The ORIGINAL YUL Records ELECTRO-POP of the 80's from MONTREAL

The original YUL Records is back and celebrating it's 30th Anniversary with the return of Rational Youth whose original three members Tracy Howe, Bill Vorn & Kevin Komoda are back together and recording again. Back as well are Monty Cantsin, in the flesh and as a virtual apparition, Cham-pang. These are the three artists that started a Montreal electro-pop revolution! Joining them are new artists Derek Falls and Truth Division. The label YUL (aviation code for Montreal) is also back with original (d)istributor UNIDISC, who were incredibly instrumental in our success during the 80s.

In early 1981, it only took a call from Tracy Howe armed with a freshly recorded demo, played over the phone to local scene maker & record store owner Marc De Mouy, to officially launch the YUL Records brand. Along with the self proclaimed motor mouth Pyer Desrochers, and disco producer Pat Deserio, this group of renegades carved out a slice of Montreal musical history by releasing such influential records as Rational Youth's debut LP "Cold War Night Life", Monty Cantsin's "Neoist Songs" and Cham-pang's "Tantum Ergo" which are all now regarded as 80's classics and vinyl collectables.

Now 30 years later we are putting together a series of very special limited edition extended play "CdEps" priced as CdSingles all with 6 or more tracks and bonus tracks never previously available and brand new recordings. To complete the set of releases a full-length debut CD album from Truth Division. Later in 2012 we will start issuing special vinyl products such as a Collectors 180 Gram Audiophile 30th Anniversary Edition of "Cold War Night Life" and more vinyl 7 & 12 inches form our 80's vault and new recordings from the 21st century.

So here's the scoop! Our first batch of releases will be available at the finest record stores across Canada, USA and Europe. And if you have a store and want some, just contact us directly and we'll hook you up. And if you're a fan and want to get your goods direct from us you can do that too at our web-store at

The CdEp Series:

Rational Youth "Coboloid Race / I Want To See The Light" 30th Anniversary Edition YUL2CdEp Extended Play CD. The original Cold War Night Life trio reunite and remodel the very first Rational Youth release and add newly discovered alternate mixes from the original 1981 sessions. It's been 30 years since these synth-pop pioneers have been in a studio together, and we are very pleased to have them back again! Bonus seasonal holiday song "Merry Christmas Mary Ann" rounds out the package and is also offered as a FREE DOWNLOAD on during the Yule time Dec 2011 and thru Jan 2012.

Rational Youth "Dancing On The Berlin Wall / Wir Tanzzen Auf Der Berliner Mauer" 2011 YUL12CdEp Extended Play CD. Features brand new recordings of the classic song never before issued as a single in the 80's. This time in English, in German, in PURE and EURO Dance versions, including an 80's style New Wave extended dance mix. Finally added to that, the original 1982 version to round out the 6-track package.

Rational Youth "City of Night / Cite Phosphore " The Deep Sound DJ Re-Mixes YUL13CDEP Extended Play CD. Featuring sonic good vibrations from the UK's re:hab, Montreal's Max Julien, Cito & E.P. Bergen (Bran Van 3000), Brazil's Marco Zappala, South Africa's DJ Michael Angello, and the original 1982 Extended Mix from Pat Deserio.

Monty Cantsin "Blood And Gold" YUL14CdEp Extended Play CD. How many independant labels can boast that they have a Governor General Award recipient on their label eh ? Istvan Kantor, a.k.a. Monty Cantsin remains the true art performance rebel. This Neoist ! art activist has created a staggering amount of music, paintings & videos. This new release compiles tracks from his first two YUL Records vinyl releases, as well as unreleased tracks from his "Born Again In Flames" sessions.

Cham-pang "Tantum Ergo" YUL1CdEp Extended Play CD. This was YUL's very first release back in 1981 and features Yvel Champange, the smokey torch diva femme fatale along with musicians Alan McCarthy & Mario Spezza who merged the French chanson with modern electronics, ala Edith Piaf meets the art of noise. This reissue includes the 2 main tracks from the original vinyl issue, plus 3 previously unreleased tracks, including 2 live songs from the now infamous Electro-Beat Cabaret.

© YUL Records 2011