3BEAT @ 30
Honouring Liverpool’s rich musical history with a spectacular showcase on Saturday 20 July is 3Beat @ 30. The much loved, legendary Liverpool label will be celebrating its 30th birthday at LIMF and to get the party started are bringing a brand new and exclusive live performance to the stage. With over 30 musicians accompanied by special guests playing their biggest hits, including two-time Brit nominees and platinum-selling SIGMA, British-German DJ duo M-22 playing their club hits and Liverpool-born house producer Anton Powers, this is one musical moment not to be missed.
Founded in 1989 by Jon Barlow, Dave Nicoll and Phil Southall as a dance music record shop in Liverpool, 3Beat has gone on to win numerous awards over the years, including Music Week’s Independent Record Shop Of The Year. In 1991, with aspirations to grow the business, Barlow, Nicholl and Southall took the next step and established the independent record label 3Beat Music, which released records by artists such as D:Fuse, New Atlantic, Berri, Pianoman and Lisa Marie Experience. Fast forward nine years to 2000, Barlow, Pezz 3Beat and Andy Jarrod went on to create the 3Beat Label Management company, which offered distribution services to numerous independent record labels.
In 2002, Barlow and Pezz, along with A&R executive Anton Powers and Label Manager Tim Condran, set up Boss Records, with distribution from the Ministry of Sound. Over the next four years the label released numerous singles, with hit records by artists such as Angel City, Aaron Smith, Mason versus Princess Superstar and Studio B.
More recently, Barlow and Pezz founded 3Beat Productions with distribution from Universal, releasing records by artists such as Agnes, Cahill, Martin Solveig, Duck Sauce and Skepta. In 2011, the label achieved its first UK No. 1 single with Loca People by Sak Noel. Since then, 3Beat has gone on to release a number of chart-topping and Top 10 records, as well as streaming success stories, from what have become household names across various genres including Sigma, Fuse ODG, Philip George, Kungs and Martin Jensen.
Join us on Saturday 20 July as we salute 3Beat Records at LIMF! Buy your tickets here