Our Story

Fat Beats began as a small basement shop located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We quickly became an integral hub for artists, both aspiring and established, to convene and collaborate. Our retail stores spread from New York to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Tokyo and alongside retail expansion we developed into a wholesale distribution company.

Though our retail locations have since closed, Fat Beats; as a distributor, record label and online storefront, continues to thrive. Despite market fluctuations, technological innovations and stylistic revolutions, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the timeless vinyl format and the loyal community who keeps it spinning.

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Frank Nitt announces new album

February 11, 2015

  After twenty years in the game and an illustrious career that's seen him work with everyone from Madlib and J Rocc, to his legendary Dilla collaborations as "Frank N Dank" and beyond, Frank Nitt is readying a new solo project, Frankie Rothstein, for release on Fat Beats Records. Featuring production from the likes of DJ Rhettmatic, J Rocc and J Dilla, Frankie Rothstein captures Nitt at a new level of maturity and growth, tackling the realities of the modern music business through the lens of an emcee with two decades of experience under his belt. The album's lead single "Money On My Mind", featuring Illa J and T3, is available now on iTunes. Continue Reading →

Dag Savage - The Warning Tape (Free Download)

January 13, 2014

  Download Dag Savage - The Warning Tape from Dirty Science.   Their album “E&J” drops Feb 4th. Pre-Order CD & LP:   Until then enjoy “The Warning Tape” featuring Dirty Science crew Members Blu, Aloe Blacc, Choosey, GonjaSufi, Denmark Vessey and more..  DOWNLOAD FULL MIXTAPE HERE   Continue Reading →