Artist: Various Artists
Title: Alive & Death
Label: Jannowitz Records
Cat No: JANNOWITZ057
Release Date: 25th March 2019 | Beatport Pre-order
“Time is passing way too fast. It is unbelievable that five years have already gone by since label head BOHO founded Jannowitz Records back in 2014. We look back on five years full of constant growth, of ups and downs, of good music and even better music.
The fifth anniversary is a big deal for us and we have thought a lot about how to celebrate this milestone properly. That’s why we decided to split the EP up into two parts – a world premiere so to speak. Two opportunities to celebrate JAW’s birthday in 2019. Two opportunities to showcase the diverse sound of what the label beholds: Say hello to Alive & Death compilations!
Alive EP is the part of the birthday compilation that focuses on a more minimal sound than its brother Death. It’s made of six unique tracks, that were carefully selected by BOHO himself and mixed by his friends Heinrich & Heine. BOHO also contributed to this particular EP with another collaboration track. He teamed up with Mycell who just made his Jannowitz Records debut as a solo artist last month. Their track Chaser will be chasing you from club to club. It’s dark, it’s minimal, it’s deep, it’s hypnotic – it’s definitely the darkest track from the Alive part of the compilations. Next up are Peppou and Martin Stoilkov. Both artists are from Bulgaria and have released on Metodi Hristov’s Set About label. Their contribution is one of the hardest of Alive. Their track Sopa is defined b a rolling baseline and true techno sound.
The third collaboration track is brought to you by Dejvid Kavazovic and Do Not. Dejvid is a Berlin-based DJ and producer and you will find him on line-ups of clubs like Suicide Circus or legendary Watergate in Germany’s capital. His stellar track Believe he did together with one of Costa Rica’s finest selectors, Do Not. Believe is an absolute groover that fits perfectly to the original Jannowitz sound. Then we have three tracks by solo artists on Alive EP. Markus Volker is back! His track Nova is minimalistic and very bouncy with a lovely melodic touch to it. Webby made a very straightforward and evil dance floor machine called The Hive.
And last but not least we welcome Reza Golroo who you could now from Lenny Fontana’s imprint Karmic Power Records NYC, The Iranian producer has been played by some of the big names!
We’re very happy to have signed his Gangs of Freaks track that rounds off this dance floor oriented Minimal and Deep Tech EP perfectly with a strong kick and simplistic melody that sticks in your head – just how we like it.”