Manual Music was established by Dutch DJ/producer Paul Hazendonk, initially as a sub label of the infamous Basic Beat record company- and record store just after the summer of 2005 . The label quickly gained fame in the international electronic/techno community with it’s first release ‘Robotfood’ by Petter and has built a solid reputation ever since. In 2009, Paul Hazendonk left the Basic Beat company after more than 8,5 years and adopted the Manual brand name for his own company, simply calling it Manual Music.
The Manual Music company currently houses three record labels: Manual Music, it’s sub label MNL, and it’s sister label Cinematique. We also release digital compilations featuring a selection of our inhouse- and distribution labels on a label called Fever. On top of that the Manual Music company also owns the rights- and handles the catalogue for the following labels: Adult Records, Fly Life Records, Groove Worxx, Lo-FiSoul, Melomane, Relatives, Stolen Moments, Technique and Work Hard Play Hard.
Nowadays Manual Music is a company taking care of management, publishing (in co-operation with BMG Talpa Music), digital distribution and of course releasing music on it’s labels which offer a wide range of genres within the electronic music scene, from electro-pop and indie electronica until straight forward dance floor techno. Every now and then Manual also hosts an area- or a party at various locations in numerous countries.