The 75th Mole album release is quite obviously not just another “Best Of…” compilation but presents brand-new mixes from well known tracks as well as new tracks of our Mole artists. On Mole 75 you can find for example songs from Naomi, Audio Lotion, nor elle, Alphawezen, De-Phazz, Q-Point, Yonderboi, Wax Tailor, The Lushlife Project, Airmate, Lemongrass, Marcel, Anima Sound System, Khoiba, moodorama, Calmstreet, Bassface Sascha, JFC aka Jean F. Cochois and Homegrown. Mole 75 embraces Pop for grown-ups and Drum n Bass, floating sound spaces and charming vocal arrangements, heavily blunting downbeats and funky bass lines. Mole stimulates all senses – not being typical is typical Mole! The task to define the Mole borders on sheer impossibility, as Mole manages to metamorphose into lmost anything without losing its distinctive identity. Mole moves in the realm of electronic music, so much for sure. Mole oscillates between the poles of abstraction and club suitability by consciously ranscending established genres or any kind of categorisation. The objective of Mole is to release good Music of true artists while generating positive vibes. Sounds banal, but hits the ull´s eye. Te artists and their music create an acoustic mosaic which is constantly reassembled but always remains recognisable. A paradox: although there is no typical Mole sound, you can immediately feel and sense the sound of Mole. The resolution to this paradox is anchored in the labels core ideas and the mission of the Mole artists. The mission of the artists can be found in their music with the music being their message. The core ideas of Mole include the determined willingness to foster its artists and to provide them with time and space to develop their message. Mole does not steal a glance on short-term success but has its eye on long-term building up. The resulting quality is the trademark of Mole. The whole thing is quite obviously an experiment: an open production process with unpredictable outcome – subjected to continuous control of ground-breaking potential and quality. But life in general can be seen as an experiment, can’t it? And does not nature create new forms every day? Mole is like life: incalculable, inexhaustible, multi-faceted, lustrous and prolific. Mole is constantly in motion and generates new formats. Mole is sound evolution. The quality of Mole music draws from its sensuousness. The music does not aim at superficial effects, is never trivial nor shallow but deep, pulsating, reviving, sensible, tolerant – and therefore outstanding. Mole has a smart surface and knows how to adorn itself with it. Mole invites you to take joy in the pleasures of life! Celebrate with Mole! Including a DVD with nine “Mole videos”. Here you can watch the Trailer.
Anima Sound System have never been average, have never been conformed, have never been upper classy. And their attitude didn´t change with “We Strike!”. Without any exaggeration Anima Sound System is the hottest and most exciting collective Hungary´s pulsating electronic music scene has to offer. With their brand new album Anima Sound System has finally transcended the Hungarian boarders, raising their voices against racism and homophobia, carrying their invocations for individual freedom and the underprivileged victims of our so called free-market economy into the world. In a world where the gap between rich and poor is increasing, where the freedom of individuals is getting more and more restricted, in a world where shareholder interests count more than human rights and wars are about oil, in this world it´s time to stand up and defend! This is the tenor of “We Strike!”. Consequently this album is not about a never ending party, the abhorrently happy teenage life of millionaire heiress buying herself a pink Ferrari to be en vogue and dressing up like a high-class hooker to cause the attention she is considering as respect. This album is about war, unemployment and social drawbacks, this is album is about the real world we are all living in! Songs like “World at War”, “Technotoys Blues”, “Open Your Eyes” or the title track “We Strike!” want to galvanize us, explaining that we are a part of the system as well, sometimes without even noticing it. Anima Sound System succeeds in transferring their messages flavoured with social ideologies, based on an explosive fundament of radical mixed influences from entirely different styles, in a fascinating way. They are on their tightrope walk between the genres, fusing Dub, Downbeat, Broken Beats with housy elements, rocking Dance Hall riddims as well as their Panonian roots. For all sophisticated music lovers out there who expect admirable music in combination with non-conformist lyrics based on social criticism “We Strike!” is a “must have”! For more informations: Artistpage