Sonar Kollektiv News

Sonar Kollektiv Kurier

issue 325  §  December 2012  §  Sonar Kollektiv estb. 1998  §  circulation 60,000  §  free


top of page 21 Friday, December 21st 2012
Merry Xmas
2012 has been an amazing year for Sonar Kollektiv with a lot of wonderful projects and releases, collaborations and events.

We started the year with a remix collection "Jazzanova - Upside Down". In March we released the 4th album by our longtime friends Micatone followed by amazing singles with remixes by Alex Barck, Stee Downes and Blue Mondays. Back in 2011 Jazzanova went with their complete live band into the famous GDR broadcasting studios to record the live album "Funkhaus Studio Sessions" which saw the light of day in May, accompanied by a new single "I Human" with lead singer Paul Randolph. New artists joined our Kollektiv, like EnaWadan from South Africa, Paskal & Urban Absolutes (Germany) , Phil Gerus (Moscow), Hot Coins (UK) and FETSUM.

After the international debut of his critically acclaimed album "The Colors Of Hope" in May, the release of his uplifting single "Waitin' For You" in August, FETSUM entirely electrified the audience on his first headline tour through Germany in September 2012, now in spring 2013 FETSUM will play a bunch of shows in the US (Los Angeles, New York, Austin - SXSW).

Our Secret Love series continued with the release of issue 6 in October. Within this month we celebrated our 15th anniversary at prestigious Volksbühne, Berlin (video will follow). Exclusively for this event labelfounder Jazzanova did a limited 10inch of their rework for Joe Bataan - Ordinary Guy, which has been sold out in 2 days.

With Paskal & Urban Absolutes and Phil Gerus we signed young and hot producers for the Based On Misunderstandings imprint, followed by a regular Sonar Kollektiv club night at Chalet (watch out for them - the next one is in February 2013 with special guests).

Be prepared for 2013. We'll have a lot of fantastic music for you with albums of Hot Coins, Neve Naive, Paskal & Urban Absolutes, Stee Downes, Dego and more ; new issues of Best Seven Selections, Computer Incarnations, Based On Misunderstandings and G.I. Disco.

2013 will be the year for Sonar Kollektiv to be on tour, watch out for dates in your town. See you next year!

And now, here is our christmas gift for you:

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