Jivaro on Jack The Box radio show
September 28, 2010

Jack The BoxOn Wednesday, September 29, Rucksack's Jivaro is this weeks highlighted artist on the Berlin based house music radio show Jack The Box.

The Swedish producer has made a twenty-two minutes mix with some of his key recordings. There is also an unreleased track in the mix called Discotheque.

The show is on air from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Central European Time) on Sweat Lodge Radio.

Visit Jack The Box on Sweat Lodge Radio here.

Rucksack MP3s available through Discogs
May 10, 2010

When in doubt of details of a particular record, a lot of people instantly turn to user-built music data base Discogs. And for good reason; many of the discographies on the site are meticulously listed.

But nowadays Discogs is not only a great source for checking out releases. One can also download many of the records one is browsing - including the Rucksack catalogue. Choose between 320 or 192 kbps MP3s, or buy uncompressed wav files.

Visit our Discogs page here.

Jivaro track on rock poster documentary
September 26, 2009

American Artifact posterJivaro's recording Dark Star Voyager is heard on the bonus disc of American Artifact, a documentary on Sixties to punk era poster design.

The movie was directed by ex-MTV staff member Merle Becker, and is featuring legends such as Stanley Mouse, making it a must for any fan of screen-printing and the hippie movement.

The Jivaro track was recorded in 2004, but has never been released commercially.

Listen to or download a free 320 kbps MP3 of Dark Star Voyager here (to download, simply right click and select "save as").

View the trailer for American Artifact here.

Rucksack on Juno Records
July 1, 2009

The complete Rucksack catalogue is finally available on Juno Records. The UK-based online dance music store has been going since 1997, and is a great place for buying music on vinyl or digitally.

As for downloads, one may choose from 320 kbps or 192 kbps MP3s, or uncompressed wav files. Juno is a reliable store with a huge selection in many different genres. Vinyl buyers can expect fast delivery and good service.

You will find the Rucksack catalogue here.

60 years of 7 inch vinyl
April 15, 2009

Hverfisgotu DiscoThis year it's 60 years ago since the first vinyl 7 inch record was released. In 1949 country singer Eddy Arnolds' Texarkana Baby was pressed on green vinyl and released by RCA.

We're not much for nostalgia here at Rucksack, but we love the 7 inch and the fact that it is still being manufactured. Since the format turns 60 this year, we would like to recommend two 7 inch records that we think are worth getting hold of: Minimalizm V4 is a locked groove compilation also featuring Jivaro's I Feel Bass (7 Inch Mix). The latter is an exclusive Rucksack Records promotion spot. V4 was released by Chicago label Minimalizm. We would also like to recommend a release by the Icelandic label Hverfisgotu Disco. The record is featuring Dagur Nilsson's Forever, an acid sounding re-edit of Donna Summer's disco hit Our Love. Both records are in stock at Juno Records.

Join our mailing list now and get a very special offer in celebration of the vinyl 7 inch! The offer is only valid for 10 days, so hurry up. All you have to do is send us an e-mail saying subscribe in the subject line, and we will get back to you right away.

Rucksack presents unique mix project
August 8, 2008

Video Still No. 4We're proud to present I Feel Bass, a one of a kind mix project representing a new take on remixing. The participants were given a set of audio files to use while making a track.

No original version exists of I Feel Bass.

Participants include eleven producers and one video director. They come from Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France and the USA. Visit ifeelbass.com for mixes, video and full details on the project.

Jivaro on Minimalizm V4
April 15, 2008

Gene HuntChicago label Minimalizm is back with another locked groove compilation. Just like the previous records in the series, Minimalizm V4 is pressed on strictly limited edition seven inch vinyl. Label manager Jordan Fields has compiled twenty loops, which should be useful for any DJ that is interested in using short audio segments in their mixes without giving up the hands-on feel of vinyl.

Ending the record is a full song by Jivaro. His appearance on Minimalizm V4 is an exclusive Rucksack Records promotion spot. The track is called I Feel Bass (7 Inch Mix). It's actually taken from our next release, an exciting mix project that we've been working on for a long time. More information on the latter will follow soon.

Listen to the Minimalizm V4 locked grooves on this page.
Hear a clip of I Feel Bass (7 Inch Mix) here

We have a limited amount of V4 for sale. Make sure to get your copy before it's gone. You can order it at our shop.

Print reviews
December 6, 2007

Over the last couple of months we've been reviewed in several US and UK print magazines. One of our favourites when it comes to monthly publications, San Francisco's XLR8R, ran a review in their October issue of our second release Chilites EP. "'Throwback 87' is unbelievably jacking", wrote Nick Chacona of the Gene Hunt featuring Ron Hardy track.

Please visit our reviews page for more press quotes.

Two eras of Chicago House
May 28, 2007

Gene HuntWe're proud to present Chilites, our new release containing two tracks from acclaimed house and techno producer Gene Hunt (Chicago, US). Hunt has been in the music business since the 1980s and has worked with DJ Pierre, Frankie Knuckles and Robert Owens.

The title track is an eleven minutes long, meticulously programmed, deep house production with a touch of Detroit techno.

Following Chilites is Throwback 87. As the title implies, it was recorded in 1987 and features no other than the late DJ legend Ron Hardy. The track, which has never been released before, is an acid flavoured creation from a time when house music was taking its first steps out of the Chicago area and into the burgeoning European rave scenes. There are only a handful of recordings where Ron Hardy took part in the production, making the track an interesting artefact in the history of house music.

Chilites and Throwback 87 are available at major downloading services such as iTunes, Rhapsody and eMusic.

House heads launch new club
April 9, 2007

ChilitesRucksack's Jivaro has teamed up with Patric Philipsson aka Edmundy for the opening of Chilites, a new club in Malmo, Sweden, focusing exclusively on underground house and Chicago acid.

The première of the club, which is named after a soon-to-be released track on Rucksack by Chicago's Gene Hunt, will take place on May 5, 2007 at Tangopalatset.

May 5, 2007
Amiralsgatan 47 (Karlskronaplan)
DJs: Jivaro (Rucksack, Minimalizm), Edmundy (Suitable)
10PM - 2AM
40 SEK

Jivaro's twisted grooves get locked
January 6, 2007

Jivaro has contributed a loop of his track Turiya to Minimalizm V2, a strictly limited locked groove 7 inch. The record contains no less than 53 loops and was compiled by Jordan Fields (Chicago, US), who has released tracks on labels such as Track Mode, Moody and Mo Wax. Other artists on Minimalizm V2 include Boo Williams (Relief, Djax-Up-Beats, Ovum) and Demarkus Lewis (Moods & Grooves). For full details, please visit this page.

Rucksack returns
November 11, 2006

After a short hiatus during the fall, we are pleased to welcome you back to our web page. As you can see the site has a new look, but most importantly you can now listen to a greater selection of tracks than before. Also, our Links section has been given a face lift. The links are placed in various categories that will expand over time. Hopefully this section of the site will become a good resource for all things Rucksack.

As for 2007, we have some interesting plans and projects that we are working on so please drop by soon again, or better still, sign up for our mailing list. Becoming a member is definitely the best way to keep up-to-date on the label.

Finally, we would like to say thank you to the DJs and other luminaries for the great feedback we have received since setting up the label.

Rucksack's new arkestra
October 8, 2006

Rucksack ArkestraWe have a new project called the Rucksack Arkestra on our roster. RA is where Krautrock meets Detroit techno in a twisted ride down Autobahn. It's a listening experience not to be missed, so make sure you stop by at Download.com for a free mp3 of the recording Kraut Haus. Klick here to visit the page.

The project was conceived by Henrik Dahl aka Jivaro (ex-Sleeping Flies/-The Ultra Wide Band).

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