About

Heath Mill Recordings is an American trance and progressive record label, established in 2014 and based in West Linn, Oregon. The inspiration behind the label was ignited back in 2000, when Heath Mill’s founder, David Baker (Accendo), found himself entranced by a recording of Paul Van Dyk’s live set at the Mayday Festival in Germany. Overwhelmed by the energy and beauty of the music, he was transported to another place and time. From that moment, he fell in love with the pure freedom of expression of these foreign melodic sounds, and the vast spectrum of emotions they could evoke. Trance music came to enliven and intensify every area of his life whether playing sports, studying, or just being with friends, everything was enhanced by this vivid soundtrack.

This sparked Accendo’s creativity, and he was motivated to start working on his own contributions to the electronic music community, to give something back. In 2010, he was discovered by Michael Smith, owner of Infrasonic Recordings, and found his first major success with the Regulus EP. This release was endorsed by top DJs in the genre, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond, and received airplay on some of the most listened to electronic music radio shows around the world. With a background of formal training in business and economics Accendo was restless to take his passion for trance music to the next level, and after releasing eight tracks with Infrasonic Recordings, he took the leap of forming his own label.

Heath Mill Recordings takes its name from Heath Mill Lane-a street that runs through an area of Birmingham, England, that is renowned for its vibrant electronic music scene. It was during his student days in Birmingham that Accendo fully immersed himself in this world, and the foundations of the label were shaped. Venues in the Digbeth area, such as Air and the Custard Factory, catered to clubbers who wanted something different, unique and powerfully experiential, and this was the culture he wanted to emanate in his own DJ sets and music production. Accendo, is Latin for to kindle and illuminate, and this is the ethos that infuses Heath Mill Recordings today, giving energy to everything we do.

We believe that trance music has the capacity to bring people together through the shared experience of dance, and every one of our tracks is instilled with this spirit. Our vision is that Heath Mill Recordings will be the go-to source for DJs all around the world, seeking fresh, euphoric and stirring tracks to keep the dancefloor fully charged throughout the night.

Heath Mill Recordings is founded on a great respect for the producers who have paved the way for trance music, and for the defining elements of the genre that set it apart from other forms of electronic music. We are committed to creating an environment where artists are free to be truly expressive, to push the boundaries and experiment with their sound. At the same time, we remain devoted to the soul, integrity, energy and transcendence that first inspired Accendo and breathed life into Heath Mill Recordings.