ABOUT BLOW UP RECORDS
Blow Up Records is a London based independent record label launched in 1994 by Blow Up Club founder Paul Tunkin with the release of The Weekenders debut single All Grown Up. The label celebrating 25 years at the 100 Club London Thursday 24th October 2019 with a special concert that featured live performances from Stereo Total, Big Boss Man, Baltic Fleet, David Woodcock and Paul Tunkin (DJ set).
Blow Up Records has released and developed a diverse selection of artists over the years that include Alfa 9, Baltic Fleet, Big Boss Man, The Bongolian, Daiquiri Fantomas, Silvery, Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck, Neon Plastix, David Woodcock Add N To X whilst releasing a selection of one off singles over the years.
Blow Up Records has released several ground-breaking compilations compiled by Paul Tunkin. Starting in 1996 with the “Exclusive Blend” albums, a series of four compilations of late 60’s early 70’s music library recordings. ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go: Blow Up Dancefloor Classics‘ a compilation of the Blow Up club dancefloor favourites was released in conjunction with v2 Records in 1999. Stereo Total Yéyé Existentialiste, a 20 year celebratory album of the world’s greatest exponents of lo-fi pop was released in 2015.
Blow Up Records is brought to you by the same team as the legendary Blow Up Club night (1993 to present), one of London’s longest running club nights which was front, centre and the catalyst of what became defined as the Britpop scene. Blow Up Songs Limited (music publishing) is an associated company to the record label, representing the music publishing of Blow Up Records artists and other songwriters. Between 2001 and 2009 Blow Up promoted and had a lease for the venue The Metro Club (Blow Up Metro) on Oxford Street London, the venue receiving a best London venue award by Time Out London in 2003.