Nick Höppner is set to launch a new record label, Touch From A Distance. 

It has been over five years since Höppner left his position as A&R and label manager of Ostgut Ton, the Berghain in-house label that he had not only founded but also steered through its most creative and influential years. In the meantime, he has honed his skills both as a DJ and a producer touring the world and releasing two albums and a row of 12“s. We’re told that “at the back of his mind,” however, “he always felt an itch which he can now finally scratch” with the launch of Touch From A Distance. 

For the label debut, Höppner has enlisted Desert Sound Colony from London, whose first two records on his own label Holding Hands, Höppner already “loved and played out.” We’re told that the Fast Life EP evidences Desert Sound Colony’s “outstanding skill at sound design, composition, and arrangement,” and that the four-tracker presents him at his “most focused and versatile, constantly shapeshifting between the rich, bass-heavy UK heritage and Continental-European traditions of dancefloor minimalism.” 


01. Fast Life 

02. Somehow I Talk 

03. Finger Flies 

04. Glixen feat. Baby Rollen 

Fast Life will land on August 31, with clips streaming below.