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V.A. - Proper Sunburn - Forgotten Sunscreen Applied By Basso
V.A.
Proper Sunburn - Forgotten Sunscreen Applied By Basso
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
After immersive and emotive contributions from Jan Schulte and Moonboots, Music For Dreams’ collectors series continues to delight with this playful and profound selection from Growing Bin curator Basso. A longtime friend of the legendary Copenhagen label, Basso is a 5th dan black belt in the ancient art of digging, a fearless selector and adroit editor who knows more about records than anyone you know. On its journey from blog to shop to label, the Growing Bin has become the perfect embodiment of its creator - smarter than the average bear, eagle-eared and very very funny - the kind of cat who’s just as comfortable serving cocktails by the pool as taking an esoteric road-trip. So sit back, let the falanghina chill and load up on sonic sunscreen.
Islandman - Rest In Space
Islandman
Rest In Space
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Istanbul-based Tolga Büyük started his solo project Islandman in 2010 and has already built quite a name for himself with a slew of self-released EPs & albums. Already prominent in Istanbul’s psychedelic scene as part of live-performance band Farfara, as Islandman he builds his unique style off the rich history of Turkey’s psychedelic rock movement, taking it further in his own direction.
The Anatolian tradition of fusing the country’s folk music with Western influences has produced a unique legacy of sound, as evident by the discographies of Erkin Koray and Baris Manco for instance, with the guitar long the sound weapon of choice. So too for Islandman, but apart from mastering this instrument quite eloquently, he also orchestrates it into a new and different context than merely providing hippie nostalgia. By re-framing the murky and somewhat dusty Anatolian psychedelic sound with a cool Mediterranean vibe and a very Balearic-friendly production, Islandman’s music is the next step in the progression of Anatolian music.
On “Rest In Space”, his first full length outing for Music For Dreams, the LP keeps a steady pace of around 90-95 bpm, but never gets repetitive with Islandman taking us on a rich and ever surprising journey, full of quirky turns and mysterious instrumentations.
The opener “Rest In Space” treats us to a funky percussion-thick rhythm that lounges into a pool of playful & jazzy horn & flute arrangements. This is followed by the epic “Night Wind” which sweeps across cinematic desert landscapes of synth layers and falls into a dark night time groove reminiscent of Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington’s Darkside project. “Seikleos” centers around a motorik electronic rhythm pattern (not unlike the classic electro-pop classic “Popcorn”) that develops into a chugging balearic house jam while stand out track “Future Days” brings in a female guest vocalist to complete the album with a breezy full on groover that echoes of both Sheila Chandra and Tom Tom Club.
Also included is the previously released digital single “Agit” as well as a remix by Berlin-based M.RUX, toning down the heavy guitar of the original in favor of a more bouncier interpretation.
The stunning “Ikaru” wades in through chunks of jungle ambiance and watery percussion to lounge along on a rubbery funk bassline, coupled with a heavy laid back beat and wobbly derelict synth figures.
“Tawhid” is an odd mix of new wave brilliance and prog momentum that breaks into a cascade of pouring rain and surprising percussion breaks. Lastly comes gorgeous Eastern guitar opus “The True Word of the Wind” and the warm vibey dreamscape “Following”.
As a whole, Islandman delivers a delicate buffet of influences - spanning the spectrum from hazy balearic pop to tropical new age flirts to deep spiritual psychedelic jamming.
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents - Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents
Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams comes with yet another strong release - a double album of personal favourites compiled by Jan Schulte.
According to all maps and witness accounts, Germany does not officially have any tropical forests. This is of no concern to Schulte however, who has unearthed many stunning examples of tropical drum music recorded there. Perhaps the number of botanical gardens and palm houses in Germany confused musicians into mistaking the climate, or maybe it was just a happy blend of escapism and multi-cultural integration within musical scenes that spawned such a curious output of undefinable tribal folk jazz.
Most of the tracks picked by Schulte were released on small labels in the late 80's. The musicians involved were mainly traditionally schooled, born and raised in Germany. At that time to be interested in foreign folk music might have seemed a gimmick to some, what with the emerging "world music boom" already snowballing into the mainstream. But these songs, while they may be based on musical traditions from foreign lands, deal much more with introspection than exploitation. Schulte himself points to his "general
fascination for music that describes places where the artists have never been. Songs about the jungle or the rainforest made by people that know the rainforest only from television and books. Somehow I think you can hear their mythical imagination and fantasy in those tracks," he explains.
We certainly hear it in the extensive use of wildlife samples on both "Tagtraum Eines Elefanten" by Argile and on "Wuhan Wuchang" by Total Art Of Percussion. Or on the repetitive and trace-inducing drum circle re-enactments of Ralf Nowys "Akili Mali" and Bob Moses’ & Billy Martin’s "Boat Song Part II". And while Austrian band Sanza stands out with their interpretation of the traditional folk song "Sounouh", many of the inclusions take an avantgarde stance towards their visions of the tropics. The works of Om Buschmann
and Trimopen seem to convey the stark and feverish nature of the jungle and its dangers, without relying on clichés. And while there is certainly a European approach in the production techniques on many of these recordings, the artists created something beyond all templates. In fusing folk music traditions from various corners of the world with avant-garde jazz improvisation and a distinctly European sound, they carved out a path of their own.
Düsseldorf-based Jan Schulte has been following this path with his own productions in the past years. During the present resurgence of tribal influences in underground dance music, his recordings under the alias Wolf Müller and Bufiman have stood out as the most interesting, funky and mindblowing within this niche. With the compilation "Tropical Drums Of Deutschland" for Music For Dreams, Jan Schulte re-traces this path to its origins. With the inclusion of two exclusive edits he also engages and re-examines these
tracks and incorporates his own musical expression into the mix.
V.A. - Oto No Wa - Selected Sounds Of Japan (1988 - 2018)
V.A.
Oto No Wa - Selected Sounds Of Japan (1988 - 2018)
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Music For Dreams)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Includes liner notes

For the fifth entry in our Collector`s Series we enlist the skills of Japan-based musical connoisseurs, Ken Hidaka, Max Essa, and Dr. Rob. Their compilation Oto No Wa sets out to map the evolution of chilled Japanese sounds across 3 decades, collecting 14 tracks, produced by a wide range of artists. From ambient pioneers to dance-floor veterans, to a 9-piece reggae band, Little Tempo, percussionist Kazuya Kotani, and organic, psychedelic collective, Olololop.

Beginning in the late 1980s, the era when “environmental music” became prevalent, there`s Yoshio Ojima`s cool computer-generated Sealed. The compilation also includes later work by his contemporaries Takashi Kokubo, and Yoshiaki Ochi. Theirs are compositions designed for art galleries and museum installations. “BGM” built from emerging technology, and / or counterpoint tapped out expertly on sticks and stones. The 90s give us the seminal electronics of Susumu Yokota, and the solar-flare strut of Scha Dara Parr – Japan’s answer to The Beastie Boys. Here, remixed by the legendary Major Force. Moving into the 21st century we have the post-house productions of Flower Records. Kentaro Takizawa`s oceanic Gradual Life, and Little Big Bee`s colourful coral reef-diving Scuba. Fellow traveller, Kaoru Inoue`s “Kyushu kosmische”. Representing the next decade are Flower Records’ current rising stars, Coastlines, who calmly combine classic fusion, library music, and gentle nova bossa nova rhythms. Alongside them are the sun-baked electro-acoustics of Karel Arbus & Eiji Takamatsu, plus Chillax` previously unreleased epic analog / modular jam.

All of these selections are the result of some serious “digging” but more importantly they represent physical connections made during Ken’s 20-plus-year career in the “Biz”, Max` decade of DJing all over Japan. Music made by folks interviewed by Rob at the websites, Test Pressing and Ban Ban Ton Ton. Friendships forged at Lone Star – the trio’s long-running party, which takes place every month at Bar Bonobo in Harajuku.
Aashid Himons - The Gods And I EP Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Aashid Himons
The Gods And I EP Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Music For Dreams)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Coming Soon 26. September 2020 12:00:00 CEST
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Aashid Himons classic 1984 Electonic / Reggae / Boogie-Funk track finally gets a well deserved re-issue. Taken from the very rare sought after album Kosmik Gypsy. The EP includes the original mix, a lovingly remastered Fyraften 2019 version. Also includes In a Figga of Speech track from Kosmik Gypsy.
V.A. - Music For Dreams: Summer Sessions 2020 Record Store Day 2020 Edition
V.A.
Music For Dreams: Summer Sessions 2020 Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Music For Dreams)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Coming Soon 24. Oktober 2020 12:00:00 CEST
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

Music For Dreams release Summer Sessions 2020, an official Record Store Day 2020 release. Seven waxed-down tracks, five of them unreleased, from our curious camp of cohorts to get you in the mood as the sunny days roll in. As always, there’s some for the tree-shaded terraces, some for the sun-drenched beaches and some for the late-night dancefloors.
Rheinzand - Rheinzand
V.A. - Oto No Wa - Selected Sounds Of Japan (1988 - 2018)
V.A.
Oto No Wa - Selected Sounds Of Japan (1988 - 2018)
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Music For Dreams)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Includes liner notes

For the fifth entry in our Collector`s Series we enlist the skills of Japan-based musical connoisseurs, Ken Hidaka, Max Essa, and Dr. Rob. Their compilation Oto No Wa sets out to map the evolution of chilled Japanese sounds across 3 decades, collecting 14 tracks, produced by a wide range of artists. From ambient pioneers to dance-floor veterans, to a 9-piece reggae band, Little Tempo, percussionist Kazuya Kotani, and organic, psychedelic collective, Olololop.

Beginning in the late 1980s, the era when “environmental music” became prevalent, there`s Yoshio Ojima`s cool computer-generated Sealed. The compilation also includes later work by his contemporaries Takashi Kokubo, and Yoshiaki Ochi. Theirs are compositions designed for art galleries and museum installations. “BGM” built from emerging technology, and / or counterpoint tapped out expertly on sticks and stones. The 90s give us the seminal electronics of Susumu Yokota, and the solar-flare strut of Scha Dara Parr – Japan’s answer to The Beastie Boys. Here, remixed by the legendary Major Force. Moving into the 21st century we have the post-house productions of Flower Records. Kentaro Takizawa`s oceanic Gradual Life, and Little Big Bee`s colourful coral reef-diving Scuba. Fellow traveller, Kaoru Inoue`s “Kyushu kosmische”. Representing the next decade are Flower Records’ current rising stars, Coastlines, who calmly combine classic fusion, library music, and gentle nova bossa nova rhythms. Alongside them are the sun-baked electro-acoustics of Karel Arbus & Eiji Takamatsu, plus Chillax` previously unreleased epic analog / modular jam.

All of these selections are the result of some serious “digging” but more importantly they represent physical connections made during Ken’s 20-plus-year career in the “Biz”, Max` decade of DJing all over Japan. Music made by folks interviewed by Rob at the websites, Test Pressing and Ban Ban Ton Ton. Friendships forged at Lone Star – the trio’s long-running party, which takes place every month at Bar Bonobo in Harajuku.
Copenema - Deixa A Musica Tocar
Willie Graf & Darren Eboli - Tribeca Tapes Part Two
Willie Graf & Darren Eboli
Tribeca Tapes Part Two
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
14,39 €* 15,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following on from 2018’s “Tribeca Tapes Part One” release, Willie Graf and his musical partner Darren Eboli deliver another fantastic 4-tracker on Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams Label. Willie Graff splits his year between DJ residencies in New York and Ibiza (Pacha). In this second outing with studio partner Darren Eboli, the influence is, African, NY clubbing, World mixing Mediterranean and further afield. The duo 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.
Aleceo - Teletrip
Aleceo
Teletrip
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
30,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Russian born and very gifted musician Aleceo is a new addition to the ongoing rooster of Copenhagen’s prolific Music For Dreams label - Aleceo came to attention of label boss Kenneth Bager with the brilliant first Ep ‘Clouds’ - (all tracks included here.). Aleceo has his own musical voice, he produces and composes music that is rich in harmonies and melodies - he sits somewhere between Balearic and Deep House - combining the past and moving forward and this double vinyl ‘Teletrip’ is an excellent taster of his many talents and a real body of work.
Max Essa - Lanterns
Max Essa
Lanterns
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Max Essa - Lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the Japanese based Producer & DJ and his first release on Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams label. “Tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. A refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. The sleeper train to Izumo. An Okinawan beach at dusk.” Max Essa “An LP of music that makes you imagine you’re floating on a calm sea, underneath a blanket of stars.”
Shelley Short - Coo Coo Bird Remix
Lulu Rouge - Bless you MKLSMPSN remix
Lulu Rouge
Bless you MKLSMPSN remix
7" | 2009 | US | Original (Music For Dreams)
9,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music For Dream's first 7" with the radio edit of the Trentemoller produced vocal techno anthem, eerie and catchy as hell, along with the brand new MKLSMPSN remix, a Portishead-like, quiet jazz remix that sounds completely different from all the other mixes and is exclusive to this 7". Picture insert in plastic sleeve.
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