Strip it back. That’s the approach behind Andre Crom and his label OFF Recordings, which nowadays ranges amongst the most popular underground electronic music labels of the world. Resident Advisor’s users voted OFF the #8 and #9 most charted label in 2012 and 2013, and it often resides with no less than 10 tracks at once in the Beatport deep & tech house top 100’s.
While the sound selection is eclectic, moving from underground pop over groove tools to primetime records, and from house to techno, there are certain values which all OFF releases, as well as Andre’s DJ sets, have in common.
A stripped back approach. Every track or song has an essence, and it’s important to focus on it, while getting rid of all unnecessary elements. And catchiness: it can be a memorable vocal, a particular hookline, or something else, every OFF release should have something that stays in your mind after hearing it on a night out.
It’s Andre’s sets, playing a mix of own productions, unreleased OFF signings, almost forgotten classics and carefully selected new tracks, that are the best proof for his deep and profound love for underground dance music and a good party.
OFF Recordings has grown into one of the leading underground house labels of today, becoming the “#8, #9 and # 24 most charted label” on Resident Advisor in 2012, 2013 and 2014. After an eclectic past, OFF launches into 2015 with a focus on melodic tech house & techno, which is being reflected by a renewed artist roster.
What remains, are the values which made OFF a favourite for DJs and clubbers all over the world:
A focus on the essence.
A timeless quality.
Events have always been a central element of the label, with showcases all across the world in clubs like Watergate, EGG London, Sankeys Ibiza, Cafe d’Anvers, and at festivals like ADE, BPM or Sonar.
01. Stephan Bodzin – Sungam (Synthepella) and (Fur Coat Remix) [Systematic]
02. Amber Long & Robert Mason -Aquatica (Navid Mehr Remix) [Stripped Digital]
03. Roberto Calzetta Twin Soul – Carpo (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
04. Terje Saether & Malin Pettersen – Too Late (Kastis Torrau & Arnas D Remix) [Sound Avenue]
05. Mononoid – Pathways (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
06. Tero Civill – Scared Girl (Guy Mantzur Edit) [Sound Avenue]
07. Tommi Oskari – Mind Tingle (David Granha Remix) [JuiceBox Music]
08. Dave Seaman – Sparkle Motion (Original Mix) [Tulipa]
09. Jeremy Olander – Goliath (Original Mix) [Microcastle]
10. James Holden feat Julie Thompson – Nothing (Kastis Torrau Re-Do) [Unreleased]
01. Viken Arman – World – OFF Recordings
02. Kyodai – Palma – OFF Recordings
03. Kruse & Nürnberg – Lost N Free – feat. Brolin – OFF Recordings
04. Metodi Hristov & Gallya – Another Day – Simone Vitullo Remix – OFF Recordings
05. Paul Ursin Feat. Afterwards – Passage – Off Recordings
06. Paul Ursin – Universe – OFF Recordings
07. Andre Crom – The Devil – feat. Thomas Gandey – OFF Recordings
08. ED ED – Meltdown – OFF Recordings
09. Crom & Thanh – Freedom Call – OFF Recordings
10. Melokolektiv & Darlyn Vlys – Change Of Mind – feat. Forrest – OFF Recordings
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