Cynosure Recordings is a minimal house and techno label founded in 1999 by Canadian DJ/Producer Mike Shannon. Cynosure was one of the imprints responsible for a wave of minimal house and techno emerging from Canada at the turn of 2000. The sound of the label is always mutating and expanding never being pigeon holed into one specific formula. However, the funk and swing has always managed to permeate every release within the labels back catalogue.
Now based in Berlin, having moved on from it’s original home of Toronto -and later it’s adopted home of Montreal for many years- Shannon increasingly figures as one of global techno’s pacesetters as well; just witness the label’s consistent flow of sharp dance-floor bound house and techno over the years, from artists like Uruguay’s duo Monoblock, US Tech-House legend Brett Johnson and Canadian talents Adam Marshall and Deadbeat, just to name a few.
Although these days Cynosure resides next to many influences in the techno metropolis of Berlin, it kept a clear vision to remain headstrong and continues to support the underground sound from which its very essence was born.