Inspiration is born in the most unlikely of places.
“Spawned from the bedroom of a West London houseboat in November 2010, Audio Doughnuts is the brainchild of sleepy-eyed music enthusiast & herbal tea drinker Henry Moller. Originally started as an independent record label and quickly developing into a highly successful string of London nights, close friends Lenny Legaspi & Nicholas Petrou soon joined Henry to nurture the DIY ethos of Audio Doughnuts from Bedroom dreams into the close-knit and fiercely independent brand we see today.
Audio Doughnuts‘ humble beginnings saw its first night in East London on the 8th January 2011 built from passion, enthusiasm and very little money. This night was to cement the ethos of Audio Doughnuts; energetic drive, focused belief and the significance of passion for stand-out entertainment within an growingly saturated music scene.
Since these lowly beginnings, Audio Doughnuts quickly became to host some of the most exciting and eclectic night’s to be found in the nation’s capital. 2011 saw Audio Doughnuts reflecting the diversity of electronic music with line-ups decrying genre boundaries and assembled to entertain. This unrestricted, unblinkered passion led AD to become one of Mixmag’s favourite clubnights of 2011.
As the end of 2011 drew near and with almost a year of parties held and blood, sweat and tears shed, AD turned it’s head once more towards releasing music, hosting the two first offerings on the imprint; from London trip hop specialist Onoe Caponoe and 4-piece electronic band The Fives respectively, they have since gone onto original and remixed works from the likes of Tuesday Born, Benin City, Shox, LV, Two Inch Punch, Auntie Flo, Pusherman & Scratcha DVA to name just a few.
Forward to 2012 and AD progressed with their first summer hosting festival stages at Dimensions Festival, Croatia & Standon Callin Festival, UK amongst others – Celebrating their second anniversary in South London with a line up consisting of 50 of some of the world’s most key figures in dance & experimental electronic music including house-innovators MK, Marshall Jefferson & Roy Davis Jr.
Looking into 2013, proving to be AD’s strongest year yet, the independent label & night continue to push boundaries, launching their new artist agency ADA Agency, signing up to host stages at Dimensions Festival, Outlook Festival, Latitude Festival, LeeFest & Standon Calling Festival, organising a unique collaborative effort at Redbull Studios London with Zed Bias, Roy Davis Jr, Kele Le Roc, Chunky & Paleman and with some very exciting release plans in the pipeline Audio Doughnuts seems to be a brand that will maintain an evident passion towards progressive, electronic & forward thinking music.” - Mike Coleman (FACT Mag / Resident Advisor / XLR8R)
“We wish to thank everyone that stumbles upon this and decides to read it. Without the time you afford us, the music you buy and the nights you attend, continuing to grow a brand dedicated to the development of this independent culture would, quite simply, not be possible. So as we waffle on long into the night, writing emails, forming plans and signing releases, fuelled by cold tea and bleary-eyed from lack of sleep – thank you for your ears.” - Audio Doughnuts
“The diversity of the releases on Audio Doughnuts so far this year really is something to behold.”
- Plenty Vibes
“Having such a passion and love for what you do is infectious, and that’s exactly how the guys over at Audio Doughnuts roll.”
- Immersed Audio
“Unpretentious and very, very fun.”
- Mixmag (Taken from the Mixmag’s Best Clubnights of 2011, January 2012)
“Over the past 12 months Audio Doughnuts have gained a reputation for some of the most varied and fresh lineups from across the bass music spectrum.”
- The Guardian (Taken from The Guardian’s Pick of the week, November 2011)
“One night enjoying continued success is Audio Doughnuts, one of London’s most exciting indie labels & nights despite its relatively recent launch”
- Metro (November 2011)
Label artists past & present: Auntie Flo / Benin City / Debian Blak / Diamond Bass / Fontaine / Funkystepz / Kozee / LV / Marcel Lune / Mista Men / Naive Machine / Onoe Caponoe / Pale / Pusherman / Scratcha DVA / Shox / Teeza / The Fives / TOYC / Two Inch Punch / Widowmaker / Zombies For Money
Guests past & present: 8 Spirit / A1 Bassline / Anushka / Appleblim / Ben UFO / Benin City / Blue Daisy / Bobby Champs / Boddika / Brassica / Cameron Smith / Chrissy Muderbot / Chubba / Congorilla / Dark Sky / Darling Farah / Dave Verne / Drums Of Death / DRX / Eclair Fifi / Eliphino / Falty DL / Fantastic Mr Fox / Fontaine / French Fries / Funkystepz / G-Double / Gemini / George A G / George Fitzgerald / GHST / Goli & Ashburner / Grinel / Illum Sphere / Jamie xx / Jay Shepheard / Jehst / Jo Kira / Jon Phonics / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Kag / Kashii / Kidkanevil / Kode9 / Koreless / Korus / Kozee / Kutz / Krampfhaft / Krystal Klear / Kuedo / Lando Kal / Lazer Sword / Legend4ry / Leon Vynehall / Loefah / LV / Majora / Marcel Lune / Marshall Jefferson / Mele / Micachu / Mike Coleman / Mike E / Mista Men / MJ Cole / MK (Marc Kinchen) / Moet & Benson / My Nu Leng / My Panda Shall Fly / NADASTROM / Offshore (Rest In Peace) / Om Unit / Onoe Caponoe, Ryu Fonix & Funk Mafi / Orgy Banton / Oris Jay / Ossie / Owen Howells / Pale / Pinch / Purge / Pusherman / R1 Ryders / Redinho / Richard Aki / Route 94 / Roy Davis Jr / Royce Rolls / Rustie / Salva / Saulya & Radic / Scratcha DVA / Sei A / Shift Key / Shox / Sinjin Hawke / Skanky / Slugabed / Swindle / Soap Dodgers / Solarris / Starkey / Subcoat / Syron / T.Williams / Teeza / The Fives / The Pushamann / Tom Breaks / TOYC / Two Inch Punch / Tymz Two / Widowmaker / Will Saul aka Close / Wookie / XAAO / XLII / Zed Bias aka Maddslinky. Plus David Barseghian (Eyedub / Sweyn Jupiter) & Louis Thompson (Narkie) on hosting duties.
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