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20 Jahre of Muna

On Saturday 1st of November, the new founded label "Muna Musik" will bring there first release as a various artists compilation.

Freude am Tanzen congratulates to 20 years of house and techno music at the legendary club in Bad...more

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On Saturday 1st of November, the new founded label "Muna Musik" will bring there first release as a various artists compilation.
Freude am Tanzen congratulates to 20 years of house and techno music at the legendary club in Bad Klosterlausnitz!

 

 
Get your copy directly at the Geburtstagsmuna, or later online!

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Muna pres. Freude am Tanzen @ SMS-Festival

The showcases from Freude am Tanzen are very close with the SMS history. They belong to the festival like swilling spirits, which by the way also play a part in the practice of flying. And so it will be in 2014.more

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Dancing is like singing with the body.

For the last 16 years in Jena/Thüringen there is a whole lot of happiness when dancing. Since 1998 there is also a whole lot of house character about in the techno circus as label. 2002 saw the family cosmos extended to the brothers Musik Krause. The showcases from Freude am Tanzen are very close with the SMS history. They belong to the festival like swilling spirits, which by the way also play a part in the practice of flying. And so it will be in 2014.
As far as the sound of the label, there is always the reliance on sweat and emotions poured out copiously at the races. The artists and DJs of the labels have internalized that dancing is not only a poetry of the feet, but something for the whole soul. FAT means Esperanto for the rave culture. Live it!

Lineup at SMS 2014:

Friday - Muna pres. Freude am Tanzen

 

18.00 - 21.00 Taron Trekka
21.00 - 22.00 Mooryc LIVE!
22.00 - 01.00 Monkey Maffia
01.00 - 02.00 Douglas Greed feat. Nagler & Kuss LIVE!
02.00 - 04.00 Mathias Kaden
04.00 - 05.00 Jesper Ryom LIVE!
05.00 - 07.00 Thomas Stieler
07.00 - 10.00 Krause Duo
10.00 - 13.00 Paul Ormanns & Mbeck
13.00 - 14.00 Gathaspar LIVE!
14.00 - 16.00 Martin Anacker
16.00 - 18.00 Oliver Goldt

Saturday - SMS Boot

17:00 - 18:00 Mathias Kaden

Saturday @ Second Stage

23:00 - 23:50 Karocel
01:15 - 02:30 Marek Hemmann LIVE!

 

Mathias Kaden presents: FAT12inch 002

The next FAT special EP is out now! FAT meets Watergate with three exclusive tracks. Go for it!more

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SPECIAL VINYL EDITION: Mathias Kaden presents "The exclusive Watergate #14 Tracks" -

FAT12inch 002 - Rodriguez Jr., Marco Resmann, Christian Burkhardt.

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Biografie

What began in the mid-90's, initiated by the event-organizer duo Sperling & Mauss, in Jena as an event series by the name of "Freude am Tanzen" has long been the best-known platform for electronic music on the Saale river. In the meantime there are over sixty releases, a subsidiary label (Musik Krause) and in-house booking agency. With 16 years in, the still young enterprise Freude am Tanzen is on the way from adolescence to adulthood. Yet in spite of tightly organized structures, fortunately boredom has not set in, and this is proven with the jubilee compilation SIX10 Jahre Freude am Tanzen.
"For us it's all about a small forum to present our artists and thereby a view into the musical diversity", this from FAT-head Thomas Sperling regarding the newest compilation. "It would be too easy to take the best tracks from 16 years of Freude am Tanzen and pack them into a sampler" he explains as the reasoning being SIX10 being no 'best-of' but rather chock full with new tracks. Still, the question begs, why for the 16th year? "We decided against round numbered anniversaries because everyone does that", says Sperling. "It doesn't really matter if it's 10, 15 or 16 years. Perhaps the next one is the 23rd. A nice prime number full of meaning. Incidentally you can't even come in a techno club with 16 years, but the first beer is good to go." Okay then, Cheers! A toast to sixteen years of Freude am Tanzen and likewise many new tracks from almost every artist of the label history until now, that span the stylistic spectrum from here to there. The kickoff comes from Eating Snow with it's sense fully-introverted track "Bridges" along with the unique vocals of Mooryc on the melancholic veins in the music from Douglass Greed. It continues with a throttling "Dougi" solo with "Springtime in December" that keeps tempo and holds the dance floor securely in view. From there we are taken to the apparently restlessly touring Mathias Kaden with his club proven "Freakinme", and then there is Juno6 from Leipzig with "Seq02" again turning down the lights and leaving everyone at ease spelled out as D-e-e-p-n-e-s-s. The FAT newcomers Tim Vita & Oliver Gehrmann in the early part of the year fell in the disco magic potion cauldron, and Monkey Maffia hammers with his soul-infused goods a piano melody loaded for the dance. Fairly abrupt on the stage appear Metaboman & Large M with their concentrated house sound, and the Swiss Kadebostan & Laolu make for themselves a courageous acid bath of velvety and dark vocals and belly growling massaging kicks. More laid-back offerings are from Taron-Trekka with their "Kanatter", a demonstration of themselves as masters of the relaxed deep-house fluffiness. Melody-smitten is the Danish Jesper Ryom, while Thomas Stieler trudges forth on his quest for the perfect groove with "Observatory". Here the FAT rookie has found himself. Continuing anew is the straight bass drum from Gathaspar, the spiritual choir singing over nervous twitching drums and claps in layers that send us into far away spheres. Thanks to heavy grounded in funk and packed on the way, we have Feindrehstar who with their title track "Dirty Stomping" is more than adequate. Toward the end of the compilation again there is Mooryc who, as it were, is soon to have a completely new album on FAT with a suave hello, while Berk Offset shortly before the end with "Ranzzeit" goes under the walls of every club. The perfect finale comes from No Accident in Paradise, with a quiet pulsating bass drum under wallowing surfaces and soft bleeps blows slowly on and on through the most beautiful prairie. Finally SIX10, the last brew has been emptied, and the party is over - or begins fresh from the beginning with Eating Snow, right from the top!

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ENG: Es ging darum

[Translate to Englisch:] „Es ging uns darum, eine kleine Werkschau unserer Künstler zu präsentieren und somit einen Einblick ich deren musikalische Vielfalt zu geben“, sagt FAT-Oberhaupt Thomas Sperling über die neueste Label-Compilation. „Es wäre zu einfach gewesen, die besten Tracks aus 16 Jahren Freude am Tanzen auf einen Sampler zu packen“, erklärt er die Tatsache, dass SIX10 kein Best-of wurde, sondern randvoll mit neuen Tracks steckt. Doch warum ausgerechnet zum sechzehnten? „Wir haben uns gegen runde Geburtstage entschieden, weil das so viele machen“, meint Sperling. „Es ist doch egal ob 10, 15 oder 16 Jahre. Vielleicht ist das nächste Jubiläum die 23. Eine schöne Primzahl mit reichlich Bedeutung. Übrigens kommt man mit 16 wahrscheinlich noch in keinen Technoclub, aber das erste Bier darf man offiziell zu sich nehmen.“
Na dann, Prosit! Auf sechzehn Jahre Freude am Tanzen und ebenso viele neue Tracks von beinah allen Künstlern der bisherigen Labelhistorie, die den stilistischen Bogen so breit wie eh und je aufspannen. Den Auftakt dazu geben Eating Snow mit ihrem sinnlich-introvertierten Track „Bridges“, der die einzigartige Stimmen von Mooryc auf die melancholische Ader in der Musik von Douglas Greed treffen lässt. Anschließend drosselt „Dougi“ solo mit „Springtime in December“ das Tempo und hält den Dancefloor dennoch sicher im Visier. Dorthin zieht es auch den scheinbar rastlos tourenden Mathias Kaden mit seinem in den Clubs dieser Welt bestens erprobten „Freakinme“, bevor Juno6 aus Leipzig mit „Seq02“ noch mal alles Lichter runterfährt und uns in aller Ruhe D-e-e-p-n-e-s-s buchstabiert. Die FAT-Newcomer Tim Vitá & Oliver Gehrmann sind in frühen Jahren wohl in den Disco-Zaubertrank gefallen und Monkey Maffia hämmert zu beseeltem Divensingsang eine zum Tanz ladende Pianomelodie. Wesentlich schroffer auf die Bühnen zaubern bekanntermaßen Metaboman & Large M ihren geballten Housesound, und auch die beiden Schweizer Kadebostan & Laolu lassen sich sich auf ein beherztes Säurebad samt tiefdunklem Vocal und Magengruben massierende Kicks ein. Entspannter geben sich da schon wieder Taron-Trekka, die sich mit „Kanatter“ erneut als Meister der relaxten Deep-House-Fluffigkeit beweisen. Melodieverliebt zeigt sich der Däne Jesper Ryom, während es Thomas Stieler einzig um die Suche nach dem perfekten Groove geht – mit „Observatory“ hat ihn der FAT-Neuling wieder einmal gefunden. Anschließend erneut aufgebrochen wird die gerade Bassdrum von Gathaspar, der spirituelle Chorgesänge über nervös zuckende Drums und Claps schichtet und uns damit in andere Sphären schickt. Dank schwerem Funk im Gepäck wesentlich geerdeter unterwegs sind da schon wieder die kurz einem neuen Album stehenden Herren von Feindrehstar unterwegs, die dem Tracktitel „Dirty Stomping“ mehr als gerecht werden. Gegen Ende der Compilation sagt auch noch mal Mooryc, der, so sagt man, bald auch ein ganzes Album auf FAT veröffentlichen wird, sanft Hallo, während Berk Offset kurz vor Schluss mit „Ranzzeit“ die Grundmauern eines jeden Clubs einer gehörigen Standprobe unterzieht. Das perfekte Finale kommt schließlich von No Accident in Paradise, die eine leise pochende Bassdrum unter schwelgenden Flächen und weichen Bleeps langsam und auf schönste Weise verblassen lassen. Endlich SIX10, die letzten Biere sind geleert und die Party vorbei – oder beginnt mit Eating Snow noch einmal direkt von vorne!

FATPOD#15

Rave Strikes Back

Selected and Mixed

20 Jahre House & Techno in Jena

Artist Dates

Fri 20.10.2017
Watergate @ ADE, WesterUnie , Amsterdam
Sat 21.10.2017
Kesselhaus , Augsburg
Fri 20.10.2017
Watergate, ADE, Amsterdam
Sun 22.10.2017
Loveland, ADE, Amsterdam
Sat 21.10.2017
Paracou Nacht, Komma, Gera
Sun 31.12.2017
Kalif Storch, Erfurt
Sat 21.10.2017
Wighnomy Brothers, Awakenings, Gashouder, Amsterdam
Sat 04.11.2017
Wintergarten, Jena
Sat 21.10.2017
Kesselhaus , Augsburg
Wed 06.12.2017
Schöne Freiheit, Kassablanca, Jena
Fri 20.10.2017
Hive, Zürich
Sat 21.10.2017
Act Fact Records Showcase, Chessu-Coupole, Biel

Booking

Freude am Tanzen Booking

Agent Griede & Hans Nitzsche

Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena

Telefon +49 - 3641 - 35 38 02

Telefax +49 - 3641 - 36 63 75

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