Session Victim

Real Name:
Hauke Freer & Matthias Reiling
Profile:
Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling AKA Session Victim have an unparalleled energy and passion that translates into their renowned live performances and vinyl-only DJ sets.
Their success is workable proof that if you’re making music from a foundation of true passion and friendship, you can go against the grain, stick to your principles and still win out. With several vinyl-only record labels like Retreat, XK Records, Pen & Paper or Hauke‘s latest playground Save The Books they release varied series of EPs - from the dancefloor focused to low slung dub.
Following three well-received albums released on Jimpster’s Delusions Of Grandeur imprint, 2020 saw Session Victim release their fourth LP, Session Victim - Needledrop on Night Time Stories (sister label of seminal after hours imprint Late Night Tales).
‘Needledrop’ takes significant inspiration from the lavishly textured and subtly layered jazz and soul compositions that found their way into late 90’s trip hop and features a collaboration with USA singer-songwriter Beth Hirsch (who lent her talents Air’s Moon Safari album). The LP provides a suite of both uplifting and easy-listening moments, refined and understated individually, yet cohesively crafted with the organic groove and inarguable credentials we know of Session Victim.
Not showing any signs of slowing down but on the contrary putting even more time into writing songs, sharpening their production skills and rehearsing instruments. The boys made their very best out of 2020, releasing a limited Live 7“ with two recordings from their infamous trio shows with Keyboard wizard Erobique and finishing a new EP for Delusions Of Grandeur.
Entitled Session Victim - Two Crowns EP, the record contains three tracks drenched in that shimmering kind of dancefloor euphoria Session Victim (like so many of us) are eagerly yearning for.
Session Victim have had remixes out on Classic, Church, Greco Roman, Heist, Tartelet, Permanent Vacation and Razor N Tape and remixed bands including Khruangbin, Midnight Magic and L’Impératrice.

“From their enthusiastic off-kilter live shows to their signature brand of sunny, sample-laden house, Hauke and Matthias have seemingly nailed the formula for inducing wall-to-wall smiles on a dancefloor*”***
CRACK Magazine
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Albums

DOGLP02 Session Victim - The Haunted House Of House album art Session Victim The Haunted House Of House (Album) Delusions Of Grandeur DOGLP02 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DOGCD04 Session Victim - See You When You Get There album art Session Victim See You When You Get There (Album) Delusions Of Grandeur DOGCD04 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DOGCD07 Session Victim - Listen To Your Heart album art Session Victim Listen To Your Heart (Album) Delusions Of Grandeur DOGCD07 UK 2017 Sell This Version
ALNLP59 Session Victim - Needledrop album art Session Victim Needledrop (Album) Night Time Stories ALNLP59 UK 2020 Sell This Version
DOGLP04 Clear Session Victim - See You When You Get There  album art Session Victim See You When You Get There (3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Delusions Of Grandeur DOGLP04 Clear Germany 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RS-016 Session Victim - No Friends E.P. album art Session Victim No Friends E.P. (EP) Real Soon RS-016 UK 2008 Sell This Version
RTR02 Session Victim - Out On Love album art Session Victim Out On Love Retreat RTR02 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
HC013 Session Victim - The Joy Of Painting EP album art Session Victim The Joy Of Painting EP (EP) Hairy Claw HC013 UK 2009 Sell This Version
RTR01 Session Victim - Treats Vol. 1 album art Quarion / Session Victim Quarion / Session Victim - Treats Vol. 1 Retreat RTR01 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
RS LTD-002 Session Victim - Late Runner EP album art Session Victim Late Runner EP(12", Ltd) Real Soon RS LTD-002 UK 2009 Sell This Version
DOGD12 Session Victim - Million Dollar Feeling album art Session Victim Million Dollar Feeling Delusions Of Grandeur DOGD12 UK 2010 Sell This Version
DOG 07 Session Victim - Left The Building album art Session Victim Left The Building Delusions Of Grandeur DOG 07 UK 2010 Sell This Version
RTR05 Session Victim - Treats Vol. 2 album art Session Victim / Quarion Session Victim / Quarion - Treats Vol. 2 Retreat RTR05 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
RTR06 Session Victim - On The Roll album art Session Victim On The Roll Retreat RTR06 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AL007 Session Victim - Right From Wrong album art Session Victim Right From Wrong Air London AL007 UK 2011 Sell This Version
RTR09 Session Victim - Treats Vol. 3 album art Iron Curtis / Quarion / Session Victim Iron Curtis / Quarion / Session Victim - Treats Vol. 3 Retreat RTR09 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
DOGD24 Session Victim - The Haunted House Of House: Part 2 album art Session Victim The Haunted House Of House: Part 2 Delusions Of Grandeur DOGD24 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DOGD23 Session Victim - The Haunted House Of House: Part 1 album art Session Victim The Haunted House Of House: Part 1 Delusions Of Grandeur DOGD23 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DOGD25 Session Victim - The Haunted House Of House: Part 3 album art Session Victim The Haunted House Of House: Part 3 Delusions Of Grandeur DOGD25 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SVM Session Victim - The Haunted House Of House: Part 4 album art Session Victim The Haunted House Of House: Part 4(12") Not On Label (Session Victim Self-released) SVM Germany 2012 Sell This Version
DOGD31 Session Victim - Glow In The Dark album art Session Victim Glow In The Dark (EP) Delusions Of Grandeur DOGD31 UK 2013 Sell This Version
RTR14 Session Victim - Can't Help It album art Session Victim Can't Help It(12") Retreat RTR14 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
DOG40 Session Victim - See You When You Get There PT2 album art Session Victim See You When You Get There PT2(12") Delusions Of Grandeur DOG40 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DOG41 Session Victim - See You When You Get There Pt1 album art Session Victim See You When You Get There Pt1(12") Delusions Of Grandeur DOG41 UK 2014 Sell This Version
RTR17 Session Victim - Two Man House Band EP  album art Session Victim Two Man House Band EP (12", EP) Retreat RTR17 Germany 2015 Sell This Version