La Te Iubesc Records è una nuova etichetta rumena lanciata nel 2012 , lo scopo principale è quello di rilanciare i giovani e talentuosi artisti rumeni . Il vero significato dietro il nome di questa label è ” I love you ” , ciò ci fa capire i principali obbiettievi di questo nuovo progetto rumeno : rilasciare esclusivamente tech house e minimal di qualità. Per il loro primo Ep ” Slum” hanno scelto Arapu , un dj / producer di notevele esperienza che in questo caso rilascia un Ep da urlo . L ep e composto da tre tracks
Tre tracks tech house con un basso profondo e continuo cui difficilmente ti puoi sbarazzare della loro melodia che ti entra in testa e non ne vuole più uscire! Ed e proprio questa la caratteristica del sound rumeno , una melodia che si ripete e ti fa immergere in un pianeta diverso .
Che dire la Te Iubesc records grazie a questa release ci ha fatto capire che è una lebel molto promettente . Questa release e solo in vinile ed e molto limitata . Andate al record shop piu vicino e prendetevi una copia subito !
English Version :
Te Iubesc Records is a brand new romanian label launched in 2012 ,their main goal is to pursuit to unearth the raw talent and creative geniuses of the burgeoning Romanian scene, helping to launch the careers of tomorrow’s artists . The real significance behind the label name is ” I love you ” , this makes us understand the aim of this new romanian project : release only quality tech house & minimal ! For their first Ep ” Slum ” they’ve chosen “Arapu” , a very experienced dj/producer which releases a marvelous Ep.
The Ep is made by three tracks :
-Why Te Iubesc Records ?It’s easy, it transmits both of our love for vinyls and the Romanian sound.
-So what’s the story behind the label ?
At the beginning it’s just the common passion of 3 complete different personalities who get along thanks to this shared love for electronic music.
Already intrigued by this upcoming Romanian wave, we went to Sunwaves 9 a year and half ago to check it out for ourselves, and to be honest, even before the actual festival started I told my 2 partners “Guys I’m moving to Bucharest ASAP” I felt something so strong through the music and the people surrounding me. A month later, I was there. In the meantime the project grew in our heads as we were discovering new hidden talents everyday.
-I saw you made events yourself, and now the release is out ? What’s your exact activity ?
At first, we wanted to build our name by creating a crowd of faithful followers that would come to the events even without knowing any of the artists, just so they can discover new ad raw talents, alongside generally 1 guest that was more experienced as Cristi Cons for the first showcase in London or Herodot for the second one.
After that, we kinda wanted to provide something material, that people would really remember the name Te Iubesc for, and the perfect support for that was the vinyl.
So for now you’re gonna stick to releasing vinyls ?
We surely wanna do some more events, but it’s not the main focus, it takes quite a lot of time and money to invest, and to be honest, we would rather use that time and money for the second release.
-Are you already working on TIR002 ?
Let’s say we’re far from being finished with it, but I can already tell you that it won’t feature only Romanian artists, and that you can expect it for next Christmas if not before !
-Why featuring also non-romanian artists ? Isn’t Te Iubesc Records all about Romanians ?
At our beginnings, some people used to criticize us cause we would say the word “Romanian” 3 times in the same sentence and we seemed obsessed with it… Thing that people didn’t understand back at the time, is that Romania is just a path to greater music, wherever it comes from, cause those people really have it deeply in their veins… this love for music and therefore for vinyls.
Also, all throughout last year I got to meet (virtually and physically) amazingly talented artists who just need to be given a chance to surpass themselves and give their best to be on wax. Trust me, the second release will be BOMB too !
-Ok, ok, enough with the future can you tell us a bit more about Arapu, and his production, Slum EP ?
Arapu was one of the first producer and DJ from the Bucharest scene that I met. And I think I can say we instantly got along. He first made a podcast for us (005) which was really neat and successful with our listeners. Then as our relationship grew, he started sending me tracks and I instantly flashed for Slum. I’m really into this “broken” tech-house sound myself and I have a huge weakness for percussions so when I heard those loud reverbed percussions on that semi-breakbeat groove, I validated it straight away.
I also get a lot of nice feedbacks regarding the track “whirlpool”, almost as much as for the main track, slum. It’s a very deep built track with kind of a magical atmosphere in the back which doesn’t hide the efficiency of the well-made groove.
Selfish is a bit more knocking, slightly more housy but still with a deep atmosphere and impeccable groove. It might my least favorite of the EP, it’s still really solid and I would definitely play it too.
-Here’s a link to buy it, http://www.music-head.de/product_info.php/info/p575146_Arapu+-+Slum+EP+-+%22Just%22+Orders+Not+Accepted!!.html , there isn’t a lot left, so hurry up and grab one of the last copies.