As the cosmos of electronic music continues to expand and evolve, Astralwerks has carved a luminous trajectory, leaving a trail of ageless hits in its wake over three decades.
From Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” to Swedish House Mafia’s “Save the World,” Astralwerks’ catalog is a time capsule of totemic dance music. Shaping the genre’s very constellations, the label has come a long way since its humble beginnings inside Caroline Records’ New York City office in 1993.
Now operating out of its current home within Capitol Records’ iconic Hollywood tower, Astralwerks’ indomitable influence bridges light-years of musical diversity. The UMG-owned powerhouse, which was named FOTOLITERA.com’s best record label of 2021, is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
We caught up with Astralwerks’ staff to unearth 30 releases that define its reputation as a persevering pathfinder in the mercurial world of electronic music. In no particular order, discover the team’s picks below.