Few labels have established themselves as solidly and definitively as Matthias Tanzmann and André Quaas’ Moon Harbour. Since the turn of the millennium it has been a bastion of deep and tech house quality that has not moved with the times, but has defined them ahead of trend. Through a carefully curated series of EPs and LPs, the label has fomented its own close-knit family that expands and contracts with careful consideration.
Running up the spine of the label’s quality output over the years have been full length albums from the likes of Matthias Tanzmann in 2008, Luna City Express in 2009, Martinez in 2010 and Ekkohaus in 2013. So too does the label offer up a label compilation series, Moon Harbour Inhouse, which tells the story of the label’s evolution, and along the way there have been many underground hits including now close family member Sable Sheep’s debut EP Upon Burning Skies in 2013, Arado & Marco Faraone’s Strange Neighbours in 2010 and Santos’ Hold Home in 2009.
As well as Sable Sheep, Philip Bader is now part of the tight knit Moon Harbour family and along with label manager Dan Drastic, Marco Faraone, Sven Tasnadi and the aforementioned album artists, together these DJs and producers wholly encapsulate the infectious Moon Harbour sound. That sound is regularly and proudly showcased at label parties around the world, at conferences like Sonar (Barcelona), WMC (Miami) and ADE (Amsterdam).
Don’t forget - you can catch Matthias Tanzmann, Hector Couto, Sven Tasnadi and Dan Drastic at Egg LDN on Saturday 8th August for one of the aforementioned, legendary label showcases. Tickets for which are available below…