German techno DJ/producer Chris Liebing has announced the relaunch of his CLR imprint.
Founded in 1999, the label, whose moniker originally stood for Chris Liebing Recordings, went on to sign music by a spate of techno artists such as Tommy Four Seven, Flug and Monoloc during a phase Liebing dubbed Create Learn Realize before going on hiatus.
“Since putting the label on ice in the mid-2010s, I’ve always missed label work and the connections that you have with other artists, especially the possibility to discover new upcoming artists and help them grow by giving them a platform for their music,” says Liebing. “I’ve decided to start Phase 3 of CLR, calling it ‘Create Learn Repeat.’ There are so many talented young ones out there, and it’s fantastic to see and hear what they do and to be able to help them get a foot in the door of this business.”
Liebing’s hard-hitting three-track Bruson EP will kick things off on July 16, and he says he has put together a pipeline of releases. “Besides my own ‘first’ new release, I already have some great releases lined up by artists like Frankie Bromley, Gene Richards Jr. and Hertz Collision and more to come. Fun times ahead, let’s create, learn and repeat.”
In related news, Liebing will release his Another Day full-length album via Mute on November 19. The follow-up to 2018’s Burn Slow features collaborations with Polly Scattergood, Ralf Hildenbeutel, Ladan, Tom Adams and Maria Uzor.
At the end of June, Liebing dropped a visual video for “Something Half Way” off the upcoming release.