic 65 Caravan (Dub Version) Written-By – D. Ellington* 7:31 1-15 –Jeff Duff Walk On The Wild Side Written-By – Lou Reed 7:21 2-1 –Bobbie Gentry Thunder In The Afternoon Written-By – Roberta Lee Streeter 4:43 2-2 –Latin Breed Maranatha Written-By – Jose Gallardo* 3:15 2-3 –Banzai* Rhythm King Fu Written-By – Claude François 2:58 2-4 –Freddi & Henchi* Cartoon People Written-By – Eddie Horan, Hadley Murrell 2:51 2-5 –Aax Donnell & Eric Malone Golden Cage Written-By – A. Donnel*, M. Di Carlo*, M. Marchione*, Masala* 6:17 2-6 –The General (11) Life In The Big City Written-By – Gordon DeWitty, I. Tate, R.V. King* 7:23 2-7 –Final Edition No Limit Written-By – Jonathan Floyd, Reginald Brown, Stafford Floyd 7:55 2-8 –Sweet Potato Pie Hot Disco Night (Are You Ready) Written-By – Ed Cobb, Laurin Rinder, W. Michael Lewis 6:02 2-9 –Little Reuben (I Am) Drum Written By – J. Pettis, L. Jerrim, L. Zambito, R. Dennis 2:38 2-10 –General Crook What Time It Is (Part II + Part I) (Bill Brewster Edit) Edited By – Bill Brewster Written-By – G. Crook* 5:53 2-11 –Curtis Green I Just Gotta Get Down (Part I) Written-By – C. Green*, Sidney J. Simien* 3:11 2-12 –Nashville Rhythm Section I Can't Go For That Written-By – Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen 3:32 2-13 –Dooley Silverspoon Mr Deluxe (Part I & Part II) (Bill Brewster Edit) Edited By – Bill Brewster Written-By – S. Casella* 5:20 2-14 –Floyd Beck Party Is A Revolution Written-By – F. Beck*, M. Ledbetter* 5:22 2-15 –Ströer* Don't Stay For Breakfast Written-By – Hans Peter Ströer, Lucy Neale, Reinhard Berndt 5:14 3-1 –Mother Tongue (4) Message Of Love Producer, Mixed By – Richie Stevens Written-By – Lane*, Austin*, Poole*, Stevens*, Finn* 7:47 3-2 –B. McCarthy & Rasoul* Excursion 2 Written-By – Brendan McCarthy*, Guy Nado 8:25 3-3 –Love From San Francisco Keep Rockin' (Thumping House Mix) Written-By – C. Webster* 7:50 3-4 –Larry Heard Night Images (Swayzak Early Mid Afternoon Mix) Remix – Swayzak Written-By – Larry Heard 6:53 3-5 –Clifton King Family Prayer Written-By – Clifton King, John Moore, Willie Wall 6:30 3-6 –Aural (3) Desire (Fabrice Africa Pain) Remix – Fabrice Written-By – Davide Rizzatti 6:31 3-7 –Chicken Lips Is That You Or Me (Ivan's Flute Dub) Remix – Ivan Iacobucci Written-By – Andrew Meecham, Dean Meredith 6:53 3-8 –Swag Primitive Urges 4 (Side C) Written-By – Christopher Duckenfield*, Richard Brown 6:15 3-9 –Maurizio MA (A-Side) Written-By – Mark Ernestus, Moritz von Oswald 6:38 3-10 –Silverlining Precision Spanner Written-By – Asad Rizvi 8:07 3-11 –Kate-Olivia Martinez Fire Walk With Me Written-By – Jens Brachvogel 7:41

Death Disco (2004) by Ivan Smagghe

Death Disco

Death Disco is a 2004 compilation album edited by Ivan Smagghe, released on the Belgian record label Eskimo Records. With an emphasis on dark electronic music, it was preceded by the Glimmer Twins' Serie Noire series.

Track listing

1 House Of Fix, The Feat. Circa Way Out 2 Ralphie Rosario In The Night (Gus Gus Remix) 3 Sweet Exorcist Test Four (Black Strobe Live Edit) 4 Steve D Monochromatic (Technoclash Mix) 5 Paul Rutherford Get Real (Happy House Mix) 6 Raymond Barry TV Night (Electrodub Version) 7 BWH Stop (Nathan Wilkins + Midnight Mike Mix) 8 Vandenplas, The Let's Stop 9 Dub Pistols Six Million Ways To Live (Paul Daley Six Mil Version) 10 Kiki Luv Sikk 11 Chicks On Speed We Don't Play Guitars (Chicken Lips Mix) 12 Quarks I Walk (Superpitcher Schaffel Mix) 13 Drinking Electricity Breakout (Tiga Edit)

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