A Record Label founded in 1999 at Jazz fm Radio Stations' Enterprise Division by Mark Doyle who proposed the initial idea and created the name, concept and track listings, Hed Kandi was a stable mate to Jazz fm Records. Its live events quickly gained popularity with a residency in Ibiza at el Divino managed by Paul Wilkins and by having its own specialist radio show on Jazz FM. In 2002, Hed Kandi had gathered enough momentum from its Ibiza nights to launch a regular residency at Pacha in London.
The Hed Kandi brand was supported by Team Kandi, which involved a core of Djs and brand ambassadors, and back office staff that delivered the international package of albums and events. Standing out from other club events, Hed kandi strives on Glitzy and glamorous production as well as very high emphasis on partnering The Hed Kandi musical sound with high production values and locations
Since its inception in 1999, Hed Kandi has developed from hosting small boutique parties to staging more than 500 events annually. It has a number of residences in Dubai, Amsterdam, US, Frankfurt, Thailand and the UK. Hed Kandi has hosted events at renowned venues including Es Paradis Ibiza, Nikki Beach Miami, Pacha London the Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, And Solo Bar in Koh Samui
The Hed Kandi radio show is the most popular show on Ministry of Sound radio's 24/7 service and is syndicated on various stations around the world. It is available to listen to on the websites of both Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi. A separate version broadcasts weekly on Kiss FM.