2 x LP U.K.
- Electro / Electronic
Skint Records is a Brighton based dance music record label owned by JC Reid, Tim Jeffery and Damian Harris. It was created as a sublabel of Loaded Records, also founded by Reid and Jeffery. The label was, together with Wall of Sound, a leader in the big beat music scene of the mid to late 1990s.
The label's roster at this time included scene leaders Fatboy Slim, Hardknox, Indian Ropeman, Freq Nasty and X-Press 2, and plenty more artists from the past and yet to come in the future.
Towards the end of the 1990s and at the start of the 21st century the label expanded its range of releases to include more house based songs. The most prominent example was "Lazy" by X-Press 2, which charted at number 2 in the UK charts. There were also releases byTechno artist dave clarke as well as artists as diverse as Lucky Jim, Freq Nasty, FC Kahuna, Bentley Rhythm Ace and Ralfe Band.
One mainstay band of the label has been the Lo-Fidelity Allstars who have changed and diversified their style along with the label. Skint have been the holders of one of the longest current football league sponsorship deals. They were the main kit sponsor for Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. for nine years. This relationship ended in 2008.
The Skint name does not appear consistently across all the Brighton and Hove shirts, with some variation in logo, and even the complete replacement of the company's name with Palookaville on one of the shirt designs.
Skint also have a sub-label for more underground releases called "Under 5's", which originally ran from 1997–2001, but was re-launched as a digital only label in 2009 to host new artists such as Linton Brown, Kinzy and Rory Hoy.
In 2002, Skint released a compilation album, We Are Skint, featuring tracks from the label's artists.
Skint & Loaded together are proud of their vast catalogue released over the past 20 years and even more happy to still be here, doing what they do best!