Kindisch was born in 2006 as a sister label to one of favourites, Get Physical. The sound of Kindisch ticks all our boxes: emotive, deep, dark, minimal house & techno – their music sends shivers down our spine. Kindisch means ‘Childish’ and the label is described as ‘the playground where artists are invited to run free and experiment within all the varieties of contemporary House music.’ After some superb releases this year the label has become a firm favourite of ours and we’re always excited to see what they’re putting out. We caught up with Label Managers Nick Galemore and Mantu:
The label is 7 years old now, so over that time how have you seen the sound of Kindisch evolve? Electronic music is clearly becoming more and more popular – has this influenced the releases that Kindisch has put out there & have you found your reach is expanding further?
NICK: Well, I wasn’t really there for the beginning, but I am here now! What I’ve noticed is a slow focus from lighter, tech.housier tracks to deeper, more musically rich pieces. We like to try new things on Kindisch, and with the recent rise in Kindisch’s popularity, we see we have been doing it right (whatever ‘it’ is).
MANTU: Kindisch is a playground. A base to work with new and experimental tracks and artists. It started and still is a non trendy label. We don´t follow anybody, we just select things we like. We don´t care about sales, we care about the feedback of our friends & family.
We recently reviewed the album ‘Stories’ featuring tracks from the Kindisch back catalogue and soon to be released materials which Nick selected & mixed (we really love the album by the way!). What sparked the idea behind it and how did you decide which tracks made the cut or not?
NICK: Well, the idea behind the compilation was to build a fire around kindisch and schowcase it’s depth as a serious label. I wanted to show that alot of the stuff on the label is still completely relevant today. In this age a release older than a few months is easily forgotten in the tidal wave of electronic music. I wanted to breath life into the classic Kindisch sound. I chose tracks that had a certain ‘timeless’ feel to them, and of course, they had to fit together. I wanted to put so much more in, but I can’t make a 3 day long mix.
Another album that we fell in love with was Ben Hoo’s ‘Collected’ – the first artist album release on Kindisch. Do you have plans for more artists to do the same?
NICK: Of course – nothing solid right now but we’re keeping our eyes open.
MANTU: This album was a big thing and a lot of work for us all. THX so much for Ben & Kelly, who are great people. But we´re very happy about the feedbacks and developments around the album. We´re still workin it 😉 and we would love to continue working with Ben`s great music. We haven´t planed any new albums, but if it finds us, we will release it. 😉
The Kindisch sound is definitely something we want more of, can you tell us what releases you have planned in the near future?
NICK: We have alot of good stuff in the works right now. We don’t like to rush anything. I’ve just released my Orage EP, and Gregor and I are already working on the follow-up to that. Some other names you can expect to see are Jonas Woehl, another Ben Hoo remix EP and much more.
We’re over halfway through the year now, so what track of 2013 (so far) has stood out for you?
NICK: For me, it’s got to be Less Hate – Yesterday OR Bambino. These are quality tracks.
MANTU: Wow that´s a tough question: Ben Hoo, Nick´s release of course, Pele & Nico Stojan was amazing, just to name some, but I really love all the releases at Kindisch.
And finally, if you were Techno Kittens for the day, what would you get up to?
NICK: Well… I am allergic to cats, so I guess I would die. BUT; that’s probably not the answer you want so – let’s say I would probably find some cat lovers with large bossums and enjoy snuggling. 😉
MANTU: I´m allergic to cats too. Damm! But I would def ride a robot hoover wearing a shark costume and listen to TECHNOOOOO music like the guy below!