session reports

Engineering for WILL BLACK

during november//december 2010 WILL BLACK aka JERU SIMMONS and me were working on four classic rap tracks, produced by 3rd DIGELA from staten island, NY. WILL is one of those artists//entrepeneurs that never sleep to have more time to work. the kind of energy i felt working together on that project was quite pushing me […] Read More…

Mix & mastering session with LYDIA MAMSIE TSOSANE

in these days of autotuned vocalists it is a real pleasure to work with a singer who has the voice and the vibes to blow your head off, just by opening her mouth. Lydia Mamsie Tsosane is not just a singer, she is what i call an 'all-in-one-independent artist' doing the whole range from writing […] Read More…

Production session ‘One Day At The Beach’

when FLORIAN SCHMIEDEBERG joins me at my studio, he usually shows up with some sampler/synth hardware, we get it connected - and beats and loops bubble out the speakers straight! in this case we were teaming up to do a dubstep tune which is mostly of the straighter variety, but with a very liquid and […] Read More…

Sounddesign for ‘Berggasse 19. Die Couch’

this was the second time i worked for the art & culture festival ALTONALE in hamburg//altona, and it was very funny and inspiring again. like she did in 2009 with "DAS HÖRLABOR", theater director CORINNA SOMMERHÄUSER staged a very high quality play called "BERGGASSE 19 - DIE COUCH" for ALTONALE and VOLKSTHEATER ROSTOCK. it is […] Read More…

VH1 picks my music for their soundlogo

zapping through the sunday tv program, i was blown away by recognizing my tune "canalisation blues" on VH1 Europe. it obviously went part of the station's soundlogo, playing only for some seconds, cut up to fit to the short sequence of animations it underlies... SICK!! that time it was created i was mad for scratching […] Read More…

301kmh LIQUID ROCKZ remix

wicked remix from LIQUID ROCKZ... how do you master music which is so experimental that you don't have any reference master that you can compare your work to? by doing everything that could improve the sound, so that the result is as musical and beatiful as possible... nice that LIQUID ROCKZ loved it at once, […] Read More…

Production session ‘Angel Eyes’ with RAS ZAZA

who's the man singing so emotionally and still fitting on my tough beats?? we talk about the jamaican singer//songwriter RAS ZAZA, who convinced me instantly when he was freestyling over one of my raw instrumentals (the title's name was 'In Da Junkle'). we recorded verse one straight the same afternoon, and then, after having arranged […] Read More…

EINSTIEG abi fair, Frankfurt

the first EINSTIEG ABI at frankfurt fair was a bit smaller than, for example, EINSTIEG/hamburg, because it aimed to inform those students who want to study at an university after graduating any kind of german high school. this meant a lot of presentations, lectures and workshops at stage "o" (standing for "orientation"), where i did […] Read More…

Production session ‘k.MATIC’

...hey bwooooy, who's the rudebwoy on the block? you' re tryin' to start a bumrush, you will get bucked...(!) why do i like downpitched REDMAN samples so much? 'cos they are cool as FUCK! and you can use them without taking yourself too serios, just because it is REDMAN an not MASSIV sampled... "k.MATIC" evolved […] Read More…

EINSTIEG fair, Karlsruhe

when EINSTIEG asked me if i wanted to work at EINSTIEG FAIR in KARLSRUHE i didn't hesitate, because this is the city i grew up in and my parents still live there. so i had a good time, both working and chilling, meeting friends&family while my off-days, or partying with my einstieg crew members. because […] Read More…