Mobilee has been on our radar for some time, and label head Anja Schneider closes out the month of May with an inspired, tech-driven EP that captured our attention as we sail into Summer. Get to know a bit about the imprint, the Dubmission sound and what is on the horizon for the mobilee family this summer as they journey throughout Europe…
How has mobilee’s sound and concept evolved since its start?
My primary idea was to give a platform to young and talented artists to release their music. This concept is still the same ten years later. I still have my radio show ‘Dance Under the Blue Moon’ on Radio Fritz every Saturday night, which is where I first started playing these unsung talents. It seemed a logical and natural progression to start up the label and help these young kids. My already prominent name was a help at building something. I have never been the ‘big boss’ or ‘guru’ and no one has to sound like me. I’m not bigger than the brand, we are just the enablers. This is maybe the success of mobilee.
Your new EP is so dynamic and really impressed us. Tell us a bit about your inspiration and creative process behind it.
On my way back from the BPM Festival in Mexico I got to thinking about all the many beach parties, sandy beaches, sunshine and the overflowing energy and spirit of people I have been with over the years. I went straight into the studio with my production partner Martin Eyerer and we had big fun together making this record. I hope it translates onto the dancefloor.
The vocals on ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Revolution’ are interesting, alluring and masculine. How did you link up with Parsifal and choose his sound for the records?
Parsifal was a recommendation by my friend Igor Vicente. I checked him out on the internet and he was exactly what I needed. I’m sure this is not the last project we will work together on.
All of your cover artwork is beautifully consistent, do you usually collaborate with a particular artist?
I love Pilar Zetar and her artwork. We are really happy to have her working with us at mobilee.
Summer is upon us and is always a crazy time of year for musical souls, especially in Europe. What are some festivities you are looking forward to?
This year I’m really looking forward to ‘Off Sonar’ with of course our now famous rooftop parties at Hotel Diagonal and FACT pool parties. And mostly our club party Wednesday at Bloc. Then we are really excited to have our first daytime residency at Hotel Santos in Ibiza, starting July 14th from 2pm-midnight and then on every second Monday. It’s going to be huge. We have all our mobilee artists and then some very special guests and friends. I’m also off to Croatia and the Found Festival, followed by Summer In The City at Tobacco Dock in London. Too many to mention. I love playing festivals.
What can we expect from Mobilee in the near future? Are there any groundbreaking artists we should keep on our radar?
Ha! How can I say this – ALL mobilee artists are ground and heart breaking – the best artists I know
Well, thank you so much for your time and for the wonderful tunes. Can’t wait to hear them out and about at some great parties <3
Thank you very much for having me and writing good interesting questions. Tschüss Anja x
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May 31 Rhythmholic at Womb / JAPAN
Jun 08 Solomun +1 at Pacha Ibiza / SPAIN
Jun 11 mobilee & Sebo K´s Scenario at Bloc, Barcelona / SPAIN
Jun 12 mobilee Pool Session (Day & Night), Barcelona / SPAIN
Jun 13 Miss Kittin & The Girls at Fact Music Pool Party, Barcelona / SPAIN
Jun 13 mobilee Rooftop Barcelona at Hotel Silken Diagonal / SPAIN
Jun 14 Found Festival 2014 at Haggerston Park, London / UK
Jun 20 mobilee Paris at Zig Zag, Paris / FRANCE
Jul 04 Music On Ibiza at Amnesia / SPAIN
Jul 05 Mumu Sessions #004, Liverpool / UK
Jul 06 Stereo Sunday Festival Sunday at Julianapark Venlo / THE NETHERLANDS
Jul 06 Watergate presents: Suol vs Mobilee, Berlin / GERMANY
July 14 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN (opening party)
July 27 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN
Aug 9 Summer In The City at Tobacco Dock, London / UK
Aug 11 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN
Aug 25 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN
Sep 8 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN
Sep 22 mobilee pool party at Santos, Ibiza / SPAIN (closing party)