City Slang (Record label)
City Slang is a Berlin-based record label, founded in 1990 by Christoph Ellinghaus.
City Slang in Features
Music Interview | posted 21.09.2021
José González
Taste Is Like Your Bum
In 2003, Jose Gonzalez covered the song “Heartbeat” by The Knife and instantly catapulted himself into the hearts and study rooms of so many. Almost 20 years later, he is still the well-known unknown of indie folk. With his new album »Local Valley« and after collaborations with Junip or The Göteborg String Theory, he goes back to his own personal sound. We had the opportunity to interview him.
Music Portrait | posted 03.01.2013
Sinkane
Halfway to Mars
Ahmed Gallab, the one man band Sinkane, is lost somewhere in between Africa and America. His album »Mars« deals with the consequences of cultural uprootedness and being flung into the intensity of Brooklyn’s music scene. The eight-tracked album is so rich and varied in influences -Sudanese pop, jazz, funk and groove – and this, more than just expressing Gallab’s extensive musical knowledge, shows his alienation as an expat.
City Slang in Reviews
Music Review | posted 30.03.2016
Laura Gibson
Empire Builder
It wouldn’t have taken a gas explosion for Laura Gibson to record a new album, although it probably took one for »Empire Builder« to become a little master piece.
Music Review | posted 21.01.2016
Tindersticks
The Waiting Room
With »The Waiting Room«, Tindersticks have refined their chamber pop once again, which has already been elegant for the past 20 years. Sorrow hardly ever sounds this tactful.
Music Review | posted 21.08.2015
Sinkane x Peaking Lights
Mean Dub EP
For the »Mean Dub EP«, Sinkane has asked Peaking Lights to create dub-versions of some of the tracks on »Mean Love«. Fans of both acts will be happy!
Music Review | posted 02.10.2014
Caribou
Our Love
Caribou is spreading the love amongst his fans. His seventh record, »Our Love«, doesn’t try to go for great gestures – and still, it doesn’t add up. But that’s love, isn’t it?
Music Review | posted 26.04.2013
Junip
Junip
Junip sound best when they sound like Junip. That’s probably why their new record is not bad, even though it’s only very slightly different from the previous one.
Music Review | posted 30.05.2012
Tu Fawning
A Monument
To find the right balance between a strict focus and frenetic letting loose is a Hercules-task here. Sometimes it works. But not always.
Music Review | posted 20.01.2012
Laura Gibson
La Grande
Even though Laura Gibson has her gaze turned towards the past, she is joyfully skipping towards what’s to come. With La Grande, she has come up with a wonderful record.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 31.10.2021
Bremer/McCoy
Natten
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music News | posted 01.10.2021
Girlwoman
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 List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year review 2021
Top 50 Reissues
Another year goes by, another list of visions of futures that have yet to become reality is being published. These 50 records from the past dreamed the loudest of a better tomorrow.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Dexter
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.
Music Review | posted 07.11.2021
Snail Mail
Valentine
On »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change the effect.