Leftroom is the creation of Matt Tolfrey (owner) and Shadi Megalla (A&R), showcasing off-centre house and minimal Techno. Leftroom Records opened its doors in August of 2005 in Nottingham, England. Musically, it was one of the first labels of its kind in the UK, showcasing the off centre sound of house, disco and techno.
Distributed now by Above Board, the first release surfaced for the label on the 5th of December 2005 and was entitled ‘The Extended Family EP’ encapsulating the spirit of Leftroom, a place where a core set of artists could grow and experiment with their sound. The Leftroom family consists of a few key artists including Laura Jones, Huxley, Gavin Herlihy, Sam Russo and Matt himself.
April 2006 saw the launch of Leftroom's sublabel, Leftroom Limited. Musically Leftroom Limited brings a new dimension to Leftroom as a whole, concentrating on anything that wobbles from straight up house, to techno and even the uplifting. The first ep for the sublabel was Tolfrey & Sylvester presents: Popeye-Spinach Disko, a slow brewing, techy, disco record, which came out the end of May 06 with many plaudits.
With Matt being label owner he proved his A&R capabilities are pin-point in securing one of 2007’s biggest tracks, Ito & Star’s ‘Suduko Kid’ and one of 2008’s biggest crossover tracks, Rocha and Lewinger’s ‘Down Seq’. The summer of 2011 brought you Laura Jones's 'Love In Me' which was a global phenomenon, and Maceo Plex's remix of the same track was Leftroom's first no 1 overall seller on Beatport. In 2012 Kate Simko's 'Go On Then' featuring Jem Cooke stole all headlines, and the same year brought you Matt's debut artist album 'Word Of Mouth.'
With new albums and mix compilations not to far away, and a whole host of new releases, Leftroom is sure to carry on where it left off which is delivering high quality, diverse dance music.
Leftroom label boss and acclaimed DJ/producer, Tolfrey knows a thing or two about crafting a musical world that is experimental yet playful, underground yet shot through with glitter and glamour, boundary-pushing yet unpretentious. His DJ sets acknowledge the trends without becoming a slave to them.
The force behind the Leftroom collective (featuring the likes of Laura Jones, Jay Haze, Gavin Herlihy, Kate Simko, Craig Richards, and Simon Baker), Tolfrey is a truly rare thing: a man with the vision and ability to orchestrate a spirit of collaboration between dance music’s hottest tastemakers, without in the process sacrificing his own unique sound.
Leftroom Records proudly own a remarkable back catalogue which contain releases and collaborations with acts like: Szenario, Lee Buridge, Robin Ordell, Pheek, Marc Ashken, Matt Tolfrey, Glimpse, Eric Johnson, Alex Celler, Audiojack, Laura Jones, Simon Baker, Gavin Herlhy,and many many others.