Certainly, 120dB is not a really recommended noise level… but it is symbolizing the energy of the sound this house music label stands for. The two founders Greg Silver and Chico Chiquita are both very experienced DJs, Radio hosts and producers from Germanys “magic city of House Music”: Mannheim. But differing from the typical deep and calm sound of that region, 120dB stands for powerful and energetic House Music from progressive to tech-house and even Electro / EDM. In 2009 they teamed up and started their label with a high demand for quality and uniqueness: The most important attributes for 120dB Records is the functionality on the dancefloor and a high recognition value, like all members of the 120dB Family as Laserkraft 3D, Le Shuuk, Groovejuice, Hochanstaendig and many others already showed.
Biggest 120dB-success and poster act Laserkraft 3D reached the top 10 single charts in 5 European countries and gold
status in Germany.
Since 2015, Chico Chiquita is leading the label on his own, still maintaining the "quality over quantity" concept and building up talented artists. The label's distribution is done by YOMU Distribution (a division of intermedia company daredo), and the company expanded in 2016: Jake "Premeson" launched the sub-label IONIC Record together with Chico. In 2017 the Edition 120dB publishing company was started in cooperation with ROBA Music Publishing and in 2020 Artist/Producer Bragaa (Nikolai Jochmann) joined the core team as the new Junior A&R Manager.
10 YEARS LOUD
When the label started at the end of 2009, the term "EDM" didn't exist yet. Chico & Greg just wanted to start a cool label for "harder" House and Electro. Shortly after they received GOLD for Laserkraft 3D, then Le Shuuk popped into the scene, followed by David Puentez, Jewelz (without Sparks), Mark Bale, Dario Rodriguez, Lost Identity, JustLuke, Timbo, Bazzflow; but also Nico Santos, Max'C, Amanda Wilson, Terri B! or as remixers Purple Disco Machine, Brooks, Niels Van Gogh - so many great artists have released or worked with us in the last 10 years!