Nu Groove Records

Nu Groove Records

Profile:
House label run by Frank Mendez and Karen Mendez between 1988 and 1992. It was the brainchild of Frank, Karen and Judy Russell (2) and was initially founded to release stuff by Rheji & Ronald Burrell who have been managed by Frank and Karen at the time.

Nu Groove, built on the foundation of the Burrell twins who'd escaped from an abortive r'n'b career with Virgin Records, was fast becoming the hippest house label. Nu Groove had started the year before with records like Bas Noir's 'My Love Is Magic' and Aphrodisiac's 'Your Love' and by 1989 they were on a roll.

Nu Groove never had a sound - with producers as disparate as the Burrells, Bobby Konders and Frankie Bones that wasn't conceivable - and they never really had one big record, but the concept of the label went from strength to strength. Among their producers was Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, yet to hook up with Little Louie Vega, who was moving into house with his Freestyle Orchestra project. Nugroove's first competitor was to come in the form of Strictly Rhythm, who opened up in 1989.

Nu Groove Records is also linked with Henry Street Music.

Official name is NuGroove but worldwide known as Nu Groove.
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Contact Info:
Nu Groove Records
25 West 38th St.
New York. NY 10018
Tel: (212)398-1855
Fax: (212)840-0620

(contact info is obsolete)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 IND 564 The Looney Tunes EP Vol. One  album cover Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - The Looney Tunes EP Vol. One(LP, EP) XL Recordings 2 IND 564 France 1989 Sell This Version
BCM 35240 The Future Of House... A New Generation  album cover Various The Future Of House... A New Generation(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records BCM 35240 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BZZXL 106012 Sounds Of Tomorrow  album cover Lost Entity Sounds Of Tomorrow(12") Buzz, Nu Groove Records BZZXL 106012 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
CDB NTW 3 Nu Groove - Here Comes That Sound Again  album cover Various Nu Groove - Here Comes That Sound Again(4xCD, Comp) Nu Groove Records, Passion 98 CDB NTW 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DOPE WAX 009 The Dope Wax All Stars  album cover Kenny 'Dope'* Presents The Dope Wax All Stars Kenny 'Dope'* Presents The Dope Wax All Stars - The Dope Wax All Stars(12") Dopewax DOPE WAX 009 US 1990 Sell This Version
HAL 12647 The Looney Tunes E.P. Volume 3  album cover Frankie Bones The Looney Tunes E.P. Volume 3(12", EP) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12647 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12680 Ultimate Trax Vol. 1  album cover The Crate Diggers Ultimate Trax Vol. 1(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12680 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12681 Hypno-House Vol. 1  album cover How & Little Hypno-House Vol. 1(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12681 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12692 Looney Tunes 4 - "Trax From The Park Rave Comedy Hour"  album cover Frankie Bones Looney Tunes 4 - "Trax From The Park Rave Comedy Hour"(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12692 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12693 Hypno-House E.P. Vol. 2  album cover How & Little Hypno-House E.P. Vol. 2(12", EP) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12693 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12694 Defcon Nine  album cover How & Little Defcon Nine(12") Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HAL 12694 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9702-2 The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 3 - Trip Hop, Dub Rhythm & Ambient Grooves  album cover Various The Best Of Nu Groove Records Volume 3 - Trip Hop, Dub Rhythm & Ambient Grooves(CD, Comp) Hot Productions HTCD 9702-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9705-2 The Best Of All The Looney Tunes  album cover Frankie Bones, Lenny Dee Frankie Bones, Lenny Dee - The Best Of All The Looney Tunes(CD, Comp) Nu Groove Records HTCD 9705-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9706-2 Breakin' Bones - Diary Of A Raving Lunatic • 1988-1995  album cover Frankie Bones Presents Various Frankie Bones Presents Various - Breakin' Bones - Diary Of A Raving Lunatic • 1988-1995(CD, Comp) Nu Groove Records HTCD 9706-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HTCD 9729-2 Late Night Sessions Mix (Continuous Play)  album cover Frankie Bones Late Night Sessions Mix (Continuous Play)(CD, Mixed) Nu Groove Records, Hot Productions HTCD 9729-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
IMFYL026PROMO Burrell Brothers Nu Groove Years 1988-1992  album cover The Burrell Brothers* Burrell Brothers Nu Groove Years 1988-1992(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Music 4 Your Legs, Rush Hour Recordings, Nu Groove Records IMFYL026PROMO Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MB-006 New York Rude Boys  album cover Various New York Rude Boys(LP, Comp) Massive B MB-006 US 1992 Sell This Version
NG 001 Feel The Luv  album cover Tech Trax Inc.* Feel The Luv NG 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 001 D Feel The Luv  album cover Tech Trax Inc.* Feel The Luv(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 001 D 2018
NG 002 The Booty Dance  album cover K.A.T.O.* The Booty Dance NG 002 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 002 D The Booty Dance  album cover K.A.T.O.* The Booty Dance(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 002 D 2018
NG 003 My Love Is Magic  album cover Bäs Noir* My Love Is Magic NG 003 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 003 D My Love Is Magic  album cover Bäs Noir* My Love Is Magic(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 003 D 2018
NG 004 The Nightmare (Its Over For You)  album cover Lake Eerie The Nightmare (Its Over For You)(12") Nu Groove Records NG 004 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 005 Angel Of Mercy  album cover Metro Angel Of Mercy(12") Nu Groove Records NG 005 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 005 D Angel Of Mercy  album cover Metro Angel Of Mercy(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 005 D 2018
NG 006 Your Love  album cover Aphrodisiac Your Love(12") Nu Groove Records NG 006 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG 006 D Your Love  album cover Aphrodisiac Your Love(2xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 006 D 2018
NG 007 Gotta Get Some Money  album cover Keith, Kat & Blondie Gotta Get Some Money(12") Nu Groove Records NG 007 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-008 Were Back  album cover The Dynamic Duo* Were Back(12") Nu Groove Records NG-008 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-009 Sex 4 Daze (I Want It, You Can Get It)  album cover Lake Eerie Sex 4 Daze (I Want It, You Can Get It)(12") Nu Groove Records NG-009 US 1988 Sell This Version
NG-010 She Say Kuff  album cover Massive Sounds She Say Kuff NG-010 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 011 Messiah / Insane  album cover N.M.C. & A.D.J. Messiah / Insane NG 011 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 012 Work It To The West  album cover New Grooves Work It To The West(12") Nu Groove Records NG 012 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG013 The Lost Nu Groove Track  album cover Bobby Konders The Lost Nu Groove Track(12") Nu Groove Records NG013 US 2005 Sell This Version
NG-014 Lover  album cover Roqui Lover NG-014 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 014 D Lover  album cover Roqui Lover(7xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 014 D 2018
NG 015 Dyckman House  album cover N.Y. House'n Authority Dyckman House(12") Nu Groove Records NG 015 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 015 D N​.​Y. House’n Authority  album cover N.Y. House'n Authority N​.​Y. House’n Authority(6xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 015 D 2018
NG-016 Power House  album cover Masters At Work Power House NG-016 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 017 I'm Glad You Came To Me  album cover Bäs Noir* I'm Glad You Came To Me NG 017 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-019 The Answer  album cover Equation The Answer NG-019 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 019 D The Answer  album cover Equation The Answer(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 019 D 2018
NG-020 In The Pocket  album cover The Dynamic Duo* In The Pocket(12") Nu Groove Records NG-020 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG021 Ruff & Massive  album cover Massive Sounds Ruff & Massive NG021 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 022 If You Give Me A Chance  album cover The Young & The Reckless* If You Give Me A Chance(12") Nu Groove Records NG 022 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-023 Looney Tunes - Volume One  album cover Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Looney Tunes - Volume One(LP) Nu Groove Records NG-023 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 024 Get Up  album cover Underground Kids Get Up(12") Nu Groove Records NG 024 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 025 APT.  album cover N.Y. House'n Authority APT. NG 025 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 025 D APT.  album cover N.Y. House'n Authority APT.(6xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 025 D 2018
NG 026 Come 'N Get It  album cover Emjay (4) Come 'N Get It(12") Nu Groove Records NG 026 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 026 D Come 'N Get It  album cover Emjay (4) Come 'N Get It(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 026 D 2018
NG 027 Freedom  album cover Total Science (2) Featuring Freedom* Total Science (2) Featuring Freedom* - Freedom(12") Nu Groove Records NG 027 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 028 Husslin Slowdown  album cover Mikey Jarrett Husslin Slowdown NG 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 029 Journey Into A Dream  album cover DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo DTR Featuring Marilyn Sareo - Journey Into A Dream NG 029 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-030 2  album cover Power House 2 NG-030 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 031 You Are On My Mind  album cover Roqui You Are On My Mind NG 031 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 031 D You Are On My Mind  album cover Roqui You Are On My Mind(5xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 031 D 2018
NG 032 When Can I Call You  album cover Lisa Lee When Can I Call You(12") Nu Groove Records NG 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 032 D When Can I Call You  album cover Lisa Lee When Can I Call You(6xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 032 D 2018
NG-033 The True Story Of House Music  album cover The Prince Of Dance Music, L.B. Bad* The True Story Of House Music NG-033 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG-034 The Funk Flows Freestyle  album cover Transphonic The Funk Flows Freestyle(12") Nu Groove Records NG-034 US 1989 Sell This Version
NG 035 $1.15 Please  album cover Metro $1.15 Please NG 035 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 035 D $1.15 Please  album cover Metro $1.15 Please(4xFile, FLAC) Nu Groove Records NG 035 D 2018
NG-036 Song Of The Siren  album cover Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren NG-036 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 036 D Song Of The Siren  album cover Aphrodisiac Song Of The Siren(4xFile, FLAC, RE) Nu Groove Records NG 036 D 2018
NG-037 I Came Back To Party  album cover Emanon (2) Featuring D.J. King Scratch Emanon (2) Featuring D.J. King Scratch - I Came Back To Party (Single) NG-037 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 038 House Rhythms  album cover Bobby Konders House Rhythms NG 038 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-039 How Many Times? (Unity)  album cover DTR How Many Times? (Unity)(12") Nu Groove Records NG-039 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-040 The Laws Of Chants Volume One  album cover Vandal The Laws Of Chants Volume One(12") Nu Groove Records NG-040 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-041 Reasons To Be Dismal?  album cover Foremost Poets Reasons To Be Dismal? NG-041 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 042 You Should Be Here  album cover Asia Love You Should Be Here(12") Nu Groove Records NG 042 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 043 Forgotten Moments  album cover Code 6 Forgotten Moments NG 043 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 044 It Could Not Happen  album cover Critical Rhythm Featuring Jango Thriller & Vandal Critical Rhythm Featuring Jango Thriller & Vandal - It Could Not Happen NG 044 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 045 Do It, Believe It  album cover Joey Negro Do It, Believe It NG 045 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 046 Bring That Back (One More Time)  album cover Lost Entity Bring That Back (One More Time) NG 046 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 047 Love Fantasy  album cover Tracer Love Fantasy (EP) NG 047 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 048 You Make Me Feel So Good  album cover Transphonic You Make Me Feel So Good NG 048 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 049 Tech Trax Inc.  album cover Tech Trax Inc.* Tech Trax Inc. NG 049 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-050 Looney Tunes II  album cover Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II NG-050 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-051 File #1  album cover The Utopia Project File #1 NG-051 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 052 The Effects Can Last Forever  album cover Major Problems The Effects Can Last Forever NG 052 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 053 Volume One  album cover 33 1/3 Queen Volume One NG 053 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 054 Rydim #1  album cover Rydims Rydim #1 NG 054 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 055 Smooth Talking Willie  album cover S.T. Williams Smooth Talking Willie(12") Nu Groove Records NG 055 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 056 Love The Life You Live  album cover Danny Xtravanganza Love The Life You Live(12") Nu Groove Records NG 056 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 057 The Laws Of Chants - Volume Two  album cover Vandal The Laws Of Chants - Volume Two(12") Nu Groove Records NG 057 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 058 Volume One  album cover 33 1/3 Queen Volume One(12", MP) Nu Groove Records, Nu Groove Records NG 058 US Unknown Sell This Version
NG 058 Disco-Tech  album cover K.A.T.O.* Disco-Tech NG 058 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 059 Slave  album cover Camacho's Project Featuring Regina Wilson Camacho's Project Featuring Regina Wilson - Slave(12") Nu Groove Records NG 059 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 060 Industrial Bass  album cover Project "86"* Industrial Bass NG 060 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 061 Keep With The Pace  album cover Open House Featuring Pace (2) Open House Featuring Pace (2) - Keep With The Pace NG 061 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 062 Set Me Free / I've Just Begun To Love You (Day By Day)   album cover Roqui Set Me Free / I've Just Begun To Love You (Day By Day) NG 062 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-063 3 Whack Tracks  album cover You Know Who! 3 Whack Tracks NG-063 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 064 Virgin Eyes  album cover Rhythm Masters (4) Virgin Eyes NG 064 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 065 Instrumental Ward  album cover Asylum* Instrumental Ward NG 065 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 066 Feel It / Extasy (What Is It?)  album cover The Sound Vandals Feel It / Extasy (What Is It?) NG 066 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG 067 Club Tools  album cover Transphonic Club Tools NG 067 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-068 City Under Siege  album cover Major Problems City Under Siege NG-068 US 1990 Sell This Version
NG-069 I'm In Love With You  album cover Critical Rhythm I'm In Love With You NG-069 US 1991 Sell This Version

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RoyalKurt

RoyalKurt

December 14, 2018
Nu Groove put out some great records but the Burrell tracks are not my thing
sunshine-recorder

sunshine-recorder

January 19, 2018
Nu Groove now have a Bandcamp with some of their releases now available digitally!
http://nu-groove.bandcamp.com
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

November 2, 2017
The go to label people quote when they wish to enter the cool school, whether those that claim it to be their favourite label actually own any 12's is another thing.
brady

brady

April 9, 2017
Heres a cool TV feature on Nu Groove Records - http://youtu.be/96o_by8W7og
DanseSounz

DanseSounz

March 22, 2012
Essential House Imprint...
ilevel

ilevel

November 21, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
Whats up with NG 018.Did they release anything on that category number?
kleez.one

kleez.one

March 10, 2008
Well, i have been hunting like a maniac in the last 2 years, i bought my first Nu Groove record in 1992, & didn't like it so much at that time, i was more into hardcore back than.
I got me half the catalogue now,& Yes, my taste has changed with time, & i do love some of the Nu Groove releases!
This label stands for a variety of house genres, from really nice deep house, wicked breakbeat tracks, even some rave tunes, techno, & the early releases have some hiphouse tunes as well.
Great respect for this label, & my favorite Nu Groove records are , Jimmy Crash - Crash Course, Project "86"* - Industrial Bass, Lost Entity - Lost Entity.
If you see a Nu Groove record, take a listen, you might be suprised by the tune thats playing!!
dchicago909

dchicago909

February 21, 2008
edited over 8 years ago
Nu Groove was doing it! As a house label back in the day. Out of the extensive catalog there are some absolute killer recordings that got hammered at early raves in UK 88/89 and pirate radio in 90 - There is also some very experimental/tracky recordings too, but you have to appreciate the spirit and diversity of this label - An all time great house label. If I have to pick favs its gonna be the 33 1/3 Queen release or Rydims from Bobby Konders or In The Pocket by Dynamic Duo- but hey there's so many!
alexblex

alexblex

February 19, 2008
The NY based Nu Groove label has an extremely wide catalogue, releasing deep house, garage, hard house, rave-inspired techno and breakbeats, not forgetting some very tracky, more or less experimental material, even if that was pretty common in the early 90s for a dance label. They have an amazing roster: Bobby Konders, Joey Beltram, Ralphie Dee, Basil Hardhaus (best moniker ever?), Lenny D, and the mighty - less known, but surely no less gifted - Burrell brothers, Ronald and Rheji Burrell.

Even if all Nu Groove releases are very different, they all have this unmastered, amateurish, ancient quality, full of wild juvenile enthusiasm and dark instincts.
djpepsi

djpepsi

May 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A lot of the Nu Groove 12s have been bootlegged in recent years. Most have the same or very similar labels, but quality is very poor. The best way to spot an original I've found, is that they have 'F/W' - which stands for 'Frankford Wayne', the original pressing plant. The boots don't have this. Happy hunting!

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