klein allstars 1 - various (CD) release date: 8/2004 - available to download
Since the foundation of the label in 1996 it has always been the primary goal, to be open-minded and focussed at the same time. Klein always had the intent, to showcase the wide variety of a vital musicscene, whose members experiment with styles as well as create some new ones, while at it. It wasn't long until first success with critics and audiences came with the vienna-based Breakbeat/Dub-Collective SOFA SURFERS. Soon after followed the Electronica/Soul/House-Outfit MIKA, the Big Beat/Breakbeat-Soulster of MUM, Swiss Multitalent SEELENLUFT, Breakbeat/Dub/Ragga-Grandmaster Kevin Martin aka THE BUG and the solo-excursions in SoulDub of Sofa Surfer I-WOLF. And here is "Klein All Stars Vol.1": It's a place for rare, vinyl-only or not yet released tracks from the ever growing Klein Records artist roster. A showcase, planned for yearly release-dates, which should not only showcase the development of the label itself but also tendencies and new movements in contemporary music. Take-Away-Pop-Art, if you like. And please have a close look at the cover, Mr. Seelenluft aka Beat Solér put his musicmachines aside and picked up brush, paint and canvas for this extraordinary design.
eight ears - dublex inc. (CD) release date: 6/2004 - available to download
Thanx to a friend of mine that owns a record store and proposed this CD to me, I'm very happy hearing the best album of the year! Nice production, unbeatable groove and nice tasty melodies... What more can we ask for? Can't wait for their next step!
In four short years, Dublex Inc has amassed an impressive balance sheet: two EP's, two highly successful singles, over 20 remixes, more than 60 licensing deals to the world's top compilations and a major foray into the world of big business, as well as the single Nifty Night and the forthcoming debut album Eight Ears. But let us not forget the day when talent and good fortune collided and Dublex Inc.'s world-wide sensation Tango Forte ended up on the desk of the producer of the Sugababes who overlaid the rhythms and melodies with those irresistibly infectious 'round round' lyrics taking the song to number 1 in the UK. As with the follow-up single Tocame. Dublex Inc. established two fundamental criteria for their debut album: firstly, it had to move beyond the dance-floor context. As a result, Eight Ears is fuelled by constantly shifting swells of tempo and mood which take hold of listeners without dragging them under or flooding their veins with squalls of adrenalin.
10 years cheap records - various (CD) release date: 5/2004 - available to download
Vienna-based label Cheap Records marks ten years of cutting-edge activities in new music. Founded in 1993 by renowned artists Patrick Pulsinger and Erdem Tunakan, Cheap Records has published more than 80 releases of significance to the contemporary musical scene while reflecting its roots in underground club culture. In celebration of very productive and challenging 10 years, the artists in the Cheap stable will be playing this year in various venues in Asia, South America and Europe. Originally founded as an act of resistance against the industrialization of music and the creative suppression of artists by major music publishers, the independent record label was a pioneer in nurturing the talents of young musicians in an unrestrictive environment. Cheap's experimental reputation quickly spread out of electronic music circles as it hosted legendary concerts and events, collaborated with artists such as Robert Hood or Mika Vaino and discovered new artists such as Twinnie, Quehenberger, Louie Austen etc. "Cheap is not only merely a record label. We help musicians with their productions by providing them with a full technical studio which normally only large music labels can afford. We also enable them to foster connections to international producers and musicians as would a music agency. This may seem very idealistic but music is worth it." states Patrick Pulsinger.
this is how we lounge - the sunshine enterprises r - various (CD) release date: 7/2003 - available to download
Various - This Is How We Lounge
The 30th release out of the Sunshine Enterprise stable brings the vinyl business from the past 3 years to a broader audience. Carefully selected producers from all over the world took the originals from Nigel Hayes, Frankie Valentine, Madrid de los Austrias, Burdy and Karuan to another level. These fine artists put a lot of love & talent in those reinterpretations. There are no boundaries at Sunshine musically wise which is transparent on this cd collection. From broken to house & in between - it's all good. Cynic detail explaining this album's title: The coverart shows a very simple but charming original old skool beerhouse in Vienna just around the corner from the famous Sunshine studios with all the Sunshine crew hangin' out. This is not about luxurious elitism, this is about authenticity. This is how we lounge here in Vienna. LounginŽ with an open mind!
dehli 9 - tosca (CD) release date: 2/2003 - available to download
Finally! "Dehli 9", the new Tosca album is here. A sublime collection of music, the new CD by Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber is full of uptempo beats with a downtempo feeling, grooves in soft satin, spliff tunes with lyrical extravagance, and piano-pieces in a Dub style. Theres musical diversity galore on "Dehli 9",: CD 1 contains the classical Tosca sound infused with with live instrumentation and vocals, and CD2 (the bonus CD) features twelve dubwise piano compositions.
Finally! "Dehli 9", the new Tosca album is here. A sublime collection of music, the new CD by Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber is full of uptempo beats with a downtempo feeling, grooves in soft satin, spliff tunes with lyrical extravagance, and piano-pieces in a Dub style. Theres musical diversity galore on "Dehli 9",: CD 1 contains the classical Tosca sound infused with with live instrumentation and vocals, and CD2 (the bonus CD) features twelve dubwise piano compositions. Featuring contributions from Earl Zinger, Ana Clementi, Sugar B, Graf Hadik and Tweed!
#1 - dj dsl (CD) release date: 11/2002 - available to download
After the tasty teaser of a twelve comes the long awaited awaited and very absorbing long player from the premier Viennese beat merchant DJ DSL. His unique style of hip hop happenings are made in the absence of the usual turntable trickery and standard vinyl exoticisms. Its about timing and discreet interventions with the DSL! His force is a quiet one. This album shows the cult status he has gained with such notables as DJ Krush who is often heard to pay homeage to DSL. It's a party album of giant proportaions and whether that party is on the dance floor or the kitchen, DSL comes through with the perfect collection of beats
reset - peace orchestra (CD) release date: 6/2002 - available to download
Massive and great remix album from the works of Peace Orchestra aka Peter Kruder. It wasn't an easy task for the artists to create something new and fresh out of Peter Kruders Peace Orchestra sounds, that are still more than ahead-of-the-time. Gotan Project, Beanfield, DJ DSL, Raw Deal, Meitz, Zero DB, Guilliaume Boulard, Chateau Flight, Soul Patrol, Trueby Trio and Kosma are those artists who took the task and created contemporary music of the highest order! 2Step tracks, extravagant House, Downbeat, HipHop beats, Freestyle just very charming tracks, as 2002 as it can be!