V/A: 10th Anniversary Compilation (Box 4LP, White 12 Inch, Digital)
Project: Mooncircle, as the name reveals, has been on a journey to the moon since day one, exploring the frontiers of music and art, always looking for new discoveries and giving a different perspective to look at the earth. In it’s 10 year history the label has published roughly 100 releases by equally as many artists from all corners of this globe and, therefore, the selection of sounds on this compilation represents the development of the label from the past, present and going into the future.
Some of the artists featured on this compilation have been a part of the label from its very beginning, like CYNE, Manuvers and Jahbitat, whose song will be the last one he produced and published under this moniker, while others, like Robot Koch, fLako and Long Arm, are outstanding examples of its growing popularity and success. Furthermore, the box also features an exceptional selection of close musical friends and inspirational artists like Jehst, Dday One, Kwala and Ichiro_, just to name a few.
The logo and artwork represent someone who was very close to the label, especially in the early years but unfortunately passed on and whom this box is dedicated to. Featured on the compilation are artists such as Mike Slott x Diane Badié, CYNE, Sweatson Klank aka Take, Jahbitat, Robot Koch, fLako, Jehst, Beat Butcha, Long Arm, Kelpe, Pavel Dovgal, Blossom, Daisuke Tanabe, Dday One, Inner Science, Substantial, Arts The Beatdoctor, Rain Dog, Kidkanevil + Microkorg by Dorian Concept, John Robinson, Sorrow, Rumpistol, The Red Baron, Christoph El’ Truento, 40 Winks, Sina., 1000Names, DZA, Ichiro_, EAN, Tom Dicicco, Headshotboyz, Graciela Maria, Gards From KC, Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro, Sense of The Q4, Sneaky, I.V.A., Empt, John LaMonica, Mike Gao, Bambooman, Manuvers, Krts, Kwala, Soosh, Memotone, Sun Glitters, Called Understandable Souls & Szenario.
The limited box includes 2 white & 2 black vinyl LP’s with 32 tracks, 13 additional digital bonus tracks, a T-shirt (only at hhv.de) and a poster (with digital download code) all in a specially designed box that features a special light-reflecting varnish, which makes this truly a collectors and music lovers item.
Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle and it’s two sublabels Project Squared and Finest Ego is an official label from hhv.de. It was founded in 2002 and is specializing in the conjunction between electronic and organic music. The label, at first envisaged as a compilation project only, soon released the first instrumental and vocal solo releases by such artists as The Q4, CYNE, Mr Cooper, Robot Koch, fLako, 40 Winks, John Robinson & MF Doom, DZA, Krts, Sina., Graciela Maria, Manuvers, Lambent, Lewis Parker, Non of Shadowhuntaz, Strand, Ta-Ku, Mika Gao, Onra, Obba Supa, Asusu, Furesshu, AnD. Kowton or Glen Porter. The work of illustrators and graphic designers such as Bioniq, Dan May, Iain McArthur, Ima One, LNY, Gordon, 44 Flavours, La Mano Fria, and The Binh create images that accompany the acoustic spaces.
Project: Mooncircle with its various producers & vocalist shall be an interesting experience for anyone looking for the extraordinary.
A&R: Laurent Fintoni, Jinna Morocha, Karolina Kaczor, Gordon Gieseking and Malte Tarnow. Mastering by Sven Friederichs. Artwork and original paintings by Gordon, LNY & Bioniq. Webdesign 2006 – 2012 by Thimo Hörster & Hendrik Stein. Animation trailer by Sebastian Muñoz.
10th Anniversary Showcase with Jahbitat, Robot Koch, fLako, Long Arm, Jehst, Fae Simon, Rumpistol, Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro, Sunny Grave & Graciela Maria @ Club Gretchen in Berlin, Kreuzberg – March, 17th!!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
BBC Radio 1 October, 14th 2012 Diplo & Friends (Tokimonsta set) with the song Sofuckinfrightnin – LISTEN. XLR8R February 29th, 2012 10th anniversary compilation feature, stream and download of the song It’s All In Your Head – LISTEN/READ. Boiler Room February 14th, 2012 feature and stream of the song Only Love – LISTEN/READ. Red Bull Music Academy February 25th, 2012 feature and download of the song Naiad – LISTEN/READ. Donky X Hivemind Vol 17 February 9th, 2012 Hosted by Slugabed with the song Take Ur Time – LISTEN. Radio Prun’ (France) February, 12th 2012 10th anniversary label special LISTEN. Sonic Router February 13th, 2012 10th anniversary label special, free download & interview with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. BYTE.FM March 14th, 2012 10th anniversary label special with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. Space Invader FM February 13th, 2012 Trust In Dust with the song Take Ur Time, Aquarius – LISTEN. Chrome Kids Radio February 12th, 2012 Hosted by Kaptin with the song Nightingale – LISTEN. Audio Texture Radio Show February 17th, 2012 Hosted by James Barrie with the song Spatial Separations – LISTEN. Sky Digital Channel 0129 February 21st, 2012 Hosted by Kev Beadle with the song Nightingale – LISTEN. 92BPM.COM February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. The Word Is Bond February 20th, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. Red Bull Music Academy February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. Grounded.TV/Lowpass February 26th, 2012 10th anniversary label special, free download & interview with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. Radio Campus Paris February 25th, 2011 Amplitudes with the song Aquarius/Closer – LISTEN. Red Bull Music Academy February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary interview with Robot Koch – LISTEN/READ. Beyondjazz #424 February 26th, 2012 hosted by Lensco with the song Gika Gika – LISTEN. The Main Ingredient / NYC February 28th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Tiffkas – LISTEN. PBS 106,7 FM – Melbourne February 27th, 2012 The Blend with the song Jekyll & Pride – LISTEN. Brighton’s Juice 107.2 FM February 24th, 2012 Morning Glory Radio Show with the song Naiad – LISTEN. Play.FM May 4th, 2012 Bogaloo Radio Show with the song Jekyll and Pride – LISTEN. It Is What It Is – PBB Radio, France March 13th, 2012 Hosted by Laurent Garnier with the song Austrailian – LISTEN. Create Digital Music March 29th, 2012 label report – READ. Playground Magazine March 20th, 2012 review – READ. Unfold April 4th, 2012 Tru Thoughts Radio Show with the song Jekyll and Pride – LISTEN. RTRFM (Melbourne) April 9th, 2012 Out To Lunch Radio Show with the songs Jekyll and Pride / Closer – LISTEN. Radio Wave (Praha, Czech Republic) April 19th, 2012 10th anniversary special and interview – LISTEN. Juno Download Charts May, 20th 2012 by Submerse with the song Feels Like Home – LISTEN.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Thank god for labels like this whose quality control makes record digging in the ever growing but increasingly mediocre world of beats a whole lot easier. Happy birthday boys, I’m looking forward to the next 100 already!! (James Barrie – Audio Texture – Spain)
It’s good and massive! (Thristian – Boiler Room – UK)
10th anniversary comp sounding very strong! (Donky Pitch – UK)
Damn! This sounds like classic compilation or compilation of classic tracks. Whichever way, the quality remains very high all the way through and originality is paramount too. Love this. (Eliphino – SomethinkSounds/Various – UK)
Distant Recall is definitely the jam out of these. Going into my dj box! (Chrissy Murderbot – Planet Mu/Various – USA)
EPIC release!! Every track is amazing, perfect celebration of a classic label. (Kidkanevil – First Word/Tempo Clash/Various – UK)
Good shizzle, I shall promptly download to my laptop. (Jon Kennedy – XFM/Various – UK)
Went round this at least three times today, great stuff. Will definitely jump on the box set when it comes. Cheers for the heads up. (Dam Mantle – Various – UK)
This is QUALITY yoooooooooo !!!! Beautiful tunes, hard to pick favourites! (Simbad
Thanks for this..i’m a big fan of the label and this sampler represents but just touches on the groundbreaking music they release. Everything they do interests me and is up my strasse. (Red Snapper/Toob – Various – UK) – Raw Fusion/Various – EU/UK)
Loving the Om Unit and Robot Koch tracks. PMC have always been a great label, congratulations on the anniversary! (Jon1st – UK DMC Finalist/DROP/UTC- UK)
Fantastic Jehst track also like Nightingale. (Rob ‘Stereo Mc’s’ Birch – Various – UK)
Lovin Niad, Serve and Distant Recall. This album is superb, the production is immense. (Dj Sterling – Future Radio/Kane FM/Various – UK)
Lovely space sounds, much appreciated. Highlight track for me is Flako ‘Jekyll & Pride’. (Dj Irk – Solid Steel/Various – UK)
|A01||Australian||Jehst||Produced by Beat Butcha & vocals by Jehst|
|A02||Jekyll & Pride||fLako||Produced D. Rojo Guerra|
|A03||Ghost In The Machine||Arts The Beatdoctor||Produced by S. J. H. Vermolen|
|A04||Wind Waker||DZA||Produced by Sasha Kholenko|
|B05||Closer||Christoph El' Truento||Produced by Christoph El' Truento|
|B06||Part. I||Memoosh (Memotone & Soosh)||Produced by Memotone & Soosh|
|B07||Koa||Pavel Dovgal||Produced by Pavel Dovgal|
|B08||Water Colour||Daisuke Tanabe||Produced by Daisuke Tanabe|
|C09||Wave||Robot Robinson (Robot Koch & John Robinson)||Produced by Robot Koch & vocals by John Robinson|
|C10||Nightingale||Mike Slott x Diane Badié||Produced by Mike Slott & vocals by Diane Badié|
|C11||Spatial Separations||Rain Dog||Produced by Samuel Evans|
|C12||Distant Recall||Sorrow||Produced by Sorrow|
|D13||Serve||Robot Koch||Produced by Robot Koch|
|D14||Insane||Sun Glitters||Produced by Sun Glitters|
|D15||Dissapear||Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro||Produced by Patrick Madsen|
|D16||Heartache||Krts||Produced by Krts Hairston|
|E17||Gika Gika (featuring Sneaky & I.V.A.)||Long Arm||Produced by Georgy Kotunov & cello by Sneaky|
|E18||Only Love||40 Winks||Produced by Padmo & Weedy|
|E19||Aquarius||Dday One||Produced by Udeze Ukwuoma|
|E20||Burned Bridges||Sense of The Q4||Produced by Daniel T. Wils|
|F21||Lonely Ride||Kratos Himself||Produced by Jethro Hopmanns|
|F22||Kaedematsushima||Ichiro_||Produced by Ichrio_|
|F23||Naiad||Om Unit||Produced by Jim Coles|
|F24||Pictarus||EAN||Produced by Ian Carter|
|G25||Take Ur Time||1000Names||Produced by 1000Names|
|G26||Resonant Wood Temple||Jahbitat (aka Sunny Graves)||Produced by Simon A. Williams|
|G27||Feels Like Home||Sina.||Produced by Barry Gordon|
|G28||Next Cycle||Gards From KC||Produced by Dimitri Kuster|
|H29||It's All In Your Head||Sweatson Klank||Produced by Sweatson Klank (formerly known as Take)|
|H30||I'm Not Listening||Rumpistol & The Red Baron||Produced by Jens B. Christiansen & vocals by The Red Baron|
|H31||Sofuckinfrightnin||Kidkanevil||Produced by G. Roberts and O. Johnson. Microkorg by Dorian Concept|
|H32||Stereo Claws||John LaMonica||Produced & vocals by John LaMonica|
|I 33||Future Fiction||Tom Diccico||Produced by Tom Diccico|
|I 34||Calypso||Headshotboyz||Produced by Headshotboyz|
|I 35||Amsterdame||Mike Gao||Produced by Mike Gao|
|I 36||Red Berries||Kelpe||Produced by Kel McKeown|
|I 37||Lost Highway||Bambooman||Produced by Bambooman|
|I 38||See||Inner Science||Produced by Masumi Nishimura|
|I 39||Tiffkas||Blossom||Produced by Lukasz Czajewski|
|I 40||Can't Stop||Called Understandable Souls||Produced by Riel & KNWLDG Qual|
|I 41||Bleak||Empt||Produced by Empt|
|I 42||Ghost Bellows||Kwala||Produced by Kwala|
|I 43||Magic Shop||Szenario||Produced by Szenario|
|I 44||Jakob Ladder (featuring Substantial)||CYNE||Produced by Speck & Enoch, vocals by Cise Starr & Substantial|
|I 45||Song For You (featuring Phresh James & QuESt)||Manuvers||Produced by Pancho D. Pablo, vocals by Phresh James & QuESt|
|I 46||Last Place||Graciela Maria||Produced by Robot Koch, vocals by Graciela Maria & John LaMonica|