With its twenty fifth year approaching in 2020 & in warm up to the celebration in fitting style, one of dance music's original trailblazers returns - as they drop their Ibiza 2019 Sampler on promo.
Xtravaganza Recordings requires little introduction & was seminal in shaping early dance music culture, with the label also having played an instrumental part in Armin Van Burren's early career, with the release of his debut 'Blue Fear' - back in 1997. Whilst the label are also credited with crafting the early stages of Chicane, releasing & developing the first two albums & Balearic favourites 'Behind The Sun' & 'Far From The Maddening Crowd'. Xtravaganza then went on to create an enviable stable & clock up a number of much loved & classic releases, with the label firmly cementing itself in electronic music history.
Founded in 1995 by Alex Gold, his natural A&R talent, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit - saw Xtravaganza become one of dance music's true players & pioneer much of the early Balearic sound, delivering hedonism on a truly global scale. Notching up over fifteen million sales, the label would also go onto deliver two UK No1 hit singles & its internationally famed formula, for an accessible & cosmopolitan, Ibiza focused sound - has remained true throughout.
Across its expansive history, Xtravaganza has seen releases from the likes of Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Chicane, Chris Lake, Andy C (Groove Armada), Dehasse & Armin Van Buuren. And further highlighting its far reaching level of influence & industry dominance, recording artists such as Bryan Adams, Marie Brennan (Clannad), Phillip Oakey (Human League), Chuck D, Public Enemy & Prince - all went onto feature on the label.
Fast forward to the present & on the approach to their twenty fifth anniversary, the label now presents their Ibiza 2019 Sampler - with a clear nod to its past & sights on the future, this is Xtravaganza Recordings.