United Recordings started in March 1998 and was founded by Theor Verplancke and Rob Bouhuis together with Marcel Nothdurft and Ton Vermeulen from Vernoth Music. Theor and Rob both gained experience at highly acclaimed Outland Records in Amsterdam (All the founders have now moved on to pastures new). Vernoth Music as well known for its labels Touché and Pssst with artists like Laidback Luke, Jark Prongo, Trancesetters, Basco, Chocolate Puma, Riva and The Good Men.
Over its history United has been associated with the following sublabels. After Midnight, Alien Recordings, Disque Deluxe, Flammable, Forbidden Planet Records, Fundamental Recordings, Groove Alert Records, Hi9, Long Life Recordings, Nightfever, Quest For Trance, Pssst Music, Therapy Recordings, Touché, Armind and Music For Cocktails.
In 2007 United became focused on the Downtempo, Chilled and Jazzier side of things. We launched a series of successful compilations as well as some great original material releases. By 2010 the original founders had all moved onto pastures new and the direction and operation of the label was taken over by the current management and A&R teams.
Our sister label Music For Cocktails focuses on downtempo, jazz and chilled compilations. You can now find all about this famous series on their own website.