Creme Organization represents the indepedent music label started in 2001 by DJ TLR and based in the Netherlands. Led by DJ TLR, Crème have spent the last decade plus turning out hardware-heavy house and weirdo jak, with Legowelt, Neville Watson and D’Marc Cantu among those to grace their books.
Across its long lasted history Crème Organization has remained steadfastly singular in their approach. If Crème Organization had been founded in 2012, it probably would have topped all the end of year lists. The reality is that the Dutch label paved the way for much of what is current now, with labels like LIES taking inspiration from it. However, back in 2001 when TLR started the label, Crème was at odds with the prevailing loopy techno and trashy electro-clash doctrines.
Apart from one EP as Mr Clavio for Crème – the production is credited to the label owner and a certain D Blanco – TLR does not produce. Like owners of other great underground dance labels – Zip, Serge and Ron Morelli spring to mind – he has flirted with production but prefers to focus his efforts on A&Ring and representing the label as its DJ.
While Crème was borne from the Dutch West Coast scene and has released music by mainstays like Legowelt, Orgue Electronique and Rude 66, it has also put out Aux 88’s electro, Bangkok Impact’s poppy Italo and Traxx, JTC and D’Marc Cantu’s acid-soaked Jak. It has also released Pussycat’s rude ghetto, Alexander Robotnick’s older material and Beta Evers’s austere "Confusion" alongside random records like Nami Shimada’s 2004 deep house record "Sunshower" and the widescreen ambience of Phocos’ "Glaciers".
Crème has also been releasing albums since the early days, the most prominent of which was also its first, Bangkok Impact’s Traveller. Since then, the label has put out long players by Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Robotnick, D’Marc Cantu, Rude 66 and David Kristian.
Sublabels: Crème Classics, R-Zone
Creme Organization is the home for countless artists, just a few to name: Arnold Jarvis, Marco Bernardi, Galaxy Toobin', Basic Soul Unit, Phochos, John Heckle, Alex Israel, Xosar, Willie Burns, D'Marc Cantu, Neville Watson, Polarius, Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Rude 66, James White, amongst many others.