Luna City Express – Hello from Planet Earth

03Nov09

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after moon harbour’s first artist album, the much commended “restless” by matthias tanzmann in spring 2008, comes the long-awaited ‘hello from planet earth’ by luna city express!

marco esmann and norman weber have been an integral part of the moon harbour inner circle from the very beginning, and have made themselves indispensable during the last four years as a dj and producer duo – consummate purveyors and subtle innovators of house. in the last few years the duo has forged quite a distinctive sound and their first album shows off the various facets of their love for this music, by keeping the balance between classic house with its us american roots and contemporary european developments.

“hello from planet earth” is an eclectic work which displays the essence of their sound – the key being the shape and ease of funk, a high musicality and a cheeky sense of humor. tracks which brim with this classic luna city express style house sound are “celebration of life”, “dream in berlin”, “ms gera”, “mr. jack” and “parish fair”, all filled with depth, organic funk and the right drive for the best hours in the club. in these tracks the berlin-chicago axis is clearly apparent, all done with the right amount of reverence while still looking to the future.

the album also delves further into an unseen side of the duo: introverted, dense tracks, inspired by dub and downbeat, like “plata”, “heaven’s gate”, “time & space” or “orange softcake”. the short interludes, „floripa“ and „magic bubbles“, 2 experimental ambient tracks, connect the dots and complete the package.

with “hello from planet earth”, luna city express have really come into their own, and the result is a more impressive sound than ever – reflecting both their respect and passion for house music.

supported by: mathias kaden, steve bug, nick curly, mandy, ekkohaus, catz ‘n’ dogz, jimpster, brothers’ vibe, agnès, jamy wing, sven tasnadi, d’julz, hector, karotte, alex picone, pierce, tini, italoboys, davide squillace, deepchild, delete, afrilounge, anthony collins, nima gorji, emerson todd, shinedoe, bearweasel, lauhaus…

mathias kaden (freude am tanzen):
the album is a big bomb!!!!so super produced and organic!!! all the songs are made to be timeless forever.

steve bug (pokerflat):
nice that some people still think of an album as a whole piece and not just a collection of dancefloor tracks only. i got on the express and really like it, but it’s very hard to say which track i like the best.

nick curly (cecille):
i like it, will play it.

jimpster (freerange):
i love lce and all the singles they’ve done so far. always something for me to play out that’s fresh and groovy. looking forward to giving this lp a proper thrashing.

brothers‘ vibe:
super collection of trax! love the claasic house touch; just simply well put together….100% quality! nice one.

agnès (sthlmaudio):
this is some of the best music in an lp format i’ve been hearing this year.. i simply couldn’t skip any tracks yet ! great work guys, i’m admirative on the diversity you could inject in here while keeping a similar smell on the whole lp, that is what makes an album timeless… if i would have to chosse a favorite it’ll be plata for it’s depths. clap clap clap on my side, chapeau !

simon baker (2020 vision):
love it ! the tinkling of the ivories in diamonds & pearls is really doing it for me 🙂 mr jack rocks too. class stuff as ever.

d’julz (bass culture):
great album.

kabale und liebe (remote area):
wow great album! really all tracks are good and with their own vibe. diz iz some hot shit! full support! best album of the year for me.

claude von stroke (dirtybird):
celebration of life is sick. i like the whole vibe of the album.

lauhaus (remote area):
great album! diamonds & pearls is my pick. full support!

dj onionz
diamonds & pearls sounds good. a deep throwback to san francisco in the early 90s. happy, funky, trippy house music.

hector (phonica):
really good album like it a lot.

italoboys (mothership):
love the guys! thanx for this

new album out now (2×12”, cd, download):
luna city express – hello from planet earth
(mhr011-2 cd, mhr011-3 2×12” vinyl)

http://www.lunacityexpress.com

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