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Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle is an official label from hhv.de. It was founded in 2002 by Gordon Gieseking and is specializing in the conjunction between electronic and organic music. Being interested in music from his earliest childhood on, it eventually became more than just a passion to him. The label, at first envisaged as a compilation project only, found the perfect partner with Thomas Ulrich and his mail-order hhv.de in 2004, later being joined by Jinna Morocha from Moscow. This led the way for the first instrumental and vocal solo releases by such artists as Mr Cooper, 40 Winks, CYNE, Jahbitat, John Robinson, MF Doom, Lambent, Lewis Parker, Non of Shadowhuntaz, Graciela Maria, Strand, Robot Koch, Pavel Dovgal, Ta-Ku, Mika Gao, Onra, Obba Supa, fLako, Sina., 1000 Names, DZA, Long Arm or Glen Porter.
Over time Project Mooncircle has progressed in leaps and bounds, taking on new artists and embracing fresh sounds. Today, emerging artists such as submerse, KRTS, Rain Dog, Blossom, Deft, Walrus Ghost and many more find their home at the label. Staying true to the Project: Mooncircle ethos of putting out music from the soul, Gordon Gieseking, Malte Tarnow & Aine Devaney are the people behind this label. Always looking forward within an ever changing music climate and nurturing that of our home artists. ▸▸ Official website
In 2009 the sub-label Project: Squared, run by Paul Cooper and Peter Schachmann, two long-standing companions and co-workers, was founded. Project: Squared releases mainly Dubstep and Techno 12” records from such artists as Asusu, Furesshu, AnD, L-OW, Tom Diccico, Kowton, Shifted and others. ▸▸ Official website
Another sub-label, Finest Ego, was added in 2010. Run by Malte Tarnow, its aim is to consolidate the versatility of instrumental beats, glitch or wonky and anything in between or beyond. The outcome are compilations with such producers as Daisuke Tanabe, Isaac Aesili, Om Unit, Lapalux, RLP, ichiro_, Himuro Yoshiteru, Pixelord, Monky, Christoph El Truento, and various others. ▸▸ Official website
The work of illustrators and graphic designers such as Bioniq, Dan May, Iain McArthur, Ima One, LNY, Gordon, 44 Flavours, La Mano Fria, and The Binh create images that accompany the acoustic spaces.
Project: Mooncircle with its various producers & vocalist shall be an interesting experience for anyone looking for the extraordinary.
One of our favorite labels (B. Traits – BBC Radio 1/BBC 1xtra, UK)
No. 5 on the Top 20 Labels 2013, as Voted by XLR8R Readers (XLR8R, US)
Excellent label (Nick Luscombe – BBC Radio 3, UK)