Stadtmusik: Köln -- Buenos Aires -- Toronto -- Stuttgart
The aim of Onitor's Stadtmusik series is to introduce some of the hottest artists from some of the hottest cities out there. Stadtmusik was initially a series of four EPs, each presenting four tracks from four different artists who best represent the latest in their urban electronic specializations. This special series has already seen the release of music from Cologne (ONITOR 046EP), Buenos Aires (ONITOR 047EP), Toronto (ONITOR 048EP) and Stuttgart (ONITOR 049EP). These four releases are now all available on this specially-priced 2CD -- plus tracks not included on the EPs. Cologne and Stuttgart, the home towns of the two Onitor owners Thomas Venker and Jörg Koch, was the conceptual home-base of this project. They were able to extend their hand of musical friendship to choose new talents neither of them had worked with before and came up with their own musical map. Buenos Aires has its own typical sound, a mix of European techno influences and South American traditional flavor, Toronto is the hometown of the new Canadian minimalism, and the sound of Cologne is familiar, traditional and unmistakable. But Onitor is happy to present some side-ways you might have not experienced yet. Stuttgart, this very relaxed southern German town, shows that living in the shadow of bigger cities isn't the worst thing in the world, because you find the silence to produce a sound of uniqueness and simplicity -- and make the city a part of the land map of electronic music. Stadtmusik -- cartography can be so nice. Artists include: Ada + Metope, Salz, Breitbarth + Martiniq, April, Hagedorn, Nico Purman, Gustavo Lamas, Marcelo Fabian, Distel, Gustavo Lamas, Mike Shannon, Adam Marshall, Matt Thibbideau, Jeff Miligan, Rework, Solovyev, Bjoern Stolpmann and Zbikbeat.