Bastard Jazz represents the Brooklyn based eclectic breakbeat oriented label with a flavor for the internationally organic.
Founded in Brooklyn in the Fall of 2001, Bastard Jazz Recordings came to life as a medium for A&R + Label Head Aaron Schultz and Art Director Jay Marley to release 12" records for a group of cleverly monikered producers who were (at the time) signed to another NYC label which was lying dormant.
Since that time, the label has steadily built itself up as your favorite DJ’s favorite label through an extended marathon of single releases, compilations, and full length artist albums, coupled with a commitment to the medium of vinyl.
Sonically varied and well-curated, the label has drawn from the tidepools of Dub, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro, Downtempo, Disco and House music – all the while maintaining a feel that is uniquely their own.
10 years on, Bastard Jazz continues to flourish and open doors to new audiences by focusing on a growing stable of core artists such as Captain Planet, Lord Echo, Jugoe, Mophono, Colm K, and more.
Sublabels: BSTRD Boots, Taking Brooklyn Music.