Various Artists - Rebirth 10 - Selected and Mixed by Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers
Rebirth 10 marks the 10th Anniversary of Rebirth Records.
It's a special compilation, spread over 2 CDs, selected and mixed by the legendary Larry Heard Aka Mr. Fingers, including some of the key releases of the label in this first 10 years plus a couple of unreleased tracks.
Established by Daniele 'Shield' Contrini in 2006, Rebirth Records has surely grown up over the years into one of the most respected Italian independent labels. A series of high impact releases alongside a focused and strong promotional work, have helped to enhance the reputation and credibility of Rebirth.
The label owner Shield remembers 'The first release was a record that had been in my bag for years. I just wondered why not resurfacing it again with a new remix and a vocal version and that's what I did. And If 'Finest Dream' feat. Alison Limerick was ready, remixed by Silicone Soul'. Shield continues 'The philosophy behind the label finds its roots in the past, building a link between the soul of a song and the warmth of a melody then combining them with a contemporary sound. I'm always looking for something timeless, something that I can imagine to still listen to in 20 or 40 years time. Collaborations with artists like Shara Nelson, Tracey Thorn, Ben Onono and recently Antena have been essential moments for us. In this first 10 years we released music from established artists like Joey Negro, Michel Cleis, Agoria, Butch, Marc Romboy, Freaks, Rampa and Blond:ish. We had remixes from incredibly names like Motor City Drum Ensemble, Deetron, Radio Slave, Tensnake, Morgain Geist, Henrik Schwarz, Andrès, Joe Claussell, Soul Clap, Jimmy Edgar and Ripperton. And had the pleasure to bring to the attention of the big audience new talents such as NUfrequency, Tevo Howard, Robytek, Trio / Bocca Grande, Alison Marks / Wallflower, Corrado Bucci, Chromatic Filters, James Teej and Villanova'
Talking about the celebratory compilation Shield says 'Who better than Larry Heard could do it for us? He delivered a mix that embodies the soul and the different facets of the label. Larry, as well as having remixed three songs for the label, is among the producers who had written the history of a musical genre and one of the names who most have influenced our music. The cover of the CD is designed by Emil Schult, who has created some special images for the occasion. Visiting him in his studio in Dusseldorf and breathing his Kraftwerk experience has been an unforgettable moment. I'm really pleased they both agreed to work on this project'.