You’re invited to help us celebrate the launch of a brand new Style of Sound compilation on the 15th December 2017.
The Style of Sound Vol. 3 is a collection of songs which was compiled to help you understand the lives of those two cheeky girls called Emerald & Doreen, the inspiration behind the label of the same name.
Style of Sound editor John Noi recently travelled to Berlin to spend an evening out with the girls with two tasks in mind. First, he wanted to find out what a typical day of theirs looks like. And second, he wanted find out what songs made up the soundtrack of their lives.
And why the journey all the way to Germany?
He’d heard from several sources that Emerald and Doreen exude awe-inspiring happiness, and he wondered if the music they listened to had anything to do with their state of being, which of course, he found out to be totally true.
The results of this excursion were documented in a 77-minute mix that transports listeners to 18 Emerald & Doreen moments, moments which defined this special evening and ultimately helped explain the meaning of happiness.
The Sound Diary Notating Key Emerald & Doreen Moments
And the Outcome of this Trip?
Looking closely at the 18 songs that make up the mix, John discovered that happiness in life does not come from listening to a single music genre.
Instead, he realised hapiness evolves from listening to a combination of different styles whether it be techno, house, disco, indie dance, soul, hiphop, industrial, etc that creates true bliss — a hallmark of the Emerald & Doreen label and the Style of Sound Vol.3.
Experience the Happiness
We invite you to sample what true happiness sounds by playing the video above which was especially created for this compilation by none other than Emerald & Doreen! The video will give you a taste of what it feels like to spend time with the two girls, plus inspire you to check out the individual artists which make up the release.
On the 24th March, 2017 the Style of Sound unveiled a special exhibition to celebrate the launch of Emerald & Doreen’s 2nd Label Retrospective Emerald & Doreen 200.
The static exhibition consisted of 17 tailor made bomber jackets focusing on the artwork of the songs released in the Emerald & Doreen 200 compilation. Designed by the Style of Sound, the jackets were inspired by the strong links of music and fashion inherent in the compilation’s track list.
As visitors sipped on tasty cocktails, they were invited to try on the jackets, while the continuous mix included in the compilation, mixed by none other than French dj, producer, and sound-designer Jerry Bouthier, played on multiple video screens, taking visitors on a special journey into the visual world created by videographers Emerald & Doreen.
Jerry is no stranger to the label, having mixed the excellent Emerald & Doreen compilations Voyage Sauvage Vol.1 and Voyage Sauvage Vol.2. Of his recent collaboration with the label, Jerry says. “I think every single track is worth its salt, not a dull one in sight, that’s great, well done, that’s what we want, the best of E&D.”
Throughout the evening, revelers sailed across a make shift dance floor filled with shoegazing house blended in with electronica and lyrical synth pop not to mention nostalgic italo-disco, esoteric ambient, melodic prog-techno, dreamy indie, and everything else in between – all given Jerry’s special touch.
If you couldn’t make it to the exhibition, thankfully you can experience the evening for yourself. First, make yourself a cocktail. Second, take a close look at the jackets below. Third, play the video below. And lastly, dance to the mix prepared by Jerry. Enjoy!
You are invited to join us for a private view at 7pm, on the 7th February, for the new Style of Sound exhibiton featuring works from a cross section of artists curated by Style of Sound editor John Noi.
The show highlights the constant struggle between lightness and dark, a theme which visitors can experience first-hand via a 65-minute mix featuring songs from an international roster of artists including: Jerry Bouthier, Pylot, AIMES, Reflex, Re Dupre, Brima & Ben, Max Cooper, Rival Consoles, Dominik Eulberg, Virgo, Clarian, DJ Yellow, and Clark.
We ask that you arrive promptly at 7pm to experience the special light installation that we’ve commissioned which is designed to draw you into the inner depths of lightness and dark as the mix plays.
If you cannot make it to the private view, we invite you to listen to the 2017 Style of Sound Winter Exhibition mix provided here.
Join us on Tuesday 26 July, 10:00–10:04 am, for the private view of an exhibition of recent work by Berlin-based artist and musician Sara P.
As the former lead singer of the popular indie group Keep Shelly In Athens, Sarah’s recent work shows how she’s evolved as a solo artist.
Focusing on contemporary issues such as peace & rebirth, renewal, and, essentially freedom, her latest endeavors are a love letter to her inner psyche, to the rich and untamed expression within. “I wanted it to escalate” says Sarah, “I wanted it to have many colors.”
This exhibition offers a selected view into Sarah’s new single “Golden Deer”, taken from her recent solo debut EP “Free”.
When asked about the single, Sarah commented, ‘Golden Deer was inspired by a dream I had about this deer leading me to a magical forest where everything was possible. I guess, following the deer symbolized tearing down the fences I’ve built around me because of my fears.’
She adds, ‘Throughout “Free” there has been this steady but slow walk towards the light. If “Dirty Sunday” that serves as the opener of the EP is dark and heavy, “Golden Deer”, the final song, is like an excited heart that’s pumping for the new beginnings.’
Presented in Style of Sound’s Berlin space, the videos are brought to life with not one but three music videos – or dare we say three acts – which were directed by the Berlin based visual geniuses Schall & Schnabel, each installed in a distinct manner.
Pierre Horn & Eileen Huhn of Schall & Schnabel commented, ‘With our video, we visualize a dream. The colors, the pictures, the visual elements layer and in their multiplication a crazy interaction, and new associations.’
They add, ‘Some sequences remind of coral reefs, others of a kaleidoscope. A very own, powerful, poppy, and experimental image language and dynamic was created, bringing an atmosphere that is charming and playful at the same time.’
The three different versions give viewer’s the opportunity to choose how deep to dive into the dream. Follow the link below to experience each of the videos.
In anticipation of the forthcoming Style of Sound Vol. 1 compilation coming out on Emerald & Doreen Records, we invite you to join us for a private viewing of the exclusive video created especially for the release at the Style of Sound Berlin.
The video, assembled by the talented Emerald and Doreen in Germany, contains art and fashion footage sourced from a variety of archives which is meant to bring to life the spirit and ethos of the compilation.
The mix and compilation, put together by Style of Sound editor John Noi, is inspired by the dance floor of the future, a dance floor filled with the upbeat rhythms of indie dance, nu disco, italo disco, techno, and house music, where two amazing girls called Emerald & Doreen take you by the hand and spin you into a heady oblivion.
As part of the private view, the Style of Sound has created 16 bottles of wine (one for each artist on the compilation) which are meant to be sampled as each artist is heard on the mix. Each wine is said to induce 16 different euphoric effects as if experiencing the mix on an actual dance floor.
Yuki Abe is a producer, a DJ, and artist based in East Tokyo. His works traverse indie dance, disco and house music with the occasional foray into electronica, indie, ambient, hip-hop and R&B.
Collecting inspiration from the changing of seasons, Abe’s music releases and mixes are often filled with deep melancholic feelings, something which makes him stand apart from his contemporaries in Japan.
The Style of Sound Tokyo is now showing his first solo exhibition: ‘During this Summer’ – which shows nine new photographs throughout the gallery’s main room set to a seasonal soundtrack mixed by Abe himself.
Abe’s attitudes to summer are documented fully through out the photographic series in addition to text which is drawn from a series of nine questions we posed to the artist.
Abe’s exhibition: ‘During this Summer’ is showing at Style of Sound Tokyo until the 17th August, 2016.