Release Date: 25th August 2017
We are happy to present "Space Consciousness", the first album on our little imprint composed by astro traveller Adham Zahran. Born on a day where the Sun was aligned with the Eridanus Supervoid, a ray of energy from deep space unraveled an ancient force inside baby Adham that allowed him to share the wonders of the cosmos through some seriously funky house muzak.
The 8 track joint comes to you in a binary format with a 12" continuous analog excerpt (by buying the 12", you will get a download-code for the complete album). On top of that we asked Professor Chinaski, a proofed expert of the chaos theory and meteor card collector, to invert the albums intro into a slammy dancefloor banger, which the professional disc jockey won't be able to resist.
If you don't believe us, ask your astrologist!
a1. Intro - Chinaski RMX
a2. Space Consciousness
b1. Warm Conquest
Full Digital Album
02. Space Conciousness
03. Warm Conquest
05. Peculiar Galaxy
06. Ripple Universe
07. Therapy Cosmos
08. A New Earth
10. Intro - Chinaski RMX
Released 7th October 2016
The ninth instalment on House Is OK comes from Homeboy who brings four fresh joints to the table. After making the move to Berlin earlier this year, this Mediterranean goodboy brings some newly acquired production techniques with his latest record. Live drum sampling, loose synth riffs and other more personal notes can be heard across the entire release. For “Decisions Ricochet", Homeboy teamed up with the Croatian blues man Bebe Na Vole who takes this record into unexplored territories for the label. These four tracks weren’t necessarily designed to move bodies on the dance floor, but more likely mirror his inspiration from the past 12 months and show his abilities to simply write great music. It’s House Not House, post-disco, jazz, and acid synth hippie music all at the same time.
a2. Decisions Ricochet
b2. Kornati Sunsets
Release Date: 9th February 2018
It’s the big 5! Berlin – Frankfurt based label House Is OK is celebrating its five-year long presence and has decided to mark that period with something special Label’s story started with a sticker Homeboy printed in his former hometown, Zagreb, saying “House Is OK”. Catchy, right? It became an underground slogan of the local scene. It didn’t take long for people to embrace the idea stating that it’s OK to be into melodic, fresh, groovy yet, at times, a bit awkward dance music. Just around the same time Homeboy’s Frankfurt based bro’s Oliver Achatz and Janis played with the idea of starting a record label. Guess what the logical choice for the name was? Ten records, dozens of original songs and remixes later House is OK continues to grow. Literally. What was once a platform for the original three founders is now an international family affair supporting the talented artists from Frankfurt, Stockholm, Alexandria and Orlando. Nurturing the friendly approach this musical family continues to grow. Looking back at the first five years, not only at the music that connected them all but at the bonds that deepened through the production process, House is OK crew wanted to take create a proper reminder and thank the ones supporting them throughout the years. A double 12” pack titled “Gemišt” seemed like a proper way to do that. „Gemišt“ will be released as two separate EPs featuring the original music from Kornél Kovacs, Roman Flügel, Gavri & McQueen, TCB, House Of Life and the label makers themselves. Oliver and Janis deliver tracks under their known names, while Homeboy introduces his new project with fellow Wilde Renate resident The Swift, called Longhair. Croatian artist Ugruv Smek marks his yearlong collaboration with the label delivering yet another smashing artwork. Mark the upcoming February when “Gemišt part
a1. Kornél Kovács - House Is OK
a2. Gavri & McQueen - Dead Sea
b1. Longhair - Coco Loco
b2. Janis - Floating
Released 13th November 2015
House Is OK’s seventh instalment goes Kraut with a three tracker from Chris Beiswenger formally known as TCB (The Citizen’s Band).
Since the split up of Arto Mwambe, Chris has been slowly building a sound of his own. Instead of sticking to standard templates he has gone deep into modular synthesis and his music can be described as futuristic, kindred and cerebral. Labels such as Live At Robert Johnson, Tasteful Nudes and Story already recognised TCB’s unique twist and “Rather Happy Songs” is just another proof of his unquestionable quality. These three mid-tempo techno ballads will get your mind moving and spirit floating while your body will fall in instant trance dancing to these highly hypnotising pieces. A remix from Roman Flu?gel on top makes the EP a 100% “Frankfurt affair” and when it comes to House and Techno, we Frankfurters take our “green sauce” serious, don’t we?
a1. Uptown Slice
b1. 2nd Touch (Roman Flügel Remix)