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New Album: Mountain Jumper

Mountain Jumper [dunkelbunt records] 2015

Release Sate: 08th of March 2015 / (Austria 30th of January)
Format: CD/VINYL/DIGITAL
Label: [dunkelbunt records]
Distribution: Believe Digital / Broken Silence
Features: ALIX, ANDUZE, MELA, CLOUD TISSA, ROBB
FILE UNDER: POP, WORLD, JAZZ, BLUES, ELECTRONICA, BLUEGRASS, HIP HOP, E-SWING, BALKAN

[dunkelbunt] paints his new album “Mountain Jumper” as a sound collage of the American continent when it was first founded. He mixes the diverse sounds of various local cultures with electro and modern club sounds, Bluegrass In Dub, Hilly Billy Breaks, Fiddle´n´Bass, which means not for the first time [dunkelbunt] has to come up with fresh names for new genres. Over the last decade [dunkelbunt] has toured the world as one of the pioneers of Electro and Balkan Beatz, including seven tours through North America and his new album is a reflection of these travels.

“Electronic music is the foundation which the sounds of the world sit upon. I’m inspired by the fact that so many people with different backgrounds all came together on one continent in such a short period of time. It’s an amazing musical melting pot, the land of unlimited musical possibilities.”

So in any one song the instruments of a european settler in a covered wagon heading to the west coast can be heard along with the chinese workers of the transcontinental railroad. The pipa and the ehru (the chinese lute and violin) blends with a greek bouzouki, slide guitar and banjo with oriental strings.
“I’m facinated with creating a relationship between sounds that no one has ever heard.”

 

 

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New Track: [dunkelbunt] ft. Alix: “Egal”

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The single “EGAL” is the precursor to the new [dunkelbunt] album “Mountain Jumper” which will be released in spring 2015 on [dunkelbunt records].
With this release [dunkelbunt] & Alix demonstrate their boundless ingenuity, when it comes to making transcontinental music: “EGAL” mixes Hip Hop with Bluegrass, German rap meets New Orleans Marching Brass and the sounds of the Mississippi Delta sail on the Aegean Sea.

On the mic is Alexander Leuschner aka Alix. Born in 1988 and a native of Berlin’s Neukölln suburb, he’s been rapping using various vocal styles from a young age. Rhythmically refined he he bounces on the verses, thoughtfully and humorously talking about life and his visions. Together with [dunkelbunt] he shares his adopted home of Vienna and a passion for merging different musical styles.

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] was born in Hamburg in 1979. At the beginning of the millennium in his Vienna studio, he began to merge electronic music with Balkan, Gypsy and Swing sounds and along with his contemporaries like Waldeck, Parov Stelar and Shantel who helped popularize the new music genres, „Electro Swing“ and „Balkan Beats“.

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29. January 2015 / GASOMETER / Vienna (Austria)
Doors: 18:30 h | Concert: 19:30 h
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MOUNTAIN JUMPER

[dunkelbunt] paints his new album “Mountain Jumper” as a sound collage of the American continent when it was first founded. He mixes the diverse sounds of various local cultures with electro and modern club sounds, Bluegrass In Dub, Hilly Billy Breaks, Fiddle´n´Bass, which means not for the first time [dunkelbunt] has to come up with fresh names for new genres. Over the last decade [dunkelbunt] has toured the world as one of the pioneers of Electro and Balkan Beatz, including seven tours through North America and his new album is a reflection of these travels. “Electronic music is the foundation which the sounds of the world sit upon.”

The recent single “EGAL” is the precursor to the new [dunkelbunt] album “Mountain Jumper” which will be released in spring 2015 on [dunkelbunt records]. With this release [dunkelbunt] & Alix demonstrate their boundless ingenuity, when it comes to making transcontinental music: “EGAL” mixes Hip Hop with Bluegrass, German rap meets New Orleans Marching Brass and the sounds of the Mississippi Delta sail on the Aegean Sea.

On the mic is Alexander Leuschner aka Alix. Born in 1988 and a native of Berlin’s Neukölln suburb, he’s been rapping using various vocal styles from a young age. Rhythmically refined he he bounces on the verses, thoughtfully and humorously talking about life and his visions. Together with [dunkelbunt] he shares his adopted home of Vienna and a passion for merging different musical styles.

 

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[dunkelbunt] | Waldeck | Mela: Album Release Concert – 29.01.2015 @Gasometer (Vienna)

[dunkelbunt] und Waldeck präsentieren ihre neuen Alben LIVE im Wiener Gasometer. Die beiden Soundtüftler haben sich mehr als sieben Jahre Zeit gelassen, um ihre Werke zu perfektionieren und reifen zu lassen und vielleicht neue Trends zu setzen. Denn genau dafür sind sie bekannt, gelten als Urväter der Electro Swing & Balkan Beats Bewegung, die zu Beginn des neuen Milleniums ihren Anfang nahm.

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Mit seinem Album “Mountain Jumper” betritt [dunkelbunt] neues Land! Er malt es mit den Klangfarben des amerikanischen Kontinents zur Gründerzeit. Bluegrass In Dub, Hilly Billy Breaks, Fiddle ‘n‘ Bass… Nicht zum ersten Mal muss sich [dunkelbunt] neue Genrebezeichnungen ausdenken: Bekannt wurde er als einer der Pioniere von Electro Swing und Balkan Beatz und tourt unter diesem Status bereits ein Jahrzehnt um die Welt, alleine sieben Mal durch Nordamerika. Sein neues Werk, in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Berliner Sänger ALIX, ist ein Echo dieser Reisen: “Die Elektronik ist Fundament und die Klänge aus aller Welt sitzen oben drauf.”
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Waldeck
Nach längerer Wartezeit legt Waldeck seinen mit Spannung erwarteten vierten Longplayer “Rio Grande” vor… Und soviel vorweg: Das Warten hat sich gelohnt. Der Titel ist Programm: Zwar klingen in “Rio Grande” noch Elemente des über 100.000-fach verkauften Vorgängeralbum “Ballroom Stories” nach, doch die Reise geht in das Grenzgebiet des Rio Grande, dort wo sich Western Style, Blues, Dub und karibische Elemente die Hand reichen. Begleitet wird Waldeck dabei von seinen kongenialen Sängerinnen, der aus den Westindies stammenden Joy Malcolm (zuletzt unterwegs mit Moby) und der Vorarlbergerin Zeebee. Waldecks Sound wirkt auf “Rio Grande” pur und befreit von ornamentaler Elektronik. Uns erwarten bluesige Gesänge, schmachtende Trompeten, Lagerfeuerromantik und obszöne Tanzeinlagen in verruchten Saloons. John Wayne trifft auch El Mariachi. “Hugh” der große Waldeck hat gesprochen!
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MELA
In ihrem Singer/ Songwriter Projekt „Mela“ greift Marie Spaemann in die Soulkiste, zeigt ihre Liebe zum Jazz, lässt sich von Popbrisen treiben und von ihrem ursprünglich klassischen Background inspirieren. Mit ihrer ersten EP „The Moony Sessions“ taucht die Cellistin in bannende Klangwelten ein und verführt zum Träumen. Live, als One Woman Band, nutzt Mela ihr Instrument mit Hilfe einer Loop Station in all seiner Vielseitigkeit. Die Konzertcellistin hier zurücknehmend, lässt sie facettenreich Begleitungen entstehen, die den Boden für ihren soulig verspielten Gesang ebnen.
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ELECTRO SWING CARNEVAL
Der Electro Swing Carneval – 2012 ins Leben gerufen – ist die größte Electro-Swing Veranstaltung in Wien und ein Fixstern der lokalen Partyszene. In den edlen Gemäuern des Cafe Leopold, dass sich inmitten des hippen Museumsquartiers, noch genauer gesagt in der weltberühmten Leopold-Stiftung befindet, treffen sich monatlich swing-begeisterte Tanzwütige um den Glanz der goldenen 20er, feingetuned auf den Beat der heutigen Zeit, zu zelebrieren.
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New Album: “Ich grill mit Dir die Abendsonne”, ft. Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar, Savages y Suefo, Barefoot Basement, Anduze, Alix

 

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“My passion is creating beats. Not necessarily in the studio but in more magical places, a log cabin hidden between snow capped mountain tops, with a warm cockle stove and a picture postcard view of the magical winter wonderland lying outside. In an aeroplane flying 12,000 meters over the Mediterranean sea towards Tel Aviv, on a farm in the evening after the olive harvest or somewhere in Andalusia in the valleys of almond blossoms.
The finishing touches and subtle flavors are then added in my studio in Vienna with my spice laden effectsboard and sub end. My studio is also the space where I create my blend of „mixed spices“. There are always lots of various herbs and spices to be found, from aniseed to z’atar which gives this space an intoxicating fragrance and allure. Normally I work parallel with three „non materials“, sound, smell and taste. Constantly moving back and forth, between a mortar & pestle, synthesizers, a wooden spoon and the mixing desk, alternating between blocking my ears, closing my mouth and blocking my nose in an attempt to find the fragrance emanating from the pictures of my fantasy, to paint with sounds and music, and taste and smell the melodies.
Everything breaks down into frequencies and aligns itself towards the golden rule. I know it sounds crazy but it’s just a part of my day to day: alchemy in the [dunkelbunt] Studio. Often my daughters enter my „soundkitchen“ and remix the settings on my analogue synth, record over sounds and announce that my wobble bass purrs like a kitten….what more could I ask for?”

The title track „Ich grill mir Dir die Abendsonne“ (With you I’ll grill the evening sun) is a homage to the Mediterranean, We sail into the setting sun onboard a spice freighter filled with beats and bass, a greek bouzouki, accordion and balkan violin, flamenco guitars, Arabic saz and a Turkish Oud…

During the making of this EP numerous attractive collaborations emerged, the title „Augen zu und durch“ is the starting point for the new [dunkelbunt] album „Boomerang“, where I will be recording with the Berlin rapper and singer „Alexander Leuschner“ aka Alix and instrumentally supported by the viennese band „Barefoot Basement“. One week before the end of recording for this EP I was contacted by the soul ‘n’ funk singer Lee Anduze from Los Angeles (who has worked with Parov Stelar among others). Based on „Augen zu und durch“, Anduze wrote the lyrics for „Smoking Gun“ and hunted me down from across the pond so that we could work on some new beats at his place in L.A. during my US tour in September.

On top of that we have two remixes on board, Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestra’s „Šljivovica“ and Savages Y Suefo’s “Ballroom Breakers” both dressed in [dunkelbunt]-Wobblebass-Balkan-Swing-Costume.

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