Sonar Kollektiv

Sonar Kollektiv

Profile:
Sonar Kollektiv was founded in 1997 by Jazzanova. Designed as a platform for own releases it soon attracted numerous new discoveries and like-minded musicians to lead their trumps right here. Still it was never the intention of Sonar Kollektiv to pursue one specific sound or provide an already existing scene. Each and every release on the label (250 and counting) was at all times meant to illustrate the musical taste of the collective, its flavourful development and recollection of past sounds. The various compilations and label showcases played a big part of it. From the renowed „Secret Love“ compilation (No. 6 will be released these days), the „Computer Incarnations For World Peace“ edition, the „...Boadcasting“ and „....Mixing“-series to the „Romanian Jazz“ label showcase Sonar Kollektiv continuously cares about broadening its own and the horizon of any type of music lovers. How broad this horizon can be expanded showed the release of Âme’s „Rej“ in 2005. Shorthandly minimal techno was redifined and at the same time the sublabel Innervisions (runned by Dixon) was leveraged to worldwide fame. Other milestones in the eventful history of Sonar Kolletiv were the discovery of the New Zealand reggae soul combo Fat Freddy’s Drop (2005), the debuts by Micatone (2003), Benny Sings (2005), Clara Hill (2003) and Eva Be (2004), the first releases by Dimlite (2003), Tricksi (2006), Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson (2007), as well as Georg Levin (2005) and his collaborative project with Dixon, Wahoo (2004). Also for some of today’s legends of more sophisticated electronic music, like Ulrich Schnauss, Ben Klock and Marcin Kozlowski (now a member of Whitest Boy Alive) Sonar Kollektiv offered a stepping stone to their international careers. And in 2003 a certain Eric Wahlforss released his first record here, just before founding Soundcloud.

When at the end of 2009 the rate of fire ceased some thought the label is running on empty or lost touch to contemporary sounds. But the releases of this year so far should prove doubters wrong. The remix album „Jazzanova Upside Down“ (released in January) gathers the who’s who of the currenty most happening and game-changing DJs and producers (Henrik Schwarz, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Filippo Moscatello, Manuel Tur, Mark E, and more) to catapult Jazzanova classics into the future. By signing Phil Gerus from Moscow, the new project Hot Coins out of the UK, EnaWadan from South Africa and the pan-Geman duo Paskal & Urban Absolutes four of the most promising new acts slantingly offside the dancefloor have been added to the already impressive roster. And once again all true pop aficionados with an addiction for soul and a genuine craft in songwriting are pierced to the heart with the brand new albums by FETSUM („The Colors Of Hope“) and Micatone („Wish I Was Here“).

But what is the formula of success of the Berlin based label? A dance music imprint that – with a few exceptions – actually doesn’t release club music? Is it even after all exactly this? Delievering music for prior to, succeeding and one day after a club night?

There’s no other German record label that can boast such an adventurous range of styles: reggae, folk, electronica, jazz, funk, calypso, house, techno and now also chillwave, dubstep, dream pop, and so on. At Sonar Kollektiv there’s somehow room for everything. Still, all of the 250 and counting releases have one common denominator: It’s music made out of passion - without any financial aim or attemps of ingratiation. From and for music lovers.

CEO: Juergen von Knoblauch
Labelmanager: Oliver Glage

Labelcode: LC 01200
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Contact Info:
Sonar Kollektiv GmbH
Kastanienallee 19-20
10435 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 - 24 627 637

contact@sonarkollektiv.de
Sites:
[l1748]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
178373-1 Jazzanova Of All The Things (Album) 178373-1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
9834311 Various Tokyo Project Presents :: The Collection(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Tokyo Project 9834311 UK 2005 Sell This Version
094634 45962 4 Various Sunny Side Up 5(CD, Comp) EMI Austria, Radio FM4 094634 45962 4 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
AICT 170 Various Sonar Kollektiv(CD, Comp) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 170 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BIG PROMO 191 Âme Rej(CD, Single, Promo) Big Star Records BIG PROMO 191 Denmark 2006 Sell This Version
COMPOST 052-2 Various Future Sounds Of Jazz - Vol. 5(2xCD, Comp) Compost Records COMPOST 052-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
DFTD138 Âme Rej(12") Defected DFTD138 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DFTD138CDX Âme Rej(CD, Maxi) Defected DFTD138CDX UK 2006 Sell This Version
DFTD138R Âme Rej(12") Defected DFTD138R UK 2006 Sell This Version
DFTD153 Skwerl All Woman(12") Defected DFTD153 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DFTD169CDX Soul Central Feat. Abigail Bailey / Skwerl Soul Central Feat. Abigail Bailey / Skwerl - Time After Time / All Woman(CD, Single) Defected DFTD169CDX UK 2007 Sell This Version
DOO16001CD Daniel Grau Disco Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Oom Dooby Dochas DOO16001CD Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DOO16001LP Daniel Grau Disco Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Oom Dooby Dochas DOO16001LP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DOO16002CD Daniel Grau El Leon Bailarin(CD, Album, RE) Oom Dooby Dochas DOO16002CD Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DOO16002LP Daniel Grau El Leon Bailarin(LP, Album, RE) Oom Dooby Dochas DOO16002LP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
EAN 821730024285 Fetsum Homeless & Free(CD, Single, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv EAN 821730024285 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
EQCDS005 Âme Rej(CD, Single) EQ Recordings EQCDS005 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
FESK001A/B Jazzanova / Dixon Jazzanova / Dixon - Sonar Kollektiv(2xCD, Comp) Fenomeno Inc. FESK001A/B Japan 2003 Sell This Version
FESK003 Slope M(CD, Album) Fenomeno Inc., Sonar Kollektiv FESK003 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
FTR 3316004241-6 Âme Rej(12") Feel The Rhythm FTR 3316004241-6 France 2006 Sell This Version
HAP 056-6 M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade / Âme M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade / Âme - Body Language / Rèj(12", Maxi) Happy Music HAP 056-6 France 2007 Sell This Version
HC001 Hot Coins Geek Emotions(12") Hot Coins HC001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
JN7-1 Jazzanova Feat. Paul Randolph Jazzanova Feat. Paul Randolph - Let Me Show Ya(7") Sonar Kollektiv JN7-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
KASAR001 Kasar Kasar Remixed(12") Kasar KASAR001 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
no code Sonar Kollektiv Orchester 10 Years(CD, Mini) Sonar Kollektiv no code Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Benny Sings & Clara Hill Benny Sings & Clara Hill - On Christmas Morning(2xFile, AAC, Single, RE, kbp) Sonar Kollektiv none Unknown
none Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph - I Human (Jeremy Sole Remix) (Single) none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph - Funkhaus Studio Sessions(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Sonar Kollektiv none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
none Jazzanova Upside Down(16xFile, AAC, Comp) Sonar Kollektiv none Europe 2012
none Âme Radio Mix - 60 Min - 09.2004(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Hot Coins Podcast #01(File, MP3, Mixed, P/Unofficial, 320) Sonar Kollektiv none Germany 2013
none Faze Liquide Diabolique(CDr, Single, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv none Unknown Sell This Version
none Forss vs. Borg* Forss vs. Borg* - Live Promo 2005(CDr, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv none Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
none Benny Sings Let Me In(CDr, Pro) Sonar Kollektiv none Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
none Various The Vinyl Disc(Hybrid, VinylDisc, Comp, Promo) Optimal Media Production, Sonar Kollektiv none Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Various FREE Christmas Compilation 2015(13xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Sonar Kollektiv none US 2015
OBJ 026 Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech - I Can See (Konstantin Sibold Remix)(10", S/Sided) Objektivity OBJ 026 US 2014 Sell This Version
OBJ026D Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech Jazzanova Feat. Ben Westbeech - I Can See (Konstantin Sibold Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Objektivity OBJ026D US 2013
PCD-93534 Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph Jazzanova With Band And Paul Randolph - Funkhaus Studio Sessions(CD, Album) Sonar Kollektiv PCD-93534 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
REUNION1 Alex Barck Re-Set(12") Reunion REUNION1 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
REUNION2 Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie - Don't Hold Back(12") Reunion REUNION2 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
REUNION3 Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie - Sky High(12") Reunion REUNION3 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
REUNION4 Alex Barck, Christine Salem Alex Barck, Christine Salem - Oh Africa w / Osunlade Remix(12") Reunion REUNION4 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
SA 2002 Meitz Africa EP(12") Airdrops SA 2002 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SB7005 Lightning Head Message To The Tribes(12") Best Seven SB7005 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SB7006 Various More Dub Infusions(2xLP, Comp) Best Seven, Sonar Kollektiv SB7006 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
SB7009 Lightning Head Studio Don(2xLP, Album) Best Seven SB7009 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SB7010 Fitchie Feat. Joe Dukie* Midnight Marauders(12") Best Seven SB7010 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SB7012 Joe Dukie And DJ Fitchie / Fat Freddy's Drop Joe Dukie And DJ Fitchie / Fat Freddy's Drop - This Room(12") Best Seven SB7012 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SB7013 Kabuki Feat. Cleveland Watkiss Kabuki Feat. Cleveland Watkiss - After The Fire(12") Best Seven SB7013 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SB7014 Eva Be Feat. Joe Dukie And Sugar B Eva Be Feat. Joe Dukie And Sugar B - Eve's Time Tonite(12") Best Seven SB7014 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SBCD0003 RAS Rhythmic Altered State(CD, Album) Best Seven, Sonar Kollektiv SBCD0003 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SBCDM 0014 / dem roots The Black Seeds Take Your Chances(CD, Maxi) Sonar Kollektiv SBCDM 0014 / dem roots Germany 2008 Sell This Version
SD 1001 Extended Spirit Solid Water(12", EP) Dialog Recordings SD 1001 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SD1004 Extended Spirit Caprice(12", Maxi) Dialog Recordings, Dialog Recordings SD1004 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SD1006 Stereoton Breaker One Two(12", Maxi) Dialog Recordings SD1006 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
SD 1008 Maffia Sound System Ternary Beat(12") Dialog Recordings SD 1008 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
SD 1010 Various Sonar Kollektiv Album Sampler(12", EP, Smplr) Dialog Recordings SD 1010 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SD1011-2 Stereoton Wortstepper(12" + 7" + EP) Dialog Recordings SD1011-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SD 1012 Reunion Eona Remixes(12") Dialog Recordings SD 1012 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SD1016 Reunion Strange Attention(12") Dialog Recordings SD1016 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SDCD 0001 Extended Spirit Solid Water(CD, Album) Dialog Recordings SDCD 0001 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SDCD0003 Various Sonar Kollektiv (Comp) SDCD0003 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SIB010CD Various The Space In Between Upcoming SK 12"s Volume Ten(CD, Promo, Comp) Sonar Kollektiv SIB010CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SK001CD Various Sonar Kollektiv 2 (Comp) SK001CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK001EP Various Sonar Kollektiv 2 EP(12", EP) Sonar Kollektiv SK001EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK001EP Various Sonar Kollektiv 2 EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Sonar Kollektiv SK001EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK002EP Âme Sarari / Hydrolic Dog(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK002EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK003CD Slope M (Album) SK003CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK003LP Slope M(2xLP) Sonar Kollektiv SK003LP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK004CD Micatone Is You Is (Album) SK004CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK004EP Micatone Plastic Bags & Magazines SK004EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK004EPWAV Micatone Plastic Bags & Magazines(3xFile, WAV) Sonar Kollektiv SK004EPWAV Germany 2003
SK004LP Micatone Is You Is(3xLP) Sonar Kollektiv SK004LP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK006CD Forss Soulhack(CD, Album) Sonar Kollektiv, Sonar Kollektiv SK006CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK006LP Forss Soulhack(2xLP, Album) Sonar Kollektiv SK006LP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK006PROMOCD Forss Soulhack(CD, Album, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv SK006PROMOCD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK007EP Georg Levin In Your Car SK007EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK008EP Dimlite A/DD(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK008EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK009CD Georg Levin Can't Hold Back (Album) SK009CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK009LP Georg Levin Can't Hold Back(2xLP, Album) Sonar Kollektiv SK009LP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK010EP Slope Trust The Universe Atjazz Remixes(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK010EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK011EP Clara Hill Here (EP) SK011EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK012CD Clara Hill Restless Times(CD, Album, Dig) Sonar Kollektiv SK012CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK012CD (PROMO) Clara Hill Restless Times(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Sonar Kollektiv SK012CD (PROMO) Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK012LP Clara Hill Restless Times (Album) SK012LP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK013EP Georg Levin You Know What You Want But You Won't Get It SK013EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK013MCD Georg Levin You Know What You Want But You Won't Get It(CD, Single) Sonar Kollektiv SK013MCD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK014EP Siriusmo Sirius EP(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK014EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK015 Deyampert Held Him First SK015 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK15YEARSCD Various Sonar Kollektiv - 15 Years Of Volxmusik(CD, Comp, Promo) Sonar Kollektiv SK15YEARSCD Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SK016 Deyampert It's You SK016 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK017CD Deyampert Shapes & Colors (Album) SK017CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SK018EP Zoltar Story Of An Age(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK018EP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK019CD Various Forum West - Modern Jazz From West Germany 1962-1968(CD, Comp) Sonar Kollektiv SK019CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK019LP Various Forum West - Modern Jazz From West Germany 1962-1968(2xLP, Comp) Sonar Kollektiv SK019LP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK020CD Sequel Motorized Instinct (Album) SK020CD Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SK020LP Sequel Motorized Instinct(2xLP) Sonar Kollektiv SK020LP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK021EP Sequel Neptune, Moon & Mars(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK021EP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SK022 Clara Hill Restless Times / Silent Distance (Remixes)(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK022 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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lacavale

lacavale

December 10, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Well, i m quite surprised there s not comment yet about one of the best labels of the old continent. Home and child of Jazzanova was voted best label of the year for Gilles Peterson BBC awards in 2005.
A very large range of music was released on this imprint from abstract beat science of Dimlite or Forss to wicked deep house anthems from the likes of Ame thru jazz, latin and broken beats and ever folk.
In most of cases u will find here top quality music made by cool open minded people, loved and respected on the five continents.
I wish a long life to this wonder crew