Freshline Records

Freshline Records

Profile:
Freshline Records is an independent German record label and music production team founded in Berlin, Germany in 1987. The company achieved its greatest successes in the late 1980s and the mid-1990s. The best-known song productions by Freshline are the platinum and gold pop hits "Another Night" and "Run Away" by M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy (Real McCoy). Under the production alias The Movement, the team also produced the top Eurodance hits "Get-A-Way" and "No More (I Can't Stand It)" by Maxx.

The music producers behind the success of Freshline were Juergen Wind (J. Wind) and Frank Hassas (Quickmix). For promotional reasons, Freshline co-founder and rapper Olaf Jeglitza (O-Jay) was traditionally given false credits alongside Wind and Hasass. In reality, Jeglitza was strictly the rapper and frontman for the Freshline projects: The Alliance, Rap IV Rap and Real McCoy. He also composed song lyrics for several other Freshline projects with help from ghostwriters.

Hassas and Jeglitza had first founded the Freshline brand together in 1987. Wind joined the team in 1988 as a producer, shareholder, and investor. The early song productions were made in Wind's Spandau based studio (Wind Studios B.C.). The music productions were independently distributed in Germany with support from 99 records. The first official Freshline release was an Electro/Hip Hop single titled "Action!" by The Alliance. The follow-up release was a Pop rap cover of the Joyce Sims hit "Come Into My Life" by their second project The Admirers. First label deal was with Rough Trade Records in 1989. The debut Alliance album It's Time and the single "Sweat" as then released. After the commercial failure of album and single, the team left Rough Trade and joined with ZYX Records in December 1989. Under the production team name Freshline Allstars, Wind and Hassas produced a number of different projects under ZYX while also producing successful remixes for other projects.

The team had its first major breakthrough between 1989 and 1990 with the hits "Pump Up The Jam Rap" and "It's On You" by their new Hip House project M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy. Wind had then taken over the management of Freshline as the new CEO while also becoming the leading producer on the team. During this phase, the company officially became known as Freshline Records Musikproduktion GmbH. After the label deal with ZYX ended in 1992, Freshline became solely a music production company.

In December 1992, Wind negotiated a new distribution deal with Hansa Records (then owned by BMG Berlin Musik GmbH) to distribute new music for M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy. BMG Berlin CEO André Selleneit and A&R Executive David Brunner worked closely with Wind to plan out a success strategy for M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy in Europe. The musical style of the project was changed from Hip House to Eurodance and Pop. The production name "Freshline Allstars" was also abandoned for the shortened team name 'Freshline.'

Between 1993 and 1994, Wind and Hassas, produced the singles "Another Night", "Run Away", "Automatic Lover (Call for Love)", and "Love & Devotion" and the album Space Invaders for M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy. Under the production alias The Movement, they also produced the hits "Get-A-Way" and "No More (I Can't Stand It)" and the album To The Maxximum for Maxx under Intercord. Though uncredited, songwriter Bruce Hammond Earlam collaborated with Wind and Hassas extensively when writing the Maxx hits and album.

Between 1994 and 1995, Arista Records had distributed M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy in the U.S. market under the shortened bandname Real McCoy. Thanks to the promotional efforts of Arista, the Real McCoy reached multi-platinum status in 1995. The Maxx project ended that same year.

By 1996, both Hassas and Jeglitza had sold their shares in the company to Wind.

In 1997, Wind collaborated with the Swedish-based production team Lemon Productions when producing the follow-up Real McCoy album One More Time under Arista. Wind had later other song productions under Mercury Records. The final Real McCoy productions by Wind ("Its On You" and "Hey Now") were released between 1999 and 2000.

By 2003, 'Freshline Records Musikproduction Gmbh' had been renamed 'Freshline Music Verlag GmbH' and had transitioned into strictly music publishing.

In 2005, the company became insolvent.

Today, the company is still owned and operated by Wind.
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Contact Info:
juergen.wind@freshlinemusic.de
[l7758]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
95142 It's On You (The Re-Remixes)  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* It's On You (The Re-Remixes)(CD, Single, Car) Jonathan 95142 France 1990 Sell This Version
519564 2 Musik  album cover Vanessa Mason Musik(CD, Album) Freshline Records 519564 2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
675306 2 All Music  album cover Ann Shakes* All Music(CD, Maxi) Hybrid Records 675306 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
675717 2 Don't Say (You're Sorry)  album cover Vanessa S. Don't Say (You're Sorry)(CD, Maxi) Freshline Records 675717 2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
675896 2 Rette Mich  album cover Aliah Rette Mich(CD, Maxi) Freshline Records 675896 2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
4512010-2 Love Is In The House  album cover Quickmix Featuring La Rose Quickmix Featuring La Rose - Love Is In The House(CD, Mini) Freshline Records, Freshline Records 4512010-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
511829 2A Independence  album cover Vanessa S. Independence(CD, Album) Freshline Records 511829 2A Germany 2005 Sell This Version
07822-13328-4 One More Time  album cover Real McCoy One More Time(Cass, Single) Arista 07822-13328-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
07822-13404-2 (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here (The Extended Mixes)  album cover Real McCoy (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here (The Extended Mixes)(CD, Maxi) Arista 07822-13404-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
07822-18778-2 Another Night  album cover Real McCoy Another Night(CD, Album, Club) Arista 07822-18778-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
74321 21750 1 Run Away  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* Run Away(2x12", Single, Promo, Gat) Hansa 74321 21750 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
74321 27272 2 Another Night (U.S. Album)  album cover Real McCoy Another Night (U.S. Album) (Album) 74321 27272 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
74321.27272-4 Another Night  album cover Real McCoy Another Night(Cass, Album) Hansa, Freshline Records, BMG 74321.27272-4 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
74321 28097 2 Another Night (U.S. Album)  album cover Real McCoy Another Night (U.S. Album)(CD, Album) Logic Records, Freshline Records, Hansa, BMG 74321 28097 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
74321 29396 2 Love & Devotion (Remix)  album cover Real McCoy Love & Devotion (Remix) (Maxi) 74321 29396 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
74321 29917 2 Come And Get Your Love  album cover Real McCoy Come And Get Your Love(CD, Maxi) Hansa 74321 29917 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
74321 30127 1 Come And Get Your Love  album cover Real McCoy Come And Get Your Love(12") Logic Records, Logic Records, Hansa, Hansa, BMG, BMG, Freshline Records, Freshline Records 74321 30127 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
74321 30127 2 Come And Get Your Love  album cover Real McCoy Come And Get Your Love(CD, Single) Logic Records, Hansa, Freshline Records 74321 30127 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
74321 30179 2 Come And Get Your Love  album cover Real McCoy Come And Get Your Love(CD, Single) Hansa, BMG, Freshline Records 74321 30179 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
74321 32139 2 Come And Get Your Love (Remixes)  album cover Real McCoy Come And Get Your Love (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Hansa, Freshline Records 74321 32139 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
74321 38620 2 The Remix Album  album cover Real McCoy The Remix Album(CD, Comp) Arista, BMG Music Canada Inc. 74321 38620 2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
74321 49672 2 I Wanna Come  album cover Real McCoy I Wanna Come(CD, Maxi) Hansa, BMG 74321 49672 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
74321 71143 2 Hey Now  album cover Real McCoy Hey Now(CD, Maxi) Hansa, BMG Berlin Musik GmbH 74321 71143 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
50997 675226 Blah, Blah, Blah  album cover Vanessa S. Blah, Blah, Blah(CD, Maxi) Freshline Records 50997 675226 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
74321236997 Another Night  album cover (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy* Another Night(7", Single) Logic Records, Logic Records 74321236997 UK & France 1994 Sell This Version
82876698462 There For You  album cover Tenn McRae There For You(CD, Max) Freshline Records 82876698462 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876699752 Musik  album cover Vanessa Mason Musik(CD, Maxi) Freshline Records 82876699752 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
BP 001-8 We Ain't Back  album cover Bruce & Bongo We Ain't Back(CD, Maxi) Blue Point Records, Freshline Records BP 001-8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BU - 1090793 Disco Mania  album cover Various Disco Mania(Cass, Comp) Bulletin International BU - 1090793 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
BVCP-773 Space Invaders  album cover Real McCoy Space Invaders(CD, Album) Hansa, Freshline Records, Hansa BVCP-773 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
BVCP-8876 I Wanna Come  album cover Real McCoy I Wanna Come(CD, Maxi) Hansa, BMG BVCP-8876 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
DAN 657342 7 ... Make A Move !  album cover M.C.Sar & The Real Mc Coy* ... Make A Move !(7", Single) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 657342 7 France 1991 Sell This Version
FR 001 Action!  album cover The Alliance Action!(12", Maxi) Freshline Records, Freshline Records FR 001 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FR 002 Come Into My Life - Rap  album cover The Admirers Come Into My Life - Rap(12") Freshline Records FR 002 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FR 003 Action! Remix  album cover The Alliance Action! Remix FR 003 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FR 004 D.J. Chrizz Hui Buh FR 004 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 004-5 Hui Buh  album cover D.J. Chrizz Hui Buh(CD, Maxi, Car) Freshline Records FR 004-5 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 005 Sweat  album cover The Alliance Sweat (Maxi) FR 005 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 007 It's Time  album cover The Alliance It's Time (Album) FR 007 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 008 Hello Babe...  album cover The All-Stars (2) Hello Babe...(12") Freshline Records FR 008 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 006-12 2 Nite  album cover The Admirers 2 Nite(12") Freshline Records, Rough Trade Records GmbH FR 006-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 009-12 Love Is In The House  album cover Quickmix Love Is In The House(12") Freshline Records, Rough Trade FR 009-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 009-12 That Feelin'  album cover Michael L. Williams That Feelin'(12") Freshline Records, Freshline Records FR 009-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 012-12 Curtain  album cover The Deep (6) Curtain(12") Freshline Records FR 012-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FR 016-12 Touchdown  album cover Berlin Adler Touchdown(12") Freshline Records FR 016-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
MAXI 86 Come Into My Life Rap  album cover Admirors* Come Into My Life Rap(12") Music-Box MAXI 86 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
RTD S1 -271 Love Is In The House  album cover Quickmix Love Is In The House(7") Rough Trade, Freshline Records RTD S1 -271 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
TCD2792 The Greatest Hits Of 95  album cover Various The Greatest Hits Of 95 (Comp) TCD2792 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 6272-8 Let's Come Together  album cover Rap IV Rap Let's Come Together(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6272-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6289R-12 It's On You (Remix)  album cover M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy* It's On You (Remix)(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6289R-12 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6301-8 Got To Get  album cover The Admirers Got To Get(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6301-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6356-8 It's On You (The Re-Remixes)  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* It's On You (The Re-Remixes) (Maxi) ZYX 6356-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6389-8 Out On A Limb  album cover The Admirers Out On A Limb(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6389-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6395-7 Don't Stop  album cover M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Sunday (2) M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Sunday (2) - Don't Stop(7", Single) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6395-7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6395-8 Don't Stop  album cover M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Sunday (2) M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Sunday (2) - Don't Stop(CD, Single) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6395-8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6506R-8 ... Make A Move! (Gypsy Man Remix)  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* ... Make A Move! (Gypsy Man Remix)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6506R-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6554-8 Trance  album cover Pro-A* Trance(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6554-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6579-8 Don't Give Up  album cover Dee Motion Don't Give Up(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6579-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6585-8 No Showbo  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Patsy (23) M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* Feat. Patsy (23) - No Showbo(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6585-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6762-8 Let's Talk About Love  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* Let's Talk About Love(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6762-8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 6896-7 Breit (A La La La La Leer)  album cover Inner Kneipe Breit (A La La La La Leer)(7", Single) ZYX Music ZYX 6896-7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 6896-8 Breit (A La La La La Leer)  album cover Inner Kneipe Breit (A La La La La Leer)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music, Freshline Records ZYX 6896-8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 6250-12 Pump Up The Jam - Rap  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* Pump Up The Jam - Rap(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6250-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6289-12 It's On You  album cover M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy* It's On You(12") ZYX Records, Freshline Records ZYX 6289-12 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZYX 6896-12 Breit (A La La La La Leer)  album cover Inner Kneipe Breit (A La La La La Leer)(12", Maxi) ZYX Music, Freshline Records ZYX 6896-12 Germany 1992 Sell This Version