First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Update

As always a lot of stuff going on. I started, tried out and got to the insight that a Patreon-page was a bit too much at the moment. Instead I need to focus on the blog and the rest of my social media. I’ve been meeting a lot of cool folks and other artists via Twitter lately and found some really good music.

For example, a few days ago I started chatting with Blahk Santa, a hip hop producer from Cameroon that makes really good stuff together with the rapper Blueprint Hakeem. And since we liked each others music we decided to try to make some kind of collaboration. How cool is that?

Really happy to have booked another gig at PSB in Stockholm where I played twice this summer. 1th of October I will play two sets up-stairs in the bar. It’s gonna be a blast.

MEdia

Also need to mention MusicTalks once more. Have gotten so much support by being featured artist of September and also gotten to get to know Tracey a bit more and she’s such a great person!

Had “Ode to a Friend” added to rotation on Zone Radio (South Africa) and I must say Richard and the others has been totally amazing supporting my music and they run a really great radio station.

First we take Manhattan, then we take berlin

Last weekend I spent in Berlin together with my wife, dad and his fiancé. It wasn’t a musical trip but I got to experience some music and a lot of other great art. But of course we also visited the classic tourist spots.

One highlight was when we took a tour in RAW/Urban Spree. An old industrial area with a lot of cool bars, clubs, galleries and a lot of amazing street art. Among them three paintings from my in-laws Bruno Smoky and Shalak Attack.

And Berlin is really full of culture. One night we went to Yorckschlössen, a jazz club and got to see some swing-jazz from the group Savoy Satellites. And I’d love to go back to Berlin and then be able to also be a part of the cultural offering.

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Music recommendations

Frida Fager is a indie pop singer/songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden and this song is piano driven and has an really cool blend of old school and modernity.

Eric Clegg and I connected via Twitter (as a lot of people that ends up on my playlist) and he also blend a modern sound with old school pop influences. He only have one original song (and one cover) so far on Spotify but I hope there will be more soon.

Than on to some indie pop/rock with vibes from one of my favorite bands “The Jam”. Sound Mirrors puts both organs, guitars and piano together to an amazing sound and this is my favorite song so far from them.

Next finding comes from Music Hour UK and their featured artist of September, DIDI does indie pop with a punky feel (might be my favorite style of music) and her style reminds me a bit of the old Swedish band Sahara Hotnights.

One of my favorite indie artist I found this year is Big Brutus and he just released a new single that leans more to  indie pop/rock than the last song “Louise”. Really great guy and great music.

A lot of indie pop/rock today, and this song is no exception. An upbeat indie rock song with touches of soul from the amazingly talented Steff Reed and the cover art just makes this release even better.

And to get a bit outside the indie rock box I give you another new Twitter friend of mine, Franck Martin. Some experimental electronica that works best either with head phones or a really good stereo setup since the cool panning effects  makes this song something special.

Keep it real and #KEEPOUTOFTHEMAINSTREAM

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