Hed Kandi

Hed Kandi

Hed Kandi is a UK-based record label and a music brand which was established in 1999 by Mark Doyle, specialising in house music. Hed Kandi's catalogue includes both artist albums and various genres of club compilations.

The name is a modified spelling of "head candy", reminiscent of the expression eye candy.

In January 2006, Hed Kandi Records was acquired by the UK record company Ministry of Sound for an undisclosed sum [cite web|url=http://www.clubbing-uk.com/ministry_of_sound_acquires_hed_kandi_records.htm|title=MoS acquires Hed Kandi] . Since then, Mark Doyle and his team created a new record label, Fierce Angel. The leadership of Hed Kandi was taken over by Dan Baxter, who had previously worked for the label/brand when it was owned by UK media company, the Guardian Media Group.

In March 2007, Hed Kandi opened a Beach Bar in Egypt's Red Sea coastline resort of Hurghada city [cite web|url=http://www.clubbing-uk.com/hed_kandi_beach_bar_-_launch_party_review.htm|title=Hed Kandi Beach Bar - Launch Party Review] . This added to their portfolio by branching in to venues.

The Hed Kandi label has branched out extensively since its debut in 1999 and now includes a clothing and fragrance franchise. It has also partnered with Monarch Airlines to offer flights to Ibiza under the FlyKandi brand, created by the Hed Kandi team.

History of the Hed Kandi Series

This is the complete listing of available compilation series as taken from the Hed Kandi catalogue.

Back To Love

*Back To Love 2 (2000)
*Back To Love 3 (2001)
*Back To Love 03.02 (2002)
*Back To Love 03.03 (2003)
*Back To Love 03.04 (2004)
*Back To Love 03.05 (2005)
*Back To Love (2006)
*Back To Love (2007)
*Back To Love: The Mix (2008)

Beach House

*Beach House (2000)
*Beach House 2 (2001)
*Beach House 04.02 (2002)
*Beach House 04.03 (2003)
*Beach House 04.04 (2004)
*Beach House 04.05 (2005)
*Beach House (2006)
*Beach House (2007)
*Beach House (2008) (Australia)
*Beach House (2008) (USA)
*Beach House (2008)


*Deeper (2001)
*Deeper 01.02 (2002)

(now Twisted Disco)

Disco Heaven

*Disco Heaven (2002)
*Disco Heaven 02.03 (2003)
*Disco Heaven 01.04 (2004)
*Disco Heaven 01.05 (2005)
*Disco Heaven (2006)
*Disco Heaven (2007)
*Disco Heaven (2008) (Australia)

Disco Kandi

*Disco Kandi (2000)
*Disco Kandi 2 (2000)
*Disco Kandi 3 (2001)
*Disco Kandi 4 (2001)
*Disco Kandi 5 (2001)
*Disco Kandi 05.02 (2002)
*Disco Kandi 05.03 (2003)
*Disco Kandi 05.04 (2004)
*Disco Kandi (2005)
*Disco Kandi (2006)
*Disco Kandi: The Mix (2007)

Hed Kandi The Mix

*The Mix: World Series: UK (2003)
*The Mix: Summer 2004 (2004)
*The Mix: Winter 2004 (2004)
*The Mix: 50 (2005)
*The Mix: 2006 (2005)
*The Mix: World Series: Paris
*The Mix: Summer 2006 (2006)
*Hed Kandi Classics (2006)
*The Mix: Spring 2007
*The Mix: Summer 2007 (2007)
*The Mix: 2008 (2007)
*The Mix: World Series: San Francisco 2008
*The Mix: Summer 2008 (2008)
*The Mix: World Series: Ibiza (2008)
*The Mix: USA 2009 (2008)

Kandi Lounge

*Kandi Lounge (2008)
*Kandi Lounge Digital Mix (2008)

Nu Cool

*Nu Cool (1998)
*Nu Cool 2 (1999)
*Nu Cool 3 (1999)
*Nu Cool 4 (2000)
*Nu Cool (2006)
*Nu Cool (2007)

(now Kandi Lounge)

erve Chilled

*Serve Chilled 1 (1999)
*Serve Chilled 2 (2000)
*Serve Chilled 3 (2001)
*Serve Chilled (2006)
*Serve Chilled (2007)
*Serve Chilled (2008)

tereo Sushi

*Stereo Sushi (2002)
*Stereo Sushi 2 (2002)
*Stereo Sushi 3 (2002)
*Stereo Sushi v. Futomaki (2003)
*Stereo Sushi v. Wasabi (2003)
*Stereo Sushi v. Sake (2004)
*Stereo Sushi Teriyaki (2005)
*Stereo Sushi 8 (2006)
*Stereo Sushi Sashimi (2006)
*Stereo Sushi 10 (2007)
*Stereo Sushi 11 (2007)
*Stereo Sushi 12 (2008)
*Stereo Sushi 13 (2008)
*Stereo Sushi 14 (2008)

Twisted Disco

*Twisted Disco (2003)
*Twisted Disco 03.04 (2004)
*Twisted Disco 02.05 (2005)
*Twisted Disco (2006)
*Twisted Disco (2007)
*Twisted Disco (2008)

(formerly Deeper)

Winter Chill

*Winter Chill (1999)
*Winter Chill 2 (2000)
*Winter Chill 3 (2001)
*Winter Chill 06.02 (2002)
*Winter Chill 06.03 (2003)
*Winter Chill 06.04 (2005)


One of the more distinctive features of Hed Kandi records is the distinctive cover artwork, much of which has been designed by the renowned illustrator Jason Brooks. However, some 2006 and 2007 Hed Kandi releases do not have Brooks' cover artwork, since Brooks also left Hed Kandi together with Mark Doyle after Ministry of Sound took over. Brooks eventually returned to Hed Kandi.


*Acid Lounge

*Taste OfHed Kandi : Hed Kandi Presents A Taste Of Kandi Summer 2008

Hed Kandi : A Taste of Winter 2008

*Base IbizaBase Ibiza: Base Bar

Base Ibiza: 2002

Base Ibiza: 2003

Base Ibiza: 2004

*Stereo SushiStereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.1

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.2

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.3

Stereo Sushi : Stereo Sushi Vs. Futomaki

Stereo Sushi : Stereo Sushi Vs. Wasabi

Stereo Sushi : Stereo Sushi Vs. Sake

Stereo Sushi : Stereo Sushi Vs. Teriyaki

Stereo Sushi : Stereo Sushi Vol.8

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Sashimi

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.10

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.11

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.12

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.13

Stereo Sushi: Stereo Sushi Vol.14

*Es Vive IbizaEs Vive Ibiza

Es Vive Ibiza: 2003

ES Vive Ibiza: 2004

ES Vive/Base bar Ibiza: 2005

Es Vive Ibiza/Ibiza Base Bar 2006

Es Vive Ibiza/Ibiza Base Bar 2007


External links

* [http://www.hedkandi.com Hed Kandi Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/hedkandi Hed Kandi MySpace]
* [http://www.hedkandibeachbar.com Hed Kandi Beach Bar]
* [http://www.discogs.com/label/Hed+Kandi+Records Hed Kandi Records at Discogs.com]

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