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 Review | posted 16.09.2021
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Le-Le
On the threshold of acid jazz, »Le-Le«, by The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble from Philadelphia, was released in 1987. Now comes a reissue.
Music Review | posted 18.09.2021
Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai
Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku
The soundtrack to the 1979 film »Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku« composed by Hozan Yamamoto and Yu Imai has now been re-released.
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 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 News | posted 02.09.2021
Niklas Wandt
Exclusive Edition: »Solar Müsli«
After various collaborations and band projects, Cologne-based Niklas Wandt releases his first solo album »Solar Müsli" on September 17, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records there will be a Curacao Vinyl Edition.