Harthouse

Harthouse

Profile:
Harthouse was founded in 1992 by Heinz Roth (and Matthias Hoffmann (Brainchild) & Sven Väth) in Frankfurt.
It was distributed via "WEA Musik GmbH" and "Eye Q Musikproduktion GmbH".
In 1997 Sven Väth and Matthias Hoffmann left Harthouse and the label moved to Berlin in early February. On June 9th 1997 Harthouse had to declare insolvency.
The UK office continued operating and released a couple of records during the rest of 1997 with a totally different logo.
In 1998 UCMG Germany bought the licences to some Harthouse releases and the rights for the use of the label's trademark. Oliver Bondzio of Hardfloor became the new A&R and the "Retrospective"-compilation along with some new releases were published.
After the bankrupcy of the UCMG Germany in 2003, Harthouse was discontinued for the second time.
In 2004 Daredo Music took over the rights of the Harthouse brand. The label is now called Harthouse Mannheim, but the old design is kept intact.

Before Eye Q Music opened an office in London they had a licensing deal with Rising High. Releases with a catalog numbering scheme using HARTUK should be put under Harthouse U.K.

Labelcode: LC 5305 / LC 6450

Label profile taken from Various - Eye Q:
In its present state, HARTHOUSE has a strong affilation towards the feelings and instincts of a whole generation. Within the EYE Q family, it plays the role of an "idea tank" for new, unknown talents. With its 12" releases, it is mainly aimed at the DJs and clubs in the musical underground. Acts like HARDFLOOR, RESISTANCE D, THE AMBUSH, PULSE or SPICELAB have released 12" singles on HARTHOUSE for years and have grown beyond the club/rave scene. The HARTHOUSE albums of these acts, however, demonstrate different aesthetics in their way of working with sounds and sequences that are also effective outside of the clubs. Here we also find ALTER EGO whose goals are the production of "advanced home listening music". HARTHOUSE offers open-minded young artists a playing-field for creativity and experiments that do not necessarily originate from the Techno/House scene.
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Contact Info:
Daredo GmbH
Harthouse
Augustaanlage 37
68165 Mannheim
Germany
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
557629-2 Resistance D Ztringz Of Life(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition) What's Up ?! 557629-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
557630-2 Resistance D Inexhaustibility(CD, EP, RE) What's Up ?! 557630-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2818-60005-8 Hardfloor Presents Dadamnphreaknoizphunk?* Hardfloor Presents Dadamnphreaknoizphunk?* - Volume 2(CD, Single) Harthouse, Harthouse 2818-60005-8 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
4509 90679-2 Barbarella The Art Of Dance(CD, Album) Eye Q Records, WEA, Harthouse 4509 90679-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
4509 94260-1 Various Harthouse Compilation Chapter 2 - Dedicated To The Omen(2xLP, Comp) Harthouse 4509 94260-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
28186.0005.7 Hardfloor Presents Dadamnphreaknoizphunk?* Hardfloor Presents Dadamnphreaknoizphunk?* - Volume 2 (EP) 28186.0005.7 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
28186.0015.0 Jiri.Ceiver Ycool 28186.0015.0 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ALG039 Various Migz Festival 2009(CD, Comp) Algorythmik Records ALG039 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
ALG069 Boris Brejcha My Name Is - Remixes(CD, Album) Algorythmik Records ALG069 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
Algo003 Boris Brejcha Die Maschinen Kontrollieren Uns(CD, Album) Algorythmik Records Algo003 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
DADVL019 Various Vinyl Loops Vol. 19(12", Comp) Dance All Day DADVL019 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
EXPCD003 Various Flux Trax 02(2xCD, Comp, Jew) EXP Recordings EXPCD003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
HARDFLOOR PROMO 3 Hardfloor So What?!(12", Promo, W/Lbl, S/Sided) Harthouse HARDFLOOR PROMO 3 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HART U.K. CD2 Spicelab Lost In Spice(CD, Album) Harthouse U.K., Harthouse U.K. HART U.K. CD2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
HFPROMO 001 Hardfloor Hardfloor Will Survive(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Harthouse HFPROMO 001 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
HFPROMO 002 Hardfloor Skill Shot(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Harthouse HFPROMO 002 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HH 001 Barbarella Barbarella 1(12") Harthouse HH 001 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH 01-2 Hardfloor All Targets Down(CD, Album) Harthouse HH 01-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
HH 01-3 Hardfloor All Targets Down (Album) HH 01-3 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
HH 01-5 Hardfloor Feat. Phuture 303 Hardfloor Feat. Phuture 303 - Hardfloor Will Survive(CD, Maxi) Harthouse HH 01-5 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
HH 01-6 Hardfloor Feat. Phuture 303 Hardfloor Feat. Phuture 303 - Hardfloor Will Survive (Single) HH 01-6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
HH 01-7 Hardfloor I Can't Complain(7", Ltd) Harthouse HH 01-7 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
HH01R-6 Hardfloor Acperience 1 & 5 Remastered(12", Ltd, TP, RM) Harthouse HH01R-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
HH-002 Metal Master Vol. 1 HH-002 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH02-6 Justin Berkovi You're So Alien(12") Harthouse HH02-6 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HH02R-6 Hardfloor Lost In The Silverbox & Trancescript Remastered(12", Ltd, TP, RM) Harthouse HH02R-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
HH 003 Omniscience Sonic Surgent E.P.(12", EP) Harthouse HH 003 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH03-2 Oliver Bondzio In Case Of... (Comp) HH03-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH03-4 Oliver Bondzio In Case Of...(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Harthouse HH03-4 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH 03-6 Hardfloor Skill Shot(12") Harthouse HH 03-6 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HH 003 Promo Unknown Artist Untitled(12", TP) Harthouse HH 003 Promo Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH 004 Arpeggiators Freedom Of Expression HH 004 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH04-3 Daze Maxim Same Place The Bot Got Smashed (Album) HH04-3 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH04-6 Daze Maxim Mathematical Breakfast(12") Harthouse HH04-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH04-6 Daze Maxim Mathematical Breakfast(12", Promo) Harthouse HH04-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH004F8 Arpeggiators Freedom Of Expression(5xFile, MP3) Harthouse HH004F8 Germany Unknown
HH 005 Barbarella The Secret Chamber Of Dreams HH 005 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH05-3 Hardfloor So What?! (Album) HH05-3 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH05-6 Hardfloor Smash The Gnat(12") Harthouse HH05-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH ? 006 Various Dark Hearts - Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Harthouse HH ? 006 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH-006 Marco Zaffarano Minimalism Vol. 1(12") Harthouse HH-006 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH06-2 Frank Lorber In Case Of...(CD, Comp, Mixed) Harthouse HH06-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH06-6 Justin Berkovi Sustained Buxom Mad Chips HH06-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH ? 006 CD Various Dark Hearts Volume 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) Harthouse HH ? 006 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH 007 Spicelab Spicelab E.P. (EP) HH 007 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH?007 Braincell Lucid Dreaming (Album) HH?007 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH07-2 Plank In Case Of...(CD, Comp, Mixed) Harthouse HH07-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HH07-6 Hardfloor Communication To None (Single) HH07-6 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
HH-?-007-CD Braincell Lucid Dreaming(CD, Album) Harthouse HH-?-007-CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH?008 Hardfloor Respected Remixes HH?008 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH 008 Hardfloor Hardtrance Acperience EP (EP) HH 008 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH08-6 Daze Maxim Remis Playaz(12") Harthouse HH08-6 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
HH?008 CD Hardfloor Respected Remixes(CD, Single) Harthouse HH?008 CD Europe 1995 Sell This Version
HH009 Arpeggiators Beyond The Black Hole HH009 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH09-6 Hardfloor Underexposed Above Average HH09-6 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
HH ? 009 CD Various Dark Hearts 2 (A Harthouse Compilation)(CD, Comp) Harthouse HH ? 009 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH009F8 Arpeggiators Beyond The Black Hole(4xFile, MP3, 320) Harthouse HH009F8 Germany Unknown
HH ? 009 LP Various Dark Hearts 2 (Comp) HH ? 009 LP Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HH010 Spicelab Quicksand EP(12", EP) Harthouse HH010 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH011 Pulsation Pulsation(12") Harthouse HH011 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH012 Marco Zaffarano Minimalism Vol.II(12", Ltd) Harthouse HH012 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH013 Overboust Tribal Groovy Hartbeat HH013 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH014 Futurhythm Butoh HH014 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HH015 Pulse Outlaw Part 1+2(12") Harthouse HH015 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH016 Arpeggiators The Possible Future Of Mankind HH016 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH016F8 Arpeggiators The Possible Future Of Mankind EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Harthouse HH016F8 Germany Unknown
HH017 Marco Zaffarano Minimalism Vol. III HH017 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 018 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear HH 018 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 019 Hardfloor Trancescript (Single) HH 019 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH020 Resistance D Human E.P. (EP) HH020 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 021 Progressive Attack The Secrets Of Love(12") Harthouse HH 021 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 022 Aurin Anagrams HH 022 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 023 The Ambush Ambush HH 023 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 024 Frankfurt-Tokio-Connection Vol. 1 (EP) HH 024 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 025 Jiri Ceiver* Multiplex HH 025 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 026 Cybordelics Nighthorse HH 026 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH026RF8 Cybordelics Adventures Of Dama(2xFile, MP3, 320) Harthouse HH026RF8 Germany 2007
HH 027 Pulse At The New Place(12") Harthouse HH 027 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH028 Curare Schneller Pfeil HH028 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH029 Progressive Attack Progressive Attack Vol. II HH029 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH030 Infinite Aura C-Trance HH030 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 031 Braincell Hybrid E.P. (EP) HH 031 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH032 B-Zet B-Zet 1 HH032 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 033 Marco Zaffarano Minimalism Vol. IV(12") Harthouse HH 033 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH034 The Ambush Ambush 2 HH034 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH035 Jiri.Ceiver Multiplex Textures 2(12") Harthouse HH035 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH 036 Resistance D Airwalker HH 036 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH037 Cybordelics Fairy Tales HH037 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH037RF8 Cybordelics Fairy Tales(3xFile, MP3) Harthouse HH037RF8 Germany 2005
HH038 The Essence Of Nature Blue Lotus / Blue Orchidee(12") Harthouse HH038 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH039 Arpeggiators Elements HH039 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH039F8 Arpeggiators Elements(4xFile, MP3, 320) Harthouse HH039F8 Germany Unknown
HH 040 Hardfloor Into The Nature (Remixes) (Single) HH 040 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH041 Spicelab Spice Is A Fulltime Occupation(12") Harthouse HH041 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HH 042 Braincell Braincell "2" HH 042 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH-043 Hardfloor Funalogue EP(12", Promo) Harthouse HH-043 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH 043 Afrotrance Vol. V(12") Harthouse HH 043 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH 044 Yokota* Panicwaves HH 044 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH045 The Ambush The Aton Remixes(12") Harthouse HH045 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH046 Pulse Soul Hunter(12") Harthouse HH046 Germany 1994 Sell This Version

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alex_hexxen

alex_hexxen

June 17, 2009
Good resume by the man like Frankie B. Don't forget that Harthouse were basically the platform for the very first forays into dance music by (now very well known artists, such as) Cari Lekebusch (as "Braincell", by the way if you haven't got "Man of Many Theories LP", I urge you to seek it out, a must for any techno collector) as well as the great Oliver Leib (as "Spicelab" and "The Ambush", apart from his early ZYX releases).

Unfortunately, the label tends to be overlooked these days with the advent of digitally-produced dance music and the (in my opinion, boring) in-vogue "minimal" sound that everyone's raving about these days...

A truly great label that trance, acid and techno heads alike will hold dear forever...
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

May 13, 2004
With the recent passing of Casper Pound, many will not know that from the single digit releases of Harthouse, Casper began a joint venture between Rising High & Harthouse, known as Harthouse U.K. The U.K. imprint was short-lived but was the sole factor of the later deal that became Harthouse U.S. through Moonshine. The actual German Harthouse label is responsible for jump-starting the trance genre and the formula of the big break-down, snare-roll effect found on 'Acperience' by Hardfloor. Hardfloor made the 303 sound become popular and also started an acid-house revival while Sven Vath became Germany's first high-profile DJ. At its high point Harthouse was an all around High-Profile label, releasing both techno, house & trance, sometimes fusing them together. Even when the label folded in the late nineties, Intergroove had a short run into the Millenium with good material, but by then the label's reputation had become history.