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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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Boomeræng Release Party – Sold out!

[dunkelbunt] & The Secret Swing Society & all Special Guests say THANK YOU to everyone, who was celebrating with us on dec 10th.
It was a fantastic evening!

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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

-> TICKET-VORVERKAUFSSTELLEN

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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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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