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Best Local Record Label

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Deer Bear Wolf AND Psych Army

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Bear Kids Recordings

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Block Society

Best record label BOA Award Winner

2017 » After Dark » Critics Pick
DKA Records
Since its conception and growth out of the seasonal Sisters of Turkey Goth Danse Parties, DKA RECORDS has used its platform as a home for music to suit those who feel ostracized and who dwell in the shadows „ those who grow tired of stand-around rock shows, but who are also weary of mainstream musicalmore...
Since its conception and growth out of the seasonal Sisters of Turkey Goth Danse Parties, DKA RECORDS has used its platform as a home for music to suit those who feel ostracized and who dwell in the shadows „ those who grow tired of stand-around rock shows, but who are also weary of mainstream musical gatherings with no fog machine clouds in which to dance away their woes. Founded in 2013 by friends and DJs Chris Daresta (Anticipation), James Andrew Ford (Tifaret) and Matt Weiner (TWINS), DKA has released artists from around the world, from Northampton, Massachusetts' cold wave duo Boy Harsher to Brisbane, Australia's EBM innovator Multiple Man. The label's most recent addition, Berlin-based Sally Dige, puts a fine point on the group's modern take on goth and industrial-flavored synth pop. Dige's Holding On LP comes on the heels of the label finalizing a deal with Omnian Music Group for distribution. This gives Daresta, Ford and Weiner more time to focus on their own music and further expansion as they curate more sounds within the tiers of goth, dark electronic, industrial, electro-post-punk and EBM. www.dkarecords.bandcamp.com. less...

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Arc the Finger Records
In May, ARC THE FINGER RECORDS celebrated its fourth anniversary. Its dedication to quality hip-hop and sound business practices ensures plenty more birthdays to come. A refreshingly real alternative to ATL’s love for snappin’-and-rappin,’ the label continues expanding itsmore...

In May, ARC THE FINGER RECORDS celebrated its fourth anniversary. Its dedication to quality hip-hop and sound business practices ensures plenty more birthdays to come. A refreshingly real alternative to ATL’s love for snappin’-and-rappin,’ the label continues expanding its highly anticipated A3C Independent Hip-Hop Festival, scheduling another for April 2007. With label leaders like Psyche Origami, a national release from Intellekt and Dirty Digits coming this month, a showcase of ATF artists at Atlantis Music Conference, and co-production of shows like Jurassic 5, the Boot Camp Clik and DJ Krush, Arc the Finger is constantly on (see its blog, ConstantlyOn.com), and the true heads are so glad it is.
130 Boulevard. 404-339-0051. www.arcthefinger.com.

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Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
So So Def Records

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Rob's House Records
When Vice magazine came from New York to report on the hottest bands in Atlanta, what label did it seek out? ROB’S HOUSE RECORDS — all because of it’s unyielding dedication to putting Atlanta punk and indie rock on the national map. With 28 7-inch releases under its belt, themore...

When Vice magazine came from New York to report on the hottest bands in Atlanta, what label did it seek out? ROB’S HOUSE RECORDS — all because of it’s unyielding dedication to putting Atlanta punk and indie rock on the national map. With 28 7-inch releases under its belt, the label has watched the Black Lips and Deerhunter receive national attention in droves; all the while it has worked diligently to maintain the scene at home. The label shoulders promotion, booking and distribution for its releases. But most importantly, it has hosted 15 free house shows in the last year and a half — all with free beer. Never once has Rob’s House charged anyone anything to hang out and see the best bands in town. That’s Southern hospitality at its finest.


www.robshouserecords.com

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Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Rob's House Records

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Douchemaster Records

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Rob's House Records

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Double Phantom
The face of Atlanta’s indie-rock scene is ever-changing. Over the last year, the Balkans, the N.E.C., and Carnivores have all come to personify the next generation of young, unstoppable local acts, eager to push the envelope and foster their own brand of art-driven rock and experimental sounds.more...
The face of Atlanta’s indie-rock scene is ever-changing. Over the last year, the Balkans, the N.E.C., and Carnivores have all come to personify the next generation of young, unstoppable local acts, eager to push the envelope and foster their own brand of art-driven rock and experimental sounds. Releases from each of these acts have materialized baring the mark of DOUBLE PHANTOM. The label has become the defining sound of Atlanta rock circa 2009 by following the blueprint of tried-and-true DIY institutions. www.doublephantom.com. less...

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Nophi Recordings

www.nophi.net


Runners-up: Tie
Douchemaster Records
www.douchemasterrecords.blogspot.com
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So So Def Recordings
www.myspace.com/sosodefmusic


Best local label BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Double Phantom Records

www.doublephantom.com


Runner-up: Stickfigure Records


www.stickfigurerecordings.com

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Southern Ground

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Southern Ground

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Freakstep Records
freakstep.com

Best local label BOA Award Winner

2014 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Freakstep Records

2018 Critics Pick: Best Local Record Label BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Boris Records

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Record Label BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Madison Records

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