Debut Transmission: Steve Bug – Lifting The Anchor
Longevity for the most part, is not something that’s usually associated with electronic music, a genre that moves so fast and often leaves those who stop to pause for breadth in its wake. The very best of course, adapt to the changing soundscape, with those that maintain subtle and dedicated agendas usually the same ones that last the pace. Such is the case with Leipzig label Moon Harbour, an imprint that’s treated us to a host of veritable house gems over the years whilst still maintaining a firm, underground aesthetic.
Having recently turned fifteen, head honcho Matthias Tanzmann gave us some insight into the enduring appeal of his outlet, explaining that it’s the family vibe they enjoy within the label that keeps thing fresh. “I was still pretty young when we started the label in 2000, so we have all grown up together for 15 years now. Moon Harbour is like my child. I am happy many artists joined the family or became good friends and that the label has become a home for all of us.”
It’s this sense of family that shines through on Moon Harbour’s new compilation, 15 Years Of Moon Harbour, which comprised of 13 tracks from artists both new and old offers up efforts from the likes of Gregor Tresher, Daniel Stefanik, Luna City Express and label boss Tanzamann himself.
Our Debut Transmission today however comes from Steve Bug. Needing no introduction, the Poker Flat founder has been a key player for the label over the past decade and a half and opens the compilation in style with fresh cut ‘Lifting The Anchor’. Classic ‘Bug’ fare, it’s guaranteed to get you thawing out those boogying muscles.
Stream ‘Lifting The Anchor’ below and grab 15 Years Of Moon Harbour from October 28th.