With the Chromophore EP Slow Life once again delivers a release that matches their unique way. There’s not much you have to say about the collective anymore. The Gang consisting of Laurine, DJ Tree, Cecilio, S. Moreira and P. Villalba stands for quality podcasts, selections, parties and superb releases. For catalogue number SL006 they gathered a nice amount of tracks and release their first double 12 inch. Besides Saverio Celestri and S. Moreira they also introduce us to some new names, such as Mick Welch, Luis Malon, Seafoam, A² and Primary Perception. All eight tracks adapt to the sound aesthetics that the label presented in their previous releases and also adds on to them in fashionable manner. Keep reading
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.
Javier Carballo is a new and upcoming producer from the Canary Islands. The Spaniard makes his debut on Tabla Records after output on labels like La Vie En Rose and his very own Overall Music Limited Series imprint. The „Loopera Prima EP“ depicts his sense for minimalistic and driving techno and house music. The sixth publication from Tabla offers three original tracks by Javier and a great remix by S. Moreira who already made a name for himself with his productions for the Slow Life collective from Berlin. Keep reading