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Clublife became depressing. As if all those dancers, djs, producers, journalists, retailers only turned on their autopilot. Destination: Nowhere. Clubmusic lost it’s heart, the love… the magic. St
Clublife became depressing. As if all those dancers, djs, producers, journalists, retailers only turned on their autopilot. Destination: Nowhere. Clubmusic lost it’s heart, the love… the magic. Stop. Stop It. Now!
Of course we still have those venues, promoters, musicians who do not believe in flatrates and refuse the constant synchronize button. Those few are always on a rush to find that feeling so many have lost. There is the Robert Johnson Club where magic is happening all the time. Djs like Gerd Janson, Move D or Jus Ed who bring back the love every night. The Record shops Ya Digg Detroit and Smallville Hamburg who spread the music and the culture in the most lovely way. And labels who keep it family. Smallville again. And here we are: There is only one Christopher Rau.
The 28year old producer is not on a big mission against club depression. But he knows how to turn a simple beat, a reduced baseline and only a few sound elements into heaven. His choice of labels to release belong to those who want to keep the world of house music a special place: Pampa, Giegling/Staub, Laid, Mule Musiq, Aim, and Ethereal Sounds and Hamburg's Smallville who now are about to release Rau's second album "Two". The Cover by Stefan Marx becomes even more colorful and so the music does:
Well known for his minimalistic choice of ingredients Christoper Rau somehow frees himself of any straight format. Songs full of sweetness, a glimpse of soul here, a detroit electro influence there, broken beats, breaks that are no breaks, sexyness and funk and fun. The City of Christopher Rau's music turns into a Universe. A world that believes in that particular moment when a minute turns into life. Where you will dive through the surface of beat, bass and sample - something underneath grows to the unreachable. As you reach that overwhelming feeling, the night could last forever. After the essentials of House Music have been invented some 25 years ago, Christopher Rau proves again how far we still can go searching for the perfectly wonderful track. Maybe "Two" is the soundtrack to the sweetest war, a lovely silent strike against convention, boredom and emptiness. For the best night at the best club with the best crowd and the best music played by the best dj.
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DJ Comments (84)
Bearweaseli adore Christopher's music. I'm still playing tracks from his first LP, and he takes up at least 5 slots in my record box at any given time. this is superb.
Sergey a.m. (Propaganda Moscow)really nice!
Rareshsmooth album ! thanks
Vincent LemieuxCan't wait to listen to this more deeply. Thanks again for the promo.
youANDmeamazing album!!! thank you!!!
DJ Dubrau is always good !
Radio - NOICE! - Harry Ruffnera lovely album here..
Pulse Radio UK - James HuxleyExceptional. can't wait to give this a proper listening.
Someone ElseGirl is great.
Timon Engelhardtautumn can come.
Dario Zenkerlove the sampling. the funk. the atmo. the warmness. the spirit. will need to listen the whole album when i have a minute. sounds super.
Minimonoreally nice project..
will listen all mora carefully
I like very much tracks like Swag lude, weird alps and Girl..
Fabio / Bosconi
Stefan Siebersau gut!
Franck Rogerweird alps for me thxx
Pitchfork / Beatportal / Spin - Philipp SherburneNew material from Rau is always a nice surprise. Sounds good, and I *love* "Weird Alps"...
JimpsterGreat sounds from Christopher, especially on SoundShake and Ciao. Shall be playing and charting these. nice one.
Jakub AlexanderI love High but i'll play out Ciao
Radio - Calin aka Catastrophic [Tunnel FM - Sweden]not for me, sorry :(
Radio - Roof FM // Bjoern SchaeffnerConsidering for Review for the Red Bull Music Blog,
Audision - Tobias Schmidwow Nr. 2 schon fertig. da wurde aber in die Tasten gehauen!
muss mich ein wenig reinhören, aber wird auf alle fälle eingepackt!
Varoslav (Supplemental Facts)superb album! lovin the vibe .christopher rau is hoot!
Radio - Triangle Fm // Laurent N.A superb album with great tracks.
Will play & FULL SUPPORT !!!
Alland ByalloNothing short of brilliant, as to be expected from such a fine label and such a talented artist. It's nice to hear something so unique, rich in roots yet forward thinking and ultimately musically powerful. I'm all about it.
Magazine - Tsugi Magnice ep
tINIThanks you :)
Radio - Altroverso (DJ Misk)playlist in altroverso radio
Blog - littlewhiteearbuds.comThanks, will make available to LWE crew for potential review.
DairmountPhenomenal Ep from Mr Rau. My favorite Smallville release of 2012. Shit goddamn!
Benna Schneidervery nice, thnx!
Richie Hawtindownload for r hawtin
John Tejadareally nice refreshing combo of sounds and styles. thanks!
Magazine - eq-mag.co.uk / Telfordgreat!
Mano Le ToughChristopher Rau rules, amazing record!
Todd BodineWow ... AWESOME!!! I really love this deep feeling. "Unlimited Dancemoves" is my pick here.
Arnaud Le TexierNice & Groovy! Well done.
HrdvsionAwesome new album!!! Thanks!
Anthony Collinsloving this !!!!
De:Bug - Sascha Köschconsidering for review
Men In TreesWill play it for sure...GREAT MUSIC!!!!
Tolga Fidantop notch from mr rau as usual...specially the UKG tracks...much love.
Patrick ChardronnetSmallville immer geil!
Radio - Docepulgadas (Spain)Download for Dp.
Dave Ajunice package of deepness...esp feelin swag lude, girl, and sound shake
thank you for good music!
Shur-I-Kanlove this - top marks
Groove / Prinz / Piranha / Carhartt - Michel Leuffenmajic!!!
Patrick Lindseygirly has a pretty cool mood! like it!
NekesGreat . love it !!
voices-records.deSmallville is always good for subtle, first-class club tracks and so this longplayer is just another proof of fine arts. Love it ! Full support !!!
Chris Carriergreat ep
Alex FlitschOh, ein neues Christopher Rau Album. Schön! Habe ich bisher überhaupt noch nichts von mitbekommen. Klingt nach dem ersten Durchzappen vielversprechend. Bin gespannt aufs komplette Durchhören...
Falko Brocksiepergreat vibe all over the place -- loving it!
EthylFlexing some different muscles here. Just as good as ever.
TristenGREAT ALBUM !
P.Toilevery souly. i like it!
Jeremy P.CaulfieldHi . Thank you very much for your music ! It is now being downloaded . I will listen to it and hopefully play it and / or chart it. If you need feedback directly and immediately you can reach me at. firstname.lastname@example.org . I will be more than happy to quickly offer feedback and support !