9. 05. 2013,
May 9th thru June 8th - Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, NHK'Koyxen, Nik! & Soult: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Takasaki, Niigata, Osaka, Tokyo
hon12 - IOKOI - Growing Young - ready
It's been quite a ride
with this lovely 7-inch. Having been doing what we do, it was only a
question of time until this would happen - and it has happened.
just released our 12th release, coming from Zurich and Milano based
singer and composer
, and it just happened to turn out to be
just about the most elaborate release to date. The single "Growing
Young" comes on transparent vinyl with an "inside out" cut on the flip
side. The folder cover is placed in a hand sewn, screen printed fabric
packaging - from Nonna with Koi.
Be sure to get your copy of this little beauty:
Right now, it's physically available via our, and it'll be in shops all over quite soon. Also, you can download the digital release (incase you prefer files only) on our , , or mighty .
IOKOI - Growing Young: April 23rd
We're proud to announce the release of hon12!
her debut on Hula Honeys with a wonderful, transparent 7" single called
The first physical release for 2013 will be a single by Zurich and Milano based singer & songwriter IOKOI : „Growing Young“ is a mature piece of music by IOKOI, based on a reduced and gloomy bass figure and the singer’s pure, hypnotical and haunting vocals. IOKOI sings impulsively, still quietly insisting and powerful: „we are not young enough to know everything“ and „turn back time forwards“ remind the listener of the circle of life – and for a moment, IOKOI lets time run backwards with „Growing Young“.
The release will be distributed by
single will be available for the first time on April 22nd: Hula Honeys
are teaming up with Quiet Records to bring you the "Black Market Tape
Exchange - a Flash Goran Live Radio Show" at Boschbar. There will be a
live concert by IOKOI, as well as DJ sets by
Hystère, P-Tess, Reggae Riot Sound and La Bombe. Additionally, Sarah, Tika and Pozzo will draw tape covers live and Down by Concept will host the night.
Check the Events section for details.
We can now confirm: FELL are Simon Berz and Tom "Toktek" Verbruggen - and they DO battle it out in those supercharged sessions.
been touring around the country together with FELL for two weeks now,
we've witnessed wonderfully inspiring concerts at Bad Bonn Düdingen,
Kunsthalle Luzern, Royal Baden and Helsinki Klub Zürich, for which we'd
like to thank all visitors, organizers and helpers once more. We're
awfully happy, thankful and pround to come and present ourselves at such
FELL have been transforming their material into a monster of a live show, tearing down the borders of genres and expectations as they play. They are able to take their music to the extremes of groove, of noise, of dub, of nervously flying sounds - and still elegantly manage to stay in touch with the ground.
If you have any chance: be sure to come to one (or both) of the last shows of the tour:
On Friday, April 19th, FELL will be at
, together with Martin Rev (USA, of the legendary band Suicide) and
On Saturday, April 20th, FELL will be opening up the night at
, before P-Tess and
rip up the soundsystem for another Fidelio Bass Night.
Check out the pictures in theor on the .
FELL: Switzerland Tour - April 2013
We're happy to announce an extended Switzerland Tour of FELL (CH/NL) in
The tour will feature shows in Düdingen, Lucerne, Baden,
Berne, Zürich and Basel between April 5th and April 20th:
DATES (infos, details and links on the ):
FR 05.04.13 - Bad Bonn, Düdingen
SA 06.04.13 - Kunsthalle Luzern
THU 11.04.13 - Royal, Baden
FR 12.04.13 - Helsinki, Zürich
FR 19.04.13 - Dampfzentrale Bern
SA 20.04.13 - Hirscheneck, Basel
Find all the Infos
[March 2013] Honeys Mix 04:
Nik! - Crawling in Craters
"Crawling in Craters" is what happens when you close your eyes, imagining the depths and hidden corners of your archives.
Stripped down rhythms,
melodies, instrumental tracks and deepest bass lines. It's a hommage to
the hours spent in bed on Sunday mornings, and it's a pledge to the
The mix was recorded in January 2013 on two turntables and a mixer. It includes tracks by Sub, Burnt Friedman, FELL , Zomby, Sven Weisemann, Airhead, Shlomo and many others...
Listen to the mix on the Hula Honeys
Listen to the mix on Nik!'s
As all Universes, the Hulaverse is expanding, too. We're
extremely happy to announce the launch of HULA BYTES, our sublabel for
digital releases. To celebrate the launch of Hula Bytes, we're giving
away the first release for free for the first two weeks!
"The China Syndrome" by Bit-Tuner is a premiere in two ways:
First of all, it's the first release on Hula Bytes and therefore sets a high standard for the future output.
Secondly, The China Syndrome is Bit-Tuner's first live album: recorded in the intimate setting of the Helsinki Klub, Bit-Tuner unfolds a sound trip over almost 75 minutes – in his demanding style, he combines rhythmical elements with field recordings.
Equipped with a recorder, Bit-Tuner had gone hunting for sounds, rhythms and tones in distant China. Between the noisy cities of Beijing and Shanghai, he found well known and outlandish sounds: within the humming traffic, in parks and in backyards. Gas cookers in restaurants, old mopeds and squeaking bicycles in the narrow alleys, and people singing in the park.
Bit-Tuner layers the captured sounds one by one – many samples remain raw. He combines and loops fragments, scraps of conversations, rattling snap-shots of sound. Minimal beats are added upon and deep bass lines form the base. The billowing synthesizers are played live, phrase by phrase. Over the whole duration of the live-set, Bit-Tuner develops a irresistible gravity and leads us into a distant, but well known city.
Airplane Friendship Clip by Simon Wannaz
Coming from the very productive music scene in Vevey, Switzerland,
Buvette has developed a very singular style with his music. With his new
track Airplane Friendship, he follows the same path of hypnotic
electronic music with outlandish sonorities.
With his film,
Follow the blind kid and see where he leads you!
making of pictures:
Soult - Mercury Head Explosion
Mercury head explosions can be dangerous, but they can be beautiful as well.
all the gazillion influences lying around, soult picks some and sets
them in an order wich is in harmony with the planets out there. This can
lead to the merging of an accapella by MF Doom with the synth orgy by
Mind Over Mirrors.
Or Bogdan Raczinsky singing after Transformer Di Roboter.
The swiss musician "Welttraumforscher" may give an explenation for all this:
where your luck is stranded in the north
and your gold lies beaten in the bed
the days are gone and the cards mixed
hundred years, thousand days and a sad fish
listen to Honeys Mix 03 on
Vandalizm Podcast 006: Nik! - Within Noise
There's a new mix out there exploring the deepness, noise and heavy weight slow motion beats.
For the monthlyPodcast, Nik! recorded an 80-minute DJ mix on three turntables, a mixer and a Kaoss Pad. Somewhere between Dub, Techno, Electronica and Hip Hop, with a proper amount of drones and noise. The mix can be found via the on iTunes or on Nik!'s .
Honeys Mix 02 by Phucking Happyend
Some good things actually DO come around twice: Phucking Happyend recorded his DJ-set at the record release party of the
[hon09] Bitter Sweet Remix EP
- and it's here to make you jump and shout!
Mixing in various blends of Bass Music, Trap Music, Dance Music, Phucking Happyend takes listeners and dancers on a mental trip. Hitting the floor with bass heavy and snare loaded tracks, this mix is nothing other than a megamix of current and future club slammers. Enjoy!
Honeys Mix 02: Phucking Happyend - Evil Rave on.
Honeys Mix 01: Somtek - Enter the Dust
Here we go, this is the first exclusive artist DJ mix for the Hula Honeys mix channel: a dark ambient bass mix by Somtek aka Schnauz.
As Somtek, this guy made the excellent Phaser Edit from Phucking Happyend's track Bitter Sweet, which was released on Korsett and Hula Honeys in October 2012. Somtek and Demegy have also been the driving forces behind the label Korsett in the past years, which took off with the Breakshake Remix Compilation, and featured remixes of artists like Partikel, Jools, AZ-Rotator or DJ Donna Summer.
But there is a lot more. Besides other releases as Somtek or with the Gipsy Syndicate, his alter ego Schnauz created the 5 track [hon04] Stars EP for Hula Honeys in 2011. And rumors are going strong that there will be a Somtek release sometime next year - so be ready for the news regarding Somtek / Schnauz.
Also, keep your eyes and ears open for more news on the Hula Honeys Mix Channel, there's a lot more to come. We'll be featuring exclusive DJ-mixes from our artists - with a strong focus on personally selected music - this channel is another place for musical knowledge and love, history and future:
Honeys Mix 01: Somtek - Enter the Dust:
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Hula Honeys x Korsett Kollektiv = hon09/krst05
Our 9th record is OUT NOW! This time, we're teaming up with Lucerne based Korsett Kollektiv to bring you another bass heavy 4-track EP! Order the 12" vinyl / digital release on.
Our first split release comes out on October 25th, 2012! Again, the record is available as a
12" vinyl and digitally via
Phucking Happyend 's [hon09] Bitter Sweet Remix EP is a collection of four versions of the original track, Bitter Sweet, all at home somewhere in the field of bass-heavy, boom-friendly dance floors. We're happy to present another quality record - that features a bunch of talented and emerging artists: alongside Phucking Happyend, who played in Hardcore bands before crossing over to electronic music, there are remixes by Kackmusikk, who was Switzerland's Red Bull Music Academy participant in 2011, Nik! and Somtek - who was responsible for the [hon04] Stars EP under his alter ego, Schnauz .
Hula Honeys on Beatport
[cheese-mode on] Hula Honeys stands for LOVE - love of music, love of sound, time and space. We put our time and effort in making things happen, supporting musicians, produces and djs to get their ideas out to the public. We love and collect vinyl and believe in the power of the black gold. But we also believe in the power of the music itself - that's why we try to get our releases out there - to you - wherever you are. [cheese-mode off]
Hula Honeys Releases are now available via Beatport - find our releases here: