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.
To mark the 100th digital release on Moon Harbour, label founder Matthias Tanzmann tweaks one of his classic tracks from 2006, and the Robag Wruhme remix from the same original package also appears. This is a fantastic package that marks this milestone in fitting fashion.
Always staying one step ahead of the game, Matthias Tanzmann is back with a new album that will break the traditional model. Entitled Round And Round and due on his own mighty label Moon Harbour, the record will come out track by track over the course of autumn and winter 2019, rather than as one whole collection.
Round and Round comes three years after Momentum, Tanzmann’s last album and one that provided a snapshot of the deeper sounds he was enjoying at the time. This third full length is a more widescreen overview of his entire career and comes just after he was nominated, for the sixth time, as the Best Tech House DJ in the annual Ibiza DJ Awards.
The album was all written in the last year, but reflects every facet of the artist’s sound, so unfolds something like a career-long musical diary: from the collaboration with long-time friend and Poker Flat chief Steve Bug, which harks back to the early days of deep house, via newer connections and modern techno with Rebuke, tracks with old companions like Mathias Kaden, and on to new creative links with contemporary stars like Mihalis Safras and Black Circle. These collaborations with friends old and new define the record but never detract from Tanzmann’s own superb solo cuts. Sci-fi house, deep cut tech, warm vocal tracks and peak time pumpers are all unified by sleek and stylish production that is utterly contemporary.
This is an autobiographical album informed by another busy year of gigs at major festivals around the world, his famous Circoloco residency at DC10 and further Ibiza gigs everywhere from ANTS to Elrow to Music On. September also saw the release of the Better Lost Than Stupid album Wild Slide, a collaborative work with pals Davide Squillace and Martin Buttrich that shows that decades after first starting out, Tanzmann is still very much at the forefront of the global underground scene.
We welcome back Moon Harbour head honcho Matthias Tanzmann. The set was recorded live at United Ants Ibiza on 24 August 2019.
Matthias Tanzmann has been one of the leaders the house conversation for more than two decades now. He is one of the prominent residents for the Circoloco crew at Ibiza’s iconic DC10 in Ibiza, heads up the agenda-setting Moon Harbour label and releases his slick, forward-looking house and techno on labels like Dirtybird and Saved. On top of this, along with Martin Buttrich and Davide Squillace, he is one third of Better Lost Than Stupid, a red hot DJ and studio collective who put out their debut studio album Wild Slide in 2019, hot on the heels of Tanzmann’s own latest career-spanning and autobiographical solo album, Round and Round with guests like Steve Bug and Mathias Kaden. He might have been doing this for over 20 years, but still, Matthias Tanzmann remains as influential as ever.
Two of the most forward thinking house labels; Moon Harbour and Exploited Rec are joining forces to throw a massive ADE party! A night full of quality house from some of the grooviest artists around. Let’s get together 🎶
‘Wild Slide’ is the debut album from techno supergroup, Better Lost Than Stupid, aka 3 of the world’s finest producers and DJs – Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace, and Matthias Tanzmann. Released on 13 September by Skint/BMG, the 11 track album follows a slew of singles – ‘Back From The Desert’, ‘The Sky Is Too Low’, and ‘Inside’ – which have won praise from the likes of Mixmag, Dancing Astronaut, RA, Radio 1 (Pete Tong and Danny Howard), Marco Carola, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Kolsch, Joris Voorn, Claptone, Eats Everything, Adam Beyer, and many more.
It’s time for Moon Harbour boss man Matthias Tanzmann to make a welcome return to his own label. For this small but perfectly formed one-track package he links up with the esteemed Daniel Stefanik. This is perfectly designed dancing material all set for big things this summer.