mobilee records launched in 2005 and quickly established itself as one of the brightest new stars within Berlin’s glittering galaxy of electronic music labels, producers and DJs. Founded and owned by Anja Schneider and Ralf Kollmann, the label boasts a sound that is simultaneously familiar and innovative. Rooted in the classic structures of house and techno, mobilee has harnessed the triple threat approach: its records reference vintage dancefloor minimalism, engage with like-minded contemporaries, and suggest surprising new directions for familiar forms.
After five years on the record platter, mobilee marked the milestone with a Hi Five mobilee compilation tour that crossed five continents. The world tour sparked-off an incredible chain of events, most notably, mobilee’s first four–piece showcase at the legendary Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. And while mobilee’s Sonar Rooftop party tickets became Europe’s hottest selling summer festival ticket, Berlin Beats and Boats became a sizzling affair.
More than any particular stylistic hallmark, surprise is the defining characteristic of mobilee’s releases: rhythm becomes a game while drumbeats and synth squiggles serve as playing chips, puzzle pieces, and rolling dice. mobilee’s palette is broad, and bright; you simply won’t find better sounding records, from the deepest sub-bass to the most crystalline highs; no matter the sound source, from grinding machines to digital glitches, the groove is paramount. Anja Schneider’s dubby, laid-back cuts are as quietly compelling as Pan-Pot’s anthems are immediate. While strings and horns somersault through the grass with Sebo K or Ray Okpara, And.Id´s trumpet throws shadows across the darkest corners of the club, and Rodriguez Jr. gazes skywards, through a kaleidoscope of melodic colour. Aspiring to be more than merely a manufacturer of simple DJ tools, mobilee publishes music full of finely tuned hooks and hypnotic depths, the stuff of today’s charts and tomorrow’s classics. mobilee is committed to facing the realities of rapid change within the music industry, and adapts to technological and cultural transformations through a continual process of re-invention.
More a fullyfledged company than just a traditional record label, mobilee looks towards an integrated clubbing experience, bringing label management, booking, publishing, press and artist studios together under one roof, while placing an explicit primacy on developing and utilizing innovative modes of promotion for its artists.
In addition to Anja Schneider, mobilee’s core artists include Sebo K, Pan-Pot, Rodriguez Jr., And.Id, Ralf Kollmann, Ray Okpara, Miss Jools, Vincenzo, and their extensive release catalogue includes productions from artists such as Maya Jane Coles, Re.You, Martin Landsky, Daniel Stefanik, Miss Kittin, Solomun, H.O.S.H., Nick Curly, Mark Fanciulli, Tapesh & Maximiljan, Smash TV and many more.