Labelinterview Kindisch Records

Kindisch is a sublabel of Get Physical that releases deeper house and techno.

Gründungsdatum 2006
Pfuelstraße 5, 10997 Berlin
contact @ physical-music.com

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When did the first idea of creating the label come about?

Kindisch was originally started by my good friends Bookashade, DJ T. and M.A.N.D.Y. in 2006 as a sister label of Get Physical in order to have a musical platform for the more „verspultere“ B Side kind of records. A collaboration in the studio with DJ T. on the sister label of Kindisch is where I had my first release. Kindisch had been resting for some while after its initial phase and when I moved to Berlin I had the vision to revive the label and partnered up with Roland Leesker and Philipp Jung and their team to bring it back to life. The rest is history.

Some statistics, since the label was created , how many releases, how many vinyls and how many packages/parcels have you made/send?

Kindisch has had over 160 releases and we have released over 30 of them on vinyl.

From which country do most of your buyers come from?

Our strongest markets are Germany, the UK and the United States but Latin America is on the rise as well .

What is the release of which you are most proud of?

My 8Pounds release coming out in February of course haha. No, I’m proud of all our releases.

Can you describe to us what a typical day at the office means to you?

Listen to hours and hours and hours and hours and HOURS of music and then decide what to sign. Our team is important as well. We are listening to the music on different sound systems and studios, we then go back with detailed feedback to the producers and try to improve the songs if it’s necesaary and if the artist thinks its a good idea as well.

Who’s in your Team? 

There is 9 of us in total. Philipp Jung, Matt Aline and I run the A&R (everyone else contributes also to A&R, artist liaison and creative direction in some way or another). Jan Van Vliet & Lilly Iguman run the back end including distribution, accounting and release schedules. We all contribute to creative direction, Mirjam assists with graphics, Mia Margetic is taking care of our showcases worldwide and Cecile manages our showcases in Berlin. Roland Leesker oversees everything and is the glue that keeps it all together.

Are you a Music Producer or DJ?

Both.

Which distribution channels do you use?

We distribute our music through the common digital download and streaming services like Bandcamp, Beatport, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music etc.

Did you use youtube and how strong/weak the impact?

Yes we are using YT as part of the Get Physical Network which has more than 180.000 followers. So YT is an important part of our setup and offers a great opportunity to reach out to a huge followership.

Have you ever helped yourself with buying clicks & plays on soundcloud?

No. But we have used companies to help sponsor and connect us with other people.

Where do you find hungry and ambitious artists?

Everywhere. Friends of friends and other artists, at parties, events, nightclubs and through online communication.

What impact does streaming with spotify have on the economic situation of an indie label?

It’s a fantastic way to reach a large number of music lovers all over the world.

When you look for new music to sign what are some key elements and factors you are looking for, aside from it being a great track obviously?

Does it sound like the music is original or has the artist just copied something that has already been done before. Are they using a bunch of loops or have they taken the extra step to record and engineer original sounds. I also enjoy music made with a mix of analogue equipment and digital software.

How would you describe the style and vision of your Label?

Interesting, unique, timeless, fun.

What are some sites or apps that you use to listen/ find new tracks?

Juno, Beatport, Crate diggers Factory and Beatport.

For producers out there sending in their demos via emails, what are some tips you would give them on professionally sending in their track to you?

Make honest music. Meaning don’t make music for the sake of copying a trend or what’s been done before. Let it happen naturally. Make and finish a track because it sounds good to you while you are producing it. Send finished tracks and completed EPs. Definitely don’t send 30 half finished tracks. It’s nice when an artist knows their music and is confident enough to present an EP or album rather then a folder of loose tracks.


The first Kindisch release of 2019 will be Mia Lucci’s „8 Pounds“, a 3-track EP released worldwide on the 8th February, with an exclusive pressing of numbered vinyl, limited to 100 copies only available to pre-order now: https://kindisch.lnk.to/KD138