ABOUT

Set up in 2003, Freestyle Records has spearheaded the resurgence in funk, jazz, soul, latin, reggae and most other forms of black roots music, and proved to be one of the most prolific and well respected record labels of the last decade.

Now part of Kudos Records family, and since 2010 under the A&R/creative supervision of musician/DJ Greg Boraman – the label roster in 2015 includes Omar, Kalbata & Mixmonster, Lack Of Afro, The Fantastics!, Deep Street Soul, Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers, The Apples, Speedometer, The Shaolin Afronauts, Cookin On 3 Burners, The Jessica Lauren Four… with many new really exciting projects in the pipeline!

Throughout the full catalogue you will find an eclectic output from funk, reggae, latin – through to soul to afrobeat, The emphasis is definitely on quality and broadness, which has won fans as far afield as Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Mr Scruff, Danny Krivit, Peter Young (Jazz FM) DJ Spinna, Robert Elms, Mark Lamarr, Annie Mac, Quantic, Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2) Rob Da Bank, Shane Woolman (The Wire) Kev Beadle, Chris Philips (Jazz FM) DJ Yoda, Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3) and countless other DJs and radio presenters worldwide. Below are just a few of the nice things people have said about us…

“Freestyle by name, freestyle by nature… the releases cover Latin, soul, jazz, funk and breaks. Fun and full or suprises!”
Mr Scruff

“Consistent & satisfying, one of the UK’s most eclectic labels.”
Will Holland (Quantic)

“Absolutely massive for me out there…love it!”
Norman Jay

“Labels as diverse as this are not meant to exist – and anyway, it shouldn’t work. By calling the label ‘Freestyle’ it’s given them carte blanche to put out what the bloody hell they want because they’re allowed to, and they have – a delicious clash of all permutations of Black Music covering a thirty year period. See? It does work.”
Snowboy (Acid Jazz/The Hi Hat)

“Freestyle rocks the spot.”
Scott Hendy (Boca 45/Dynamo Productions)

“Not many labels describe a genre of music (Acid Jazz, Motown, Stax) but this one does…. one of my favorite record labels out of London.”
Paul Murphy (Afro Art records)

“The Freestyle tunes keep getting better and better!”
Jon H (Fort Knox Five)

“More releases than a sperm bank and all good!”
Mark Robertson (Spiritual South)

“Life before Freestyle must have been a dull place… just how do they do it AND do it so well???!!!”
Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz)

“This label continues to pave the way for UK funk on 45.” 
Gerald Short (Jazzman Records)

“As one of the most, if not THE most, prolific independent record labels around, Freestyle always delivers the goods. Whether it be a cheeky dancefloor cut-up, or deep & jazzy b-side, this imprint always comes up trumps!”
Dom Servini (Straight No Chaser)

“We don’t have a feature on our website called ‘Freestyle, my new favourite label’ for nothing you know!”
Phillippa (Piccadilly Records)

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Podcast





The second episode of the Freestyle Records podcast is presented by Greg Boraman and features tracks from; Martha High, The Shaolin Afronauts, Jessica Lauren Four, and much more!


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