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|

LifeLive Festival II – Moon Harbour Stage Videos

Watch Matthias Tanzmann , Black Circle, Sven Tasnadi & Dan Drastic’s sets from the Moon Harbour Stage @ LifeLive Festival II

2021-06-09T15:42:45+02:00June 2021|

Welcome Black Circle to Times Artists

Music has always been the driving force of this gifted producer and composer for a bunch of big projects in the past. Just one year deep into his solo project after joining Sabb’s record label Radiant. the name Black Circle has made leaps and bounds.

He’s remixed the likes of; CamelPhat, the trio Better Lost than Stupid which is Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich, Matthias Tanzmann and last but not least Eli & Fur. Been remixed by Luciano or Oxia and collaborated with Nic Fanciulli, Matthias Tanzmann, Yousef and NBA former Rony Seikaly.

Through both his remixes and original works that went several times No. #1 in the Beatport charts, he caught the attention of the upper elchos of the industry with Carl Cox, Black Coffee and Pete Tong just some of the Artists supporting his music.

Book Black Circle

2020-10-07T09:19:02+02:00October 2020|
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