Let’s work together – the joy of collaboration

Updates

Since we finally got the damn apartment sold I could re-assemble my home studio and start working on my and BRUNOSMOKY‘s hip hop collaboration. I got the arrangement down and then sent it to Toby Davis (Producedbytobi) who’s gonna mix it and also do his own remix/alternative version of it. It will hopefully be released withing two weeks.

Also coming closer to nailing the vocals to the new EP and hopefully I will be recording the vocals in the middle of November and releasing the EP before 2018 ends.

Thoughts

Since I already mention collaboration I can as well give some of my thoughts regarding that. In my opinion the best part of the new technology when it comes to music is the possibility to connect and collaborate with talented artists and musicians/producers from all over the world. The collab between me and BRUNOSMOKY being one example (even if we did most of the recording when he was in Sweden this summer). The possibility to really step out of you comfort zone and do something you wouldn’t do on your own, or with your regular band is something I recommend every artist to do.

Other examples of collaborations I’ve been involved with is the remixes friends of mine (that I haven’t even met physically) has done of some of the songs on my last EP “Psalms for Sinners”.

Not to speak of me getting to play and sing with some amazing people on my little mini-tour in the UK this summer, among them Juxta John, Verity White and Izzy Fin.

And also my networking platform #MonsterThread has resulted in some cool collaborations between artists from different genre, and we have started to build a playlist collecting all the great collaborative work inside the group. Also Atom Collector Records has been an amazing platform for building new relationships and hence new musical merges that otherwise never would have seen the light of day.

Media

Since a lot of my work has been towards new stuff, I haven’t been to active in media lately. But last weeks I got some nice radio airtime on Musolist’s “Morning Commute w/ Nick” and Radio Coolios “50 Letting Go @DJCJiis #ElectroMix”

Music recommendations

Eclectic is an understatement when it comes to describing Franck Martins music, a really funky beat and guitar blended with some chiptune electronica makes this song impossible to resist.

Bleaeck is possibly even more difficult to define, but some kind of ambient industrial instrumental music with some solid folk influences. Anyhow it sounds really cool.

Next up is My Dear Wendy who makes piano driven indie pop/folk that’s really reminiscent of Regina Spector and I can’t choose one favorite so here two amazing tunes from this amazing artist.


Daniel Feinberg newest single sounds like he’s quite inspired by “True love will find you in the end” by Daniel Johnston with a lo-fi, acoustic guitar driven tune with some surprising chord progressions and a really great feeling.

And from lo-fi folk to more jazzy psych folk from Wire in the Wood. A instrumental mix of guitars, violins and a lot of other good stuff makes this one of my favorite songs this year.

Sunshine Nights also keeping it acoustic making really good Americana/Bluegrass that’s both modern and timeless at the same time.

And last but not least some electronic folk/ambient tunes from ENILSounds that’s both enchanting and really soothing.

That’s all for today, have a great weekend folks!

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