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Daily Archives: January 19, 2009

let’s get it on tonight

the 2005/06 recording „let’s get it on tonight“ is my first collaboration with new york rapper jus nyce. it is being promoted during the soccer worldchampionship in germany in 2006 and receives about 59000 online hits.

let's get it on tonight

let's get it on tonight

the site it was promoted at was called “wet-tshirt-worldcup” where you could let girls from various nations dance to the song, pour some water over their shirts and all that sort of fun.

the site is no longer online, though…

I recorded the song in a friend’s basement in brooklyn and for the vocals we went to famous quad studios on time square.

I did two versions of the song, each with different backing vocals. one version features dutch singer aafje, the other new york singer mia rebel who is crazy cool!

wintermaerchen – sound too cold to listen to

the debut album „wintermaerchen“ of my group ORkAaN FAbLeS hit stores in november 2003. it’s a collection of fairytales and songs catching the mysticism of the world of everlasting ice and it‘s many surreal creatures.

wintermaerchen ORkAaN FAbLeS

wintermaerchen ORkAaN FAbLeS

the sounds on this album are so cold, you will have to break them off your speakers and melt them in the fire to be able to listen to them!

we recorded the album in munich at realistic sound in a couple of days. because we’ve been playing live quite a bit the recording process was pretty smooth and quick. we got the recording of the instruments out of the way quickly so we could focus on the voice. since german ist not hester’s native language (dutch is), the most important part was to coach her along to get her german pronounciation right. she is incredibly versatile with her voice which helped a lot getting her through the sometimes heavy lyrics. of course you can still hear that german is not her native language but I think her accent adds even more of a mysterious touch to the music and the stories.

after the album was done we did a two night release gig in munich at a place called “tube”

to spice things up a bit and because hester wanted to fully concentrate on her laptop performance we asked anna clarin ( daughter of german actor hans clarin) to be the voice of the tales. she did an incredible job and the performances were received very well.

the audiobook “wintermärchen” is available at itunes, amazon, and other stores…

uptown and the bronx

„uptOwn and thE brOnX“ is a video project I filmed, edited and scored in 2005. it’s available as a free podcast download on the internet.
the short film shows a ride on the 1-train of new york city, which connects most of the jazzclubs on manhattans westside, and therefore is one of my most frequented lines.
the film demonstrates that the conductors of the mta are the one and only rappers alive!!!

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