Poets Club Records was founded in 1997 as an independent label. The creation and usage of new MUSICALstyles and with it the freedom and individuality associated with each artist belongs to the fundamental label philosophy of Poets Club Records. “Unique“ is the keyword here!
PCR achieved international attention and respect for the first time with Slop Shop‘s album “Makrodelia“ in 1998, especially by leading lights such as Peter Kruder, Rainer Trueby and Brian Eno! Brian Eno was taken with this CD so much (“…some stuff on this CD is a type of music I‘ve been dreaming of for years“), that he offered Slop Shop a collaboration! Solely this testimony should make one suspicious about Slop Shop who combines Jazz and live recorded ARRANGEMENTS with electronics. His album “Interpretations” features collaborations with artists like Brian Eno, Jimi Tenor, Ian Simmonds, Shantel, Sensorama and others.
ATOMHOCKEY are Rogall & Kasar from the BERLIN based Sonar Kollektiv. Both are also responsible for the production of the band „Micatone“. Their debut album „Play off at the digital gate“ is, like their live shows, excellent and unique!
DIGITAL JOCKEY is the founder of the Computer Jockeys (remember “PING PONG”?). His debut album on Poets Club Records, “Paradies und Fragment”, has been described as “…sounds like Kraftwerk playing in a classical orchestra”. What more should we say? Maybe, that his recently released “Codeine Dub” album is dedicated to snorkeling trips and childhood memorie
EASTENDERS is a joint-venture of DJ Eastenders and Afrit, a highly talented producer/musician with Turkish roots. Also, a lot of the featured musicians contributing to their debut album “Along The Path” hailing from countries like Morocco, Romania, Egypt or from elsewhere on the planet. The decent, sexy feeling of bellydancing, the perfect relaxation promised by a turkish steam bath, dancing under palmtrees after excessive consumption of sweet and strange alcoholica… all this and more hides behind the secret sesame doors of Eastenders music. Open them!
The year 2007 brings us the “Poets Dub” compilation, a birthday celebration and a question: How do we celebrate 10 exciting label years in STYLE? By moving forward with a rewind of a truly special kind… including some of our finest music put “in the mix” by 7 Samurai (imagine a drumroll here). Who, by the way, are definitely listed among the hottest producer teams around at present by many. And so, our gifted dream team selected outstanding productions by the likes of Brian Eno, Desmond Foster, Digital Jockey, Dubben, Waldeck, Stereotyp, Slop Shop, Kieser.Velten, Solar Moon, Atomhockey, Panoptikum, Zilverzurf and many more – and that’s our birthday cake right there: “POETS DUB”, mixed by 7 Samurai! Have a bite…