Outcaste: The First Five – Press Release

Series nameThe First Five

This A4, black and white press release details the release of the album entitled ‘The First Five’ from Outcaste Records. The album was compiled to mark the label’s fifth anniversary in 2000. The press release also references the record label’s key musical and artistic achievements since 1995, and details recent news from artists signed to the record label.

Date of Creation / Publication2000
CreatorOutcaste Records; Jobanputra, Shabs
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberOutcaste Records Collection (GB 2661 OC)
Catalogue NumberOC/COM/FF/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Outcaste Records
Series notesThe First Five compilation album was released by Outcaste Records in October 2000 to mark the record label's fifth anniversary. The tracks featured represent the best genre-crossing Outcaste releases since 1995. The digital material in this file includes a press release, a document detailing the key events of the first five years of Outcaste's life, and images of The First Five CD album sleeve.
Collection notesA major label in world music, Outcaste Records was formed in 1995 by Shabs Jobanputra and Paul Franklyn. Based in London, the record label endeavours to maintain a creative space for artists of world music and produce music for and by young British Asians that reflect their South Asian and British cultural traditions. Outcaste are also dedicated to making this music increasingly accessible and appreciated to mainstream audiences.