Mule vs. PHIL Scandinavian Tour (Mule 8 years anniversary)
Hamburg-based DJ/producer’s woozy sounds were weaving their melancholy magic for such keenly-followed local publishing houses as Smallville and Laid. Working alone or, as on this year’s “Cloverleaf Days,” with Jacques Bon, Rau’s staked out an affecting sound that marries cotton-packed miniature melodies to gently determined rhythms. These days Rau is held in the highest regard amongst his peers and is producing some of the most ground breaking atmospheric deep house around and is slowly becoming one of the most important producers in House music today. Releasing on: Mule, Smallville, Pampa, and Aim.
The founder and A&R of mule musiq,mule electronic,endless flight and let's get lost. In 2001 mule musiq was started as booking agency and invited various artist & djs from all over the world like dj koze, herik schwarz,minilogue. Jus-ed and many many more. In 2004 two labels of mule musiq and mule electronic were started and in 2007 endless flight was started.the labels are highly respected in the world and picked up to most important 25 labels on xlr8r and best 20 label on resident adviser in 2008&2009 and dj sprinkles album was charted no.1 to best album in 2009. New label let's get lost is started in 2010 with kza (force of nature) the regular party in tokyo endless flight@womb and eleven is well known as one of the best modern dance music party. Mule is also running t-sh label at biggest japanese clothing company beams with hamburg illustrator stefan marx.
“His sound is moody, melodic, jazzy and organically composed; yet it is arrogantly arranged techno with absolutely no boundaries... A match made in heaven: after a multitude of releases on labels like Ware, Treibstoff, Bedrock, Sound Architecture, Third Wave, and many others, Philogresz a.k.a Ilker Soylu is rooted firmly on the intelligent electronic music scene with his organic and evolving musical composition. The Dutchman‘s (w/ Turkish roots) complex, yet straightforward grooves blend in smoothly in his livesets as he keeps the diversity and energy on the steady level. Still, the artist explores new grounds over and over again. One can still hear the jazzy past, but even those influences went all the way from mere ornamentation to functional pizazz. Having a background as studio manager and label head, he does not lose himself in muddy plug-in mania like so many others do and keeps a steady and conceptual, just like his character… Lend an eye on him as he is getting closer to your speakers each and everyday slowly but surely...