WHAT WE DID & WHAT WE DO
Since being founded in 2005, Stil vor Talent has continuously striven to evolve, to enable and to further countless artistic careers. Sascha Braemer, Reinier Zonneveld, KlangKuenstler, Moonwalk, Teenage Mutants, HVOB are just a few of many names that inextricably link to Oliver Koletzki’s Berlin-based label. Next to commercial success in popular culture, embodied by hits like ‘Hypnotized’, Stil vor Talent is particularly known for its DIY-attitude, graphic realisation, booking agency, connected fashion label and musical diversity, spanning from dreamy house to complex electronica and floor-shaking techno.
Apart from EPs, released on a monthly basis and aimed directly at the dance floor, the past years have seen an increased focus on the long-player format. While "10 Years Stil vor Talent presented by Oliver Koletzki" was a recent milestone, artists like Reinier Zonneveld, Niko Schwind, Kellerkind and HVOB have explored the joys of an extended format with particularly impressive results. This colourful mix of music has obviously created many magic moments at countless parties – one of Stil vor Talent’s main driving forces and motivations. With showcases at Amsterdam's ADE or Barcelona's Off Sonar as well as at MELT! Festival or SonneMondSterne, Stil vor Talent is a continuous presence at electronic music's most influential events. The country’s capital cannot fall short, of course, which is why Berlin is the backdrop to many legendary label nights. By now, the label has settled at three of the city’s most loved venues: Watergate, Ritter Butzke, and the open air location Rummelsburg. The latter's bi-annual Stil vor Talent Festival serves as the blueprint for SVT's openair events throughout Germany and beyond. Whether it's Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt or Oliver’s hometown Brunswick – the label has become synonymous with high quality outdoor productions, nationwide. In June 2017 Stil vor Talent will host it’s first Budapest Festival.
A few summers ago, the label’s headquarters moved to the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg, where the SVT Store couples workspace and shop to be more accessible to the fans, while the regular Instore Sessions transport a solid mid-week party vibe. After recent highlights such as the much lauded Boiler Room showcase or Reinier Zonneveld’s Beatport all-genre #1 (‘Things We Might Have Said’), this year the label is especially excited for the release of Oliver Koletzki’s new album ‘The Arc of Tension’ (out in May) and his accompanying live shows. Paired with fresh EP material by faces old and new, as well as lots of unforgettable parties, Stil vor Talent is going from strength to strength.