We´re proud to announce, that the album “Martin Stosch – 7teen” entered the official German Media Control Album Charts on position #82! Even though he only came second place – behind Mark Medlock – at ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’ he was definately the winner of hearts. The german Girls love Martin Stosch. This is confirmed by no less than 70,000 Guestbook entries on his Homepage. The Fact that he only received the Silver Trophy at the RTL Casting Show, seems to have become a real Advantage. During the past Year the 17 year old from Landshut was able to spread his creative Wings without Expectations or Pressure from the Public. Together with the Munich based Producer Team ‘Beatpower Music’ he managed to create his own unique Identity.
Mole Listening Pearls is starting the “Listening Pearls Series” with ReReleases of the best and most important albums of the label – mostly sold out for a long period of time. Beside the single album ReReleases always three albums are bundled in a special limited boxset.
In Box One you can find the following albums:
Audio Lotion – ¡adelante! (LPS 1)
With „¡adelante!“, Audio Lotion step out into the world and delivered an outstanding piece of multifaceted latin sounds which enthused a much wider audience. Supported by sexy vocal parts, sappy horn arrangements, and versatile percussionists, Audio Lotion delivered truly first class New Latin sounds. „¡adelante!“ was produced in their own recording studio with Bo Kendren (who mastered e.g. the outstanding Jazzanovas Remixes) adding the final touch. Feathery grooves and catchy melodies keep on surprising the listener from track to track, giving rise to sensual desire, spreading pure magic and delivering tales of love and lust and pain. Refreshingly different from the wasteland of all the other Latin clones out there. Elegant, jazzy and verrry, verrry sexy.
Naomi – Pappelallee (LPS 2)
On their second album „Pappelallee“ Berlin duo Naomi (Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias) delivered 11 personal and charming songs situated somewhere between pop and sophisticated electronic music. The warm and touching sound nests pleasantly in auditory canals making the album feel familiar even at first listening. When diving deeper into Naomi’s universe you soon discover a great variety of influences and contrasting elements. The songs are intense, the arrangement is compact and the sound distinctive. „Pappelallee“ is sometimes bizarre but always catchy, profound but highly accessible, melancholic but consoling. Plus, the moving Electropop jewel „King Kong Is Not Dead“ comes as an extra feelgood song.
nor elle – Phantom Of Life (LPS 3)
When nor elle´s debut album “Phantom Of Life” was released in march 1998, it was still kept a secret, that the producer of the album was Norman Feller aka Terry Lee Brown Junior – the House DJ and producer from Darmstadt (near Frankfurt/Germany) who has had a severe impact on the develop-ment and rise of the genre Tech-House. Under the pseudonym nor elle, he stayed more than true to the Mole subheading “Listening Pearls” and employed structures from diverse musical backgrounds: stopping by at Dub and then straight again into Downbeat. It is especially due to the focus on Downbeat what makes nor elle´s music so completely different from that of his much better known other alter ego. In Box Two you can find the following albums:
Alphawezen – En Passant (LPS 4)
To translate yearning and dreams of faraway sceneries into beautiful and unheard sounds is what makes pop duo Alphawezen aka Ernst Wawra and Asu Yalcindag so special. Their second album „En Passant“ (succeeding their fine effort „ L Après-Midi d un Microphone“) comprises of 12 songs full of fleeting moments, the basic mood of which swings between soothing melancholy and mellow serenity. „En Passant“ comes with such consummate ease as if being produced en passant. But it soon becomes obvious that the album is thoroughly thought through and done with complete mastery. Alphawezen playfully explore the realm between art and kitsch, experiment and calculation, yearning arrangements and hypnotic dance tracks. If you move from disco to disco you will gladly discover some fast moving tracks in this diverse offering. If you like to travel at home, you will find it pleasing to travel with Alphawezen. The album „en passant“ reminds of something which came into existence just now but radiates a feeling of something which has been around forever. And that is magical and very soothing.
Lemongrass – Windows (LPS 5)
Roland Voss aka Lemongrass has a rich musical background spanning three decades. During the ’70s, he played drums with numerous rock groups, funk bands, and jazz ensembles. During the ’80s, Voss developed a penchant for electronic instruments. Having patiently honed his skills, in ’93 Voss released his debut album, a largely breakbeat affair entitled Succa V. Four years later, he dropped his debut album as Lemongrass, Dramatic Universe, on a small German imprint called Incoming! After a short interlude with the side project Orbis, the Mole Listening Pearls debut “Lumière Obscure” from Lemongrass hit the stores and received much accolade by the music press while the accompanying single release “Comme Toujours” turned into a mellow club hit. Even before he had time to react to the tremendously positive and manifold press reviews on his third album called “Voyage au Centre de la Terre”, he was already in the midst of the production process for his fourth album “Windows”, which was released in February 2001, containing the charming cover version of the Winnetou melody. While “Fujijama,” his ode to Japan’s highest and holiest volcano, is a soft, melodic midtempo breakbeat cut, “Journey To A Star” is deep, downtempo, and extremely extraterrestrial.
Geb.el – From A Distant Point Of View (LPS 6)
Geb.el, a native Austrian who now resides in London presents his version of Urban Melancholica. He has long been influenced by Futurism, Jazz, and Soul. These influences are easily identifiable in his music, but this music is also new and exists independently in its own right. At the beginning of the eighties, Geb.el started spinning Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop. From behind the decks he witnessed the birth of both House and Techno. In these early days, these new musical directions were not always well received. Geb.el however, viewed House and Techno as simply the logical evolution of so-called “Black Music”. The Helmut Lang fashion empire began to show interest in Geb.el. Entering the fashion world, Geb.el produced the music for several shows in Paris, and received credits for his work – even in The New York Times. From A Distant Point Of View) is not an album which is limited to one style, but rather a psychic profile of an individual, who has chosen to show us his happiness (Love from the Sun feat. Dian Sorrell), his past (I’m not in Love feat. Cleveland Watkiss) as well as his entire world-view (Schulfernsehen 3 A New Science) in musical portraits. In this work, deep-headz tunes (The Killer and The Chicken) melt seamlessly together with pure ambience (Raindance and Windscreenwipers) to allow the listener to reach an understanding of Geb.el and his distant point of view. The Box One and Box Two are strictly limited and will be available in the year 2008 only.
Since the early 90ies it is impossible to imagine Leipzig’s House-scene without Frankman, once born as Andreas Greiner. Being influenced by the Hip-Hop of the 80ies and the arising Techno- and House-movement he soon developed his own and unmistakable style, which can still be recognized in his recent sets and productions. A style which is one or even the reason why he was significantly involved in the development of the presently popular Leipzig’s Deep-House-style. Since 2001 joint productions with various colleagues became more frequent. Co-operations with de Bear (Dessous Rec.) and Matthias Tanzman (Moon Harbour) followed. In 2002 his first longplayer “different divides” on “Draft Recordings” came out. In 2003 for Frankman it was time for some changes: With „Auris Rec.“ a new Deep-House label was thrown on the market. Since, publications of for example Lars Behrenroth, Metrosoul and Parov Stelar followed. Of course Frankman often takes care of the matter himself -in form of remixes, for example of “Deepthoughts” and “Smooth Society”, or in form of complete 12”s. In the view of his work’s quality, it is not a surprise that Frankman’s productions can be found on internationally renowned singles/records, such as Steve Bug’s “The Flow“ (Cocoon 2002) and Harley & Muscle’s “Play Deep House“ (Soulstar 2006).
We´re proud to announce that from today the repertoire from our digital distribution digedo will be availabe in the amazon downloadshop (US only) as well. digedo is distributing labels like Plastic City, Harthouse, Lemongrassmusic, I Love Deep, Shayan Music, Electrofone, Harthouse, Mole Listening Pearls, Media Records (Germany), Circle Music etc…
Last autumn a first video for the “unplugged Version” of the current single Gone was produced. Now there are two more videos from the same track. The first new video is from the single version, which was re-edited from Partik Majer (winner of the Echo 2006 as the best German producer with “Wir sind Helden”). The second new video is a new one from the “unplugged version”.
Growing up in a small town in Sweden, Pete Gust aka Peter Gustafsson experienced that Deephouse wasn’t exactly easy to come by. This was in a time when the internet wasn’t nearly as evolved as it is today, but still the fever caught him after being introduced to labels such as Naked Music, SVEK and Guidance Recordings by the legendary Swedish house-DJ, Mike Olson. Possessed by a great love for the harmonies and moods presented to him he started producing for real. This lead to a number of releases on Night-Lights Recordings. Despite his quite few releases, he quickly got the attention he deserved. Along with alot of great feedback from DJ´s and producers. Peter Gustafsson is one in a row of many talented and promising producers coming out of Sweden at the moment. With incredible atmospheres and sophisticated beats, he brings you fresh forward thinking house and whether it be a pumping clubtrack or a jazzy laidback loungegroove you can always count on him to stay with one foot in the deep. Over the years Peter has evolved and developed a mature style and sound that now is to be enjoyed on Plastic City.
L.exx Aurel has been and still is an ambitious and keen in experimenting DJ but first of all he’s a determined DJ and producer from whom we’ll definitely still hear about.Those who have once seen him and listened to him know that his music lives on the dance floor. His manifold play between groovy Minimal through Tech-House up to melodious Techno in conjunction hypnotically passages sends the crowd on a long journey. Based on his different electronic influences which strongly shaped him in the past and still influences him up to now his tracks aren’t easy to range and classify. So he describes his sound simply as “finelectronic music” with the intention to combine the finest tunes of the electronic, danceable music. Due to his first release in April 2007 “Architec EP” including the tracks “Endorphin” and “Nebenwelt” on Analyzed Rec. He called for the first time the world wide attention on himself being a producer and a few months later his next release followed on LuckySounds Rec. The “Klang[t]räume EP” which contains a remix from Groovemagnet besides the tracks “Hypno” and “Sphere” was placed just as his precursor very fast on the upper ranges of the Webrecords Customer as well as Minimal Techno Charts and has been sold worldwide. At the end of 2007, the Harthouse compilation “The Darkside” included the production “Crank”, which was supported by the global players like Dubfire, Stephan Bodzin, Robert Babicz, George Morel, Kosheen DJs, Andrea Doria, Joy Kitikonti and Mark Mendes just to name a few.
Cave aka Inge Kjeilen, born in Norway, first started DJing in 1998 and has been playing activly in clubs and events since 1999. His music style has over the years developed into banging fast-paced tribal techno, using 3 decks + effects as well as specialized productions only to be used in his dj sets to make the techno experience greater! In 2001 Cave started producing tribal techno tracks following a first release on Ben Sims’ label “Ingoma”, a sublabel of Theory/Hardgroove. This release, named “Carne Levale EP”, turned out to be a huge success throughout the world, with the track “Street Carnival” being played regularly by some of the best DJs within techno, names like Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer, Ben Sims, Umek, Marco Bailey etc. aswell as more mainstream names like DJ Tiesto, Judge Jules and Mauro Picotto. The releases ended up selling over 30.000 copies worldwide aswell as appearing on over 40 compilations, and was the themetrack for the huge party Innercity 2003 in Amsterdam. Since then Cave has over 40 releases on labels such as Carl Cox’ Intec label, Primate, Terminal M, Ingoma, ID&T etc.. Early 2005 the first release on Cave’s new label Spilo Records was released with great success. The label has since then continued with huge artists like Ben Sims, Chris Liebing, Ortin Cam, Hertz, Boriqua Tribez, Marko Nastic aswell as Cave himself. After his first contribution on the “The Darkside” compilation last year, Cave now release his first EP on Harthouse called “Epic Racers”. Welcome to Harthouse!
Even though he only came second place – behind Mark Medlock – at ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’ he was definately the winner of hearts. The german Girls love Martin Stosch. This is confirmed by no less than 65,000 Guestbook entries on his Homepage. The Fact that he only received the Silver Trophy at the RTL Casting Show, seems to have become a real Advantage. During the past Year the 17 year old from Landshut was able to spread his creative Wings without Expectations or Pressure from the Public. Together with the Munich based Producer Team ‘Beatpower Music’ he managed to create his own unique Identity. After his big success with the single “Zeit meines Lebens” which entered the German Single Charts top 30 in the beginning of this year, he just released his second single “Geh nicht einfach weg!”. Both songs are taken from find his first longplayer called “7Teen” which will be released on 18th of april 2008.