Here we are, at the end of 2015, a completely incredible year. 2015 is the year where the Munich Underground Scene actually became completely tangible to me. I was here from January 22nd to February 4th, and now I’ve been here since November 4th. I had all the time in the world to completely dive into the networks that I love, to take in the energy that these people can give you, to go with the Munich Flow… There was so, so, so much great music in 2015, you have no idea…
So here you have it, a small and humble and completely subjective recap (in alphabetical order) of all the releases that meant a lot to me, and mentions of some great things to come in 2016… Enjoy!
TOP 10 Releases
- City of O – Pollyester – Disko B / Schamoni Musik
- Columbus EP – Columbus – Schamoni Musik
- Il Collo e la Collana – Rayon – Alien Transistor
- Le Millipede – Le Millipede – Alien Transistor
- Mars etc. – Aloa Input – Morr Music
- Münchner Freiheit – Das Weiße Pferd – Echokammer / Schamoni Musik / Sub Up Records
- Rock’n’Roll People Vol. 4 – V.A. – Pico’s Yodelin’ Beat / Schamoni Musik
- Skläsh – LeRoy – Schamoni Musik
- Transatlantik – Flug 8 – Disko B
- What comes next? – Dizzy Errol – Echokammer
Album releases – Honorary Mentions
- 4 Shades – 4 Shades – Echokammer
- Asino Sardo – Zaquoir – SVS Records
- Becky Reynolds Band – BELP – Schamoni Musik
- Elephants – BELP – SVS Records / Schamoni Musik
- Europa in Dub – Cpt. Yossarian / LaBrassBanda – RCA Deutschland with huge namedrop to Jahmoni Music and Sausage Studios
- Gerne Als Swap Oder Auch Gegen Ein Bisschen Geld – V.A. – Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse / Schamoni Musik
- Leonie Singt – Leonie Singt – Gutfeeling Records
- Quattro Stagioni – LeRoy – Schamoni Musik
- Sarah Gonputh I’m Still in Love – V.A. – Schamoni Musik
- Schwung – G.Rag und die Landlergschwister – Gutfeeling Records
- Twoman 12 – Twoman – SVS Records
Internet important things
- 1115 creation, publications, videos and sounds
- Anna McCarthy’s spoken word pieces
- BELP’s producing spree(s) (special mention to the Fenixx set rrrrr)
- Cpt Yossarian’s arrival on Soundcloud
- Das Weisse Pferd “I Want it with You” Remixes
- FastForwardMonaco’s videos for all these wonderful Munich Bands
- HighVoltageHuman’s Damenkapelle cover of HaHa
- The Nerdgasms Remixes!!
- That time Eshna_TRON did a 7 minutes disco track with me saying nonsense in French
- Protein In My Boots remix
- SMS SMS SMS
And now, to slide gracefully into 2016, a list of Bands/People/Things I’ve seen live that will release great things soon! :
- 1115, The Drowned World EP out on Alien Transistor on January 22nd!
- The Escalateurs, more info soon!
- Eshna_TRON / Discozma, out on Jahmoni Music soon!
- Friends of Gas, more info soon!
- The Irrigators, album out on Gutfeeling Records soon!
- Murena Murena, Shame Over out on Gutfeeling and Totally Wired Records on March 31st!
- Punkratz Wandler, more info soon!
- River, more info soon!
- Secret Garden, the music by Protein for the film by Nana Dix, more info soon!
Annnnnd a special thank you to all the acts I’ve seen live in 2015 that are connected to the Munich Scene in some way (sorry I won’t link all of these 46 names) :
1115, Analstahl, Atatakakatta, Bartellow, BELP, Candelilla, Damenkapelle, Das Hobos, Das Weiße Pferd, Dezolat, Die Lore, Dizzy Errol, G.Rag y Los Hermanos Patchekos, G.Rag Zelig Implosion, The Escalateurs, Eshna_TRON, ExpressBrassBand, Franz Dobler, Fred Raspail, Friends of Gas, The Great Tyrannia, The Grexits, The Hangonauten, The Irrigators, Jason Arigato, Katie Smokers Wedding Party, Le Millipede, Leonie Singt, Majmoon, Manu Rzytki, Murena Murena, Notwist, Parasyte Woman, Pico Be, Pille und Sardelle, Pollyester, Protein, Punkratz Wandler, River, Rumpeln, Selektor Huette, SMS, SonyTagarTony, Tom Wu, Tuna Trio, Zaquoir, and the countless DJs who filled my ears with wonderful sounds.