Dharma Records is a boutique record label based in London, established at the turn of the century. We don’t have a style or genre – we have style and extraordinary music in many genres.
What’s going on with Dharma?
Artist, historian, curator, and all round accessible auteur Cunning Folk releases his new opus on Friday 30th. We’ve been popping tracks out ahead of its release all summer. The first coincided with Summer Solstice – the excellent Always The Sun.
Don’t miss the excellent “Traveller Hide Your Soul” (possibly the first musical protective spell to ward off predatory song collectors from traditional singers in the Irish Traveller community…. says CF: “Much in the same way as Lomax took from Leadbelly in the 20th century, song collectors still take from tradition keepers. I thought a protective hex was in order”). Listen to the spell here
Megan Henwood has written her own lockdown lament … with surprisingly positive vibes and heard all over BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music… Mark Radcliffe likes it. And we like him… listen
Listen to Fran Bak’s incredible new record PIANO.
Hot on the heels of their debut single Sombre Circus (Feat. Nell Bryden), new band The Roadside Bandits Project released a new single in June featuring John Sterry of the Gang of Four: My Own Lies. The album is getting great reviews and is out now.
Now then. You may be aware of our exceptional examples of modern classical music; check out “Interview With The Angel” or “Ghostland Revisited” by GHOSTLAND, and “Merlin’s Hat” or “Such Sweet Thunder” by CAROLINE DALE. You’ll be glad you did.
Meanwhile, we are absolutely thrilled to add a special name to this list. FRANS BAK.
Frans is a highly accomplished and award-winning composer and well known throughout the world for composing scores for such shows as ‘THE KILLING’ (Danish and US versions), Dr. FOSTER (for the BBC), Lilyhammer, Disparue and many more international TV series.
We are really happy with the radio response, particularly from the excellent Robert Elms on BBC London to the debut single by The Frampton Sisters. There’s more to come in the new year … meanwhile check out
Birds of a Feather
You may have seen it but healthy drink brand Berocca made a brilliant TV commercial which has been running since last year and continues into 2020 – featuring our own Panjabi MC‘s massive bhangra hit “Mundian To Bach Ke”. Watch it again HERE!
We don’t work from the same office. Or actually any office most of the time. We have interests outside of music, film, arts, books. And football. But not many. We occasionally go to conferences and seminars. And gigs. We try to keep up.