M_nus

M_nus

Perfil:
Since 1998, Minus has been the home base and canvas for Richie Hawtin and a small family of like-minded artists, producers and DJs hailing from the America’s and Europe. Hawtin’s Plastikman and Concept projects established the label at the start while inspiring a new generation of producers to join his side, creating one of the most close-knit collectives in electronic music today.

The musical and live experience of the Minus sound is a varied and unique mix of minimal techno, heralding influences from the past with a strong sonic focus on the future, always integrating technology. A specific design aesthetic is present through the broad catalog of vinyl, CD, DVD and digital releases, accented with special packaging, limited editions and special promo products.
Subsellos
Información de contacto:
Berlin Main Office
Minus Multimedia GmbH
Schlesische Str. 26, Aufg. B
10997 Berlin
Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Sítios:
Cat. n.º  Artista Título (Formato) Sello Cat. n.º  País Año
96:CD/VR Concept 1 - 96:CD/VR portada Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:CD/VR(CD, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RM + Comp, Ltd) M_nus 96:CD/VR Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
119 Body Fall portada Click Box Body Fall(12", Promo) M_nus 119 Canada 2012 Vender esta versión
3069-2 DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit(CD, Comp) NovaMute, M_nus 3069-2 US 2002 Vender esta versión
103938 On The Way portada Gaiser* On The Way 103938 Germany 2017 Vender esta versión
7243 8503372 8 1990 - 1997 : Plus 8 Classics portada Various 1990 - 1997 : Plus 8 Classics(2xCD, Comp) Labels, Plus 8 Records, M_nus, NovaMute 7243 8503372 8 Europe 2000 Vender esta versión
5016025683017 DE9 | Closer To The Edit portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) NovaMute, M_nus, Virgin 5016025683017 Australia 2001 Vender esta versión
CDSTUMM350 Artifakts (BC) portada Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Mute CDSTUMM350 Europe 2012 Vender esta versión
CONCEPT 1 Concept 1 - 96:CD portada Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:CD(CD, Comp) M_nus CONCEPT 1 Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
CONCEPT 1VR Concept 1 - 96:VR portada Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:VR (Album) CONCEPT 1VR Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
ENTER.2013CD Enter.Ibiza 2013 portada Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2013(4xCD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus ENTER.2013CD Canada 2013 Vender esta versión
ENTER.2014CD Enter.Ibiza 2014 portada Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2014(4xCD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus ENTER.2014CD Canada 2014 Vender esta versión
ENTER.2015CD Enter.Ibiza 2015 portada Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2015(4xCD, Mixed + Box, Comp) M_nus ENTER.2015CD Canada 2015 Vender esta versión
ENTERGROOVES Enter.Grooves portada Hobo (3) / Matador (6) Hobo (3) / Matador (6) - Enter.Grooves(6xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus ENTERGROOVES Canada 2012
FW1/4 From Within I portada Richie Hawtin · Pete Namlook Richie Hawtin · Pete Namlook - From Within I(CD, Album, RE) M_nus, M_nus FW1/4 Canada 2000 Vender esta versión
FW2/4 From Within II portada Richie Hawtin · Pete Namlook Richie Hawtin · Pete Namlook - From Within II(CD, Album) M_nus, M_nus FW2/4 Canada 2000 Vender esta versión
FW3/4 From Within III portada From Within From Within III(CD, Album, RE) M_nus, M_nus FW3/4 Canada 2000 Vender esta versión
JACK I Basement Trax Vol.I portada Jack Master Basement Trax Vol.I(12", RP) Jack JACK I US Unknown Vender esta versión
KONTAKTRTW 2 Kontakt RTW portada Various 2 Kontakt RTW(11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) M_nus KONTAKTRTW Canada 2006
M49 R U OK portada Ambivalent R U OK(12") M_nus M49 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M50 Techno Vocals portada Marc Houle Techno Vocals(12") M_nus M50 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
m51cd Twilite portada JPLS Twilite (Album) m51cd Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
m52cdep Gone Astray portada Troy Pierce Gone Astray(CD, Album, Car) M_nus m52cdep Europe 2007 Vender esta versión
M52 + M52CDEP Gone Astray portada Troy Pierce Gone Astray(CD, Album, Promo) M_nus M52 + M52CDEP Europe 2007 Vender esta versión
m53cd Nothing Much (A Best Of Minus) portada Various Nothing Much (A Best Of Minus) (Comp) m53cd Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M55 Fed On Youth portada False Fed On Youth(12") M_nus M55 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
m55cd 2007 portada False 2007 (Album) m55cd Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M57 Fuckshuffle EP portada JPLS Fuckshuffle EP (EP) M57 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M58 Various Expansion | Contraction(2x12", Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) M_nus M58 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
m58cd Expansion | Contraction portada Various Expansion | Contraction(CD, Comp) M_nus m58cd Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M58 USB Expansion | Contraction portada Various Expansion | Contraction(M/Stick, Comp, Ltd, USB) M_nus M58 USB Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
M60 OK, Switch On portada Fabrizio Maurizi OK, Switch On(12") M_nus M60 Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M63 Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me (Album) M63 Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M63CD Dear Painter, Paint Me portada Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me(CD, Album) M_nus M63CD Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M63(CON) Dear Painter, Paint Me (Condensed) portada Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me (Condensed)(CD, Mixed, Promo, Car) M_nus M63(CON) Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M67CD Blank Fade portada Gaiser* Blank Fade(CD, Album, Car) M_nus M67CD Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M67LP Blank Fade portada Gaiser* Blank Fade (Album) M67LP Canada 2008 Vender esta versión
M70 Fabrizio Maurizi Habitat M70 Canada 2009 Vender esta versión
MINJPCD-001 Nothing Much - A Best Of Minus portada Various Nothing Much - A Best Of Minus(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus, Soundscape (15) MINJPCD-001 Japan 2007 Vender esta versión
MINJPCD-002 Expansion | Contraction portada Various Expansion | Contraction(CD, Comp) Soundscape (15), M_nus MINJPCD-002 Japan 2007 Vender esta versión
MINUS(-1) Nostalgik.1 portada Plastikman Nostalgik.1 MINUS(-1) Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
minus 1 Consumed portada Plastikman Consumed (Album) minus 1 Japan 1998 Vender esta versión
MINUS 01 CD Consumed portada Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album) M_nus MINUS 01 CD Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
minus1lp Consumed portada Plastikman Consumed (Album) minus1lp Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
MINUS -2 Nostalgik.2 portada Plastikman Nostalgik.2 MINUS -2 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 2 PK portada Plastikman PK MINUS 2 Canada 1999 Vender esta versión
MINUS -2 / MINUS 27 Plastikman / Actual Jakshun Plastikman / Actual Jakshun - Nostalgik.2 / Sequential Circus(CDr, Promo) M_nus MINUS -2 / MINUS 27 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS -3 Nostalgik.3 portada Plastikman Nostalgik.3 (Single) MINUS -3 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
minus 3 Artifakts (BC) portada Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) M_nus minus 3 USA & Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
minus3 Hypokondriak / Afrika portada Plastikman Hypokondriak / Afrika minus3 Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
MINUS 03 CD Artifakts (BC) portada Plastikman Artifakts (BC) (Album) MINUS 03 CD Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
minus 3lp Artifakts (BC) portada Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album) M_nus minus 3lp USA & Canada 1998 Vender esta versión
MINUS4 Decks, EFX & 909 portada Richie Hawtin Decks, EFX & 909 MINUS4 US 1999 Vender esta versión
MINUS04CD Decks, EFX & 909 portada Richie Hawtin Decks, EFX & 909 MINUS04CD Canada 1999 Vender esta versión
MINUS5CD Epok CD portada FUSE* vs. Plastikman FUSE* vs. Plastikman - Epok CD(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS5CD Canada 1999 Vender esta versión
MINUS 07 Hypnofreak / NT portada Robotman / FUSE* Robotman / FUSE* - Hypnofreak / NT MINUS 07 Canada 2001 Vender esta versión
MINUS8CD DE9 | Closer To The Edit portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) M_nus MINUS8CD Canada 2001 Vender esta versión
MINUS8E DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit(10") M_nus MINUS8E Canada 2002 Vender esta versión
MINUS 8LP DE9 | Closer To The Edit (Parts) portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit (Parts)(2xLP, Comp) M_nus MINUS 8LP Canada 2001 Vender esta versión
MINUS8P DE9 | Closer To The Edit portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed, Promo) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS8P UK 2001 Vender esta versión
minus9 Low Blow portada Bug* vs. Hawtin* Bug* vs. Hawtin* - Low Blow minus9 Canada 2002 Vender esta versión
MINUS10BDM Minus #BeatportDecade Minimal portada Various Minus #BeatportDecade Minimal(10xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus MINUS10BDM Germany 2014
MINUS10BDT Minus #BeatportDecade Techno portada Various Minus #BeatportDecade Techno(10xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus MINUS10BDT Germany 2014
MINUS 10CD THX - Experiments In Synchronicity portada Theorem THX - Experiments In Synchronicity (Comp) MINUS 10CD Canada 2002 Vender esta versión
MINUS 011 ND4 portada Niederflur ND4(12xFile, FLAC, Album) M_nus MINUS 011 Canada 2002
minus11cd ND4 portada Niederflur ND4 (Album) minus11cd Canada 2002 Vender esta versión
MINUS 13 CD The Sound Of The Third Season portada Richie Hawtin & Sven Väth Richie Hawtin & Sven Väth - The Sound Of The Third Season(CD, Mixed) M_nus MINUS 13 CD Canada 2002 Vender esta versión
MINUS14 A portada I.A. Bericochea* A MINUS14 Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 15 CD Rojo portada I.A. Bericochea* Rojo (Album) MINUS 15 CD Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 15 LP Rojo portada I.A. Bericochea* Rojo MINUS 15 LP Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 15 LP I.A. Bericochea* Rojo(LP) M_nus, M_nus MINUS 15 LP Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 16 Indus EP portada Algoritmo Indus EP (EP) MINUS 16 Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 17 Disconnect portada Plastikman Disconnect MINUS 17 Canada 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 18 Closer portada Plastikman Closer(3x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS 18 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS 18 CD Closer portada Plastikman Closer (Album) MINUS 18 CD UK 2003 Vender esta versión
MINUS19 I Don't Know portada Plastikman I Don't Know MINUS19 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS20 Geometry portada Run Stop Restore Geometry (EP) MINUS20 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS21 Sink The Ship EP portada False Sink The Ship EP (EP) MINUS21 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS22 A Walk In The Park EP portada DJ Minx A Walk In The Park EP (EP) MINUS22 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS 23 LP Restore portada Marc Houle Restore (Album) MINUS 23 LP Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS24 Decompression EP portada Mathew Jonson Decompression EP (EP) MINUS24 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS 25 Various Minimize To Maximize(2xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus MINUS 25 Canada 2005
MINUS25CD Minimize To Maximize portada Various Minimize To Maximize (Comp) MINUS25CD Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS25LP Minimize To Maximize portada Various Minimize To Maximize (Comp) MINUS25LP Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS25LP/1 Minimize To Maximize portada Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/1 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
MINUS25LP/2 Minimize To Maximize portada Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/2 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
MINUS25LP/3 Minimize To Maximize portada Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/3 Canada 2007 Vender esta versión
MINUS26 A Walk In The Park (Remix) portada DJ Minx A Walk In The Park (Remix) MINUS26 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS27 Sequential Circus portada Actual Jakshun Sequential Circus (EP) MINUS27 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS28 Ana Tak portada Slacknoise vs. Plexus (5) Slacknoise vs. Plexus (5) - Ana Tak MINUS28 Canada 2004 Vender esta versión
MINUS 29 Run portada Troy Pierce Run MINUS 29 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 29 Run / River Camping portada Troy Pierce / False Troy Pierce / False - Run / River Camping(CDr, Comp, Promo) M_nus, M_nus MINUS 29 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 30 River Camping portada False River Camping MINUS 30 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 31 Time For Ensor portada Heartthrob Time For Ensor MINUS 31 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS32CD/DVD DE9 | Transitions portada Richie Hawtin DE9 | Transitions(DVD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus MINUS32CD/DVD Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS33 The Tunnel / Twin Cities portada Richie Hawtin The Tunnel / Twin Cities (Single) MINUS33 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 34 Test Various DE9 | Transitions Vinyl Sampler(12", TP) M_nus MINUS 34 Test Canada 2006 Vender esta versión
MINUS 35 Stop portada Magda Stop MINUS 35 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 36 And Answer portada Gaiser* And Answer MINUS 36 Canada 2005 Vender esta versión
MINUS 37 Box Escape portada Berg Nixon Box Escape MINUS 37 Canada 2006 Vender esta versión
MINUS 38 25 Bitches Vol. I portada Troy Pierce 25 Bitches Vol. I (EP, Single) MINUS 38 Canada 2006 Vender esta versión

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triangulum

triangulum

19 de marzo de 2011
Brinkmann's 96:VR is essentially untouchable in the minimalist cannon. His reinterpretations of 96:CD seem absolutely timeless in comparison to the rest of the M_nus catalog (and of any other labels catalog for that matter). Despite the labels shortcomings over the last several years, the aforementioned releases (in addition to Artifakts and Consumed) will continue to hold strong as a context and resource to something truly wonderful in the history of electronic music.
eastek

eastek

19 de agosto de 2010
editado over 11 years ago
it's my very first comment overhere...i always refrain from speaking because of command of english :)
i'm not realy able to precisely express what i feel and think...

in 2006 i started getting disappointed and disillusioned with every single release dropped by M_nus - and it was really heart-breaking to realize that mighty Richie can not admit the fact of lost inspiration and exhausted M_nus magic, and simply shut the whole thing down...i really don't think he keeps on M_nus because of money, it's just because he most probably got too much carried away by the alleged (these days) movement...i truly and sincerely wish he had closed M_nus latest in 2007 which could have immortalized this fabulous back-in-the-days imprint, and perpetuated it...but nowadays it is absolutely regretably unfortunately good-for-nothing...
aaron606

aaron606

6 de febrero de 2009
I would have to partly agree with the above review and partly disagree with it. Of course this is just my opinion. M_nus is no doubt a label that houses many talents, however, just because these guys, Richie Hawtin, in particular have done incredible things in the past, thier best days are definetly behind them. I remember seeing him DJ and play live back in the early to mid 90's and it was mind blowing. Now I wouldn't give him the time of day. His tracks are boring. The whole m_nus label has nothing on early plus 8 and Probe stuff. Those labels were when techno tracks actually stood out from one another and had an identity from one another. Now this whole minimal thing has gone a bit far, it's time to make techno again. The good shit. The stuff that uses classic gear, none of this software bullshit. M_nus is not the only label that suffers from this though, I would have to say that at least 90% of techno in the last 10 years is completly disposable....I blame it on laptops..Everyone and thier brother thinks they are techno producers now just because everyone owns a laptop! That's my 2 cents....
maroko

maroko

6 de mayo de 2008
Despite the overwhelming attention and praise M_nus Records gets, what it all comes down to is that actually the whole frenzy sorrounding the label is over hyped. Simple as that. Don't take my statement for granted though, as a lot of respect must be due towards certain artists who have recorded albums under the M_nus flag. Some of their releases have had the key role in shaping, molding and pushing forward the minimal aesthetic, chopping it down to its core elements, and then rebuilding it all back up starting all the way down where the essence is. Richie Hawtin & the gang really have a persuasive way to prove how less is indeed more, spicing it up with monumental groove and a larger than life, whilst still geeky,
approach to music.

Whether it was reinterpreting, mixing, subtracting/adding or just producing, everything coming from this label was bound to ignite debates: genious work or uninspired sound manipulation? A combo of both, if you ask me. The entire history of M_nus is based on hit 'n' miss releases. Ranging from minimal bliss, highly intelligent and thorough music to enjoy listening to, all the way down to dull, pointless, random and allegedly arts tracks and albums. From hitting it on the nail with highly innovative music to hitting listeners with plastic bags filled with hot urine, these guys have done it all as far as minimal goes.

Unfortunately for, well, everyone, M_nus has had the terrible misfortune of getting tangled in their own web, and not really knowing where and how to go now. The label which pushed the envelope of minimal sound to an outer, yet unexplored galaxy of sonic wizardry, and provided a fair amount of, to this day unmatched and, far reaching musical gems, has due to an obvious lack of ideas, focus and a general sense of direction to pursue, started to rehash its own classics.

In my ears, certain more recent releases coming from these guys completely lack everything that made us love 'em in the first place. There is nothing about their newer work that even remotely hints at the great potential and capacity to churn out great music. Their whole sound evolution seemed to have stopped, and if 6-7 minute segments of repetitive drums and over used percussion effects are your thing, then M_nus might still have a trick or two up the sleeve for you.

On a whole personal level, I lost quite a lot of interest in their work. It's like I have this feeling their time has passed, the era of M_nus being the leader seems more of a great memory now than the actualy truth. Its relevance on the scene is strongle felt even now, anno 2008, but the "M_nus bar none" status is time after time broght to a test by persistant new arrivals such as Dial Records, Meerestief Records and other similar, small, but nonetheless top quality acts. While the label and its respective artists still enjoy a vast world wide fan base, and its releases are as cherished today as they ever were before, the once unquestionable reputation of this undeniably influential label is risking to get tarnished, unless they hop back on the top of their game and reinvent the entire genre. Hell, if they did it once, I have no dobut they can do it again...

A label to watch out for. Always. Checking out their releases is a must, and they should not be hard to find either, so there is NO excuse. M_nus is an integral part of the history of electronic music, and has played a key role in expanding the horizons of the techno spectrum through minimizing and reducing it to scattered microscopic particles of sound, only to reassemble them into some of the most mind bending, complex and thought provoking contemporary electronic music around. Their input on minimal orientated music is maximal, to say the least. Check!

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