August 26, 2015

Various Artists - Stil Vor Talen Berlin, Teufelsberg

 The second instalment of the “Stil vor Talent Berlin” compilation series brings forth a new gang of carefully selected artists, gathered under the umbrella of another underground Berlin hotspot. The former NSA station on the Teufelsberg hill is an emblem of Berlin’s tumultuous past, and a modern day pinnacle for alternative partygoers. Offering the best panoramic view of the city, the 120-metre high artificial rise has been a constant source of creative flux, bringing together artists from all mediums. As always, music is the common denominator and Oliver Koletzki delivers the perfect soundtrack with this new release, while Chrisse Kunst renders the visual. German version: Der Berliner Teufelsberg wird zum sinnbildlichen Schirmherr der zweiten “Stil vor Talent Berlin” Compilation: erneut versammeln sich ausgewählte Künstler um einen weiteren Kultort der Berliner Undergroundszene. Die auf dem Teufelsberg stehende ehemalige NSA-Abhörstation ist ein Emblem der bewegten Berliner Geschichte, aber auch ein Symbol für die alternative Kunst- und Kulturszene der Stadt. 120 Meter über dem Meeresspiegel, mit einmaligem Panorama, hat sich hier eine außergewöhnliche Quelle für kreativen Output gebildet, die Künstler der verschiedensten Disziplinen anspricht. Oliver Koletzki findet mit dem neuen Release den gemeinsame Nenner und perfekten Soundtrack für diesen einzigartigen Ort, während Chrisse Kunst das dazugehörige Artwort liefert.


 

August 26, 2015

Oofj - Acute Feast - Ltd Edition Incl. Holograp

 LA-based electronic duo OOFJ are elated to announce the release of their sophomore album Acute Feast. The brainchild of real-life couple Jenno Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills-Rymer, the LA-based electronic duo OOFJ met in New York City while Bjørnkjær was working on music for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. This chance encounter developed into both a romantic and sonic chemistry that would eventually lead to the couple collaborating on music that formed the foundations of OOFJ. After winning critics over in June with the sensual nostalgic aura of “Snakehips", OOFJ released “You’re Always Good” on Noisey. The track starts with orchestral strings paired with thick, foreboding basslines and ends in a rhythmic explosion featuring the frenetic jungle-esque percussion played by Trentemøller’s Jacob Hoyer and Mills-Rymer’s darkly romantic vocals. Most recently, The Guardian premiered the video for “I Forgive You". The third single off their upcoming album Acute Feast is a sweeping, hauntingly lush track of duplicity. OOFJ created a song that feels like a restrained underwater heartbreak - a tale about perfect beings, aliens, being imperfect. Equal parts glamorous and nightmarish, with a glittery seductive tone to it, the track hints at the otherworldly, almost hyper-real world that OOFJ don’t just reside in, but have orchestrated. With the eagerly- anticipated sophomore LP Acute Feast, to be released on April 21, “Snakehips,” ‘You’re Always Good” and ” I Forgive You” serve as the perfect introduction to a band sure to be one of 2015’s exciting new acts.. Vital Sales Points: “It’s a darkly romantic paean from a cinematic band who has provided yet another perfect soundtrack - this time, to the e


 

August 4, 2015

Edizioni Mondo - Collezione

 Collezione MONDO The name MONDO has its roots in “MONDO MOVIES", an italian movie genre born in the 60’s. Mondo movies are characterized by documentary-like content that addresses several topics from around the world ("mondo"). The Mondo label has the goal to produce music that is descriptive of concepts, images and environments. Mondo is inspired by library music, a genre frequently used as theme or background music in radio, film and television in that very same period. Production music libraries typically offer a broad range of musicastyles and genres describing everything ranging from deserts to war and sports. Library music composers and session performers had no constraint at all. They typically work anonymously, have rarely become known outside their professional circle and they have produced what probably is the most creative music catalogue ever. The Mondo productions started with four releases to describe locations: dedicated to seascapes; scenarios range from sea fauna to poaching, from natural parks to sea dunes. Landscapes surrounded by plains, mountains, lakes, forests,beaches and marches. A land that still recalls a legends, fantastic tales that tell the story,the events ,the origin of a real place,when past and present coexist in a perfect harmony. Four records to describe the seasons. A journey through the rise and fall of the sun,the bright light of a spring day, the warm wind that dissolves the sand on it’s way to the rainy season.


 

August 4, 2015

Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation O (6lp Box + Cd)

 It is almost hard to believe and we are looking for that wormwhole that brought us here as we are already looking at the arrival of compilation number “O". And we rather do not start thinking about the endless wordplays we could do with the “Story Of O", however we have to admit that this special “O-Edition” comes with an extra portion of deepness, soul and yes, even sex! Let’s proove this right from the start with Roland M. Dill and “The Messenger". Dill presents an epic and cineastic masterpiece full of emotions and a perfect introduction for our O selection. This is the spirit that we mean when we think about hot party nights in Ibiza, that magic touch that we feel when we start the nights and looking for the first beats. Russian based producer Tripmastaz offer us these first beats of the night with their minimal house track „Grindin’ “. The cool bassline and the groovin tool-like beat programming represents the new school of deep minimal house producers who offer much more these days then a simple ableton loop and a filter. Deepness and a certain feeling for house and techno is the trade mark and the two following artists follow that in perfection. Dana Ruh ("If You Dont Know A Name“) and youANDme („Jungle Book“) present two cool tech-house productions with rolling basslines and fat house chords merged with a versatile and driving drum programming. Defintely two of the best tunes out of


 

August 4, 2015

Various Artists - Cocoon Ibiza 2015 (Mixed By Danah Ruh & Tini)

 Ibiza is known for that very special and unique vibe. This atmosphere full of deep emotions mixed with wild energy, salty air and hot summer nights. This is what we want to give to you and what we tried to present right from the start of our great ibiza adventure more than 15 years ago! All led by the big mastermind mister Sven Väth who started back then on the white island with his vision and made it come true more and more year by year. Looking back at 15 editions of his mix-cd-series „The Sound Of The (…) Season“ we have to state that these mixes are acoustic documents for contemporary witnesses, the recored soundtracks of our lifes on the island for all these great and unforgettable summer seasons! However Sven also called the right artists and friends to his side to help him with that project. People who understood what he had and still has in mind and what kind of creative input is needed for all this. Artists who identify themselves with the concept of love and music… love for the music and of course music full of love… all combined and merged with a large portion of hedonism and artistic energy to create the perfect setting to celebrate all those countless memorable sunrises. For this season we asked again two artists of our line-up to do us a favor and create a mix that should reflect this special ibiza feeling. A mix that puts us in the right mood for what will come over the next couple of months. This year we are proud to present two mixes by Dana Ruh and tINI who hit the nail on the head with their selections! Their mixes turned out to be super deep and almost soulful and feature artists like Persuader, Nina Soul, Third Wave Trax and Aruba (tINI-Mix) or Osunlade, DJ Pierre, Agnes and Move D (Dana Ruh Mix)… just to name a few. Two amazing mixes that create this special emotional and unique atmosphere we want to spread with cocoon ibiza. This is the sound for our sundowns (and sunrises), for all those hot evenings and the perfect soundtrack for the beach o