four years after his breakthrough, max graef returns to tartelet records with his second solo album, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma”. a dungeon dub symphony in four parts, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma” is an album’s album. brimming with new and old guests, interludes and bonus skits, it’s a consummate sketchbook of graef’s most unique music to date. “every bit of music or work represents the mood and skills of a certain period,” he says.
!!! 2018 repress !!! of nu guinea’s outstanding ‘world’ ep – the neapolitan duo is set to release new material on tartelet later in the year as part of the labels 10 th anniversary. the beautifully dislocated bougainvilles live lays out some warm analogue textures across a live percussion base, while the vocal edit of title track nu world ploughs a similar furrow to obscure 80’s afro-disco, with rich musical synth work over a pacey afro groove and undeniable jazz-funk flair. the flute mix passes over the vocal refrain from mix one and just gets down and wigs-out on those solos - an absolute killer! exotica dance club sounds like herbie visited the salsoul studios with his banks of analogue gear and jammed out into the small hours, as we head home on the beatless outro, all synth washes and lavish ear candy.
after two incredible eps, wayne snow the nigerian-born, berlin-based vocalist and songwriter now presents his debut album on tartelet records. freedom tv is the natural sequel to the max graef produced tasters red runner (2014) and rosie (2015) a project marinated in afro-caribbean, soulful grooves and topped by waynes effortless falsetto acrobatics. as the title suggests, freedom tv is an album with themes of liberty, struggle and creative identity pumping through its veins. within ten tracks, snow fluently meanders between musical styles: from low-tempo soothers like album opener cooler and fall to the syncopated bruk of the rhythm and cosmic funk escapades found on nothing wrong. production comes from three varied and solid sources. the tag-team between snow and fellow berliner, max graef
b from e (frej garcia levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in copenhagen. of mexican-danish descent, and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of copenhagen, the 27-year old is on the up-and-up. in high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group natkat, producer of pop outfit ny sensei (new sensei) and head of tape-only label buddahood, the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. his 2017 debut porno tr-xxx (c.u.p) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning b from e at last year s dekmantel festival, resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.
his new record on tartelet records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. the opener dark energy is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early atari computer game. the people (dream mix) is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies, carried by a stripped-back groove.
on the b-side you will find positive sister (2605 tool) : a chunky cut with a serious bassline. saving the best for last, you will see , rounds off the record in style. a feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. hot tip!
tartelet records is 10. to celebrate a decade in the cut, they re out a home run of new material from label mainstays & fresh signings in 2018. to kick things off, the label is enormously proud to set free endless light –– a new record from oakland newcomer space ghost.
coming on like a brainchild to dam funk & mutant beat dance, ghost s sound falls off the shelf between a number of distinct reference points: lone s early tropical synaesthetics, the modern funk of funkosphere, the intimate tapes out of ppu. in a sea of soundcloud copycats, he s a revelation.
endless light is a record with an open hand: an instantly appealing sound from a new producer with a highly-tuned ear. born of his collection of antique synths & drum machines, the space ghost experience channels a deep heritage of 1980s funk minimalism & analogue boogie. velvet pads, hood-rat sleaze & heaped spoonfuls of soul.
copenhagen s tartelet is returning to their roots with a dancefloor-focused ep, pizza trance, from dirk 81—a.k.a label head emil m. nyholm. having previously dropped a slew of tracks as muff deep and ctepeo 57 (with max graef), the dj and producer is blessing the universe with three cuts of dancefloor heaven under a new moniker lifted from his days tagging concrete walls in the 90s. influences draw everywhere from disco, to african hi-life, dub, underworld, a few old trance records, and timeless house music.
recorded over a year in berlin and copenhagen, the record kicks off with -m.f.c-, a disco-afro-house hybrid oozing with roland jupiter 6 keys and some funky drums processed on old equipment from the former ussr. the b-side spreads things deep and delicious with -pizza trance (main mix),- a euphoric serving of sounds that substitutes pepperonis and pineapples for glittering sequencers and a bangin bass drum.
the ep s closer tastes like a bit of both, mixing up some more acid sounds into the recipe for a retro-sounding house track. it s another tasty delight from the label that will fulfil any and all late-night cravings, especially if you fiend for neapolitan pizza.. leave room for seconds.
after a five-year hiatus, tartelet mainstay james braun returns with the ep tearjerker, announcing his debut album for 2018. jb (james braun) has been part of the label since its conception in 2007 and has contributed immensely to its development. over the years, his sound has continuously morphed – from cheeky tech house, to emotional detroit-inspired house escapades – always reflecting his originality and worthy musicianship. the tearjerker ep is a testament to jb s musical journey. rooted in classic u.s. house and techno, the ep delivers elaborate melodies not found in earlier productions. the tracks were all produced at the newly opened panalama studio in copenhagen, which jb runs alongside lasse walentin.
this one is for collectors and fans of obscurities, strictly limited to 300. no repress! neapolitan native modula (firecracker recordings, periodica records) debuts on tartelet with a conceptual ep. alba ¹ tempesta ¹ notturno is a sound montage created with a selection of field recordings from the jungles of south america. the a-side consist of two cuts, pura natura the original field recording, followed by natura sintetica ¹ a reconstruction of the original montage using only electronic audio synthesis to reinvent the sounds of nature. the b-side holds three tracks mixed into one: a cinematic synth-funk tune that reminds of an 80s wildlife documentary. running over twelve minutes, a musical journey is the perfect soundtrack to your amazonian expedition.
kickflip mike (joschka seibt) is back with ‘three turtles’ - a collaborative ep on tartelet records with berlin bass maestro julius conrad. while julius seems like a new addition to camp tartelet, he’s been in the extended family for years. the son of jazz bass legend jürgen attig and childhood homies with max graef & kickflip, he’s existed in the crew’s inner circle since day dot.
hot on the heels of his very well received ep on money $ex records, herr seidel returns with another nifty 4 tracker for copenhagen s finest, tartelet. loose, swinging sample-house rubs shoulders with an irresistible syncopated funk workout, and a pacey peak-time roller. seidel does it again !
whatever the case may be, >brother from another planet< is a giddily kaleidoscopic beast of an ep that further cements andreas already sturdy reputation as a preeminent mediator of organic yet minimalistic techno.
limited to 250 copies, next up in tartelet’s limited-edition series is renaissance man n.o.t.e. with “night frames” – a compilation of barrel-aged sounds for the warm nights ahead. n.o.t.e. is a new project by an already established artist who might be of swiss or italian origin, depending on who’s asking. a seasoned sailor of musical waters, he enjoys jazz piano, fine wine and silk linens. though none of that matters. the first release under his new name could be described as a mini concept album where different routes are explored, bringing n.o.t.e.’s musical diversity and capabilities to light. starting with “falsa laudis,” n.o.t.e. takes the listener back to the 80s with clear references to italian boogie and jazz-funk of that era. the track is warm, fat and sparkly, and best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. following this is the title track “night frames” – a bruk-jazz escapade not shy of elaborate rhodes solos and filthy funk. the b-side opener moves further south: “obaleyako” is fueled by tropical energy, mixing african percussions with soft piano chords. it’s weird, mysterious and red hot! last but not least, n.o.t.e takes on the finest deep house sound with “en route,” where endless layered melodies and percussion form the farewell. this is an ultra limited-edition release of 250 copies (strictly no repress!), written and produced by n.o.t.e. and mixed at panalama studios in copenhagen on the neve 5088 shelford console for good measure. enjoy!
ltd 2018 repress - max graef is a prime example of the new generation of young pure hearted producers emerging from berlin at the moment. at age 19, his output is surprisingly mature and well rounded juggling everything from house, hip-hop & garage to indefinable hybrids of in-between.
if you like tape hiss, heavy beats and cheeky sampling this will make you go bang! ctepeo 57 (stereo 57) are a newly formed duo. they have been around for a while and you might know them under different aliases. their obsession with 1950s culture brought them together and they own a massive collection of marlon brando memorabilia. the 1950s were a decade of mystery and hoaxes, the cold war, the space race and the establishment of nasa. ctepeo 57 insists the cold war isnt over and claim russian astronauts landed on mars in the late 90s to discover something truly amazing… it all seems far-fetched but who cares, when they make music like this.
producer : nu guinea, .... tartelet records and the vinyl factory join forces for a release showcasing remixes from two prominent americans and a great dane. ge-ology and byron the aquarius of sound signature and tartelet veteran james braun deliver three outstanding remixes of wayne snow s feel good tune nothing wrong taken from his debut album freedom tv . the original version, produced by naples-based duo nu guinea, is an irresistible up-tempo funk tune that has been getting serious spins from some of the most respected selectors in the game. ge-ology s in-reverse-reflip mix is a trippy ten-minute journey through layered in-reverse melodies and subtle acid carried by a tight, stripped-back groove. the result is a hypnotic gem that sits comfortably in any late night set. byron the aquarius slows it down for his live mix adding a playful bassline, live drums, rhodes and synth almost reminiscent of kool & the gang s 1974 hit summer madness . tartelet mainstay james braun steps back into the limelight after years of silence with a highly effective club mix, combining his signature low-slung house grooves with wayne s backing vocal, turning it into something that is both pumping and exotic.
uffe is back with a two tracker that will set your pants on fire. the a side is a fresh take on pharaoh sanders 1974 cult classic love is everywhere an eleven-minute journey through broken piano melodies, layered vocals, partytime cowbell rhythms and heavy sub. the b side rytme version unfolds over eight minutes and is a dubbed out instrumental bomb of claps, hypnotic cowbells and added synth chords further building the suspense. peak time alert!
imyrmind debuts on tartelet with a four-tracker ranging from banging mpc techno to contagious latin house and laidback jazzy wonk. after finishing a degree in architecture and relocating to berlin earlier this year, imyrmind stepped up his game with the release of his solo debut on astro & graef s money $ex imprint. this november will see the release of the beatsmiths second solo venture on tartelet records. the opening track tong po is imyrmind s take on techno, inspired by the villain from jean claude van damme s 1989 cult classic kickboxer. a heavy pitched kick drum, fuzzy melodies with generous use of tape delay and a badass bass line dropping around the three-minute mark makes this a peak time candidate. wanja 9000 slows down the pace. dusty jazz samples and wonky beats with sloppy turntable cuts add a nice live feel to the track. on the b-side upturn sets the mood with classic salsa percussion infused with an epic brass and piano hook that could very well stem from the infamous palmieri brothers or one of their contemporaries. embrace your inner latino and follow your hips. the last track of the record number seven completes the circle with venturous drum programming, layered melodies and plenty of early morning ambiance. imyrmind is scheduled for a three week australia, nz and asia tour in november alongside long-time collaborator glenn astro.
vocalist wayne snow first appeared on max graef s critically acclaimed debut album from last year and later his solo e.p red runner on tartelet records. recently, wayne featured on french producer darius helios ep, which will be out in april on roche music. for this release he s again teamed up with max graef and team tartelet. this second ep rosie delivering a fresh badge of rugged soulfulness over off-kilter chords, body shaking basslines & dusty beats as max does best. combining wayne s falsetto vocals with max s beats and production for a record that heralds the sunshine and a spring of cold beers, rowing boats on the spree and strong sativa.
copenhagens tartelet records reach their 30th release in style! this va birthday party features label regulars like uffe alongside a whos who of modern german house heads. tito wun & damiano von erckert from the cult ava imprint, cosy up alongside mpc wielding giants like max graef & glenn astro (alongside regular sidekick inmyrmind) submerged funk loops, off kilter chord work and sharp disco percussion share a packed dancefloor with heavily delayed hip shakers (swing set to the high 70s) elsewhere gritty, tightened up 4/4 sample house rocks out alongside neck snapping mid-tempo cuts, all concocted from a wholesome melting pot of four decades of black american music. its raw & for the floor, you couldnt ask for more
through ties with the likes of glenn astro, muff deep, brandt brauer frick and ctepe 57, copenhagens tartelet records have become a coterie for an auspicious breed of modern-day oddball. opting for analogue gear, the tartelet mainstays bring together lopsided sampling and loose-limbed rhythms suffused with a distinctive degree of resistless energy. shapeshifting with each record, the releases continue to roll behind the success of max graefs *rivers of the red planet* lp. the next instalment comes courtesy of a previous collaborator with max - nigerian born vocalist and songwriter kesiana a.k.a wayne snow. now a resident of berlin and with music as his liberator - snow stands at a comfortable vantage point where escape from a tough past is visible. now in full flow - his first ep *red runner* sees snow drop a deluge of soul over grubby rhodes tones, contorted melodies and tumbling drums backed up by remixes from glenn astro and delusions of grandeur regulars session victim.
tartelets latest comes from glenn astro. currently residing in essen, he has spent a bit more than half his life djing and producing, first in the realm of hip-hop and more recently with an ear toward dance music. after his first releases in this style in 2011 and 2012, glenn really went for it in 2013 with a trio of eps that showed hip-hops soul and house musics drive are in no way mutually exclusive. this 26-year-old may embrace the latter these days, but when you close your eyes and let his gritty low-end do its dirty work, you will hear plenty of the formers bump still kicking around in there.
uffe delivers a 5 track ep including two remixes that set the standard for a promising career. his debut ep on pets recordings 2012 created quite a bit of hype and the track when the sun rose appeared in various high profile dj charts...
2400 operator are daniel and troels, a danish house duo who kick out deeply affecting, motor city-inspired jams for the body, the mind and the soul. this is house music in its purest form, but then again not really. theres always an element of surprise.
samuels debut for tartelet records is a three-track lesson in diversity. using the dingy dive bars and trance-inducing techno clubs of copenhagen as his playground, producer/dj samuel andré madsen is fast on his way to becoming an internationally recognized exponent of timeless techno and classic, effervescent house.
out 26th of sept. mikkel metals new tartelet ep travels deep into the spectral voids of space. empyrean pads and raw drums reverberate in our ear meatus on cassini -soft kicks with shrill claps and a prodding bassline bringing back memories of mikkel metals earlier dubby excursions. phasing, relentless, and a favourite in the early hours of both the night and morning, cassini has everything needed to become a mainstay for all djs brave enough to venture beyond our known realms. mazurski, a galaxy of beaming details and radiant synthlines colour it deep, while the echoes of light gone by envelops the transient listener. following on the same side is the dub version (vinyl only), outlined by a scrapping kick, filtering sequences of sonic waveforms and abraded sub-basslines. all this rough beauty is fully submerged in a crystal pond of levitating strings and sparkling monotones. these cuts will transport you beyond, both in front of properly charged sound systems and laptop-powered earphones. referencing both the recently resurrected new age wave and the analogue power of london, mikkel metal has brought a completely new dimension to the tartelet universe, the quality is undeniable, the construction timeless and the foot-tapping ensured, so get floating.
tartelet laber manager emil margetli and copenhagen dj stalwart mathias mesteno make up this newly formed duo. the two of them have been djing together for years and share a mutual interest in vintage electronic music.
enter the muff : this warm, bumping and decidedly sticky affair will suck you right in and never relinquish it vice-like grip until the very last compressed 808 clap has been shot out the love canon. its an a-side with the word builder written all over it. laced with heavy sub bass, organ licks, cooing soul vox and rides galore, this is intense, classic house that will provide the dance floor with an elegant slap upside the head.
steady muffin : on the flip, muff deep arms itself with piano licks, lush, organic percussion and all-out, good-time party vibrations. this track embraces everything that is summer from balearic atmospherics, over your favourite childhood sunset, to italo and straight-up disco.
jb aka james braun, creates music as if it were sonic sculptures chiselled with kicks, snares, drums and synth-bass, is back with three new dance floor monuments for you to worship. *a. on massacre jb succeeds in creating a horror universe that can make even the most hardened detroit fan become insecure and frightened when standing alone on the berghain dance floor. but fear not, for its only music and if you flip the record, youll become entranced by the melodic *b1 retrace your steps. a musical odyssey back through time that literally retraces jbs own steps and makes you think about who you are and where you came from. *b2 slapper is musical meditation that yields unbridled joy and chilled out bliss…and makes you send eager kisses towards the sky where the benign, chubby gods of music laugh heartily and scratch their white beards and ample bellies while returning your kisses, mwah!, and uttering you ravey, little rascal! we will provide for you as long as you remember to appreciate us. please enjoy the new record from james braun. tartelet records 2011
>daemon< is the third ep from kenton slash demons >the schwarzschild solution< trilogy and features remixes from axel boman<. tartelet records are proud to present this last ep from the momentous trilogy and feel confident that it will bum rush discerning dance floors with its unrelenting, seductive beats and yearning, melancholic bent. as you may already know, the name >the schwarzschild solution< is taken from karl schwarzschilds complex theory about gravitational pull and celestial bodies. this is heavy, elevated subject matter, which goes extremely well with the lofty artistic ambition and nuanced emotional disposition of the trilogy. and as you would expect it from the boys, >daemon< is a grand journey of larger-than-life proportions.
>corky< is the third ep from brand brauer frick on tartelet records and features a remix from tartelets own james braun. music has always been the defining core of tartelet records. this may seem like an obvious statement, but that was the very reason why it hit us like a ton of bricks when we receivedthe first demo from paul frick and his new band around two years ago you might say that the brandt brauer frick sound touched on a vibration that had been lurking in our musical subconscious. we ll resist the temptation to wax lengthy or lyrical about >corky< instead, we suggest you have a listen and let yourself be seduced by its panoramic echoes and pumping bass drum. hop aboard an odyssey that leads brandt brauer frick through the technoid city of detroit. its a fine ride indeed.
following in the trails of the wildly successful >sun ep< released in august 2010, >matter< continues the story with both an amazing original and an interstellar interpretation from new yorks runaways. >matter< is beyond ambitious - a deeply natural constellation of disco and house, sprinkled with emotionally charged lyrics and a hint of that special tartelet strangeness
tahloulas >we play house< in a remix incarnation by chris lattner is at last ready for release after figuring in charts and steadily garnering hype for more than a year. louise marie tüxens charming lyrics are sung on a morphing and modern house beat while a devastating organ-stab pushes the track on endlessly. a classic new york bass-line injects head-nodding and foot-tapping while small vocal snippets and fills create a layered floor-destroyer. a tune that easily could – and nearly did - stand alone, but to the luck of the listeners more is in store for them. emil & chesper, allows us the joy of putting out >the nigerian hustle<. dark and funky with rolling basslines and shadowy percussion, this track is heavily rooted in both berlins minimalism and detroits groovyness.to top off the good fortune is james braun & ubebes >neotony< – a percussion-oriented tech-house track reminiscent of chicago, where banging toms and vintage 808 claps all merge together to form a shining synergy, while blue chords and floating strings engulfs the listener.
kenton slash demon is indeed one of the most promising new talents out of denmark. the two guys who are also behind the much acclaimed indie-disco band when saints go machine and have gained massive attention with their ksd act, without releasing a lot of material. why? the answer is simple: all they do is just so good. their sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of club a track. still 4/4 rhythmic - but with clever and super melodic bass lines and interesting breaks. >sun< is the first release in a ksd trilogy on tartelet called >schwarzchild trilogy< inspired by the elements that form our galaxy. >the sun< 12inch features a remix from the much hyped alan abrahams aka portable / bodycode, from portugal who made added vocals, deepness and classic mr. fingers juno-6 bass line - deep and clever.
the german acoustic techno trio brandt brauer frick comes up with its second ep on tartelet records, giving a foretaste of their highly exspected debut album coming later this year. >paino shakur< follows a rough and jazzy approach, featuring a minimalistic piano motif going mad, accompanied by sloppy drums, vibraphone and a heavy bass. the track perfectly captures the trios live energy they have proved on stages like berghain, mutek, c/o pop or distortion.
james braun is one of the new exciting producers out of denmark, with his strong productions he have earned great respect amongst djs like jesse rose and claude vonstroke. this is the second release from the danish producer on tartelet. the original is, like usually, a combination between solid house, great producing skills and james’ urge for experimenting with genre and sounds. with detroit-ish string theme and bass driven groove the original is fun, intriguing yet powerful. on the b-side tartelet are proud to present a remix by claude vonstroke, who wanted to do it after heavy support of brauns earlier material. the remix features many of the original elements but in updated and very danceable version. label-man tomas barfod shows us his darker sides on his remix. barfod takes symphonia late-night with string pad, dirty drums, spacy synths and deep-bass.
big big big. stumbling grooves matched up with a mean bass line and explosive kick, all mixed up with a very intense zitar that takes the track through massive peaks. this track will blow the dance floor at peak hour ... no chance you will be disappointed.
responsible for this tartelet release is debutant mhm one aka morten halborg-møller. he s a local lad from copenhagen who has decided to give something back to the world of electronic music that he loves so much. before he decided to sit in the producer chair, he spend huge amounts of time on his copenhagen based kill your telly promotion. a promotion which has more than 5 succesful years on it s back and has featured a huge tally of big name bookings. said promotion at which he started out his djing career resulting in him being one of the most sought after djs in denmark. being the creative and gifted spirit that he is, music and clubbing is not the only thing that keep him occupied. he also expresses himself via visual artwork earning the fourth spot in the renowned graphic art collective that is bottega areté.... and oh yeah ...did we mention what a nice bloke he is? a1: the a side features a funky little groover that will fit well into a club where punters prefer to dance. the track is build around a playful bassline hook accompanied by a simple and catchy vocal (by who made who member tomas hoffding) a really sweet minimal workout for sure, that really does the trick. b1: on the flip side we get served a dish of bass heavy house. this time it s dutch house supremo melon who sorts out the remix treatment and turns bubububadub into a tribal ish affair. suited for big clubs? check. sexy? check. playable? very much so.
big with luciano, karotte, angel molina, 2000 and one, dop, kiki !! incl ink & needle rmx. following the succesful debut >do the tartelet<, which received massive support from both the techno and house scene (djs like laurant ganier, claude von stroke, erol alkan), the danish label tartelet pulls another rabit out of the hat. their 2nd release is kind of an oddly beloved fellow as tartelet teams up with the danish band analogik and release their track >hov< together with a couple of remixes. analogik are well established in the danish reggae scene with their original blend of balkan, reggea, minimal and breakbeat.
funny a side!! the danish scene has evolved a lot over the last years, with acts like trentemøller, martinez and whomadewho. the new label tartelet records is rising from the horizon of the copenhagen club culture. tartelet records is founded by fredski (the man behind the greatest copenhagen parties ) and tomboy (aka tomas barfod, dj, producer and drummer of whomadewho, with previous releases on turbo, kitsuné , get physical and gomma). the two founders themselves are also behind this first tartelet release, which is a true showcase of what the label stands for: tech-house with multiple flavors like ghetto, funk, disco and a bit world. the a-side ‘do the tartelet’ is a schizophrenic yet effect full combination of sampled horn-madness, hand claps and techno bass. on the flip side ‘cereal’ sounds as if james holden and paul jonson were trying to make minimal house together. the future releases from tartelet promise remixes from world-league remixers (tba) and tracks by danish kleshmer-techno-reggae band analogik do the tartelet
tartelet records proudly presents wareiika : formation starting with eps for well-known quality labels such as eskimo recordings, future classic, liebe/deatil, motivbank or connaisseur, and providing something special for compilations like satoshi tomiies famous renaissance, wareikas work has inspired people around the world who like to listen closely. like ricardo villalobos, who contributed a remix to their jazz-meets-techno epos >kings child<, lately compared to st.germains greatest moments and recently released on motivbank.