Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Souvenir Music

More important than the parties, the plane rides, the magazine covers or the money, every great DJ is first and foremost, a collector. A discoverer of music. A traveller weaving through a sea of new sounds and honing down the multitude of records to those that matter most. It’s this drive for sonic exploration that’s responsible for Souvenir, the Berlin label spearheaded by Tiefschwarz and their french partner Arthur Vélasquez.

In little over a year the label has amassed an impressive roster of artists counting legends like Carl Craig, scene leaders like Radioslave, Samim or Riton or newcomers like Ziggy Kinder among its extended family. Its become a home for Tiefschwarz’s own much revered releases kicking off with their label opener ‘Hey’ in October 2006 under their Ichundu alias and peaking with the release of ‘10 Years of Tiefschwarz,’ a much praised compilation celebrating the decade of music that has flowed from the Schwarz partnership.

Re.You & Rampa - Our Thing EP by Souvenir Music


Re.You grabs the A side on his own…with a rework of Ghost by Hamburg duo Phantom/Ghost – with a haunting vocal that is foggy & vague…”relax…its only a ghost…” – matched with excellent guitar underpinnings, and a strong percussive sway…distant & smoky, “Ghost” does the trick.
The B side brings Rampa & Re.You together for Awareness a deep, dark track with a chugging bassline and a heavy, syrup-soaked vocal.
And on the digital only track titled, Who in the Fuck Rampa & Re.You join forces to insult you with this dirty, minimal lil’ gem with in your face vocal retorts. Get some.