Office Recordings‘ 7th release came out a couple of days ago, displaying a brand new style of contemporary music. With catalogue nr. 7 by Baaz’s very own Berlin based imprint it’s not about club playtime, this release is for connoisseurs of experimental and left field house music and ambient fans. The producer behind this project Trux remains a mystery, no information can be found. The self titled Trux release comes as a kind of mini LP with eight tracks, four on the a-side and four on the b-side. A nice mix between obscure house and free floating ambient add a whole new sound idea to the label’s earlier releases. Again the artwork keeps up with the music in terms of quality, created by the highly talented Super Quiet. Keep reading
We go on as time goes on. After 7 great mixes here comes number 8, we welcome Baaz on board. The Berlin based producer has made himself a name so far, after releasing his first vinyl on Agnès’ imprint Sthlmaudio he moved on with releasing his third record on Elevate which was founded by Daniel Bell. Now after releases on Minuende Recordings, Quintessentials and Slices of Life he launched his own label which is called Office Recordings. You should keep your eyes open for this one, he already released 2 quality EPs and there is still more to come. Besides his outstanding productions he is also known as a great DJ as you can hear in the mix. He gets deeper and deeper without losing the vibe and groove. We are more than happy with his podcast, please enjoy it as much as we do. This one has the flavor we all need nowadays!
The last few days were full of sunshine here in Nuremberg so it was time to bring you our first international artist in the series. We are very excited to present you Ernie, the Spanish international is located in Madrid and the labelhead of Minuendo Recordings which delivers some of the finest and unusual house tracks since 2004. He is a passionate dj and producer who really takes care of details not only when he’s producing or mixing. Minuendo Recordings is handnumbered, you had the chance to choose between different stamps you want on your record and much more. Besides that he is a lovely person as well and we really appreciate that. Keep it coming Ernie and to all the guys out there catch him on his tour through Germany. We will keep you updated. Thanks for the podcast it means a lot to us to have you in the series!
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In 2012 Baaz released the first record on his newly founded, Berlin based imprint „Office Recordings“ which goes by the name „What About Talk About #1“. The Flipside of this record revealed a completely different side of Baaz, with the slow and melancholic hip hop flick „Way Out Citti“. With this track he proved that he’s not just an exceptional producer for deep house tunes, but has a lot more to offer when it comes to experiments with different genres. But „Office Rec.“ isn’t just a playground for his own productions, it also features EPs by his friends Christopher Rau and Iron Curtis so far. Both showed a different style of sound that we were used to. With „Magnet“ Iron Curtis contributed a banging four to the floor track, including crisp and pounding kicks, a lovely and unexpected voice-break and some extremely long-lasting patterns on his „The K.M.S. Years“ EP. Whilst Christopher Rau focused on a great bongo-loop to maintain an almost endlessly funky and happy groove, supported by playful chords and super soft vocal snippets. But the stand out release for the label so far definitely has to be Baaz‘ debut album. After an endless amount of releases he finally took the next step and produced the 10 tracks lasting „Red Souvenirs“ LP. With his album he adds another facet to his sound starting with an ambient related track called „Everyone“ that just makes you forget about time and space and just shakes you at the same time with sparse use of kicks at the right time. A few tracks later there’s the next unpredictable surprise with „Pressyn“. This track is so intense and makes your head bop instantly. Fluffy claps, a popping bassline, synths and futuristic elements meet hip hop drum-patterns in a way we never heard before. So it seems like „Office Recordings“ offers space for experiments, not just for Baaz himself and the artists he signs. Also the artwork offers place for unconventional ideas and is put together by exciting artists like Christian Fladung, who is an outstanding photographer, or the design team Super Quiet that also realized cover artworks for labels such as „Bliq“. We are really keen what comes next from the headquarters of „Office Recordings“ and hope that the upcoming releases will be able to catch up with the quality of the first six releases of this young and exciting label.