Important info

Gomma currently is on holiday!
Since 2016 we stopped our activities and started 2 other labels: Toy Tonics & Kryptox.

Gomma history

Gomma was born in 2000.
Created, curated and directed by Mathias „Munk“ Modica and Jonas Imbery, who later left the label.
Art direction by Mirko Borsche & Thomas Kartsolis aka Smal & Paze.

We released indie disco, new wave funk, weird pop & experimental electronica by artists like
WhoMadeWho, Munk, Headman, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Moullinex, Mocky, Daniel Avery, Dimitri from Paris, Lele (aka Parra), Tomas „Tomboy“ Barfod, Box Codax (Franz Ferdinand side project) and others.

Munk/ Gomma also produced music for/ with
James Murphy, Asia Argento, The Rammellzee, Peaches, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem)…
We curated compilations dedicated to New Wave Funk & Post Rock: ANTI NY (2001) and TEUTONIK DISASTER (2004)

Art & Graphics:
We made art and visual projects, published the graphic magazine Amore and curated exhibitions in galleries around the world.
Gomma retrospectives have taken place in Munich (Haus der Kunst), Stockholm (Beneath gallery), Berlin (Circle Culture), Tokio (with 032C magazine) and other cities.

Amore Mag contributions by:
P.A.M. , Daniel Josefsohn, Kostas Murkudis, Parra, Nevin Adadalg, Michael Sailsdorfer, Martin Fengel

We produced over 50 different limited editon design shirts.
Designed by Mirko Borsche, Thomas Kartsolis, P.A.M., Kostas Murkudis, Mathias Modica.

We made music for shows, events and campaigns of fashionbrands such as Margiela, Wood Wood, Surface to Air, Chanel and worked for Parisian fashion institution Colette.

Thanks for your attention. You can still contact us at gomma [at] gomma [.] de
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Press quotes:
„Gomma is the freshest and most intersting German record label.“ (Dazed & Confused/ UK)
„Like a German DFA.“ (NME/ UK)
„Always ahead of it’s time, with an unique approch that make the imprint oustanding“ (The Wire)



Esperanza “Aliante Giallo” videowork by Martin Fengel

German artist Martin Fengel did a video on a track from Esperanza‘s debut album from last year: Aliante Giallo.
(In cooperation with Friederike Daumiller). Nice one. Thanks!




Gomma’s ESPERANZA will have a special showcase at this years SONAR festival. Their LIVE show is amazing… catch the full programme


Esperanza – Whale (Video)

Have you heard the Esperanza album we released last December? Here’s a video for one of the album tracks.
We can promise that this will keep and keep growing on you!
Listen to the full album!


Esperanza – Esperanza (CD album)


Release: 2 December 2011
Cat#: Gomma 160 CD

Yeah! Finally out now: The debut album of ESPERANZA. Three kids from Italy making music that is out of any categories. ESPERANZA mix 90’s Detroit Techno with the universe of Italian melodies with a 70ies Psychedelic touch. Or as a German journalist described it: Brian Eno having a session with Carl Craig. Produced by Air and arranged by Morricone…

The album features recording artist Banjo Or Freakout (Walls/Kompakt) on vocals. Remixes by Luke Abbott (Border Community), Broke One and Walls (Kompakt). Check also the video for the new single Jaipur. Desert techno!

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Esperanza – Jaipur incl. Walls Remix (Maxi)


Cat#: Gomma 164
Release: 29 November 2011

With Kompakt artist Walls on board the second single of Esperanza already shows the direction of the new Italian trio on Gomma. The second single re-interprets the idea of the Gomma universe perfectly. It is Techno. But it is also dirty Surf Rock or transcendental body music.

Jaipur could be the soundtrack on a Tarantino movie as well as be played in the desert on a camelrace. (Watch the video!). The Esperanza kids had quite a buzz on their first single “Sirena” (feat.: Banjo Or Freakout ) with DJ’s like Gui Boratto, James Holden, Luke Abbott supporting them.



Esperanza – Jaipur (Video)

New Gomma short movie! New band! Genius music! Single (including Walls remix) and album out on Gomma this week.


Martin Fengel for Gomma

German photographer and illustrator Martin Fengel did a video for Luke Abbott‘s remix of Esperanza‘s “Sirena” song. Taken from The Esperanza Sirena EP on Gomma, out now.


Esperanza – Sirena EP (Maxi)


Cat#: Gomma 159
Release: 8 July 2011

Esperanza is the new group on Gomma. Something that Gomma is very very proud of. Three guys from Italy that combine huge musical talent, an unimitable phantasy, knowledge of music history and technical skill to create a new language in music. All three guys play different instruments and have been playing and producing music for years.

Even though they are all between 24 and 29 years old. Carlo, also known as producer Cécile has already been releasing on Gomma and stirred quite a buzz in the UK for his remixes, as the one for Vampire Weekend that was defined by Erol Alkan on BBC as “this is how a remix has to sound today!”. As a bassplayer Matteo has been touring all over the place with a freak discoband called Disco Drive and opened for acts such as Liars, Klaxons, !!!, Foals etc.. and Sergio produces indie pop records in Italy and has been touring a lot with the band Hot Gossip.

On Esperanza they create this completely new sound that mixes influences from late San Francisco psychedelic vibes, Icelandic atmospheres, Tropical vibes, Duesseldorf electronics, mid 90’s Detroit techno and pure Anima Latina – the universe of Italian melodic and harmonics. Esperanza is in the air, but she’s already far from here. The EP features recording artist Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries, Walls/Kompakt) on vocals and remixes by Luke Abbott and Broke One.

Already supported by James Holden, Laurent Garnier, Cosmo Vitelli, Luke Solomon, Tim Love Lee, Lovebirds, Prince Language…