The soap is still here!
The 1995 launched Techno and House label founded by Toni Rios , Chris Liebing , Andre Walter and Tommy Bingel operated until 1999 before all four went their own ways. In 2006 Toni Rios and Andre Walter reanimated the legendary label and amongst own releases they also opened their doors for aspiring artrist from the former Techno capital.
26 years after launching SOAP Records, Frankfurt is no longer home to a bunch of the most iconic clubs in Europe like it once was but the underground never slept. Under the polished facade of the financial metropolis there has always survived a vivid scene maintaining the old spirit.
In 2021 after a long pandemical dry spell Toni Rios decided to use his influence in order to unite forces and to bring Frankfurt back on track. The compilation called ” STILL HERE ” showcases local artists such as Toni Rios & Ben Shine, Sascha Dive, Drag & Drop, Daniele Casa, Who Cares, Roomservice, TOSZ, Reiner Liwenc, November Reign, techMOUSE & Charles Silence, Le Jardin and proves that the central German city still offers international quality when it comes to electronic music.
Toni Rios now also offers in 2021 – the digital age makes it possible – a platform to the current atist and newly producers from Frankfurt . Just as 25 years ago when Toni Rios received small gigs arranged by other DJs, Toni now takes care himself of the new generation. The circle is therefore closed, with a new compilation on his own label Soap Records , followed by an extended collection of new associated EP´s. Let yourself be surprised.