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Anëk mixed the latest Times Artists Podcast

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Best friends since childhood, Anëk originate from Copenhagen, Denmark and are the first female duo to be welcomed to the exclusive VIVa MUSiC roster. With over 10 years of experience DJ’ing and producing, Karina & Denise, who now reside in the UK and France are far from inexperienced in the house music scene. From a young age, the two friends found their passion and calling in electronic music, and since 2001 have wasted no time pursuing a career doing what they love most.

2023-04-22T12:38:27+02:00April 2023|

Matthias Tanzmann & Black Circle team up for ‘Mezcalita’

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Matthias Tanzmann is back on his own Moon Harbour with ‘Mezcalita’, another fresh collaboration with Zurich’s Black Circle. This is the next coming together of these two artists following their recent releases ‘Aftermath’ and ‘’Masina’. ‘Mezcalita’ is no different: it is a steamy and tribal cut with tropical drums peppering the textured groove. Raw but hypnotic, it’s an ever-evolving and dynamic rhythm that really comes alive with a seductive lead synth. It’s warm, muted and full of soul and as the tension builds it provides the sense of release that will send the dance floor wild.

2023-04-14T18:29:29+02:00April 2023|

Raumakustik release ‘Bugatti’ on Moon Harbour

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German powerhouses Raumakustik step up to Moon Harbour with the electrifying new tune ‘Bugatti.’ They show off their rugged, all-powerful sound here with the bold and chunky ‘Bugatti.’ It has tense, textural synth loops ripping up the hefty groove as wonky pads and coarse hi-hats add extra energy. It’s a bulldozer of a tech house tune with dark vocals and machine-gun synths that will blow the dance floor away over and over again.

2023-02-22T12:31:13+01:00February 2023|

New Single ‘Underwater by CHUS

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‘Underwater’ is Chus’s new single, a complete new re-interpretation of Harry Thumann’s Classic with the same title that will finally see the light after a long gestation, a project that began before the pandemic and has evolved over the last two years to reach the right point of maturity. As a result of adapting to all the challenges he was facing, Chus has returned to its essence.

2022-10-10T14:40:22+02:00October 2022|

Defex releases on Poker Flat

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DEFEX is the alias of Franz Hager, a Bavaria-born DJ and producer who has been actively making hard hitting house and techno for some time.

Here we see him bring his considerable talents to Steve Bug’s Poker Flat Recordings, dropping a brand new EP – We Are The Beat!

The original is a tough, euphoric house roller with an upfront vocal from Ibiza icon, singer & songwriter, BLONDEWEARINGBLACK, who contributed the lyrics, that sends shivers down the spine.

The Maxinne remix takes things a shade deeper with a shuffling groove and hypnotic bass, this time with the dubbed out vocals sitting a little lower in the mix.

Also included is an instrumental version of the orginal for the DJs who prefer things more stripped back, as well as a radio version that pays testament to the tracks uncanny hooks.

2022-09-29T10:56:55+02:00September 2022|

Matthias Tanzmann and Black Circle release Aftermath on Moon Harbour

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Moon Harbour label head Matthias Tanzmann rekindles his long-running collaboration with Black Circle on fresh new single ‘Aftermath’. This is an epic tech-house rollercoaster destined for big things this summer.

2022-09-29T11:10:31+02:00April 2022|

Welcome Davina Moss To The Times Artists Roster

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Davina Moss is an artist who perfectly embodies the spirit of her Ibiza homeland. She can play it loco, take it deep or keep it playful. For that reason, she is a regular at iconic parties like Paradise at DC10, has played a historic Hi Ibiza closing party and plenty of other influential clubs everywhere from Japan to Brazil to Mexico.

Davina’s tunes always come with the drums perfectly seated in the bass. They roll on uninterrupted and are detailed with the sort of samples and synths that make them stand out. They have come on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations and Hottrax as well as Emerald City which he runs with Lee Foss, plus Green Velvet’s Relief, Saved Records, Sola, Abode and more. Her most recent came on Moon Harbour with Colombian vocalist Andrea Carolina adding real flair over compelling live drums played by her brother. It was another standout EP from the ever-evolving artist.

2021-11-11T14:17:48+01:00November 2021|

Moon Harbour Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Compilation

Moon Harbour marks its historic 20th anniversary with a 10-track compilation of all new music. It features old friends like Marlow and Luna City Express, icons like Steve Bug and Butch and new signings like Black Circle, so it is a fine representation of the label’s famous sound.

Matthias Tanzmann founded Moon Harbour in 2000, and since then it has been at the forefront of the tech house scene. Even in the face of the major shift from vinyl to digital, a distributor going bankrupt and the coronavirus pandemic, careful A&R and Matthias’s own productions have ensured the label has remained utterly relevant. The Leipzig label has released countless EPs, LPs and compilations and hosted label showcases all over the world. It has nurtured the careers of artists like Sable Sheep and Ekkohaus and has given a vital platform to new stars like Miane, Detlef and many more.

“Evolution is a natural process and important to artists as well as to labels,” explains Matthias. “Music is always redefined and subject to trends. New generations of musicians want to create their own identities through their sound. As a label, we listen to a lot of new music and try to stay open-minded within our own aesthetic range.”

After a year of re-releasing classics from the label’s back catalogue, the 20 Years of Moon Harbour compilation is all about fresh and exclusive music. It kicks off with Andrea Oliva’s ‘Return To The Dancefloor,’ a bumping cut driven by naughty bass before raw percussive energy from ANEK and tense cosmic melody Black Circle. Butch layers up tribal grooves and exotic vocals, then Luna City Express mark the mid-point with the steamy house of ‘Mami Wata’ featuring Sunru’s soulful vocals.

Marlow throws it back with some old school piano energy on ‘Corktown,’ Matthias nails a perfectly slinky tech house groove on ‘Binford’ and Ninetoes’ ‘Polanco Hills’ ups the pace and drives forwards. Closing out is the punchy and stripped back house of Steve Bug’s ‘Going Up’ and Sven Tasnadi’s loopy and hypnotic ‘Cuckoo.’

This essential collection is further proof that Moon Harbour continues to shape the sound of contemporary European house music. Here’s to the next 20 years.

2022-10-10T14:41:46+02:00September 2021|

Miane Remixes Moon Harbour Classic

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Sable Sheep’s ‘Upon Burning Skies’ first came out in 2013 and is one of many hits in the German’s discography. Now it gets a fresh lease of life at the hands of Miane, the Malaga-born but Ibiza-based artist who has really broken through in recent years. She has served up fine singles here before like ‘You Belong To Me’ earlier in the year, as well as making outings on Knee Deep in Sound and Saved.

She is in fine form here as she flips the original into a chunky, heavyweight, and tribal house cut. The rock-solid kicks and prickly percussion make for a serious groove that is overlaid with a chanting vocal that will get any dance floor hypnotised. There is a warmth to the track that makes it perfect for the outdoor summer dancing that is just around the corner.

Once again here, Miane perfectly encapsulates the Moon Harbour sound from her own unique perspective.

2021-11-11T14:06:10+01:00August 2021|
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