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20
Apr

Building the Legacy of Contemporary European Percussion and Integrating Institutionalised Education In The Real World with Stephan Maass

The biography of Stephan Maass reads like the who's who list all contemporary jazz and popular music from the past two decades.
The very unique approaches the Bavarian-bred part-time Viennese musician has adopted towards playing multi-percussion, producing music, and being an educator is an inspiring insight into the mind of an extremely sensitive, intelligent, and deep thinker who has been a natural path-breaker in the history of contemporary European Music.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.holisticpianoacademy.com

 

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu  

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5
Apr

Being ‘The Voice Of Manipur’ With Akhu Chingangbam

Akhu Chingangbam is a musician, activist, scientist, and founding member of the legendary band 'The Imphal Talkies' and Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Manipur's largest 10,000 footprint-strong music festival. 

A childhood spent growing up amidst regular conflict and raids that he thought was everyday normality until his move to New Delhi to complete his Ph.D. in Physics gave him his first alternative perspective, his growth and credibility as one of the most authentic and boldest spokespeople for the globally controversial region of Northeastern India through his soulful music and multiple social projects is an inspiring story of hope that garners the respect of listeners and supporters all over. 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com and www.holisticpianoacademy.com

 

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu 

 

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29
Mar

The Anatomy Of A Career As A Music-Producer in 2021 With Lorenz Schimpf aka LO

With 8 million plus streams to his credit, Berlin-based Producer/Musician Lorenz Schimpf aka LO belongs to that rare breed of artists whose out-of-the-box musical approaches transcend the unassumingly unconventional influences of a small-town native in the postcard-picturesque backdrop of the Schwabian Alps.

Bursting onto the scene in the 2000's as an underground Soundcloud prodigy, his swift success and collaborations with some of the freshest names in the industry were but a natural predecessor to his most recent, critically acclaimed solo album 'Night Owls'.

I catch up with my former piano-student-turned-college-mate for some laidback reminiscing and perusing on the work-life balance for the music-producer and the anatomy of a music-career in 2021.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu  

 

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18
Mar

Uniting the Warrior And The Monk With Cameron Shayne

Most well-known as Hollywood Celebrity Trainer for the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Charlie Sheen, Rene Russo, and Meg Ryan, founder of Budokon Academy Cameron Shayne is considered the father of the 'mixed movement arts' culture. Currently working on his third black belt in Jiu-Jitsu (where he started his journey with the legendary Rickson Gracie as his first teacher), his unique approaches to balancing the feminine and masculine energies, deep practice of Yoga, and razor-sharp intellect that has delved into years of research towards his practice has set new standards for what is possibly one of the most progressive schools and studies for physical movement today.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu 

 

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4
Mar

Kai Eckhardt (Pt.2) : ‘Demons, Angels and Booty shaking in 9/8

Recorded during the California wildfires of 2020 amidst US pre-election mayhem, in Part 2 of my conversation with my friend and mentor Kai Eckhardt we delve into his entry into the international Jazz-Fusion career as bass-player with the legendary John Mclaughlin trio after opening thoughts on 'attitude'.

(Please check Part 1 for extended bio).

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu 

 

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15
Feb

Multiple Lifetimes In One With Kai Eckhardt (Pt 1)

The life of Kai Eckhardt reads like one unbelievable series of multiple lifetimes' worth of experiences squeezed into one so far.

Born 1961 in Mainz, Germany to the Liberian '50 cent Doctor' of a polygamist tribe who went on to become the country's President's medical advisor after finishing a degree in medicine from New York City where he'd landed as a stowaway, and a Lutheran-Evangelist German mother who survived the Allied Forces bombings of Nazi Germany as a 10-year-old by sheer chance, only to go on to be shunned by her family and friends for marrying a black man, Kai Eckhardt's contribution to the world of Jazz-fusion is etched into history books as founding bass-player for one of the most important Jazz Guitar Trios of the world with John McLaughlin and Trilok Gurtu.

A career he walked away from to return to Germany to nurse his foster father in his last years while watching him redeem a soul plagued by the conscience of an SSS fighter who escaped Russian captivity shortly before the end of WWII, saved only by the convenient coincidence of not having being tattooed with the symbol due to late enrolment.

All before he eventually migrated to California where he went on to make waves with his genre-bending band Garaj Mahal , and lives in with his partner (now wife) of 30 years with whom he fathers two offsprings.

In this first part of two episodes, I dive in deep with my dear friend and mentor Kai Eckhardt to visit the earliest years of his childhood growing up as Germany's first generation of colored natives amidst the disturbing, heartbreaking yet soul-stirring and conflicted era of post-WWII Germany. One which still employed Third Reich veterans as school teachers and sports coaches and stands testimony to the country's ever-evolving and conflicted stand on its contemporary identity.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu

 

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30
Nov

Navigating the Producer/Musician Journey Between US and Europe for 20 plus Years with Matthew Brown

Credits and collaborations including the likes of Lucinda Willams, Bill Frisell, The Walkabouts and films "Eden' and "Nightstalker" in addition to composing critically acclaimed ambient music under the moniker 'Disinterested' are an effortless testimony to the rare and sensitive artist who is Matthew Emerson Brown.

Founding member of highly acclaimed dream pop band Trespassers William and the first studio manager and engineer of Sonikwire Studios in Orange County, California, Matthew Browns career in the music business since 1999 in various capacities as artist, producer, composer and engineer represents a waning breed of musicians equally at home in the analog and digital realms of sonic art.

Matthews move to Seattle in 2005 to pursue a freelance recording career saw him join the band the Soft Hills, signed to Hamburg's Tapete Records, thus leading him to Germany where he went on to be founding member with the band Wait Wait. Recently relocated to Seattle, Matthew continues to produce, record and mix and create as member of the Hannah Ramone band.

We catch up after 6 years to talk about the quirks of working between continents, figuring out what a good take is and the shifts the music industry seems to be embracing.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu

 

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10
Nov

Solocast :Thoughts in isolation in the midst of a pandemic.

Late night thoughts on the world this week amidst division and fear. 

2
Nov

Stigma Beyond Skin With Abhinandan Basu (Part 2)

In part two of our conversation, we move onto the early beginnings of Abhinandan's international career, his decision to switch base to Europe longterm and address India's recovering homegrown stigmas and biases about tattooing and the possible role it plays in enabling the cultural appropriation of a thousand year plus form of art.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu

 

 
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26
Oct

Stigma Beyond Skin with Abhinandan Basu (Part 1)

Hailed by Yale University as one of the 100 most relevant tattoo artists in the world today ('World Atlas of Tattoo') , Abhinandan Basu's journey reads like an awe-inspiring and humbling story of relentless determination, work-ethic and fiery talent winning against the kind of odds the privileged among us tend to think exist in a parallel universe, to set historical, cutting-edge standards of artistry in his field.

Born and raised in a post-colonial refugee community of removed Bangladeshi immigrants qualmlessly categorized as collateral damage to the controversial and poorly executed division of the Indian subcontinent in the historical city of Calcutta, the bitter-sweet reality of his hourly charges for a tattoo today being substantially more than the monthly wages of his fathers 12hr-a-day job meant to provide for the entire family during his childhood, while never lost on him, are events he has only recently started to process and take pride in.

In the first part of this no-holds-barred conversation, we visit our common ancestral city to dig deeper into how it all began.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com  

Recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu

 

 
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