Year Established: 2006 Genre Focus: EDM Website: www.maddecent.com
If you aren't yet familiar with the record label Mad Decent, chances are that you've at least heard of its founder Thomas Wesley Pentz aka Diplo. Established in 2006, the imprint originally worked to promote Brazillian Baile Funk and Angolan Kudro. The label's mantra revolves around bringing new genres and cultures to the forefront of an ever diversifying music community.
From Moombahton to Electro House, the label covers it all, and its collection of artists reflects that. Crookers, Dillion Francis, Flosstradamus, Major Lazer, Riff Raff, and Rusko are just a sampling of the talent represented. Beyond recording and promoting, Mad Decent is also known for its free concert series called the Mad Decent Block Party, which pops up in major cities across the U.S. during the summer.