Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth”

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August 31st, 2016
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, return with their stellar new track “Labyrinth”, the first taste off their upcoming first LP “Adoldesscent”. The single “Labyrinth”, which marks the pair’s first full vocal track, is a delicious disco affair featuring vocals from Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. You can stream the seven-minute club mix of “Labyrinth” above. Set to drop on October 14th on Permanent Vacation, the 10-track album also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau.

The “Labyrinth” EP, which comes complete with a remix by New York house maestro Morgan Geist, a rework by Tuff City Kids themselves, and a “Drum & Bass dub” by mysterious DJ Oyster, will arrive on September 23. Pre-order it here.

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Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Tensnake: “Keep On Talking (Gerd Janson Raw Mix)”

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November 25th, 2015
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Next month, German producer/DJ Marco Niemerski, better known as Tensnake, will drop a new remix EP, featuring reworks from Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson, also one half of Tuff City Kids alongside Lauer, and André Hommen. Here, we have for you the quality “Raw Mix” of Tensnake’s “Keep On Talking” by frequent collaborator Gerd Janson. Blast it above. Tensnake’s “Keep On Talking”/”The Walk” Remixes arrives on December 14th via his own True Romance label.

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Tensnake: “The Walk”

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AKSK: “Breaking”

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September 7th, 2015
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AKSK, a collaboration between Los Angeles-based house producer Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, and Romanian vocalist Adda Kaleh, have shared their great track “Breaking” that has been floating around the web for a while now. Perfectly suited for melancholy mornings and late night rides around the city, “Breaking” is one of the standout cuts off the new “Musik For Autobahns 2” compilation of “ambient race car music”, compiled by Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson. Give it a spin or two above.

The “Musik For Autobahns 2” compilation, which was heavily influenced by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, is out today via Rush Hour. It also features tracks by Leon Vynehall, Joy Orbison, Fort Romeau, Bicep, and more. Get it here.

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Leon Vynehall: “Midnight On Rainbow Road”

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Leon Vynehall: “Midnight On Rainbow Road”

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August 20th, 2015
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It always feels good driving around with Leon Vynehall. The last time we heard from Brighton house producer was last summer, then he dropped his sublime “Butterflies/This Is the Place” 12” for Clone’s Royal Oak series. Now, he’s back with his new track “Midnight On Rainbow Road” that has been floating around the web for a while now. Clocking in at nearly seven minutes, the track is nothing but pure bliss, perfect for driving on the Autobahn at 6am. “Midnight On Rainbow Road” is the opening track off the new “Musik For Autobahns 2” compilation, compiled by Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson.

Inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, the new compilation features eleven tracks of “ambient race car music”, including contributions from Joy Orbison, Lauer, Fort Romeau, Bicep, Orson Wells, and more. You can preview the whole thing here.

“Musik For Autobahns 2” drops on September 7 on Rush Hour. Pre-order it here.

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Leon Vynehall: “Butterflies”

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Musik For Autobahns 2

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August 5th, 2015
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Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson, who also operates as one half of Tuff City Kids alongside Lauer, takes us on yet another long ride with the second edition of his “Musik For Autobahns” compilation series for Rush Hour. Truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, the new compilation features eleven tracks of “ambient race car music”, including contributions from Leon Vynehall, Joy Orbison, Lauer, Fort Romeau, Bicep, Orson Wells, and more. It’s a “fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favorite club environment,” says Gerd Janson. Check out the tracklist below, and preview the whole thing above.

Tracklist (CD):
01. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
02. Joy Orbison – A213
03. Fort Romeau – Seleno
04. Shan – Awakening
05. AKSK – Breaking
06. Conga Radio – 168 North
07. Orson Wells – Orbiting Jupiters
08. Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here
09. Disco Nihilist – Melancholy
10. Lauer – Autofahrn
11. Bicep – Carmine

The “Musik For Autobahns 2” compilation will arrive in September. Pre-order it here.

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Musik For Autobahns, Vol. 1

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Ghost Culture: “Mouth (Shan & Gerd Janson Club Mix)”

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April 7th, 2015
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Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson, also one half of Tuff City Kids with Lauer, and his label affiliate Shan deliver this well crafted remix of London’s producer Ghost Culture new single “Mouth”, turning the original track into a more darker club affair. “Mouth” is one of the standout cuts from Ghost Culture’s self-titled debut album, released earlier this year via Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label. You can now preview Shan & Gerd Janson’s club mix of “Mouth” above.

The “Mouth” Remixes EP is out now via Phantasy Sound. Shan & Gerd Janson’s 808 Culture Dub, acid and club versions will see a full digital release on April 27th. Buy it here.

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Ghost Culture: “Giudecca”

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KiNK: “Pocket Piano”

DATE:
March 31st, 2015
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KiNK: “Pocket Piano”

Here’s “Pocket Piano”, an ace new tune from the mighty Bulgarian producer Strahil Velchev, aka KiNK. Taken from his recently released four-track EP “Cloud Generator”, his first release on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label, this track will get some serious spins on our car stereo this spring. Inspired by the hardware named in the title, the effort has been described as “music for big rooms, wide eyes and small brains.”

The “Cloud Generator” EP is out now digitally via Running Back. Get it here.

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Jimpster: “Porchlight And Rocking Chairs” [KiNK Remix]

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Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

DATE:
January 26th, 2015
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Frankfurt-based DJ/producer/musician Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson deliver the first release of 2015 on one of our favorite labels, Permanent Vacation, under their Tuff City Kids moniker. Consisting of four power power-house cuts, the “Kirk Juemmeth” EP finds the duo teaming up with fellow German producer Victor Shan, best known for last year’s club hit “Chord Memories”. Here’s the track “Highlights”, a classy house tune that has been on repeat on our car stereo over the weekend. Enjoy the ride.

The “Kirk Juemmeth” EP is out now on vinyl via Permanent Vacation. Pick up your 12” here.

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Roy Comanchero: “New Horizon”

DATE:
November 27th, 2014
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Roy Comanchero: “New Horizon”

Meet Roy Comanchero. Little is known about this mysterious DJ/producer, apart from the facts that he “loves cheap and vintage machines” and travels round looking for golden shiny beaches to find inspiration. Roy Comanchero brings some serious vibes with his debut EP called “Lucid Memory” for Gerd Janson’s Running Back imprint, a four-track offering of ’80s electro-funk and proto-house grooves. The record’s hazy closer, “New Horizon”, sees Roy Comanchero delivering a Balearic-tinged house jam with melodic synth lines and warm vibes. Perfect for your next car ride.

Roy Comanchero’s “Lucid Memory” EP is out now via Running Back. Pick up your 12” here.

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Talamanca System: “Balanzat”

DATE:
November 18th, 2014
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International Feel founder Mark Barrott, who last graced us with his superb debut album “Sketches From An Island”, has joined forces with Running Back label boss Gerd Janson to create a great balearic house gem called “Balanzat” under the collaborative moniker Talamanca System. This six-plus-minute blissful tune will instantly transport you to your own paradise island. Press play and float away.

The “Balanzat” EP, the first (and perhaps only) release from Talamanca System, comes complete with a twisted Acid Reflux, a stomping remix by Tuff City Kids and an ambient reprise in the Beat Box Mix. The record is out now digitally via International Feel. Get it here.

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mpFree: International Feel: “Be With Me Tonight”

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