Three Berlin-based record labels select their 10 essential Berlin records

Three Berlin-based record labels select their 10 essential Berlin records

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To celebrate the launch of Independent Label Market: Berlin on Sunday, we’ve been on the hunt for the top Berlin records of all time. We asked bosses at !K7, Monkeytown and Klasse Recordings (who will all be manning stalls this weekend) to give us their essential Berlin selection, and here it is.


K7 (1)

 

!K7 has a focus on electronic sounds, but the group also runs four independent labels that between them cover most of the musical spectrum. Their prolific DJ Kicks series has grown into one of the most prestigious DJ mix compilations around.

Selected by Horst Weidenmueller, below are !K7’s 10 essential Berlin records.


David Hasselhoff 

Looking For Freedom (White Records, 1989)
David Hasselhoff


Einstürzende Neubauten 

Halber Mensch (Some Bizzare, 1985)

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Ideal 

Blaue Augen (Innovative Communication, 1980)

R-1183137-1405507276-1340


Alexander Marcus  

Papaya (Kontor, 2008)

R-1396862-1216147719


Vril 

Torus (Forum, 2014)

R-5423226-1393884065-5505


Peter Grummich

Berlin 8am (Morris/Audio, 2008)

R-1284291-1206342164


Edward 

A Piece Of Us (Giegling, 2010)

R-2479661-1286318031


Rhythm & Sound 

See Mi Yah (Burial Mix, 2006)

R-648146-1143073841


Round One 

I’m Your Brother (Main Street, 1994)

R-576-1157140232


Dixon
Temporary Secretary – Dixon Edits (Innervisions, 2009)

R-2016685-1259767413


 

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Monkeytown Records is an electronic music label, owned by Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert of  Modeselektor. The label has released music by Moderat, Modeselektor, Mouse on Mars, Otto von Schirach, amongst others.

Chosen by Modeselektor, below are Monkeytown’s 10 essential Berlin records.


Maurizio

Ploy (Maurizio, 1992)

R-2060-1195564638


3 Phase featuring Dr. Motte

Der Klang der Familie (Tresor, 1992)

R-52256-1146363666


David Bowie

“Heroes”/”Helden”/”Heroes”/”Héros” (RCA Victor, 1981)

Bowie Helden


Siriusmo

The Uninvited Guest (Monkeytown, 2009)

R-1748442-1240832072


Modeselektor

Monkeytown (Monkeytown, 2011)

R-3042607-1317190485


Einstürzende Neubauten

Kollaps (Zickzack, 1981)

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Tanith

 T2 (Bash, 1992)

R-66563-1347818935-5880


Moderat

II (Monkeytown, 2013)

R-4782350-1377429429-7867


Basic Channel

Phylyps Trak 2 (Basic Channel, 1994)

R-2167-1128948054


Westberlin Maskulin

Hows, Flows, Moneytoes (Home Recordings, 1999)

R-358554-1207263584


klasserecordings

 

Started in 2010 and run by Lucas Hunter/Luca Lozano and Michael Ho/Mr. Ho, Klasse Recordings specializes in house and techno music.

Selected by Luca Lozano, below are Klasse’s 10 essential Berlin records.


Rhythm & Sound 

No Partial (PK, 2010)

R-2181112-1268393528


Robocop Kraus
Fake Boys (L’Age D’Or, 2003)

R-230939-1117658992


Baby D 
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Systematic, 1994)

R-110704-1362348502-5628


DJ Fett Burger & Luca Lozano
Hands Of Doom (Sex Tags UFO, 2014)

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Phran 

Bad Format (Klasse, 2014)

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Various

Nigerian Disco Funk Special: The Sound of  The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

(Soundway, 2008)

R-1288596-1307341589


WestBam and Nena
Oldschool, Baby (Lowspirit, 2002)

R-2103196-1275583425


Model 500
Sonic Sunset (R&S, 1994)

R-83622-1335283993


Omar feat. Stevie

Feelin’ You (Stevie, 2009)

R-1647667-1234389786


Luca Lozano

Berlinetta (Dirtybird, 2009)

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