Moon Harbour Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Compilation

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.

2021-09-07T15:14:40+02:00September 2021|

Moon Harbour Showcase at ADE

Two of the most forward thinking house labels; Moon Harbour and Exploited Rec are joining forces to throw a massive ADE party! A night full of quality house from some of the grooviest artists around. Let’s get together 🎶

Line Up
Matthias Tanzmann
wAFF
Mathias Kaden
SIRENA
Timo Maas
Dennis Cruz
Anek
Dan Drastic

Tickets
Facebook Event

2019-10-22T11:54:55+02:00September 2019|

New release ‘We Are’ by Anek

Anek make a welcome return to Moon Harbour with a fantastic new single with Medusa. The standout original single ‘We Are’ is a rock-solid groove with dry hits and hard-hitting kicks. Then comes an excellent Alternative Mix which is more stripped back and eerie, with the ghostly vocals echoing above a rolling drum line, creepy keys and edgy synths.

Download / Stream: moonharbour.lnk.to/MHD066

2019-09-26T14:43:08+02:00July 2019|

New Moon Harbour Radio with guest Anek

Dan Drastic welcomes back Anek on the label and the Moon Harbour Radio show. Their track ‘We Are’ with Medusa will be released Friday 5 July.

Dan Drastic DJ Mix
CINTHIE – Australian Summer – 803 Crystal Grooves
Helmut Dubnitzky, Patrick Testor – Acid Bird (youANDme Remix) – Brise
Dan Drastic, Sven Tasnadi – Crazy Inside – Moon Harbour
Gorge – Beyond Flatlines – Still Hot
Emery Warman – Naglewe – Moon Harbour
Francisco Allendes – Minibiza feat. Shawnecy – Moon Harbour

Anek DJ Mix
Anek – Veil – Alan Nieves Remix – Moan
Tolstoi & Andsan – Seduction – Original mix – Posh Records
Anek – Patinka – Original Mix – Solid Grooves Raw
Late Replies Feat Medusa – Otra Vez – Original Mix – Under No Illusion
Anek & Medusa – We Are – Original Mix – Moon Harbour
DEMOU & Pete Dorling – Any Ideas – Original Mix – Under No Illusion
Sven Tasnadi – Malaga – Original Mix – Katermukke

2019-09-26T14:44:22+02:00July 2019|

Anek just released ‘High Life’ on Flashmob Records

Delving into tribal more techy realms, the unstoppable Flashmob Records imprint welcomes ANEK production team with two original cuts straddling the boundaries of house and techno, filled with glacial atmosphere, moody melodics and serious dance floor drive. Steaming in with a powerful pumping bass and dense, mischievous drums, title track High Life is a tech-house dream of the highest stature. New Vibes drips echo in the deep waters, while pacey percussions soon creep into the mix, rolling a tight and trippy rhythm. Great remix effort by Chicks Luv Us on the leading track dragging it into a drums synposium.

2019-07-03T14:53:22+02:00March 2019|
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