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  • Release Date 2017-07-30
  • Label Outtakes
  • Catalog OUT005
Cord Labuhn / Towel Game / Outtakes #05

„This one is dedicated to all the towels in the world. Favourite fabric of all times, multifunction. Even better if you turn it into a scarf. This is what Kim and I would do after some serious sweating on stage and dancefloors. Fresh new hybrid called 'Punchi' was born. Introduced to the world as a Robosonic merchandise, I really wanted to make some dedicated punchipunchi-music with Sacha and weave a whole story around it. I've had a hard time convincing him to join the fun - as he wasn't just too fond of my sudden flashes of inspiration, that would distract me from making music and become a pro in what we were trying to be: DJ-producers in the field of dance music, house, techno, bass...But I couldn't stop playing the towel game, spreading the love, no sweat. Until today - via hundreds of stages, thousands of people's necks, along the beaches, in the gym or any other wet hot situation you can imagine. So i made an Outtakes-version of the track formerly called „Punchi Punchi", i stripped it down to my initial ideas, sample workouts and vocal recordings and rebuilt it half-time, laid back. Still looking for a vocalist to add some terry towel praising lines on top of it. Just saying. Maybe this is it, done. If you want to support me, my music, my precious precarious life as an independent artist, you can directly do that with a purchase of the most original and certified organic towelscarf in this hitchhiker's galaxy : ! Big ups to every single user and supporter of this project, including collaborators [V.08] Stil vor Talent, [V.13] Isle9 Festival, [V.04] Kolect, [V.10] Einstoffen, [V.08] Looptroop Rockers and many more - product of love. Watch out for the video." C:

w&p: Cord Labuhn (
mixed by Jesco Lohan (


Primarily OUTTAKES is a series of musical compositions - songs, beats, tools, recordings and sonic fragments designed to encapsulate a time, vibe and feeling. These collections will see Cord Labuhn open up a selection of his personal folders and archives to give listeners an intimate insight into his mindset and creative processes whilst simultaneously showcasing the talents of some his closest friends and supporters. After a lifetime of crate digging and absorbing music, OUTTAKES sees a rejuvenated Cord go back to his roots and follows a rekindling of his love affair with Hip Hop that saw him hit the studio with iconic names such as KRS-One, Masta Ace and Jeru The Damaja. Coupled with the recent geographical displacement of Robosonic - fate and the Atlantic Ocean have temporarily separated the pairing, with Sacha now residing in Los Angeles whilst Cord continues to live and work in Berlin - the time was right to think outside of the box with the creation of an outlet for these evolutionary 'works in progress' the first step of many on the road ahead.

Aiming to channel the spirit of the memories that helped him form his cultural and musical identity, OUTTAKES won't be limited to sonic offerings and will include photographs and video footage in its bid to tackle 'real life matters'. What Cord means by this is open for interpretation but one meaning he attributes to the phrase is it being a metaphor for physical products you can touch, trade and give-away. Known for his affection for towels - stick with us here - he's also applied his mind to the invention of a towel/scarf hybrid which he calls PUNCHI and uses and distributes around the necks of likeminded people and wet cats.

In the tradition of creating physical product to enhance the musical experience, further opportunity for fans and followers to show some love and support for the free floating digital content on offer will follow with the opportunity to purchase items from his soon to be launched OUTTAKES category on the PUNCHI store:

Forged in the fires of friendship and the emotional bond to our deepest musical moods, it's little wonder the project has already found favour with and features contributions from the likes of EPMD, The Beatnuts & Greg Nice, B-Real and members of Underground Resistance in addition to his close friends and camp members.

To receive an immediate SLEEP OUT download and to catch up with the continually evolving OUTTAKES collection by periodical love letters, simply send a blank mail to This email address can also be used to contact Cord regarding feedback, sponsoring and collaboration opportunities in addition to his social media channels which can be found below.

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