About Us

While our influences range far and wide, the one thing uniting us above all is our love for Soundsystem music and vinyl. Our mission is to provide a platform for great artists to get the recognition they deserve – and while we maintain a heavy focus on the original Dubstep sonics, we strive to showcase music that is innovative and refreshing, within the realms of 140. All that being said – we usually prefer to let the music do most of the talking, so listening to our Releases will probably be our best introduction.
Subaltern is a truly international label: Originally founded 2013 in South London by Mentha and Jobanti – and still firmly rooted in the UK – we now operate the label out of our headquarters in Berlin, Bristol and Hamburg.

The Subaltern Team

Our

Explore our story, from the early beginnings some 7+ years ago, to where we are now and beyond..

2010

The early days: Mind The Dubstep

Founded by Mentha in 2010, Mind The Dubstep was a London based crew of Bass enthusiasts wo ran highly acclaimed Dubstep events throughout London.

2010
2011

First sets together

Mentha and Jobanti teamed up as MTD residents.

2011
November 2011

Mind The Dubstep 1st Birthday Party

November 2011
2012

Mind The Dubstep Fam

Left to right: CEO, Jobanti, Rcadia, Mentha, Ghost

2012
Late 2012

The idea for Subaltern Records is born

Late 2012
May 2013

First Subaltern Night

‘Mind The Dubstep presents: Subaltern Records’ was the first Subaltern event ever to take place. The lineup featured the likes of Ipman, BunZero, Syte, Rcadia, Shorty, Mentha and Jobanti

May 2013
November 2013

Subaltern Family in London

Subaltern growing, 2 releases out and 4 signed ready to go, warming up for one of the biggest and most memorable Subaltern nights of all times. Out to the Crystal Palace Massive! Pictured left to right: Mentha, Jobanti, Piezo, Prism, RDG, D-Operation Drop

November 2013
January 2014

Second Subaltern Night

Surya round 2 -Big up the Belgian wizards Clearlight & Owl, first time we finally met in person! Out to Innamind Mastermind Kursk.

Pictured left to right: Owl, Kursk, Clearlight, Piezo, Jobanti, Mentha, D-Operation Drop, Ziaflow, D-Operation Drop, Shorty

January 2014
January 2014

First international Subaltern takeover

Palermo, Sicily. A legendary night and also Jobanti’s birthday party, blessed by a sound system to never be forgotten.

January 2014
March 2014

Daniel joins the team

After meeting the crew for the first time late 2013 and moving to London in early 2014, Daniel (Otz) joins the Subaltern team to support Gab and Jo in all walks of running the label, with a heavy focus on creative direction.

March 2014
June 2016

Subaltern Takeover @ Zaandam, Netherlands

June 2016
July 2016

Subaltern Takeover @ Potsdam, Germany

July 2016
March 2017

Subaltern Takeover @ Hamburg, Germany

March 2017
March 2017

The morning after the Hamburg Takeover

Left to right: Ziaflow, Mentha, Ago, Jobanti, Otz, Causa, Shiva, Saiman
March 2017
July 2017

Subaltern Takeover @ Zurich, Switzerland

July 2017
July 2018

Subaltern US Tour

July 2018
August 2018

Subaltern US Tour

Subaltern Takeover @ the Black Box Denver

August 2018
August 2018

Subaltern US Tour

Subtle Mind, Taiko and Mentha preparing the Merch

August 2018
August 2018

Subaltern US Tour

Subtaltern Takeover @ the Brown Note NYC

August 2018
August 2018

Subaltern US Tour

Mentha and the mighty Tsunami Bass Soundsystem

August 2018
March 2019

Getting ready for Subaltern Takeover @ Panke Berlin

Left to right: Productid, Astrid, Glume, Jobanti, Phossa

March 2019
September 2019

Mentha representing @ Basstrace Vienna, Austria

September 2019
September 2019

US Crew over in Berlin

Left to right: Mentha, Mrshl, Centauri

September 2019
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7+ Years

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25 records

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20+ Events

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43 Artists