One of the industry’s brightest talents, Tim Engelhardt has served the electronic music community with an impeccable catalogue of chart-topping club records and critically acclaimed leftfield offerings over the course of his esteemed, decade-long career. A firm favourite with the likes of Scenarios, Stil Vor Talent, Watergate and Poker Flat Recordings, to name just a few, the fast-rising German native now announces the launch of his very own music label LIFEFORMS; a collaborative initiative alongside US-based French scientist and producer Dr. Nicolas Pinto that aims to empower artists through innovative technologies.
LIFEFORMS’ mission is to provide artists with a dynamic platform for authentic self-expression; not merely as a record label but as an innovative playground for creative freedom. Here, artists will not only craft their own sonic narratives, they will also gain knowledge and access to modern tools that will empower their artistic journeys.
Whilst embracing cutting-edge technology, the imprint remains steadfast in its commitment to ensure that soulful, original music takes centre stage. Seeking to play a pivotal role in the development of artists’ careers, LIFEFORMS provides them with guidance and tools such as AI, blockchain and other inventive technologies to fully explore their artistry in the most forward-thinking way possible.
Cementing the label’s ethos of authenticity and progression, Tim inaugurates LIFEFORMS’ catalogue with Wide Awake; a remarkable new Indie Dance cut which drops today alongside a more dancefloor-leaning Club Version. Out now, this chugging, unequivocally cool record welcomes the majestic vocal talents of German singer songwriter Jyll (Sommersville, Armada, YION) and fully embodies the diverse, eclectic nature of the label’s forthcoming output. Combining his profound knowledge for harmonies and melodic structures with his dexterity for genre cross-pollination, Tim’s inaugural release for LIFEFORMS showcases both deep artistry and profound technical prowess.
Speaking about the label launch, Tim Engelhardt commented:
“I’m excited to collaborate with Nicolas Pinto, who shares my enthusiasm for tech and music, on this label and deliver unique releases and experiences. LIFEFORMS is the culmination of years of dedicated work, with our journey beginning last year as we meticulously curated tracks. Our vision for LIFEFORMS extends beyond a label; it's a dynamic platform. It's a place to unveil new music, foster collaboration, nurture emerging artists and empower them to explore the possibilities of tech-driven creativity.
Musically, LIFEFORMS promises a diverse tapestry of genres. However, at our core, a distinct sonic identity will always be woven through every release. Our excitement stems from the opportunity to spotlight some of the most talented artists within our scene, while also embarking on a journey to discover new and captivating voices.”
Dr. Nicolas Pinto – who was instrumental in masterminding the GenAI NFT launch of Dixon and Âme’s Innervisions’ 100th release all the way back in 2021 – went on to say:
“Music has always been a fascinating universal language to my soul that somehow effortlessly transcends cultural boundaries, and I believe technology to be its modern instrument. In this symphony of art and tech, Tim Engelhardt and I found harmony at the intersection of our passions. After years of working together on various fronts, I’m excited to announce the launch of our label: LIFEFORMS.
At LIFEFORMS, we believe in music’s ability to unite us, and technology's ability to augment and elevate creative expression. Our mission is clear: to provide artists with a playground for their imagination, where they can not only craft their music but also learn to wield the tools that empower their autonomy. Music takes the lead, but we'll tastefully infuse it with the deep tech expertise that we bring to the table.”
Tim Engelhardt – Wide Awake (feat Jyll) is out now via LIFEFORMS: https://lnk.to/LIFEFORMS001