The Azuli Records label is the UK's longest running house label. Dave Piccioni, a DJ who had lived in New York's formative house community, began by selling 12" singles from the back of a van. In 1990, Piccioni took over Black Market Records shop in London, and in 1991 he started Azuli Records.
Azuli's debut release was Chocolate Fudge's Inner Fantasy. By the mid-1990s, the label began to have UK chart crossover hits.
In 1998, Azuli released the hit single Needin' U by David Morales, followed by other hits including Eclipse's Makes Me Love You (1999) and Afro Medusa's Pasilda (2000). The label has since released over 200 singles and a number of compilations albums by the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Joey Negro, François K and Danny Tenaglia.
Azuli have also released a number of DJ mix album and compilation album series':
The Choice compilation series are retrospective albums, wherein all tracks are selected by renowned DJs. DJ's include Danny Tenaglia, Tony Humphries, François K and Derrick L. Carter, X-Press 2, Jeff Mills and John Digweed.
The Late Night Tales series (formerly Another Late Night) is aimed at a home listening and post-clubbing experience. DJ's include Fila Brazillia, Rae & Christian, Four Tet, Groove Armada, Howie B, Nightmares on Wax, Jamiroquai, The Flaming Lips and Air. The Late Night Tales albums also include stories read by Patrick Moore and David Shrigley, and one-off cover versions by the artists themselves, including Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) performing Castles Made of Sand by Jimi Hendrix and The Flaming Lips performing a version of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.
The label also releases annual compilation CD entitled Miami, Space: Ibiza and Made in Italy.
Finally, the Club Azuli project is a compilation series featuring current dancefloor hits, in both mixed and unmixed versions. Club Azuli is also the title of Azuli's event program which, for the past two years, has been visiting the finest clubs across the globe.