Door #22 – Sun Cream Playlist by Dunjah Sabreen

Sun Cream by Dunjah Sabreen

Door #22 –  holds a phenomenal playlist that didn’t go online yesterday (caught up in your average human Christmas pre-drama). But here is another favourite of ours, Dunjahs 2nd playlist that is fully loaded with lost gems and hidden treasures, and that whenever it gets played  has people asking for the ‘what is that music’. Which is rare these days considering how over saturated and all around available the constant stream of music has become, and how much magic it has lost. Anyways, here is a return to the magic of music, if you like to listen closely and pay attention to the finesse and grace that songs can have… You probably know some of the tunes, and although i despise the term diversity due to the online SJW nonsense, this playlist is truly diverse – but has one thing in common – every song is pure sweet, tasteful goodness and has a loving undertone. Truly enjoy this one;)

Ps Door#23 coming in a few hours.

Door #21: Alex Fisher (soon to be Tiny Dolphin) – Trying Your Luck (Strokes Cover)

What do you get when you mix The Strokes with Ukulele? Usually some easy-peasy-washed-out-feel-ok-but-not-particularly-great-when-listening-version. Since it’s always tricky to try out these things – not saying you shouldn’t though – without losing the passion and grip of an original indie-rock anthem, I was quite skeptical and curious to hear this one.

Alex says:

Hadn’t heard my favorite strokes song covered on the ukulele before so I gave it a go…and then added some stuff

Well – not only did he “add some stuff”, he blew me out the water with this beautiful interpretation that does the original more than justice. I even think it brings out sides of the track that were previously hidden and I wasn’t aware of.

Could and have listened to this many many times now. I hope you will, too!

PS: Alex is going to release fresh music start of next year under his new project name Tiny Dolphin

Door #20: Reece’ntly Added – “Driving Home For Christmas…”

Reecen’tly added is quite an understatement. This playlist could easily be named “101 In Hit-Writing”, “Breaking BIG-TIME Soon” or “Still Somewhat Under The Radar”. Beyond working an incredibly talented and kind human being I love the fact that Reece can appreciate and find music in all those varied places – appreciating good songwriting when he hears it and is always hungry for more.

Ah! I forgot the last way I’d name this playlist – “Driving Home For Christmas w/o The Cheese”.

Love this! Thank you, Reece!

 

Reece Lemonius

Door #19: Sonnengruss – Talking In Your Sleep

Pretty boy Toby scores with each track he releases. This one is a co-op/feature with Kids X-factor runner up Richard Istel who has a mind-blowing voice for a now 18y old fella. The original is one of my favourite 80’s tracks so i was at first skeptical, but anything that is positive, danceable with a good vibe is a score in my book when everything is systematically narcissistic, aggressive and pretentious if measure msuic by todays overhyped mainstream. The tracks Sonnengruss pumps out are positive, funky, get the crowd hype and the younger generation seem to completely dig it in his sets.

Sonnengruss, Toby had somewhat of a tragic story with many of his releases. Scoring a Nr 1 at the then still relevant Hypem Charts, before it became a farce, the song suffered from Universal musics inability to pump the track out within a week or two (took em 3 months w/o any promotion) and hurt the track severely. Same goes for his EP and now this track, that came out early this year, performed well on Spotify (over 1 Mio). But the officially greenlighted track by it’s composers, had a sweet video that (ironically) used the old original music video from 1983, lip-synced to the Sonnengruss Version, with some hilarious 80’s effects. Of course a major label/Vevo controlled the content so the new video couldn’t even be released and thus the promotion felll flat.

Seems like a lot of complaining, when most smaller to middle sized dance acts would be thankful for Sonnengruss play numbers, but Toby has the potential to grow immensely as an act, and he has all it takes, musically, as a dj/producer and as the earnest fun personality he is. And he is still in his early 20’s. Well Sonnengruss had learned from these missteps, Toby & his producer have made an excellent roadmap for 2019. They will work with us, have a great release plan and just had another super successfull songwriting week in Berlin. No more covers, samples and other peoples material – no matter if licensed or not. And this time the entire team supporting him and working for/with Sonnengruss is finally a 100% right. Tried and tested.

 

Door #18: Temple Haze – Agape (Piano Cover)

Beautiful piece of art by Mr Temple. Classy tribute or cover. I think the original is by Bear’s Den, didn’t bother looking it up, you are supposed to enjoy music not write an essay about it. This man is a composer, singer and producer and you can literally feel it in everythig he does. There is a certain depth to his art tht’s making the world brighter, one piece at a time.

Check out his latest release and more shameless self-plugging links below:

★ Temple Haze latest Release STREAMING: https://templehazenarou.lnk.to/IfICouldBeYours
★ Pre Book UPCOMING Temple Haze Releases : http://prebook.grooveattack.com/welcome/index/26

Door #17: C.O.W. 牛 – #niuworldorder

I’ve written about these guys before and I most certainly will continue to do so in the future. After very successful media-coverage on the likes of COMPLEX, Arte TRACKS and Bandcamp Daily (much love) and the signing to the very successful and renown Munich label Compost Records, this German-Chinese producer-collective still remains a somewhat hidden gem.

The playlist these gifted individuals created reflects on their influences, own productions and appreciation of truly great tunes. Mura Masa, KUSO GVKI, Higher Brothers, Kid Simius, Che Lingo, Syd, Col3trane, Nate Husser and so many great ones more.

Putting women on the forefront in lead-roles and with strong character, #niuworldorder is hinting on a future in which socially constructed roles and stereotypes might be altered. #niuworldorder all the way, I’d say! Gonna pump these tracks now. bye.

PS: For all nerds and gaming enthusiasts out there, go check their website. Lemmings are cows now. No s***.

photocredit: @kidthecolor