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D.J. International Records

One of the larger two original Chicago house-music labels (the other being Trax Records). Founded in the mid-1980s, it released lots of deep, hard, soulful, and acid house tracks. In the late 1980s, it released many hip-house tracks as well. The label’s releases built one of history’s everlasting foundations of house music. International hits included Joe Smooth's “Promised Land” and "Fast" Eddie Smith's “Acid Thunder,” who, together with Kenny "Jammin" Jason, produced 1987’s smash “Can U Dance,” one of house music’s breakthroughs and one of its everlasting hymns. Tyree’s “Turn up the Bass” was one of the first and best hip-house tracks.

Some releases were licensed to Westside Records (2) in Britain and BCM Records in Germany; single releases were licensed to different labels worldwide.

DJ International’s catalog, including it's sublabels, has been in limbo since the label shut its doors in the early 1990s. The worldwide licensing- and exploitation rights for the World were granted to High Fashion Music B.V. in the Netherlands. In 2017, the label’s holdings were acquired by Universal Music.

For bootleg and counterfeit releases with the DJ International logo, please use D.J. International Records.

LC 8121

Contact:
DJ International
3 W. golf center
Hoffman Estates, il
60169, USA
E: handheldfilms@hotmail.com
Phone: +1 (312) 388-4188

Worldwide exclusive licensee and licensing-inquiries (out of date):
High Fashion Music B.V.
Catharina van Renneslaan 12
1217 CX Hilversum
The Netherlands
E: office@highfashionmusic.nl