More important than the parties, the plane rides, the magazine covers or the money, every great DJ is first and foremost, a collector. A discoverer of music. A traveller weaving through a sea of new sounds and honing down the multitude of records to those that matter most. It’s this drive for sonic exploration that’s responsible for Souvenir, the Berlin label spearheaded by Tiefschwarz and their french partner Arthur Velasquez. In little over a year the label has amassed an impressive roster of artists counting legends like Carl Craig, scene leaders like Radioslave, Samim or Riton or newcomers like Ziggy Kinder among its extended family.