ISOLÉE

  • Labels Pampa, Maeve
  • Based Hamburg, Germany
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Rajko Müller, better known as isolée, is one of the most influential and celebrated electronic artists of the last 25 years. His records dwell on the fringes of club music, summoning surreal atmospheres and deeply evocative moods from abstract sounds and spindly rhythms. The sound he’s most often associated with is microhouse, thanks to two early records that helped define that genre: rest, his first LP, and “beau mot plage,” a timeless club hit that Pitchfork named one of the best house tracks of the ’90s, alongside the likes of Daft Punk, Crystal Waters and Frankie Knuckles. But Müller left that sound behind as quickly as he found it. His 2005 album, we are monster, released at the height of the minimal era, was a critically acclaimed crossover hit, blending mutant disco with deep house and left-field electronica. On his later records for DJ Koze’s Pampa label (well spent youth) and Mano Le Tough’s Maeve (mangroove), Müller streamlined his sound into a quirky, melodic and highly personal brand of house. resort island, his 2023 LP, is a subtle and dreamlike record that shows his sound continuing to expand.

  • taz: Isolée

    “House producer Isolée breaks his silence. With the album “Resort Island” the Hamburg native confidently sails around his own... Read more

  • HHV: Isolée

    “He helped shape a genre and gave it its first hit. For many, he seemed to have been gone... Read more

  • BIS: Isolée

    “Isolée on the radio show today. His new album ‘Resort Island’ has been one of my favorites from 2023,... Read more

  • RA Review: Isolée

    “Rajko Müller’s first album in over ten years is one of his best, perfect for adding a bit of... Read more

  • NTS: Isolée

    “Minimal House pioneer Isolée joins Mr Beatnick on the show to celebrate the release of his new album Resort... Read more

  • Nitsa: Maeve

    “We’ve been throwing parties in Barcelona Off weekend the best part 10 years now, with most of them being... Read more

  • AIR: Isolée

    This month, I’m joined by German producer and live performer Rajko Müller, also known as Isolée. A veteran in... Read more

  • Pitchfork: Isolée

    “Since his 1998 breakout hit “Beau Mot Plage,” the German house producer has been associated with tropical idyll. On... Read more

  • Con o Sin: Isolée

    ‘Con o Sin’, the third and last single out of Isolée’s album is out now. The full ‘Resort Island‘... Read more

  • The Ransom Note: Isolée

    “Most nights I would work until I simply couldn’t hear anymore. One by one, the tracks came together. Eventually... Read more

  • Resort Island: Isolée

    Isolée is releasing his first album in 12 years. Out on May 19th, resort island explores the morality of... Read more

  • TTA Interview: Isolée

    “My Inspiration usually comes from some sort of boredom. You have to entertain yourself in the first place if... Read more

  • Isolée: Candy Apple Red

    Maeve 18 Isolée “Candy Apple Red” EP is out today on Maeve. The EP features four distinct tracks which... Read more

  • Isolée on Mule Musiq

    Ginster EP, a 3 track vinyl release, will be out on Mule Musiq March 1st. Read more

  • Maeve x Funkhaus

    Maeve celebrates the release of its compilation “Heavy Rotations Vol. 1″ with a 24 hours event over two floors... Read more

  • Boiler Room: Isolée

    Isolée joins the Maeve crew for a Berlin Boiler Room Session. Read more

17 Jul TBA, TBA (FR)
14 Jun TBA, TBA (DE)
01 Mar Boogie Box, Dubai
24 Feb La Station, Paris

2023

11 Nov Stereo 621 at MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim
04 Nov Boogie Box Festival, Ras Al Khaimah
09 Sep Zukunft, Zurich
26 Aug Weekender, Triangel
14 Aug 1986 Gallery, Vilnius
12 Aug Houghton, Norfolk
04 Aug Nachti, Olganitz
30 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
15 Jul Cala Maka, Puglia
08 Jul Peacock Society, Paris
30 Jun Fusion, Larz
25 Jun Robert Johnson, Offenbach
16 Jun Nitsa, Barcelona
10 Jun Gewolbe, Cologne
26 May ELSE, Berlin
25 May Durnitz Night Call, Stuttgart
30 Apr Papaya Playa, Tulum
22 APR Crania, San José del Cabo
21 APR TBA, Monterrey
19 Feb Kauz, Zurich
27 Jan E1, London

2022

03 Aug Garbicz Festival, PL
18 Aug Waking Life, Crato
25 Jun Odonien, Cologne
19 Jun CDV, Berlin
18 Jun Elysia, Basel

2021
01 Oct Ampere, Antwerp

2020
18 Jan About Blank, Berlin
01 Jan Kater Blau, Berlin

2019
20 Dec Le Sacré, Paris
13 Dec Paradiso, Amsterdam
07 Dec Audio, Geneva
20 Jul Bassmatico @ Cross Club, Prague
01 Jun Diynamic Festival, Amsterdam
31 May Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz
12 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
23 Mar Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
16 Mar Ostklang, St Gallen
16 Feb Jaeger, Oslo

2018

15 Dec Papaya Playa Project, Tulum
17 Nov Chalet, Berlin
10 Nov Kauz, Zurich
20 Oct BudX, Lima
22 Sep Heideglühen, Berlin
01 Sep Mojo, Hamburg
28 Jul Bang Bang Boattrip, Gelsenkirchen
14 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
19 May Funkhaus, Berlin
09 May Kowalski, Stuttgart
07 Apr Miercóles Electónico, Santiago de Chile