City Slang (Record label)
City Slang is a Berlin-based record label, founded in 1990 by Christoph Ellinghaus.
City Slang in Features
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 News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Mort Garson
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Music Review | posted 20.07.2020
Adult Fantasies
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.
Music List | posted 07.01.2021
Aaron Frazer
10 All Time Favs
»Introducing« is the name of Aaron Frazer’s first solo album. As the drummer of Durand Jones & The Indications, however, he is by no means an unknown name. So musically it’s off to the sixties. He tells us what actually influenced him musically.