weekend world recordings
The year is 1999, Europe has just adopted a new currency and the anxious countdown towards Y2K has begun. In a small town in Yorkshire a big idea is taking shape. The plan is simple; set up a record label, release music and fulfil a lifelong ambition.
The dream belongs to Martin Cartledge, welcome to his world; WEEKEND WORLD.
The label’s early output aimed to capture the energy and dynamic of the dance floor combined with the intimacy and comfort of home listening. The intention was not to add to the ever increasing list of disposable house music but instead produce and release considered, melodic and distinctive sounds which could be appreciated and enjoyed in a number of contexts.
The early output gained recognition and support from the Global DJ elite and as the release schedule increased, interest and appreciation in the label developed with it. The popularity of the sound was also noticed by major record labels such as Universal and Sony who commissioned remixes under the flat line alias combined with remixes from other high profile labels including Yoshitoshi Recordings managed by Deep Dish.
After notching up seventeen releases between 1999 to 2006, Weekend World Recordings took a break from releasing music, deciding to focus on other projects.
The seven year sabbatical is now complete and 2013 sees the label return with a new energy, new artists but the same ethos and values that first helped Weekend World become synonymous with quality.
The music industry has gone through some profound changes since the labels inception. The software and hardware available to producers has opened up new ways of recording and releasing music. It’s this new dynamic and scope for creative expression that has spearheaded the labels rebirth.