Ten years of Highgrade, representing 10 years of constant development and new impulses in the electronic music scene, both through innovative releases and widely respected events. During those years the Berlin label has built an extensive network of creative minds, who more than anything else, characterise the multi-faceted reputation of the label, the result of which is now brought together on a compilation entitled: “Group of Connected Heads“. With the “Group of Connected Heads“, Highgrade manages a kind of family meeting, with the prospect of further continuation. So, as the compilation goes into production we can expect further episodes of the same series in the future. For here, we not only meet different artists and their work, but the label will also create a connection between art and craft - and a form of Work in Progress. For example, the artwork for this first “Group of Connected Heads“ was designed in cooperation with the Berlin School of Art: Meandering lines connect seemingly at random, to form almost incidental heads - a symbol of the creative symbiosis that will help satisfy the goals of this long-term project. However, for all it’s visual delights the “Group of Connected Heads“ is primarily a feast for the ears. The eleven tracks come from the core artists of the label such as Tom Clark and Todd Bodine, old hands like Jens Bond, Markus Homm, Mihai Popoviciu, Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner , Marcus Sur and Prompt - and new comers such mas Andri, Dachshund and Dale. Despite the diversity of the artists, the compilation is a compelling and coherent album, which sounds like a journey through the diverse Highgrade universe. Driving rhythms and catchy beats, peppered with surprising and original musical ideas - typically Highgrade.
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