Acid Jazz Records started in 1987 by Eddie Piller with the help of Gilles Peterson. Acid Jazz has constantly championed new talent in the funk, soul and mod arenas. At the time the label was so unique that the genre it championed was named after the record label by Style Magazines ID editor John Godfrey. Releasing the first recordings by The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, D-Influence as well as many others whilst also rediscovering classic artists such as Terry Callier and Gregory Isaacs. In recent years the label has been working with new talent including Matt Berry and New Street Adventure. The label will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018.
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Acid Jazz Soul Jazz Funk Folk Indie Independent Ground-breaking
Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson establish their new label Acid Jazz Records releasing their first record by Galliano.
Acid Jazz tracked down and relaunched the career of seminal folk/soul singer Terry Callier.
Now in sole control of the label Eddie Piller releases the debut album by The Brand New Heavies which spends a year on the US R&B charts with 4 top 40 UK hits.
Label discovers and signs Jamiroquai.
Piller and label partner Dean Rudland compile the genre defining compilation ‘Blue Breaks and Beats’.
Label opens groundbreaking club ‘The Bluenote’ in Hoxton Square.
Sign Gregory Isaacs who headlines that years Notting Hill Carnival.
Acid Jazz Totally Wired compilation series sells it millionth copy.
The Bluenote wins Timeout ‘club of the millennium’
Acid Jazz back in the top 40 with Andy Lewis & Paul Weller’s modern northern soul classic ‘Are You Trying To Be Lonely’.
Label signs Matt Berry.
Acid Jazz celebrates its 25th anniversary.