Since beginning as a pet project for Norman Cook in the early 90's to release bootlegs, party tracks and friends and family records the label has come a long way. Early releases from Norman in his [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mighty Dub Katz[/lastfm] guise, as well as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Freakpower[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Feelgood Factor[/lastfm] were the seedlings of what is now known as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fatboy Slim[/lastfm]. The label continued to grow its artist roster and create some landmark moments in dance music history with the success of tracks like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Space Cowboys[/lastfm] ‘I Would Die For U’ and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chamonix[/lastfm] ‘How Did You Know’ along witha string of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Armand Van Helden[/lastfm] “bangers” as he likes to call them! As well as keeping the dance floors of the world busy Southern Fried has continued to work with new artists on albums and projects. The past two years  has been as exciting as ever for the label with new signings [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The 2 Bears[/lastfm] impressing with their first EP and recently released album, Italian Cosmic wonders[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Luca C & Brigante[/lastfm], French blog favorites [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Shoes[/lastfm] as well as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kashii[/lastfm] with his 2 step ethereal sound. Further outings with upcoming DJ’s and producers like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Keith & Supabeatz[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sticky K[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]NT89[/lastfm] have kept our floors and minds rocking whilst [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Whip[/lastfm] are busy with album two, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Black Ghosts[/lastfm] make whispers about new music and Armand promises new music soon. Whilst many worry about the ‘state of the industry’, Southern Fried Records continues to thrive… [mp3com-artist]Crookers[/mp3com-artist] - Hummus Crookers are an Italian DJ/production duo (Bot and Phra) who have worked together since 2003. When the two artists met, both were trying to branch out of their genre and explore dance music. 'Hummus' is taken from 'Dr Gonzo' the duo's recently released second album. Click HERE for a free download of “Hummus” [mp3com-artist]The 2 Bears[/mp3com-artist] - Ghosts & Zombies The 2 Bears are a London-based musical duo formed in 2009 composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell. The duo produces original material amalgamating various styles including 2-step, house, hip-hop and soul. 'Ghosts & Zombies' is taken from their debut album titled 'Be Strong'. Click HERE for a free download of “Ghosts & Zombies” [mp3com-artist]The Whip[/mp3com-artist] – Keep Or Delete The Whip is an electronic rock band from Manchester, UK, formed in 2006. Consisting of Danny Saville, Fiona “Lil Fee” Daniel, Nathan Sudders and Bruce Carter the trio released their debut album in 2008 to critical acclaim and last year followed that up with 'Wired Together' which this track is taken from. Click HERE for a free download of “Keep Or Delete” Click HERE for more Label of the Week features.

Artists: Armand Van Helden, Fatboy Slim, The 2 Bears, The Crookers, The Shoes