Please meet: Mr Mellow
Please meet: Jazztofunk
Truly a friend, who I would describe as a mid-wife, if he was a lady. When Our Label fired up stage two of its business, Mr Mellow of Legere Recordings was there – on the lawn of Hamburg’s Stadtpark, if memory serves me correctly – to offer advice, courage and generally a good vibe. Therefore, […]
The Story of… Uebertribe
This Hamburg Groove Master has been spinning for about 25 years. Inspired by what you and I would expect but also Depeche Mode, Jazztofunk initiated the Hamburg Funk Allnighter a few years back. My home town is still grateful for this annual Funk Frenzy at the legendary Mojo Club. Listen to his mix here and […]
Party: 10 years Our Label
We at Our Label always had a soft spot for Hamburg’s Diazpora and you can imagine the fun we had, when we joined forces to release the Gu-produced, now sold-out „Raw Meat / Song 2“ Funk 45.
Uebertribe – Game Over / The Thief
Celebrate with us in Hamburg on 16th May 2015 and / or in Bremen on 23rd May! 10 YEARS OUR LABEL RECORDS -funk, soul, jazz & groovy stuff- In 2005 the brothers Tom and Gu founded Our Label Records in London to bring new Funk to the world on 7 inch vinyl. Their 10th birthday […]
The Story of… Diazpora
The mix is done, the master mastered and the artwork approved. Now we need to wait. This is obviously the hard part. But Vinyl must be cooked and pressed and cooled off and boxed and shipped. We aim for an official release on the 8th May 2015… but we know, you can’t wait either, If […]
Funky Dinner with Professor Groove
I had no idea how smokey this joint would be… oh, joint as is place, not as in drugs. The Yoko Mono in Hamburg is one of the last few smoking bars, which I only realised as I entered it. That was in the late afternoon of a day in 2011. David Nesselhauf, a genuinely […]
Sharon Jones: The amazing live show
It happens only every four years or so, but having a chat with Professor Groove of WeFunk Radio is always a true pleasure! A lovely guy with a deep knowledge of Funk.
Vinyl: The New Mastersounds LIVE
She has been around for a while. Her band of equal fame are as tight as ever and nobody can ignore the fact that she almost single-handedly brought real Soul back into the American mainstream. I take solace in the fact that the music biz has to watch from the wings as every late night […]
Diazpora – Raw Meat / Song 2
It was a fabulous concert. Helmut from Légère Recordings had organised it and it provided the grand opportunity to see The New Mastersounds live again in Hamburg. We as insiders (of course) knew that the room next to the one where the band played, had been filled with expensive recording equipment. The output is now available […]
Gu produced and Diazpora (Hamburg, Germany) funkyfied it. The result: A one-take A-side “Raw Meat” and as B-side Blur’s Smash “Song 2” in Deep Funk style featuring the vocals of Nora Kinga Becker.