Money $ex Records (Record label)
Money $ex Records is a record label from Berlin, founded in 2015 by Max Graef, Glenn Astro and Delfonic. With their unique, sample-based concept, the artists of Money $ex are an essential part of a new generation of House-producers, who don’t take genre borders too seriously. The band belongs to a family of labels, which have arisen from the society of the OYE record shop in Berlin. It was there, where Delfonic and Ludwig Labuzinski as colleagues got to know one another. »At the age of 16 or 17, Ludwig had already completed an internship with us« Delfonic recalls. In 2012, Lubuzinski brought along the first release from Box Aus Holz, which he had achieved together with Max Graef. »Back then they had received money from some music fund and then printed the records.« The release was a complete success and marked the beginning of the rise of the young Berlin clique onto the international stage. In the meantime, the early Box Aus Holz records are particularly high in demand. Initially, the distribution, mastering, and design were all outsourced, but meanwhile we have taken it all onto our own shoulders – not only for Money $ex Records and the so-to-speak predecessor Box Aus Holz. In comparison to the danceable 1"s published by Box Aus Holz, Money $ex Records is set up on a broader basis. That not only means, that albums will also be published, but above all, an openness towards all genres exists. Furthermore, the label mainly publishes music from the founders’ narrow entourage. Admittedly, LPs like »Dog« by the Max Graef band, or Gerry Frankes’ »Freaks Brew« have a strong tendency towards Jazz and Funk. Other EPs are more reminiscent of Techno than House. Albums from famous beat makers will also soon appear on the label. In general, Money $ex Records has a permanently, noticeable connection to Hip-Hop, not only because artists like Hodini / Hulk Hodn, or Twit One originate from the Boom-Bap-genre._»I was also socialising in the music scene of the 90s, and Hip-Hop for me was an awesome area, with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, the entire Native Tongue-kerfluffle", Delfonic says. »I also had the same mindset. These dirty, messy, a little bit sample-based elements were of course something different to House, which is something I have always appreciated«. Together with the unique illustrations by Rahel Süßkind, who is responsible for the design of every publication, this sample based House creates the common theme in the world of Money $ex Records. There is, however, no masterplan: »We do not know, where the journey will take us«.
Money $ex Records in News
Music − News | posted 08.09.2016
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