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Isolée

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  • Born: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s

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All Music Guide:

Isolée's Rajko Müller is a minimalist house producer whose tracks incorporate electronic post-punk, synth pop, and dub techno. Thanks to the international success of his 1998 single "Beau Mot Plage," Müller became the most famous of the producers associated with a collective of funky, minimalist, experimentalist labels in Germany, including Playhouse, Perlon, and Klang Elektronik. Müller's first Isolée material appeared on Playhouse in 1996, and at the end of 1998 "Beau Mot Plage" earned an inordinate amount of attention -- it was originally the second track on a five-track EP that led with "Cité Grande Terre" -- from DJs including Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, and Ben Watt, among others. The track received a number of re-presses, was licensed to the Classic label, and appeared on over 20 commercially released mix CDs. Müller released three full-length Isolée recordings, all of which were well regarded: the microhouse classic Rest (Playhouse, 2000), the fuller-sounding We Are Monster (Playhouse, 2005), and his first release for DJ Koze's label, Well Spent Youth (Pampa, 2011).