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Acetate -- Super Bees, Hangmen, Railsplitters, Reventlos and other radical rock-type entertainment.
Birdman and David Katznelson's other five labels -- Boredoms, Brother JT, Nusrat, young jazz kids from Compton, Alice Coltrane reissues, Don Howland, Hershel Gordon Lewis soundtracks, It Came From Memphis comps, the one Afrobeat comp worth getting, Othar Turner records, Electric Prunes live, John Frusciante crazy 7-inches, and a whole label devoted to avant-garde classical shit from the 20th century.
Cryptogramophone -- Progressive/edge jazz and related music: Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, Peter Erskine, Jeff Gauthier, Steuart Liebig, Don Preston, G.E. Stinson, Frances-Marie Uitti, Jeanette Wrate.
Dim Mak -- Rock & roll: The Kills, say no more.
Dionysus -- The ultimate garage/surf/rockabilly label: The Brood, Aqua Bats, the Invisible Men, tons more.
The End -- All manner of symphonic Euro metal, from Ukrainian band Nocturnal Mortem to excellent Norwegian black-metallers Arcturus.
Flapping Jet -- Eccentricities, glam/black metal hybrids, choice punky sounds and authentic-rock mayhem.
GoodVibe -- Hip-hop and its kindred spirits: Mystic, Medusa, Divine Styler, Slum Village.
Moonshine -- Dance-music compilation/remix and prog/electronic/glitter/old-school punk reissue factory spewing out everything from Christopher Lawrence to Diesel Boy to Global Undergroundtype live sets.
Phthalo -- Techno/experimental/electronic warp-hop label: Dntel, Phthalocyanine, Mimi & Boyd, Punisher, Vaporspace, etc.
Rekords Rekords -- Queens of the Stone Age king Joshua Homme's label; they/he put out Desert Sessions Vol. 7/8 after Man's Ruin collapsed (Southern Lord helped with that one). The next one is Fatso Jetson's new album, Cruel & Delicious, which comes out in September.
Rockwell-- Norwegian drum & bass hotshots DJ Tee-Bee & K, DJ Hive, E-Sassin, pertinent freaky electronic stuff. .
Rotten-- Very loud and rude music by Acid Bath,Damaged, Goatwhore, Toydolls, more.
Southern Lord-- Black/death/Euro metal and other grim evilness for a new doomed generation.
Supa Crucial -- The Angel, 60 Channels.
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