ILIAN TAPE was founded in 2007 by the Zenker Brothers and Mueller. Dario & Marco are responsible for the musical part, while Mueller does all the graphical work. Dario and Marco are not just brothers, they run the record label Ilian Tape, they make music together as Zenker Brothers, they hang out and they hustle hard in Munich city.
Ilian Tape has forged a very distinct set of sounds in its releases. Itís a platform for the Zenkerís own tracks, of course, where both of them produce good stuff individually as Marco and Dario Zenker respectively. But they also sign tracks together as "Zenker Brothers", like the popular "Berg 10" which was also featured in Maya Jane Coles Dj-kicks, for example. Apart from putting out material from the founding fathers Dario and Marco, Ilian Tape also represents powerful vinyl by Jichael Machson (as in the incredible Plex EP), and strong releases by Andres Zacco, Leonel Castillo, and the Turin-newcomers Andrea and Stenny, among others.
Now that they just have released wonderful work by Stenny & Andrea (Vostok Smokescreen) and a new EP by Dario Zenker ("Alto Fragments"), next to a fantastic Zenker Brothers EP out on Tresor (Lion in Mars) and have another EP for the same prestigious imprint in the making, we felt it was interesting to look back on the labelís history and get a closer idea of the Zenker approach to things.
Over the years artists from all over the place e.g Argentina, Serbia, Italy, USA or Japan have joined the family and contributed to define a diverse but always personal label sound. Itís not about big clean studio productions, but more about the human touch in music. We donít care about the hype, we just do what we love!
Ilian Tape is the favourite home for a variety of artists such as: Lee Van Dowski, Ralph Sliwinski, Maria Fresca, Leonel Castillo, Dario Zenker, Andres Zacco, Marco Zenker, LaChriz, Franco Cinelli, Regen, Stenny, Imugen Orihasam, and many many others.