Isolée is microhouse artist Rajko Müller. Isolée is a minimalist house producer whose music is reminisent of indie electronic pop music of the early eighties and ambient techno from a decade on. Isolée is credited with creating the very first microhouse record to reach the club charts. Isolée’s 2000 album, Rest, containing the hit, was arguably the first microhouse full-length.
Rajko Müller was born in Frankfurt, Germany but lived with his family in Algeria at the age of 7 to 12 and went to a French primary school. Around this time his parents bought an organ for Christmas and he tried to do some synth-pop with a school friend. They decided to buy a synthesizer and a drumcomputer. Rajko grew tired of synth-pop and EBM in the end of the eighties and listened more to rock music and independent music. Müller’s friends made him discover house music, hip-hop and techno in the early nineties and Müller began a second attempt to record electronic music again. Müller gave a tape to his friend and DJ Andreas Baumecker, owner of Freundinnen records, who worked in a record-store where the members of Playhouse Records used to work.
Müller’s first Isolée material appeared on the music label Playhouse in 1997. Isolée full-length album Rest followed in 2000, also on Playhouse. Müller received a large amount of praise, including being listed as the third best reviewed album of the year on Metacritic for his 2005 album We Are Monster.