M_nus

M_nus

Profile:
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.

With a growing catalog and roster, Minus is home to both underground club hits and artistic vanguards within electronic music. Special events, tours and label showcases take the ‘minimize to MAXIMIZE’ sound around the world with artists performing at clubs and festivals nearly every weekend. Minus remains active online through it’s website, bringing fans in closer with podcasts of the ‘Connected’ video journals and a growing interaction with the community online and on the road, a dedication that was established early with Plus 8.

For the next chapter of Minus, the company’s attention is on Berlin, with a new headquarters and affiliation to the city's vibrant culture and arts community. Special events in Berlin and tours around the world will continue to promote new artists and exciting new releases along with a fully redesigned m-nus.com website. Attention on artist development and building the finesse behind the Minus brand will welcome the tenth anniversary of Minus around the corner.
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Contact Info:
Canadian Main Office
Minus Inc.
731 Walker Road
Windsor, Ontario
N8Y 2N2 Canada
Phone: +1 519 258 1331
Fax: +1 519 258 6248

Berlin Office
Minus Multimedia GmbH
Schönhauser Allee 145
10435 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 40504033
Fax: +49 (0) 30 405040340

E-Mail: x@m-nus.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
96:CD/VR Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:CD/VR(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) M_nus 96:CD/VR Canada 2007 Sell This Version
3069-2 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit(CD, Comp) NovaMute, M_nus 3069-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
5016025683017 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) NovaMute, M_nus, Virgin 5016025683017 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
CONCEPT 1 Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:CD(CD, Comp) M_nus CONCEPT 1 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CONCEPT 1VR Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:VR(CD, Album) M_nus CONCEPT 1VR Canada 1998 Sell This Version
ENTER.2013CD Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2013(4xCD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus ENTER.2013CD Canada 2013 Sell This Version
ENTER.2014CD Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2014(4xCD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus ENTER.2014CD Canada 2014 Sell This Version
ENTER.2015CD Richie Hawtin Enter.Ibiza 2015(4xCD, Mixed + Box, Comp) M_nus ENTER.2015CD Canada 2015 Sell This Version
ENTER.2015CD/4 Richie Hawtin Presents TM404 Richie Hawtin Presents TM404 - ENTER.MIND(CD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus ENTER.2015CD/4 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
ENTERGROOVES Hobo (3) / Matador (6) Hobo (3) / Matador (6) - Enter.Grooves(6xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus ENTERGROOVES Canada 2012
FW1/4 Richie Hawtin - Pete Namlook Richie Hawtin - Pete Namlook - From Within I(CD, Album, RE) M_nus, M_nus FW1/4 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
FW2/4 From Within From Within II(CD, Album) M_nus, M_nus FW2/4 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
FW3/4 From Within From Within III(CD, Album, RE) M_nus, M_nus FW3/4 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
JACK I Jack Master Basement Trax Vol.I(12", RP) Jack JACK I US Unknown Sell This Version
KONTAKTRTW Various 2 Kontakt RTW(11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) M_nus KONTAKTRTW Canada 2006
M49 Ambivalent R U OK(12") M_nus M49 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
M50 Marc Houle Techno Vocals(12") M_nus M50 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
m51cd JPLS Twilite (Album) m51cd Canada 2007 Sell This Version
m52cdep Troy Pierce Gone Astray(CD, Album, Car) M_nus m52cdep Europe 2007 Sell This Version
M52 + M52CDEP Troy Pierce Gone Astray(CD, Album, Promo) M_nus M52 + M52CDEP Europe 2007 Sell This Version
m53cd Various Nothing Much (A Best Of Minus) (Comp) m53cd Canada 2007 Sell This Version
M55 False Fed On Youth(12") M_nus M55 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
m55cd False 2007 (Album) m55cd Canada 2007 Sell This Version
M57 JPLS Fuckshuffle EP(12", EP) M_nus M57 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
M58 USB Various Expansion | Contraction(M/Stick, Ltd, Comp, USB) M_nus M58 USB Canada 2007 Sell This Version
M60 Fabrizio Maurizi OK, Switch On(12") M_nus M60 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M63 Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me (Album) M63 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M63CD Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me(CD, Album) M_nus M63CD Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M63(CON) Heartthrob Dear Painter, Paint Me (Condensed)(CD, Promo, Mixed, Car) M_nus M63(CON) Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M67CD Gaiser* Blank Fade(CD, Album, Car) M_nus M67CD Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M67LP Gaiser* Blank Fade(2x12", Album) M_nus M67LP Canada 2008 Sell This Version
M70 Fabrizio Maurizi Habitat M70 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
MINJPCD-001 Various Nothing Much - A Best Of Minus(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) M_nus, Soundscape (Japan) MINJPCD-001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MINJPCD-002 Various Expansion | Contraction(CD, Comp) Soundscape (Japan), M_nus MINJPCD-002 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MINUS -1 Plastikman Nostalgik.1 MINUS -1 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
minus 1 Plastikman Consumed (Album) minus 1 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS 01 CD Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album) M_nus MINUS 01 CD Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS 01 LP Plastikman Consumed (Album) MINUS 01 LP Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS -2 Plastikman Nostalgik.2 MINUS -2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 2 Plastikman PK MINUS 2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS -2 / MINUS 27 Plastikman / Actual Jakshun Plastikman / Actual Jakshun - Nostalgik.2 / Sequential Circus(CDr, Promo) M_nus MINUS -2 / MINUS 27 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS -3 Plastikman Nostalgik.3 (Single) MINUS -3 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) M_nus minus 3 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
minus3 Plastikman Hypokondriak / Afrika minus3 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS 03 CD Plastikman Artifakts (BC) (Album) MINUS 03 CD Canada 1998 Sell This Version
minus 3lp Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album) M_nus minus 3lp USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS4 Richie Hawtin Decks, EFX & 909 MINUS4 US 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS 04 CD Richie Hawtin Decks, EFX & 909 MINUS 04 CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS5CD FUSE* vs. Plastikman FUSE* vs. Plastikman - Epok CD(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS5CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS 07 Robotman / FUSE* Robotman / FUSE* - Hypnofreak / NT MINUS 07 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
MINUS8CD Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) M_nus MINUS8CD Canada 2001 Sell This Version
MINUS8CD Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit (Parts)(CD, Comp) M_nus MINUS8CD Canada 2001 Sell This Version
MINUS8E Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit(10") M_nus MINUS8E Canada 2002 Sell This Version
MINUS 8LP Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit (Parts)(2xLP, Comp) M_nus MINUS 8LP Canada 2001 Sell This Version
MINUS8P Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed, Promo) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS8P UK 2001 Sell This Version
minus9 Bug* vs. Hawtin* Bug* vs. Hawtin* - Low Blow minus9 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
MINUS 10CD Theorem THX - Experiments In Synchronicity (Comp, Album) MINUS 10CD Canada 2002 Sell This Version
MINUS 11 CD Niederflur ND4 (Album) MINUS 11 CD Canada 2002 Sell This Version
MINUS 13 CD Richie Hawtin & Sven Väth Richie Hawtin & Sven Väth - The Sound Of The Third Season(CD, Mixed) M_nus MINUS 13 CD Canada 2002 Sell This Version
MINUS14 I. A. Bericochea A MINUS14 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS15CD I. A. Bericochea Rojo (Album) MINUS15CD Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 15 LP I. A. Bericochea Rojo MINUS 15 LP Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 16 Algoritmo Indus EP (EP) MINUS 16 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 17 Plastikman Disconnect MINUS 17 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 18 Plastikman Closer(3x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS 18 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 18 CD Plastikman Closer(CD, Album) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS 18 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS19 Plastikman I Don't Know MINUS19 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS20 Run Stop Restore Geometry (EP) MINUS20 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS21 False Sink The Ship EP (EP) MINUS21 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS22 DJ Minx A Walk In The Park EP(12", EP) M_nus MINUS22 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS 23 LP Marc Houle Restore (Album) MINUS 23 LP Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS24 Mathew Jonson Decompression EP (EP) MINUS24 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS 25 Various Minimize To Maximize(2xFile, MP3, 320) M_nus MINUS 25 Canada 2005
MINUS25CD Various Minimize To Maximize (Comp) MINUS25CD Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS25LP Various Minimize To Maximize (Comp) MINUS25LP Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS25LP/1 Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/1 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
MINUS25LP/2 Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/2 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
MINUS25LP/3 Various Minimize To Maximize(12", Comp, RE) M_nus MINUS25LP/3 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
MINUS26 DJ Minx A Walk In The Park (Remix) MINUS26 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS 27 Actual Jakshun Sequential Circus EP (EP) MINUS 27 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS28 Slacknoise vs. Plexus (5) Slacknoise vs. Plexus (5) - Ana Tak MINUS28 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS 29 Troy Pierce Run MINUS 29 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 29 Troy Pierce / False Troy Pierce / False - Run / River Camping(CDr, Comp, Promo) M_nus, M_nus MINUS 29 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 30 False River Camping MINUS 30 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 30 False River Camping(12", Promo, W/Lbl) M_nus MINUS 30 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 31 Heartthrob Time For Ensor MINUS 31 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 32 CD Richie Hawtin DE9 | Transitions(DVD + CD) M_nus MINUS 32 CD Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS33 Richie Hawtin The Tunnel / Twin Cities (Single) MINUS33 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 34 Test Various DE9 | Transitions Vinyl Sampler(12", TP) M_nus MINUS 34 Test Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 35 Magda Stop MINUS 35 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 36 Gaiser* And Answer MINUS 36 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS 37 Berg Nixon Box Escape MINUS 37 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 38 Troy Pierce 25 Bitches Vol. I (EP, Single) MINUS 38 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 39 Troy Pierce 25 Bitches Vol. II (EP, Single) MINUS 39 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 40 Various min2MAX(2xFile, MP3) M_nus MINUS 40 Canada 2006
MINUS40CD Various min2MAX (Comp) MINUS40CD Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS40LP Various min2MAX(3x12", Ltd, Comp) M_nus, M_nus MINUS40LP Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS40X Various min2MAX Extension EP(12", EP, Comp) M_nus MINUS40X Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 41 Loco Dice Seeing Through Shadows MINUS 41 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS 41 X Loco Dice Seeing Through Shadows(12", Promo, S/Sided) M_nus MINUS 41 X Canada 2006 Sell This Version

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triangulum

triangulum

March 19, 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

August 19, 2010
edited over 5 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

February 6, 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

May 6, 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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