Boomkat Product Review:
Party-guaranteed bangers from the golden daze of German new wave dance-pop. Includesproepr bullets in the likes of Berlin Express’ daft klaxon ‘Die Russen Kommen’, the full pelt attack of ‘Spiegelbild’ by Gorilla Aktiv, and New Dimension’s swaggering ace ’Stuttgart schwarz’. DJs and dancers take note!
“Sowas von egal” is a collaboration between the Hamburg record label Bureau B and the Hamburg party series Damaged Goods. The divergent trajectories of a record company on the one hand and DJs on the other are happily aligned through a love and passion for seeking out, collecting, releasing and playing rare, remarkable music which simply needs to be heard.
The Damaged Goods DJs created the party as a danceable party where they could play music beyond the regular and repetitious repertoire of (dark) electro clichés. The focus is on seldom heard post punk and synth wave from the 1980s. Many of the old records had only been pressed in small quantities, often sold exclusively at the respective bands’ gigs. More than 30 years later, it is almost impossible to get hold of these tracks… until now.