Perlon

Perlon

Profile:
Perlon is a minimal techno/microhouse record label, founded in 1997 by Markus Nikolai and Thomas Franzmann (Zip) at Frankfurt and currently based in Berlin. It is often recognized as one of the genre-defining labels in the world of minimalistic and experimental techno. All releases on Perlon are physical only (vinyl and CD), not available for downloading/streaming. It is distributed by Wordandsound, Hamburg.

Perlon catalog includes such artists as Ricardo Villalobos, Baby Ford, Stefan Goldmann, Akufen, Pantytec, Dandy Jack, A Guy Called Gerald, Wareika and many others. The label famously never accepts demos. The name of the label came from Nikolai. Originally it was a working title for one of the albums of Pile, his project with Zip and graphic designer Chris Rehberger, who later created famous Perlon logo and designed covers for a number of their releases.

Labelcode: LC 11584

PERL 11 (1999) is a Perlon t-shirt, the only non-musical release.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
000000 ricardo villalobos untitled(10", dub) perlon 000000 UK & US 2006 Sell This Version
23 Various Superlongevity 2(2x12", Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Perlon 23 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
6720052000 Markus Nikolai Bushes - Norman Cook Remix(CD, Single) Southern Fried Records, Southern Fried Records, Perlon 6720052000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Shackleton Three EPs(CDr, Album, Promo) Perlon none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none Zip Dimbiman Bonusbums(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Perlon none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL 01 Markus Nikolai Rood / Say One / Just Wanna PERL 01 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PERL 02 Dimbiman Good Morning, Eyeball PERL 02 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PERL 002 Unknown Artist Unknown(12", W/Lbl) Perlon PERL 002 Unknown Sell This Version
PERL 03 Hombre Ojo Hombre Ojo(12") Perlon PERL 03 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 04 Narcotic Syntax Ultravolta PERL 04 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 05 Markus Nikolai Shake! PERL 05 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 06 Dimbiman Köppchen(12") Perlon PERL 06 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 07 Pantytec Into The Duster(12") Perlon PERL 07 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 08 Ricardo Villalobos Frank Mueller Melodram PERL 08 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 09 Pile Perlipop(12") Perlon PERL 09 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 10 Various Superlongevity (Comp) PERL 10 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 11 Perlon Perlon 11(Ltd) Perlon PERL 11 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 12 Markus Nikolai Passion / Bushes PERL 12 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 13 Stephan Laubner / Ric Y Martin Stephan Laubner / Ric Y Martin - Sommerpause PERL 13 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 14 Pantytec A Glimpse(12") Perlon PERL 14 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 15 Baby Ford & Zip / Thomas Melchior Baby Ford & Zip / Thomas Melchior - Windowshopping PERL 15 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PERL 16 Sense Club / Villalobos* Sense Club / Villalobos* - Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas PERL 16 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 17 Ric Y Martin Froebel 1792 PERL 17 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 18 Markus Nikolai Back PERL 18 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL18CD Markus Nikolai Back(CD, Album) Perlon PERL18CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL 19 Dimbiman Toyl(12") Perlon PERL 19 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 20 Benjamin Wild Verschiebungen PERL 20 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 21 Soulphiction Bust Me(12") Perlon PERL 21 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 22 Ricardo Villalobos Bredow / Damm3 PERL 22 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL23 Various Superlongevity 2(2x12", Comp) Perlon PERL23 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL 23CD Various Superlongevity 2(2xCD, Mixed) Perlon PERL 23CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL 24 Akufen Quebec Nightclub(2x12") Perlon PERL 24 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL 25 Copacabannark Copacabannark(10", Ltd) Perlon PERL 25 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PERL 26 Pantytec Elastobabe PERL 26 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL 27 Dandy Jack And The Latin Lava* Ein File Für Derrick / Delay Lama(12") Perlon PERL 27 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL 28 Pantytec Pony Slaystation (Album) PERL 28 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL28CD Pantytec Pony Slaystation(CD, Album) Perlon PERL28CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL 29 Soulphiction Presents Manmade Science Soulphiction Presents Manmade Science - Get It Right PERL 29 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL 30 Pantytec Remixes PERL 30 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
PERL 31 Jabberjaw Girlfriend PERL 31 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL32 Luciano & Mathew Jonson Luciano & Mathew Jonson - Alpine Rocket PERL32 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL33 Dimbiman The Vibration Of "V" PERL33 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL 34 Morane The Trick PERL 34 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL 35 Phil Parnell Gmt2 PERL 35 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL36 Various Superlongevity 3(3x12", Comp) Perlon PERL36 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL 36CD Various Superlongevity 3(CD, Comp) Perlon PERL 36CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL37 Kalabrese Chicken Fried Rice PERL37 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 38 Minimal Man Chicken Store PERL 38 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 39 Narcotic Syntax Calculated Extravagant Licentiousness EP (EP) PERL 39 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 40 Baby Ford Basking In The Brakelights(2xLP, Album) Perlon PERL 40 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 41 Copacabannark To Beach Or Not To Beach PERL 41 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL42 Horror Inc. I Plead Guilty PERL42 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 43 Ricardo Villalobos Thé Au Harem D'Archimède (Album) PERL 43 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL43CD Ricardo Villalobos Thé Au Harem D'Archimède(CD, Album) Perlon PERL43CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 43CD PROMO Ricardo Villalobos Thé Au Harem D'Archimède(CD, Album, Promo) Perlon PERL 43CD PROMO Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 44 Morane The Beach(12") Perlon PERL 44 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PERL 45 Narcotic Syntax Reptile Sweat Accelerator EP (EP) PERL 45 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 46 Melchior Productions Ltd.* The Later The Evening...(12") Perlon PERL 46 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 47 Ark Caliente (Album) PERL 47 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 47CD Ark Caliente(CD, Album) Perlon PERL 47CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 47CD PROMO Ark Caliente(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Perlon PERL 47CD PROMO Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 48 Ricardo Villalobos Chromosul PERL 48 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 49 Matt John Joker Family Park One PERL 49 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 50 Dandy Jack And The Junction SM Los Siete Castigos(3x12", Album) Perlon PERL 50 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL50CD Dandy Jack And The Junction SM Los Siete Castigos(CD, Album) Perlon PERL50CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL50/PERL50CD Dandy Jack And The Junction SM Los Siete Castigos(CD, Promo, Car) Perlon PERL50/PERL50CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 51 Stefan Goldmann Blood EP(12", EP) Perlon PERL 51 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 52 Cassy My Auntie(12") Perlon PERL 52 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PERL 53 Pantytec Maybe / Moriomelo PERL 53 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 54 Matt John Joker Family Park Two PERL 54 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 55 Audio Werner Onandon / Base(12") Perlon PERL 55 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 56 Various Superloooongevity(4xLP, Comp) Perlon PERL 56 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL56CD Various Superloooongevity(2xCD, Comp) Perlon PERL56CD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 56CD PROMO Various Superlongevity 4(CD, Comp, Promo) Perlon PERL 56CD PROMO Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL57 STL The Early Tracks(12") Perlon PERL57 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 58 Melchior Productions Ltd.* Different Places PERL 58 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 59 Ricardo Villalobos What's Wrong My Friends? (EP) PERL 59 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PERL 60 Half Hawaii Into You / Out Of You PERL 60 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL61 Baby Ford & Zip Glidin' Along The Riverbed PERL61 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 62 Luciano Fourges Et Sabres PERL 62 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 63 Soul Capsule Waiting 4 A Way(12") Perlon PERL 63 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 64 Cassy Nil Desperandum PERL 64 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 65 Melchior Productions Ltd.* Don Juan / In The Spirit PERL 65 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 66 Melchior Productions Ltd.* No Disco Future (Album) PERL 66 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL66CD Melchior Productions Ltd.* No Disco Future (Album) PERL66CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 67 STL Lost In Brown Eyes PERL 67 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 68 Sammy Dee Purplehummer PERL 68 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69² Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 2(12", EP) Perlon PERL 69² Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69-1 Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 1 (EP) PERL 69-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69-2 Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 2(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Perlon PERL 69-2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL69CD Ricardo Villalobos Vasco(CD) Perlon PERL69CD Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL69CD_PROMO Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP(CDr, Promo) Perlon PERL69CD_PROMO Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 70 Portable Knowone Can Take Away PERL 70 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 71 A Guy Called Gerald In Ya Head PERL 71 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 72 Matt John Radio Self / Sacing PERL 72 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL73 Baby Ford Gravy Train PERL73 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL74 Margaret Dygas Invisible Circles PERL74 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL75 San Proper Keep It Raw PERL75 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL76 Shackleton Three EPs (Album) PERL76 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL76CD Shackleton Three EPs(CD, Album) Perlon PERL76CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version

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gettum8

gettum8

July 22, 2014
What is it about these early releases that make them still sound so fresh? Is it just the simplicity? A first time listener may find them sort of annoying or repetitive, but I love them and you can never find a kick drum that makes you stomp your feet like some of these old bangers. They definitely beg to be mixed and layered on top of each other and I guess that is why they still fetch so much cash? This label will always be one of my fav's. Long live Perlon!
Perlonizedm

Perlonizedm

January 17, 2012
Perlon is one of the best label From 1997 until this days.Only Vinyl imprint.You can't found Perlon release on mp3 shops.The structure of the sound is unique on all Perlon release.Artist same Ricardo,Dandy Jack,Akufen,Sammy Dee,Daniel Bell,Wareika,Thomas Melchior,Baby Ford,Zip and many moore makes this Label always interesting and fresh.One of the last real underground label in this digital era.Long Life
sp12

sp12

August 10, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
Perlon shows a very dark and mysterious way of music and every Artist is well choosen for that way. But Zip is one of the best DJs i heard. He shows you what a simple record could do for you on the floor. When you observe Perlon in its entirety, every release make sense. Looking forward to new releases and the next 14 years.
lobodrom

lobodrom

July 8, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
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phileur

phileur

December 18, 2010
where the rest of catalogue after the 43eme release ?
Gu1llex

Gu1llex

November 29, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
In my opinion, Perlon was the best minimal underground label out there because its artists created a unique sound and style. Since release #36 (superlongevity 3) the sound started to change for worse. Ultra long tracks, non danceable, actually boring. I think artists should go back to the roots or stop releasing in this label. I would jump from release #36 to #49 where Matt John recovers that "lost" perlon sound.

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