333 Sessions 036 – Carina Lawrence

It’s not about the destination, but rather the journey…and this mix encapsulates that.

A 3 hour, 33 minute and 33 second journey of tracks that resonate with me on a deeper level. I thoroughly enjoy traversing different genres to create magical moments and a special energy to help tell a story with my music. This mix will allow you to venture through a variety of styles and sounds from a selection of my favourite international and local artists across the deep house, melodic techno and tribal spectrum.

I don’t often get the opportunity to create these extended experiences at clubs to really express myself, so when Flow Music called, I had to say yes.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me xx
Cover Art Jai PIccone

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Sven Tasnadi – Cuckoo

Moon Harbour marks its historic 20th anniversary with a 10-track compilation of all new music. It features old friends like Marlow and Luna City Express, icons like Steve Bug and Butch and new signings like Black Circle, so it is a fine representation of the label’s famous sound.

Matthias Tanzmann founded Moon Harbour in 2000, and since then it has been at the forefront of the tech house scene. Even in the face of the major shift from vinyl to digital, a distributor going bankrupt and the coronavirus pandemic, careful A&R and Matthias’s own productions have ensured the label has remained utterly relevant. The Leipzig label has released countless EPs, LPs and compilations and hosted label showcases all over the world. It has nurtured the careers of artists like Sable Sheep and Ekkohaus and has given a vital platform to new stars like Miane, Detlef and many more.

“Evolution is a natural process and important to artists as well as to labels,” explains Matthias. “Music is always redefined and subject to trends. New generations of musicians want to create their own identities through their sound. As a label, we listen to a lot of new music and try to stay open-minded within our own aesthetic range.”

After a year of re-releasing classics from the label’s back catalogue, the 20 Years of Moon Harbour compilation is all about fresh and exclusive music. It kicks off with Andrea Oliva’s ‘Return To The Dancefloor,’ a bumping cut driven by naughty bass before raw percussive energy from ANEK and tense cosmic melody Black Circle. Butch layers up tribal grooves and exotic vocals, then Luna City Express mark the mid-point with the steamy house of ‘Mami Wata’ featuring Sunru’s soulful vocals.

Marlow throws it back with some old school piano energy on ‘Corktown,’ Matthias nails a perfectly slinky tech house groove on ‘Binford’ and Ninetoes’ ‘Polanco Hills’ ups the pace and drives forwards. Closing out is the punchy and stripped back house of Steve Bug’s ‘Going Up’ and Sven Tasnadi’s loopy and hypnotic ‘Cuckoo.’

This essential collection is further proof that Moon Harbour continues to shape the sound of contemporary European house music. Here’s to the next 20 years.

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Ahmet Atakan – Hiraeth (snippet)

OUT ON 2021-06-11 > Excl. Beatport: https://bit.ly/Words-on-Beatport
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Artist: Ahmet Atakan [ @ahmet_atakan ]
Title: Words
Catalog No: Acker Special 007
Format: Digital Single
Barcode: 4250101429507
Release: 2021-06-11

01: Ahmet Atakan – 11 – DEU672101018
02: Ahmet Atakan – December – DEU672101019
03: Ahmet Atakan – Blue Night feat. Alp Mutlu – DEU672101020
04: Ahmet Atakan – Garden Of Memories – DEU672101021
05: Ahmet Atakan – Hiraeth – DEU672101022
06: Ahmet Atakan – Mel feat. Huri – DEU672101023

There’s something distinctly poetic to the sprawling sound collages of Ahmet Atakan, which he arranges around the pounding rhythm of his kickdrum from field recordings and anecdotal samples, piano chords and string entries, the singing of humans and the chanting of machines. He conjures up abstract states of emotion and morphs them playfully into specific thoughts, gracefully mixing up soulful and intelligent vibes. All of this makes his music a perfect match for a good, loud sound system, and also for the catalogue of Acker Special. The six tracks of the Words EP add up to something reminiscent of a mini album – and rumours have it that an extensive remix project is already brewing…


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