In the spring of 2001, half a year before the planned release
of their first CD, the boys of the band Skaladdin sat together in order
to lament in endless discussions over their career dreams and the
production of the CD. Finding a label is just one thing - finding a
label with the same business philosophy as the band's is another. After
balancing various offers it was finally decided not to hand out the
management and to found an own label - Pimp Records was born!
Creativity, joy of music, devotion and many-sidedness were going to
be the cornerstones of the band's and label's philosophy. The
successful management of the band, the production and marketing of
their CDs as well as an international ska-punk sampler ("Kick Ass Ska")
soon showed that the concept was working out. Pimp Records was ready to
conquer new horizons and it is nowadays involved above all in four
The most important criterion for good collaboration are a band's and
label's common interests. Pimp Records has set itself the target to
have as little influence on the creative work of the bands as possible.
On the level of production, however, individually balanced help is
offered, ranging from simple co-financing of the CD to recording and
In the marketing area, Pimp Records has built up a nationwide all-encompassing net of distribution partners. Products of Pimp Records can be found in various online-shops, in smaller CD stores as well as in the bigger chains of stores. Increasingly, contacts abroad are also cultivated.
With an experience of more than 150 organized concerts for national
as well as international bands, booking is the figurehead of Pimp
Records. In Switzerland, there exist contacts with most clubs hosting
reggae, ska, punk and hardcore concerts. Tour organizations can also be
taken on by our booking partners abroad.
Pimp Motors - a division of Pimp Records - has a tour bus at its
disposal which can be rented by bands for single concerts as well as
for longer tours. Reasonable prices and a comfortable interior
equipment with X-box, DVD player, 20" flat screen and sound system will
even turn a traffic jam on the A1 into a great pleasure.