Cin Cin Records (Record label)
Cin Cin is a British label from London, founded by Michael Greene (Fort Romeau) and Ali Tillet in 2015. All recordings on CinCin are splits between two different producers. Michael Greene and Ali Tillet, the busy bees, still think very practically, even when they want make a little dream come true. »When working as a DJ, I already discovered my love for Split-12inches. You simply get more good music on one record! It is also great to prevent back problems. So let’s just say that I founded Cin Cin, to save my back and to make deejaying somehow more effective«, Greene laughs, referring to the quite unusual concept of the label. Two people contribute the tracks to each publication, which turns the headlining toast into a musical one. Greene kicked it all off and invited Nick Höppner, resident of the Panorama Bar in Berlin for a glass of house music. But what is the criteria? »We do not want in any way for the sides of the records to exactly match with one another, although there needs to be a kind of synergy between the artists«, Greene explains. This explains why you may find the combination of uneven EMB-influences of the anonymous producer V on the one side, and Ripperton’s focused sound on the other side. Nonetheless, CinCin stays largely devoted to the dance floor, which Greene as well as Tillet, organiser of the London based party series ‘Warm’, are experts on. Hence the label’s back catalogue is largely made up of their international set of friends. »Obviously friends and producers who we admire and whom we have things in common with are our first port of call«, states Greene. The pair’s plan to push things forward can already be seen in their art work. Also their minimalist style, known from their back friendly releases, is about to evolve. Greene admits: »This is what our initial philosophy was already about«. »I do think though that we will expand on our visual frontier as it would be a missed chance, given the physical and visual nature of the medium.« Certainly the ergonomic and efficient thinking behind CinCin’s 12inch-series will remain.
Cin Cin Records in News
Music − News | posted 12.08.2016
New Record Labels
Big Crown, CinCin, Defrostatica und Repitch
Month by Month we are going to introduce you to a bunch of record labels, which are new at hhv.de webshop and/or you definitely have to discover now. The record labels this month are: Big Crown, CinCin, Defrostatica und Repitch.
Music − News | posted 16.02.2018
Rediscovered: »Grata Compañia«
The Australian based reissue label Left Ear Records, which specializes in rediscoveries, will continue to pursue its business idea in 2018. For »Grata Compañia« they selected five pieces of the Spanish project Respuesta Alternativa.
Music − Review | posted 15.01.2020
Reflections In A Rear View Mirror
With »Reflections In A Rear View Mirror« the label Stroom introduces us to the band Dark Arts from Columbus, Ohio, which was founded in the early 1980s.
Music − Essay | posted 01.07.2019
Women Of Jazz
We Insist Female
Women in jazz are still not a matter of course. That has to change. For in the past, female musicians have had a decisive influence on jazz and the future is also in their hands.
Music − News | posted 18.04.2019
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2020
Jan Schulte, also known as Wolf Müller, here as Bufiman, has released a whole »Albumsi« with the Dutch trendsetters of Dekmantel. Pure summer!