Die Orakel (Engl. the oracles) might not know it all but has the
capacity to observe and sense it: Oliver Hafenbauer’s imprint
operates as an experimental field for electronic music on the
playfully indecisive end where it exceeds genre-specificity to
focus on tunes that function beyond. This is not to say that
there are no four-to-the-floor productions. The Frankfurt-based
label features contributions by artists like Black Merlin,
Edward, Roman Flügel, upsammy or Orson Wells, all known as dance
floor doyens. The releases yet encompass what can slip the
attention on a traditional dance label.
Uplifting and downtempo appear here as two categories that do
not exclude each other. The visual representation of the venture
is undertaken by Studio Michael Satter, Stefan Haag and label
boss Oliver Hafenbauer himself, who have a clear approach to
communicating Die Orakel’s standards.