Out now: Klangwart's "Bogotá"
Vinyl includes free CD version of the album. Recorded in Bogotá featuring members of the Meridian Brothers and Las Áñez.
The “Elder Statesmen of Neo-Krautrock”: Electro-duo Klangwart was thought-provokingly labelled as such by an inventive music journalist when presenting their previous album “Transit” (named, among others, Record of the Year in the “Avant-Rock” section of The Wire’s 2016 Critics Poll). The tag responds to an understandable attempt at finding a category for one of the most singular phenomena of the electronic music scene. It might be more passing to call them the “Under-Statesmen”, as minimalism and understatement are key elements of the Klangwart project, founded more than 20 years ago by musician and author Timo Reuber and DJ and Staubgold label manager Markus Detmer. (more)
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Out now: Modern Jazz Dance Classics Volume 1
A double vinyl compilation feat. 15 tracks from all over the world.
For some time now in the continual hunt for new DJ material to play in the Jazz scene we have been coming across great tracks by current artists that are often only available on digital or cd format, and have been cutting dubplates so we can play them in Jazz Dance gigs. Modern Jazz Dance Classics aims to provide DJs with this new music on vinyl and thus inject new music into the Jazz Dance scene. Following a discussion between Jeff The Fish and Markus at the Staubgold record label in Germany, Staubgold created a new sub label MJDC to do this and here we are, the first collection of some of these tracks that have gone down well in sets across Europe from various Fish events in France including the legendary "Fish Party" in Perpignan, to Genis Worksong's "Cool Fingers" in Barcelona and Melody Nelson's "Home and Abroad" sessions in Hamburg and Hanover in Germany and more in between. (more)