In 1974 Marcus Schmahl, also known by its chill out, downbeat & electronica Projects Guardner and Rauschfaktor, was born in Mainz, Germany. He began with the age of 14 as a “computer and electronic freak” to use his computer hardware as a musical instrument and to produce first electronic tracks with it – in addition to his classical guitar training. Marcus has developed his own way to write music and to perform it live or as a DJ. Thus the foundation was laid to form his own production company, which also was influenced by video production activity and photography. With his albums for the project Guardner he led the German chill out charts for months and he was hired as a remixer for major music projects. Today his music catalog is regularly used by TV producers / directors. In 2000, Marcus produced his first film score for a TV series of the ARD (Germany) with a team.
Berkstroem was founded in 2008 because the new music layouts didn’t fit to Marcus’ other projects. The project will approach a greater audience and is also a musical evolution of Marcus Schmahl. He will work with many guest musicians and producers on the forthcoming Berkstroem album to have as many musical styles and working methods combined to a musical production.
Ama Recordings is Ray Okpara’s label from Mannheim, Germany. Amaefule, Ray’s middle name in fact, literally means “your name will never get lost” and it symbolizes the strength of identity we create through music. Ama is also derived from the Latin meaning of love and the philosophy of the label is born out of the affection held for conceiving and sharing quality electronic music. There are no rules about what Ama Recordings will sound like, but it comes from the heart, so expect true house values to be maintained at all times with a natural tip towards the deep and dubby.
The best of compilation includes tracks by Ray Okpara, Nekes, Paul C, Hot City Orchestra, Paolo Martini, Mobius Strum and many more
Once again Luca Bacchetti divests himself of all preconceived ideas, taking the project into 4 separate directions, 4 different soundscapes; but maintaining as underlying common denominators the attention to detail that has always distinguished his productions and his unmistakable groove, the poetic dimension and narrative ability always manages to reach its peak in the breaks.
Yes, because Luca always takes sound snapshots, sounds that become images, stories that arise from the imagery as always linked to travel and that continues to inspire the Italian DJ and producer: so passionate, deep, never cold. From the African hints in Above the Line to the melodies of the title track, Genesis, bringing us back with its atmosphere to the Middle East. Anaconda could be a journey into the darkness of space, while Fireflies and Crickets written with The Box (Trio) brings us back to a bucolic dimension we experienced as children. The EP will be released both on vinyl and as a two part digital release.
We are back, proudly presenting a new version of the Content Management Console, the “CMC V3.0 Yavin“!
– New Menu Layout – completely drop-down arranged
– Direct delivery to shops without intermediate steps
– Deactivate Streaming option in each bundle
– New Content Manager and Producer-section: direct access to Labels, Bundles and Tracks
– More Track options like price tiers and instant gratification (iTunes only)
…and more to discover and to come!