In my opinion, Stones Throw has been the premier indie label for the past 10+ years. Their roster, output, and reach through different marketing and promotional tactics has been something to admire. I'll admit the term "indie" has become somewhat of a marketing gimmick; nonetheless, I'd like to know what some of the other indie labels you guys respect are - - both domestic and foreign, not Hip-Hop/ Rap specific, they could be active or defunct businesses - - and why?
To start, I really like what I've been seeing form Redefinition Records, specifically their line of Kev Brown releases through Low Budget Records. Kev Brown's been one of the most talented, yet humble, producers in the game. It hasn't been until recently when he partnered with Redefinition that his works have had the proper platform they deserved.