Play Records / About Play Records

About Play Records / International record label for house, electronic & dance music

About Play Records

Established in 1996 by Melleefresh and DJ Spydabrown, Play Records is one of Canada’s leading electronic music labels and publishers. The label first came to prominence as the breeding ground for much of EDM producer deadmau5’s early oeuvre, including his collaborations with both Billy Newton-Davis and Melleefresh.

Play Records’ operations encompass the development, marketing, sales and distribution of electronic music through a diverse array of digital download and streaming platforms. The label was an early adopter of digital distribution and now functions almost exclusively in that format.

Play Records also operates as a licensor of its catalogue in other media such as film, TV and video games. The label has licensed music to Showtime’s Queer As Folk as well as commercials for Aveda, Kellogg’s and 7-Up, among others.

The European arm of the company - Play Deep Studios - is a state-of-the-art audio recording facility located in Kings Cross, London. The studio has played host to such international luminaries as Chance the Rapper, Spice Girls, Adam Lambert, The Veronicas, Emeli Sandé and Popcaan.

Play's first sub-label - Yalp Records - was launched in November, 2019, as a means of distribution for works that don't quite fit Play's house-centric focus - the esoteric, unusual, square pegs.

In June 2020, Play launched their licensing portal, Play Licensing, offering music supervisors a one-stop shop for licensable music.
A state-of-the-art audio recording facility in Kings Cross, London, UK.
The synch licensing arm of Play Records; pre-cleared music from artists worldwide.

We premiere our newest tracks on our SoundCloud feed.

Our Bandcamp pages features a selection of our catalogue.

Our Spotify profile features our latest 100 releases and featured artist playlists.

Our YouTube channel features our latest 100 releases and featured artist playlists.

YouTube DJ Mixes
Our YouTube DJ Mixes channel features DJ mixes of tracks in our catalogue.

Our Mixcloud feed features DJ mixes of tracks in our catalogue.