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|

Miane Remixes Moon Harbour Classic

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Sable Sheep’s ‘Upon Burning Skies’ first came out in 2013 and is one of many hits in the German’s discography. Now it gets a fresh lease of life at the hands of Miane, the Malaga-born but Ibiza-based artist who has really broken through in recent years. She has served up fine singles here before like ‘You Belong To Me’ earlier in the year, as well as making outings on Knee Deep in Sound and Saved.

She is in fine form here as she flips the original into a chunky, heavyweight, and tribal house cut. The rock-solid kicks and prickly percussion make for a serious groove that is overlaid with a chanting vocal that will get any dance floor hypnotised. There is a warmth to the track that makes it perfect for the outdoor summer dancing that is just around the corner.

Once again here, Miane perfectly encapsulates the Moon Harbour sound from her own unique perspective.

2021-08-03T16:18:10+02:00August 2021|

New Times Artists Podcast by David Jach

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From time to time it feels like a dream. The big boys are playing his records and the party goes on and on. David Jach is no longer one of those DJs…He found his way, his style and works steadily on his magic. Since years, his records are lauded, and his tour schedule is heavy these days. Jach represents a new generation of musicians, who rely on their own feelings rather than on the “great hypes”. And still, his sound somehow manages to sneak in between the almost identical sounding tracks of the Beatport Top20. However, David Jach does not only count on his vinyl productions but also on his live qualities. The freshness of his performance is catching and evokes an almost romantic picture of perfect Open-Air-Days and Club nights. Colourful, slightly soaked with minimal-house and deep sound elements, always a bit nostalgic but at the same time several steps ahead of the usual bubbling techno-releases.

2020-09-11T11:17:49+02:00September 2020|

Welcome Miane to Times Artists in the GAS Territory

We welcome Miane to the Times Artists booking agency in GAS territory.

Miane is equal to evolution. Formerly known as Taty Munoz, Miane steps up to become a strength by own right in the electronic music scene. Based in Ibiza, Miane’s music has a distinct staple, unique and difficult to put in words. Miane’s story is one of hard work and DIY dedication. That, added to her immense talent, have managed to put her among the most interesting artist to keep an eye on by the scene. Without growing in a musical environment, Miane is the living incarnation of the DIY culture that is taking over the electronic music realm. A culture that has not stopped giving us some of the most incredible talents of the last few years.

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2020-08-10T15:25:31+02:00August 2020|

Matthias Tanzmann remixes his own classic track Bulldozer

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To mark the 100th digital release on Moon Harbour, label founder Matthias Tanzmann tweaks one of his classic tracks from 2006, and the Robag Wruhme remix from the same original package also appears. This is a fantastic package that marks this milestone in fitting fashion.

2020-08-10T15:23:00+02:00August 2020|
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