charmin records has long been a formidable outlet for considered house tones, and on their latest v/a, the german label reminds us in emphatic fashion just what they’re capable of.
SUDDEN MOVES EP
-with the 7th release iazikzazubami , michael claus & cm-4 , joakim hellgren and garben presents 4 strong cuts full of deep raw acid grooves which all be made directly for the club .-
SEASIDE EP (VINYL ONLY)
charmin records announce their 5th release, a split ep coming from label boss florist and close friend/collaborator tilman. from their base in east germany, charmin have been slowly but surely putting together an impressive catalogue of releases and this next offering keeps up this trend with aplomb. the ep shows that, while remaining deeply rooted in house, charmin can bring many different colours and sounds to the table.
CITY 2 CITY EP (VINYL ONLY)
charmin records return with their new various ep. prahmize is a deep groovin track with sublime melodic elements from tommy vicari jnr. want by quitter brings an atmospheric sunshine infused feel. night light from tilman & florian is a 90 ́,s rave inspired deep and hypnotic groover! lastly, florians when your going finishes off the ep in fine form, showcasing his take on house music. heavy support on this release and only 150 copies makes this a sure fire winner for any record box.
hot on the heels of their recent twelve from tilman and florist, charmin records are very excited to be motoring onto their third release with this excellent va bringing in material from new friends of the label. the east german imprint expand their sound to take in rougher techno, acid, and also more hypnotic and spacious territory. the artists on the roster are label founder florist, stanley schmidt, matt thibideau and billy dalessandro and the result is a diverse excursion that stays true to the core ethos of the label.
after the success of their first release charmin are back with another high quality wax. this offering showcases the talents of florist and close friend of the imprint tilman, all pressed up on heavyweight vinyl with a lovingly designed cover. the ep kicks off with “proof nothing” which is a statement of intent. deep, churning piano chords overlaid with delayed vocal samples all underpinned with a solid beat and deep bass. next up “raw” does exactly what it says on the tin. this is a stripped down thumper with crunchy claps and an infectious groove. “once again” has a looser, more percussive feel to it with machine gun snares rattling off overt the top of a killer chord line. bringing things to a close is “mood swings” which builds brooding atmospheres and eerie vocal snippets. all in all this ep carries on the good work of this exciting new label. charmin continues its journey to bring you uncompromising, underground house music of the highest order.
DISCOVER EP (VINYL ONLY)
strictly ltd to 100 copies! introducing charmin records. a new vinyl only label out of east germany started by long time dj and producer florist. the vision of the label is to release quality, underground house and techno by friends and fellow music evangelists on vinyl. the first release teams up producers tilman and florist for their first collaboration together and the result is a well rounded collections of quality house music focussed on the dancefloor. the ep kicks off with >sunday roll< which is a deep, laid back excursion into >proper< house music. the track is underpinned by solid percussion with easy rhodes and piano chords weaving in and out of distant vocal samples. the emphasis here is on warmth and soul. >blind< is a more heads down affair, with energetic drum patterns and a lovely, well rounded bass that bumps its way through the track. >i cant stop< takes us into more stripped down territory, with a rough edge to it. finally >deep reflection< pairs up dreamy, reverb washed chords with a heavy, unrelenting rhythm section. with this ep charmin records look to lay out their stall and show the public what is to come from this exciting new label.