YUL Records the 80’s ELECTRO-BEAT Label from MONTREAL

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 light of the world 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 40years later we are back in the business of making RECORDS and will be making our return with numerous vinyl LPS and the Story continues.

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 www.yulrecords.ca 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