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Christopher Rau

Maxi Single & EP
Out: 05-11-2012
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MP3 (320 kbit)  –  WAV

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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
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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. 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. Forever.



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i 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!


smooth album ! thanks

Mutlu (Bar25)


Vincent Lemieux

Can't wait to listen to this more deeply. Thanks again for the promo.


amazing album!!! thank you!!!

DJ Dub

rau is always good !

Radio - NOICE! - Harry Ruffner

a lovely album here..



Pulse Radio UK - James Huxley

Exceptional. can't wait to give this a proper listening.

Someone Else

Girl is great.

Timon Engelhardt

autumn can come.

Dario Zenker

love the sampling. the funk. the atmo. the warmness. the spirit. will need to listen the whole album when i have a minute. sounds super.


really nice project..
will listen all mora carefully

I like very much tracks like Swag lude, weird alps and Girl..
emotional stuff!

Fabio / Bosconi

Stefan Sieber

sau gut!

Franck Roger

weird alps for me thxx

Pitchfork / Beatportal / Spin - Philipp Sherburne

New material from Rau is always a nice surprise. Sounds good, and I *love* "Weird Alps"...


Great sounds from Christopher, especially on SoundShake and Ciao. Shall be playing and charting these. nice one.


dope sound!

Jakub Alexander

I love High but i'll play out Ciao

Benjamin Brunn


Radio - Calin aka Catastrophic [Tunnel FM - Sweden]

not for me, sorry :(

Radio - Roof FM // Bjoern Schaeffner

Considering for Review for the Red Bull Music Blog,

Audision - Tobias Schmid

wow 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 Byallo

Nothing 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 Mag

nice ep


Thanks you :)

Radio - Altroverso (DJ Misk)

playlist in altroverso radio

Blog - littlewhiteearbuds.com

Thanks, will make available to LWE crew for potential review.


Phenomenal Ep from Mr Rau. My favorite Smallville release of 2012. Shit goddamn!

Benna Schneider

very nice, thnx!

Richie Hawtin

download for r hawtin

John Tejada

really nice refreshing combo of sounds and styles. thanks!

Magazine - eq-mag.co.uk / Telford


Mano Le Tough

Christopher Rau rules, amazing record!

Todd Bodine

Wow ... AWESOME!!! I really love this deep feeling. "Unlimited Dancemoves" is my pick here.

Arnaud Le Texier

Nice & Groovy! Well done.


Awesome new album!!! Thanks!

Anthony Collins

loving this !!!!

De:Bug - Sascha Kösch

considering for review

Men In Trees

Will play it for sure...GREAT MUSIC!!!!

Tolga Fidan

top notch from mr rau as usual...specially the UKG tracks...much love.

Patrick Chardronnet

Smallville immer geil!

Radio - Docepulgadas (Spain)

Download for Dp.

Dave Aju

nice package of deepness...esp feelin swag lude, girl, and sound shake


will download.
thank you for good music!


love this - top marks

Groove / Prinz / Piranha / Carhartt - Michel Leuffen


Patrick Lindsey

girly has a pretty cool mood! like it!


Great . love it !!


Smallville 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 Carrier

great ep

Alex Flitsch

Oh, 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 Brocksieper

great vibe all over the place -- loving it!


Flexing some different muscles here. Just as good as ever.




very souly. i like it!

Jeremy P.Caulfield

Hi . 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. promo1@jpcaulfield.com . I will be more than happy to quickly offer feedback and support ! 


Jeremy Caulfield 


Superb EP, so many great tunes to choose from!

Matt Star

Cool stuff. Will play them thx.


toll toll toll !

Acid Pauli

The girl from the alps is shaking in unlimited dancemoves around a swag lude.

Franklin De Costa

thx again. good music here. weird alps is stands out for me. love the bassline.

Radio - BayrischerRundfunk/BR - Philipp Laier

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Christopher's productions always swing along quite discretely. It is this low-key attitude that I like so much about his tracks. Very well done. Will surely play a loooot!

Radio - The Freaks Radio Show (Greece)

5/5 very good work from Christopher. Great production at all

Patrick Zigon

awesome - love it!

Maurizio Schmitz

beautiful music, Weird Alps!

Radio S1 UnserDing - Thorsten Mathieu

stelle ich vor

MS Elbe

wow wundervoll!

Juan Atkins

could work in a set

Franco Cinelli

Love it !!!, thanks :)

Radio - WRFL 88.1 FM Lexington, Kentucky // Senom

fantastic album


Beautiful & versatile!! I like :)

Jeff Samuel

really like the last track


man, christopher is on a roll. turning out so much good stuff.

Joris Voorn

Aaah this is sweet! Very nice quirky album!

Soukie & Windish

very good job again! we like this stuff

beats in space US - Tim Sweeney

Yes! Great job Christopher

full support!

Luca Bacchetti

5 stars!

Jeff Milligan


Radio - Sensio (Renegade Soundwave,NYC)

Nice chill deep vibes.
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