With the industrial tinged “Abiotic Recordings” techno label already under Zahn's belt along with production partner Ian Lehman, he was searching for a new outlet to release more accessible club music. In the spring of 2004, he was given the opportunity to create a new vehicle that would allow him to release music that didn’t quite fit the industrial nature of Abiotic. Dustin forged Enemy Records and quickly released the first EP entitled “1984,” gaining support from top DJs and magazines. Unfortunately, time constraints forced Dustin to focus on Abiotic for the remainder of 2004. 2005 was no different, as it would be Abiotic Recordings’ busiest year yet, releasing 6 EPs. In the beginning of 2006, Dustin Zahn re-launched Enemy with the intent of closing the gap between genres, instead of contributing to the trend of creating them.
What is Enemy Records?
In the past few years, techno music has exploded into numerous styles and sub-genres, dividing the tightly knit techno community. Minimal and hard techno records have become a dime a dozen and oftentimes many releases go unnoticed. Instead of contributing to the clutter, Zahn’s idea is to fuse the styles together. Future Enemy releases will rely on the mixture of various elements from minimal, hard techno, house, and even progressive to create unique new music perfect for the DJ seeking some sort of middle ground. For daring DJs and producers, or anybody who says “fuck the trends,” a new outlet has arrived. Enemy Records, the enemy of mediocrity and conformity.