“Four-fifths of the world cannot be wrong” Hijaz Mustapha

Piranha is an independent record & publishing label, based in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and swimming among the sharks of the music industry since 1987. Piranha started as part of the world music movement in the late 1980s, with a focus on African, Gypsy and Jewish music – everything the Nazis hated. Our first long-player was the PIR001 “Beat! Apartheid” vinyl compilation, resulting in a catalogue of more than 150 album releases and 1,200 copyrights since then. We are part of Piranha Arts, our creative mothership cruising through all kinds of walls. From the very start, music and cultural diversity have been our driving forces to increase the value of crossing borders – be they cultural, political or commercial.