It is now five proud years since Oliver Huntemann, together with his long-term business partner Jan Langer, founded Ideal Audio. To celebrate the occasion, the label is heading out on a worldwide tour from September onwards, and is releasing a double CD compilation of brand-new exclusive material alongside the most memorable classics from the label’s roster.
Since 2008 and release 001 from Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire, the label has grown into one of the foremost techno outlets in the world, with a wide and deep fan base across the globe. Ideal Audio has also spawned countless label parties, fruitful collaborations and many EP, LP and mix compilation releases from plenty of exciting talents.
“Here we are, five years richer in experience and still as loud as ever,” says Oliver on the anniversary. “Some new and promising acts in the form of dubspeeka from Bristol, Remain & Electric Rescue from Paris, and Soel & Jonni Darkko from Rome have recently joined the ranks, breathing new life into Ideal. For me personally, it is still a great pleasure to work on and with electronic music and the crazy party circus every day. I look forward to the next five years!”
The worldwide 5ünf Tour, running from September 2013 until March 2014, features key label associates Oliver Huntemann, André Winter, dubspeeka, Joran Van Pol, Remain & Electric Rescue, Andreas Henneberg, The Glitz and more, details will be announced soon.
And so to the 5ünf compilation: Across two discs and 25 tracks it showcases the Ideal Audio style, which in the past has been described as “dark, hypnotic and powerful…” The compilation spans the last five years – with new and exclusive cuts on disc 1, and classics on disc 2 – and proves that Oliver and Jan have done a great job evolving the label whilst always staying true to their roots in exciting techno. A fine retrospective at the same time as being focussed on the next five years, the 5ünf Tour and Compilation prove Ideal Audio to be one of the most assured labels of our time.
1: Oliver Huntemann – High5
2: Joran van Pol – Contraction
3: dubspeeka – Nepal
4: Extrawelt – Tangle Again
5: Hatzler – Contagious
6: André Winter – Congrats
7. Andreas Henneberg – Bansir
8: The Glitz – Sherry
9: Remain & Electric Rescue – Haters
10: André Winter & Hatzler – Kvadrat
11: Soel & Jonni Darkko – Lost in Space
12: Avatism & Jeremy P. Caulfield – Vancouver (digital only)
CD2: Past (Mixed by André Winter)
1: Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Rikarda
2: André Winter – Dogma (Pan-Pot Remix)
3: Extrawelt – Never Ever Disko Tricks
4. Sebrok & Tassilo – Fairchild
5. Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Dios
6: Andreas Henneberg – Tenses
7. Remain & Electric Rescue – Erma (Marc House Remix)
8: Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire – Aire
9: The Glitz – Last Panther (Mihalis Safras Remix)
10: Sebastian Radlmeier – Is It Me or Is It You? (Carlo Lio Remix)
11: Sebrok – Lincoln Road
12: André Winter – Blackmail