Jakarta Records (Record label)
Jakarta Records is a Overath-based record label for hip hop and soul, founded in 2005 by Jannis Stürtz and Malte Kraus. When you start of at the age of 15 spending your saturdays in the local Groove Attack record store, meeting DJs, musicians and producers, founding a record label becomes a natural next step at some point. Having grown up with rap music but open-minded to a whole pile of genres the two friends founded Jakarta Records. The first release was a vinyl only by Werle & Stankowski, »two good friends that didn’t have a vinyl release and said it as a joke that we should handle that. well, we did that then.«, says Jannis Stürtz. Since then they have released music they liked including artists of very different genres such as Blitz The Ambassador, Akua Naru, Opensouls, Mancini And The Creepers, Shuko and the Shogun Orchester.
Jakarta Records in Reviews
Music Review | posted 18.02.2016
Ivan Ave
Helping Hands
Ivan Ave is once again making common cause with Mndsgn. On »Helping Hands«, they have joined hands – what a great »Hello«.
Music Review | posted 06.12.2013
Kabul Fire Vol.1
The Afghan-German producer Farhot is presenting his solo-debut: If Kreuzberg is considered “Little Istanbul”, Hamburg-Hausbruch will soon be called Klein-Kabul.
Music Review | posted 06.05.2011
Blitz The Ambassador
Native Sun
Native Sun is a Rap-album deep down inside, gaining its cheerful lightness through the exotic harmonies from Blitz’es home country.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 11.05.2021
Records Revisited
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, 1981
Nightlife for androids: On »Nightclubbing«, along with one of the world’s leading rhythm sections, Grace Jones made sure that reggae and new wave would develop a new life of its own in 80’s pop.
Music Portrait | posted 12.05.2021
The Past, Re-presented
Volga Çoban’s Arsivplak label and Arşivplak edit project are two sides of the same coin: his approach to Turkish funk, disco, pop, rock and jazz is archival on the one hand and strives to shed a new light on old sounds on the other.
Music Review | posted 07.05.2021
Niklas Wandt
Balearische Bibliothek
With »Balearische Bibliothek« Niklas Wandt once again creates music in which nature and civilization meet on equal ground.
Music Review | posted 07.05.2021
Electric Party
With »Play« the label Knekelhuis releases nine tracks from the eighties of the Dutch band Electric Party.
Music News | posted 22.04.2021
Reissue: »Feed Me Weird Things«
»Feed Me Weird Things,« Squarepusher’s debut released 25 years ago on Rephlex, will be reissued in an expanded edition on Warp Records on June 4, 2021.