A.F.U. Limited (formerly Acid Fuckers Unites is a german music label established in 1994 in Frankfurt /Germany. Founded by thomas p. heckmann, Acid Fuckers Unite (A.F.U.) was a sublabel of Trope Recordings, who was specializing in hard and minimal Techno with Trance and Acid elements.
Thomas Peter Heckmann is a Techno Producer from Mainz, Germany. His first release was as Exit 100 in 1991 on the Force Inc. Music Works label out of Frankfurt. In 1993 he founded Trope Recordings, and its sub-label Acid Fuckers Unite (A.F.U.) the following year. In 1998 he succeeded those labels by starting Wavescape, and its sub-label Sub~Wave in 2000. He currently produces Hard Techno with strong EBM influences, and has been a frequent collaborator with Jörg Henze since 1998.
A.F.U. Limites is also specializing in Acid Techno with House elements, and the label acted as a vehicle for Heckmann's successful "Silent Breed" project, but also released records by Ian Pooley as "Ides" and Patrik Sjeren as "P.S.". The first fourteen singles were half pressed on black and coloured vinyl, but later on black vinyl only. Acid Fuckers Unite (A.F.U.) was distributed by Neuton. The label was discontinued along with its parent label Trope Recordings in 1998.
In March 2005 Acid Fuckers Unite (A.F.U.) was re-launched as "A.F.U. Limited", and is now distributed by Vinyl Labor after Discomania and Neuton's unfortunate endings. A.F.U. Limited continues to release Heckmann's cooler material in the new millenium.
A.F.U. Limited is the home for artists such as A-Inc, Thomas P. Heckmann, Butch, Alex Long, Chris Hope, andrey zots, commuter, Nicolas Cuer, Francesco Grant, Raphael Dincsoy, and many others.