ⓘ DJ International Records

                                     

ⓘ DJ International Records

D.J. International Records was a Chicago record label founded in 1985 that specialized in house music, a type of electronic dance music. In the 1980s, DJ International Records released music by key house innovators such as Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Hot Mix 5 member Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Steve" Silk” Hurley, and Marshall Jefferson. DJ International Records also released ESP’s song "It’s You", Dymonds "Wild About Your Love" and Liz Torres "What You Make Me Feel". The label also had acid house, such as Adoniss 1987 "The Poke", and Tyrees "Acid Over" and there were late 1980s hip house recordings, too, such as Fast Eddies "Hip House" and "Yo Get Funky". In the early 1990s, the label released Mike Dunns song "Jass Yo Azz Off". Udiscover Music called the "history of DJ International.the history of house music, the very DNA of modern dance music."

In 2019, the label’s master recordings that were not acquired by other entities were bought by Universal Music.