Australia's longest-running independent record label. The best in house, electro, trance, r&b, hip-hop & hard dance music & cutting edge local & international talent.
From humble beginnings as a boutique record store in Melbourne to the successful, internationally recognised label that it is today - Central Station has played a vital and integral role in the history and development of Australia's vibrant dance music scene.
Launched in 1997 by Tim McGee, Tinted Records became one of Australia's longest-running house music labels. Quickly gaining a reputation for signing a variety of 90’s international house music hits, such as the global sensation Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me, which reached #15 on the ARIA singles chart, and #1 on the UK singles chart. The label went on to release other house music favourites, Byron Stingly - Get Up (Everybody), Steve 'Silk' Hurley and The Voices of Life - The Word Is Love, Cevin Fisher's - You Got Me Burning Up and The Freaks Come Out as well as underground gems from Chicago legends Gemini and Stacy Kidd.
Further to the international success, Tinted Records produced a stellar run of Australian house music anthems, such as Loverush - Same Ol' Thing & UK Club Chart topping record, Chili Hifly - Is It Love?. Today, the label continues to foster a plethora of talented artists such as Odd Mob, Harpoon, Tina Says, Beth Yen, Tim Light, Hutcher, Deekline, Jerk Boy, Birdee, Supermini, Dr Don Don, Danny Blake, Archie Versace and more.
Wild has been synonymous with Australian dance music since its inception on the airwaves in the late 90s. Responsible for promoting the music that defined a generation and cementing electronic dance music's popularity in Australia and around the world.
WILD FM was all about the vibe, the music, and the energy. Every time WILD FM hit the airwaves people would stop and tune in to listen to its many exciting 6 week blocks of FM radio broadcasts on 96.9 and 94.5 in Sydney (now NOVA 969 and FBi 94.5 FM), and 97.3 in Brisbane (now Family FM).
Just as songs like Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ dominated the adult contemporary commercial radio stations, the youth of the day were largely alienated by advertisers, programmers and marketers of the time. But it wasn't only young people who were ignored - Wild appealed directly to an increasingly emerging multicultural society, and a large underground Gay & Lesbian community whom also fell in love with Wild's infectiously happy uplifting anthem music.
Wild changed the culture of dance and popular music across Australia, inspiring a new breed of club goers and music fans nationwide - and the legacy carries on today under the hit selling WILD branded dance parties, curator playlists, and club music CD compilations, selling over 250,000 units at the height of its success.
October Records is about music best listened to after dark.
From the label's inception in 2013, it has been regarded for consistently releasing quality underground/alternative electronic music from some of the most unique and forward thinking artists the country has to offer.
With a stellar reputation for handpicking previously unknown artists, the label delivered the debut single from acclaimed Brisbane producer The Kite String Tangle, and produced Sydney vocalist BUOY and her stunning single ‘Clouds & Rain’ which earnt her FBi SMAC nominations for ‘Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best Song’ alongside support from global tastemakers including triple j, Majestic Casual, Indie Shuffle, Pilerats and more. Fellow Sydney producer Endgrain also being highlighted as an FBi favourite, being featured as an ‘Independent Artist of the Week’, seeing huge success across his ‘Summer Falls’ single, and pulsating dance floor tune ‘4x4’ both from his highly acclaimed ‘Frame Relay EP’.
The diverse roster of talent including Amateur Dance, The Completely Boys, CVIRO, ETML, Frames & Elizabeth Rose, Moonbase Commander, Lancelot, Ribongia, Vanessa Elisha, and more recently triple j unearthed feature artist XMPLA.
To celebrate emerging talent within the neo-soul and RnB scene, Central Station Records launched their most recent imprint, Soul Modern. Steered by experienced A&R, Archie Magliulo (Starley ‘Call On Me’, 4 x platinum), Soul Modern aims to cultivate a hub for emerging talent from Australia and abroad within the soul sphere.
For the debut release on the label, Soul Modern welcomed R&B artist Wilsonn with his single ‘Standing Floors’, taken from his EP ‘Saturn Return’. The Sydney artist has been making waves with his charming and buttery vocals, drawing influence from the likes of Frank Ocean, Miguel, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R, making him a quintessential match for Soul Modern.
Born in 1997 to showcase the sounds of Sydney’s Oxford Street burgeoning NRG and Hard Dance club scene, which exploded not only in Australia but the North of England and Germany, Dinky, has been synonymous with genre for over 20 years.
One of the label’s early releases Bliss Inc. - Faith (Skitz Faithless Club Mix), a prime example of the raw excitement of the NRG scene of the late nineties, a precursor to releasing internationally acclaimed records from Alex K, Nick Skitz, KCB, Dave Austin, Stevie B, Amen UK, and London Fiesta, to name a few.
With a hiatus from 2007, Central Station Records relaunched the famed Dinky label in 2019, this time headed by the world renowned king of NRG, Alex K. With over 1 million physical album sales to his name, and 5 certified gold awards for his dance albums ‘Ultimate NRG’, the imprint couldn’t be in better hands.
Australian made with Australian talent, Dinky continues to push the sound of NRG to the world with new releases from Rata (‘Freed From Desire’), United DJs, Sydney Beat System, Bassfreakerz, Kenetic, Thomas Knight and more.
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