Wolfskuil Records represents the Techno / TechHouse / Electro label from Nijmegen, The Netherlands founded by Darko Esser and Ger Laning (DJ LL) .
Wolfskuil Records was founded in 2003 by Darko Esser and Ger Laning (LL), for reasons not uncommon to most labelowners: a huge drive to put out good music from talented artists they knew.
Music, work, friends and life in general is all about balance for Dutch DJ, producer and promoter Darko Esser. And more importantly finding and keeping that balance despite all the contradictions, rollercoasterrides and paradoxes life can put in front of you. Itís what binds us all like sleep, breathing and eating. No suprise that his debutalbum is dedicated to that neverending quest for balance, or as the Dutch call it: ĎBalansí. Most tracks on the album have opposing titles and the atmosphere changes from dark, moody and emotional to uplifting, cheerfull and happy. Sometimes even within the same track.
In 2003 he started the label Wolfskuil Records together with his good friend LL. Nowadays he runs the label by himself and activity has been increasing over the years thanks to overwhelming support from the industry and off course an increasing input of strong demos.
The evergrowing Wolfskuil family ranges from young producers who release their first record to established musician like Joris Voorn, DJ Yellow, Benny Rodrigues and Paul Brtschitsch. He is very ambitious with the label, so watch out for more artistalbums in the following years.
As a promoter he is involved in more then a 100 events each year ranging from small clubshows as programdirector for electronic music in Doornroosje and Merleyn, to programming festivals up to 15.000 capacity, like Free Your Mind in Arnhem. Music- and genrewise there are no limitions, since quality manifests itself in many different shapes and sounds.
Joris Voorn did one of his first releases on the label, as well as local talents like Giorgos Gatzigristos, who was signed to labels like Kompakt and Bedrock not soon after. In 2008 Darko became the sole owner of Wolfskuil Records. The following years saw an increase in the labelís output, a broader soundscope and an artistroster that got more and more international with each release.
The label receives support from a lot of international keyplayers, including the likes of Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Sasha, Karotte, Len Faki and Dave Clarke to name a few.