Published Jun 02, 2009After disappearing for five years, reports are coming in that legendary major label Elektra is coming out of hibernation, and based on the imprint's initial signings, it seems like it will be quite a success. Having scooped up Gnarls Barkley soul-man Cee-Lo, British electro star Little Boots and Parisian kings of the dance party Justice, there's little question that the label will at least be making a little green putting out hipster-baiting jams.
In a statement, label-head John Janick said, "Elektra Records will mark its 60th Anniversary in 2010, and it feels like the perfect time to recapture and reignite the spirit that made the label a beacon of great music and eclectic artistry." After being founded in 1950, the label launched the careers of artists like the Stooges and MC5. The reason for its brief hiatus was the sale of Warner Music Group in 2004, which saw the label merge with Atlantic."
Little Boots will be releasing her Elektra debut, Illuminations, on June 9, while releases from Justice and Cee-Lo are expected in early 2010. Besides the three dance-heavy signings the label has also just released a soundtrack for the HBO vampire hit True Blood.