LA PEÑA, PAGER RECORDS, EINFACH HÖREN
Philipp Boss is a 24 year old DJ, music producer, sound artist and founder of the label Einfach Hören (german for “just listen”). He is part of a new generation of Frankfurt/Offenbach producers and DJs around the newly established GOSU record store. Growing up in its suburb during the late 90ies, Boss and his friends founded a band, spending a lot of time together everyday jamming blues, funk, soul, reggae and rock’n roll music in their small rehearsal room.
In the late 00s Boss started digging vinyl and diving more into electronic music. With the age of majority, Frankfurt‘s nightlife and its clubs became accessible. The infamous Robert Johnson Club as a constant source of inspiration in mind, Boss started producing electronic music and soon developed his own remarkable style by blending various genres. The greatest motif in his productions is always groove and rhythm, rather than big build-ups and massive drops.
With 12” releases on Pager Records, Rawax Motorcity, a double-album on La Peña Records and appearances on his own label Einfach Hören, Boss constantly shapes his interpretation of house music nowadays. His sound signature is heavily defined by improvisation with analogue machines and collaborations between good friends – a workflow he keeps maintaining since his band-days. His DJing shows parallels between the organic and the electronic world. He plays a vibrant mix of house, techno, funk, electro and disco music, which got him spinning regularly at most of Frankfurt‘s venues, Berlin’s “Salon Zur Wilden Renate” and even led to a Tokyo-tour in 2017.
Coming up in 2018 is his 2×12” solo album on La Peña Records, a couple of 12” EPs on various labels and a gig in his beloved Robert Johnson living room.