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Tartelet

Eclectic label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and set up by Emil Margetli Nyholm and Frederik Bille Brahe in 2007. The label focuses generally on more downtempo/leftfield sounds, ranging from out-and-out ambience to Balearic, nu jazz, hip-hop, deep house, trip-hop and soul flavas. With an A&R ethos that favours unearthing new talent over signing tracks from sure-fire big hitters, arguably the best-known artists to have appeared on the label are German trio Brandt Brauer Frick, but other label regulars include Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Uffe, Jitwam and Space Ghost
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Dance Planet (7" Specials)
   
Deep (7" mix) - (3:50) 100 BPM
   
Tuff World - (3:48) 93 BPM
TARTALB 016S4
28 Jan 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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Deep (7" Mix)
TARTALB 016S3
14 Jan 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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A Musical Journey - Part 3
   
A Musical Journey - (5:53) 92 BPM
TART 039S1
12 Jan 22
Funk
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Dance Planet
   
Emotional Healer - (4:32) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Be Yourself - (5:41) 120 BPM
   
Deep (Vibes mix) - (3:51) 104 BPM
   
UFO - (4:02) 95 BPM
   
Afterglow - (2:15) 113 BPM
   
Back To The Source - (4:36) 122 BPM
   
Emotional Healer (Back Room mix) - (4:53) 107 BPM
   
Soul Shower - (4:08) 118 BPM
   
Dream Weaver - (4:01) 133 BPM
   
Be Yourself (Motivational mix) - (4:07) 125 BPM
Review: There's plenty to set the pulse racing on Dance Planet, Sudi Wachspress's third album as Space Ghost. In keeping with the Oakland native's career to date, much of the material showcases a colourful, retro-futurist sound that variously doffs a cap to Alton Miller, Larry Heard and Blaze. He begins in confident mood with 'Emotional Healer', a sun-soaked, piano-sporting treat, before giddily skipping between street soul influenced grooves (the gorgeous 'Deep (Vibes Mix)'), pitched-down ambient house ('UFO' and the beatless wonder that is 'After Glow'), heady downtempo numbers ('Dream Weaver') and Burrell Brothers style dancefloor lusciousness ('Back To The Source', Soul Shower'). Throughout, the album is atmospheric, warming and melodically rich. In other words, it's a triumph.
TARTALB 016D
01 Oct 21
Deep House
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Be Yourself
   
Be Yourself (Motivational mix) - (4:07) 125 BPM
TARTALB 016S2N
01 Sep 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Purple
   
Penduloop - (6:51) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Purple - (5:25) 62 BPM
   
Out Of Office - (4:21) 64 BPM
   
Flux - (5:03) 62 BPM
Review: Almost on cue the lovely Tartelet Records delivers us yet again another a fresh drop of dope jams by Glenn Astro. Following last year's Homespun album for Tartelet (and EPs Naturals and CIW), Astro's Purple is the tonic for 2021. Honing in on all kinds of percussive techniques and polyrhythmic inspirations, get your minimal dub tracks with a splash of watery tones in "Flux" next to the curious, melodic and deep thinking session "Penduloop". "Purple" flirts with the idea of new age synth and '80s instrumental pop while "Out Of Office" turns toward a more syncopated, electronic and experimental hip hop groove. Glenn Astro hits the absinth for some purple vision on Tartelet.
TART 050D
13 Aug 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Emotional Healer
   
Emotional Healer - (4:32) 115 BPM
TARTALB 016S 1
04 Aug 21
Deep House
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Penduloop
   
Penduloop - (6:51) 56 BPM
TART 050S2
21 Jul 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Out Of Office
   
Out Of Office - (4:21) 64 BPM
TART 050S1
30 Jun 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Medusozoa
Various
   
Space Ghost - "Night Dive" (feat Morgan) - (1:45) 73 BPM
   
Nelson Of The East - "Explorer" - (3:12) 110 BPM
   
Henry Wu & Tito Wun - "Andre The Giant Vs Bob Sapp" - (2:02) 120 BPM
   
Max Graef - "Jane" (feat Wayne Snow) - (3:55) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
ABUNAI - "Peace Sign" - (2:12) 120 BPM
   
Jitwam - "Confessions" - (2:28) 110 BPM
   
Glenn Astro - "Elysia" (feat Ajnascent) - (3:01) 94 BPM
   
Nelson Of The East - "The Casting" - (3:22) 77 BPM
   
Max Graef - "Midi Break 2" - (1:28) 86 BPM
   
Space Ghost - "Tropical Pavilion" - (2:35) 110 BPM
   
Lotte Kaersa & Graesrodderne - "Byen Er Stille" - (4:47) 66 BPM
   
Armin Tamzarian - "Cozy" - (2:27) 73 BPM
   
Uffe - "Fridge Magnet Radio Theme 1" - (2:13) 57 BPM
Review: Keeping its head above water in 2020 with releases by Space Ghost, Glenn Astro, Nelson Of The East and the reformation of late-70s Danish group Graesrodderne, Tartelet pull together a new compilation to welcome in 2021. Featuring the aforementioned in parts, Medusozoa is described as a compilation for introspective, downtempo and ambient leaning tracks for quieter moments. Be that the sound of rain in Space Ghost's playful night drive synth tune "Tropical Pavilion" to the soft percussion, finger clacks and Wayne Snow vocals of Max Graef's "Jane". Henry Wu & Tito Wun chip in with the ambient vocal and percussion-led number "Andre The Giant Vs Bob Sapp" to some slow renegade funk in Uffe's "Fridge Magnet Radio Theme 1" and the wozzy rhode tones and R&B shutters of Abunai's "Peace Sign".
TARTALB 015D
26 Mar 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Confessions
   
Confessions - (2:28) 110 BPM
TARTALB 015S2
10 Mar 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Peace Sign
   
Peace Sign - (2:12) 120 BPM
TARTALB 015S1
24 Feb 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Homespun
   
Homespun (feat Ajnascent) - (3:49) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Yancey - (4:29) 123 BPM
   
Elysia (feat Ajnascent) - (3:01) 94 BPM
   
Mezzanine (feat Mirek) - (7:29) 121 BPM
   
Moreira - (2:59) 103 BPM
   
Slow Poke Flange - (4:02) 127 BPM
   
Look At You (feat Ajnascent) - (3:04) 91 BPM
   
Taking Care Of Business - (3:55) 80 BPM
   
MoStLy Gh0sTlY - (3:11) 76 BPM
   
Viktor's Meditation - (5:15) 123 BPM
   
Naturals (Digital Exclusive - Transcendental mix) - (4:49) 65 BPM
TARTALB 014DD
23 Oct 20
Indie/Alternative
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The Yancey
TARTALB 014S 2
06 Oct 20
Experimental/Electronic
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Time To Dance
   
Time To Dance - (7:07) 122 BPM
   
New World Energy - (5:11) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mood Research - (2:08) 80 BPM
   
Time To Dance (Together mix) - (6:20) 124 BPM
   
New World Energy (Sunset mix) - (5:23) 120 BPM
   
Forest Dub - (5:58) 100 BPM
Review: Oakland, California's Space Ghost, AKA Sudi Wachspress, returns to his semi-regular home of Tartelet. 'Time To Dance' itself, in its Original form, channels Chi-town deepness in the Heard/Trent/Damier tradition with perhaps a hint, too, of deep Jersey garage, while the Together Mix adds panpipes to give it a more tribal feel. 'New World Energy' is an early 90s-sounding house instrumental accompanied by a smoother, bassier Sunset Mix, while the ambient 'Forest Dub' and 'Mood Research' (the latter more of an interlude at just 2:08) complete an EP which will suit those who like their deep house on the cerebral side.
TART 049D
21 Aug 20
Deep House
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Time To Dance
   
Time To Dance - (7:07) 122 BPM
TART 049S 2
28 Jul 20
Deep House
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New World Energy (Sunset Mix)
TART 049S1
07 Jul 20
Funky/Club House
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Kybele
   
Explorer - (3:12) 110 BPM
   
Draw Me - (6:03) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Culto - (5:10) 119 BPM
   
Burning Palm (Saudade mix) - (5:49) 123 BPM
   
Phones - (2:18) 125 BPM
   
Phase Lines - (4:50) 120 BPM
   
Yahuda - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
On Ay - (5:25) 113 BPM
   
ZETA - (5:04) 108 BPM
   
Hyperion (Digital Exclusive) - (5:48) 124 BPM
   
Burning Palm (Awakening dub) - (5:21) 82 BPM
Review: When he made his debut on Tartelet two years ago, Nelson Of The East was described as an experienced Italian artist working under a new alias. As his debut album arrives, we're no nearer to discovering his true identity, though we do know he's a producer based in Milan. Regardless of identity, "Kybele" is an exotic, intoxicating and expansive affair, with the Milanese artist offering up melodic and otherworldly tracks shot through with a myriad of past and present influences from all four corners of the globe. Highlights include the new age-influenced Balearic deep house warmth of "Draw Me", the blissful, Afro-Cosmic-tinged broken beat bliss of "Burning Palm (Saudade Mix)", the loose-limbed electrofunk/NYC freestyle flex of "Phase Lines", and the slow and trippy drowsiness of "ZETA".
TARTALB 013D
12 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Culto
TARTALB 013DS2
29 May 20
Experimental/Electronic
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Yahuda
TARTALB 013DS1
07 May 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Jubiiilaeum
   
Karneval - (3:26) 120 BPM
   
Prov Og Gor Ligesom Jeg - (2:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Syng Og Leg - (3:20) 88 BPM
   
Stopdans - (2:18) 100 BPM
   
Tillykke Tillykke - (1:18) 135 BPM
   
Hjemme I Vores Gord - (2:26) 56 BPM
   
Sliksang - (3:38) 70 BPM
   
Du Kan Bruge Din Krop - (3:10) 107 BPM
   
Hvad Ska Jeg Gore Ved Det - (2:15) 126 BPM
   
Dansemusik - (2:44) 64 BPM
   
Trommedans - (1:41) 62 BPM
   
Byen Er Stille - (4:47) 66 BPM
Review: Breathing new life into early 80s recording by the legendary Danish composer and music educator Lotte Kaers?, with her band of young musicians, Graesr?dderne, the Tartelet label dive into the forgotten catalogues of obscure Scandanavian funk, boogie and folk. This special and feel good reissue consists of songs taken from Lotte Kaers?'s two first albums "Jeg Har Set Det Selv" (I've Seen It Myself) from 1979 and "Hjemme I Vores Gade" (On Our Street) from 1981. Elements of exotic samba, jazz funk, and dub-reggae sounds come together with a distinctly Danish cheerfulness in the songs' lyrics, bringing fresh attention to a selfless artist who's educational and community driven voyage returns once again to inspire a new generation.
TARTRE 01D
21 Feb 20
International
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The Second Best Time Is Now
Various
   
Wayne Snow & Digitalluc - "Worrying State" - (2:05) 97 BPM
   
Jitwam - "Gurlnobodydo" - (1:58) 139 BPM
   
Space Ghost - "Groovin'" - (4:45) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kasper Marott - "Need Ghost" - (6:26) 80 BPM
   
Verner - "Savannah" - (4:40) 126 BPM
   
Dirk 81 & Nelson of the East - "Cosmic Plastic" - (6:22) 122 BPM
   
Kasper Marott - "U Tong Crash" - (5:35) 125 BPM
   
Dirk 81 - "Polartech" (dub Squeeze) - (4:54) 132 BPM
   
Glenn Astro - "Taking Care Of Business" - (2:49) 80 BPM
Review: Three years ago Tartelet offered up a tasty compilation of previously unheard cuts, with all sales revenue going to charity. "The Second Best Time Is Now" follows the same formula, with sales income going to the Natural Resource Defence Council. Musically there's much to admire throughout, from the hazy reggae/blues/trip-hop fusion flex of Wayne Snow and Digitaluc's "Worrying State", to the deep intergalactic electronica of Glenn Astro's "Taking Care of Business", via the dreamy, synth-heavy jazz-funk of Space Ghost's "Groovin" and the Orb circa 1991 goodness of Dirk 81 and N.O.T.E's brilliant "Cosmic Plastic". Great music for a good cause: what more excuse do you need to stick it in your cart?
TARTALB 012D
13 Dec 19
Deep House
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Aquarium Nightclub
   
Sea Snake Island - (3:44) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Temple Dancer - (4:17) 111 BPM
   
Sim City - (3:44) 115 BPM
   
Twilight Swim - (2:31) 77 BPM
   
Lavender Oil - (4:02) 115 BPM
   
Ocean Odyssey - (2:42) 85 BPM
   
Night Dive - (1:45) 73 BPM
   
Emerald Pools - (3:05) 117 BPM
   
Mirage - (4:41) 105 BPM
   
Lavender Flower - (3:20) 90 BPM
   
Strange Sequence (feat Morgan) - (6:13) 58 BPM
   
Aquarium Nightclub - (3:10) 68 BPM
   
Peace Waves - (1:48) 73 BPM
   
Blue Lotus - (5:24) 115 BPM
Review: Hailing from California's Bay Area, Sudi Wachspress AKA Space Ghost should need little introduction to lovers of downtempo beats by now: this is his seventh long-player. More importantly, though, it's an album that's worth checking even if you're NOT normally a big fan of the style, because there's a much stronger dancefloor sensibility in evidence than on previous output. Opener 'Sea Snake Island', for instance, could easily slot into an early-doors deep house set, as could the vaguely melancholic 'Lavender Oil', while the title track has something of jazz fusion air about it. It all adds up to 50 minutes of really very pleasant listening indeed...
TARTALB 011D
25 Oct 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Naturals
   
Naturals (Unsweetened mix) - (5:33) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Naturals (Dance mix) - (4:04) 58 BPM
   
Slarutan (Pristine mix) - (4:23) 65 BPM
   
Slarutan (Water mix) - (3:23) 64 BPM
TART 048D
04 Oct 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Honeycomb (Remixes)
   
Temptations (Glenn Astro Interpretation) - (3:06) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Diamonds (feat Marie Bashiru - Horatio Luna's Thunderstorm mix) - (3:02) 133 BPM
   
Busstop (N.O.T.E's Pastamix) - (5:15) 119 BPM
Review: Multi-instrumentalist and producer Jitwam tickled our fancy earlier this year with "Honeycomb", a superb set that brilliantly joined the dots between seductive lo-fi soul, dusty instrumental hip-hop and slick future R&B. This EP sees three of that album's most potent tracks getting the remix treatment. Glenn Astro steps up first with a rework of "Temptations" that takes the seductive, spaced-out soul cut to the farthest reaches of the galaxy via starry synthesizer lines, supernova chords and life-affirming space-funk flourishes. Horatio Luna provides an even more impressive and out-there take on "Diamonds" - all swirling electronics, jazz-fired beats and Prince-esque vocals - while N.O.T.E's "Pastamix" of "Busstop" offers a near perfect fusion of jaunty jazz-funk synths, broken beat-influenced deep house drums and yearning machine soul.
TARTALB 010RMX
13 Sep 19
Deep House
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Phase Alternating Lines
   
Phase Alternating Lines (extended Fix) - (5:57) 120 BPM
   
Burning Palm (Voodoo version) - (6:31) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burning Palm (Fantastic Man Awakening dub) - (5:21) 82 BPM
Review: Tartelet's latest must-check EP comes courtesy of N.O.T.E (short for Nelson of the East), a publicity-shy Italian producer who first featured on the Danish label last year. Those who like their house music loose, percussive and laden with spacey, Nu Guinea style synthesizer motifs should head straight for "Burning Palm (Voodoo Version)", whose subtle jazz-funk influences, melodic bounce and layered drums are as charming as they are sun-kissed and intoxicating. Guest remixer Fantastic Man provides his own take on that track, too, wisely tooling up the percussion further on a spaced-out "Awakening Dub" that also boasts alien synthesizer lines, weighty sub-bass and a little Afro-tech style shuffle. Arguably best of all is the 1985 style Italo-disco/freestyle mash-up "Phase Alternating Lines", a rubbery and bouncy, analogue-rich affair.
TART 047DX
28 Jun 19
Deep House
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Honeycomb
   
Busstop - (3:39) 119 BPM
   
Temptations - (2:50) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Diamonds (feat Marie Bashiru) - (3:06) 102 BPM
   
Hearts Don't Lie - (2:32) 106 BPM
   
I'm A Rock - (3:24) 111 BPM
   
B I T C H - (3:08) 121 BPM
   
I Don't Know - (2:25) 102 BPM
   
Universes - (3:25) 131 BPM
   
Trustt - (2:14) 99 BPM
   
Opendoors - (2:42) 114 BPM
   
Country & Western - (2:57) 107 BPM
   
Aria's Song - (6:21) 110 BPM
TARTALB 010D
03 May 19
Hip Hop/R&B
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Zstring
   
Zstring - (8:00) 126 BPM
   
Zstring (Urulu's Liquid Earth mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Zstring (Kasper Marott's Repeat mix) - (5:18) 130 BPM
Review: Copenhagen-based Kenton Slash Demon return to local imprint Tartelet Records with a new terrific outing. It's been ten years since the duo landed on the label with their debut EP Khattabi, followed by the much-celebrated The Schwarzschild Trilogy singles - Sun, Matter and Daemon all released 2009-2011. The shimmering and emotive nu-disco bliss of "Zstring" is said to be a precursor for things to come within the next year. Featuring remixes by Californian in Berlin Urulu and fellow Dane Kasper Marott - whose dreamy rework in particular had us truly hypnotised. With talks of a full-length album, the KSD project is now being given the attention it deserves.
TART 046D
12 Apr 19
Deep House
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Temptations
   
Temptations - (2:50) 96 BPM
TARTALB010. 1
06 Mar 19
Hip Hop/R&B
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Minor Forms EP
   
Minor Forms - (5:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Destino Tikal (Cuerpo Pulsante mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM
   
D.R.M - (6:16) 132 BPM
   
Quasimidi (Explored) - (6:54) 132 BPM
Review: An EP here from Germany's Tartelet that'll suit those who like their house finely crafted and unafraid of taking risks. 'Minor Forms' itself is an Afro-house cut that stands out from the pack via its use of some familiar James Brown-via-rave samples and a surprisingly meaty bassline, 'Destino Tikal (Cuerpo Pulsante Remix) blends African, Latin and jazz influences and would work a treat on summer terrraces, 'D.R.M' applies standard deep house production values but at a pacey 132bpm, while finally 'Quasimidi (Explored)' is another Afro/tribal affair with an intense, dark feel that's almost redolent of very early jungle/D&B.
TART 045D
14 Dec 18
Deep House
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Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma
   
Entrance - (3:41) 89 BPM
   
Level Zero - (4:44) 97 BPM
   
No Hay Trabajo Para Mi - (1:51) 63 BPM
   
Albania FM (feat Funkycan) - (4:58) 100 BPM
   
Intershop - (3:24) 92 BPM
   
Midi Break 1 - (1:43) 76 BPM
   
Srrr - (1:15) 66 BPM
   
Midi Lisa - (4:50) 68 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Funk - (0:50) 72 BPM
   
Master Quest - (4:44) 69 BPM
   
Y - (1:00) 57 BPM
   
Arcadia - (3:36) 72 BPM
   
Termina (feat Gerry Franke) - (2:27) 78 BPM
   
Rush - (4:27) 77 BPM
   
Lozt (feat Ludi) - (1:59) 86 BPM
   
Midi Break 2 - (1:25) 86 BPM
   
Shrimp - (1:42) 101 BPM
   
All My Circuits - (4:05) 105 BPM
   
Burning 4 U (feat Chrissley Benz) - (3:21) 69 BPM
   
Exit - (1:14) 69 BPM
Review: After a dalliance with Ninja Tune, Berlin's Max Graef returns to his spiritual stomping ground on Tartlet with a brand new 20 track excursion. A teensy bit more floor focused than his first album on the label (2014's Rivers Of A Red Planet) but still happily lounging far on the left, highlights include the sleazy jazz of "Arcadia", the sprightly eight bit dust of "Y", the bit crushed jungle oddities of "Lozt" and the intergalactic electro pacer "Master Quest" to name but a very few. Entirely in a league of his own.
TARTALB 009D
26 Oct 18
Experimental/Electronic
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C.I.W.
   
Crack Is Wack - (3:55) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Der Langweiler - (3:57) 51 BPM
   
Der Maschine - (4:15) 126 BPM
   
Boring Times On Beleuse Five - (4:34) 128 BPM
   
Discomania (Cover) - (4:16) 117 BPM
TART 044D
12 Oct 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Night Frames
   
Falsa Laudis - (5:49) 107 BPM
   
Night Frames - (6:22) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Obaleyako - (6:25) 114 BPM
   
En Route - (6:16) 123 BPM
   
Night Frames (Glenn Astro remix) - (4:00) 122 BPM
Played by: Fouk
Review: N.O.T.E is short for "Nelson of the East", a new alias of "an established producer who may be of Swiss or Italian origin, depending on who is asking". Whoever it is at the controls, there's much to set the pulse racing on this expansive debut EP. Highlights include the carnival-ready cowbells, spacey chords and jazz-funk-goes-deep-house flex of 2000 Black style title track "Night Frames", the humid new age melodies and bubbly, low-slung rhythm of "Obaleyako" and the alien synths, densely layered drums and life-affirming deep house warmth of "En Route". Also worth checking is Glenn Astro's superb remix of "Night Frames", which re-imagines the track as a sub-bass-heavy chunk of psychedelic dancefloor minimalism.
TART 043D
06 Jul 18
Deep House
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Back From Eternity
   
Dark Energy - (6:10) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The People (Dream mix) - (6:34) 124 BPM
   
Positive Sister (2605 Tool) - (5:26) 120 BPM
   
You Will See - (7:18) 120 BPM
Review: Copenhagen's Tartelet Records has a long history of showcasing local talents, so it's no surprise to see them championing fast-rising Danish producer B from E. The 27 year-old has serious hip-hop roots, but last year switched focus to deliver a stunning debut solo EP on Copenhagen Underground. There's much to enjoy on this follow-up, too, from the positive stabs, woozy chords and crunchy breakbeats of opener "Dark Energy", to the heavyweight bounce of closer "You Will See", where jammed-out electric piano parts and shimmering electronics rise above a weighty analogue bassline. Also worth checking is "The People (Dream Mix)", which is the kind of bustling, melodious-but-weighty cut that could easily have been produced in the early 1990s by a top-drawer New Jersey deep house producer.
TART 042D
27 Apr 18
Deep House
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Endless Light
   
Cosmic Cave - (2:03) 140 BPM
   
Color Waves - (3:44) 115 BPM
   
Following A Vision - (4:34) 122 BPM
   
Endless Light - (3:34) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tropical Pavillion - (2:35) 110 BPM
   
After Hours While It Rains Outside - (2:32) 140 BPM
   
Strong Heart - (4:13) 125 BPM
   
Eyes Closed - (4:07) 110 BPM
   
Peace Lily Garden (Part 2) - (1:44) 110 BPM
   
Aquatic Speedway - (3:49) 120 BPM
   
Dreamer - (4:07) 120 BPM
   
Farewell Fade - (1:41) 146 BPM
Played by: Jimpster
Review: Oakland-based Tartelet regular Space Ghost is a hard man to pin down, musically at least. As this fine album proves, his trademark sound has many notable reference points - the slipped synth-boogie of Dam Funk, the dusty synthesizer ambient and sticky rainforest samples of the 1980s new age movement, the starry futurism of Detroit techno and the kaleidoscopic synth-bass fusion of Lone, for starters - but also occupies a sonic space all of its own. Naturally, the album is impeccably produced, draws on all manner of beats and basslines, and is the kind of set you'll never tire of hearing. Melodious, picturesque and atmospheric from start to finish, Endless Light is an unassuming triumph.
TARTALB 008D
16 Mar 18
Deep House
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Pizza Trance
   
M.F.C - (7:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pizza Trance (Main mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
   
Pizza Trance (Kool Delivery mix) - (4:49) 124 BPM
Review: Although Dirk 81 is a new name, the producer behind the project has previously released on Tartelet as Muff Deep. That was nearly seven years ago mind, so we should consider this a genuine artistic rebirth. He begins in confident fashion with "M.F.C", an intriguingly colourful concoction that combines elements of nu-disco, electrofunk, acid and deep house whilst also carving its own distinct niche. The "Main Mix" of title track "Pizza Trance" is a bustling and bouncy slice of peak-time dancefloor goodness piled high with tasty toppings, not least ridiculously weighty kickdrums, psychedelic acid lines and fizzing, jammed-out synths. The track's meandering, mind-altering TB-303 style motifs come to the fore on the accompanying "Kool Delivery Mix", which is undoubtedly the most effective floor-filler of the lot.
TART 041D
02 Mar 18
Deep House
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Tearjerker
   
Tearjerker - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Tearjerker (Galaxy dub) - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Panala Party People - (6:14) 120 BPM
   
HakkebAff (Bobby Braun mix) - (5:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tearjerker (Galaxy Deeper dub) - (8:16) 122 BPM
   
Panalama Party People (Wilma remix) - (7:43) 120 BPM
Review: Copenhagen producer James Braun has serious history with Tartelet Records, having first appeared on the label way back in 2008. This is his fourth offering on the Danish stable and contains all manner of dancefloor treats. Despite the title, lead cut "Tearjerker" is an undeniably positive affair, with Braun wrapping electrofunk-influenced synth lines and bubbly electronic bass around a bustling drum machine groove. He serves up two deeper, acid-flecked late night interpretations (of which the thrillingly trippy and bass-heavy "Galaxy Deeper Dub" is our pick), before lolloping through intergalactic deep house pastures on the rather attractive "Panala Party People". Elsewhere, he dons the alternative Bobby Braun alias to re-shape "HakkebAff" into an organ-rich, bassbin-bothering jack attack, while Wilma reworks "Panala Party People" into a distorted dream house shuffler.
TART 040D
24 Nov 17
Deep House
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!ON (Remixes)
   
The Fact (Max Graef & Glenn Astro remix) - (3:52) 129 BPM
   
The Fact (VKTR's Stepper remix) - (4:40) 122 BPM
   
You Seem Happy (Falty DL remix) - (4:13) 83 BPM
   
Next To You (Adams No Trust remix) - (9:33) 122 BPM
   
Jump Into (Paxton Fettel remix) - (6:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Some 12 months after Uffe's sophomore album No! wowed critics and consumers, Tartelet have decided to offer up a freshly re-worked version. Having assembled a crack team of remixers, it's little surprise to find that the resultant five-tracker is really rather good. For club plays, we'd recommend the sensual, organic sounding deep house hypnotism of the Adams No Trust remix of "Next To You" and Max Graef and Glenn Astro's impeccable rework of "The Fact", which recasts the track as a bass-heavy chunk of deep-space jazz-funk. Elsewhere, Falty DL goes deep, woozy and intergalactic on his sublime, hard-to pigeonhole mix of of "You Seem Happy" and Paxton Kettel joins the dots between '80s electrofunk, swinging jazz and lolloping deep house on his standout take on "Jump Into".

TARTALB 6RMX
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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Nothing Wrong: Remixes
   
Nothing Wrong - (3:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nothing Wrong (Ge-ology In Reverse Reflip) - (10:00) 118 BPM
   
Nothing Wrong (Byron The Aquarius live mix) - (4:20) 105 BPM
   
Nothing Wrong (James Braun Club mix) - (6:50) 118 BPM
   
Nothing Wrong (Ge-ology In Reverse Reflip Semi instrumental - Digital Exclusive) - (9:58) 118 BPM
Review: A low slung funk jam gets a fresh lick for the summer. Berlin-based vocalist Wayne Snow brings you a new remix EP on Tartelet Records. Taken from Snow's superb album Freedom TV released earlier this year. The original version of "Nothing Wrong"' was produced by Neapolitan duo Nu Guinea and has been stripped back and reversed by GE-OLOGY for the first extended mix. Next Byron The Aquarius goes slow for a new "Live Mix" adding a rubbery bassline, live drums, Rhodes and synths that nod to a certain Kool & The Gang 1974 hit. The EP is rounded out by Tartelet affiliate James Braun, who takes the original straight back into the club with an upfront dancefloor mix.
TART 038
21 Jul 17
Deep House
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Freedom TV
   
Cooler - (2:51) 96 BPM
   
Still In The Shell - (2:53) 90 BPM
   
Drunk - (3:57) 117 BPM
   
Red Runner - (4:07) 125 BPM
   
The Rhythm - (3:44) 118 BPM
   
Rosie - (3:17) 109 BPM
   
Fall - (2:58) 128 BPM
   
Nothing Wrong - (3:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freedom RIP - (4:41) 120 BPM
   
Nothing But The Best - (3:02) 71 BPM
Played by: OPOLOPO
Review: Since first pitching up on Tartelet Records back in 2014, Wayne Snow has proved adept at joining the dots between dusty, left-of-centre deep house and silky modern soul. Freedom TV is the Berlin-based artist's debut album, and sees him further explore the loose, languid and effortlessly soulful style he's been developing over the last three years. While the album does contain some 4/4, floor-ready explorations, these tend towards the eccentric, MPC-driven style successfully explored by the likes of Seven Davis Jr. For the most part, Freedom TV is heady and intoxicating, with Snow's slick and emotion-rich vocals riding scratchy, sample-heavy backing tracks that meld deep house style electronics with future funk, R&B and neo-soul style grooves. The results are uniformly excellent.
TARTALB 007D
24 Mar 17
Deep House
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27 Karat Years
   
O.S.T - (1:54) 133 BPM
   
Don Malller - (4:26) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A3 - (1:25) 120 BPM
   
Andre The Giant vs Bob Sapp - (2:02) 120 BPM
   
Cheese N Kraut - (3:00) 102 BPM
   
Peruvian Gold Theme - (2:12) 76 BPM
Review: With praise for his collaborative album alongside Yussef Dayes (the fantastic Black Focus) still ringing in his ears, Kamaal Williams dons the familiar Henry Wu guise and embarks on another joint enterprise. This time round, his co-pilot is label-hopping collaborator Tito Wun. As you might expect, 27 Karat Years is a largely deep, jazzy and smoky affair, with the duo exploring a range of rhythms and grooves. There's the soft touch, ultra-deep house of "Don Muller", the hazy ambient boogie of "Andre The Giant Vs Bob Sapp", and the J Dilla tribute vibes of "Cheese N Kraut". Throw in a load of tasty interludes (the space ambience of "Peruvian Gold Theme" being a highlight), and you've got another tasty release from Mr Wu and Mr Wun.
TART 037D
18 Nov 16
Deep House
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No!
   
No! - (2:57) 71 BPM
   
Lesser-Known Values - (4:30) 69 BPM
   
Fridge Magnet (Radio Theme 1) - (2:13) 115 BPM
   
I Care For You - (3:58) 112 BPM
   
Come On Try - (0:38) 160 BPM
   
Keep Smiles On The Side - (6:28) 124 BPM
   
Next To You - (2:25) 119 BPM
   
Black Hole - (3:00) 74 BPM
   
Jump Into - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Solo, So Loud - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
The Fact - (3:48) 128 BPM
   
You Seem Happy - (3:25) 129 BPM
   
From Me - (7:22) 146 BPM
Review: Uffe Christensen doesn't dawdle. Less than 18 months has passed since the release of his widely acclaimed debut album, Radio Days, and he's already laid down a follow-up. Like its' predecessor, No! is a varied affair, with Christensen using the opportunity to showcase not only his skill at fusing a wide range of influences, but also the way he can work with a variety of acoustic and electronic instruments. After opening with the ESG-inspired disco-punk-meets deep-house madness of "No", he variously serves up spaced-out afro-jazz ("I Care For You"), skewed blue-eyed soul ("Keep Smiles On The Side"), mutant jazz-house ("Black Hole"), dreamy broken beat ("Solo, So Loud"), and atmospheric downtempo pop (the superb "You Seem Happy").
TARTALB 006D
14 Oct 16
Deep House
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Three Turtles EP
   
Three Turtles - (7:11) 133 BPM
   
BBQ Skit - (2:07) 92 BPM
   
Some Joint - (3:15) 125 BPM
   
Voodoo Dude - (5:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Kisk
Review: We last heard from Kickflip Mike back in January 2016, when he delivered a killer EP on the hyped Money $ex Records imprint. Here he joins forces with Acoustic Funk member Julius Conrad for a four-track stroll through their numerous shared influences. So while opener "Three Turtles" offers a hurried, techno-tempo take on warm, rubbery, organic deep house (think warm disco bass, flowery instrumentation and wah-wah guitars), "BBQ Skit" is a freshly baked, hip-hop head-nodder influenced by the peerless J Dilla. "Some Joint" continues their flexible, jazz-funk meets deep house fusion, while closer "Voodoo Dude" fixes two-step beats to rich and sugary deep house instrumentation.
TART 036
17 Jun 16
Deep House
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Alex Seidel
   
Altitude 89 - (4:51) 123 BPM
   
Secret High - (5:27) 125 BPM
   
Quinn - (4:50) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Phoenix - (4:15) 133 BPM
Played by: Kisk, Weedyman
Review: Alex Seidel is an emerging young producer from Berlin who released a great EP on Glenn Astro and Max Graef's Money $ex earlier in the year. This one is for Copenhagen based Tartelet Records and it's pretty sweet. First track "Altitude 89" is a dusty deep house work out with sweet Rhodes and rusty rhythms reminiscent of his last EP, "Secret High" throws us a curveball on this pretty rad smack electro number while "Quinn" gets properly deep with this smooth and soulful number indebted to KDJ, no doubt. Finally "Phoenix" is a sombre beatless excursion that would work great as an intro.
TART 035
26 Feb 16
Deep House
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Tong Po
   
Tong Po - (4:35) 122 BPM
   
Wanja 9000 - (4:24) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Upturn - (6:20) 121 BPM
   
Number Seven - (4:52) 119 BPM
Review: IMYRMiND's music has largely been a collaborative affair alongside Glenn Astro, and the pair have released solid, quality deep house for the likes of Odd Socks and Outernational, among other labels. This time, however, the artist goes on a solo mission through Tartelet Records, and he certainly delivers the goods in the form of four dystopian house tunes. "Tong Po" itself is a real spectacle, a stumbling mass of drums charged by cinematic synths and a deep bassline, whereas "Wanja 9000" is deeper, a tad slower, and in the same school as Kyle Hall's early output. "Upturn" reminds us of material on Unirhythm, while "Number Seven" goes for the ambient-house look - an odd, sublime piece of dance music.
TART 034
04 Dec 15
Deep House
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World
   
Bougainvilles Live - (3:09) 99 BPM
   
Nu World (Flute mix) - (6:10) 130 BPM
   
Exotica Dance Club - (5:27) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Outro - (2:47) 131 BPM
Played by: Fouk
TART 031
10 Aug 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Throwback
   
Goneville (feat Max Graef) - (3:25) 126 BPM
   
Computer Killer - (4:54) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Throwback - (4:33) 128 BPM
   
Shit Iz Real - (0:59) 95 BPM
   
(Forgotten Intro) 4 My Peeps - (3:11) 116 BPM
   
Bochum (feat IMYRMIND) - (4:24) 116 BPM
   
You Can't Groove - (4:21) 118 BPM
   
To The Beat Interloot - (0:45) 89 BPM
   
Still Shining - (3:07) 146 BPM
   
Kilometer Disco (feat Max Graef) - (4:44) 125 BPM
   
Adland - (2:46) 97 BPM
   
One For Viktor - (4:36) 122 BPM
   
Long Live Human (One For Sveta) - (2:42) 148 BPM
   
A Bit Warmer - (5:39) 123 BPM
   
Brother T (Greeting To Rasho) - (1:29) 102 BPM
Review: Glenn Astro drops his debut album on Denmark's Tartelet Records - home to the likes of Brandt Brauer Frick and Kenton Slash Demon - and it's a certified winner from start to finish, incorporating many different styles and influences. The opener "Goneville" features Max Graef and sounds like a J Dilla track being played by jazz instrumentalists, while "Shit Iz Real" reminds us more of the early 90's NY sound a-la KRS1. There's also more experimentally-edged numbers such as "You Can't Groove", tracks which allow this LP to not be categorised under one genre and sound very special.
TARTALB 005D
08 Jun 15
Deep House
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Rosie
   
Interlude - (0:50) 75 BPM
   
Rosie - (3:14) 89 BPM
   
Drunk - (3:57) 117 BPM
   
Rosie (Nu Guinea's Paradise remix) - (6:56) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rosie (Hurbert Daviz remix) - (2:51) 91 BPM
Played by: Kisk, Fouk
Review: Wayne Snow comes through with his softmore release for Copenhagen's Tartelet Records, a label which has featured the talents of Brodinski, Brandt Brauer Frick and Wareika, among many others. The EP kicks things into motion with the starry broken beats of "Interlude", a strangely funky and bluesy affair, while "Rosie" itself is a gorgeous hip-hop kinda groove with Snow's own r&b vocals riding high in the background. "Drunk" ups the tempo and enters broken albeit housier terrains in true Detroit spirit (it reminds us of Kyle Hall's early output). "Rosie" is also remixed by Nu Guinea Paradise and Hurbert Daviz, the former into a house-ridden beast and the latter into a heavy-bottomed dub-hop tool. Tuned up and ready for the killing.
TART 032D
08 Jun 15
Deep House
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No 30
   
Tito Wun - "Clipper" (skit) - (1:38) 118 BPM
   
Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND - "Bochum" - (4:25) 116 BPM
   
Uffe - "Lemon Nights" - (5:19) 120 BPM
   
Max Graef - "Tertylerd" - (5:14) 122 BPM
   
Damiano Von Erckert - "Last One" - (5:12) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Tartelet have called upon a serious spread of heads for this sprawling selection of funk-infused, loose and lively house jams. Glenn Astro & Imyrmind are wonderfully dusty and downplayed on "Bochum", while Uffe brings plentiful amounts of Rhodes and other such joyous keys to a thoroughly funky conclusion. Max Graef has an equally shuffling, hand-played time of it, while Damiano Von Erckert gets a tighter groove out to get his own party started. Whichever track you plump for the sounds come on organic and soulful in the extreme, while the arrangements will have bodies popping all over the joint.
TART 030
26 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Red Runner EP
   
Red Runner - (4:07) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Under The Moon - (5:35) 105 BPM
   
Red Runner (Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND remix) - (6:25) 121 BPM
   
Red Runner (Session Victim remix) - (7:43) 125 BPM
Review: This is a special EP because it marks the first results of the recent collaboration between Parisian Afro-beat label, Comet, and Danish deep house imprint, Tartelet. The music reflects this unique fusion by pairing the remarkable vocals of Nigerian-born songwriter Wayne Snow to soulful house. It's a sublime release with the Metro Area-esque soulful punk-funk-disco house of "Red Runner" leading the charge. Remixes come courtesy of Glenn Astro & INMYRMIND (raw, off kilter house) and Session Victim (trance-ish prog euphoria). "Under The Moon", however, is a deep and eerie skewed-funk grind.
TART 029
14 Jul 14
Deep House
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