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Wayne Snow – Freedom TV
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wayne Snow – Freedom TV

Image: 1608060 After two incredible EPs, Wayne Snow — the Nigerian-born, Berlin-based vocalist and songwriter — now presents his debut album on Tartelet Records.

A1. Cooler
A2. Still In The Shell
A3. Drunk
A4. Red Runner
A5. The Rhythm
B1. Rosie
B2. Fall
B3. Nothing Wrong
B4. Freedom RIP
B5. Nothing But The Best

Freedom TV is the natural sequel to the Max Graef-produced tasters Red Runner (2014) and Rosie (2015), a project marinated in Afro-Caribbean, soulful grooves
and topped by Wayne’s effortless falsetto acrobatics.
As the title suggests, Freedom TV is an album with themes of liberty, struggle and creative identity pumping through its veins. Within ten tracks, Snow fluently meanders
between musical styles: from low-tempo soothers like album opener “Cooler” and “Fall” to the syncopated bruk of “The Rhythm” and cosmic funk escapades found on
“Nothing Wrong”.
Production comes from three varied and solid sources. The tag-team between Snow and fellow Berliner, Max Graef — which started on Graef’s 2014 debut Rivers of the Red Planet — is in full effect. The result is six tracks (“Cooler”, “Still In The Shell”, “Drunk”, “Red Runner”, “Rosie” & “Fall”) anchored by Graef’s now-signature brew of warm-to-the-touch boom-bap, soul, jazz and house. Elsewhere, trips to see the French capital and Neue Grafik yielded three stormers: “The Rhythm”, “Freedom R.I.P”
and “Nothing But The Best”.
Naples-formed, Berlin-based duo Nu Guinea also lend a hand on “Nothing Wrong”, an uptempo jam which will receive remix treatment from Francis Inferno Orchestra as
well as the pair themselves. The works of criminally overlooked, Zimbabwean guerilla fighter-poet, Freedom Nyamubaya (?1958-2015), bind everything together. It’s her verses, which occupy the end of soul-searching, Peven Everett-esque joint “Freedom R.I.P” and provide a regular referential touchpoint. More than anything, Freedom TV is the soundtrack for anyone seeking a wholesome exploration of groove.
Smooth and contagiously danceable at points, Wayne Snow has arrived in album territory with an assured cool. Available from 24.03.2017

Uffe – No!
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Uffe – No!

Image: 1605658 Danish producer Uffe Christensen returns to Tartelet Records with his second LP ‘No!’, a deeply personal LP to follow 2015’s debut ‘Radio Days’

A1. No!
A2. Lesser-Known Values
A3. Fridge Magnet Radio Theme
A4. I Care For You
B1. Come On Try
B2. Keep Smiles On The Side
B3. Next to You
B4. Black Hole
C1. Jump Into
C2. Solo, So Loud
D1. The Fact
D2. You Seem Happy
D3. From Me

Bonus 7’ (with first 500 pcs only!)
A1. Keep Smiles (Dub)
B1. From Me (Dub)

Danish producer Uffe Christensen returns to Tartelet Records with
his second LP ‘No!’, a deeply personal LP to follow 2015’s
unanimously unfuckwithable debut ‘Radio Days’. Every bit as
abundant as his first, it’s a record that scales polyrhythmic
percussion, improvised jazz, & billowing ballads. This, that and so
much more, it’s a triumph of one man’s instinctive ear –– and
should be consumed in one sitting.
A year after his dynamic debut ‘Radio Days’, Uffe resurfaces on Tartelet
with a record cut in the same spirit as the last: a borderless approach to
music-making with organic instrumentation at its heart. Genres collide
peaceably ––off-beat soul with jazz, hip-hop with the heft of house––
and are melded smooth with an earthy warmth. Like nearly all at camp
Tartelet, he’s a producer who is more interested in cutting loose than
playing to the tune of dominant modes in dance music. In that, his
album’s title is instructive: a ‘no’ to the tyranny of trends, to slavish
Facebook likes, to creative compromise. Beyond the babble of fleeting
fads, Uffe enjoys his place on the perimeter –– an outlier searching
critically for something closer to a timeless groove.
Uffe has all of the intuition of the self-taught instrumentalist, following
his ear into unexpected rhythmic and tonal combinations. It’s what gives
the album its urgent appeal: the sound of tentative experiments being
made live, of sequences improvised amongst friends. Far from a churn
of simple floor fodder, the album is a journey through a
consummate narrative. Shy guitar interlude ‘Fridge Magnet Radio
Theme’ feels its way out of the warbling jazz breakdown in ‘Lesser
Known Values’. ‘The Fact’, an unexpected vocal ballad, follows the
broken beat of ‘Solo, So Loud’. With the record’s pleading closer ‘From
Me’, it’s a story with a start, middle, and end. A long player as long
players should be.
As Tartelet continue their run of consistently solid EPs & 12″s, it’s still
these album moments that remain the best gateways into the label’s
distinctive sound. Alongside Max Graef’s debut ‘Rivers of the Red
Planet’ and Glenn Astro’s ‘Throwback’, Uffe’s ‘No’ is a mirror to the
Tartelet spirit and sits amongst the imprint’s best. For lovers of the true
album –– the full-length proper, the one-take listen –– this one’s for you.

WEBLINKS Available from 14.10.2016

Uffe – Radio Days
Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Uffe – Radio Days

Image: 1594826 Uffe returns to Tartelet Records with his new project Radio Days.

Uffe Christensen says he’s not listening to much house music these days.
“If I could,” he said from his home in Amsterdam, “I’d make a jazz album.”
But the Danish sound-smith doesn’t sound like he’s resigned himself to
make a standard dance floor record, exactly. Returning to Tartelet for the
first time since his debut release under his own name, 2012’s Straess! EP,
Uffe has delivered an uncommonly graceful and assured first album,
assembled from a few years’ backlog of tunes and a young lifetime’s worth
of disparate musical influences.
On “Radio Days”, you’ll hear shades of hip-hop (Uffe’s first musical love,
he says), smoky soul, generations of jazz styles and, of course, a distinctly
Detroit strain of grooving house music—often all on the same track. But
even if you know the constituent parts, you haven’t heard them pieced
together quite like this before.
„Radio Days“ turns on Uffe’s toasty sound design, built from the sampled
shards of his record collection and material recorded a friend’s studio in
Copenhagen. It’s as warm and coaxing to the ears as a fresh tray of
chocolate cookies is to the nose. Analog synths sizzle and zap, tube amps
and surface noise hiss ever so subtly in the corners, and drums pop artfully
through spacious mixes. Uffe’s self-taught as an instrumentalist, producer,
and vocalist, but his intuition is impeccable—hear it on easy floor-fillers like
“Die For You (I Won’t)” and “My Luv Was Real,” where hefty basslines
saunter through the ample space between cymbal splashes and Uffe’s
breathy voice builds alluringly strange chords, or on tense ballads like “I
Can Show You High,” a dual testament to the producer’s songwriting chops
and sampling dexterity. In true Tartelet form, the sound is modern and
direct, but in form, „Radio Days“ recalls an era of true albums spread
across two sides of a single record, where each cut represents one layover
on a flight around the artist’s world.
We expect your turntable’s stylus hasn’t cut many grooves like it.

A1. Curtains
A2. Die For You (I Won’t)
A3. My Luv Was Reel
A4. Space Loop
A5. I Can Show You High
B1. Your Reality
B2. Saw Your Laughing
B3. Lemon Nights
B4. Those Insercure Designers (Skit)
B5. For A While Available from 20.03.2015

Daniel Grau – Reworks Vol.2 (by Box Aus Holz)
Friday, September 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Daniel Grau – Reworks Vol.2 (by Box Aus Holz)

Image: 1591770 Sonar Kollektiv present Volume 2 of the Daniel Grau reworks this time by Box Aus Holz.

After Daniel Wang and Jules Etienne set the bar very high with their remixes for
„Robot Magico“ and „Disco Fantasy“ by Daniel Grau (SK280), it’s now time for the
next three songs by the forgotten Venezuelan Cosmic Disco producer to come under
the knife. With his debut „Rivers Of The Red Planet“ (just out on Tartelet Records)
21-year-old Berlin based Max Graef is making massive waves right now across all
borders. Still he found a slot in his busy schedule to enhance three songs out of
Daniel Grau’s elusive archive – together with befriended DJs/producers from the Oye
Records entourage. Upgrading all of them in a state-of-the-art cutting-edge fashion.
That’s how „Tren Del Espacio“ (originally released on the 1978 album „El Sonido
Magico De Daniel Grau“) suddenly becomes a straight forward slamming house track
with added Caribbean spice mid-in. A completely different approach is applied by
Graef and Labuzinski on the remix for „Nunca Conocí Amor Igual“ (of the
album „440 Toker“ from 1982). The vocals by Laurye McGregor are stifled by a
menacing dubsteppy killer beat and only slosh to daylight occasionally. An impressive
and aweinspiring deconstruction maybe also Madlib or The Alchemist would come up
with if stuffed with enough medication. Make sure you serve this cold!
And then there’s the collaboration of Graef with Oye Records honcho Markus Lindner
aka Delfonic. Also with this remix of „Delirio En Fa Menor“ (off the 1976 LP „Mas
Alla De Las Estrellas“) you can literally feel the affinity towards what we used to call
leftfield hiphop. A badass beat framework binds the ever collapsing samples of the
original. It’s like Graef and Delfonic hold a picture of the original tune in their hands
and then tearing it in half, just to piece it back together again back-to-front. This is
adulteration by permission. Or to put it in another way: This is how you get away with
murder. Another milestone in Max Graef’s still juvenile career!

A1 – Tren del Espacio (Labuzinski & Graef Remix)
A2 – Delirio En Fa Menor (Max Graef & Delfonic Remix)
B – Nunca Conocí Amor Igual (Labuzinski & Graef Remix) Available from 14.11.2014

Various – Muscle Tuff
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Muscle Tuff

Image: 1582499 MUSCLE TUFF is THE GYM’s label compilation. Each artist took a different approach to create mind blowing workout music. This compilation proves that GYM aficionados can be melancholic and deeply existentialistic, meditating on the world’s serious issues, while gently pumping iron.
THE GYM emerged out of an old circle of friends, throwing parties and DJing together, while slowly building their individual careers. It became a record label when co-owners Brandt Brauer Frick made their first steps in the music scene. Other GYM members include film & video producers, club curators and bodybuilders.
MUSCLE TUFF is a snapshot of the contributors’ current state of mind. Eight of nine tracks have been produced exclusively for this compilation.
Berlin-based singer and producer Josa Peit opens with “Waste”, a hypnotic soul sketch, her vocals beautifully fragile and intense, with analogue synths creating sonic Alice In Wonderland moments.
Brandt Brauer Frick play a fast and raw Techno track. One feels like working out in the jungle, or participating in a ritual worship of an archaic goddess. This time, they used only synths, as Juno-106, SH-101 or Nord Drums, and left piano and other acoustic instruments aside, contradicting their signature sound.
Offenbach-based Bodo Elsel delivers a radical old school approach, a bone dry one-take house miniature, crooning “I Can’t Reset My Mind” in his unimitable sloppy style, over cascades of dry 707, 808 and SP12 beats and claps.
Copenhagen producer and long-time collaborator James Braun teams up with Dan M for “People Move”, a slow burner of the kind that are truly hard to find and that take you from a low level into haunting ecstasy.
Next up is Berlin’s 20 year-old house, bass and hiphop prodigy Max Graef, His exceptional musical skills came to the labels attention during an in-store gig at the legendary OYE RECORDS in Berlin. He is a unique talent and musically wise beyond his years. Enjoy “Nr 3” and brace yourself for his upcoming “Get Big Fast” EP on THE GYM.
For those who know THE GYM’s former releases, it’s evident that Dollkraut can’t miss. The Dutch analogue sound wizard keeps on fascinating us with his golden touch for pop moments. “Catch My Soul” is an old pearl and one of Dollkraut’s most housy tracks. As it has never been released on vinyl and has proven to be a long time GYM mover it had to be on MUSCLE TUFF.
THE GYM’s brotherhood with Tartelet Records keeps on flourishing on Tartelet’s label head Muff Deep’s contribution: “Let’s Go To The Gym”! It’s hot & sweaty and it gets you. It sounds like a drunken Theo Parrish in a Honda, caught in a thunderstorm on his way to THE GYM, trying to work the MPC. Kind of.
One of the clubbiest tracks on the album is supplied by Freude am Tanzen and BPitch boy Douglas Greed, whose straight and no-bullshit techno track “Raw And Order” leads from agitating percussion into synth madness, GYM music at its purest. On its finishing track, MUSCLE TUFF opens up into the glamorous new wave disco world of the mysterious Frenchman Bernard Crochet. He is an almost entirely unknown face to the
electronic music scene, except for his 2012 debut with Dollkraut. We know nothing about him, and it’s hard to situate him in any context in 2013. One thing is certain, he has access to some crazy rare vintage gear and he’s not afraid of big emotions!

A1. Josa Peit – Waste
A2. Brandt Brauer Frick – Two In A Bush
A3. Bodo Elsel – Reset My Mind
B1. James Braun & Dan M – People Move
B2. Max Graef – Nr 3
C1. Dollkraut – Catch My Soul
C2. Muff Deep – Let’s Go To The Gym
D1. Douglas Greed – Raw & Order
D2. Bernard Crochet – Dawn Raid On The Box Available from 30.08.2013

Manuel Tur
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Kids today don’t really know about house music. That’s fair to say isn’t it? Well thank god there’s someone out there willing to pick up the baton and run like bugger with it! Manuel Tur is a wunderkind from Essen, Germany who looks just about set to take the deep house world by storm because, […]

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015

Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Glenn Astro – Throwback
Friday, April 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Glenn Astro – Throwback

Image: 1596138 Essen’s own Glenn Astro has called his first album Throwback, and the name is at
once a perfect fit and not nearly the extent of the story. On the one hand, Astro has
filled the double-LP with a wealth of old-school gestures and textures—the warm
whoosh of analog synths, the rattle of Rhodes tines and the sizzle of jazzy drums,
all held together by the comforting glue of tape hiss and vinyl crackle. If you’re used
to the clean sonic lines and stylistic streamlining of so much contemporary house
music, then Throwback is sure to feel less like a record you just pulled out of plastic
wrap than a well-seasoned one salvaged from a flea market or unfinished
And yet like so many Tartelet releases—particularly the label’s last two full-lengths,
Max Graef’s Rivers of the Red Planet and Uffe’s Radio Days—it feels fresh and
keenly contemporary no matter how vintage the fabric. Rather than throw back to
any one moment, he’s given us a collage of styles that’s quite literally timeless.
Astro makes brilliant work of his influences, drawing on hip-hop, house, funk and
soul in such equal measure that it’s hard to argue that one impulse dominates the
other. The sound certainly flirts with the dance floor, with Astro applying highpressure
deep house pads on the title cut, gliding on shimmering keys for “One For
Viktor,” and taking us on a vibraphone-fueled workout with “Kilometer Disco,” one of
a pair of cuts featuring Max Graef. But Astro obviously relishes the time he spends
on the sidelines absorbing the atmosphere, or at home head-nodding to the dustiest
corners of his record collection. For every house beat you hear, you’ll also dip into
juicy, 90’s-style beat science, toasty ambience and buttery chord progressions.
Expertly paced but never hustling you along, Throwback begs to be heard as a
whole but explored at your own easy pace—a record for hazy mornings-after, vibey
nights in and endless summer afternoons.

A1 Goneville (feat. Max Graef)
A2 Computer Killer
A3 Throwback (album cut)
A4 Shit iz Real
B1 (Forgotten Intro) 4 my peeps
B2 Bochum (feat. IMYRMIND)
B3 You Can’t Groove
B4 To the Beat Interloot
C1 Still Shining
C2 Kilometer Disco (feat. Max
C3 Ødland
D1 One for Viktor
D2 Long Live Human (One for
D3 A Bit Warmer
D4 Brother T (Greeting to Rasho) Available from 22.05.2015

Max Graef – Rivers Of The Red Planet
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Max Graef – Rivers Of The Red Planet

Image: 1587379 Tartelet have a knack for uncovering virtuosic, off-kilter electronic music. Max Graef’s debut album is no exception. Double vinyl only, this will surely sell out.

Tartelet has a knack for uncovering virtuosic, off-kilter electronic music. Max Graef—born, bred and still holding it down in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg—is their latest artist in this mold. Though adventurous dance music is thick on the ground in the German capital, Graef’s 2013 run of singles, cropping up on Graef’s own Box aus Holz, plus Melbourne
Deepcast, The Gym, Heist and Tartelet, continually surprised, infusing worn-in house with manic energy and acrobatic elasticity. Where many of his peers make languid, self-consciously laid-back tunes, Graef makes brilliantly restless ones. Dropping the needle on one of his EPs, you nearly expect it to pop right off again.
Rivers of the Red Planet, Graef’s first full-length and Tartelet’s latest album project, takes all that wildness and refines, expands, updates and scrambles it. It’s as ambitious and deviously entertaining a record as you’ll hear in 2014, the fulfillment of Graef’s desire to make anything but another contemporary house music album. At any given moment,
Rivers of the Red Planet feels like it could have been recorded through the smoke at a jazz club in the booth at a techno club 30 years from now or inside an MPC stocked with crusty dollar-bin samples. (We’d guess the staff at Graef’s beloved OYE Records in Berlin will have a difficult time settling on which section to file it in.) If it sounds sampled, it’s a testament to Graef’s natural musicianship and production prowess —the record is heavy on sounds he played himself, from drums and Rhodes to fat synth melodies wrung out of an old Crumar Performer water-damaged to perfection. For vocals, Graef enlisted Nigerian singer Wayne Snow, whose rugged soulfulness makes him a natural pairing.
On cuts like “Drums Of Death” and “Speed Metal Jesus,” the clubreadiness of his EPs lives on. But Rivers of the Red Planet may be most at home in your living room, with a good bottle of red and a roaring fire’s crackles mixing with the pops and hiss of the vinyl—a playful listen that sinks in, burrowing deep and getting you all warm and gooey on the

A1. Intro
A2. Itzehoe
A3. Superswiss
A4. Running
B1. Jazz 104
B2. Tamboule Fudgemunk
B3. Quackeljochen
B4. Ohne Erdung
C1. Muholland Drive
C2. Drums of Death
C3. Vino Rosetto (album version)
C4. Speed Metal Jesus
D1. Buchsenoffner
D2. Jane (Fur Hannah)
D3. Medley of the Drifters (skit)
D4. Outro Available from 04.04.2014

Detroit Swindle
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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The only thing that keeps Detroit Swindle from actually being from Detroit is that they are born and raised in Amsterdam, a little over 6,000 kilometers away. So even though they’ve got their four feet firmly positioned on Dutch soil, their heads and hearts are rooted deep into the soul of the motor city. Detroit […]

Monday, November 11th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Wareika

Wareika started as a creative project in summer 2007. Actually school friends Jakob Seidensticker and Henrik Raabe had started a band called “The Havana Boys” some years ago and where kind of a house-band for the famous Mojo Club in Hamburg. While playing another gig in the holy halls Florian Schirmacher, already famous with projects […]

Kasper Bjørke
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , ,
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After more than a decade as a fulltime producer and DJ, Copenhagen based Kasper Bjørke has released his music on labels like hfn Music, Plant Music, Fine, Thugfucker, We Love This and V2 Records – and even more labels are to be added in the upcoming months. Kasper has received numerous Danish Music Award and […]

Friday, May 9th, 2008 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Munk

Munk is the project of Mathias Modica – one of the two masterminds behind Gomma records, Germany’s leading label for all kinds of new and freaked out disco inspired music. Munk released the “Future Disco & Psycho Soul” (i-D magazine) debut album “Aperitivo” in 2005. The album included the club hit “Kick Out The Chairs!”, […]

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