‘Audio - Visual - Energy’ is fittingly stamped in banner form on the webpages of this Munich hub. It serves as a reminder that Public Possession - started by Valentino Betz and Marvin Schuhmann back in 2012 - whilst comfortably serving each of these forces, effortlessly unifies them. The shop and online presence merge to great effect, distilling that modern trope of the ‘Umbrella’ - A Space / A Place / A Concept to ‘channel various interests’, as they themselves have said. Here, there is a clear need to allow the relationship between between the graphic and the musical to seamlessly coexist alongside wider cultural interests and endeavours.
Where are you from?
What do you do?
We run a label called Public Possession where we try to combine our interests mainly in the fields music, text and graphic design. Transmitting messages through various mediums
Earliest musical memory?
Hearing my parents play the piano
Driving to Italy with my father listening to tapes of Adriano Celentano
Why did you start a record label?
To get to meet nice people and provide a channel for their and our ideas
How would you describe the label’s sound?
Anything goes leftfield pop?
Some insight on the mix you recorded?
The task was to play music that has influenced us over the years. Since our tastes have and are constantly changing we just tried to combine some classics w/ some recent discoveries, music by friends & label stuff.