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Out now: Vienna Tapes (EP)

Title: VIENNA TAPES (Exodus Complex)[dunkelbunt] Vienna Tapes Album Cover B © [dunkelbunt] 2019
Artist: [dunkelbunt]
Release Date: 2019-09-20
Label: [dunkelbunt records]
Labelcode: LC43551
Cat. No.: DBR32
UPC: 3616401103300
Duration: 00:46:39
Music: Ulf Lindemann
Producer: Ulf Lindemann
Publisher: Magan Music Publishing
Format: Digital / EP

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Genre: Hip Hop, Afrobeat, Deep House, Reggae, Trap
Tags: #electronic #world #transglobal #multilingual #dance #club #chill

Tracklist – All songs & tracks by [dunkelbunt] –
Volume 1
1. Weit Weg ft. Alix Oder Nix (02:16)
2. L’amour fidèle ft. Kadero Rai (03:45)
3. Mia Kwa Mia ft. Cloud Tissa, Barbara Tavernier (03:10)
4. Viens Avec Moi ft. Lisa Cantabile, Kadero Rai (04.02)
5. Le Ta Jaoji ft. Pintoo & Haider Khan (02:39)
6. Velavan ft. Anuradha Genrich (03:23)
7. Wish ft. Alix Oder Nix, Mela Marie Spaemann, Will Magid, Paul Bertin (03:51)
8. Space Walker (02:35)

Volume 2
1. Weit Weg, instrumental (02:16)
2. L’amour fidèle, instrumental (03:45)
3. Mia Kwa Mia, instrumental (03:10)
4. Viens Avec Moi, instrumental (05:15)
5. Velavan, instrumental (03:02)
6. Wish ft. Will Magid & Paul Bertin, instrumental (03:51)

– RELEASE TEXT / EN – 

The EP “Vienna Tapes” brings together eight selected [dunkelbunt] tracks and their instrumental versions from the years 2015-2019. It is the album of my mental and musical awakening in the realms of the Near – and increasingly – Far East: The journey takes off from the Balkans (Wish) to the Maghreb (Viens Avec Moi, L’Amour fidèle) and Kenya (Mia Kwa Mia) to the Arab Middle East (Space Walker) and then ultimately to India (Le Ta Jaoji, Velavan).

I am drawn ever more into the vortex of these musical worlds, and with the album release of “Vienna Tapes” I cast the first stone into a raging stream, which I am calling the “Exodus Complex”.

Alix Oder Nix’s “Weit Weg” (Far Away) is the slogan and the motif of my new production, which got a kick-start with “Wish” during the refugee crisis of 2015/16. Apart from a conducive partnership with the American West Coast musician Will Magid (Balkan Bump), the “Vienna Tapes” draw substantially from the pool of international and globally active musicians in Vienna: Alix Oder Nix, the Berlin MC, a lyrical and performative matador; South Indian singer Anuradha Genrich and jazz singer / songwriters Lisa Cantabile and Mela Marie Spaemann; the rapper Cloud Tissa from Kenya and the Moroccan Raï singer Kadero Rai; finally the Rajasthan-born brothers Haider and Pintoo Khan as brilliant singers and percussionists … –

[dunkelbunt] aka Ulf Lindemann is a producer, DJ and bandleader. Born 1979 in Hamburg and living in Vienna since 2001. He has a degree in Piano and Keyboard Instruments at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. His international breakthrough came with the Balkan-Hip-Hop single „The Chocolate Butterfly“ ft. Raf Camora (2003) and the Electro Swing follow up hit „Cinnamon Girl“ (2007). The album „Mountain Jumper“ (2015) was awarded the ORF „Album of the Year 2015“. [dunkelbunt] + Band is a internationally successful live act.

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– RELEASE TEXT / DE –

Die EP “Vienna Tapes” versammelt acht ausgewählte [dunkelbunt]-Tracks und deren Instrumental-Versionen aus den Jahren 2015-2019. Es ist das Album meines mentalen und musikalischen Aufbruchs in den nahen und den zunehmend fernen Oste: Die Reise geht dabei vom Balkan (Wish) über den Maghreb (Viens Avec Moi, L’Amour fidèle) und Kenia (Mia Kwa Mia) in den arabischen Nahen Osten (Space Walker) und dann nach Indien (Le Ta Jaoji, Velavan). –

Es zieht mich immer stärker in den Wirbel dieser Musikwelten und Welt-Musiken hinein und ich werfe mit der Album-Release von “Vienna Tapes” den ersten Stein in einen rasanten Fluss, den ich insgesamt als “Exodus Complex” bezeichne.

Alix Oder Nix’ “Weit Weg” benennt das Motto und Motiv meines neuen Produzierens, das während der Flüchtlingskrise 2015/16 mit “Wish” begann. Abgesehen von den fruchtbaren Kooperation mit dem amerikanischen Westcoast-Musiker Will Magid (Balkan Bump), schöpfen die “Vienna Tapes” wesentlich aus dem Pool internationaler und weltweit tätiger MusikerInnen in Wien: Alix Oder Nix, der Berliner MC als textlicher und performativer Prachtkerl; die südindische Sängerin Anuradha Genrich sowie die Jazz-Singer-Songwriterinnen Lisa Cantabile und Mela Marie Spaemann; der Rapper Cloud Tissa aus Kenia und der marokkanische Raï -Sänger Kadero Rai; schließlich die aus Rajasthan stammenden Brüder Haider und Pintoo Khan als fulminante Sänger und Percussionisten …  –
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[dunkelbunt] aka Ulf Lindemann ist Producer, DJ und Bandleader. Geboren 1979 in Hamburg, lebt seit 2001 in Wien. Studium für Klavier & Tasteninstrumente an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Dem internationalen Durchbruch mit der Balkan-Hip Hop Produktion “The Chocolate Butterfly” ft. Raf Camora (2003) folgte der Electro Swing-Hit “Cinnamon Girl” (2007). Das Album “Mountain Jumper” (2015) wurde zum “Album des Jahres 2015” gekürt (ORF). [dunkelbunt] + Band ist ein weltweit gebuchter Live-Act.

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Collaborations:

Anuradha Genrich, Kadero Rai, Lisa Cantabile, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Waldeck, Harri Stojka, Otto Lechner, Balkan Beat Box, 17 Hippies, Raf Camora, The Cat Empire, A-WA, Chancha Via Circuito, Sara Lugo.

 

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Out now: Weit Weg ft. Alix

WEIT WEG ft. Alix - Cover © [dunkelbunt] 2019Title: Weit Weg (exodus edit)
Artist: [dunkelbunt] ft Alix
Label: [dunkelbunt records]
Labelcode: LC 43551
Cat.No: DBR028
Rel. Date: 2019/05/24
TT: 2:21
Format: Digital

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Genre:  Deutsch Rap, Hip Hop
Tags: #dunkelbunt #alix #weitweg #india #sitar #tabla #trap #bass #electronic #hiphop #rap #scat #konnakol #haiderkhan #deutschrap #exoduskomplex #transglobal #wanderlust

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Fernweh heißt jetzt “Weit Weg“!
[dunkelbunt] und Alix liefern die Sehnsuchtsmelodie für diesen Sommer.
Rap trifft Konnakol, den südindischen Scat-Gesang (die südindische Mouth Percussion) und katapultiert uns in den weiten, atmosphärischen Hallraum unserer Träume.
Tablas, Sitar und Indian Flutes schillern als Farben über einen relaxten Beat mit markanten Bass-Akzenten: Überlass’ dich dem Flow, geh’ mit [dunkelbunt] und Alix “weit, weit weg“!
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Alix (Alexander Leuschner), original Neuköllner und seit 2010 in Wien: Rapper, Vocalist und Songwriter. Haider Khan, geboren und aufgewachsen in Rajasthan, lebt seit 2012 in Wien, wo er als Multi-Percussionist und Sänger im Bereich Jazz & Fusion mit verschiedenen Formationen arbeitet.

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[dunkelbunt] aka Ulf Lindemann ist Producer, DJ und Bandleader. Geboren 1979 in Hamburg, lebt seit 2001 in Wien. Studium für Klavier & Tasteninstrumente an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Dem internationalen Durchbruch mit der Balkan-Hip Hop Produktion “The Chocolate Butterfly” ft. Raf Camora (2003) folgte der Electro Swing-Hit “Cinnamon Girl” (2007). Das Album “Mountain Jumper” (2015) wurde zum “Album des Jahres 2015” gekürt (ORF). [dunkelbunt] + Band ist ein weltweit gebuchter Live-Act in den Bereichen “World”, “Transglobal”, “Dub”, “Balkan Beats”, “Electro Swing”.
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Collaborations:
Raf Camora, Anuradha Genrich, Kadero Rai, Lisa Cantabile, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Waldeck, Harri Stojka, Otto Lechner, Balkan Beat Box, 17 Hippies, The Cat Empire, A-WA, Chancha Via Circuito, Sara Lugo.

 

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“Weit Weg” (preview) @ Diagonal, Radio für Zeitgenossen, ORF

Weit Weg“, ft. Alix & Haider Khan als Pre-Release in einem “Europa”-Diagonal auf Radio Österreich 1!

⇒ Zum Nachhören (bis 25.05.2019)
Sneak Preview @ Soundcloud

Weit Weg Diagonal-2019-05-18

 

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[dunkelbunt] Allstars: Kraftfeld in Bewegung

Soulmates on stage ….

[dunkelbunt] Allstars (St. Pölten, May 3rd 2019) © [dunkelbunt]

Besetzung St. Pölten, 3. Mai 2019.
V.l.n.r.:

Florian Tavernier
Salaheddine Najah
Christiane Beinl
Alix (Alexander Leuschner)
Alexander Wladigeroff
Anuradha Genrich
Ulf Lindemann
Haider Khan
Aliosha Biz
Pintoo Khan

[dunkelbunt] + Band ist ein Kosmos, ein Kraftfeld vielfältiger Konstellationen.
[dunkelbunt] + Band ist dies: Energie und Bewegung.

 

 

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★ New Track – “Wish” ★

For his new single WISH, [dunkelbunt] teams up with San Francisco based musicians Will Magid (trumpet) & Paul Bertin (saxophone), Viennese singer Mela and MC Alix from Berlin.
Together they have created a mystic sound collage, enriched with instruments from various countries. The Middle East meets the Californian Bass Coast.

 

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[dunkelbunt] live + DJ-Set: 26.05.2015 @ Chaya Fuera (Vienna)

♫ LIVE IN CONCERT ♫ 26. Mai / Chaya Fuera

[dunkelbunt] LIVE
Mela
Alix
Erwin & Edwin

DOORS OPEN: 7 pm | START: 7:30 pm
TICKETS: VVK 12€ / 14€ | AK 19€ (öticket, ntry)
[dunkelbunt shop]
(♫ inkl. gratis download des neuen Albums “Mountain Jumper”♫)
Early Bird Tickets sind ausverkauft!
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Timetable:
19:00 Einlass
19:30 Mela
20:30 [dunkelbunt] LIVE
22:30 Erwin & Edwin
00:00 [dunkelbunt] DJ-Set

Nach ausverkauften Shows in London, Madrid, dem Wiener Konzerthaus oder Gasometer hat [dunkelbunt] kurzerhand entschlossen, ein Zusatzkonzert im Chaya Fuera zu geben, bevor es weitergeht nach Kapstadt, Berlin, Warschau und Melbourne.

Neben dem neuen Album “Mountain Jumper” präsentiert Ulf Lindemann auch seine jüngsten Gewürzmischungen, die es vor und nach dem Konzert zu kosten gibt: Liquid Lava, Chimi Churi, Lemonizer, u.v.m. Akkorde im Mund – ein Picknick mit [dunkelbunt], abgerundet mit den Weinen des südsteirischen Winzers Simon Engel.

Local support von MELA, deren Stimme auch auf [dunkelbunt]’s neuen Album zu hören ist (The River/N.D.W.). Sie präsentiert an diesem Abend ihr kürzlich auf Vinyl erschienenes Album “The Moony Session”.

AFTERSHOW PARTY: Erwin & Edwin, [dunkelbunt] DJ-SET

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Seit über zehn Jahren steht ULF LINDEMANN alias [dunkelbunt] zusammen mit Genre-Kollegen wie WALDECK, PAROV STELAR oder SHANTEL als Pionier für die elegante Fusion von osteuropäischen Sounds mit modernen Beats im Electro-Swing Gewand. Der weit gereiste Musiker bringt in seinen Tracks eine enorme Vielfalt an musikalischen Einflüssen unter, vom Hip Hop, Electro und Jazz kommend, erschafft er wohlig warme Sounds, einen wahren Klangfarbenzauber auf geschmackvoll satt groovenden Beats.

Nach seinen Alben „Morgenlandfahrt“ (2007) und „Picnic with [dunkelbunt]“ (2012) sowie den beiden erfolgreichen „Sun Dub“-Compilations meldet sich [dunkelbunt] mit „Mountain Jumper“ endlich zurück. Beeinflusst durch seine bisher sieben Nordamerika-Touren rücken jetzt neue Flavours in den gewohnt stilsicheren Klangkosmos ein: Bluegrass, Hillbilly und Country, die Sounds der Siedler im „Wilden Westen“ zur Gründerzeit der USA hinterlassen Spuren auf den Clubsounds- und Beats. Dabei kommen Field Recordings oder Instrumente wie Slide Guitar, Geige und Banjo, aber auch Pipa und Erhu (chinesische Laute und Geige) sowie griechischer Bouzouki zum Einsatz.

Die 13 stimmungsvollen Tracks enthalten aber auch gewohnte Elemente wie deutschsprachige Raps und das stets durchschimmernde Electro-Swing-Fundament. „Mountain Jumper“ ist eine behutsame Erweiterung des [dunkelbunt]-Universums in neue Richtungen, mit allen Vorzügen, für die man den individualistischen Soundtüftler zu recht so schätzt.

“Es ist nicht einfach, Dunkelbunts Musik in eine Schublade zu legen. Er öffnet immer wieder eine neue -und das Track für Track.” TheGap -> INTERVIEW
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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 Backround 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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☂ Erwin & Edwin
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Erwin & Edwin‘s Vision ist es, Elektronische Beats und Blasmusik verschiedenster Art zu vereinen, um damit das Publikum zum Tanzen und Toben zu bringen. Auf der Bühne präsentieren sie sich mit Trompete, Gitarre, Schlagzeug, Turntables und einer Motivation, die garantiert kein Haar trocken lässt!

Mit bassgeladenen Edits und Remixes wurde die musikalische Laufbahn von Erwin & Edwin begonnen und bald mit eigens produzierten Tracks fortgesetzt.
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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“.

RELEASE PARTY: 

29. January 2015 / GASOMETER / Vienna (Austria)
Doors: 18:30 h | Concert: 19:30 h
GET TICKETS → HERE
JOIN → Facebook-Event

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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New Release: [dunkelbunt] ft Alix & Cloud Tissa – Boomeræng EP

Artist: [dunkelbunt] ft Alix & Cloud Tissa
Title: Boomeræng

Release Concert: 10th of December WUK / Viennaboom
Label: [dunkelbunt records]
Cat. No.: DBR 01
Labelcode: LC 01226
Format: Digital
File under: Dancehall, Hip Hop, Rap, Electro Swing, World
Distribution: believedigital
Release Date: 02.12.2013

Tracklisting:
1. Boomeræng (orginal edit)
2. Boomeræng (erwin & edwin remix)
3. Boomeræng (extented club mix)
4. Boomeræng (erwin & edwin remix club edit)
5. Boomeræng (instrumental)
6. Boomeræng (acapella)

“There’s one thing that we will never do together, and that’s make music!“ – „I can still hear myself saying that to Alix. That was about a year ago when we met up for the first time at the Wiener Augarten”, explains Mr. [dunkelbunt] telling the story of how his latest collaboration with the singer ALIX was born.

Last summer, Alexander Leuschner, born in Berlin, applied to [dunkelbunt] for an internship and although it had been made clear in the job description that the position did not incorporate making music but focused on the ins and outs of how a label operates he still sent in one of his songs along with a wonderfully brash application letter.

“When I listened to it I immediately felt like I’d met my musical soul mate and that was the reason I had to ring him to arrange that meeting at Augarten. Then after a few days of checking each other out we decided to make music together.” „Es ist egal, wo Du herkommst und auch egal wohin Du gehst, solang’ Du nur dem Weg Deines Herzens folgst und dafür gerade stehst….“ (“It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you’re going as long as you follow your heart and stand with pride…”) that was the first of his contributions that burrowed it’s way into my head, a chorus that Alix wrote over the [dunkelbunt] Riddim Schlawiener, more or less as an acid test. A few weeks later he was standing with us on stage at the National Tennis Center Bratislava and now I couldn’t imagine [dunkelbunt] & Secret Swing Society without him.”

The first fruits of this collaboration will be released this summer with Augen zu und durch and Süßwasser Salzwasser the lyrics as the titles suggest are in German, “We inspire each other equally. My music is a homage to him and his lyrics are a homage to me which is both beautiful and liberating.” says Mr [dunkelbunt]. “With that foundation we decided to make an album together and the first release is the track Boomeræng, incorporating rap, vocals and swinging hip hop beats, using oriental and western instrumentation with a urban and nostalgic flair.” The finishing touch comes in suaheli from the kenian singer Cloud Tissa, who collaborates with [dunkelbunt] for years: Kebab Connection, Balkan Qoulou, Give You Action – East Africa meets the Middle East. The Boomeræng Club Version was remixed by the austrian „Electro Brass Collective“ Erwin & Edwin.

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] was born in Hamburg in 1979 and came to Austria at the beginning of the millennium to study and make music. In 2002 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.

Together with every EP or LP released, [dunkelbunt] creates a special spice blend which is included with the CD or album and at concerts the air is filled with his special fragrances. With a cinnamon wand or with aromatic oil massaging the senses of his audience they are taken on a fantastic trip to the orient or through tropical forests and fields of flowers or to his second home in the Spanish Orange blossom valleys.

LINKS
Boomeræng EP: AUDIO
Facebook [dunkelbunt]
Facebook Alix
Facebook Cloud Tissa
Facebook Erwin & Edwin

Video’s (dunkelbunt Live Band):

Cinnamon Girl
Swingy Mama
The Chocolate Butterfly
Kebab Connection

DJ Set
Picnic Mixtape
Sound

[dunkelbunt] on CD/Vinyl/Digital

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BOOMERÆNG Release Party – 10.12.2013 @ WUK (Vienna)

LIVE IN CONCERT:
[dunkelbunt] & The Secret Swing Society

10.12. 2013 @ WUK, Vienna

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Artist: [dunkelbunt] ft Alix & Cloud Tissa
Title: Boomeræng

Label: [dunkelbunt records]
Cat. No.: DBR 01
Labelcode: LC 01226

“There’s one thing that we will never do together, and that’s make music!“ – „I can still hear myself saying that to Alix. That was about a year ago when we met up for the first time at the Wiener Augarten”, explains Mr. [dunkelbunt] telling the story of how his latest collaboration with the singer ALIX was born.

Last summer, Alexander Leuschner, born in Berlin, applied to [dunkelbunt] for an internship and although it had been made clear in the job description that the position did not incorporate making music but focused on the ins and outs of how a label operates he still sent in one of his songs along with a wonderfully brash application letter.

“When I listened to it I immediately felt like I’d met my musical soul mate and that was the reason I had to ring him to arrange that meeting at Augarten. Then after a few days of checking each other out we decided to make music together.” „Es ist egal, wo Du herkommst und auch egal wohin Du gehst, solang’ Du nur dem Weg Deines Herzens folgst und dafür gerade stehst….“ (“It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you’re going as long as you follow your heart and stand with pride…”) that was the first of his contributions that burrowed it’s way into my head, a chorus that Alix wrote over the [dunkelbunt] Riddim Schlawiener, more or less as an acid test. A few weeks later he was standing with us on stage at the „National Tennis Center Bratislava and now I couldn’t imagine [dunkelbunt] & Secret Swing Society without him.”

The first fruits of this collaboration will be released this summer with Augen zu und durch and Süßwasser Salzwasser the lyrics as the titles suggest are in German, “We inspire each other equally. My music is a homage to him and his lyrics are a homage to me which is both beautiful and liberating.” says Mr [dunkelbunt]. “With that foundation we decided to make an album together and the first release is the track Boomeræng, incorporating rap, vocals and swinging hip hop beats, using oriental and western instrumentation with a urban and nostalgic flair.”
The finishing touch comes in suaheli from the kenian singer Cloud Tissa, who collaborates with [dunkelbunt] for years: Kebab Connection, Balkan Qoulou, Give You Action – East Africa meets the Middle East.
The Boomeræng Club Version was remixed by the austrian „Electro Brass Collective“ Erwin & Edwin.

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] was born in Hamburg in 1979 and came to Austria at the beginning of the millennium to study and make music. In 2002 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.

Together with every EP or LP released, [dunkelbunt] creates a special spice blend which is included with the CD or album and at concerts the air is filled with his special fragrances. With a cinnamon wand or with aromatic oil massaging the senses of his audience they are taken on a fantastic trip to the orient or through tropical forests and fields of flowers or to his second home in the Spanish Orange blossom valleys.

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