When the Berlin label Aim debuted in 2010, they did so by introducing a new artist at the same time. The “Hardmood”/”Joe MacDaddy” release from White stalwart Oskar Offermann and newcomer Moomin turned out to be one of the most vital house releases of 2010, and so set the ball rolling for both the newly minted label and the producer.
Though Sebastian Genz had only been making house music for a couple of years, his love of music stretched much further back into a hip-hop background. He started producing more than ten years ago, though it was only more recently that he turned his attention towards house music. After two more appearances with Offermann on artist comps, Moomin cut his first solo record for Aim in 2011, giving us the slamming deep house of “Watermelon” and the grainy, soft-focus lushness of “Morning Mist.” These tracks proved to be a teaser for his superb debut album, The Story About You, released on Smallville later that year.
Since then, Moomin has continued to impress with his own releases and as half of Roaming with Christopher Rau. LWE caught up with Genz to find out if we’ll be hearing more from Roaming, to discuss his own label, Closer, and how that will tie in with his love of hip-hop. Charged with putting together our 170th exclusive podcast, Moomin truly turned it out with 80 minutes of deep house classics and rarities.
01. Office Gossip, “Blue On Black” (Atjazz Remix) [Winding Road Records]
02. Metro Area, “Atmosphrique” [Environ]
03. Session Victim, “Yes I Know” [Delusions of Grandeur]
04. Moomin, “I Whisper A Prayer” [Smallville Records]
05. Mr. G, “Black Breeds” [*]
06. 3 A.M., “I Love This Place (Bonus Beats)” [Movin’ Records]
07. C & M Productions, “Lesson One” [UrbanHouse Traxx]
08. Schatrax, “Restless Nights” [Schatrax]
09. Brett Dancer, “I’ll Be There” [Track Mode]
10. Fresh and Low, “No Going Back” [West Side]
11. Trailer Ends, “Runnin Around” [Downtown 161]
12. Greg Cash, “I Got Your Love” [PK]
13. Reset, “Robodisco” [Paper Recordings]
14. Baby Ford, “Built In” [Force Inc. Music Works]
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