SUB LABELZ

Amoco, Antima Records, Atmo, Èviva Records, Caipirinha Records, Calypso Records, Cuadra, Danceadelic Records, Double Dee Music, Elettrica, Free Zone, Head To Toe Records, Instinctual Inside Grooves, Irma Café, Irma CasaDiPrimordine, Irma Classics, Irma On Canvas, Irma Records, Irma Records Japan, Irma Unlimited, IRMAmerica, La Douce, La EMPRESA del Disco, Moonbeat Recordings, Onizom Music, Rec In Pause, Sukii Records, Terminal, Trance Records.

Irma Records was founded and is still based in Bologna, Italy.
The origin of the Irma name is quite peculiar, to say the least The same building where we started business in 1988 was once a famous Bologna brothel, Irma Casa Di PrimOrdine (Irma First Class House), hence the name of our oldest label.


In those days the few existing Italian independents were dealing with rock, but one day a young A&R/musician (Umbi Damiani) & a general manager with a solid experience in record distribution (Massimo Benini) formed a production team together with a bunch of promising DJ's and musicians from the area. Among them Claudio Moz-Art Rispoli, future founder of Jestofunk, Cesare Collina aka Tito Valdez, Cesare Black Mighty Wax Cera, Checco Montefiori (Kekkotronics, Montefiori Cocktail) and Luca LTJ Trevisi (LTJ X-perience).


In the beginning there was house: deep, soulful and often with funk or breakbeat influences, revolutionary for those days. During the years Irma became one of the creators of the so-called chill out sound & then of the lounge/cocktail/easy listening movement.To continue as one of the first labels outside the UK to release compilations of early jazzy jungle/drumnbass and trip hop. To become producers of successful rare groove & acid jazz compilations & among the spearheads of the bossa explosion. In the new century Irma has discovered, among the others, Max Sedgley, already a legend in the UK thanks to the massive 'Happy', and Brazilian pop/drum'n'bass act Kaleido, the cyclone that swept Italy in 2004.

ARTISTS

 

Soft House Company, Key Tronic Ensemble, Double Dee, Jestofunk, Datura, Kaleidoscopio, Don Carlos, Omniverse, Montego Bay, Tameka Starr, Be Noir, Outdance, Baby Doll House, Tito Valdez, Riviera Traxx, Kipper, Montefiori Cocktail, Bossa Nostra, LTJ Xperience, Sam Paglia, Ohm Guru, Gazzara, Bum Bum Club, The Last Minister, Sarah Jane Morris, 2 Men 4 Soul, Belladonna, Black Mighty Orchestra, Duran y Garcia, Man Sueto, Banda Favela, Arcoiris, Dom Um Romao (r.i.p.), Ithamara Koorax, Nu Braz, Marcheselli Produzioni, Riovolt, Black & Brown, Frankie Hi Nrg, Ice One, Colle Der Fomento, DJ Sensei, DJ Rodriguez (r.i.p.), Clan Greco, Cybophonia, United Peace Voices, Zeb, Orange Factory, Scott Jacoby, Slok, Sindacops, Science Force, Italian Secret Service, Tommy Bass, Stockholm Cyclo, Pinktronix, Diego Montinaro, 12 Fingers, Comadisco, Alex Visconti, Monsieur Blumenberg, Nubian Mindz, Pinku Vaaty, Pastaboys, Bluecat, Sure Pleasure, Max Sedgley, Aeroplanitaliani, King Britt, Josh Wink, Sicania Soul, Live Tropical Fish, Nikita Warren, S-Tone Inc., Soul Bossa Trio, Nova 40, Ninfa, CeCe Rogers, Jocelyn Brown, Joe Bataan, Vicki Anderson, Billie Ray Martin, I-Dep, Freetempo, Brisa, Chris Joss, The Truffle Tribe, Jaymz Nylon, Wunmi, Space Cowboy, Steve Rogers Band, Agnese Manganaro, Diodellalove, Hanna, DJ Moses, Soundhands, Master Freez, Masoko Solo, Stockholm Cyclo, Lockhart, Michel Allen, Freedom or not, House Royale, Capiozzo & Mecco, Honeymunch, Soul Quality Quartet, I-Robots, Marc 4, Mirageman, Cordara Orchestra (r.i.p), The Easy Access Orchestra, Scent, Jerome Van Rossum, Funkestra, Stalker Studio, M-Swift, Rie, Shawn Christopher, Nona, Domu, Daniele Luppi, Hammond Express, Coconut Monkeyrocket, Robert Passera, Turbotropic, The Schiffers, Milky Lasers, Les Blast, Ciabatta & Paletta, Kabuki, Total Science, Tweak, Sharon Harris, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Blowman, Amana Melomé, Modulo 5, The Piano Room, The Shiffers, Rigo, Silvia's Magic Hands, Bengi Jumping, Aaron Tesser & The New Jazz Affair, Agnese Manganaro, Acusmatic Group, From P60, Guido Nemola, Santorini, Supabeatz, Keith, The Snipplers, Belzebass, Captain Mantell, En Masse, Zone, GreenLab, Zerosospiro, Ali Babà, Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra, Fromwood, Silvia Donati, The Truffle Tribe, Big Mojo, Joe Dibrutto, De De Roxy, Paolo Faz ...