Frankfurt label Connaisseur release a label compilation with a bonus mix from Patrick Chardronnet. Download an exclusive track from the CD inside.
Connaisseur is a new label that kicked off in 2005 with one of the year’s most influential tracks, Patrick Chardronnet's ‘Eve By Day’. Since then they’ve concentrated on the melodic and atmospheric side of techno with releases from Ripperton, Daso and Rekleiner (Geddes and Audiofly). This year ‘Driven’ by Estroe on the label was a particular success, picked up by DJs across the board from Ellen Allien to Satoshi Tomiee.
‘Grand Cru’ is the label’s first CD compilation and features new tracks from Daso, Estroe, RA podcaster Ripperton as well as a bit of old school Detroit from Plasmik. Elsewhere there are new artists Pele (Childhood’s End is the label’s next 12”), Mark August and Kollektiv Turmstrasse.
The second CD is a label mix from Patrick Chardronnet, who has been concentrating on DJing rather than releasing tracks himself over the last year or so. Chardronnet’s mix features previously unreleased tracks from Ripperton, Daso & Pawas and Kollektiv Turmstrasse.
To celebrate the release of ‘Grand Cru’, RA is offering a track from the album as an exclusive download to readers – the club-friendly 'Mars Marijh' by new signing Pele. Check it out.
Free download: Pele – Mars Marijh (download limit reached)
'Grand Cru 2007' tracklist
1 Ripperton - Zugunruhe
2 Pele - Mars Marijh
3 Afrilounge - Tribute
4 Estroe & ZoeXenia - Don’t Forget
5 Girresse & Erb - How
6 Jochen Trappe - Monte
7 Plasmik - Sanatorium
8 Daso & Pawas - Crawl Around
9 Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Tristesse
10 Mark August - Minor Detail
CD2 mixed by Patrick Chardronnet
1 Patrick Chardronnet - Intro
2 Ripperton - Tainted Words (Plasmik Rmx)
3 Plasmik - Pitch It
4 Pele - Childhood’s End
5 Ripperton - Zugunruhe
6 Sebastian Roya - Compresion (Rekleiner Rmx)
7 Simon Baker - The Fly
8 Pele & Shokh - Thumbs
9 Daso & Pawas - Crawl Around
10 Rekleiner - The State of Things (Hemmann & Kaden Rmx)
11 Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Tristesse
Connaisseur artists are out in the clubs over the next month. Seven artists from the label are playing a showcase at Watergate in Berlin on 16th May, a gig which also features a rare live set from LA’s John Tejada. Also look out for an after beach party at Fellini in Barcelona during Sonar, with Chardronnet, Rekleiner and Plasmik on the bill.
11 May Westpolgewobe - Cologne, Germany
16 May Watergate – Berlin, Germany
19 May Via Felsenau - Bern, Switzerland
2 June Fever – Bilbao, Spain
9 June Muna - Bad Klosterlausnitz, Germany
17 June Sonar After Beach Party @ Fellini - Barcelona, Spain
21 June 50 Grad – Mainz, Germany
29 June Triptyque – Paris, France
27 July Propaganda – Moscow, Russia
‘Grand Cru 2007’ will be released on Connasseur Recordings on June 8th, 2007.