Lebensfreude Records is Berlin's most euphoric "Techno" label. No wonder, since Lebensfreude means "zest of life".
This is expressed in a playful and pleasure hunting approach towards making electronic music. Therefore, dead serious standard formulas of "Berlin" Techno and House are forbidden - seriously. Consequently Lebensfreude has created a uniquely twisted sound with a new understanding of deep, between dark, a dadaist lust for experiment, and a deep delight in new sonorities on the dancefloor - and beyond. Lebensfreude takes Berlin electronic music on a journey.
For the music business Lebensfreude represents the same as the Fiat Multipla does for an industrial designer: itís arguably the most hip techno label in the world. This short introduction tries to unravel the truth from the fiction. It all started in October 1989: The cold war just finished and in the Prussian underground Lebensfreude saw the light of the day. From pastor son to drug addict. With such a heavy burden to carry around Lebensfreude is finding its own way.
With the release of a Sweetcandy Maxi in 2005 they really started to be en vogue. A short time later they hired out to Institution Ruede Hagelstein and proved very successful with their "Afterhour Szenario". With DJ Gunne and Hardy Meinhof joining Lebensfreude the label's rebirth into the techno world of 2007 is sealed.
They have the noble ambition to revive the heavy biker-house and to speed up the ACID HOUSE FAKTOR again. Lebensfreude is going back to its roots before the AFTERHOUR time. It never was a punk record label. It only ever held contempt for the shabby punk style. It preferred bearded guys in studded, leather uniforms with helmets and a mixer up their bum. A label evening becomes a PLAYBOY party: boozing, bellowing and fucking - without guilt. The artists of Lebensfreude are also doing ads for life insurances, play Hellraiser III and small roles in a porno with John Wayne Bobbit. Over the years Lebensfreude remained true to its style and never lost sight of its goal to rock the world.
Speaking of which, since Lebensfreude is more than "just" music, the label has become a platform for other zestful activities, particularly for more epicurean inspired forms of musician journeys. Instead of a manager like hopping from gig to gig and airport to airport (which somehow all look the same) Lebensfreude is engaging in a sustainable, respectful, and joyful way of presenting its music to the world. Thereby creating lasting relation- and friendships that in return result in global release projects with asian or south american labels with an alike spirit.
Last but not least, Lebensfreude is a network of life enthusiasts, music perverts, and crazy ones who will always search to transform electronic music for the better.