Hey young world!
We are back babay! The YUM YUM’s & Mat McHugh – [YY:MM]
The Story behind the music: A match made on our music blog!
Mat put that much trust in us and our idea for the remixes that he didn’t hesitate a minute. But we didn’t want to simply remix it and add a beat to that already wonderful, emotionally packed material. We took Mats beautifully crafted vocals & melodies, filled with positive messages, and transported it into new musical landscapes where we re-produced and re-imagined (almost) everything to emphasize the emotional gravitas of Mats music, which then in return prompted Mat to even re-sing most of the material, leading to mostly original music. Here i would like to thank a few people especially who were involved in the process and helped me maintain the course w/o losing focus! I’d like to point out my partners from the almighty Riverside Studio in Berlin, especially Martin the head and chief of Kling Klong Records, Olli Laib, the mad musician who did productions for people like Alle Farben and figuratively everybody else, my long time buddy M-tech/Pitchben who used to be a very well known ITF hiphop DJ and played alongside A-Trak and the likes back in the day, and very much to my partner and my buddy Dominik Graf who is better known as 1/2 of Lakechild , who i also met through the blog 2 years back. They were all crucial and an essential part and framework in helping paint this bigger picture! Thank you all from the heart. You are all part of this!
It amounted to 12 brand-new songs which are being released as an album this September, also entitled “High Up!”
This organic/online collabo between The YUM YUM’s & Mat McHugh, grew into a German/ Australian partnership, that is already planning ahead for more releases and preparing its first Germany & Holland tour this September.
Thanks for taking your time to read it! And ENJOY the song folks! This one’s from the heart!
Unser Yum Yum Berlin Mann Schowi, nicht wenigen bekannt als Massive Töne Rapper und Produzent, hat vor 13 Jahren auch Deutschlands größtes eintägiges HipHopFestival, die MTV HipHopOpen mitgegründet und passend zur 10ten Ausgabe eine Allstar Compilation rausgebracht, die sich wie das Who is Who der deutschen HipHop-Geschichte liest. Und anhört. Amis wie Cypress Hill, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Camp Lo und Masta Ace sind auch dabei, weil sie alle schonmal bei den HipHopOpen gespielt haben. 30 absolute “Big Tunes”, die meisten kennt man womöglich auswendig, was einem klar werden läßt, wie groß HipHop hierzulande geworden ist. Eine amtliche Pflichtsammlung.
Interviews und ein paar schöne Eindrücke (ab min. 22:21 mit Schowi & Wasi)
20 Jahre Kolchose Teaser mit Eindrücken der Liveshow
Die komplette Trackliste findet ihr hier:
Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal – a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past – but that didn’t stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock. KRAFTWERK FTW!
The only thing i know about Y’akoto is that i’ve watched her Tamba video after the release and totally underestimated her.
Today i’ve found her EP on iTunes and bought a copy instantly. Enjoy this little musical collection i’ve made for you and make sure to support her.
During november she’s on tour with ‘Joy Denalane’ from germany and french-nigerian based singer and songwriter ‘Asa’. Check the tourdates over here
Listen to some tracks out of her first EP called Tamba which was released in August 2011:[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Yakoto-Diamonds1.mp3]
Watch this live video with her band: