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Rebirth 10 marks the 10th Anniversary of Rebirth Records.

Established by Daniele ‘Shield’ Contrini in 2006, Rebirth Records has surely grown up over the years into one of the most respected Italian independent labels and they are celebrating with a special compilation, spread over 2 CDs, selected and mixed by the legendary Larry Heard Aka Mr. Fingers, including some of the key releases of the label in this first 10 years plus a couple of unreleased tracks.

He said ‘The first release was a record that had been in my bag for years. I just wondered why not resurfacing it again with a new remix and a vocal version and that’s what I did. And If ‘Finest Dream’ feat. Alison Limerick was ready, remixed by Silicone Soul’. Shield continues ‘The philosophy behind the label finds its roots in the past, building a link between the soul of a song and the warmth of a melody then combining them with a contemporary sound. I’m always looking for something timeless, something that I can imagine to still listen to in 20 or 40 years time.

Collaborations with artists like Shara Nelson, Tracey Thorn, Ben Onono and recently Antena have been essential moments for us. In this first 10 years we released music from established artists like Joey Negro, Michel Cleis, Agoria, Butch, Marc Romboy, Freaks, Rampa and Blond:ish. We had remixes from incredibly names like Motor City Drum Ensemble, Deetron, Radio Slave, Tensnake, Morgain Geist, Henrik Schwarz, Andrès, Joe Claussell, Soul Clap, Jimmy Edgar and Ripperton. And had the pleasure to bring to the attention of the big audience new talents such as NUfrequency, Tevo Howard, Robytek, Trio / Bocca Grande, Alison Marks / Wallflower, Corrado Bucci, Chromatic Filters, James Teej and Villanova’


Talking about the celebratory compilation Shield says ‘Who better than Larry Heard could do it for us? He delivered a mix that embodies the soul and the different facets of the label. Larry, as well as having remixed three songs for the label, is among the producers who had written the history of a musical genre and one of the names who most have influenced our music’.

1) Bocca Grande ‘Procedere 2011’ (Reprise)
2) Chromatic Filters ‘Slow Emotions’ (Original Mix)
3) Chromatic Filters ‘Evolving’ (Original Mix)
4) T-Polar ‘Crossroads’ (Original Mix)
5) Ruby ‘Anna (You Get The Best Of Me)’ (Tevo Howard Mix)
6) Bocca Grande ‘Procedere 2011’ (Original Mix)
7) NUfrequency feat. Ben Onono ‘Fallen Hero’ (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
8) Bocca Grande ‘Even If’ (Morning Factory Remix)
9) Chromatic Filters ‘Slow Emotions’ (Mark E Dub)
10) Agoria feat. Scalde ‘For One Hour’ (Original Mix)
11) Chris Turner ‘FlyLOVE’ (Andrés Remix)
12) Dolphin Boy ‘Don’t Stop’ (Soul Clap Remix)
13) Yotam Avni ‘Pentimento’ / Akra ‘Pure’ (Rising Sun Melancholia)
14) System Of Survival ‘Blueglass’ (Original Mix)
15) Freaks feat. Robert Owens ‘Right Now’ (Silver City Remix)
16) NUfrequency feat. Shara Nelson ‘Promised’ (Charles Webster Dub Mix)
17) Tevo Howard ‘Crazy Love’ (Original Mix)
18) UND ‘Fox In The Box’ (Telespazio Remix)
19) NUfrequency feat. Shara Nelson ‘Go That Deep’ (Skylark Vocal Mix)
20) James Teej ‘Night Wears Thin’ (Shield Extended Cut)
21) Chromatic Filters ‘Horizon Stripes’ (Jamie 3:26 Re-Whump)
22) Jesse Futerman ‘Betrayal (Love Is Misery)’ (Shield Re-Edit)
23) Tevo Howard ‘Boing Pop’ (Outboxx Remix)
24) Tevo Howard feat.Tracey Thorn ‘Without Me’ (Original Mix)
25) Wallflower ‘Say You Won’t Ever’ (Larry Heard Underground Mix)
26) A:xus ‘Suite Disappointment’ (Motorcitysoul Remix)
27) Corrado Bucci ‘Open Your Eyes’ (Andrés Remix)
28) And If feat. Alison Limerick ‘Lead You To Heaven (Finest Dream)’ (Manuel Tur Around Dub)

1) Julian Sanza ‘Bolumen’
2) Akra ‘Pure’ (Lake People Remix)
3) Bocca Grande ‘Even If’ (Mr. Fingers Remix)
4) Villanova ‘Monk’
5) James Teej ‘Spending Life’ (Ripperton’s Hyperlove Dub)
6) Wallflower ‘Manifest’ (Rampa Remix)
7) Freaks ‘Wake Up’ (Album Mix)
8) Marc Romboy & Bajka ‘Reciprocity’ (Original Mix)
9) Tevo Howard feat. Tracey Thorn ‘Without Me’ (Marcus Worgull Dub / Dixon Edit)
10) Butch & C.Vogt ‘The Infamous’ (Original Mix) / (Robytek Vs Shield Edit)
11) James Teej ‘Spending Life’ (Affkt & Danny Fiddo Remix)
12) Stefano Testa ‘Manetta’s Fine Food’ (Tevo Howard’s Club Cut)
13) Robytek ‘Luna Africana’ (Roland Appel Remix)
14) Djuma Soundsystem ‘Bipolar’ (dOP Morning Remix)
15) Alison Marks ‘Descendance’ (Shield Re-Edit)
16) Akra ‘Salt & Pepper’ (Original Mix)
17) Rennie Foster ‘Devil’s Water’ (Reprise)
18) Square Mode ‘The Wheel’ (Original Piano Reprise)

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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