Unique Records


Henry Storch started DJing in 1986 in sixties and northern soul clubs and founded Unique in ´88 as freestyle label and party organisation. Besides always working hard for those two quiet successful projects, Henry used to be the Tour DJ of Corduroy and the Nighttrains and opened his own Club -The Unique Club- in Düsseldorf/Germany. With Resident Dj´s à la Gunar Ruschak, Frank Popp, Philipp Maiburg (Phoneheads), Malente and guests from all over the world joining the Unique in the last few years like Keb Darge,JTQ, Ben Human, Aim, Kemistry & Storm, Trüby, Howie B,Richtie Hawtin, Ashley Beedle, The Pharcyde, The Poets Of Rhythm, Nu:Tone, London Elektricity, Premier (Gang Starr), Brian Auger, Platinum Pied Pipers, J Dilla and many more, the Unique Club became one of the most important leftfield places in Germany.

After a short break and having worked with london´s „Acid Jazz Records“ Label Boss „Eddie Piller“, Henry
relaunched the Label with new Partner Tino Stoschek in 1998. Till this day, Unique Records is one of the oldest indepent labels in Germany with a quiet versatile artist roster:
During the last 20 years Unique Records released acts like: The Sweet Vandals, Ben Human, Eli Goulart, Dynamo Productions , Boca 45, Malente, Frank Popp Ensemble , Homewreckers , Xaver Fischer Trio, Regal, Osaka Monaurail, N.O.H.A, Up Bustle & Out, Sugarman Three, Homewreckers, Glen Anthony Henry.
Besides releasing always great and unique LPs/12”&7” of those acts, Unique Records has also been responsible for some of the best leftfield compilations coming out of Germany:
For example the super selling sampler  „The New Testament of Funk“ compiled by Henry Storch and Tino Stoschek.

Besides all those projects Henry always toured the world playing his DJ Sets in clubs like Blue Note/London, Blow Up/London, Fabric/London, Mojo/Hamburg, Stadtgarten/Cologne, Atomic/Munich, Cool Monday/Zürich, Rimini/Italy, Soul Sugar/Vienna, Jazz Café/London,100Club/London, Legendary Deep Funk Sessions/London. Barcelona/Sala Apollo,Madrid/ Kathmandu…..
He has been part of tours like  Acid Jazz´s Totally Wired Tour/Europe, Corduroy Tour/Europe, Nighttrians Tour /Europe, The Sweet Vandals Tour / Europe, New Testament of Funk Tour/Worldwide, Mother Earth Tour/Germany and has been invited to play at many festivals like Jazz3000/Zurich, Bizzarre/Germany, Montreaux Jazz Festival/CH, Lounge/Ravenna, Gurten Festival /Bern, Supernatural Festival /Utrecht, Baltic Soul/Up North Germany just to name a few.
Whilst all these years of touring Henry dj-ed with a lot of Djs like Quantic, Richard Dorfmeister, Rainer Trüby, Eddie Piller, Keb Darge, Aim, Paul Murphy, Ashley Beedle, Kenny Dope, Gerald Jazzman, Fryer, DJ Spinna, Butch, Bobby Byrd, Quantic Soul Orchestra and Paul Weller, for whose acoustig gig he was the opening DJ.
Of course Henry Storch’s style is a straight funk thing!
From Raw Deep Funk to LatinJazz to Northern Soul -he is a 7“ hunter- to modern Sampledelica´s, Beats and Breaks.

 

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