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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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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.
Music − Review | posted 07.04.2021
With »Fine Away«, the Habibi Funk label has compiled and reissued songs by Lebanese songwriter Rogér Fakhr.
Music − List | posted 15.04.2021
Jenn Wasner (Flock Of Dimes)
10 All Time Favs
With her solo project Flock of Dimes, Jenn Wasner has just released her most personal and at the same time most substantially far-reaching album. We asked the musician to name 10 Vinyl records that have shaped, improved, and educated her.
Music − Review | posted 05.04.2021
Tomaga have now released their latest album. »Intimate Immensity« is the conclusion and the highlight of this great London duo.
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.
Music − News | posted 06.04.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Terrain«
»Terrain« is the name of the new album by the British jazz musicians Portico Quartet, announced for 28 May. A green vinyl edition will be available exclusively from HHV Records.