First Touch is one of Germany’s best-kept secrets when it comes to soulful Music. Ranging from Boogie, Disco, Modern Soul and Electronica, these folks have been quite active internationally instead of focusing on releases for the German market. This might be due to the fact that the group’s founders reside in two different cities – Mannheim and Berlin, or because such contemporary music scenes tend to expand globally instead of collapsing locally.
Founded in the mid-2000s, the breakthrough has come about within the last two years with the release of the Knockout EP on Omega Supreme Records; broadcaster Boiler Room featured the track “Beweg Dein Körper” on multiple channels. At this juncture, First Touch was already experiencing a good deal of success and, as the group started making its mark by publishing new material characterized by its own original sounds, requests quadrupled overnight.