Mark Pemberton reviews –
Champion Records is responsible for some major releases crossing many genres, House, Soul, Hip Hop and Garage artists have all had releases on this major label including: Todd Terry, Salt n Pepa, Sugar Bear, Sybil, Bruno Mars as well House music favourites, OT Quartet, Robin S, Sandy B, Raze, StoneBridge, Junior Vasquez and many more.
Starting life in its current form in 1980, the legendary Paul Oakenfold was its first AR (Artist & Repertoire) man. Whilst working for Champion Paul had also created the equally legendary Perfecto records. Paul clearly has an eye for talent, helping bring some major talent and releases into the scene.
A major label to music lovers regardless of their preferred genre, it’s hard to imagine any DJ that hasn’t heard of Champion records. They are still releasing to this day, supporting new talent and helping keep fresh UK talent in the business. Champion artists that can be currently found flying high in the Beatport charts include Abigail Bailey, Shermanology, Dennis Quin and Archie B. You can find Champions back catalogue on Beat port here : https://www.beatport.com/label/champion-records/3856