Expand your music library with this playlist of left field pop, house and techno.
Public Possession is a record label and shop based in Munich, founded by Valentino Betz and Marvin Schumann, with the intention of uniting music and graphic design. In addition to their entrepreneurial ventures, Marvin and Valentino DJ for the label across various stages and cities around the world.
For Mixtape #184, Valentino and Marvin have curated a playlist of artists working with Public Possession, friends’ music they appreciate, and the classics they love!
Check out our profile on the journey of this authentic platform and their love for music as they approach their tenth anniversary.
Do you have a track that you both return to when it comes to playing a set?
It has really differed over the years. At the moment, we always play something by Eden Burns—in the playlist we included his song Yes You Sexy. As A DJ, you would probably refer to this tune as a transition track or tool. You can pretty much play it at any point of the night, and it will always sound great when mixed with other tracks.
As founders of a record label, you are constantly surrounded by music. What captivates you as a listener when it comes to signing new artists?
When we sign new artists, we don’t have a procedure. We usually look for their unique approach to making music. We also enjoy stuff that is a bit out of the ordinary, maybe best described as leftfield with a pop appeal!
Describe a track or album that inspires you both?
Several LP’s this year were important to us—starting with Rosalia’s Motomami, which was kind of omnipresent in 2022. It’s such a good record, and the fact that it was commercially successful makes it even more impressive. It is a track that we have been playing a lot in the club. Then there are the LPs by Aiden Ayers, Bell Towers and Sofie Royer—all friends and crazy talented artists with a very strong artistic vision. We are very fond of these albums, and you can find a track of each LP in the playlist. We recommend you listen to the full records to get the bigger picture.
“When we sign new artists, we don’t have a procedure. We usually look for their unique approach to making music.”
Describe a track or album that holds a lot of meaning to you
Since we are also talking about playlists and mixes here, we recommend THE KLF’s, Chill Out, a hugely inspiring studio album and one of the blueprints for our yearly Chill Pill compilations.
Finally, how did you select the tracks for this mixtape?
It’s a mix of stuff from artists on the label, friends, and classics (old and new). There is a bigger version of this playlist entitled PP Pool. It’s public on Spotify, and we update it regularly. But never forget, be an angel and buy music.
Public Posession is an umbrella term representing an independent record label and shop based in Munich. Founded by Valentino Betz and Marvin Schumann in 2012 as a means of fusing their interests in fashion, music and graphic design, the platform represents a multidimensional space of art. In addition to their work as a trademark, Public Possession is a DJ duo who plays across many cities and global stages.
You can follow Public Posession to keep updated with their new releases, events and performances. Check out their Spotify, to keep updated with their playlists that are regularly updated by the team.
Photography: Conny Mirbach
Interview and text: Isabelle Moulding