Cr2 Records is a UK based independent Dance Music record label that was founded by Mark Brown in 2004. In the first year of operation, tracks on their label hit the UK top 40 singles charts. This included names such as Eric Prydz & Steve Angello ‘Woz Not Woz’. Many of their releases have been from names that were having great success in the club scene, such as Chuckie & LMFAO with “Let the Bass Kick in Miami Girl”. The record label has had immense success since its start up. Having hosted nights in the Miami WMC, Brazil and Ibiza, they have also branched out their label to Cr2 Australia, as well as Cr2 Brazil. In 2006, Cr2 Trax was launched as a separate label under the umbrella company. Cr2 Trax targeted the underground electronic music niche.
They launched their own compilation ‘United Nations of House’, which featured a combination of tracks from both well-known artists, as well as featuring tracks from artists who were lesser known. The compilation comprised of artists from across the world, and succeeded in bringing exposure to the ‘smaller’ artists.
The Cr2 label has had many achievements since their launch. Some of the more noteworthy include the monumental year of 2006. This saw the Fedde Le Grand ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ track reach number 1 in the UK National Top 40. In 2007, the record label launched ‘Live & Direct’. This encompassed live events, and a new string of compilations were started. The CD featured exclusive tracks from highly talented DJs. 2008, brought further success with Mark Brown’s ‘The Journey Continues’, reaching Number 11 in the UK charts. In 2009, the label had their 100th release, and 2011 saw their first ever radioshow. Cr2 records expanded to Australia in 2012. That same year the Cr2 ‘Live & Direct Space 2012′ compilation was released.