!! repress !! the second album on ilian tape comes again out of munich city. skee mask doesnt spend a day without making music and the dedication, attention to detail and architectural approach really make this album an absolute trip to listen to. its the sound of a peaceful and energetic place. its smoky and cosy. its where skee mask spends most of his time. he lives for the music and we are really happy that this freak became a core member of the ilian tape family. this album is made for true lovers and hustlers. turn it up loud!
one of the best album in 2018 - skee masks endless search and fascination for fresh music, weed and burgers channeled into his own vision of sound. enjoy the ride through his second album, a detailed experimental universe of a young dedicated hustler. 2lp vinyl + dl code
new years deal - when we started ilian tape 10 years ago in 2007, we were both basically kids at the ages of 23 (dario) and 18 (marco). there was no plan behind it, no concept, no promotion campaign or any budget, but just an early vision of where it could go. we wanted to build something that lasts. after a few years of playing at parties and producing music, it was the next logical step to start a label. you can clearly see us growing up through the label in terms of artwork, compiling the records and handling things. we made some mistakes along the way and there are surely things we could have done better, but looking back after 10 years now it all makes sense as it was a natural and human development with all its ups and downs. it was always a very personal project, never about making money, but about creating a platform for music we believe in and building relationships with artists in a transparent and fair way. we really appreciate that we were able to work with so many great artists, who shared the same vision and trusted in us, over all the years. a while ago we moved away from the ordinary release info write ups, because in general writing about music is tricky and who isn’t tired of the typical, full of praise for every detail of a record, release texts? but this might be starting to get boring for you too, so just buy this lovely triple vinyl package including a poster and download code, light one up and turn up the volume! one last thing though – we want to deeply thank our parents for teaching us to live our dreams and find out who we really are, our friends for the vibes and honesty, all the artists releasing on the label, all the supporters & fans for buying vinyl and files, all the dj’s playing out the stuff, all the diggers selling the stuff overpriced on discogs, all the dancers working out on the dancefloors & all the clubs doing label nights over all the years.
ltd 2013 repress in 180g vinyl! masterpiece of rolling minimal dub tech !! there he is again, boris steffen aka jichael mackson strikes back after more then a 2 years break with a statement of art, which only he can deliver in this unbelievable form. already known for his journeys on pastamusik, hartchef or musique risquee he has almost established his own brand of techno. call it jichael techno or mackson funk, his characteristic sound scapes were tried to copy many times. without success.
the summer is bad as always in munich, but that is no reason to not have fun and spreading out the fire cuts. the 12 inch starts off with anisa, dedicated to marcos lady in mind and partner in wine. the eastern influences from his hood arent easy to ignore, and if u listen very carefully u can feel and smell the shisha dust inside the landwehr street.
in a city like munich its hard to rent an extra room for a studio due the extremely high prices, so we all have bedroom studios with the advantage that we can do music whenever we feel to. however our stressin turkish neighbour behaves like the pain in the ass of the whole neighbourhood. but we all have a vision and the night gives us the support we need to create our own space and our own time within our own spirit on 180 g vinyl from now on with a vinyl only cut on every 12 inch. twenty-three foreva!
we are proud to welcome simple & thigpen (aka helix) from detroit & a small town in southeast georgia on ilian tape for their first collaboration eva. as peanut butter is a national dish in the usa since ages, every real american knows how to lick and swallow it the perfect way. so here we go with a 134 bpm swangler that funks from your backyard trying to get your arm hard while you are playing a bit of dart! freak seven from manchester is transforming the original from ying to yang through adding his personal slang while designing men strings with jewelry for alexander wang. and last but not least the zenker brothers adding their incomparable dust in which you all hopefully trust. hugs & slugs from the bavarian headquarters of love.
our second vinyl release 2012 introduces a new series, the bias jams, on ilian tape. we start off with a compilation of 4 tracks from japan, serbia, argentina and italy. after some internal investigations we found out that imugem orihasam is not only a japanese shaolin, but also a yoga guru. his bias cut sounds like an instruction for a deep meditation in a forest. we chose a forest, because forests need to be saved. too many black puffs of vapour are killing them at the moment. our late riser regen probably didnt had that a mind, but we declare him to be an environmental activist from now on. now how should we include paper tape in this story … had a look online and found the term perforated paper tape. pretty interesting stuff, it was one of the first methods for data storage. ok are you guys joking? orbital? there is no way to write a good story with those track names. >an atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wave-like behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom<. yeah right! well in fact its enough to know that the bias jams series will feature some heavy bomboclaat bias cuts from various artists! cheers
2012! finally. the end of the magic maya calendar and the start of another cosmic ilian calendar until 2043. here we are with ilian number 12 hang on 2012 and ilian 12? yes thats not a coincidence,its all well planned. the 23 year young munich hustler marco z says hi with his third dish for ilian tape since he started playing fifa 94 on his sega mega drive. lazy and sexy as always he is initiating a new time for us. as the cosmic ilian starts 2012 – ilian tape is on a new mission for some selective raggamuffin cuts out of munich hbf. after air dolomiti required an own black box for each passenger to fly to bolzano, marco cancelled the flight and went back to his girls for some schlutzkrapfens. so get into the tracks while reading our never ending nonsense here and feel it!
after the successful zenker brothers record, we continue with a solo record by dario zenker. it sounds like dario bought some healthy food, went to mcdonalds and i ate it there to provoke some marketing campaign against intensive livestock farming. we know for a fact that he has an unlimited love for good food, dirty old school hip hop, porn, broken beats and kung fu by the way. his flat on the 5th floor gets a lot of light during the summer and also heats up a lot. can you smellthe sweat? speaking of sweat, you should check out inner circles sweat. instead of a proper high 5, we would even give 6 for this one! oh what a bad way of trying to make some sense with the track title... but honestly give 6 is a hard one. well i guess its time to stop writing some weird shit and start listening...
the zenker brothers grew up in munich, but in 1996 they moved to the countryside and their first adress outside of the bavarian capital was berg 10. shortly after that they got their first dog inti, he smelled like hell, but he was the loveliest dog you can imagine. although it was an intense change and not that easy at the beginning to move from a big city to a village with 5 houses, it was a really important experience for the brothers. and there was so much to discover: the beautiful mountains, lakes and forests, the local football team, the heavy bavarian accent and simply the different mentality on the countryside. all things they would never want to miss, but it was just a question of time to go back to the city. we are proud to present the first record from dario & marco. enjoy!
dont we all feel suspended in time sometimes? the older you get the more difficult it becomes tofollow a straight time line through your past. some years felt really long and some others didnt andespecially when you think about your childhood, time seems to be something pretty vague. but that makes life so special from time to time, the million ways of feeling how time passes by. the fact that our time is limited, is probably the biggest impulsion we have. without an impulsion to do, change or create something, life would be pretty boring. so smoke some nice icegrass, play this shit loud and get suspended in time! peace
marco zenker, the wonderboy from munich is up and looking for freedom again with his second record on ilian tape. invisible shadows was discovered by ourselves on the last ilian tape warehouse party back last year. when we heard it the first time on a big system - even marco himself - we were pretty surprised. its building up slowly and leads into a very open space - the perfect track to give the night another direction. remain silent after you heard that side and open your ears for the b side that sends us into a different sphere. here we go down. you almost can call that cut a meditation hymne - it has the same vibe as osho ashram s back then hosted by f. fuhlert. finally we have a tripping remix from one of the hottest dutch guys at the moment - conforce. known for his releases on meanwhile, delsin or rush hour he shows once again why holland is thechicago of europe. its just free spirited, soulful and openminded. qualities we are missing here more or less in bavaria. so we are trying to open up and change things. the time will come. kiss
it is about time for a record from label founder dario zenker. dont ask why it took so long, but be sure it wasnt the last one. and what a record this is, after several great releases on labels like vakant, harry klein records or time to express, dario’s debut on his own imprint is another example for his unique and mature sound. his studio just as his music has grown over the years. 10 am sounds like an earthquake, raw and dirty, it builds up so much energy that even babensham starts to shake. farrel on the other side is best described as deep break beat techno. it shows the diversity of darios productions and diversity combined with a certain signature is a great mix in our opinion. so enjoy it or not, dance or put your hands in your pockets, share some love or be a hater, no matter what we like u.
it was just a matter of time for marco zenkers first vinyl on ilian tape. after 3 digital eps, a handfull of rmxes and one side on the harry klein 001, he strikes back with his probably most impressive cuts to date. marco experienced many mysterious moments on munichÆs dancefloors so far. munichs dancefloors are mysterious for those who know. the time will bring changes. force back lay down and wait. jump on, turn around and move. open up and sing. prepare your body for her and come back. more or less thats marcos intention on his first own 12 inch. its deep and smooth, at the same time energetic like a bavarian thunder.
rmxs by lee van dowski & agnès! big with the richie hawtin, magda, luciano, troy pierce,… big! leonel castillo is one of the most outstanding argentinian artists these days.last winter he released an amazing debut ep on our sister label hometown music and no we are proud to present the rmxes of that ep on ilian tape. lee van dowski and agnes were so exited about these cuts that they did 2 amazing remixes which promises us a wonderfull beginning of 2008. blast off. a. - con hilo de seda(lee van dowski rmx) emotional and deepest vibes are mr van dowskis special strong weapon to raise against rain. the sun will follow him as usual….!
maria fresca is a project by franco cinelli and dario zenker, which is based on a true live musical experience. since they met the first time and smoked a couple of blunts, theyve thought about working something out together. and here is the result. spaced, dubbed out kickless journeys through their musical universes, like timothy learys housekeeping woman from the french alps on rollerblades. where is the kick? the basedrum? well, if it doesnt show up, dont wait for it because there wont come any. dance music without basedrum seems useless to you? if you think so, just listen to that cut really carefully and you wont even recognize that there isnt one. the rhythm is the main theme here
dario zenkers new label !! ralph sliwinski is allready known from his releases on labels like below, morris audio or hartchef discos and surely for a good reason. he is one of the producers who have their own unique style which is recognizable directly. analog old school sounding beats fat as the women of the us mc donalds promotion campaign. this ep is smoove,dubby,crispy,housy,gay, played by usher and all other westcoast rappers around…
lee van dowski, the mastermind of the incredible label num records and also known from his releases on cadenza, soma, num, 60 sec and many others hooks up with the young rising newcomer dachshund which is also already known from his releases on num, num ltd and 60 sec. the two swiss heroes deliver us two impressive cuts which will send us on a creamy road here. it not needs any more description, does it?