Matthias Tanzmann and Black Circle release ‘Wheels Up ‘ on Moon Harbour

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Moon Harbour label head Matthias Tanzmann continues his fruitful collaborative phase with another superb track alongside long-time friend Black Circle. Their ‘Wheels Up’ has a tough groove with stark hits and a menacing bassline that prowls down below the drums. Wispy pads and sci-fi effects bring a future feel as things get ever more strobe-lit and rave-ready. Big horn-like stabs and raw drum fills build the tension until a huge drop will lift the roof off any party.

2023-12-18T09:39:00+01:00December 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.

2023-06-13T09:47:12+02:00April 2023|

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.

2023-06-13T09:42:10+02:00April 2022|

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|

Welcome Black Circle to Times Artists

Music has always been the driving force of this gifted producer and composer for a bunch of big projects in the past. Just one year deep into his solo project after joining Sabb’s record label Radiant. the name Black Circle has made leaps and bounds.

He’s remixed the likes of; CamelPhat, the trio Better Lost than Stupid which is Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich, Matthias Tanzmann and last but not least Eli & Fur. Been remixed by Luciano or Oxia and collaborated with Nic Fanciulli, Matthias Tanzmann, Yousef and NBA former Rony Seikaly.

Through both his remixes and original works that went several times No. #1 in the Beatport charts, he caught the attention of the upper elchos of the industry with Carl Cox, Black Coffee and Pete Tong just some of the Artists supporting his music.

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2022-09-29T11:10:06+02:00October 2020|
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