Data Airlines – Since 2006

We are a record label focused around retro-gaming, indie electronics, chiptune and retro-future design founded in 2006. Data Airlines is run by a crew of pilots from Marseille, France and Göteborg & Malmö, Sweden with roots in the demo & crackscene computer subcultures of the 80s and 90s.

Our vision is that in the age of internet, it is important to exploit new technologies to make and spread good music without also forgetting our love for sound on physical media. Even though celebrating the sound of old machines, we do not intend to engage in pointless nostalgia or overuse of the aesthetics associated with the culture of the scene.  

If you share our vision and think you would make a good addition to our artist rooster, please send your demos to our soundcloud. If you want to buy our goods, please visit our store or  bandcamp shop. If you want to contact us for music licensing & remixing requests or sign up to our DJ & Contributor mailing list for pre-releases, send us an email at contact Ⓐ  – Thank you for listening.


Terms, Conditions & Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Store

Shipping Delays: If not stated otherwise, all items are shipped from Marseilles, France. Items ship out within 5 days of a placed order. Shipping delays are 1-5 days for France, 3-14 days for the European Union & Suisse, and 7-25 days for the rest of the world, depending on selected shipping method.

Liability: Please take note that we do not offer any returns or reimbursement for items lost or damaged in transit for orders placed with an unregistered shipping option. If you want to be sure that your items arrive safely and in a timely manner, please consider the registered shipping options with tracking and insurance. 

Shipping Costs: Shipping rates are based on the weight of the item, the possible combination of items and the destination shipping zone. Posters can not be shipped together with other items and cassettes are not shipped together with 12″ vinyl. Current available carriers include La Poste and Colissimo. 

Items Not Recieved?: Did you place an order and believe it should have reached you by now? Have the shipping delays mentioned above passed? Have you double checked that your order does not include any items currently on pre-order? In 9 out of ten of these cases, no matter the continent or country, this is because the mailman tried to deliver (or didn’t really) your parcel and then failed to leave the note letting you know that it is waiting for you at your local post office. So please shoot us an email to confirm that your item has shipped IE there is no pre-order confusion, then contact your local post office to ask if they have any parcel in your name waiting for you. Parcels often wait at the local post office for over 30 days before they get shipped back so be insistent. If your parcel shows up at our doorstep we will let you know. 

Digital Downloads: Every item bought you will also recieve a Bandcamp digital download code within the confirmation email. Their validity and restrictions are the same as other bandcamp download codes. A limited number of objects in our inventory does however not carry the possibility to include a download code ie when the object is not associated with a piece of music or when we do not own the digital distribution rights for said object. 

Vinyl Sleeves: We ship our records inside their sleeves. Some customers prefer to have their records shipped outsie their sleeves to prevent possible tearing from records that shift in transit. Shipping the record outside the sleeve presents other risks to the record it self but if you prefer to have your record shipped like this, please add a note to your order and we’ll see to that. 

Payment Options: We only accept paypal payments. No bitcoin, sorry. 

T-Shirt Size Charts: Size charts for our T-Shirts can be found here.

Personal Data Storage (GDPR blabla): During a purchase we will ask for your email, your snail address and phone number. These are all used to ship you the item you purchased and inform you about the progress of said purchase. In the case you have opted for a tracked shipping option, this data will be shared with a third party – as in, the postal service we use to deliver your purchase. In no circumstances never ever, in this timeline/universe or another, will we proceed in giving away or selling the information we have on you to anyone anywhere. We don’t do SMS campaigns so your number will stay spam free as well. If you have any questions on what juicy information we have on you – ie what of our albums you have purchased – and/or want that data removed, then please shoot us an email.

Further Questions: Any questions should be directed to shop Ⓐ We try to answer e-mails as quickly as possible but expect some downtime during weekends and holidays. 



Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Other Stuff

Release Designation: Limited Edition, Limited Release, Special Edition, Numbered, What does this really mean? Since these terms are fluid between continents, generations, printing vs sound media and that everyone seems to have their own opinion, this is what they mean to us. 

  • Limited Edition is not a designation of the quantity an object is printed in but rather a guarantee that a version of an object that will not be reprinted if it runs out. Hence to insure collectors that their purchase will stay unique and not diluted by a zillion re-prints in 15 years. Different to a Limited release, a Limited Edition only concerns that particular version of the object though. As an example, Let’s say we put out a limited edition of 50x silver mirror cassette of a certain album and another 100x standard edition black versions of same album. That means that the silver one will not be reprinted, while the black standard edition might. This also includes the exact content of an object. As in, the limited edition contains more, less or different material than the standard edition. 
  • Limited Release is the designation for when an object will never be re-issued, in any color or form. Ever. Even if it runs out in 10 seconds and hordes of vinyl collectors are storming our HQ with hay forks and torches. 
  • Special Edition is a version that is somehow, in either style, form or content, different than the other editions of the object. 
  • Numbered object is a limited edition batch where each object has been manulay numbered to additionally prove its genuinity. 

Demo Submissions: We do accept demos, preferably to our soundcloud. We do however not promise that we will listen to them. To increase your chances, do take a long moment of contemplation if you believe that what you are submitting is in line with what our output sounds (and looks) like over the past 12-18 months, without at the same time being a carbon copy of it, as well as describing what you are about because your vision, attitude, dreams and expectations are just as important as your music. Also, please don’t submit demos of material you already released. That is not how this works so please. stahp. 

Youtube/Podcast Music Usage: Most of the music we release gets added to the youtube content ID network. This means that if you use our music in your video, the video will get flagged as including copyrighted material. This might put ads on your video. We understand if you don’t like this so this is how it works:
If the video in question is made with a remunerative intent – as in you or someone else is in any way earning money on/from it (Yes we know youtube earns money on it anyway but don’t be a smart ass) then we think it is only fair that we do so if you include our music. This includes messages from sponsors, product placements and so on. If you require that we whitelist your channel in this case, we will ask for an upfront licensing fee.
If however you feel that the above does not concern you, that your videos are made for free, fun, passion and also that your video does not contain any content that is to be considered political, racist, homophobic, religious, pseudoscientific, sexistic or hateful in any way, then please feel free to use our music in it in exchange of crediting the author. In this case, also please send us an email to get your channel whitelisted.