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Steve Bug joins Moon Harbours 20th Anniversary with ‘Going Up’


Moon Harbour marks its historic 20th anniversary with a 10-track compilation of all new music. It features old friends like Marlow and Luna City Express, icons like Steve Bug and Butch and new signings like Black Circle, so it is a fine representation of the label’s famous sound.

Matthias Tanzmann founded Moon Harbour in 2000, and since then it has been at the forefront of the tech-house scene. Even in the face of the major shift from vinyl to digital, a distributor going bankrupt and the coronavirus pandemic, careful A&R and Matthias’s own productions have ensured the label has remained utterly relevant. The Leipzig label has released countless EPs, LPs and compilations and hosted label showcases all over the world. It has nurtured the careers of artists like Sable Sheep and Ekkohaus and has given a vital platform to new stars like Miane, Detlef and many more.

Next up, the punchy and stripped back house of Steve Bug’s ‘Going Up’ which we premiere today!

Steve says “My first Moon Harbour experience was when Matthias told me that he will no longer release Gamat 3000 on Dessous anymore because he founded his own imprint – haha. I liked the label from the beginning and have been following it since. Like my label Poker Flat Recordings, it evolved over the years, but it’s still delivering quality tracks. I think my first release on Moon Harbour was for my contribution to the 15th anniversary.  The Track was called Lifting The Anker. Followed by collaborations with Matthias, Continue To Love and Resilience, and now another contribution to the 20th anniversary Going Up. Too many years to come, cheers.”

Matthias says “Music is always redefined and subject to trends. New generations of musicians want to create their own identities through their sound. As a label, we listen to a lot of new music and try to stay open-minded within our own aesthetic range.”

Check out ‘Going up’ on Data Transmission here and grab it on Beatport.

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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