Alpha Pup Records

Alpha Pup Records is an independent record label and digital distributor based in Los Angeles, California.[1] It was founded by Daddy Kev and Danyell Jariel[2] in 2004.[3] LA Weekly placed it at number 2 on the "Top 10 Most Exciting L.A. Indie Labels of 2010" list.[4]

Alpha Pup Records
Founded2004 (2004)
Founder
Distributor(s)Self-distributed
Genre
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California
Official websitewww.alphapuprecords.com

History

BBC One DJ Mary Anne Hobbs has supported Alpha Pup Records from its inception and comments that "the artists involved with Low End Theory, with the Brainfeeder label, with Alpha Pup, with Leaving Records all have close ties with the UK".[5] In 2014, Chris Ziegler of LA Weekly described the label as "a big part of the reason why" "Los Angeles is one of the most vital cities in the world for electronic music right now".[6]

It has released music from the likes of edIT,[7] Daedelus,[8] Reefer,[9] Nosaj Thing,[10] Nocando,[11] Free the Robots,[12] Take,[13] Dibiase,[14] Jonwayne,[15] Young Montana?,[16] Kone,[17] Virtual Boy,[18] Dot,[19] Nobody,[20] Mike Gao,[21] Astronautica,[22] Elusive,[23] Invisibl Skratch Piklz,[24] Mast,[25] and Ryan Porter.[26]

References

  1. Martins, Chris (22 August 2010). "L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach (page 1 of 2)". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. Palermo, Thomas (23 August 2007). "Busy Dogs: Alpha Pup Ramps Up Releases". XLR8R. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. Bell, Max (4 May 2016). "When It Comes to L.A.'s World-Renowned Beat Scene, Daddy Kev Does It All". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. Tewksbury, Drew (28 December 2010). "Top 10 Most Exciting L.A. Indie Labels of 2010". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. Church, Steve (21 April 2011). "Turning it up with Mary Anne Hobbs". The Daily Free Press. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  6. Ziegler, Chris (17 February 2014). "The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Week". LA Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. Downton, Chris (4 October 2007). "edIT – Certified Air Raid Material (Alpha Pup)". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  8. Orme, Mike (30 January 2008). "Daedelus: Live at Low End Theory". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  9. Buskirk, Eliot Van (9 October 2008). "Drunken Conversation Leads to Band Called Reefer". Wired. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  10. Reeves, Mosi (25 August 2009). "Nosaj Thing, 'Drift' (Alpha Pup)". Spin. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. Weiss, Jeff (28 January 2010). "Locked and Loaded: Nocando". LA Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  12. Martins, Chris (25 February 2010). "MP3 Exclusive: Free The Robots, "Jupiter," Forthcoming on Alpha Pup". LA Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  13. Fallon, Patric (25 March 2010). "Take "Incredibright"". XLR8R. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  14. Weiss, Jeff (4 August 2010). "Man versus machine: Dibiase premieres first single from 'Machines Hate Me'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  15. Weiss, Jeff (25 April 2011). "Jonwayne fires off track from Alpha Pup debut, 'Bowser,' connects Low End Theory with Super Mario Bros". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  16. Zadeh, Joe (15 June 2011). "Electric Selection - Young Montana?". Clash. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  17. Hasler, Nikol (18 January 2012). "Kone: The Tractatus". L.A. Record. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  18. Roberts, Randall (30 January 2012). "Video premiere: Virtual Boy's 'Let Go' arrives from Alpha Pup". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  19. Fitzmaurice, Larry (21 February 2012). "Dot "Simple Simon"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  20. Martins, Chris (21 June 2013). "DJ Nobody Teams With Cedric Bixler-Zavala for Sunny Psych-Hop 'Our Last Dance'". Spin. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  21. Jackson, Glenn (16 January 2015). "Mike Gao "Just Do You"". XLR8R. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  22. Weiss, Layne (27 January 2016). "Astronautica Is Happy to Add a Feminine Voice to L.A.'s Beat Scene". LA Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  23. Holbrook, Cameron (19 July 2016). "Q&A: Elusive Drops Lush, Jazz-Tinged LP on Alpha Pup Records". XLR8R. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  24. Turco, Bucky (18 August 2016). "Premiere: The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Are "Fresh Out of Fvcks"". Mass Appeal. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  25. Payne, John (4 October 2016). "How Low End Theory Inspired Jazz Musician Tim Conley's Mast Project". LA Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  26. Murphy, Sarah (14 August 2017). "Ryan Porter "Itsy Bitsy Spider"". Exclaim!. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
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