13.Apr.2014 Tenderpark 015 out now!

 

Tenderpark celebrates its 15th release with new signing Tilman. On his Mild Western EP the young man from Mainz pleases with two very funky and soulful House tracks which just perfectly fit the label’s musical philosophy. This is Deep House with a strong sense for the music’s roots in Soul and Disco implemented in a decidedly modern and fresh fashion. The remix of Tilman’s track “Whip Me Up” comes from CMAT who is quite a well-known artist having released on Tenderpark before and who will soon come up with a new record on the label. CMAT is still a secret alias of his, but his identity will be revealed soon. With catalogue number 015, Tenderpark also initiates a new artwork series once again concieved by the label’s art director Till Sperrle, this time cooperating with photographer Magdalena Bichler from Berlin. The picture series will continue Tenderpark’s interest in the interaction of artificial and natural as seen in the interplay of landscape and architecture.

09.Sep.2013 Drei Farben House ‘Choice Item’ Tenderpark 014 – out now!

Drei Farben House returns on Tenderpark with his third album ‘Choice Item’, consisting of eight light-footed slices of Soul and Disco as perceived through House-tinted glasses.

Most cuts on ‘Choice Item’ are based on Philly grooves – born out of a deep respect and love for the Philadelphia Soul tracks of the late 70s and early 80s. It’s from this period that Michael Siegle (aka Drei Farben House) draws his inspiration for this long player. As Soul and Disco lost their initial freshness and novelty, the music matured into something warmer – which perhaps already contained a sense of its own passing. Drei Farben House delves into this feeling, delivering an album as warm and welcoming as a late summer or early autumn afternoon.

Each track sees Siegle balancing Pop sensibilities within a House music context – re-contextualising the commercial Soul music of the last decades. Taking snippets of this glorious musical past and feeding them through Drei Farben House’s colourful prism results in the creation of something new and fresh: Part homage to the Pop/Soul sensibilities of the commercial side of Afro-American music, part forward-thinking House album. The record is also an expression of Drei Farben House’s love for two particular instruments – the warm, muted sound of the acoustic snare drum and the dynamic tones of the bass guitar – both of which were dominant during the Philly era and which feature heavily throughout this record and thus fully complement Siegle’s soft, emotive vocals.

The sublime artwork comes courtesy of long-time Tenderpark collaborator Till Sperrle. With the recent Tenderpark release photography based on details of a building by Pierre Vago in Berlin’s Hansaviertel, the new artwork decorating ‘Choice Item’ now makes use of a modernist building from the era of the former GDR (DDR) in Jena called ‘Glashaus Paradies’. While the Hansaviertel in West Berlin, completely designed according to the ideas of the international style, was also an ideological counterpart to the Stalinallee in East Berlin, a statement to tell the tale of the superiority of the western systems, the ‘Glashaus Paradies’ in Jena by architect Friedhelm Schubring shows that the ideas of modernism, which are still and have always been about a fair, equal and creative global society are not bound to political ideologies.

12.Jun.2013 Tenderpark 013 out now!

 

YNK’s third EP for Tenderpark sends us straight to Dub House heaven with the lush and chord driven deepness of “Paradigms Lost”. Just as dreamy as it’s thrilling, the track perfectly illustrates YNK’s highly musical approach to House which he further underlines with “Colorit” on the flip side: This fresh and funky piece of music is overflowing with Philly Soul Rhodes pianos and vocals. So Philly lover no. 1 Drei Farben House obviously just had to contribute a remix in which he carves out the classic harmonies of the original and adds an ultra funky Disco groove. Also, with this release our third artwork series draws to a close.

18.Mrz.2013 Tenderpark 012 Release Party


It’s been two and a half years since our last label party with John Roberts and Baaz celebrating the release of Tenderpark 001 at the legendary Tape Club. We thought it was high time for another label showcase. This time we are celebrating the release of Tenderpark 012. Join us for a wonderful evening of deep House music with Roman Rauch, Skipson and Drei Farben House. See you at Chalet in Berlin!

07.Mrz.2013 Tenderpark 012 out now!

 

Roman Rauch returns to Tenderpark full of verve. Both “Jams Up” and “Pow’s Beat Boutique” are brimming with jazzy chords, soulful vocals and Disco influences. The man from Vienna has definitely become a Deep House master in his own right. On remix duties Tenderpark welcomes Skipson (Quintessentials/Raum…Musik) on board – we’ve been a fan of his music for quite a while. “K’s Bout Jam” is a clever way of merging both of Roman’s tracks into one sexy remix with tons of Funk. Tenderpark definitely shakes things up again.

30.Nov.2012 Tenderpark 011 out now!

 

After The Zohar comes Black Dynamite – another well kept secret in the House music scene. On his “City To City EP” the man delights us with three raw and extremely funky tracks which display a deep love for oldschool Hip-Hop beats. In fact, these three tracks oscillate heavily between stripped down, Soul-influenced House and Instrumental Hip-Hop. And everyone who knows Tenderpark will immediately understand that this is just the perfect synthesis of some of our main interests. With this release, Tenderpark also starts the first issue of our new artwork series.

04.Sep.2012 Tenderpark 010 out now!

 

The mysterious Zohar – nobody knows who he is, but what we do know is that his music is truly remarkable. We first took notice of him for his great records on the equally fantastic label Quintessentials. His love for Philly Soul samples is one of the reasons why he is such a perfect match for Tenderpark since we are big Philly lovers ourselves. “Brooklyn 9.30 AM” and “Dog Day” are full of wonderful Soul references and so is the Drei Farben House Edit of “Brooklyn”. Another deep quality outing from Tenderpark.

04.Jun.2012 Tenderpark 009 out now!

 

Alex Agore and Tenderpark – it just had to happen. Although Alex is not all soft and tender, above his tuff and powerful Garage beats it’s all sweetness. With his sugary chords and piano hooks as well as heavenly soul vocals Alex demonstrates his deep love for harmonic richness and melodic sensitivity. A passion for the soulful side of House and a soft spot for Pop – that’s what Alex and Tenderpark share and what makes them a perfect team. And a little bit of relaxed instrumental Hip Hop is the icing on the cake of this record and another joint love between the two.

09.Mrz.2012 Tenderpark 008 out now!

 

Drei Farben House from Berlin and Roman Rauch from Vienna first met at a gig in the Austrian capital last spring. The two guys discovered that they share a common interest in Soul and Funk music as well as digging for old vinyls on flea markets. When it comes to this joint record, it’s all about the magic of soulful vocals, deep House chords and a relaxed Disco vibe. Another classy Tenderpark trip to the realms of deep musicality.

05.Jan.2012 Tenderpark and A.D.Deertz: the new artwork

While the first series of record artworks for catalogue numbers 001 to 005 had already been a fashion photo by photographer Julia Nitzschke, we have now started a different series from catalogue number 006 onwards, again shot by Nitzschke. This time Tenderpark has initiated a cooperation with Berlin based fashion label A.D.Deertz. The warm and subtle menswear clothes which designer Wibke Deertz conceives for her label A.D.Deertz form the centre of the new photo. Once again we will show five different details of this photo on the next five vinyl releases.

The new work has been directed by Tenderpark art director Till Sperrle who has also been responsible for the graphic design of Dial records for many years now. Sperrle has set A.D.Deertz’s finely balanced, casual clothing against a classic building of French architect Pierre Vago – a highlight of modernist architecture from the mid 20th century.