Stefan Mörth aka Stereotyp.
Music maker, artist, graphic designer, wine selector and avid collector of 'Jammies'! Jammies, a Moerth term for gadgets and things!
Time to tell the tale! Time for a little Viennese secret to be passed
on. Time to pass on till the secret becomes no more. Time for the rest
of the world to hear what Vienna has been hearing for some time already.
Yes, the infamous 'Dub club' sessions or the regular 'G-Stone' parties
just wouldn't be represented, without out a typical Stereotyp workout
at some stage in the evening. And yes, this time you really will get to
hear the true sound of the Viennese underground!
The day of the Stereotyp is coming! Page 205 said this would be ............'to
be continued' is now a reality of being 'here' and 'now'. This 'now' is
Stefans first solo album on G Stone recordings, titled 'My Sound'. An
apt title as this and his sound is unique in all forms sonically and spiritually.
Sounds that have new origins, find new frontiers, and push the boundaries
of Viennese music further then they have been pushed before.
So who are his mentors? How did he learn this? What about his inspiration? Could Stefan's studio and home actually be the place where that smoked out dubby duo, the Simon and Garfunkel look a likes recorded so much great music? Dubbed the 'summer camp' by Dr Rich and Mr K and for a whole summer their base for some serious Viennese musical excursions. Without doubt, a spirit still remaining at Stefans studio from Vienna's finest, a spirit and soulfulness now extended into the 21st century and beyond. Momento's that still hang from summer camp sessions, feeding the protégé the spirit needed to accomplish the far reaching tasks of creating new and original music.
This place has so much to do with this too. A studio in the oldest house
in his district. A wine growers home from a time gone by. A cellar that
held many a good bottle and this why Stefan always having a nice bottle
of red wine close at hand. A home offering sanctuary, a family home for
over 15 years and where family is anyone who visits his home. A million
miles away from the five and a half years of hustle and bustle he spent
in New York city. A place to finally realise this 'his' sound. Yes, New
York taught him about Dancehall and Ragga, about life and attitude, his
home in Vienna teaching him how to turn this sound into music for the
No musical distractions then, just other passions, like art, design, painting. The outer and inner jackets all coming from the same house, all coming from the same man. The Stereotyp has many skills. Time spent with his Mac, his cameras, the manipulating software, his creative and adventurous methods being the true catalyst for his work. The music is futuristic, the art he seeks and delivers is likewise.
So then, what about the music, what will we call it? Err, well we don't have a name for it to tell you the truth. Someone once called it music for third millennium future Raggastepperz! Yes you will hear traces of ragga for sure, futuristic indeed, dance hall is represented, it contains nu jazz and plenty of phuture funk, it gets dark, deep and dubby, it has suspense and movement, it features ultra fresh, spiritual and throughly uncompromising vocalists like Tikiman (Basic Channel), Hubert Tubbs (Tower of Power), Sugar B (Dub Club), Colee, Cesar, Trigger and Greenwood, its got Messer's Kruder & Dorfmeister smiling from ear to ear.
Alan Brown 4.4.02
Stereotyp releases so far:
Sly & Mo - Joint venture (Uptight)