moon is a discovery of iron curtis & johannes albert. before them boys drop their album they tease us with some rave informed jungl-ish techno (fyi - working title -shed-). the break? yes it is just long enough to go to the loo. flip comes with proto appealed trance in a classic executed electro-vain. so hop on your spacecraft and join ze ride.
do you remember groove la chord? well, we dive into similar rave territories with johannes albert and his generators. some might call it peak time stormer. endless arps warped into nasty basslines is what we manage on minilogue. yeah its kind of a tribute to a silver machine. please wait for the break, though. calming things down with a skit of ambient. well, 2018, bring it on!
tataaa! a full on 12- disco ep coming your way via the notorious frank music label. johannes albert – in italy they call him giovanni alberto – plays the rattle bass and bangs out the sweetest piano solo you will hear all year. „giovanni frizzante- it is. truth is he just watched a „how to make italo disco in ableton- tutorial and listened to another 238 lauer tracks for inspiration on top. accompanied by a more sample-laden arp-disco tune that won t give you any cure. added for good measure? jep, prins thomas diskomiks on the flip in all its glory. what could possibly go wrong?
2x12 inch lp + mp3 – welcome to industrie & zärtlichkeit, the raw, quirky yet emotional debut album from moon! although the berlin-based duo is revered for dancefloor bangers such as ze power, johannes albert and johannes paluka (better known as iron curtis) have put much effort into making this album a true listening experience without sacrificing their roots in house music
what do you do when you are part-time bored, when you are part-time broke and – even better – when you claim to make and live dance music (of course, also part-time)? well you are obviously running a record label. this is what johannes albert does since 5 fun years and 20 releases. releasing his own music on vinyl but also his mates stuff. frank will celebrate this anniversary among life & happiness early 2016 with two 12 inches and a lousy tour. fred p lifting us up right from the start with his “energy cloud”. soulful drum workouts make peace with heavenly layers. far out bliss. next in line is good friend iron curtis who is calling for sweet operators. flip side offers our session victim boys first time on the label. lets have some moody juice wit hauke & matthias once and for all! hidden beauty is the kind of track you wouldnt expect from tim toh of philpot fame. well its a beauty and now not so hidden anymore. lets just be frank shall we?
johannes albert is running a record label since 5 fun years and 20 releases. releasing his own music on vinyl but also his mates stuff. from achterbahn damour to smallpeople via jeremiah, from fred p and lauer remixes back to french youngsters ralph & larry houl. so frank will celebrate this anniversary among life & happiness early 2016 with two twelche inches and a lousy tour. starting with the lamest of all johannes himself to be followed by a bulky rework by oskar offermann. flipside ticks in with heartbreaker phillip lauer and his bottomless love for all things lohret. markus mutzenbacher hailing from würzburg in southern germany a djs dj manages to drop his first track ever. after only 15 years of being a dj. this guy is an inspiration.
our main man from hamburg, mr. tilman tausendfreund – try to pronounce that when you are drunk – is back on frank music after appearances on dérive, hypercolour and the likes. and he’s back with heart on his first full 12″,, ep. tilman makes music you should dance to (twenty nine years). music for dreamers (in my dreams). and finally music for all days and all nights. “all night long” even sounds like a long lost ladomat2000 tune. tilman is part of the extended smallville family and a dj you shouldnt miss when being in sweet rainy city. tili we salute you.
groundbreaking scientific news from the franconian space hq. ministers johannes albert and johannes paluka did some research on the moon for their new moon-project. they told us about the days and that it’s not that quiet anymore up there as people thought so far. don’t expect weightlessness up there, expect more abfahrt, they report. but they also discovered new robot dance moves in the nighttime. better known as the dark side. as always international interest in this is huge. moon, the first franconian techno-scientifics in space, checked out the area with very special research findings. smells like future historical stuff.
yo! that is the music people listen to nowadays? yes, indeeeeed. get three tracks for just twenty-five bugs. comes in a fucking unexpected edition limited to hell, so you will need to know guys with the right connection to frank musics distribution. cool frank and rude mo from dreamy city champaign / illinois were used to produce local r&b pop music in the late 80s. these three cuts were found on mixtapes from the early 2010s next to new local r&b pop tracks. dont be en vogue, be frank.
the h.a.n.s. is back. with more tools for fools. four traxx and two extras for the soft working dj and the fast moving dancer. more samples, more nasty beats, more heavy stripped down kaputt groovers. weak kick drums, lazy arrangements & shameless sampling guaranteed. food for fun? maybe rooted somewhere between the early paul jacobs and the late bcc music starring a 2014 twist if you know what i mean. you better remember that h-ouse a-int n-othing s-erious. it is still nothing but big fun.
frank heading north: hamburg! this danger zone oh so full of house music club culture. from the front to golden pudel. from b. dlugosch to kosi. from container records via underground solution to smallville records. and so much more. our european windy city provides quality since 1986 so its high time to honour this cozy place with four traxx made by friends. smallpeople. suburb. tilman tausendfreund. simon ferdinand. hamburg is a-live.
france music introduces fresh talent outta paris, france. we are happy to present the very first vinyl release of monsieur ralph (aka flabaire from collectif d.ko) on the machines et monsieur larry on the mic.
remixes by fred p reshape, moomin, lauer, acid louis mix, orson wells!supported by, jacques renault, axel boman, roberto rodriguez, julietta, iron curtis, langenberg, ooft!, show b, san soda, tim sweeney, ian pooley, jimpster, permanent vacation, gerd, janson
groove mag alnbum charts top 5 !!
frank music proudly presents johannes alberts debut lp * hotel novalis*. emerging from the deep-down spessart woods in southern germany, he is doing his thang since the mid 90s as a charming house dj.
releasing his debut smash >ignore the traffic lights< last year, monosoul landed a super-hit that got played in lindenholzhausen and in eschhofen (even). but there is more to come! for the up and coming winter season he offers >sweet spot< on frank music - a track that will blow you away right from the start. one could say: deep house hit! right now, only available on one sided vinyl.
frank music proudly presents: the future sound of limburg! our homies monosoul & johannes not only like peter hoff produced house sound back from 2001 but also good food, turkish beer and a good laugh. on mondays they use to sit together and cook or make music result is tasty house music as we like it.whatever is pushing prime time house.chords,higher strings and those beats. we shouldnt forget about the nice acid line in the end. mornin moanin is more on a mellow tip, pads and a nice bass out of the beloved juno machine. for warmup or late nite use they offer jomo mf which consists of some riot-as-well-as-rainy beatdown sweatness house.
vinyl only, ultra limited to 5544 copies, r-a-w house shit! johannes teams up with ferris mood out of kansas city and these poop boys deliver three heavyweight trax we just had to share. heavy dirt destroying dancefloor madness. works like an elephant in a porcelain shop as you will see. attention: side a plays inside out. now frank says >buy or cry<
achterbahn d amour is courtesy of edit piafra & iron curtis. rooted in nü,,,,rnberg, city of love. jx2 is another slammer, guided by lush pads and some quirky acidish bassline that cuts from your left brain to your right brain and then straight to the next dancefloor. there is no escape, dont even try! the other side of the platter has more to offer: the middle of is a high standard dj tool with heart. repetitive loops all over and no end in sight. but(t)! exactly the right amount of dirt to keep you movin and shakin that hips. oh, we have to admit, no rnb samples were used at all. sorry guys! if youre into pop music with a certain love for jackin house music, youll probably go for into the wilde. this song was recorded just before a mad club gig in berlin and you know what to expect: pitcheddown and pitched-up vocals, a live bass and drum machine workouts galore. frank says: these guys are hot as hades. early plays by gilbr (chateau flight), axel boman, basic soul unit, hunee, san soda, roberto rodriguez, red rack em, sasse, ethyl, patlac, matthias vogt (motorcitysoul), francis inferno orchestra, snuff crew & foffie.
powerplay from: iron curtis, quarion, dplay, jazzmina, oliver goldt, tristen …. and your mum! when leaves are falling down its always time for some heart-warming music. so we here at frank music decided to do another special 12inch this year. our good friend monosoul made this handsome house-track called >ignore the traffic lights< that we just love so much it gets a singlesided limited release. we are sure you know the feeling when riding your bike, cruisin your city at night: damn those traffic lights! well, be careful when crossing the street, though.... a real warehouse smash for sure and who needs b-sides anyways.
supported by: tim toh, oskar offermann & edward, shaddy foul&sunk, boris hotton, andy weid, hunee,.. frank is back for another round. this time its frank music head poncho johannes delivering two heavy tracks for your dancefloor. we got a classic double-a side, personally stamped in a basement and limited as sunny days last summer. first there is >rough rough raw< ... well its rough and its rough and its sort of raw. dubby vocoders, 909, rave breaks, you name it! second is -way out of sight- which got a fuzzy bassline, little trance moments for maximum party pleasure and some more dirtness in between. this is most probably slammin muscle house for skinny jeans boys. to sum things up: basement is not a crime! our good friend tim says: a few days ago i listened to an old cassette from the year 2000. >roughroughraw< really contains the spirit of this time. the right tune to start taking some >e<s again, smoking a joint and gettin nuts on a tiny dirty dancefloor. underground ish for sure... and same for >way out of sight< especially the first chord of that synth, which reminds me on michael jacksons >thriller<. thank you and turn that swagger on!