Mille Plateaux is one of Germany’s most influential electronica record label founded 1993 by Achim Szepanski in Frankfurt. It is known for mostly releasing minimal techno, glitch music and other experimental electronic music.
[audio:Yu Miyashita – Telomere Stop 2-5.mp3]In 2000, to take advantage of the popularity of glitch music in the electronic music scene, Mille Plateaux released their Clicks & Cuts Series, which showed both Mille Plateaux and non-Mille Plateaux glitch music luminaries exploring the genre.
In early 2004, Mille Plateaux parent company Force Inc. Music Works went bankrupt due to the collapse of Germany’s main independent music distributor, EFA-Medien. Mille Plateaux and other Force Inc. Music Works owned labels were folded at that time. The label was revived briefly in late 2004 under the name MillePlateauxMedia, with 4 releases.
Yu Miyashita | Sillwood
In 2006, Mille Plateaux (along with the other former Force Inc. Music Works labels Force Inc. and Force Tracks) was taken over by the Berlin-based company Disco Inc. Ltd., who only released two CD albums. In March 2008, Mille Plateaux was acquired by TOTAL RECALL, an online store and distributor for used and new music. With new owner Marcus Gabler, known as singer of the band OKAY as the A&R manager, they aim to close the gap existing since 2003 and continue the original work.
The program of the official label relaunch party includes a presentation of the new label section Mille Plateaux Organic by Marcus Gabler. Gabler will also talk about the old and the new Mille Plateaux label.
After the presentation, live acts by Katsuhiko (Sapporo, JP), Yu Miyashita (Tokyo) and Yaporigami (aka Yu Miyashita) will follow, joined by dj sets of Marcus Gabler (who will play many yet unreleased music – electronic gems from 1970-today: Organica, Oldschool, IDM, Post-Rock, Industrial, Dub etc.) and Dense Records homie Marius Reisser.
We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mille Plateaux” as the subject.
Mille Plateaux & Force Inc. Label Relaunch Party
Katsuhiko & Yu Miyashita & Yaporigami LIVE
Dj sets: Marcus Gabler (Mille Plateaux) & Marius Reisser (Dense Records)
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 | 21:00 CET
Chez Jacki | An der Schillingbrücke | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain