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Interview: Tilman – “Creativity comes and goes, sometimes I end up with something great and work on it, or it’s nothing I like and just let it go.”

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Tilman from Mainz is a busy person right now. After running his great klamauk label for quite a while already in a successful way he now also takes care of Fine, the label he runs with Johannes Albert. If you know Johannes and Tilman you definitely get why they get along so well and run the label with great effort. Tilman is positive all the way, not just regards his music, but as well as a person. You feel his warmth and his enthusiasm for music and life from the very beginning, even before he says something. Coming from the hip hop background, making his way through house, soul, disco and funk he now is where he is. Displpaying a huge variety of sounds and styles, how he got there and what happened on the way is just one facet we talked about.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #042 – marko m.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #042 was selected and mixed by marko m., the main man behind this blog and podcast series. After a bit more than 6 months he finally found his love and passion for house and techno again. In this 60 minutes long episode he takes us on a neat little trip through slow house tracks that have a basic vibe and certain calmness, before uplifting house meets some superb dub techno tracks from past and present. Besides his Ohrenschmaus Podcast project marko studies journalism, plays some hip hop, trap and cloud rap in bars and at parties in nuremberg and mainly takes care of his club nights “The Inner City Soul” and “SWEEP” he holds every 2 to 3 months with his best friend and partner in crime Birke TM. This will the last podcast for 2016 and we will be back with some very talented djs in 2017 when it comes to new music, the blog will remain active with a few new texts and more to come in the next days and week.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #041 – Estimulo

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Estimulo took care of our 41st mix in the Ohrenschmaus Podcast series after quite a long break. Warm and soulful chords meet elegantly played saxophones. Classic deep house meets jazzy instruments and samples. The feeling of the good old days comes back instantly while listening to Estimulo’s great selection. We were listening to his mixes and podcasts for many years now already and really enjoy his smooth mixing, the selection of old and new, known and unknown gems from his well sorted record collection. This one is pure class and pure joy for all the true house lovers out there. Please have fun with Estimulo’s contribution. Thanks, your Ohrenschmaus Podcast.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast – Hip Hop Selection #015

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We are finally back with a selection after quite a while, this time we wanted to focus on German rap tracks and some laidback beats. All easily done as before, new meets old and aligns in terms of quality. Half of the records come from my own collection, but for the newer stuff I picked a heavy stack from the collection of my girlfriend Rita. Smoothness guaranteed, your Ohrenschmaus Podcast. Tracks by Eloquent, Mirko Machine, Kev Brown, Brenk Sinatra, Gibmafuffi, MC Bomber, Miles Davis, Buena Vista Social Club, Dude & Phaeb, Slowy & 12 Vince, FloFilz, Morlockk Dilemma, Retrogott, Döll and many more.

Laurine, Dj Tree, Cecilio, S. Moreira and P. Villalba are Slow Life. A label, a collective, producers, party hosts and outstanding djs.

Introducing: Slow Life

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2013 marked the start of an outstanding journey for the Slow Life label and collective. Their first release was Sergio Moreira’s “We Are All Fra!” which should have been the second record to drop and is also noted as SL002 in the label’s catalogue. Right from the start the label had to deal with the problems of releasing nowadays. The pressing plant they first chose to craft the SL001 went bankrupt and in the meanwhile SL002 was on the way. After they found a new pressing plant they labeled the record wrong and had to do it all over again. Luckily with Kristina Records they have a superb partner that takes care of distribution and leaves Laurine, Cecilio, DJ Tree, S. Moreira and P. Villalba a bit more time to curate upcoming 12 inches. From the beginning the collective showed a clear idea and a lot of passion towards raw, organic and deep electronic music. Whether it is house, techno, experimental or break beat stuff. “Fuck the Clock” their first or second release, it depends if you look at the catalogue number or release date, perfectly adds to the label’s name. Slow Life is more than a bunch of people, they are friends and therefore not just a functional crew. It’s run with love and enthusiasm since the very first day and that’s what makes it so special to us. They don’t want to rush releases just to be there, they take their time to deliver quality tracks. Quantity is a word that can’t be found in their vocabulary and that’s wonderful. After the first three releases which could be described as atmospheric basic house they moved on and started to be more experimental from release four onwards. Not a single release has let us down so far and every single of it made his way to our collection immediately. With release number six the hispano-italian project takes the next step and comes up with a nice double 12 inch adding a lot of new and exciting producers to the label besides the usual suspects Sergio Moreira and Saverio Celestri. You better fasten your seatbelt already, this release once again will bring some fresh sounds to the scene. Besides having a great philosophy concerning the label and collective they also host great parties and are insanely gifted djs. From break beats to house, techno, off beat stuff and much more, it seems everything is possible if they unite behind the decks. Never losing the groove, never loosing the drive and at the same time treating you with unknown gems that are pure candy to your ears. Simply great people that do things in the way they should be done, serving as a role model for upcoming labels that want to stay in the scene and not disappear after a few releases. The whole project is just pleasant and we are thankful that they are out there, treating us with beautiful music. As djs and as a label as well.

 

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Mix of the Week #10 // 2016: XDB at Control Club, Bucharest

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We started our week with the live recording of XDB’s set at Control Club in Bucharest. XDB is one of the djs that are in the game for ages and still keep things hot always treating you with quality records and a superb vibe while playing a show. Atmospheric tracks that are guarded by some acid and dub bombs all the way. That might be a short description of this set, of course as usual XDB offers you powerful tracks that move your body and shows his unique way of arranging a club set. Old and forgotten gems and new releases or promos, Kosta always keeps you digging for the beauties he dropped. One of the most impressive things of his mixes for sure is the amount of widely unknown tracks from back in the days, but he also shows us his favourite tracks on Facebook with his regular postings of “Tracks i do really LOVE…” and he never disappoints musically. One of the best djs and producers for us. It seems like he is gifted on both ends with a very special attempt towards playing vinyl and creating his own productions.

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Interview: Roman Rauch - "I just didn't want to put 10 house tracks together and call it an album"

Interview: Roman Rauch – “I just didn’t want to put together 10 house tracks and call it an album”

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Roman Rauch is a fanatic cyclist based in Vienna. Besides his love for spinning wheels he as well loves to watch the vinyl spin on turntables. We talked with Roman about his tour through Asia, his Hometown Vienna and how his album came together. We also had a quick chat about his love for Tokyo and upcoming projects. Plus Roman took care of Ohrenschmaus Podcast #036 which can be found beneath.

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Recent Records of the Week #48 // 2015

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This week we couldn’t come up with any records unfortunately. Searching for hours there was not a single release that hooked us on his groove, seduced us with outstanding vocal work or re-invented something new. It’s sad out there when it comes to house & techno releases at the moment. Of course it is nice to see all those re-issues popping up and providing us a second chance to buy the records for reasonable prices, instead of paying the discogs sellers that overprice the gems we would like to call our own. On the other hand, it seems like there’s not much left besides those re-releases. All the records sound like records we already own, no one tries to do something different, no one takes his time to achieve his own signature sound. This weeks news felt like copies of tracks that were great in fact, but you don’t need 20 tracks that sound the same. It seems like the young guns, producer like labels, always head for a safe way. A way they know it works when it comes to selling records or for the producer, a way they know it will function on the dancefloor. But that’s not what house & techno is all about, it’s about moving on, trying to invent something, trying to make things differently, creating excitement and emotions. Nothing of this was seen in this weeks news sadly.

 

P.S.: We know that there are labels that provide us with great releases, as well as there are producers that excite us, but both are getting less.

Ohrenschmaus Podcast – Hip Hop Selection #011 by Delfonic

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Welcome to our Hip Hop Selection #011. As we already said we will take the next step with our selections and that’s why we asked Delfonic for a nice little mix. Here it is, 1 hour of pure and hot instrumental dopeness by the Berlin based hip hop head, dj and producer. On top of that Markus also runs the famous record store Oye in Berlin so we don’t have to worry that he, as well as all Berliners, miss the hot releases on vinyl.

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #034 – Tilman

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After one month offline the Ohrenschmaus Podcast continues with episode #034, provided by Tilman. The Mainz based house head delivers a nice rollercoaster ride through pure house music with one track from the upcoming Klamauk release which features Johannes Albert included. This recording takes you on a ride with driving house beats, amtospheric patterns and super soulful vocals. You clearly recognize his vision of house music while his 90 minutes lasting trip and can understand his labels affinity towards sample based house tracks with lots of grooves and tight drums. There’s not much more to say than: „I’m a house head forever at least until i die“. Thanks Tilman, we are more than happy with the outcome of your mix. One love, Ohrenschmaus!

 

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