The Last Jedi?

Posted by edd_jedi on 12th July 2019

No, this isn’t about that Star Wars film. Jedi Recordings 25 is now up for pre-order, you can buy it here. It features three authentic jungle/hardcore tracks by Revert Project, his third release on the label. This is a special one, not only because it’s pressed on cool white vinyl, but also because it is the last release on Jedi Recordings.

It feels like a shame to end the label after 25 releases (37 if you include the Kniteforce Remastered series) but this has been a long time coming, and I will explain why.

Firstly, Jedi Recordings was never meant to be a record label. As those of you who have supported us since the early days will know, the first five releases were just white labels featuring my tracks. I never had any intention of releasing more than a few records, or to need a logo, or to print proper labels, or to feature other artists, or repress classic old skool tracks. Those things all just happened without too much thought going in to them. The ‘JEDI’ catalogue number was originally chosen because they were my tracks, but I never got around to changing it.

Secondly, thanks to your support over the last eight years Jedi Recordings has grown to the point that I am selling enough records to use a distributor. This is great, except the word ‘Jedi’ is trademarked, and the label artwork has Star Wars images and logos all over it. Sooner or later the copyright police will catch up with me, so I’d rather wind down the label now before that happens.

Finally, since the sixth release by DJ Sy the label has featured over a dozen different artists, some well known and some releasing music for the first time. One of my favourite things about running a label is giving new artists the chance to get their music on vinyl. And this is another reason the name doesn’t make any sense, many of the releases are not produced by me.

So those are the three main reasons I have decided to close the label. But, there is good news! I am starting up a new label called Cantina Cuts with the same ethos as Jedi Recordings, releasing brand new breakbeat hardcore and jungle music that sounds like it was made 25 years ago! Here’s the logo for the new label, as you can see it still gives a nod to Star Wars, but has its own identity and should keep the copyright lawyers at bay.

The first release on Cantina Cuts is due in September, and will be a four track EP featuring tracks by Hyped On Acid, Dug, Worldwide Epidemic, Beardy, and finally a new track by me too. Sound clips for the debut release will be online soon!

Thanks for reading, and for your support over the last eight years and 25 releases. Oh, and don’t forget to buy the last release on Jedi Recordings!