About Us

No Hats No Hoods is a London-based Independent Record Label, Publishing and Management Company.
No Hats No Hoods was born out of the successful Grime night Dirty Canvas in 2006. At the time, it was virtually impossible to put on Grime nights in London, due to police clamp downs. The founders, Peter Todd aka DJ Magic, David Moynihan and Robin Pasricha, grew the night from events at the Whitechapel Gallery to the ICA and eventually around the UK.
At the time, the scene was much more concentrated and No Hats No Hoods played a key role in keeping the instrumental Grime Scene alive with prolific vinyl releases by the likes of Rude Kid, SRC, Spooky and P Money. The label has also been behind some classic releases including Ruff Sqwad - White Label Classics, Spooky - Spartan and Tempa T - Next Hype.
In August 2014 the label began working with Elf Kid, Blakie and Novelist as part of Lewisham grime collective The Square, later going on to to release cult tracks such as Pengaleng, Lewisham McDeez and Golden Boy. Blakie is set to release a new project later this year.
As well as consistently being one of Grime’s most active independent labels, over 10 years after the company was founded, No Hats No Hoods now have our own studio, merchandise arm and penchant for directing music videos.