Berlin-based electronic music label run by M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T. and Booka Shade. The name says it all: Get Physical tracks could hardly be more moving and corporal.
This aspect of physicality also resurfaces on two of the labels key releases: the in-house DJ mix series "Body Language" and a string of double vinyl compilations called "Full Body Workout", brimming with new beats and sounds by up-and-coming talents.
Not least of all thanks to this emphasis, it has taken Get Physical just four years to become one of the fastest risers and strongest brands of the international club scene. In 2005, influential British dance magazine DJ Mag voted Get Physical "Label of the Year" and, more recently, US mouthpiece for electronic music, XLR8R, devoted a front page story to the label.
Figures at beatport.com, the world's largest digital music store for dance-related tracks, paint an unambiguous picture: Get Physical Music is their best-selling label across all categories. iTunes, too, frequently features GPM releases on its homepage or in its sales charts.
Gradual changes, like allowing other styles to join the mix and opening the label up to become today's musical home for almost 20 artists from around the globe, go hand in hand with rising expectations, changed structures and new concepts. The label's sound, too, continues to ramify and proliferate - it has become virtually impossible to squeeze their output into any style- or genre-related pigeonhole. Club compatibility is an absolute must, as is a penchant for the atmospheric and an emotional intensity which invariably hit the nerve of the boiling dancefloor.
It's hard to believe, but Get Physical is now 100 releases old!