Tigerbeat6 is a San Francisco and Berlin based independent and (mostly) electronic record label run by Kid606 (Miguel De Pedro).[1] The label is run as a DIY operation and releases a variety of electronic music styles, including noisecore, intelligent dance music, bedroom pop, folktronica, and electronica-driven hip hop.[2] The name reflects De Pedro's obsession with cats, which also comes to light in the catalogue numbers, all of which start with MEOW. It is also a loose reference to the top-selling teen magazine Tiger Beat. The label's first release was in 2000; it has over two hundred releases in total.[3][failed verification] A 2001 compilation of the label's output was described as "stripping intelligent dance music of its intelligence[,] often resorting to outright silliness, and sometimes parody."[4] The A.V. Club described the same compilation as satirizing glitch through "gestures borrowed from punk, indie-rock, and hip-hop."[5]

Founded2000 (2000)
FounderMiguel Trost De Pedro
Distributor(s)Revolver USA
GenreElectronic, experimental, IDM, glitch/glitch hop, hip hop
Country of originU.S.
LocationSan Francisco, California; Berlin
Official websitewww.tigerbeat6.com

Tigerbeat6 has four sublabels: Nibbana, Shockout, Tigerbass, and Violent Turd.



  1. ^ Peter Shapiro (October 2001). "Kid606 Beats and the brat". The Wire.
  2. ^ Kid 606, Cex & the Tigerbeat label. Sound On Sound, June 2004.
  3. ^ Andrew Ryce (August 2013). "Kid606 finds Happiness". Resident Advisor.
  4. ^ Tigerbeat6, Inc.. Pitchfork Media, September 2001.
  5. ^ Tigerbeat6, Inc. The A.V. Club, April 19, 2002.

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