The AKO Brand started in 1995 under the name A-KO Recordings the label was set up to release music Stretch had on dub by himself and other producers.
The label was set up to put out music for the dance floor as Stretch was known as the vibes man. A-KO Recordings went on to have 7 release’s with one of them being the jungle classic Hungry Tiger. In 1998 Stretch decided to stop the label as he got very busy and was starting to do other things, and unfortunately wasn’t able to give the label 100% of his time.
In 2014 Stretch decided to relaunch the AKO brand and get the ball rolling again, with a new look updated design and some fresh music. The AKO brand runs two successful labels AKO Beatz and AKO150 both focusing on that jungle/DnB sound. AKO Beatz with new age Jungle/DnB sound but staying true to its roots with releases from Goldie, Marc Mac, Mantra, Skitty, Tim Reaper, Double O & Ricky Force to name but a few on the label and AKO150 which focuses on some of the unreleased gems from the golden era and new retrospective jungle with that oldskool feel.The label has so far had Stretch, Tek 9, Tom & Jerry, Skitty and Demented Soul feature. The label has really taken off with some great releases and special edition vinyl projects along with merchandise for men and women. AKO will be doing a series of labels night up and down the country also taking the brand aboard.
Lookout for special offers and limited items.
A-KO Recordings Cat –
AKOR 001 De Elite Vol 1
AKOR 002 De Elite Vol 2
AKOR 003 DJ Stretch – Hungry Tiger
AKOR 004 DJ Stretch – Feel 96′
AKOR 005 DJ Stretch – Hungry Riger Remixes
AKOR 006 The Accused meets DJ Stretch
AKOR 007 The Guyver – Die or Do
AKO Beatz Cat –
AKOB 001 The Remixes Vol 1 Feel/Do or Die
AKOB 002 Unknown Elements 1 -Goldie/Cold Mission/Double O/Threshold
AKOB 003 Hungry Tiger 2015 Remixes
AKOB 004 Unknown Elements 2 – Mantra/FBD Project/Antidote/Verb
AKOB 005 Papa Lover Remixes 2016
AKOB 006 Sexy Sally
AKOB 007 AKOism Vol 1 – Double O/Theory/Threshold/Headgear
AKOB 008 Ricky Force – Severed EP
AKOB 009 Unknown Elements 3 – Digital/Jem-One/Ricky Force/Mecca/Guyver/Threshold
AKOB 010 Double O – Dreamin’ EP
AKOB 011 Headgear – Planet03 EP
AKOB 012 Enjoy – Just a Vibe/Fragile
AKO150 Cat –
AKO150 001/SHELL013 Stretch & Tek 9/Tom & Jerry
AKO150 002 Demented Soul/Skitty
AKO150 003 Stretch & Skitty/Tim Reaper
AKO150 004 Stretch
AKO150 005 Stretch/SR
AKO150 006 Tim Reaper/Demented Soul/Kid Lib/Dwarde