Blackwiz Records



Blackwiz was first launched in 1993 which Sandy Rivera started in his hometown of New York and the very first release was the renowned record ‘Go Black Scatt’ by Kings of Tomorrow. When he decided to revive it through Defected after moving to the UK, he worked with heavy weight Robert Owens and produced ‘Just Wont Do’ which helped blow up the Blackwiz name once again. Other releases that showcased up and coming talent flowed; Timmy Vegas & Andy Daniell’s ‘Disco Shit’ and Suroh ‘Sentimientos’ among others. “Blackwiz was an old record label of mine, and everyone was always asking me when I was going to restart it. It has a special place in my heart, and a really decent old catalogue and it just felt right to go for it again” says Sandy. He needed a facility to be able to push out the tracks that really inspired him and allowed him cultivate new talent and showcase it on the label.

First up, we introduce ‘Freak’, by classically trained musician Haze. Haze is celebrated for his deeply soulful and personal music, always under-pinned by great beats and technically cutting-edge production. He worked with Sandy on the massive ‘Changes’ & ‘Dreams’ back in 2002 co-writing, co-producing and providing the vocals as well. This is true Blackwiz style.

‘Freak’ is an electro tinged stomper with a funky rhythm and distorted whirly noises that play with your mind and senses. A pure acid trip that leaves you wanting more and more. Due for release in June 2007.


There will be some amazing talent and tracks coming out through-out the year, keep in touch to hear about them!






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