Downtown Records

Downtown Records

Downtown Records is comprised of its Downtown and Mercer Street imprints and joint venture partners Dim Mak, Fool's Gold, and Mad Decent Records. Downtown Records has released groundbreaking music from artists including Miike Snow, Scissor Sisters, Gnarls Barkley, Santigold, Justice, Cold War Kids, Major Lazer and Mos Def; while Mercer Street Records is home to David Gray, Cyndi Lauper, Femi Kuti, Ozomatli and William Fitzsimmons to name a few.
Downtown Records is distributed by Universal Music's Fontana Distribution, with certain releases distributed by ADA. Offices are located in New York and Los Angeles.

Title Artist Genre Tools
Hold The Line (feat. Mr. Lex & Santigold) Major Lazer Dance, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Major Lazer
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Club and Dancehall Reggae
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do, #1
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
27183
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Make You Crazy (feat. Femi Kuti) Brett Dennen Rock
Client:
Artist:
Brett Dennen
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
F
Keywords:
Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, In Love, Patriotic, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
23745
main mix 160k MP3
instrumental 3:51 160k MP3
Bump Spank Rock Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Spank Rock
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Hip-Hop and Party / Club
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Yoyoyoyoyo, #6
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
23012
main mix 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
History (feat. Talib Kweli) Mos Def Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Mos Def
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Game Day, Patriotic, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
East Coast and Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Ecstatic, #15
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22961
main mix 160k MP3
Life In Marvelous Times Mos Def Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Mos Def
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Cello, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Trumpet, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Epic, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, Fist Fight, Game Day, Goodbye, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory March
Subgenres:
East Coast and Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Ecstatic, #7
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22953
main mix 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Quiet Dog (Bite Hard) Mos Def Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Mos Def
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, and Percussion
Key:
C♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
East Coast and Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Ecstatic, #6
Composers:
Jean Daval (SESAC) - 50%
Dante Smith (BMI) - 50%
Publishers:
67 Sound (SESAC) - 50%
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 50%
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22952
main mix 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Twilite Speedball Mos Def Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Mos Def
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Cello, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Horns, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Trombone, Violin, and Xylophone
Key:
D
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, and Victory
Subgenres:
East Coast and Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Ecstatic, #2
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22948
main mix 160k MP3
Plastic Jungle Miike Snow Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Miike Snow
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Goodbye, Night Club, Rainy Day, Road Trip, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Miike Snow (Deluxe Edition), #9
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22944
main mix 160k MP3
Black & Blue Miike Snow Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Miike Snow
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
G♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Night Club, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Miike Snow (Deluxe Edition), #5
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22940
main mix 160k MP3
Silvia Miike Snow Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Miike Snow
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Miike Snow (Deluxe Edition), #3
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22938
main mix 160k MP3
Self-Taught Learner Lissy Trullie Rock
Client:
Artist:
Lissy Trullie
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Piano
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Self-Taught Learner, #3
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22917
main mix 160k MP3
Boy Boy Lissy Trullie Rock
Client:
Artist:
Lissy Trullie
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Keyboard
Key:
A
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Self-Taught Learner, #1
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22915
main mix 160k MP3
Control Kid Sister Electronic, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Kid Sister
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic, Hip-Hop/Rap, and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club and Party / Club
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Ultraviolet, #12
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22914
main mix 160k MP3
Daydreaming (feat. Cee-Lo) Kid Sister Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Kid Sister
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
F♯ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club and Party / Club
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Ultraviolet, #7
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22909
main mix 160k MP3
Pro Nails (Feat. Kanye West) Kid Sister Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Kid Sister
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club and Party / Club
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Ultraviolet, #6
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22908
main mix 160k MP3
Right Hand Hi Kid Sister Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Kid Sister
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club and Party / Club
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Ultraviolet, #1
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
22903
main mix 160k MP3
Audience Cold War Kids Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Cold War Kids
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, and Piano
Key:
B
Keywords:
Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Behave Yourself EP, #1
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
22851
main mix 160k MP3
Darlin' Do Not Fear Brett Dennen Rock
Client:
Artist:
Brett Dennen
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Guitar, and Percussion
Key:
G♯
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
So Much More, #3
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
22843
main mix 160k MP3
Aint Gonna Lose You Brett Dennen Rock
Client:
Artist:
Brett Dennen
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Guitar
Keywords:
Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Hope For The Hopeless, #11
Release Year:
0
Track ID:
22840
main mix 160k MP3
World Keeps Turning Brett Dennen Rock
Client:
Artist:
Brett Dennen
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Guitar, and Percussion
Key:
G♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Morning After, Patriotic, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
22837
main mix 160k MP3
instrumental 2:59 160k MP3
Make You Crazy (Feat. Femi Kuti) Brett Dennen Rock
Client:
Artist:
Brett Dennen
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Hope For The Hopeless, #2
Release Year:
0
Track ID:
22831
main mix 160k MP3
Hang Me Up To Dry Cold War Kids Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Cold War Kids
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Piano
Key:
G
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Robbers & Cowards, #2
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
17456
main mix 160k MP3
Something Is Not Right With Me Cold War Kids Alternative
Client:
Artist:
Cold War Kids
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
B
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Loyalty to Loyalty, #4
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
17455
main mix 160k MP3
Take Me Back