Mole Listening Pearls – The Collection Vol. 1 (1996 – 2000)
1996 wasn´t an outstanding year in its historical dimensions. Comet Hyakutake was discovered, and the Nintendo 64 came on the market. The 20th Century splashed slowly and gently towards the Millennium. But it was a year for a new music trend: The final neon glow and the green laser effects in dry ice fog in the 80ies were warped. The electronic music drew from the techno temples into cozy living rooms, quiet bars and comfortable lounges. A new generation has grown up and got the label Mole Listening Pearls, a new sense of life tailored to the body. In the beginning it was just an experiment: An open production with an uncertain outcome. The “Mole sound” soaked in his great sensitivity and sensuality. For the first time Mole Listening Pearls brings together a retrospective in three parts, first, the beginning of 1996 – 2000, the development of the Sound by 2001 – 2005, and ultimately the development from 2006 until today. A series from the excellent range of benefits to artists, having placed the label in the last 14 years to light: Audio Lotion, Lemongrass, Alphawezen, Naomi, nor elle, Lahr, Yonderboi, Khoiba and many more.
Available format: mp3.
Tomoki Tamura – Where We Were (Plastic City. Play)
Tomoki started Dj-ing in 1999 in his native Japan and his original blend of sweet and aggressive avours quickly marked him out as one of the most promising young Japanese DJs of his generation. He went on to hold residencies at some of Japan’s top clubs, playing alongside top international DJs such as Derrick May, Doc Martin, Lil’Louis, Timmy Regisford, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Blaze, Larry Heard, Daniel Wang, Kerri Chandler, Jerome Sydenham, Ron Trent and Osunlade. Regular mix sessions for the radio stations Shibuya FM and Osaka Cable only added to what was already fast becoming a cult following and the nation-wide commercial release of a successful series of mix albums on tape (“the Groove Café Series”) was well received by both fans and critics alike, further cementing his reputation as one of the top young DJ’s in Japan’s underground house scene. In 2004 he moved to London where he has continued as a DJ in top venues such as Ministory of Sound, Turnmills, the Cross, The Key, AKA, 54, the Notting Hill Arts Club, Herbal and Cargo. Within a few months of arrival at its new home of AKA Bar, Holic was already a resounding success, rapidly becoming one of London’s busiest Thursday night parties. Hosted by his own DJ collective “the Geisha Disco Boyz” and supported by “Kikiorix”, guest DJ’s have included Andrew Weatherall, X-Press2, Jimpster, Jim Masters, Pete Heller, Terry Farley, Spektrum and Milton Jackson. The trademark from Tomoki is a fusion of deep, tech, electro, minimal and soulful sound.
Available Format: mp3.
nor elle – T A X I Nightshift (single) – Mole Listening Pearls
“T a x i” is the 4th album from nor elle aka Terry Lee Brown Junior. After “Phantom Of Life” (1998), “Slapstick” (2001) and “Kombologi” (2006) nor elle defines his own borders of down beat and lounge once again. Concentrating on wide scapes reduced melodic insinuation this time, the album seems to work as a screen. Like a movie without dialoque or a documentary without comments the music gives room for own imaginations and projections. Creating an atmosphere of a nocturnally taxi ride Terry gives a theme, but the rest is up to the listener. Where the taxi drives, how fast or slow, wether the driver is a good or bad one may depend on the mood of the one who to dives into the calm and fantastic world of these wonderful narrative tracks. No instruction is included but leaning back and letting fantasy fly over a warm street at a coast, through a forest or the centre of an illuminated city. After “T A X I 4 5″, this is the second Remix EP with interpretations from Ocean Gaya, V_for_Volkan and Terry Lee Brown Junior from the nightride in the taxicab.
Available format: mp3.
Berkstroem – La Formacion (single) – Mole Listening Pearls
In 1974, Marcus Schmahl, also known from his chill out, downbeat and electronica productions “Guardner” and “Rauschfaktor” and was born in Mainz, Germany. Whe he was 14 he start as a “computer and electronic freak” by using his hardware as a musical instrument and he produced his first electronic tracks with it – in addition to his classical guitar training. Marcus has developed his own way to write music and performe live or as a DJ. A view month later, he found his own production company, which also started video production activities (f.e. for the television series “Flow Motion” and “Hessenbilder” at the German “Hessischer Rundfunk” also known as “hr”) and well as photography. With his albums for the project “Guardner” at the well known label Elektrolux, he led for months the German chill charts. To date, his music catalog is regularly used by TV producers / directors around the world. In 2000, Marcus Schmahl and his team also produced the first film score for a TV series of the German national TV channel “ARD”. Berkstroem was founded in 2008 because of his new music layouts were not adapted to the existing projects. The project will see a different part of listeners and also a musical evolution of Marcus Schmahl. Of course he works with Berkstroem, as in his other projects, with many guest musicians and producers in terms to incorporate as many musical styles and working methods as possible.
Available format: mp3.
We´re proud to announce, that nine albums from our releases are currently in the top 100 of the iTunes Electronic Charts in Germany:
# 03: Luxury Lounge 4.0 (Luxury House)
# 14: Bedroom Ecapades Vol. 7 (Parasol Phonothéque)
# 28: Alphawezen – Snow Glow (Mole Listening Pearls)
# 58: Bedroom Escapades Vol. 6 (Parasol Phonothéque)
# 75: Luxury Lounge (Luxury House)
# 76: Wax Tailor – In The Mood For Life (Mole Listening Pearls)
# 81: Bedroom Escapades Vol. 4 (Parasol Phonothéque)
# 87: Luxury Lounge 3.0 (Luxury House)
# 98: Terry’s Café 12, compiled by Terry Lee Brown Junior (Plastic City)
Furthermore Luxury House For A Comfortable Winter Evening In Sankt Moritz (Luxury House) reached # 74 @ the Top 100 of the iTunes Dance Album Charts.