Originally founded in collaboration between Richie Hawtin and a select group of local producers, D Records launched as a sub label of M_nus in early 1999. The focus was to showcase underground producers who represent the true sound of modern Detroit techno, and to deliver the next generation of Detroit artists to the ears of the international techno community.
Between 1999 and 2001, D ushered Detroit into the new millennium with a consistent run of very successful records under the watchful eye of Jason Huvaere (founder of Paxahau Promotions Group). From D012 onward, D began the move towards mp3 distribution and primarily digital releases.
D Records prides itself on having an uncompromising focus on quality and integrity, and aims to be the label to turn to first for the future sound of Detroit techno.
D Records releases have been charted by Ryan Elliott
, Bart Skils
and 40 others