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Matthias Tanzmann returns with ‘Juniper’


Matthias Tanzmann is back with another new single via his Moon Harbour label. ‘Juniper’ is a fantastic new groove cooked up during lockdown but primed for dance floor returns.  Matthias Tanzmann continues to lead from the front with this new track, which is as fresh as the berries it is named after.

Matthias hasn’t stopped working in lockdown. He had a fine collaboration with fellow Leipzig artist and long-time friend Sven Tasnadi that came back in May. He has also remixed Chus & Ceballos & Dennis Cruz’s ‘The Sun’ on Stereo Productions and recently played his first gig of summer in Basel, Switzerland. His Moon Harbour label is now 20 years strong, with various plans to celebrate in the works as soon as we can all get back to dancing together. But before that comes this essential new remix.

We premiere ‘Juniper’ today and caught up with Matthias briefly to chat about the release.

Thank you for your time, Matthias. How are you? Where are you right now?
Hi, I am at my studio in Germany. This is where I spent most of the time for the last weeks. 

Your next release on Moon Harbour ‘Juniper’ (coming 01/04) sounds quite unique. Could you tell us a bit more about the sample? Were you influenced by something/someone? Where did you get your inspiration? 

I have put a lot of samples from different sources together. The background rhythm for example is from a video of a little girl dancing the traditional Bomba in the streets in Puerto Rico while a man is playing live percussion. I stumbled upon the video when I was just browsing online and really liked the vibe of it.

Where did you create this release?
It was made at my studio in Leipzig during the cold winter days. The Caribbean touch of the sample made it a bit easier I guess.

What are you missing the most since March 2020? 
I really miss going out and meeting friends at parties. We all need some social moments to feel good. I hope we will be able to come back to some sort of normality soon.

Check out ‘Juniper’ below and grab it here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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