Necessary Mayhem launched in London, April 2006 with a promise of being totally independent of record company involvement allowing total creative control for not only the label manager but also the lyrical and musical directions of the various artists. We are now proudly one of the biggest reggae record label across the UK and Europe.
Dubbed as the UK's answer to King Jammys, Curtis Lynch is the main producer and label founder. Lynch's experience of working for and with major and independent companies is a huge reason why this label has sustained success.
Having worked with some of the biggest artists in the world including the Gorillaz, Alicia Keys, Etana, Tippa Irie, Shola Ama, Brinsley Forde formerly of Aswad, and legendary producer Gussie Clarke(of Shabba's 'Mr Lover Man' fame) has seen Necessary Mayhem selling huge amounts of records and has consistently been hitting the number 1 slot in the reggae charts with every release for the last 2 years which is also why All of our vinyl releases have flown out of the shops to become consistent best sellers.
Modeled off of labels such as Coxsone, Jammys & Music Works to name but a few of the greats, Necessary Mayhem is heading in that direction with the help of some major contributions from some industry greats ranging from musicians, DJ's, mix engineers, mastering and cutting, and of course artists.
The focus of the label is to make great music and in so doing make great artiste who can inspire another generation of people to keep the music alive so due to the overwhelming success of Necessary Mayhem, we have now been able to expand and as well as Necessary Mayhem we have now opened two new labels 'Necessary Classics' and 'Maroon'.
"This music is the poor people music, a running commentary of what is going on in society whether it's good or bad, music makes the world listen." - Curtis Lynch