After dropping its debut record back in June, Fine is set to release Back To The People by label co-founder Tilman. It’s a warm shift from ethereal, pumpin’ house to warm, funky disco.
Fine was started this year back in June by German producers Tilman Schwarz and Johannes Albert. The two have an extensive history with the house circuit in Berlin and Mainz, sharing the roster on many gigs. The Fine imprint sprouted off of that momentum when Albert released his four track EP Palm Saturdays on Mainz-based label klamauk°, the label Tilman has been running since 2008 with artists Michael Fluhr and Karsten Brommenschenkel. Fine then became a musical vision which they think should take the strain out of release schedules to give house lovers tunes on the fly and in a quick fashion. This lively, pop-up imprint is definitely showing a true dedication in piecing together raucous parties, wall-shaking beats, and a family of fans; Tilman is an integral part of this puzzle.
His newest release, titled Back To The People, fluidly moves between house and disco, offering up some select cuts that tell a small part of clubbing history. Starting the A side is a mellow track called People Moving Out that sways and groves under some soulful vocals. The second track, titled Strings In Paradise, delivers warm, tessellating pads that ooze over energetic drums. Way Back starts off the B side with a heavy and wonky cut of sultry house, while Egypt pays a strong homage to The Detroit funk and soul trio The Jones Girls, reviving a disco classic with some serious force.
Even as Fine just gets started, it expects to have a solo EP by Johannes drop sometime in January. It is surely anticipated that this release will be knocking around all of the busiest nightclubs next year. Tilman’s Back To The People is set to release November 15 on Fine, and you can preorder it here.
Stream previews of it below.
A1 People Moving Out
A2 Strings In Paradise
B1 Way Back