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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 ★ [dunkelbunt] – SPACE WALKER ★

 

 

 

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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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New Album: “Ich grill mit Dir die Abendsonne”, ft. Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar, Savages y Suefo, Barefoot Basement, Anduze, Alix

 

ORDER VINYL HERE

“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.

Turn up the volume and watch those speakers rattle!

 

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New Single: “Schlawiener” – Out on April, 23!

-> CD/VINYL LIMITED EDITION

Please find the limited Schlawiener-Edition in our SHOP:
A signed CD or white vinyl, Schlawienermelange spice blend, sticker and poster!
The release show will be on the same day at FLEX in Vienna with [dunkelbunt] & the Secret Swing Society. facebook-EVENT

“Schlawiener” is a cheeky play on words in German, translating roughly as a “smooth operator/dodger living in Vienna”. Someone you almost automatically turn into when moving from a hanseatic city (Hamburg in this case) to the foothills of the Balkans (and stay there for more than a decade).

On this fresh-from-the-oven release, Mr. Dunkelbunt takes the mic himself, rapping about Vienna the way he sees it… and his life as a traveller & jetlag junkie. As far as the music goes, the artist calls it “HipHop-rattle-electro-swing mixed in with funky-sirtaki-dubstep on a eastern tip“. Just in case you wondered.

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] has been labelled “a wizzard of tone colours“ and “specialist for exquisite music- & spice blends“. Only just a few years ago, his highly acclaimed longplayer “Morgenlandfahrt“ got him global prestige as a pioneer producer of all things electro swing/Balkan beats. Since 2011, [dunkelbunt] also tours the planet as a brilliant live act, joined by the Secret Swing Society for that occasion.

Lindemann lives & works in the lovely city of Vienna as a freelance artist since 2001… which of course makes him a true “Schlawiener“!

“Wir Schlawiener sind Trommelfelldoktoren,
spezialisiert aufs Wohl von Seele, Geist und Ohren.
Doktor dunkelbunt verschreibt Ohrgasmen im Vierviertel-Takt,
macht schon mal die Ohren nackt…” (Schlawiener)

SCHLAWIENER RELEASE PARTY
23. April 2012 at FLEX
LIVE: [dunkelbunt] & the Secret Swing Society
DJ-LINE: DJ Farrapo (IT) & Urban Turban (Picnic with [dunkelbunt])
doors: 9 pm, concert: 10 pm
Advance sale (JUGENDINFO) and reservation: € 10
Box office: € 12.-

 

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