Defstar is an online Records & T-shirt store & the home of Underdog Recordings, Return of The Vibe & Underdog BMX T-shirts.. We also stock other labels that compliment our range from friends and contacts in the underground music scene and also whatever cool t-shirts we can lay our hands on. We run a members only Test Press club accessable only to people who sign up and we will offer our own promos and other exclusive pressings that we get hold of to those who sign up.
Located in Sunny Bournemouth on the South Coast of The UK and shipping the sunshine vibes worldwide.
Defstar operates a print on demand & drop ship service for T-shirts for select other small record labels on a comission basis, if you own a small label and want an instant merchandise range and sales platform with no set up costs please get in touch.
Underdog Records first established in 1993 was a small underground Jungle Techno/ Drum & Bass record label releasing short runs of 12" vinyl records and based in Bournemouth. It spawned several other small labels including Stormtrooper Recordings and Burning Bush Communications. The Dj contacts gained through the promo mailing lists of these labels combined with a gap in the market left by the closure of legendary Bournemouth nightclub, Madisons in the mid nineties and the amazing good fortune of the opening of The Manor at Matchams around the same time , led to the creation of the now infamous "Destiny" hardcore & drum & bass raves/clubnights. A record shop "Destiny Records" opened for business around 1997, several more small record labels spun off the back of that, a small import & distribution operation for underground 12" vinyl incuding Italian Hardtsyle amongst other genres followed. The Destiny events booked every major name in D&b and hardcore of the era aswell as hosting tour nights from the likes of Metalheadz, Slammin Vinyl, United dance, Random Concept, One Nation, Bonkers, Ram Records, Logical Progression + more. After the closure of the Manor in 1999 Destiny held events at Route 42/The Vision, The Old Firestation and Millenium in the Bournemouth area before opening their own small venue "Club Destiny" in 2004. After the closure of Club Destiny, Destiny was invited to the home of Slinky - The Opera House and the Destiny10th birthday was our biggest event to date, but after 10 years the Destiny brand is under new ownership and we took a much need break.
Now after this extended break from the scene, Underdog Recordings is back in buiness, reactivated by Jedi Recordings + Vinly Fanatiks collaborations, with new material coming from new artists and a new studio - on a mission to recreate the mid ninieties vibes and positivity and bring them into a modern world that would definately benefit. We believe in the power of music to bring people together, it has been our pleasure to hook up with old friends after, in some cases decades, but picking up where we left off, aswell as forging new friendships in the process and if we can flog a few T-shirts along the way to help pay the bills then its all good. We are building a Def Star...