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27.09.2017
new signing: Better Person

Polish-born and Berlin-based musician Better Person just signed an worldwide author's agreement with Freibank!

Prior to his first release, Adam occasionally played guitar and keyboard with one of Montreal's gems, Sean Nicolas Savage, as well as touring with the lovely TOPS and Timber Timbre.

His aesthetic has been well described as: "Mopey but also kind of groovy - the kind of song you might shuffle around to with your head hanging low as the dance floor lights flicker on at the end of the night." Having been compared to the sounds of highly revered artists such as Sade, Dean Blunt, Arthur Russell, and James Ferraro, we can promise that Better Person will seduce you if not with his dreamy voice and stage presence, then surely with his romantic yet tragic lyrics all about our (and likely yours) favorite topic: love.

His latest release - Zakochany Człowiek a single sang entirely in his native Polish tongue is an instant hit that cuts strong and deep with its earworm melody, moony synth hook, and dense Romantic aura.

 

Also check arthouse ode to Julio Iglesias, he did with Sean Nicholas Savage to romance the night with Moonlight Lady video.

 

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27.09.2017
new catalogue: Nordic Music Society

Freibank subpublishes the catalogue of Copenhagen-based label for G/S/A!

 

We have a new partner! We subpublish the catalogue of Copenhagen-based Label Nordic Music - NMS for G/S/A. NMS represents artist such as Moses: "Andreas", Magnus Vil, Virgin Suicide, Rosa Lux, Esben Kronborg alongisde many others more. Really looking forward to working together!

 

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15.09.2017
new release: No. III by No. Artists

No. III continues the centuries long tradition, invented by the label masterminds in 2013.


No. - the disorganisation invented by the label masterminds Uwe Schmidt aka Atom™ and Material Object (André Ruello) in 2013 - are cataloging their 3rd year of Existence with No. III.


No. III continues the centuries long tradition, invented by the label masterminds in 2013, of remixing the very concept of a 'compilation' by slicing, remixing, autotuning and YouTubing the entire year of the label's output into the blender for a completely new cocktail that goes beyond merely re-packaging previously released product.


released September 11th via No.

 

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08.09.2017
new release: Danielle de Picciotto & Sonae

'Leise Fäden' is out since September 5th!

 

The two artists Danielle de Picciotto and Sonae were introduced to each other by Gudrun Gut.


Both are represented on Monika Enterprise as solo artists and belong to the label collective Monika Werkstatt. 'Leise Fäden' ('Quiet Threads') is a poetic musical essay in 8 parts. A tender dissection of our present world.

 

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22.08.2017
out soon: 'Brother Equal' by Random Willson & Brokof

Brokof and Greg Northrop's debut album will be out September 1st via Goldrausch Records!

'Brother Equal' is a transatlantic collaboration of poet, singer/songwriter, Random Willson (Greg Northrop) and Berlin based band Brokof.


Produced by Goldrausch owners, Fabian Brokof and Arne Bergner, the record has a very natural, intimate, conversational tone. 'Brother Equal', is clearly a collaboration, but more so an understanding between established Berlin quartet Brokof and their new New York neighbor Random Willson.


Their conversation is warm and honest, one they’d like to have with the world. 'Brother Equal' is a snapshot of a man transitioning from living in NYC to Berlin. Northrop's poetry reflects a wandering poet, writing post cards, learning from trials and yearning for the bright side. Fabian Brokof and Arne Bergner of Brokof, opened a door for Random Willson and have done a fine job bringing Northrop’s poetry and playing to fruition. Their skill set nicely augments his narrative, allowing them to weave in their own instrumental sensibilities and a long - nurtured affinity towards American Singer - Songwriters. Add groove master Puya Shoary (Brokof drummer and Percussionist) and Brokof's Rocksteady Bassman Rocco Weiseto the mix and RW&B is what you get.

 

'Brother Equal' will be out on World Peace Day, September 1st via Goldrausch Records.


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31.07.2017
Freibank and hfn Music are part of the Reeperbahn Festival 2017!

Two Hamburg institutions in the music landscape join forces and build the 'freihfn'.

 

Independent publisher freibank and indietronic imprint hfn-music have collaborated on countless projects since the early 90’s, most recently in respect of Trentemøller. Jointly putting on an eclectic showcase, hosted by Hamburg Haus @ St. Pauli Museum, during the Reeperbahn Festival 2017 is a overdue pleasure.


The diverse program ranges from the mind-blowing Iranian-German newcomers Pari San via compelling Danish singer-songwriter Jacob Bellens and Danish electro-pop eccentric Lydmor as well as promsising Hamburg-based electro pop duo Me Succeeds, who close out the night.


22.09.2017, freihfn - St Pauli Museum

20:30 Pari San

21:45 Jacob Bellens

23:00 Lydmor

00:15 Me Succeeds

 

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26.07.2017
Out Now: 'Cookies & Cream 4'

Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats are finally back with a new Cookies & Cream Edition!

 

It's been 3 years since the previous 'Cookies & Cream' edition by Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats has been released. Now they are back to carry on with their serial output of urban beats and rap tunes again among notable features such as Talib Kweli, Big Pooh of Little Brother, Kev Brown, B-Real of Cypress Hill, C.L. Smooth, Evidence and Fashawn.


"Still shiny with some little dirt here and there" is how Shuko describes this full-length album and premiere release on his own record label For The Love Of It.

 

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On Tour

f i s c h e r 'Wahn&Sinn' (Konzertlesungen)

17.05.18 Potsdam, Palais Lichtenau

31.05.18 Weitersoda, Paradiesvogelfestival

02.06.18 Braunschweig, Vita-Mine

21.06.18 Berlin, Fete de la Musique-Süßkramdealer

29.06.18 Berlin, Cafe Sur

31.08.18 Berlin, Cafe Morgenstern

27.09.18 Berlin, Lido

 

The Esprits

18.05.18 Braunschweig, Stadthalle (release show)

04.10.18 Göttingen, Exil

05.10.18 Düsseldorf, Tube

06.10.18 Frankfurt, Elfer

09.10.18 Hamburg, Markthalle (MarX)

10.10.18 Berlin, Monarch

11.10.18 Leipzig, Werk 2

13.10.18 Hannover, Musikzentrum

 

Sebastian Hackel (Clubtour)

26.05.18 Köln, SommerStart Festival

30.06.18 Röderland, Gut Saathain

 

Tim Engelhardt

01.06.18 Münch, Harry Klein

29.06.18 Berlin,Watergate

30.06.18 Lärz, Fusion Festival

14.07.18 Köln, Odonien

22.07.18 Berlin, Nation of Gondwana

27.07.18 Freiland, Mit Dir Festival,

11.08.18 Görlitz, Wilde Möhre Festival

 

Sofi Tukker

08.06.18 Geltendorf, Puls Open Air

29.06.18 St. Gallen (CH), Open Air St. Gallen

11.07.18 Bern (CH), Gurtenfestival

08.09.18 Berlin, Lollapalooza

10.09.18 Hamburg, Docks

11.09.18 Köln, Live Music Hall

14.09.18 Zürich (CH), Harterei Club

 

Selah Sue

26.07.18 Freiburg, Spiegelzelt

28. - 30.09.18 Dortmund, Way Back When

 

Pari San

26.07.18 Habitat Festival, Hohenlockstedt

27.07.18 Berlin, Freudenzimmer

12.10.18 Freiburg, Theater Freiburg

02.11.18 München, Milla Club

 

Razz

27.07.18 Viersen, Eier mit Speck Festival

28.07.18 Trebur, Trebur Open Air

02.08.18 Elend, Rocken am Brocken

19.08.18 Grosspoesna, Highfield Festival

07.09.18 Osnabrück, Haste Open Air

24.10.18 Köln, Stollwerck

26.10.18 Hamburg, Mojo Club

27.10.18 Bremen, Schlachthof

28.10.18 Berlin, Heimathafen

30.10.18 Bielefeld, Forum Bielefeld

31.10.18 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

01.11.18 München, Ampere

02.11.18 Bochum, Bhf Langendreer

 

Better Person

15.08.18 Berlin, Frannz Club (Pop Kultur Festival)

 

Iceage

12.09.18 Köln, Blue Shell

13.09.18 Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof

15.09.18 Berlin, Bi Nuu

 

Her

22.09.18 Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival

 

Patrick Siegfried Zimmer

28.09.18 Hamburg, Nachtasyl ('Memories I-X' release party)

 

Brokof

10.10.18 Hannover, Medienhaus

11.10.18 Aachen, Musikbunker

12.10.18 Köln, Weltempfänger

18.10.18 Hamburg, Molotow Sky Bar

19.10.18 Berlin, Kantine am Berghain

01.11.18 Dresden, Riesa Efau

02.11.18 Bayreuth, Schokofabrik

06.11.18 Wien (AT), Clash

07.11.18 Linz (AT), Salonschiff Florentine

08.11.18 Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei

09.11.18 München, Milla

10.11.18 Leipzig, Subbotnik

21.11.18 Rostock, Peter Weiss Haus

23.11.18 Lübeck, Tonfink

24.11.18 Braunschweig, Studio Ost

26.01.19 Bremen, Gastfeld

15.02.19 Darmstadt, Goldene Krone

 

Cedric

18.10.18 Berlin, Musik und Frieden

 

Risha

20.10.18 Berlin, Lido

27.10.18 Köln, Stadtgarten

01.11.18 München, Strom

02.11.18 Zürich (CH), Bogen F

08.11.18 Wien (AT), Flex

 

Connan Mockasin

22.10.18 Berlin, Babylon

29.10.18 Hamburg, Markthalle

 

Alcabean

24.11.18 München, Orangehouse

25.11.18 Hannover, Lux

26.11.18 Hamburg, Kukuun

27.11.18 Berlin, Maze

28.11.18 Düsseldorf, Tube

01.12.18 Stuttgart, Keller Klub

 

Shiraz Lane

25.11.18 Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus (AT), Szene

26.11.18 Berlin, Musik & Frieden

28.11.18 Siegburg, Kubana Live Club

29.11.18 Bochum, Rockpalast

12.12.18 Ingolstadt, Eventhalle Westpark

13.12.18 Pratteln (CH), Z7

14.12.18 Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex

15.12.18 Großmehring, Paunchy Cats

16.12.18 Hamburg, Logo