All started with working in a small record shop in Innsbruck, Austria and the constant possibility to order any record i wanted. This was in 2001. At this time i was also promoting hiphop shows with my crew NLK in our hometown. Over 100 shows from Sage Francis
to Atmosphere (2)
, from Sixtoo
to Kaleidoskop (2)
followed, till 2010. At some point soon i started to dig fleamarkets as well for older 2nd hand records. Coming out of a hiphop background, i was looking for samples and groovy stuff in general. The logical conclusion was to start djing in 2005 playing all kind of music from Soul to 80ties pop and modern underground rap. At the same time, i started to operate a vinyl cutter with some friends and work on some art projects like djing with two jukeboxes or building a house out of vinyl records. After a four year internship in a artist in residence program in Innsbruck, i moved to Vienna to dig deeper in a completely new genre of collecting: Austrian records. Rare Austrian soul/jazz/funk/garage rock/soundtracks like Gerhard Heinz
, ORF Big Band
, Isaiah (4)
or Musyl Und Joseppa
were now on top of the watch list. By the limited amount of outstanding Austrian records, it is very easy to follow the temptation to buy records just for covers, track names or rarity of private pressings in general. After teaming up with Trash Rock Archives
, the next step was to form with friends a reissue label called Digatone
in 2013, focused on lost and forgotten Austrian records and music, open to all genres from spy jazz to early rock n roll, from prog rock to exotica, from garage rock to jazz funk! In the first two years of existance we released two of the rarest Austrian Prog Rock LPs, always with unreleased bonus, two previously unreleased sex&crime soundtracks by sleaze kaiser Gerhard Heinz
("Geissel Des Fleisches"
) as well in conjunction with Trash Rock Archives
two volumes of "Schnitzelbeat
". We also have out monthly club night in Vienna for the rare groove vinyl only Accordia Schallplatten-Club
. Come dance!
Received Grandmaster Flash's Do Not Play List
on July 10, 2009.
I'm sorry for these songs that the Grandmaster doesn't want them to be heard anymore...:)
I also work with Kenneth Winkler
on releasing special sized post card records. Real cut records like Ceschi - Postcard Package
or Bleubird - CYP Not PYT
with proper audio and not the shit quality you get on pressed into cardboard ones.