Enzyme Records came to be after Patrick van Kerckhoven decided to lay Gangsta Audiovisuals to rest. Contrary to popular belief Enzyme was not founded by Endymion and Nosferatu but by DJ Ruffneck. The idea behind making the world believe that he had retired was to give all of his artists an equal chance to develop themselves fully without having to stand in Van Kerckhoven’s shadow. Everyone believed his retirement to be real for at least two years; and some still do to this day. This was also the only option he saw to restart the label and continue it in a new style of hardcore. The move to Enzyme also produced the deliberate death of the ‘artcore’ sound made popular by Ruffneck Records.
Enzyme X is Sublabel of Enzyme Records which features as an outlet for the harder and more experimental productions of the producers on Enzyme. All releases are 7″es and list no producer credits on the artwork or record, except for X13, which was a special celebration release for the 13th Enzyme X record. This one is called The Fucked-up Edition, 12″ and has names listed on the cover.
The Enzyme K7 label is a pure Industrial Hardcore/Darkcore orientated label. Which was founded in 2001. Enzyme K7 is a division of Enzyme Records.The format for releases on this label was strictly 10″ vinyl, but as of release # 8 (ENZYME K7 08), Enzyme decided to change the format to 12″ vinyl for two reasons: 1) Easier for DJs to mix, and 2) Better sound quality.
Enzyme VIP Sublabel of Enzyme Records.
Enzyme VIP releases so-called ‘VIP edits’ (remixes) of … + Original Label + VIP).