- Moon Harbour Inhouse Vol.7
Moon Harbour | 08.06.2016
Once again calling upon a wealth of closely associated talent, Moon Harbour now serves up the latest instalment in their family orientated Inhouse compilation. Contributing new and exclusive cuts to the 12 track affair are label artists old and new, from Sable Sheep to Luna City Express, Sven Tasnadi to Mathias Kaden, whilst there are also some debut appearances from artists like Anja Schneider or Ninetoes.
Now into its 16th year, the label based in Leipzig and run by Matthias Tanzmann is a leader in its field. Offering up a rich and diverse take on tech house, it is celebrated for not only dynamite EPs that are as loved by DJs as they are by dancers, but also for its inventive albums and jam packed compilations. This latest one is another window into the ever evolving world of Moon Harbour and offers up some real treats along the way.
Things kick off with a first track from label debutant Emanuel Satie, fresh of the back of some big hits on Saved, Defected and Get Physical. His Now You Know is a rock solid house kicker with tough drums and physical grooves. Riva Starr then showcases his party starting production credentials with an infectious edit of Paul C & Paolo Martini, Sable Sheep returns with a dark and ravey contribution in Chaos and label stalwarts Luna City Express cook up plenty of menace with their atmospheric, siren riddled Call the Police. Berlin tastemaker and Mobilee boss Anja Schneider then makes a rare move away from her own label to offer the seductive, subtly jazzy deep house shuffler that is Caracas and Dutch hit maker Sidney Charles summons some slamming old school magic with his expansive main room tear up, House Is All I Need.
Steel Down from Mathias Kaden is a tightly coiled, bass driven number, label manager Dan Drastic steps out with the coy aquatic house funk of Room Full of Heroes, Sven Tasnadi builds high pressure and loopy dub house greatness on Real Box, recent EP artist Zohki goes solo for the airy tech of Crumble and then another first time Moon Harbour artist, Ninetoes, serves up a restless groove with prying bass and elastic synths that make you want to shake your limbs. Last but not least, Sabb rounds things out with a light and airy groove that is well swung, endlessly evolving and stuffed with catchy vocal loops.
This is pure and effective dancing music that comes with plenty of charm and personality and confirms Moon Harbour and its associates are right at the top of their game.
- Emmanuel Satie - Now You Know
- Paul C & Paolo Martini - Rotation (Riva Starr Raw Edit)
- Sable Sheep - Chaos
- Luna City Express - Call The Police
- Anja Schneider - Caracas
- Sidney Charles - House Is All I Need
- Mathias Kaden - Settle Down
- Dan Drastic - Room Full Of Heroes
- Sven Tasnadi - Real Box
- Zohki - Crumble
- Ninetoes - Desda
- Sabb - People Of The Sun