Glasgow Underground is a record label that has been shaping the house music scene since its inception in 1997. Founded by Kevin McKay, a renowned DJ and producer in Scotland’s club scene since the early 90s, the label has built a reputation for releasing some of the most innovative and distinctive house and techno tracks of the past two decades.
The label was born out of McKay’s passion for house music, which had been influenced by the sounds of Chicago and New York. The aim was to provide a platform for this kind of music and showcase its potential to a wider audience. The debut release on the label was “Vega,” a track by McKay’s own group, Musique.
Since then, Glasgow Underground has been at the forefront of the house music scene, releasing hundreds of tracks by some of the most distinguished names in the industry. The label has been involved in various pivotal musical movements, including the growth of tech house in the early 2000s. Some of the label’s most notable releases include “Love Story” by Layo & Bushwacka!, “A Little Bit of Ecstasy” by Joeski, and “Joy” by Harry “Choo Choo” Romero.
Always been a hub for talented artists, with a roster that boasts some of the most notable names in the business. Romanthony, who released the timeless classic “The Wanderer” on the label in 2000, is among the label’s most renowned artists. Other notable names include Junior Jack, DJ Sneak, and Mateo & Matos.
The labels effect on the dance scene is truly undeniable, having a significant impact on the sound and direction of house music today. The label’s dedication to quality and capacity to adapt to shifting musical trends will ensure that it remains relevant for many years to come.
Just a few of the releases that stand out for Kevin McKay on Glasgow Underground.
Written by: HMR