The Burhorn feat. Y’ Akoto – You Will Never Know (Mole Listening Pearls)

The project “The Burhorn” lives from the co-production with many different artists from Hamburg and Berlin. A lot of different artists contributed to the beautiful result of the first single as well: The brilliant voice comes from Jennifer while Yaa Kieck Akoto aka Y ‘Akoto, the trumpets and keys are played by Thomas Burhorn, the bass clarinet by Sebastian Borkowski, the drums by Sönke Reich and the bass is contributed by Robin Engelhardt. There’re also drumprogramming and guitar by Philip Guenther and the unmistakable Cuts by Gehad Ujeyl aka Mr. Beats. “The Burhorn” is an alien drumcomputeranimal with trumpet trunk (like from an elephant). Sometime in the distant future it will come to us to bring back our paradise on earth (so the legend says). Anyone who does not want to wait such a long time should at least listen to the new songs from “The Burhorn”. “You Will Never Know” is inspired by Portishead, Massive Attack, and Ursula Rucker. The title is a co-production with the singer Y ‘Akoto, a songstress from Hamburg known from various musical projects in Hamburg (Hot Air Balloon, Pilotfilm, Tom Hugo). The recordings were made in a cozy basement studio in the heart of St. Pauli in Hamburg. If you listen closely, even the pulse of urban neighborhood and port can be heard in the background. The track F’n’P was created in collaboration with Grunert, who has composed film music in addition to his solo albums already for the German TV series “Tatort” and some other films. In the past, Thomas Burhorn worked together with a lot of live musicians (eg Fettes Brot, Dennis Lisk, Kettcar) and already produced several music for various commercials.

Available format: mp3.

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 2010!

Maybe you had an affecting and great year like us. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and successful new year 2010. Also we want to say “thank you” to all of you for the support and the help and for the interest in our artists and music, to intergroove and digedo for the great distribution job, to our international partners (accenting Saito-san from Tokyo) for the great support and the strong partnership, to Rebecca and Jonas from contact booking for the close collaboration and specifically to our artists which provide us with great new tracks and songs.

Lukas Greenberg – You’re Alive (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play

For his second album “Prisoner With A Key”, Lukas Greenberg worked together again with the singer and electronic musician Karl Jenkins aka Ideophonic from Great Britain, who was also part of the “Rhode Stories” production process before. Furthermore he engaged the vocalist Nica Brooke, who is working on her new album at the moment together with Grammy Award winner Don Mizell. The result is a great combination of warm, bright and tight tracks which we inclined to call album art. “Prisoner With A Key” is also a real masterpiece on account of metamorphosing jazz, funk and soul elements into a new and electronic surrounding. This album is a must have for everybody who does not want to miss the next step of high quality electronic music: intelligent, complex and absolutely deep! The single “You’re Alive” includes three brand new versions of album tracks. All of them are more club orientated and show once more, that Lukas Greenberg is a talent for producings tasteful (album-) songs but he also can produce functional arranged dancetracks for the clubs.

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Plastic City Play. Play. Play (compilation) Plastic City. Play

Plastic City is reinventing itself by playfully dreaming up alternative realities – again and again, one after the other. Time for a resumee: The play of words with “Plastic City” and “Play”, which originally was merely a name of a compilation concept in 2006, get its inherent autonomy. Without any previously construction plan the town has grown again and retroactive we can ascertain, that Plastic City got a new suburb (Kat#: play). A lot of new interesting faces romp around there: Greek Nikola Gala and Frenchman El Farouki, the Swiss artist Da Funk, the Hungarians Budai & Vic, Berlin based Lukas Greenberg, Adam Jace from Australia as well as Lincoln Six Echo from Poland. All of them started to release on “Plastic City. Play” and if you heard some of their releases you know, that this is the next generation of young fresh and hungry artists. And like throughout in a city the new arrivals and the known habitants mix each other very fast and build something innovative. The compilation “Plastic City Play. Play. Play” is a summary of artists and tracks from this new sublabel, will show this growth. On top of this, you can find some new track which were never released on Plastic City before.

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Instant Pleasure – Let’s Ride (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play

Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark Instant Pleasure a.k.a. Jørn Johansen has been producing music since the mid 90’ies. He had his first release on Plastic City in summer 2001 with his “Catch A Groove” single with the brilliant tracks “Catch A Groove”, “Love Break”, “I’m Down With You” and “In A Restful State”. Since then Jørn Johansen hasn’t produced any music. So after almost a decade of absence from the music scene he felt it was about time to start producing again. A view month ago we found his new demo in our mailbox and of course we get in contact with him (again). From the previous release to the present his trademark is still a groovy and melodic orientated sound. So we´re pround to have Instant Pleasure back on Plastic City. Available Format: mp3.

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Free Download: DJ Yellow presents Mindz Kontrol Ultra – She Is Gone – Plastic City

In the eighties DJ Yellow pushed forward French hip hop and he also had big influence on what French house music is today. Currently, Alain Ho aka DJ Yellow is one of the electronic music artists who established himself as one of the forward thinking artists in general. With his label Yellow Productions (founded 1993 with his mate Bob Sinclar) he released artists like Salome De Bahia, Dimitri From Paris, Joe Clausell, Bang Bang and Kid Loco. With his second imprint Poussez Music (founded in 2003) he created an outlet for his own sounds. Thus here he started his projects Alienation, Intermission and Paule with which he experimented on different fields of electronic music. On the new album DJ Yellow fuses characteristics of deep, funky and tech-house by using tender basses and well dosed percussion lines, paired with some real e-bass parts one feels remembered to the album “Paradise” from Bob Sinclar (which Alain assisted to). But these little elements can only be seen as little quotes to the roots. All in all the album, which was produced together with Portuguese producer Tiago Fragateiro (aka Hi-Tech²), provides a clever mixture of deep and funkyness. Using dark and promising spoken words from time to time the record takes a mystic narrative mindset at the very beginning. What follows is an emulsion of warm arrangements with a strong and well balanced base that aims directly to the dancefloor.

Free Download: She Is Gone

Wax Tailor – In The Mood For Life Tour 2009 Wax Tailor is coming off a year which saw him tour relentlessly (over 200 concerts) and score the title track for the movie “Paris” by Cedric Klapisch as well as a few remixes (Nina Simone, ASA). He is now a well-established and respected producer. Written in both Paris and New York City, his third album “In the Mood for Life” is an organic landscape with orchestral accents. Taking its cues from Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop or 60’s Pop Music, this is one eagerly awaited 52 minute journey. Beside the release of his new album, Wax Tailor is presenting his new tracks live during his “In the Mood for Life Tour 2009″ in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Monaco, USA and Canada till december 2009. The next tourdates are: 09.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany 10.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Atomic Café, Munich, Germany 11.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Lido, Berlin, Germany 12.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Knust, Hamburg, Germany 13.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany 16.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 17.12.2009, 8:00 pm: Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgium 18.12.2009, 8:00 pm: E.M.B, Sannois, France More information about the complete tour: “In The Mood For Life

 

The Lushlife Project – Highway (single) – Mole Listening Pearls

Again, the The Lushlife Project is in action. The band was not idle in recent years. They were still working continuously on the production of their second album. As a concrete result of that work, they will release three brand new songs in winter 2009. In addition to developing themselves and building up their own studio, The Lushlife Project could improve the sound expanded their formation with new members: Martina Kiraly is encountered to that well-known duo Zoohacker and DJ Conrad. Martina Kiraly was responsible for songwriting and lyrics on that whole new album. For the brass section, Gergö Katona has been committed. The strings of the guitar will continue to be served by Tamàs Gyurkovits. The new songs sounds more poppy with an incoming melody of course embedded in the typical sound world of The Lushlife Project. Joie de vivre, fun, enjoyment, and dreaming! Whoever finds their bodies moving to the rythm, just a bit at first, then more and more: “Don´t panic”. This is what every listener experiences. Just go on dancing or melting away. In Hungary, and especially in Budapest, Zoltán Palásti Kovács and Konrád Pilisi are an integral part of the music and underground scene. They are the pillars and pioneers of an electronic music that is fascinating people far beyond the borders of its home country. They have brought their decades of experience in music into their “The Lushlife Project”, which has started about a view years ago. To their experience, they added hungarian heart, temperament, and their history. Zoltán Palásti Kovács is musicologist and historian. He has studied singing and plays all sorts of instruments. Under his pseudonym “Zoohacker”, he has already published songs on a lot of internationally known compilations. Konrád Pilisi is a radio presenter with his own radio show, and a well-known DJ with excellent references.

Available format: mp3.

When The Angels Sing (compilation)

The Season Soundtrack. “Quiet Night” and “Oh Christmas Tree”. Not only a view people think at this moment: “Not again! Every year the same song under the Christmas Tree!” The The new Mole Listening Pearls compilation “When The Angels Sing” offers a cool alternative for everybody who wants to spend the holidays or the company-christmas-celebration more fashionably, but even further calmly. The compilation sparkles like diamonds (Calmstreet), a trip by the stars (Alphawezen) or offers a swing on the wings of the love (Zagar). 21 noble songs from the Mole artistfamily, which sparkle like golden jewellery on the festival board. And if Christmas is over, you doesn’t need to hide this miraculous music on the attic stow away. “When The Angels Sing” still functions weeks later, as anti-stress in Rush Hour or as a reminiscent means to the nicest days of the year.

Available format: mp3.