Iron Curtis makes his return to Office Recordings from Berlin with his „Maple EP“ marking the 10th release by Baaz’s imprint. After reminiscing on his „The K.M.S. Years EP“, which was the fourth release by Office Recordings, he now shows his more dubby and minimalistic side. After several releases on labels like Morris Audio, Jackoff Records, Boe Recordings, Hudd Traxx, Retreat, Polytone and his album „Soft Wide Waist Band“ on Mirau, he now highlights some dub influences. While we all followed Iron’s progress from beautiful and warm house with focus on chords and strings over to melodic and emotional club music with a more synthetic and modern approach, he secretly crafted some real beauties from the fields of dub techno and ambient, that are now offered to the public as the tenth release on Office. Keep reading
The 9th release on Office Recordings not only provides four sexy house tracks by label honcho Baaz, it also comes with a nice cover that was again designed by Super Quiet. Before Office Recordings celebrates its 10th release Baaz once again puts out some fresh music on his very own label from Berlin. Four minimalistic and yet playful tracks made it onto the record with great artwork. Just a very nice record that not just sounds good on your record player, it also looks awesome on your wall. Keep reading
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
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.