Various Production is a collective of musicians and producers that evolved in the late-90s. A few prototypes appeared and went before the final label emerged. In 1999 a permanent studio found its home at the infamous Bagleys complex. Collaborations with label mainstay artist
David Bray started. 2002 The European EP was released. 2003-2006 lots of 7/10/12″ vinyl released, mixtapes and remixes. 2006 deal signed with XL Recordings and The World is Gone is released to critical acclaim. 2007 to now, two more albums, one a collaboration with Gerry Mitchell, the other a collection of remixes. 2013 saw the release of the digital only content label Version.
In early 2013 Various Production launched a digital only label Version. The new label was fuelled by a desire to release some tracks fresh from the studio, and not be constrained by the time constraints associated with vinyl releases. In the space of a few months the label has released Worse, Opus and Shed. With further artists are planned for this year .
From 2007 to 2010 Various Production intensively played the festival circuit. Sets featured label musicians and singers. Like the labels longs history of releases the live set is difficult to define, yet always presents a dynamic, sonic experience. This was encapsulated in a legendary Sonar performance and other sets at Rokslide, Willsonic, Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Lovebox,Triptych and Futuresonic. Various Productions diverse sets have seen them on the same bill as Justice, Radiohead, Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Shakleton and Rustie. After a few years of the radar 2013/14 will see the return of Various Productionartists on the live circuit.