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introducing Selah Sue

photo by Cedric Violet, taken from her website

I have been constantly reminded by Coco, by Danny, by Max and of course by our Top Tunes Group on Facebook to write about this young lady and musical gem and i kept on postponing it, but here you go >>> Selah Sue is an outstanding new artist that has delivered a great selfentitled debut album in the vein of a folky, soulful and simply friendly attitude embedded in a great summery vibe. They are comparing her from Duffy to Lauryn Hill to Amy Winehouse to Adele to any other good female artist within the last decade or so. Let her music speak for itself and check her album out, if you havent already.

Selah Sue – Peace of mind

The many remixes are worth a second look.  Some of the songs on the album are a bit too poppish for me, meaning without a lasting impact, but the many good ones are quite the opposite – i think thats why i even mentioned the not-so-good ones, cause its surprising that she has any! But in general the overall vibe, her voice and especially the lovely mellow tunes go very deep and i enjoy her sound very much. hope you do too.

Selah Sue – Crazy vibes

Selah Sue::::::website::::facebook::::myspace:::::itunes::::
a few more videos

PS – anybody know where i can get this song from?

droppz – “A new favourite song, every single day”

The story behind droppz.com:

Some time ago i was fed up with my Rss reader and that way of checking music, everybody has dozens if not hundreds of music blogs he is following and after a while it was simply too much information to scroll through. There were other popular solutions at that time like elbows, which i absolutely dislike, and the hypemachine which i liked a lot, but the loading times were driving me crazy as well as the way you had to click yourself through single pages.

So the idea for droppz was created – an online music search engine that wouldnt have any waiting times and that would display the songs like a regular media player, and also have the original article on the artist if wanted. Including a voting system to let the people determine what music is “hot” right now and the ability to see what your friends are listening to were also part of the plan. The name was a spare domain i had, and since it was about “dropping” the tunes you like we decided to call it droppz, short and simple. The “z” as plural makes it somwhat urban… Not (lol). I dont know what i was thinking, lol. Anyways….

I hooked up with some friends and that whole thing came to life in a somewhat “longer than anticipated” process. But everybody who is busy on the webs knows that dilemma. Graph designer and creator of “Virtual Skyscraper” Mr Wong came on board and did the arty and colorful design. The man behinde the entire programming, wunderkind Ray, did it entirely in flash, which is unusual these days but the graphic potental is there. We recently put it online and will start spreading the word these days. It still has some flaws, and a few functions are yet to come but everything in life is a process and a we are on our way.

So let me introduce you to droppz:

When you go on droppz.com you have to wait ONCE and thats that, no more waiting times on the site ever after.

1. HOME: When you get to the Index Page you will see this (this will in a short time be your personalized homepage). So far its simply the Landing page. You can now listen to the music provided by the blogs and read the articles, but to get all the functions of the media player and your personal stream, you have to register with droppz (you will soon be able to login via you google account, twitter and facebook connect).

2. Droppz Media Player:  The Media Player is the central tool on droppz, its always found on top of the screen and you have the options to dropp the track (vote it) share, comment, go to detail, read the article on the blog, buy the tune online, set the volume etc, follow the blog on droppz etc … Also all songs are passed on in the same quality they are posted on the blogs, so no cheap 128 kbit internet streams.

3. THE TRACK SECTION: This is where all the music is to be found and there are two different views available:

3.a) Lets call this one the “BLOG VIEW

3.b) And the more popular “TRACK VIEW“- which is like an online media player.

4. Once you have registered you have access to some interesting features.

Short recap of last weekend’s tri-saster

Here is a short clip of Stromae performing ‘Alors On Danse’ at last YUM YUM in Berlin. You can read a full review at Palina’s blog including some pictures (in German though).

Dan and I had ball at YUM YUM in NRW as well and from what I heard Tommy killed it in Ingolstadt. Unfortunately no pictures available at the time. We’re sorry about that and promise to work sth. out till next time.

YUM YUM Würzburg Review

It´s been a while since I´ve been to Würzburg, but one thing I remember for sure is Norwig and Simons drinking  motivation skills. Being well prepared we arrived with a belly filled to the max and crates full of YUM YUM  goodies. After a slow start the Club was filled by 1 a.m. and a good party was on it´s way. D-Nice played his first set  at a YUM YUM party and he did a pretty good job. The Dancefloor was packed till 6 o´clock in the morning allthough closing time would have been one hour earlier. So it looks like the people of Würzburg  enjoyed this one! Thanks to everyone who showed up and YUM YUM Würzburg will return on February 27th with DJ Kamikaze on the wheels of steel

Short recap of last YUM YUM @ 100Meister

Well what can I say… last Saturday was off the hook and I’m still recovering. In fact we had to close the doors at around 1 AM because the club was that much packed packed. Max and I had such a blast and finally I got used to digital djing. Really freaked me out for a while… so thanks for making this one mine!

Unfortunately our photograph is MIA and I haven’t heard anything… so honestly I don’t know if there are any pictures. But if some occur I’ll sure post them. If you’ve shot some hook me up via tand@chromemusic.de.

In fact the place was so much crowded that we will rearrange the stage setting and move the dj booth back to the wall so people can actually dance on stage. Since the stage is crowded anyways this is no big deal to us but will give you some more room for your fancy footwork.

PS: Since I got that asked a lot… we’re also thinking about doing some Top Friend Stuff in the Ruhr Area. We’ll keep you posted abou that. Cheers.