Welcome to the Home of Bulabeats Records , Ireland's longest running Independent Record Label .
Bulabeats was set up back in 2005 by DJ & Producer Johnnypluse .
Johnny spent most of the 90's in London working , clubbing , buying records and making music in his bed sit . He made a 12 minute Hardcore /Hip Hop/Trance/ tune called" Burn Your Garage " He then pressed up a dubplate and UK Hardcore DJ Billy Bunter got wind of it and signed to it his Record label GBT . It was never released and Johnny headed back home to Ireland disheartened about the the music scene and decided it was time to go it alone .
The DIY Ethos of Punk was a massive influence on Johnny and he used this creative energy to start Bulabeats Records .
Johnny recorded his debut Album “ Funky 5 years Ago “ in his bedroom studio and sold it from his local pub , it then went on to get high praise for the DJ Press that year , international DJ mag called the most forward thinking album of that year .
Johnny set up his studio in his home town of Trim Co. Meath and began to work on music . He managed to wrangle UK Distribution for the label , but he had no artists .
A Producer johnny was working with played a demo of a Jungle DJ/Producer from North Dublin called DJ obese (Bazza Ranks) , Johnny signed him up and pressed up the ragga thing on vinyl and it shot straight up the jungle Charts . Bazza then started the Dirty Dubsters along with Jason Rhymer , who became Ireland's first and most successful Reggae band.
A young lad who was working with Johnny doing visuals for his DJ Gigs starting making Party Rockin Hiphop , Johnny promptly signed him up and Dusty Tonez was Born .
The next few years are a bit blury between fashion designer playing our tunes at new york fashion week to relentless touring and partying the world over .
Fast forward eleven years and we now have two new Labels The Free State ( Bass,House , Trap, Drum n bass ) , Distropunks ( compliations , indie , Hip Hop) and a very small film company Bulavision .
Suppose it's about time we setup a website :)