Positiva Records

Positiva Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1993
Founder Nick Halkes
Genre Dance
Location United Kingdom

Positiva Records is a subsidiary of EMI Records and concentrates on releasing dance music in the UK. The record label was set up in 1993, by Nick Halkes, who previously ran XL Recordings. Its headquarters are at the EMI offices in Brook Green in West London, where it is currently the only large dance music label under the EMI banner.


In its early days, Positiva released records from many names who were previously relatively unknown in the UK. One of the label's first releases was "I Like To Move It" by Reel 2 Real, an alias of dance DJ Erick Morillo, originally released on Strictly Rhythm. Later, the label signed US vocalist Barbara Tucker, who went on to release tracks including "Beautiful People" and "Stay Together" (both 1995) and "Stop Playing With My Mind" (2000). Other house releases in this period came from Umboza, The Bucketheads and Judy Cheeks. During the late 1990s, Positiva released several tracks from the emerging trance scene such as Alice Deejay's Better Off Alone, which became a huge hit in Europe and the U.S., as well as DJ Quicksilver's "Belissima", Ayla's eponymously titled "Ayla", Binary Finary's "1998" and BBE's "Seven Days And One Week".

Releases in the 2000s have included the number 1 hits "Toca's Miracle" by Fragma, "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and "Lola's Theme" by the Shapeshifters. Other top 10 hits in the same decade include Watergate's "Heart Of Asia", "Flashdance" by Deep Dish, Motorcycle "As the Rush Comes", remixes of The Source feat. Candi Staton's "You Got The Love" and "Watch The Sunrise" by Swedish DJ and producer Axwell.

Other artists who have been with the label for many years include Paul Van Dyk and The Shapeshifters, although the latter have since left to release tracks via Defected Records and concentrate on running their own Nocturnal Grooves label.

The label has since been resurrected by Universal Music Group as a trading name for Virgin Records' and releases from foreign dance acts, such as Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Nicky Romero and Nervo.


Single releases

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Cat # Artist[1] Title[2] Year UK Chart Position (OCC)[3]
TIV2The Disco EvangelistsDe Niro199359
TIV3Hyper Go-GoNever Let Go199345
TIV4Wall Of Sound feat Gerald LethanCritical (If You Only Knew)199373
TIV5D-TekDrop The Rock EP199370
TIV6Judy CheeksSo In Love (The Real Deal)199327
TIV7The Disco EvangelistsA New Dawn (Back To The World)1993
TIV8DiddyGive Me Love199452
TIV9Hyper Go-GoRaise199436
TIV10Reel 2 Reel feat The Made StuntmanI Like To Move It19945
TIV11Barbara TuckerBeautiful People199423
TIV12Judy CheeksReach199417
TIV13Pan PositionElephant Paw (Get Down To The Funk)199455
TIV15Reel 2 Reel feat The Made StuntmanGo On Move19947
TIV16AmosOnly Saw Today/ Instant Karma199448
TIV17The WhooliganzPut Your Handz Up199453
TIV182 In A RoomEl Trango (The Drink)199434
TIV19MozaicNothing In The World199492
TIV20Hyper Go-GoIt's Alright199449
TIV21The Purple KingsThat's The Way You Do It199426
TIV22Reel 2 Reel feat The Made StuntmanCan You Feel It?199413
TIV23Barbara TuckerI Get Lifted199433
TIV24AmosLet Love Shine199531
TIV25X-StaticI'm Standing (Higher)199541
TIV26KadocThe Nighttrain199614
TIV27Reel 2 Reel feat The Made StuntmanRaise Your Hands199514
TIV28Judy CheeksRespect199523
TIV29Eddy(You Bring Out) The Best In Me199581
TIV30Reel 2 ReelConway199527
TIV31The WhooliganzWhooliganz199595
TIV322 In A RoomAhora Es (Now Is The Time)199543
TIV33Kenny "Dope" pres The BucketheadsThe Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)19955
TIV34Judy CheeksAs Long As You're Good To Me/ You're The Story Of My Life199530
TIV35X-StaticMove On Up1995Shelved
TIV36Joe T. Vannelli ProjectSweetest Day Of May199545
TIV37Junior VasquezGet Your Hands Off My Man!1999522
TIV38AmosChurch Of Freedom199554
TIV39Barbara TuckerStay Together199546
TIV40The Ragga TwinsFreedom Train1995107
TIV41B B ClubPlay This House199578
TIV42Judy CheeksReach (Reissue)199622
TIV43UmbozaCry India199519
TIV44Kenny "Dope" pres The BucketheadsThe Dungeon Tapes, The Story So Far1995Did Not Chart
TIV45The Ragga TwinsMoney1995Did Not Chart
TIV46Ruffneck feat YavahnEverybody Be Somebody199513
TIV48Kenny "Dope" pres The BucketheadsGot Myself Together199612
TIV49Transformer 2Just Can't Get Enough199645
TIV50Nylon MoonSky Plus199643
TIV51Black MagicFreedom (Make It Funky)199641
TIV52Judge Jules & John Kelly pres Stix 'N' StonedOutrageous199639
TIV53The Beat SyndicateThrow The Madness199678
TIV54MichelleStanding Here All Alone199669
TIV55Scot ProjectU (I Got A Feeling)199666
TIV56Reel 2 ReelAre You Ready For Some More?199624
TIV57The Lisa Marie ExperienceDo That To Me199633
TIV58KadocYou Got To Be There199645
TIV59Reel 2 ReelJazz It Up19967
TIV60KonyaCome On1996123
TIV61Ruffneck feat YavahnMove Your Body199660
TIV62George Morel feat Heather WildmanLet's Groove199642
TIV63Dino LennyWhite Horses1996Did Not Chart
TIV64OutrageTall 'N' Handsome199651
TIV65Jeremy Healy & AmosStamp!199611
TIV66Express Of SoundReal Vibration (Want Love)199645
TIV67B.B.E.Seven Days And One Week19963
TIV68Baby DocLa Batteria (The Drum Track)199690
TIV69UmbozaParadiso1996Promo Only
TIV70Reel 2 ReelMove Your Body (Mueve La Cadera)1996Did Not Chart
TIV71QattaraCome With Me199731
TIV72DJ QuicksilverBellissima19974
TIV74Jeremy Healy & AmosArgentina199730
TIV75Natural Born GroovesGroovebird199721
TIV77DJ QuicksilverFree19977
TIV78B-Crew feat Barbara Tucker, Ultra Nate and Dajae MonéPartay Feeling199745
TIV79Boris Dlugosch pres BooomHolding Your Head up High199723
TIV80HypertrophyJust Come Back 2 Me1997Did Not Chart
TIV81CocoI Need A Miracle199739
TIV82QattaraThe Truth1997Did Not Chart
TIV83LagunaSpiller From Rio (Do It Easy)199740
TIV84PF Project feat Ewan McGregorChoose Life19976
TIV85GantSound Bwoy Burial/ All Night Lonbg199767
TIV86BrainbugBenedictus/ Nightmare199724
TIV88DJ QuicksilverPlanet Love199812
TIV89A Vs BRipped In 2 Minutes199849
TIV90Perpetual MotionKeep on Dancin' (Let's Go)199812
TIV93B.B.E.Deeper Love (Symphonic Paradise)199819
TIV95BrainbugRain1998Promo Only
TIV96Barbara TuckerEverybody Dance (The Horn Song)199828
TIV97SpillerBatucada1998Promo Only
TIV98Binary Finary1998199824
TIV99Skinky PinkLast Train To Kings Cross1998Did Not Chart
TIV100Diva Surprise feat Georgina JonesOn Top Of The World199828
TIV101DJ QuicksilverTimerider1998Promo Only
TIV103Babe InstinctDisco Babes From Outer Space199921
TIV104Marc et ClaudeLa199828
TIV105VengaboysUp And Down19984
TIV106BucketheadsThe Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) (reissue)1999Shelved
TIV107DJ Sakin & FriendsProtect Your Mind (For The Love of A Princess)19994
TIV108VengaboysWe Like To Party! (The Vengabus)19993
TIV109A Very Good Friend Of Mine feat JoyJust Round199955
TIV110VeracochaCarte Blanche199922
TIV111PF Project feat RoachfordWalk Away1999Promo Only
TIV112DJ Sakin & FriendsNomansland (David's Song)199914
TIV113DJ Jurgen pres Alice DeejayBetter Off Alone19992
TIV114VengaboysBoom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!19991
TIV115Marc et ClaudeNe/ La1999Promo Only
TIV116DJ Sakin & FriendsStay1999Shelved
TIV117AylaAyla (reissue)199922
TIV118Binary Finary1999199911
TIV119VengaboysWe're Going To Ibiza/ Paradise19991
TIV120FragmaToca Me199911
TIV121Alice DeejayBack In My Life19994
TIV122VengaboysKiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)19993
TIV123Perfect PhaseHorny Horns199921
TIV124AuroraHear You Calling200017
TIV125WisdômeOff The Wall (Enjoy Yourself)200033
TIV126VengaboysShalala Lala20005
TIV127Barbara Tucker feat Darryl D'BonneauStop Playing With My Mind200017
TIV128FragmaToca's Miracle20001
TIV129WatergateHeart of Asia20003
TIV130Perfect Phase pres Those 2Get Wicked2000Did Not Chart
TIV131Lange feat The MorrighanFollow Me20001[B]
TIV132Novy Vs EniacPumpin200019
TIV133DJ Sandy vs HousetrapOverdrive200032
TIV134Alice DeejayWill I Ever20007
TIV135VengaboysUncle John From Jamaica20006
TIV136Marc et ClaudeI Need Your Lovin' (Like The Sunshine)200012
TIV137Spiller feat Sophie Ellis-BextorGroovejet (If This Ain't Love)20001
TIV138Tru Faith & Dub ConspiracyFreak Like Me200012
TIV139Aurora feat Naimee ColemanOrdinary World20005
TIV140FriskyI Like The Way2000Promo Only
TIV141Inaya DayFeel it200051
TIV142Vengaboys feat CheekahCheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song)200019
TIV144Sarina ParisLook At Us2000Shelved and released later
TIV145Alice DeejayThe Lonely One200016
TIV146StormStorm2000Shelved and released later
TIV147FragmaEverytime You Need Me20013
TIV148VengaboysForever As One200128
TIV149Alice DeejayCelebrate Our Love200117
TIV150HypetraxxThe Dark Side2000Promo Only
TIV151Marc et ClaudeLoving You2001115
TIV152SimonFree At Last200136
TIV153FragmaYou Are Alive20014
TIV154StormStorm (reissue)200132
TIV156Boris Dlugosch feat Roisin MurphyNever Enough200116
TIV157DreamcatcherI Don't Wanna Lose My Way200214
TIV158BarthezzOn The Move200118
TIV159Sarina ParisLook At Us2001Promo Only
TIV161Infernal MachineRealistic2001Shelved
TIV162[Love] TattooDrop Some Drums200158
TIV163SpillerCry Baby EP2001Promo Only
TIV164The OnesFlawless20017
TIV166Milk & Sugar Vs Joh Paul YoungLove Is In The Air200225
TIV167SpillerCry Baby200240
TIV170Marc et ClaudeTremble200229
TIV171Shy FX & T-PowerShake Ur Body20027
TIV172The Scumfrog Vs BowieLoving The Alien200241
TIV173Ferry CorstenPunk200229
TIV174SouvernanceHavin' A Good Time200263
TIV175Solid SessionsJaneiro200247
TIV177TriscoUltra2002Did Not Chart
TIV178DreamcatcherTwisted2002Did Not Chart
TIV179Milk IncWalk On Water200210
TIV180Sash!Ganbareh2002Promo Only
TIV181DJ Sandy vs HousetrapOverdrive (reissue)20022[B]
TIV184Milk IncLand Of The Living200318
TIV186The OnesSuperstar200345
TIV187Room 5 feat Oliver CheathamMake Luv20031
TIV188Bhangra Knights Vs HusanHusan20037
TIV189Kid Crème feat Charlise RockwoodHypnotising200331
TIV190Marc et ClaudeLoving You '03200337
TIV191The ScumfrogMusic Revolution200346
TIV192Paul van Dyk feat Hemstock & JenningsNothing But You200314
TIV193Harry's AfrohutC'mon Lady2003Did Not Chart
TIV194Double DeeShining200358
TIV195Amen! UKPassion200340
TIV196Paul van Dyk feat Vega 4Time Of Our Lives/ Connected200328
TIV197Room 5 feat Oliver CheathamMusic & You200338
TIV198JaydeePlastic Dreams200435
TIV199Despina VandiGia200463
TIV200BrainbugNightmare (reissue)200463
TIV201Mr On Vs Jungle BrothersBreathe Don't Stop200421
TIV202Ferry CorstenRock Your Body Rock200411
TIV203MotorcycleAs The Rush Comes200411
TIV204Paul van Dyk feat Second SunCrush200442
TIV206Ferry CorstenIt's Time200451
TIV207ShapeshifttersLola's Theme20041
TIV209ScentUp & Down200423
TIV210Brad CarterMorning Always Comes Too Soon200448
TIV211Deep DishFlashdance20043
TIV212Red CarpetAlright200448
TIV213Reflekt feat Delline BassNeed to Feel Loved200514
TIV214The LovefreekzShine20056
TIV215Ferry CorstenHolding On2005Promo Only
TIV216ShapeshifttersBack To Basics200510
TIV217Black RockBlue Water200536
TIV218Poker PetsLovin' You200543
TIV219M.V.P.Roc Ya Body 'Mic Check 1.2'20055
TIV220Deep DishSay Hello200514
TIV221Paul van Dyk feat Wayne JacksonThe Other Side200558
TIV222Lil' LoveLittle Love200534
TIV223Speedy feat LumideeSientelo2005104
TIV224Olav BasoskiWaterman200545
TIV225Rachael StarrTill There Was You2005Did Not Chart
TIV226Jenn CunetaCome Rain Come Shine200580
TIV227M.V.P.Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop!200622
TIV228Deep Dish feat MorelSacramento EP2005Did Not Chart
TIV229Ferry CorstenFire200640
TIV230The SourceYou Got The Love20067
TIV231Red CarpetAlright200674
TIV232Deep DishDreams200614
TIV234MYNC Project & Danny RamplingStrobelight2006Did Not Chart
TIV236Soul AvengerzSing EP200689
TIV237Teamsters feat Errol ReidFeels Like Love200693
TIV238Shapeshifts & ChicSensitivity200640
TIV239Ferry CorstenWatch Out200657
TIV240KMCSoul On Fire2006Promo Only
TIV241Chocolate Puma feat David GoncalvesAlways And Forever200643
TIV242Dario GRing Of Fire2006178[D]
TIV243Axwell feat Steve EdwardsWatch The Sunrise200670
TIV244Soul Avengerz feat JavineDon't Let The Morning Come200649
TIV245Sunfreakz feat Andrea BrittonCounting Down the Days200737
TIV246Blondie Vs EdisonHeart Of Glass2006131
TIV247ShapeshiftersIf In Doubt Go Out2006Promo Only
TIV248Ferry Corsten feat GuruJunk2006122
TIV249Soul Seekerz feat Kate SmithParty For The Weekend2006Promo Only
TIV250Queen Vs The Miami ProjectAnother One Bites The Dust200631
TIV251AtriumIn Love With You2007Did Not Chart
TIV252Kathy Brown Vs Miami CallingDare Me2006Promo Only
TIV253Another ChanceEverytime I See Her (Sound Of Eden)200762
TIV254Audio ClubSumthin Serious2007Did Not Chart
TIV255ThereseFeelin' Me200761
TIV256DJ Mike Cruz pres Inaya Day & Chyna RoMovin' On2007Shelved
TIV257Soul Seekerz feat Kate SmithParty For The Weekend2007Did Not Chart
TIV259Paul van Dyk feat Jessica SuttaWhite Lies200780
TIV260Charlean DanceMR DJ200751
TIV261Axwell feat Max'CI Found U20076
TIV262ShapeshiftersNew Day200772
TIV263Se:Sa feat Sharon PhillipsLike This Like That200763
TIV264Filo & Peri feat Eric LumiereAnthem200739
TIV265Che'Nelle Feat ChamI Fell In Love With The DJ2007Promo Only
TIV266Paul van Dyk feat Rea GarveyLet Go2007Did Not Chart
TIV267Mark Brown feat Sarah CracknellThe Journey Continues200811
TIV268FragmaToca's Miracle 2008200816
TIV269Che'NelleHurry Up/ I Fell In Love With The DJ2007Promo Only
TIV270Jerry Ropero feat CoziThe Storm2008Did Not Chart
TIV271Buy Now!Body Crash200855
TIV272VelvetFix Me2008Promo Only
TIV273James DomanEverything's Gonna Be Alright200850
TIV275Axwell & Bob Sinclair feat Ron CarrollWhat A Wonderful World200848
TIV277David Guetta & Chris Willis Vs TocadiscoTomorrow Can Wait2008142
TIV278ShapeshiftersLola's Theme (reissue)2008Did Not Chart
TIV279David Guetta & Chris Willis With Steve Angello & Sebastian IngrossoEverytime We Touch200968
TIV281Doman & Gooding feat Dru & LincolnRunnin'200956
TIV282Reflekt feat Delline BassNeed To feel Loved (reissue)2009188
TIV283Kleerup feat TitiyoLonging For Lullabies2009Did Not Chart
TIV285McLloydTembisa Funk2009Did Not Chart
TIV287David Guetta feat Kelly RowlandWhen Love Takes Over20091
TIV288AlinaWhen You Leave (Numa Numa)2009Promo Only
TIV289PitbullI Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)20094
TIV294GramophonedzieWhy Don't You200912 (Released later)
TIV296David Guetta feat EstellaOne Love200946
TIV298David Guetta & Chris Willis feat Fergie & LMFAOGetting' Over You20101
Not FoundMoonyDove (I'll Be Loving You)2002
Not FoundKleerup feat. TitiyoLonging for Lullabies2008
Not FoundNERVO feat. Ollie JamesIrresistible2010
Not FoundDJ Sava feat RalukaI Like The Trumpet2010
Not FoundBilly The Kit ft. Stennis, Duvall & BnannHigher2011
Not FoundDavid Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki MinajWhere Them Girls At2011
Not FoundAlex Metric + Steve AngelloOpen Your Eyes201189
Not FoundAlex MetricOpen Your Eyes (Remixes & Productions)2011
Not FoundDavid GuettaNothing but the Beat - Album20112
Not FoundDavid Guetta featuring UsherWithout You20116
Not FoundDavid Guetta featuring SiaTitanium20111
Not FoundNERVOWe're All No One ft. Afrojack & Steve Aoki2012135
Not FoundDavid Guetta featuring Nicki MinajTurn Me On20118
Not FoundSebjakFollow Me2011
Not FoundVox Halo ft. LaDollaCriminal2011
Not FoundSam SparroI Wish I Never Met You2012
Not FoundSam SparroReturn to Paradise - Album2012
Not FoundDavid Guetta featuring Chris Brown and Lil WayneI Can Only Imagine2012
Not FoundPatric la Funk & DJ DeliciousSMILE2012
Not FoundNERVOYou're Gonna Love Again201289
Not FoundMike Hawkins & Jay ColinShut the Place Down - EP[4]2012
Not FoundCaspa & Keith FlintWar (Remixes) - EP[5]2012
Not FoundBilly The Kit ft. Stennis, Duvall & BnannHigher (Remixes) - EP2012
Not FoundRuss ChimesBack 2 You2012
Not FoundSEEKERSTARSNon ci fermeremo mai (Figli delle stelle)2012
Not FoundDavid JimenezNeon - Single2012
Not FoundAvicii vs Nicky RomeroI Could Be The One (Nicktim)20131
Not FoundAviciiX You201347
Not FoundNicky Romero & NERVOLike Home201333
Not FoundArmin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie This Is What It Feels Like20136
Not FoundAvicii Wake Me Up20131
Not FoundArmin van Buuren Intense - Album201337
Not FoundArmin van Buuren feat. Cindy Alma Beautiful Life2013Promo Only
Not FoundWankelmut & Emma LouiseMy Head Is A Jungle20135
Not FoundMartin GarrixAnimals20131
Not FoundAviciiHey Brother20132
Not FoundArmin van BuurenWho's Afraid Of 138?!2013
Not FoundCazzetteRun For Cover2013
Not FoundArmin van BuurenSave My Night (Radio Edit / Blasterjaxx Remix)201485
Not FoundSick Individuals and Axwell ft. Taylr ReneeI AM2014
Not FoundMartin Garrix & Jay HardwayWizard20141
Not FoundDeep DishQuincy2014
Not FoundAviciiTrue (Avicii by Avicii) - Album201455
Not FoundAviciiAddicted To You (Remixes)201414
Not FoundArmin van BuurenPing Pong2014
Not FoundDimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix & Like MikeTremor201430
Not FoundDada LifeBorn To Rage - EP2014
Not FoundAviciiLay Me Down (reissue)2014
Not FoundWankelmut & Emma LouiseMy Head Is A Jungle - MK Remix (reissue)2014
Not FoundBingo PlayersKnock You Out2014
Not FoundSander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft. AleesiaGold Skies - EP201449
Not FoundVarious ArtistsPOSITIVA 212014
Not FoundAviciiThe Nights20156
Not FoundEelke KleijnMistakes I've Made2015
Not FoundL’TricThis Feeling2015
Not FoundAudienInsomnia ft. Parson James2015
Not FoundKid Crème & Jolyon PetchLook For Me2015
Not FoundDavid ZowieHouse Every Weekend (Remixes)2015
Not FoundAviciiWaiting For Love20156
Not FoundMartin Solveig & GTAIntoxicated20155
Not FoundAviciiPure Grinding (Side A) / For A Better Day (Side B)201568 (Side B)
Not FoundHayden JamesSomething About You2015
Not FoundMartin Solveig feat. Sam White+1201551
Not FoundAviciiWaiting For Love (Remixes)2015
Not FoundAviciiStories - Album20159
Not FoundDada LifeOne Last Night on Earth2015
TIV350Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank Ft. Delaney JaneShades of Grey2015
Not FoundMartin Solveig feat. Sam White+1 (Remixes) 2015
Not FoundOliver Heldens & Shaun Frank Ft. Delaney JaneShades of Grey (Remixes) 2015Released later
TIV353Jonas Blue featuring DakotaFast Car20152
Not Found MOGUAI feat. Cheat CodesHold On (Radio Edit) / (Remixes) 2016
Not Found Jonas Blue featuring DakotaFast Car (Remixes)2016
Not Found MÖWE & Daniel NittLovers Friends - Single2016Promo Only
Not Found Audien feat. Lady AntebellumSomething Better - Single2016
Not Found MOTi feat. NabihaTurn Me Up - Single2016Promo Only
Not FoundMartin Solveig feat. Tkay MaidzaDo It Right - Single201697
Not FoundJonas Blue ft. JP CooperPerfect Strangers - Single20162
Not FoundZashSweet Harmony - Single2016
Not FoundoffaiahTrouble - Single201629
Not FoundThrottle feat. Lunchmoney Lewis & Aston MerrygoldMoney Maker - Single2016
Not FoundArmin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie This Is What It Feels Like (Matt Lange Remix) - Single2016Promo Only
Not FoundJonas Blue feat. RAYE By Your Side - Single201619


  • A ^ Released on Positiva's sub label Additive instead after promo release
  • B ^ Charted on the UK budget album chart as the total track length of the format exceeded the 20 minute rule in place at the time
  • C ^ Released through EMI instead after promo release
  • D ^ Released through EMI subsidiary Feverpitch instead after promo release


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