Quotes: Munich’s Compost score again with this ace funker from head honcho Michael Reinboth. Mixmag / another excellent crew, the funkronautical engineers of Munich’s Compost Records. Magnet / a smooth and seductive sound that is totally uniquely Beanfield. Lotus / stunning liquid techno – full of heavily syncopated funk, fat-ass synths and skipping beats. Mixmag
Info: Hey, have you ever seen the close-up of a beanfield, or can you imagine what it looks like. If you can’t you will have to wait another thirty years for the real thing when these 10sqm chunks of the moon will be sold by the International Space Selling Corporation. Bevor then Beanfield – the act – give you another rare and unique microcosm. Nourished by ancient elements of Rare Groove and Latin Jazz from the Old School into a modern, urban Electro of thier own. Conjuring up aural images remiscent of Jurassic-style monster movie soundtracks, the human melting-pot of New York, and the mystic exoticism of the Brazilian Jungle, Beanfield fuse musical skill with analogue & digital technology – all on top of a thick layer of funky grooves – to create the freshest sound you will come across for a long time. For this record Beanfield are Michael Reinboth, Jan Krause and Tobias Meggle, providing superfunky grooves. Listen to the absurdly catchy “Planetary Deadlock” (vocoder courtesy of Boris Geiger), or the experimental electro-jazz of “Green Angel” (containing a Wurlitzer solo by Jazz-pianist Till Sahm). Whichever track you turn into, you will encounter BEANFIELD’s highly individualistic mix of sublime funky noise fragments woven into complex webs of global grooving beats. And watch out for the haunted video to “Planetary Deadlock”, a creation by underground filmmaker Klaus Tartler in which he combines various video formats to create a unique, intricate set of images which perfectly capture the surrounding musical landscapes. As you might know, DJ, music jounalist and author Michael Reinboth is the founder, head A & R of Compost and Compose Records, and has been the brain behind various club nights in Munich. he’s a real music lover. Jan Krause, ex-apprentice of Jürgen Koppers (Godfather, with Giorgio Moroder, of the Munich Disco Sound. Producer of Donna Summer a.m.o.), is a sound-engineer and doubles as bassplayer of the world’s most famous rare-groove band Poets of Rhythm. No doubt he’s deep into all sorts of funky sounds! Finally, Keyboard player Tobias Meggle is a much respected composer/arranger and producer, was the key creative force on the late Patrick Gammon’s (Tina Turners Keyboarder) last album. Together they have arranged, produced and mixed several albums and 12-inches for Compost including Four Ears, Knowtoryus, DJ Linus, Kristo, the first two A Mighty Black singles, Taran, Moodorama, and many more…Besides, their famous remixes for Kruder & Dorfmeister’s project Tosca, for Kosma, Tinbalada, Eric “IQ” Gray, as well as MC Solaar’s “Nouveau Western” ,the Mighty Dub Cats and Sofa Surfers, are internationally acclaimed. Their very first release, “Charles” – probably the only dancefloor record ever to be played regularly at both 45rmp and 33rmp !!! – received excellent reviews in both the German and the international music press.
Note: Today – due to the many activities of Reinboth and Meggle – Beanfield mainly consists of Jan Krause and up and coming DJ Michael Mettke. They are currently working on a number of projects, including remixes. Watch out for a new beginning!