the young virtuoso producer prins emanuel follows up his acclaimed debut album on music for dreams with something quite different than what were used to hearing from him. while arbete & fritid was an epic odyssey into the furthest corners of disco with an array of studio wizardry and complex rhythms, diagonal musik is a sparse and delicate exploration of the acoustic guitar. steering away from his comfort zone, the prins follows his intuition for experimentation and lands somewhere in a field of genre-defiant folk-jazz meditations, a development that fits like hand in glove for the eccentric nature of music for dreams.
russian born and very gifted musician aleceo is a new addition to the ongoing rooster of copenhagens prolific music for dreams label - aleceo came to attention of label boss kenneth bager with the brilliant first ep clouds. aleceo has his own musical voice, he produces and composes music that is rich in harmonies and melodies he sits somewhere between balearic and deep house combining the past and moving forward and this double vinyl teletrip is an excellent taster of his many talents and a real body of work.
the fantastic new single from okinawa delays feat. the delightful vocals of satoko ishimine is a cover version of the neil young/ nicolette larson classic. limited first edition twelve inch on light blue transparent vinyl & comes with fine selection of remixes from phil mison, psychmagik & willie graf & darren eboli. okinawa delays consists of the talented producer takeo toyama aka dj mizuki and the singer satoko ishimine. takeo met satoko almost five years ago when he hosted a party on irabu island that is a one of the distant islands of okinawa. we basically thought to make something like aor tracks like dusty springfield or fleetwood mac instead of city pop, also satoko likes that song, so we decided to go for it and im very pleased with the result.
recorded in denmark in 1986 by the then up and coming afro pop singer kojo antwi from ghana, the tunes were issued in limited numbers as he was leaving denmark, sparking his international solo career after he left the classique vibes. though a popular favourite on cassette in ghana his debut album was only released in small numbers in europe and never achieved the same attention. the tracks selected here showcases kojos transition from the highlife sound of the classique vibes to the more drum machine driven highlife disco on ‘hini mi as well as the deep, computerized reggae
max essa - lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the japanese based producer & dj and his first release on copenhagens music for dreams label. tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. a refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. the sleeper train to izumo. an okinawan beach at dusk.
aussteiger is a berlin based german dj / producer. he runs the dub disco label in berlin and dj’s around the world. zusammenkunft is his debut album released on copenhagen’s music for dreams. once upon a time a golden boy came back from the shadows. rumors were told that he once left the big city in a time where the music scene and clubs were dominated by cold music and average beats. he left behind civilisation, living withdrawn in the woody mountains of a covert place. from there on people talked about him as aussteiger. connected to the nature and deeply rooted in the harmonic essence, aussteiger became a part of the great whole. in a full moon illuminated clear night while experimenting with various unique herbs he accidentally found a recipe to create warm and ravishing music. he firmly believes that music is his infinite source to gather strength and positive energy after years of strengthening himself and shaping vibrant sounds aussteiger decided to share his delightful music with the world. he returned from his retreat in order to enchant the music lovers all over the world with his feel good approach and supernatural sounds. coming back to the city, he also co-founded the awesome dub disco label with his buddy serj nosé.
copenhagen label music for dreams release yet another brilliant debut album, this time by the danish duo dalholt & langkilde. the album has a wonderful warm summery vibe, with slick smooth production, hypnotic groove baselines, live guitars & vocals
finally, copenema drops on vinyl. this special limited-edition vinyl ep especially for those summer beach bar vibes. the ep includes the much loved te faz bem which became a balearic classic in ibiza last summer after dj harvey regularly played it at his residency ‘mercury rising at pikes.
four tracks of ny-flavoured boogie and house goodness - quality is the key word from copenhagen based music for dreams and here is another home run. willie graff splits his year between dj residencies in new york and ibiza. in this new outing with studio partner darren eboli, the influence is, as the title suggests, clearly ny-based. over only four tracks, the pair manage to craft a stunningly comprehensive exploration of the essential elements of dance music. opening track -love flight- staggers into a lush string-driven groove that recalls the glory of metro area meets wally badarou vibes. minimal yet playful, it lounges somewhere in the depths of the house tradition, calling on familiar sounds while throwing in odd details along the way (harmonicas?). it takes both skill, devotion and a sense of humor to pull this track off, making for a strong opening. -moon tan- lingers on a metallic hook that drags you into a plethora of percussion followed by a rubbery soft baseline. dubby key work would suggest this was a new wave band jamming at compass point, while the icy chill of the xylophone transports you into 80s italo territory. -second sun- pulls out the bag of boogie tricks, relying on a firm but humble baseline and smattering drum machine claps. nile rodgers-style guitar licks guide us onwards into a well-orchestrated jam that builds up and breaks down with perfect timing while dreamy chords reach for the sky. -first light- keeps the groove tight while dipping over towards more balearic temperatures. steeped in a watery atmosphere and gentle organic percussion, it focuses in on a trance-inducing arpeggio that lulls you in to the swaying badarou-style synth swirls that intercept it.
music for dreams is proud to announce the new album by danish legend dub tractor. one of the founding fathers of electronica in denmark in the early 90s, anders remmer has remained a reluc-tant beacon of copenhagen’s scene ever since, with his musical legacy still a work in progress. as well as being a member of future 3, remmer has released material under a number of different aliases, but his most frequent guise dating back to 1994 has been dub tractor. under this name, he gently crafts complex yet warm and organic electronic music that flirts with ambient, dub and idm. with “hello ambient wash”, the first dub tractor album since 2009, remmer explores further the possibilities of dub tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album -sorry-. in addition to new material, the second half of “hello ambient wash” presents a ret-rospective of hand-picked tracks from his first three albums on flex records (the label which music for dreams founder kenneth bager ran with ole mortensen from 1994 to 2007). ... bonus info: nils frahm is a fan.
copenhagens music for dreams comes with yet another strong release - a double album of personal favourites compiled by jan schulte. according to all maps and witness accounts, germany does not officially have any tropical forests. this is of no concern to schulte however, who has unearthed many stunning examples of tropical drum music recorded there. perhaps the number of botanical gardens and palm houses in germany confused musicians into mistaking the climate, or maybe it was just a happy blend of escapism and multi-cultural integration within musical scenes that spawned such a curious output of undefinable tribal folk jazz. most of the tracks picked by schulte were released on small labels in the late 80 s. the musicians involved were mainly traditionally schooled, born and raised in germany. at that time to be interested in foreign folk music might have seemed a gimmick to some, what with the emerging -world music boom- already snowballing into the mainstream. but these songs, while they may be based on musical traditions from foreign lands, deal much more with introspection than exploitation. schulte himself points to his -general fascination for music that describes places where the artists have never been. songs about the jungle or the rainforest made by people that know the rainforest only from television and books. somehow i think you can hear their mythical imagination and fantasy in those tracks,- he explains....
that cyberpunk chameleon of styles, manchester’s pride and dancefloor master ruf dug is back on wax on copenhagen’s music for dreams. following up the first 12” of remixes that came out last year, we once again re-visit the island life of monsieur ruffy and his debut full length album “island” (recorded during a sojourn on guadeloupe). first up we have italians on the mix. hi-jacking ruffy’s tribute to wally badarou, leo mas and fabrice opt to do their own thing: which is churning out a bouncing house belter of their own that bears little resemblance to the original lo-fi synth reverie. closer to the original then, is fellow mancunian andi hanley’s take on the same track. adding sparse percussion and and a simple but effective drum beat, this take seems to simply be an uncovered second half of the original, where it finally takes off for the dancefloor. “mangrove dub” is reworked by fresh-on-the-scene aussie producer tropical hi-fi who creates a brilliant version full of moist ambient textures and reverb-heavy dub treatments. at last but definitely not least, seahawks turns the whimsical hippie folk ballad “le rayon vert” into a more intense and neatly dressed affair, focusing on the instrumental parts and lifting aside vocalist nev cotte’s contribution to the original. still with a mindful of tropical dreams and the ocean shore close at hand, but in a more introvert vini reilly kind of way. essential package.
copenhagen based music for dreams release the debut album of mackrory and collier.
nick mackrory & harry collier’s musical partnership dates all the way back to the 90’s, when they were both deeply invested in the musical boom in the uk that followed acid house, the rave scene, and the ibiza experience. nick went from drumsticks to turntables to studio wizardry, while harry honed in on his golden voice - which led him to a stint as a singer for faithless. they found their way back to each other in 2014 and have since developed a sound together that is fresh but not too polished. with touches of 60’s chanson coupled with sundazed electronics, their songs linger on like the feeling of a long day spent outdoors in summer.
this album collects their previously released singles for music for dreams along with exclusive new material and a number of remixes, edits and alternate versions that together form a mesmerizing listening experience.
copenhagen-based trio silent riders recently wowed us with their immersive neo-gothic full length album debut on music for dreams. now they are back with a remixed package aimed directly for the darkest of dancefloors. together with some top notch remixers, they are re-visiting their stand out track -i see you- as well as -shadows-, another cut off their self-titled album
late last year music for dreams released the digital album -debut- by bongo entp. this passion project from veteran studio session player jacob andersen brought us an unexpectedly fresh take on south american music traditions. on this new vinyl release, the project is both revisited and expanded upon. cherry picking some of the grooviest cuts from the album for this ep, we also get remix treatments from well sourced collaborators selvagem & carrot green. both hailing from brazil, these producers certainly know how to work latin percussion on a dancefloor. taking on the dreamy cover version of henri mancini’s classic -lujón- (original included too), carrot green ups the tempo and wrangles the elements of the original into something completely different. adding a house kick and dark acid undertones, he takes you on a wet trip with lots of twists and turns. the production duo of selvagem manage something similar with one of the looser bongo entp. jams. the original -foto feita do aviaõ is a jazzy scat sinaalong tune. in selvagem’s hands, it turns into an epic cosmic disco groover, locked into place by a muscular baseline. the vocal chants of the original are here, but used in a lower key and more sparingly to punctuate the bounce of the rhythm. the vinyl includes two other album highlights - the cafe del mar classic -el rey de pollo- , a santana-style chill-out affair featuring mikkel nordsø of bombay hotel fame and finally the moody -spanish winter- with its robotic reggae-like groove and syrup-thick synthesizers bubbling in a bittersweet fashion. a superb package.
in revisiting the epic journey of josé manuel s debut album -excursion africanism-, the copenhagen based music for dreams have procured remixes from like-minded producers to lend an additional layer to the afro-inspired dance music of manuel.
this album -sesiones de panamá- was born from a live session in janeiros studio, and that freeform live attitude is clearly evident in the resulting music. throughout the six long tracks of the album, the trio build up progressive atmospheric pieces of genre-defying instrumental music that sits comfortably on rhythmic patterns reminiscent of house. as if pink floyd had made a balearic house record in the mid 90s, they forge a crisp soundscape with space for experimentation. at the centre of their musical expression is the clear influence of their hometown santiago and its surrounding nature, evident in titles like -el pacífico mexicano-, -botavara- and -isla margarita-. opening track -botavara- rolls in on a gentle breeze of tropical percussion and floats along on a carpet of new age synthesizers. the epic -la casa del torrero- starts with a shuffling beat and dreamy xylophone melody, before tripping out into a full 11-minute long cosmic synth and percussion jam. the south american feel comes stronger on -el pacifico mexicano- with chattery polyrhythms carving out a groove along massive waves of ambience - the transcendental music of manuel göttsching comes to mind. with -isla margarita- we get the featherlight feel of a wally badarou production that recent deep house producers have been trying their best to emulate. for the estancia trio this comes as no struggle, and across a stunning 10 minutes they make that sound their own.
copenhagen’s music for dreams continue their string of pearls in 2016 with the 12” release of apiento & lx’s dish. at the request of cutting edge danish designer trine lindegaard, paul byrne (aka apiento) created this music to accompany her dish project - a playful fusion of food, fashion and art - when it premiered at 2016 copenhagen fashion week. for the project, lindegaard worked with members of integration organization itmv in copenhagen to produce clothing items based on their favourite food dishes, apiento and regular collaborator uk-based house producer lx, used the recorded interviews of their discussions as raw material with cut-up samples of the women’s voices woven into the music for the runway show. the result is an ethereal and avant-garde mix of crisp beats and featherlight percussion blended in a fresh and modern oriental-flavoured balearic groove packed with gorgeous flutes and kalimbas. the powerful dub on the flip-side brings a heavier more trippy feel geared firmly for the dancefloor. as well as a string of great remixes and edits as apiento, paul byrne is also well known for his behind-thescenes work with labels like junior boy s own, international feel and deewee, and for his highly influential blog test pressing. limited edition vinyl - don’t miss.
with the opening track -i see you-, silent riders offer up a brilliant pop diamond combining all elements of their distinctive sound palette. lu’s soulful voice bounces off almost funky drum machines, all drenched in layers of dark analog ambience. on the lush -copenhagen dream-, lu channels a sense of brit-pop nonchalance into a political song about the state of her city. in contrast, -being afraid- sees the band in their hardest grittiest mode - with lu reminiscent of pj harvey at her most moody and the slow groove behind her like a factory machine beating and releasing steam. other highlights include the chilling -static- and the ethereal beauty of closing track -falling- which sees the riders in their most relaxed and dreamy state, and echoes the works of portishead and massive attack. a stunning debut - limited vinyl release - don’t miss.
prolific italian dj and producer josé manuel releases his debut concept album excursion africanism on the highly respected copenhagen based music for dreams label.
excursion africanism is a visionary concept album written, produced, and arranged by josé manuel that succeeds in combining a sense of balearic beats, world music and afro acid within a template of space disco. don t miss...
ruf dug’s debut album ‘island’ was released to much acclaim in 2015 on kenneth bager’s music for dreams imprint. it sold out its first promo run within weeks and scored top spots in many ‘best of year’ reviews. now for 2016, ruffy has picked some of his favourite artists to rework his tracks and this is the result. limited vinyl - dont sleep!
this latest collaboration between nick mackrory and harry collier is a blend of electronic and organic acoustics with a balearic twist. their musical relationship stems from the early 90s and this current project highlights their easy union, experience and flair.
copenhagen’s music for dreams label is releasing the third edition of their popular sunset sessions series curated by kenneth bager on limited edition vinyl. ‘music for dreams – the sunset sessions #3’ is compiled by danish dj, producer and club owner extraordinaire, kenneth bager (aka dr baker), the label boss music for dreams and one of the most prominent curators of balearic and chill out music.
music for dreams release their second 12 inch this year from danish duo visti & meyland. continuing their current passion for writing real songs, visti & meyland are back with a larger than life anthem of love, melancholy and thoughtfulness. ‘sharing the light’ has a dreamy vibe in the verses and hits back hard with a bobby womack-esque chorus with meyland s jekyll and hyde vocals. carried by a 70 s drumbeat, a hypnotic electric bass line, and an out-of-tune piano, this track has a strong emotional, warm and star-gazing feel to it, though still maintaining the heavy, rock-solid grooviness that the danish duo are known for. on remix duties payfone calls the shots and demonstrates his power turning the track into a modern paradise garage-inspired dj tool. ‘girls on camera’ is the second track and a sure fire balearic club monster combining -e2e4- style arpeggios with french kiss style stabs making this package essential for any collector of open minded balearic sounds.
early in 2014, copenhagens kenneth bager asked electronic wizard and remix entrepreneur ruf dug if he would make an album for his acclaimed balearic imprint music for dreams. that summer, ruf dug headed off to spend three months on the island of guadeloupe in the french caribbean. seizing the opportunity to live out his own compass point fantasy, he put together a portable studio that would fit into a suitcase - two half-rack synthesizers, a couple of effects units, his laptop and a 4-track cassette recorder. he set up the studio in the spare bedroom in a rented villa and spent the next 12 weeks watching the sun set and making the album. all tracks were written and recorded in guadeloupe, with nev cottee beaming in vocals and guitar parts for a couple of the tracks direct from the heart of mancunia, hooking into the powerful and long-standing musical relationship between manchester and that most famous of sunset islands ibiza
brand new wax from denmarks acclaimed music for dreams imprint featuring two artists new to the label - bonnie & klein and coyote. hailing from greece, bonnie & klein debut with three impressive cuts including future sunset classic total blue - already receiving maximum support from the likes of moonb oots and phil mison, this gentle summery melody conjures up perfect cafe del mar moments with its dreamy pads, lush keyboards and beautiful accordion. also coral which follows the same route - another sunset chill-out gem with a mental generation/ double fantasy feel - and finally demode, a great bass-heavy slo-mo white isle dreamscape with gorgeous flute. also making their first foray onto music for dreams are is it balearic dons coyote with the superb gitarra, a flamenco/ spanish guitar-laden, percussion-driven chugging monster of a track with huge balearic dancefloor appeal.
limited-edition vinyl sampler of a new digital compilation due to drop at the end of september on music for dreams. *music for dreams - the sunset sessions #2* is a 50-track album compiled by esteemed balearic, ambient and techno dj/producer kenneth bager (aka dr baker), also head of the music for dreams imprint, plus promoter of coma club and apple flower festival in denmark. kenneth has used his wealth of experience and knowledge to pull together an top eclectic selection of revered names such as dusty springfield, roisin murphy, javier bergia, hollie cook, todd terje, nils frahm, faze action and jan akkerman alongside recent balearic favourites such as mop mop, baby alpaca and habibeats.
kenneth bager drops this killer dance instrumental (the title track to his album due in 2013) which was a huge hit in ibiza and with pete tong on the radio. also includes kenneths remix of coyotes eve and the cosmic jazz dub of love wont leave me alone feat. jean luc ponty.
the music for dreams label boss/dj/producer drops this limited edition 3 track ep. the bumpy electronic club groover fragment 31 (kaos)(bager vs zohdy mix), the dubby, slick & laidback vocal cut fragment 13 (go underground) which has a vocal that sounds a lot like justin timberlake, and the pilooski dub of fragment 8 (sound of swing). 2010 is kbes year!
bcc ft. robin hannibal of owusu & hannibal the new music for dreams signing (and gilles peterson faves) with their first 12inch release for the label and a fine one it is. yam who works remix duties on the a side with a fantastic house mix, while the flip features the superbly lush and sleek album track combiner in both instrumental and vocal forms.
for the second in its new special collector series, music for dreams has asked long-time friend of the label moonboots to pick out a selection of songs with the power to encapsulate moods of calm and moments of contemplation. the result is the exquisite “moments in time” moonboots has been a fixture of the manchester scene since the balearic boom in the late 80s. he runs the prolific vinyl label aficionado recordings together with fellow dj jason boardman, a project that started out as a sunday club night. since 2012, they’ve dished out more than a handful of 12” releases with an ever-surprising selection of underground acts at the fringes of what might be called balearic.
on “rest in space”, his first full length outing for music for dreams, the lp keeps a steady pace of around 90-95 bpm, but never gets repetitive with islandman taking us on a rich and ever surprising journey, full of quirky turns and mysterious instrumentations. the opener “rest in space” treats us to a funky percussion-thick rhythm that lounges into a pool of playful & jazzy horn & flute arrangements. this is followed by the epic “night wind” which sweeps across cinematic desert landscapes of synth layers and falls into a dark night time groove reminiscent of nicolas jaar & dave harrington’s darkside project. “seikleos” centers around a motorik electronic rhythm pattern (not unlike the classic electro-pop classic “popcorn”) that develops into a chugging balearic house jam while stand out track “future days” brings in a female guest vocalist to complete the album with a breezy full on groover that echoes of both sheila chandra and tom tom club. also included is the previously released digital single “agit” as well as a remix by berlin-based m.rux, toning down the heavy guitar of the original in favor of a more bouncier interpretation. the stunning “ikaru” wades in through chunks of jungle ambiance and watery percussion to lounge along on a rubbery funk bassline, coupled with a heavy laid back beat and wobbly derelict synth figures. “tawhid” is an odd mix of new wave brilliance and prog momentum that breaks into a cascade of pouring rain and surprising percussion breaks. lastly comes gorgeous eastern guitar opus “the true word of the wind” and the warm vibey dreamscape “following”. as a whole, islandman delivers a delicate buffet of influences - spanning the spectrum from hazy balearic pop to tropical new age flirts to deep spiritual psychedelic jamming.
danish composer the swan and the lake is at it again with his trademark widescreen soundscapes wrapped around eight new tracks of exquisite scandinavian balearica. with the release of his first album -moments- last year on copenhagen’s music for dreams, we were introduced to a unique artistic vision. with one foot in the ambient chill out spectrum and the other in everything from classical avantgarde, idm and jazz, the music of emil svane breum under his alias the swan and the lake is both very accessible yet complex. on his new album -clouds- we see him expand on those same ideas and with seemingly simple means achieve extraordinary strong emotions. opening side a, the jazzy intro of -fresh food- leads us into a sublime piece of hazy ambient groover that could easily be mistaken for a lost 80s production from japan. -clouds over Østerbro- keeps things playfully cool and adds elements of scat singing and xylophones, layered over breum’s shimmering bright chords. while the title suggests we are still on danish soil, this feels like a five minute vacation to a tropical paradise. guitarist johan liepstack makes a guest appearance on -summer in december- which comes off as an understated anthem that could break out into euphoria at any second, but manages to stay in a sombre state all the way through. on the track -plastic pacific ocean remake- we are visited once more by airy vangelis-like vocals which assume the role of a nurturing angel, guiding us to a comforting state of relaxation and healing, as breum lays down an overwhelmingly beautiful synth serenade with chords that hit you right at the core of your most vulnerable state. flip over for the mallorca inspired track -port d andratx- which comes in two versions - part 1 (sun) shines like a perfect escape into that cafe del mar/ hostal la torre sunset while the more deep and melancholic part 2 is aptly named rain. the gentle trickling of -waterfalls- sees breum mimic the eternal cycle of water, creating an organic and ethereal composition that stretches out seemingly without beginning or end. and finally on -heaven’s voice- we see breum in his most epic and emotional mood, as he steers us through a slow explosive force of cinematic sounds. it all ends with a heartfelt spoken word contribution by guest vocalist neonbi.
copenhagen’s music for dreams release the special vinyl edition of the first ever artist album from ibiza legend dj pippi. entitled ‘bocadillos variados’, the 10 track double album showcases pippi’s own style of deep soulful balearic grooves and quality global house. highlights include the funky new ibiza summer anthem ‘cristal palpita’, balearic underground hit ‘la serenata’ recorded with kenneth bager, the grace jones influenced ‘make u smile’ with tuccinelli and stunning soulful track ‘so beautiful’ featuring barbara tucker. the lp also features contributions from producers and musicians j.l., victor martin (eurythmics) and ibiza luminary cesar de melero.
copenhagen based music for dreams are proud to unleash the debut album of swedens prins emanuel. the first full length solo album of prins emanuel is a concept album revolving around the medium of the vinyl record itself. with a functionalists attitude, its two sides can serve two different purposes. translated from swedish, the album title reads “work/leisure time”: which are the moods the two sides are meant to reflect.
the label music for dreams is a sonic kaleidoscope of musical tones and colors. it is an exciting aural journey from danish label boss, dj, event maker, radio host, producer and founder kenneth bagers feeling for all things good as manifested in the diverse offsprings of the music for dreams label. the label has since its day of birth sold over 2 million albums and its artists have been featured on more than 1000 different compilations worldwide.
kenneth bager is one of the most prominent curators of balearic and chill out music. this double vinyl /double cd /digital release is the fourth in the series “the sunset sessions” and is full of exclusive tracks including ambala, laid back, hong kong syndikat, tuccinelli, nick mackrory & harry collier, islandman, rev thorn, lars bartkuhn & christer nahrendorf ... among many others, the album has been designed for connoisseurs of balearic sounds.
former cafe del mar dj phil mison returns to music for dreams with his new ambala project – recorded with volmer in copenhagen and featuring guest appearances from danish duo laid back and guitar player jacob gurevitsch. the album “ambala vol 1” contains 11 tracks incl. the anthemic summer single “calypso beach”.
music for dreams is releasing ‘kenneth bager’s balearic biscuits vol. 2’, a new compilation of balearic music. featuring an eclectic tracklisting that embodies the adventurous spirit of ibiza, the album has been compiled by kenneth bager, the colourful head honcho of denmark’s music for dreams label, which is the gold standard bearer for new balearic and electronic music with its weighty vinyl output.
copenhagens music for dreams continues its run of great releases with a tasteful 12 inch from label boss kenneth bager who presents four on-the-money remixes of his single *sunshine stereo* taken from forthcoming album *follow the beat*. currently enjoying heavy rotation on p3 (denmarks answer to radio one), this summery anthem gets makeovers from denmarks jazzbox, greek duo bonnie & klein and from mr bager himself who teams up with napoli-born producer extraordinaire tuccinelli to give us not only a superb extended vocal mix but also an on-fire dub version of the track that is sure to be a future classic both for the balearic brigade and all lovers of funky downtempo dubbed-out weirdness. treading the same territory as the fabulous frankie knuckles hallucinogenic mix of *aint nobody*, this dub is full of tricks, teasing and pleasing the dancefloor and already getting strong support of manchesters moonboots, amnesia legend leo mas and danish dj peter visti. elsewhere jazzbox deliver a great uptempo beach boogie version full of soul and groove making great use of the unmistakeable voice of damon scott, known for his work with storm queen, while bonnie & klein produce a very special percussive jazzy dub mix. the pair are on a roll at the moment and this remix with its warm marimba vibes creates that mediterranean vibe we all love. a real sun-soaked winter warmer, this 12 feels like a knitted sweater in the cold! limited vinyl.
music for dreams are extremely proud to announce the first-ever vinyl release of *cantoma*, the debut album from legendary café del mar dj and collector extraordinaire, phil mison aka cantoma. left, right and center, phil has been one of the key players in the chill out/balearic scene and today is more in- demand than ever playing festivals and clubs all over europe - recent gigs include playing dj harveys birthday bash at pikes in ibiza and alongside nyc icon justin strauss. his first album, the self-titled cantoma, was originally released back in 2003 and quickly become a modern chill out classic selling over 15.000 copies with tracks featured on more than 150 compilations and supported by quality djs such as ross allen, idjut boys, moonboots, harvey and many many more. triple vinyl release limited edition to 300 copies.
copehagen s music for dreams are very proud to present new swedish signing 55 cancri e (aka sara hausenkamp). born in 1989 in malmö, this talented musician/artist started out learning classical guitar as a child before playing keyboard in different bands in her teenage years/early 20s. in 2013 she moved to berlin and began playing keyboard/guitar/singing in electro duo ‘naftik’. as well as music, she also expresses herself through illustrations, collages, photos, writing, painting, fanzine-making etc. and studied at the school of comic art in malmö.‘55 cancri e’ is hausenkamp s solo project started in the summer of 2014, an amazing six track mini album of perfect night music from outer space, tunes covered in diamonds - a melting pot of sensitive guitars, crying synthesizers, barking flutes, mellow wine glasses, combined with gorgeous organ/melodica and haunting voices. the end result is a beautiful, melancholic and stunning debut drawing comparisons to artists such as this mortal coil and cocteau twins... limited vinyl with stunning original sleeve by the artist - definitely worth investigating.
the kenneth bager experiences follow the beat album gets the 1st of several vinyl samplers featuring original cuts alongside special remixes & exclusive versions. this includes a ruf dug remix of amazing, ambient & beat mixes of premiere class, and biological bread.
brilliant new balearic house ep from copenhagens music for dreams label. the opening track came to life when two danish djs - mads dalholt and zimino - made their own remixed version of al jawalas *go east* for playing out. mfd label head kenneth bager heard it, loved it, tested it out on his coma club dancefloor and it drove the crowd nuts with people literally screaming for more rewinds of this pumping horn-blasting oriental in-your-face party track. if you are a fan of acid arab and 80s leo mas/afredo style amnesia dancefloor madness then this one is for you. on side b we have the debut track from mads dalholt and partner landers - *zengo* is a sexy uplifting house groover with spacey keyboards, afro vocal hooks and a lively sax. followed by a second landers/dalholt cut, the slower more balearic *aelba* is built around a simple melodic guitar riff with some mellow xylophone bringing a warm sunshine feel. great debut for the young danes.
a three tracker from copenhagens music for dreams and an unusual new house direction for this normally chilled/balearic label, but all 3 tracks still have that definite white isla feeling. limited edition.
the danish dj and music for dreams boss picks 3 of his fave cuts from last year deejaying in ibiza: hess is more creation remixed by kenneth, tempo libre by tuccinelli (aka italian producer tuccillo) and whats my name? by kenneth bager experience and actress sofie grabol (the killing).
the kenneth bager experience strikes again with this catchy, feel good ragtime inspired dance tune that features aloe blacc on vocals. vocal mix from onur engin, a more 4/4 house flavored dub remix from tuccillo and the original accordion and clarinet album version. black vinyl in music for dreams sleeve.
fragment 2 featuring julee cruise gets remixed by ltj experience (two mixes: club & dub) and the legendary tom moulton. also includes a nice mix of fragment 14 (naked music) done by kottarashky with that catchy kids chorus. beautiful cosmic disco/chill-out music.
feats kenneth bager experiences >fragment 14 (naked music) - peter zohdy and mr chicago remix< and club mix. naked music is that catchy and instantly recognizable cut featuring children singing. these new remixes push it more towards the dancefloor. limited pressing.
kenneth bagers >fragment ten (on the floor)<, with three remixes and two fragments, seventeen and twenty two of bagers various works with julee cruise, given a balearic sounding disco treatment, and two slightly bmore club treatments. less spacey and more straight ahead from the kbe.
kenneth bager drops a cool, modern dub house remix of his 80s rave hit >kaos< (kenneth bager was/is dr. baker). a killer track reworked for todays dancefloors. b/w a dope dub reggae goes to outer space remix from labelmate dj disse of >sound of swing<. stamped 12 inch in a music for dreams sleeve.
the first of three eps taken from bliss latest album no one built this moment. includes stop me (feat. sophie barker), light to your life (feat. sophie barker), bascar azad (feat. lisbeth scott) and the non album track door madarh. plain sleeve. record slips into the full color jacket that comes with part 3.
folky pop remixed goodness from aura. includes album and lulu rouge remixes of are you for sale, two remixes of i will love you monday by fagget fairys and peter visti, a jazzbox remix of song for sophie, a dj disse remix of you are the reason and the track clean hands!
folk pop 12inch of material from n grandjean. the wake up ep includes the album version of wake up with me and a pocketknife remix, the album version of a shadow and a remix by bjorn torske (sometime collaborator with royksopp and house dj), and album mix of the first picture.
self described copenhagen based lesbian ghettofunk, this danish mc/dj duo take you on a journey through electro, techno grime, & all manner of raucous dance! three versions and an acapella of the track included.
now available on vinyl. full gatefold picture sleeve, pressed on 180 gram vinyl. 14 tracks including 2 vinyl only bonus cuts aimed for the dancefloor: kapital logik and l-o-v-e that fans of nordic disco (ala lindstrom or royksopp et al) should definitely dig. kort for dine laeber is a wonderful album that mixes loungey downtempo electronica with the quirkiness of bjork or royksopp. a danish collective heavily influenced by soul, ambient, techno and pop. combiner (included here) was featured on gilles petersons brownswood bubblers 2 cd!
the next big thing to come out of denmark! exclaims trentemoller and he should know as he is the brains behind this album. beautiful music and vocals with a dark and eerie sound. pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes in a full color gatefold sleeve.