Contributing to a vibrant Hamburg tradition of inspired electronic imprints such as Dial, Pokerflat, Smallville or Diynamic, Room With A View can be described as the “personal musical fantasy” of its founder and A&R Phil “Dairmount” Darimont, a fantasy deeply rooted in his early DJ days when House & Techno were colliding in a big musical patchwork of sounds, sweat & dust. The label was founded in 2009 by Phil and his long time partner Anja Knupper with the help of supporting friends who believe in the power of quality & honesty.
The inspiration of Room With A View can be traced through more than 15 years of DJing across Europe and beyond – and echoes many of Dairmount’s musical milestones: from the synthetic melancholy of Detroit to the “hybrid” versatility of London, from the ashes of Mother Disco in Montreal to the quintessential Techno renaissance of Berlin. The label’s ethic is aiming to get back to timeless “emotional content” club music with a futuristic flair, while breaking the pattern of “functionality” that club music too often slips into these days. The desire to make people dance doesn’t have to mean excluding some message, emotion or sincerity. Room With A View is about sincerity & self-expression – strongly represented by genuine musical characters that saw in the label a new way to display rare aspects of their musical psyche.
This compilation is focusing on all remixes that were done with love for the label since its start in spring 2009. Fitting perfectly with the universe of the label, Dairmount decided to never call an additional production or rework, a remix, but a "perspective". He took care to choose carefully remixers in his vast family of friends and what a collection this is when you take a close look at the all stars family present here: Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jimpster. Alexkid, Sasse, Russ Gabriel, Shur-I-Kan, Honesty, Atjazz, Joel Alter, Marlow or Sei A.
Adding to this that all tracks present here have been played heavily in the last 12 months by an amazing cast of heavyweights including people as diverse as Tim Sweeney, M.A.N.D.Y, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Shlomi Aber, The Revenge, Trevor Jackson, Carl Craig, Will Saul, Dj Hell, Steve Bug, Laurent Garnier, Brothers Vibe, Stacey Pullen, Peter Kruder, Tiefschwarz, Gerd, Audiofly, Mad Mats, Dixon, Dj Hell, Boddhi Satva, Deetron or Jazzanova ...
A 12 tracks compilation displaying perfectly why the label is on everyone's lips for a while and bound to a promising year...
Played and charted by an impressive list of international heavyweights including Sasse, Tim Sweeney, Gilb’R, Rocky, Pezzner, Basic Soul Unit, M.A.N.D.Y, Richie Hawtin, Mike Clark, Karotte, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Mark Farina, Shlomi Aber, The Revenge, Trevor Jackson, Carl Craig, Will Saul, Alex Dallas, Kolombo, Dj Hell, Steve Bug, Sian, Jimpster, Osunlade, Darko Esser, Konrad Black, Laurent Garnier, Brothers Vibe, Manuel Tur, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Brendon Moeller, Rainer Trüby, Atjazz, Mad Mats, Alex Kid, Stacey Pullen, Russ Gabriel, Charles Webster, Phonogenic, Fabrice Lig, Peter Kruder, Tiefschwarz, Gerd, Audiofly, Mad Mats, Dixon, Dj Hell, Kiko Navarro, Djulz, Technasia, Nick Holder, Slam, Estroe, Joris Voorn, Tiger Stripes, Milton Jackson, Mazi, Domu, Chicken Lips, Lovebirds, Afrilounge, Ken Ishi, Sei A, Dj Naughty, Alland Byallo, Lovebirds, Dj Disciple, Nick V, Boddhi Satva, Mark August, Cloud, Deetron, Art Of Tones, Master H, Trevor Walker, Shur-I-Kan, Technasia, Mike Clark, Audio Soul Project, Nacho Marco, Dj Yellow, Agnès, Bangana, Sebastian Roya, Recloose, Quarion, Morpheus, Liapin, Jazzanova, Lars Behrenroth, St Plomb, Murray Richardson, Swirl People, Benny Rodriguez, Dubfire, Nicolas Matar, Technasia, Jimmy Savard, Harri, Nils Krogh, Fred Everything, Leigh Morgan, Neil Quigley, Titonton Duvante, Alex From Tokyo, Motorcitysoul, Ski Oakenful, Domu, Marcus James, Markus Enochson, Alton Miller, Onionz, Rob Mello, Chymera, Alex Flitsch, Slam, Trickski, Milton Jackson, DJ Deep, Nick Chacona, Estroe, Steve Sole, Ingo Sanger, Marlow, Matt Masters, Tomas Hedberg, Vidis, Andrew Jervis, JC Freaks, Karotte, Nacho Velasco, Wamdue Kids, Willie Graff, Christoffer Berg, Gerd, Trinadadian Deep, Roberto Rodriguez, Simbad, Nick Holder…
released January 29, 2010
Selected by Dairmount
Mastered by Bo Kondren @ Calyx, Berlin
Artwork by Hannes Piltz for Intu Services
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