Seminal House Music Label Nu Groove Records to Return After Almost 30 Years

by | Feb 22, 2021 | Heritage Artists, House | 0 comments

After nearly thirty years of silence, New York’s very own Nu Groove Records has released new music. The record comprising tracks by NYC house legend Jovonn and Swiss maestro Deetron is out now on vinyl. It’s a split EP with each artist adding two tracks: “Random” and “Get Over It” by the former artist, and “Dr. Melonball” and “V – NRG” by the latter. 

Nu Groove was originally founded by twins Rheji and Ronald Burell after their R&B career on Virgin Records drew to a close in 1988. They’ve put out several releases under various aliases through the outlet. Later on, they also signed music by Frankie Bones, Kenny Dope, and Joey Beltram. 

It quickly became the go-to house label for many DJs with Frank and Karen Mendez serving as managers from 1988 to `92. In 2017, Defected Records bought the label rights and took over the imprint’s extensive back catalogue. Nu Groove would leave an indelible mark that was to be felt for years to come.

Preview clips of the label’s 113th release can be heard via Soundcloud. The vinyl record is available from the label directly via Nu Groove Records Bandcamp or from several on- and offline record shops. No details of a digital release have been announced at the time of writing.


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