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Since Daredo Music took over the world famous Harthouse Frankfurt label in 2004 many things have changed. Electronic music and especially the techno genre explored new ways and characteristics to formulate its aims. Since the beginning of the new century reduction took place in the whole European electronic music scene and it seemed that electronic music searched for its cultural justification after the big sold-out in the late nineties. Harthouse, as one of the first German labels characterized the techno genre in Europe like only a few other labels did and supported and established artists that belonged to the big names at that time and today. Marco Zaffarano, Hardfloor, Braincell, Barbarella, The Arpreggiators, Spicelab or Alter Ego found the right platform for their music with this label.
Nowadays some of the primary rocks like Der Dritte Raum, Hardfloor or Spicelab are joining artists of the younger generation like Billy Dalessandro, Boris Brejcha, Phil Kieran, Tigerskin or John Dahlbäck. And even big names like Joey Beltram (who mixed the latest Harthouse mix compilation named “Lost In New York”), Terence Fixmer or Joel Mull spend their creative energy to form the musical content of Harthouse Mannheim. The combination of sophisticated and impulsive artists leads to the eclectic sound profile the cataloque of the labels reflects since 2004.
This label compilation features the best and most interesting works of the last five years like remixes of Jesper Dahlbäck (ADJD's “Space For Bass”), Hardfloor (Gui Boratto's “Atol”) and original tracks from Der Dritte Raum, Zoo Brasil, Phil Kieran, Spicelab, Joey Beltram, Tigerskin, Billy Dalessandro, Braincell & Joel Mull. This compilation shows that Harthouse is still on the top in the techno label ranking.