If I could name one positive side effect of corona-lockdown and social distancing, it was that my friends at the other side of the world suddenly felt just as nearby as my friends in Amsterdam. Reconnecting with my Mexican soulmates I asked some of them to play along on my latest song Wholeheartedly, while every […]
Maybe you remember the acoustic piano version I made of Just Be Good To Me, the S.OS. Band dancefloor classic from te eighties? This song has been part of me for a long time. I think it was the first cover song I ever played in my solo-sets when I just started performing in front […]
These three songs landed in my consciousness between 2011 and 2013. Back then, I didn’t have the skills yet to record and arrange them exactly as I heared them in my head. So like a special bottle of reserva wine, I put them on the shelf for a couple of years to let them ripen […]
Quite often I talk to people who think that you are either born with an amazing voice or talent for singing, or not at all. And if you’re not lucky enough to be the owner of such a voice, well, too bad for you then. I think this is a huge misunderstanding. Perhaps there are […]
“What kind of music do you make?” While socialising at parties, I quietly wish sometimes that I don’t have to answer that question. My elevator pitch is hopeless. Because where do I start? It would be really nice if I could just say that I work with one style, one instrument, one band or ensemble. […]
When I knew I was going to the México Y2K18 International Live Looping Festival, I thought I would make cool vlogs of my travels and musical endeavours, like I did in California. But after a couple of days, I realised that this was not going to happen. One of the reasons was that I was not […]
“Chill playlists are the purest distillation of Spotify’s ambition to turn all music into emotional wallpaper”, according to Liz Pelly in The Baffler. Lately there has been some critical writing about Spotify. About the stock music (or so called fake artists) on the platform, which dominate mood playlists, and the rising phenomenon of playlists itself. […]
I’m at the y2k17 Loopfest in Santa Cruz, CA. Featuring performances of CIAN, Entertainment for the Braindead, Rick Walker, Bill Walker, MANDOMAN, Thisissami, ANI, MIDI_pipe, John Connell, StRiCtLy ALBeRt, Andy Graham, Martin Janicek and Philippe Olliver.
I’m in Santa Cruz for the y2k17 Loopfest. Meanwhile, this is a vlog about the unique colors of Oakland and the natural beauties of the Californian coast.
I organised to play a show in Oakland, together with local artists. It turned out to be a night with five women taking the stage. Musical girl power!