London United Kingdom
From Boom Bip and Danger Mouse to DOOM and Neon Neon. Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2011, Lex Records knows few musical boundaries.
London-based label Lex Records knows few musical boundaries. From straight-up Italo disco to metal-influenced hip hop, Lex has always steered clear of conformity. Originally started as a subsidiary label on Warp by Tom Brown in 2001, Lex grew at an astounding rate, signing artists like _(artist-name)Boom Bip_ and _(artist-name)Danger Mouse_, who skyrocketed to internet notoriety in 2004 with his _(album-title)Grey Album_ pushing the limits of copyright infringement. Lex are renowned for setting up unique collaborations such as _(artist-name)Dangerdoom_ (Danger Mouse and _(artist-name)DOOM_) and _(artist-name)Neon Neon_ (_(artist-name)Gruff Rhys_ and Boom Bip), the latter getting a Mercury Prize nomination for their debut album. Intent on breaking new ground, Lex brings original artists to the forefront, with projects ranging from _(artist-name)Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip_ to an audio book by _(artist-name)Alan Moore_. With an emphasis steering away from a fixed genre, Lex Records keeps providing space for total experimentation, after having celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2011.