Young and brimming with attitude, Vienna-based label Neubau is one of the freshest labels to have emerged from electronic music’s recent contemporary-wave and dark-groove spheres. Founded by Florian Stöffelbauer, aka Heap, and Simon Heidemann in 2015, now run by the former together with Florian Bocksrucker, the label has so far released EPs by artists from around the world, such as Aufgang B, Karamika, Sheila Fleurator, MR TC and Alexander Arpeggio. Collectively, they are distinct yet cohesive, each record shares a certain aesthetic and catchy oddness. It’s four-to-the-floor – and beyond – music full of syncopated kick drums, dissonant tones, punk-attitude, and devilish techno moments. There’s eruptive bass lines and nervous percussion, rattling electro and arpeggiating synths.
„Brutalism In Music“ is the motto of the label. A slogan that reads harder than it sounds, all Neubau records so far have also a handsome minimal wave touch.
Where are you from ?
Earliest musical memory ?
Presenting my first CD to my friends in kindergarden around 25 years ago. The CD was ‘Bailando’ by ‘Loona’ – that’s where my love for Euro House started hahah.
Why did you start a record label ?
To create a platform for music that has more to it than a sonic surface.
How would you describe the label’s sound ?
Multilayered and brutally honest.
Some insight on the mix you recorded ?
My influences are constantly changing and in this mix I tried to display this ever-evolving process of being influenced by my surroundings. That’s why I included recordings that helped form my musical taste years ago, as well as tracks that have had an influence on me today.