ToneKontrol Recordings is a brand new label owned and run by Jay Riordan. After having a successful year in 2012 with his Harem Tone project with releases and remixes on labels such as Baroque, Remedy, Nice & Nasty, DXR and Circle Music Germany, Jay decided to take it one step further with his own label and speed up the process of getting music from the studio to the dance floor.
The label will focus on quality house and techno and various permutations of both genres and sometimes delving into the darker and more ambient side of electronic music. We are looking forward to this journey and hope you can join us along the way. Starting us off is Harem Tone – “The First Step EP” featuring three tracks which give a good example of what Harem Tone is about.
“First Step” is a nice little number with a funky bassline, accompanied by crisp kicks and snares and swinging percs. It’s perfect for getting the feet moving.
“That Feeling” has a deep minimal techno setting with heavy kicks and crisp percussion, with emotional spaced out synths and ethnic chants, all together give you that feeling!
“Elementar Teilchen” (German for “elementary particle”) named by sometimes production collaborator NachKlangMusik. The track has a deep uplifting vibe, cool building chords and nice percussion layered with spacey verging on disco style synths. Perfect for a set opener.