Bodo Elsel has only done a handful of records and the two that I've known and loved since 1998 were put out on Playhouse, the excellent housey sister-label of mighty Klang Elektronik. One track in particular, Discount Baby, has always stood out in my mind as a high water mark in the sacred art of groove (you may have heard of it). Punchy accents and resonant bass layered with trippy vocal loops; it's dubby acid house of the highest order, made by a mysterious German Lego-master, who the A&R team of Mike Mind and Thomas St Shindig managed to coax back into activity.
It only took Bodo a year to answer Mr. Mind's email, but he eventually delivered three amazing tracks... Haustier revitalizes piano house. Mai is incredible, and Mein Haus is one of the top few all-time expressions of the greatness/meaning of Germany, putting it in the fine company of the Autobahn, Sven Vath and Christmas-Market Schwein. NICE WIBES!!
The icing on the cake was that Bodo made it very clear he wanted no part in royalties or any of that business crap... he just wanted 42 copies of the record. Yes. 42.
We were so inspired by all of this that we decided to put this record out in a different way for us that just feels right this time.... If you want to find out just how good the Mein Haus EP is, you'll have no choice but to buy a copy of the 12inch because this one is a VINYL EXCLUSIVE!
Love from Montreal,
Thomas Von Party