Tag: sweet serenade

Door #5 INTRODUCING : APSLEY & Free DL of “Home”

This is J Apsley. An incredible musician in my book.

I met this guy, during a turbulent time in my history when my then-company was doing another IT based test project instead of focussing on a set, defined goal. I liked the conversations with Jacob a lot, since he is one of the “good guys” and an artist, musician through and through. Sometimes it’s easier to tell from a distance, and he might not even realize it himself. We released a couple of songs, when his life was changing and the set goals he had weren’t fundamentally changing but rather taking shape. And that’s just an evolutionary step that is normal but it shows and reflects in his older music. Nothing to ever be ashamed of, other blogs have compared some of his songs to the 1975 and whatnot.. but the new material is sooooo much better and we are just 2 songs in.

But  writing about J would be unfair to his wife R – because Apsley, which was originally a solo artist, is now the two of them, and rightfully so, not only since they share the same last name, but bc they compliment each other musically/vocally so well that it is just a human ASMR like pleasurable experience for any urgent sonic remedies.

So this here was the last tune that was done with the old state of mind, but it is already the both of them and you can just hear why the two of them are meant for each other, not only in music but also in life. Grab your Free Dl of Home, a chill hip hop instrumental with a soul sample and the incredible soothing vocals of J + R Apsley. There is much more to come from Apsley – which now 2 not 1 anymore! Pls remember ;)

Even if this track is still lacking in plays on Spotnik until now, this is the kind of quality that i can ‘feel’ shining through. Happy to be working with the both of them… and somehow we became friends w/o ever meeting each other. Life is strange sometimes but there is a higher love at work,  at all times.

Obadiah Parker – Hey Ya (Outkast Cover remixed by Koni)

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About time someone remixed or mashed up Obadiah Parkers old cover of Outkasts ueber anthem. The biggest, most played, most sold song of the 2000’s is Hey Ya and no remix can take that away from the magic of that simple, simple stupid song that we all love so much – and at times even hated, just because it was so overplayed that you couldn’t spend 5 min without hearing it. After all that i still love “Hey ya” and i actually had 2 copies of it on vinyl, not only for mixing it back and forth, in a pre Traktor/Serato world, but also as a backup, because i simply played it so often that one eventually had to go sooner or later. Here is a really good Tropical Take on it and i sure wish it will be included on the next TROPICAL SESSIONS Compilation!

Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell – This Must Be The Place

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Oh wow jipieeh yeah! Band of Horses AND Iron & Wine are doing a collaborative album called “Sing Into My Mouth”. And to tell it in their words “its a loving homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of its creators”. In my words: Simply beautiful like all of their music. Wow jipieeh yeah!  Release date is 17th of July and the perfect delayed birthday gift for myself :)

120 min YUM YUM this Saturday in Munich + Live Accoustic Session by Fetsum!!!

This Saturday due to the christian holiday, we’ll have to close shop at 2am. Which means, doors will be open at 10pm. Make sure to show up early for the live show which will start at latest 11.30pm and last for a about a good hour, until we get into the YUM YUM sound for the remaining time, played with maximum pressure. The live show will be an accoustic set  by my man Fetsum, aka the Fetsum Duo consisting of an accoustic two piece band (vocals & accoustic guitar). Think Sweet Serenade on a very positive and soulful tip. Trust me, you are gonna love this. It doesn’t get more positive and uplifting than this. Ps check out his website to see what rave reviews he received for his recent Solo Album. So make sure to get your drink on and your hands in the air scenario will be compressed to about 120min + an amazing live show, that i had the pleasure of witnessing a few times before. Pure Sunshine!!! Fetsum::: website /// facebook /// itunes

PS more YUM YUM cities to follow very, very, very soon!

ps here he is, performing a Tracy Chapman cover. Good friend of mine, with open eyes and an open soul. He can see – those who know what i mean – know