Alien8 Recordings (Record label)
Alien8 Recordings is a Montréal-based record label, founded in 1996 by Sean O’hara and Gary Worsley.
All City Records (Record label)
All City Records is a Dublin-based record label, founded in 2003 by Olan O’Brien. All City started of as a rap label, but became famous as one of the most interesting labels for instrumental hip hop. After O’Brien met Mike Slott and Hudson Mohawke in 2005 who introduced him to the radical and inspiring sound of young musicians in Glasgow the direction of the label changed completely. »I’d given up on hip-hop completely«, said O’Brien in an interview with The Irish Times in early 2011. Over the years All City Records released about 50 records. The label’s series »Los Angeles« introduced the European audience to the thrilling beat scene on the American west coast.
All Saints Records (Record label)
All Saints Records is a record label from London, founded in 1991 by Dominic Norman-Taylor and specialized in ambient and experimental electronic music.
Allah-Las (Musicians)
Allah-Las is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Allen Stone (Musicians)
Allen Stone is an AMerican soul musician from Chewelah , Washington.
Alliance Ethnik (Musicians)
Alliance Ethnik was a French Hip Hop outfit in the 90s, which consisted of K-Mel, Médard, Gutsy, Crazy B and Faster Jay.
Alma Construct (Musicians)
Alma Construct (Josh Thompson) is a British producer of electronic music from London.
Aloa Input (Musicians)
Aloa Input is a German indie rock band from Munich, consisting of Christoph Beck, Marcus Grassl and Florian Kreier.
Aloe Blacc (Musicians)
Aloe Blacc is an American MC/Singer from Los Angeles. He formed the Hip Hop duo Emanon with Exile.
Aloha Got Soul (Record label)
Aloha Got Soul is a record label from Honolulu, Hawaii, founded in 2014 by Roger Bong. The label was up and running already in 2010, from the eponymous blog Aloha Got Soul. The present DJ and radio moderator Bong was actually born in Seattle, Washington and moved during his childhood to Hawaii. Admittedly, he noticed how much the island was dear to his heart, when he began to study in Oregon. »I had terrible homesickness« he recalls. »Then I heard DJ Muros’ ›Hawaiian Breaks‹ mix and was totally astounded. There was this music scene, which I never knew existed.« As a teenager, Roger Bong had ransacked his parents’ and his friends’ record collections, searching for good music, but he hardly wasted a thought on the Hawaiian soul-scene. That changed with the Mackey Feary Band and their song »A Million Stars«, a song which Roger Bong knew already from his teenage years and had rediscovered whilst listening to DJ Muro. In 2010, he started the blog and the radio programme Aloha Got Soul, which exclusively dealt with Hawaiian music from the soul and funk field. The requests for obscure treasures accumulated. Simultaneously, Roger Bong was inspired by the work of others. »Light In The Attic, Numero Group, Awesome Tapes From Africa, RVNG Intl. and Music from Memory« he lists, »all labels, which make great reissue work; it became clear to me, that Hawaii also needed it. Because when we don’t reissue these gems…well, someone else from elsewhere will do it!« Roger Bong would not like to just edit old, regional specialities with Aloha Got Soul, rather also bolster contemporary acts from Hawaii; it should not end there with re-issues. It’s also important to him, that the spirit of the island is conveyed. »Hawaii is a spiritual place, which you can hear in the music. The music that I publish must have soul, convey a feeling, which is far-reaching.« So just like the love for his home, which Roger Bong was not born in.
Alpha Pup Records (Record label)
Alpha Pup Records is an American record label, founded 2004 by producer Daddy Kev and manager Danyell Jarie.
Alpines (Musicians)
Alpines is a British electro-pop duo from London, consisting of Catherine Pockson (vocals) and Bob Matthews (keyboards).
Alrealon Musique (Record label)
Alrealon Musique is a Genf-based record label, founded by Philippe Gerber, Christopher Gilmore and Robert L. Pepper in 2008.
Alt-J (Musicians)
Alt-J is a British indie pop band from leeds, consisting of Gwil, Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green.
Alter Ego (Musicians)
Alter Ego is a German house duo from Hamburg, consisting of Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke.
Alter Records (Musicians)
Alter Records is a London based record label, founded by Luke Younger in 2010.
Alternative (Music subgenre)
Alternative is a term that is used since the mid-1980s to describe rock music beyond the mainstream. Because it was often played in college radios in the US the term »College Rock« is as popular in the United States. It is used here synonymical.
Altin Village & Mine Records (Record label)
Altin Village & Mine Records is a record label from Dresden, founded by Marcel Schulz and Oliver Schütze in 2001.
AlunaGeorge (Musicians)
AlunaGeorge are singer Aluna Francis and musician George Reid from London.
Alva Noto (Musicians)
Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai, b. 1965) is a German producer of electronic music from Chemnitz. Together with Olaf Bender (Byetone) he forms the duo Diamond Version, together with Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider he forms the trio Signal and together with Ryoji Ikeda he forms the duo Cyclo.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 30.08.2021
Holy Hive
Second album out soon, check the exclusive Edition
New York City-based Holy Hive’s second album will be released September 27, 2021, on Big Crown. Mary Lattimore, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pechnold, and musicians from Antibalas and El Michels Affair helped a little. Exclusive Edition on HHV Records.
Music Column | posted 16.09.2021
Records Revisited
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (1996)
25 years ago, »Endtroducing« was released, a hip-hop album that brought Björk together with Metallica and Finnish fusion. DJ Shadow was digging in the cellar for it. And found gold. He covered what he found with a touch of melancholy and created an album that seems to have fallen out of time.
Music Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Hostile takeover
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 27.10.2021
Various Artists
Shouts 2021 Vol.1&2
With »Shouts 2021,« the British label Rhythm Section International follows up the first instalment of its compilation series with an even more ambitious second one.
Music News | posted 27.09.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.
Music Portrait | posted 14.09.2021
Sarah Davachi
Echo of the infinity
Intensity is the word that comes to mind. In her music and in her movements. Sarah Davachi is an artist on the border between ambient, composition and drone. Her sound feels like someone stroking the soul with a fingertip. Now her new album »Antiphonals« is released.
Music Column | posted 24.09.2021
Records Revisited
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.
Music List | posted 07.10.2021
Palmbomen II
10 All Time Favs
Pictures and sounds could never really be separated from each other with Palmbomen II. His new record, »Make A Film,« provides the music for the moving pictures that we all have yet to shoot. What music inspires him when composing film music, the Dutch producer has told us now.
Music Review | posted 11.10.2021
Akiko Yano
Ai Ga Nakucha Ne
»Ai Ga Nakucha Ne« by Akiko Yano, released in 1982, was produced by Ryūichi Sakamoto and offers a wild mix of styles.
Music News | posted 06.09.2021
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Exclusive Edition: »Destiny Waiving«
»Destiny Waiving«, the third collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, is scheduled for release on Bureau B on September 24. Exclusively on HHV Records the record will be available in a limited colored vinyl edition.
Music Portrait | posted 27.10.2021
Holy Hive
Introspective lightness
With their debut album »Float Back To You«, the New York trio Holy Hive presented a folk-soul balm for the sore and bare nerves in 2020. On the self-titled follow-up Paul Spring, Homer Steinweiss and Joe Harrison continue on the chosen course, but sound even more intimate and personal.
Music Review | posted 13.10.2021
Sepehr pays his dues to the sound of the hardcore continuum. But his »Survivalism« mini-LP also offers much more than only that.
Music News | posted 16.09.2021
Das Lunsentrio
Exclusive: »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen«
The new album »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen« by the Lunsentrio will be released on Tapete Records on October 22, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records, the record will be available in a green vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 18.10.2021
More Virtual Dreams: Music From Memory pay tribute to MLO with an extensive compilation of the ambient duo’s mid-90s work.
Music Portrait | posted 20.09.2021
Loredana Bertè
Somehow Incomparable
Loredana Bertè is being lauded as the »Queen of Italian Rock.« This is not only musically inadequate, for Bertè never represented the status quo and instead repeatedly questioned it. She was and still is an outsider out of conviction.
Music News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music Portrait | posted 09.09.2021
Dais Records
Sound as a collection
Between experiment and expectation, the contemporary and the past, Dais Records dares a delicate balancing act in aesthetics. Gibby Miller and Ryan Martin make waves where linearity experiences conscious disturbance – and follow the tracks of exceptional labels.
Music Review | posted 03.10.2021
Various Artists
Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier
Kann eine Compilation über die Neue Deutsche Welle noch neue Einblicke ermöglichen? »Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier« zeigt, ja, das geht.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.