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Project: Mooncircle (Record label)
Project: Mooncircle is a Berlin-based record label, founded in 2002 by Gordon Gieseking and specializing in combining hip hop and electronic music. Since his early adolescence Gieseking has been passionate about hip hop culture. He moved to the United States where he worked as an intern for small but nice record labels in Miami, Florida. Back in Germany he decided to found his own label and found the right partner in Thomas Ulrich and his mailorder hhv.de. Gieseking started off with signing some artists he knew from his time spent in the US. Step by step the roaster was extended and improved. Till this day more than 90 records have been released on Project: Mooncircle. In 2009 the sublabel Project: Squared has been founded. It is run by Paul Cooper, a companion and employee of PMC. Project: Squared focusses on the release of 12 Inches of dubstep and techno. In 2010 another sub label has been added: Finest Ego tries to unite the diversity of the worldwide beatmaker movement. Always looking for brand new progressions in Urban music and deep-rooted in hip hop culture at the same time, Project: Mooncircle is one of the most credible homes to beat-based music.
Project: Mooncircle in Features
Music − Interview | posted 16.05.2013
The Crucial Question
With “You, Me, Temporary” Thomas Wilson has just released his magnum opus. On six vinyl sides he develops his romantic notions of love and lined them musically with a well-balanced mix of R’n’B, soul and sophisticated beats. Wilson has been working for a long time on this balance. In terms of beats music in Los Angeles, he is a pioneer. For this fact we aks him just one question, no frills.
Music − Interview | posted 14.11.2011
»I like the idea of reincarnation«
Latest with his last album, The Mesektet, fLako makes clear that he will not stand still artistically. Instead he is reinventing itself again and again. His recently released EP Carving Away The Clay is a further testimony of becoming. We met the producer in Vienna to talk about making music, reincarnation, schizophrenia, and about who actually is Dirg Gerner.
Project: Mooncircle in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 24.04.2013
You, Me, Temporary
Fucking and fighting always works. Sweatson Klank knows that all too well, even though »You, Me, Temporary« has even more to offer. Convincingly so.
Music − Review | posted 10.12.2012
The Dread Of An Unknown Evil
Even though KRTS clearly stands in a beatmaker-tradition connected to an intellectual type of music, this record is primarily about moods and feelings.
Music − Review | posted 27.11.2012
Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe
Fantastic things are happening on the collab-album by Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe – and they are only a dream away! Almost as good as a ride on the cat-bus!
Music − Review | posted 22.08.2012
British producer Submerse, who lives in Tokyo, creates a positively exotic atmosphere with his two-dimensional and playful »Tears EP«.
Music − Review | posted 15.06.2012
Elevate Me EP
On his first EP for Project: Mooncircle, Sweatson Klank can’t quite make up his mind between British club-sound and American beat-arts.
Music − Review | posted 05.10.2011
The Other Side
The Other Side by producer Robot Koch is presenting itself in a calmer, even contemplative manner. Luckily, he still works with the tried and tested interaction of melodies and rhythm.
Music − Review | posted 27.09.2011
After his much-praised debut The Branches, the Russian Long Arm has just released another EP. Organic includes five tracks of Long Arm himself and a hand full of remixes
Music − Review | posted 14.02.2011
Thoughtful, sometimes melancholy, dreamily melodious: Beat-maker Long Arm from Russia has created an album almost impossible to beat in its homogeneity.
Music − Review | posted 05.10.2016
The Mystic Jungle Tribe
This is what Ibiza could sound like again if it was cleaned from shattered glass and vomit.
Music − Review | posted 07.11.2016
Carla dal Forno
You Know What It's Like
In the 1980s, Carla dal Forno’s debut-style on »You Know What It’s Like« would have been labelled as »sound of Berlin«.
Music − Review | posted 13.10.2016
On »Color«, Katie Gately demonstrates how to put seemingly chaotic sounds and vocals into the right mixing ratio.
Music − News | posted 08.09.2016
New Record Labels
Be With, Blank Slate, Money $ex und No Corner
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: Be With, Blank Slate, Money $ex und No Corner.
Music − List | posted 10.10.2016
10 All Time Favs
We ask musicians to list and comment on 10 records by which they have been formed, bettered and educated. This time, the production collective Acid Arab takes on the task.