South Baden-based imprint Heimatliebe continues to fly the flag for local electronic talent, offering a wealth of high-quality releases across the house and techno spectrum as it has done since 2016.
Following offerings from Adi Dassler, Marc Werner, Therealalexgeiler, Anina Owly and many more underground talents, the label now welcomes Alex Lauthals and Harald Matthias to the fore as they deliver their two-track ‘By The Rhythm’ EP.
German DJ and music producer Harald Matthias started his DJ career out of his passion for electronic music as a teenager. In the 2000s, he was finally playing regularly in nightclubs and was a guest DJ on various radio stations.
He also started music production more professionally and released his first records. After some relatively quiet recent years, he returned to the studio during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, and his passion for music revived. Releases on labels like Shapeshift, Eisenwaren and Braw Records, and several remixes, followed soon. In the summer of 2023, he combined forces with Alex Lauthals to drop a massive collaboration on Heimatliebe Records.
To mark his latest release, we invited Harald to join us with his very own Hot Picks selection:
Siwell - My Things
Percussive drums, a nice synth hook and hypnotic vocals make this tune a true bomb.
Loz Seka, KEFFI, HARRT (feat. Altere, Alex Lauthals) - Delirio
So much talent in one production. This huge collab from the Toolroom Academy’s boys nails it!
Allan Piziano, Nolek - Más
This bassline shakes every dance floor. What a banger!
Raumakustik, Juliet Sikora - Love Shake
Incredible main break. Those vocals give so much energy to the drop!
Angel Heredia - IN MY HEAD
Incredible driving groove. Huge pick for every build-up.
DJ Lora - All I Want Is You
Great atmosphere in the break that leads into a drop with energetic and driving percussions - that’s all I want!
Mike Ivy, Luv Junkie, DJ Gomi - Touch (Frederick & Kusse Remix)
Old but gold. One of those massive productions by James Hurr. I can’t remember a set where I didn’t drop this.
Vin Vega, Matonik - Back Again (Harald Matthias Remix)
Vin Vega and Matonik dropped the original version a few years ago, and I always loved the record. This year I had the pleasure to do a remix for the guys.
Alex Lauthals & Harald Matthias’ ‘By The Rhythm’ EP is available now via Heimatliebe. You can buy/stream it HERE.