Releases / Various Artists - “GOGO Music 10th Anniversary Collection Vol. III - TRACKS FOR THE HEADS”
TraxsourceWell is has been ten years since we started meeting like this … now GOGO Music offers you a comprehensive look back on its impressive catalogue containing music that accomplished to move global dance floors during the last decade and to inspire countless other artists and labels. Founded end of 2001 by Ralf GUM, the label GOGO Music portrays and expresses his love for soulful dance-music and provides a visionary and active record company for its innovative artists. Ever since the foundation the heart of GOGO Music’s success was lying in the insatiable passion to present and represent well written music, without following the latest ephemeral trends, because House Music shouldn’t be fashion but a lifestyle. The first release of GOGO Music in December 2001 set the tone and pricked up the ears of many, while already the second outing “You were singing” by King Club became what is nowadays considered a classic in soulful dance music. During its ten years of existence GOGO Music presented music from well-known artists such as Ursula Rucker, Inaya Day, Black Coffee, Monique Bingham or Rocco, but unlike many of its competitors always managed to be ahead of the curve and establish as well new talent, as for example Raw Artistic Soul in 2004 who is now an essential artist in the scene. The detection of new talents, introducing and breaking them in the market stayed a significant part of the label work at all times, as the genre is perennially approached with open ears and mind. Hence thanks to GOGO Music exciting new talent like the 60 Hertz Project, Kafele or MAQman were popularized and introduced to a wide audience.
But no matter who is behind the release, GOGO Music only puts out projects, which are truly heartfelt. Due to this fact and as it’s always looked for an uncompromisingly high production standard, music lovers worldwide rapidly recognised GOGO Music as prime source for outstanding House Music. The excellent reputation of GOGO Music can be manifold proven. GOGO’s releases made it various times to the UK Hype Chart, entered the Swiss Dance Charts as well as the DCC (Deutsche Club Charts). The labels records constantly receive airplay on countless radio stations around the world including majors, such as UK’s “BBC”, France’s “Radio FG”, South Africa’s “Metro FM” or Botswana’s Yarona FM, where GOGO Music scored for example the number one playlist position for 4 weeks with the smash hit “Complicated” in May 2010. Moreover the releases constantly reached top sales positions, including numerous number 1 spots on Traxsource, amongst them the soulful hit “Kissing Strangers”, which was the bestseller in its genre in 2008. Thus it got #1 in the “Top 100 Singles 2008” and the “biggest house track 2008” in the charts of the year on Traxsource. But GOGO Music’s sales-success of course isn’t limited to the Traxsource charts. In 2009 the single “Little W. 12th St.” was one of the 10 best selling house-songs of the year on the Japanese download-site Wasabeat. Various GOGO Music singles reached the number one download-chart positions on Clickgroove and made it to the Top 10 of various other download sites. Each and every outing has been licensed for various compilations. Stars like Louie Vega or top brands like Ministry of Sound grab the recordings for their collections with pleasure. The label’s music is consistently played by the main DJs in the House scene and, just as important, it’s enjoying a growing community of confessing fans. Over and above the vinyl editions of almost all singles have sold out and several of them are nowadays sought-after collector items.
Apparently the evident ‘quality not quantity’ release philosophy beard fruit ever since, as the firm growing specific interest in and vast feedback on GOGO Music’s work shows. Already late 2005 GOGO Music was called “one of the hottest imprints around” by the leading magazine Blues & Soul and Germany’s Subculture stated that “GOGO Music is one of the prime German house labels”. In April 2009 one of America’s best house-music-publications “5 Magazine” wrote, that “GOGO Music has become synonymous with the best Deep House produced in Europe” and 2010 we were pleased to read that UK's fine soul music publication SoulM8 declared that GOGO Music is "one of Germany’s best independent labels".
For the tenth anniversary GOGO Music now presents 4 compilations including what we consider to be the some of the best tunes over that period. Here you’ll have the “TRACKS FOR THE HEADS” edition which contains music with undisputed deepness. Furthermore you can get “SOUL FOR THE FLOORS” where you’ll find some of our undeniable vocal anthems, “DUBS FOR THE CLUBS” which contains the tracks that really moved crowds and “VISIONS OF MUSICIANS” which offers you eclectic productions of our artists and showcases their gorgeous musicality. All in all you’ll get a great collection of music that stood the test of time. 10 years young and fresher than ever GOGO Music proudly looks back on what happened so far and surely will continue to bring you some the best in soulful and deep house.
Tracklist GOGO Music 10th Anniversary Collection Vol. III - TRACKS FOR THE HEADS:
1 - Black Coffee feat. Bucie - Turn Me On (Raw Artistic Soul Vocal Dub)
2 - Shana - Uyangichomela (Ralf GUM Deep Mix)
3 - Rocco & C. Robert Walker - Hard Time For Lovers (Main Mix)
4 - Ralf Gum feat. Diamondancer - All This Love For You (Rocco Main Mix)
5 - Hood Natives feat. Mac Z - Sax In The City (Raw Artistic Soul Remix)
6 - Bucie - Your Kiss (Ralf GUM Remix)
7 - Raw Artistic Soul - Miami Theme (Ralf GUM Sax Lick Dub)
8 - Zano - My Story (Ralf GUM Deep Dub)
9 - Ralf Gum feat Beate S. Lech - Warrior (Raw Artistic Soul Dub)
10 - Rookie feat. Miss Jelée - Music (Ralf GUM's On Music Mix)
GOGO Music … music it is and is it!