Spring 2006 was both cruel and exciting. Radiating hot Helsinki nights, too much light and vivid, restless dreams about
Music. While chucking down a glass of cheap brandy in a local bar the idea finally materialised: Let's start a record label! A label that
would bring people together. Proud people. People thinking of Music. People doing their own thing in their own way in their own
basements. And most importantly, people who understood the meaning of space between notes. After 5 years, 16 records, 85 tracks
and 44 artists from 13 countries it goes without saying that those restless dreams became reality. And so did the Music. HARMONIA
FAMILY ALBUM includes 12 artists from 7 countries giving their own interpretations of skweee, the synthetic Scandinavian funk. This
double album features both skweee -innovators and brilliant second generation rookies like Finnish dub specialist Levon Zoltar and
Japanese child prodigy Neo Hetare. The process of compiling these twelve tracks took more than six months, since each track was
carefully handpicked from a selection of more than hundred songs from around the world. Harmonia's previous 'Skandinavian
Skweee Vol. I &II' and 'International Skweee Vol. I&II' -compilations were immediately sold out after release and nowadays go up to
100 euros on internet. Because skweee owes so much to the so-called world music, we thought of taking the whole thing to the next
level and asked our artists to make their own versions of 'ethnic' music. As you will soon hear, the idea took off like a lazer beam in an
Ethiopian desert. The results are breathtaking: music so contemporary yet still so archaic! It gives a great deal of pleasure to the
listener to hover through the native American mantras of BMMB's Huuhka-Eno, tribal chanting of Ransta Congregate and slavic p-
funk of Eero Johannes. Viva Harmonia!
a1 BMMB - Huuhka-Eno / American Spirit
a2 Ben Butler & Mousepad - Kalim-Ba
a3 Eero Johannes - Brakeman
b1 Levon Zoltar - You Down With OBP?
b2 Wankers United - Bendz
b3 Mitropamusik - Popmusik Im Blut / Karl Marx Stadt remix
c1 Ransta Congregation - Gravity
c2 Coco Bryce - Saviour
c3 Aaro Dicosta - Weird-Ass Lovin'
d1 Rigas Den Andre & Spartan Lover - Something Will Be Ok Soon
d2 Neo Hetare - Kirara
d3 Stiletti-Ana - Lipi Lipi
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