10 days left for the crowdfunding campaign and this is already my last post...
Unfortunately, except one newspaper, no media seemed interested to talk about NOMAD SONGS. Well, I can't really blame them as there are surely worse things happening on the planet as I am writing this post but at this point, we only raised enough money to duplicate the compilation... But this is my own problem, right?
In 15 years of full-time music, I already survived some jealous musicians, a few incompetent managers, lots of sharks from labels, one or two bad contracts, dozen of snob radios deciders, hundreds of "lost cause wannabes" and Brussels grey sky… So I’ll probably survive this as well.
But since people don’t want to buy music anymore (Spotify and internet actually destroyed everything. Portishead recently admitted they only received 2500 $ for 439 millions streams so think twice before you ever use Spotify again), since the majority doesn’t seem interested to discover new bands or new songs anymore (probably because there are now too many bands), since everyone can reinvent his life on Facebook, buy views on YouTube and show the most insignificant details of an empty life on Instagram, I am just wondering where’s the place for professional artists who sacrificed everything for their passion in such a fucked up world.
Anyway, thanks to all those who have preordered the CD and shared the link. Crowdfunding is actually a very good way to see where your real friends are.
Trip Hop duet Lilly B Wolf are preparing the release of their first EP. Visuals in the making!
Newton's brand new single " Supersonic " (recorded and produced by Arker) is released and already airplayed on international radios: KC CAFE (US), MGA fm (Holland), Fame music radio (South Africa), The Cheese (New Zealand) and Senal Radionica (Colombia). Now available on iTunes. Check the video down below!
Production and mix for Ruby. Double bass, real piano, horn section, vibraphone, fender rhodes... It's a pure pleasure to collaborate with such talented people. No bullshit, just good music that reaches your heart. God Bless Jazz...
Just finished the mastering sessions for trip hop duet Lilly B Wolf and singer/songwriter Sennin. More news soon... Stay tuned!
I am currently busy (piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, recording, production, mix & mastering) with indian singer Shailesh Chandra.
Happy New Year everyone!
This month I'm busy finishing the production for Lilly B Wolf's debut EP. Mix will take place in a few weeks.
Sennin's debut EP is now mixed. Next step: mastering.
New songs for indian singer Shailesh Chandra are written. Next step: production.
Here are my resolutions for 2015... "Fuck the crisis. Fuck Spotify. Fuck the amateurs, divas, tourist, I-know-better’s and jealous guys. Fuck the deaf managers, blind labels and snob radio stations. In the FUTURE I trust. In MUSIC I breathe. Talent, courage, patience, torture. I’m in search of BEAUTY forever and ever…".
Very exciting adventure with trip hop duet Lilly B Wolf. The new songs we are making together are pure beauty.
Just started to premix Sennin's debut EP. Can't wait to show you the result!
I recently started a collaboration with a talented Indian artist named Shailesh Chandra. You can check his crowdfunding campaign video here.
Mathias new single "Petite mort" is now available on iTunes. You can watch its video down below.
20-something IANA has been active singing in the belgian music industry for years and has recently decided to release her own work. New single SAWDUST is already airplayed on MNM and Q-music. This remix is actually a little gift. You can download it for free on SoundCloud.
I am about to spend some time in GAM studio (La Chapelle) with rock band Newton. Their debut album was produced by Luuk Cox (Shameboy) and distributed by Universal. Quite challenging and very exciting!
Back onstage soon… with Joni Sheila! This month, we are busy with rehearsals in Gent and it’s so good to play keyboards live with such a great band.
The rest of my time will be dedicated to Sennin's debut EP (picture down below). Ambitious production + very good songs. We can’t wait to show them to the world!
I will also have a few songwriting sessions with some very talented artists and lots of other nice collaborations coming by the end of the year!
Joni Sheila's debut album is mixed & mastered and as you can see on the picture, she's ready to defend the beautiful baby we have made. I am super proud of it! Stay tuned.
I have been writing a few songs lyrics for a new belgian project. It's coming…
Still busy with Sennin in Leuven. His debut EP will be magnificent, there is no other word!
Buddha For Mary's brand new single "Are We Done" is airplayed on Radio1 and you can download it for free during all this month!
I am currently at SoundReplay studio to mix Joni Sheila's debut album. Really excited!!!
Joni Sheila's debut album update: Drums and bass have been captured and this month, we are going to finish the recording step! That means acoustic & electric guitars, vocals & backing vocals. I already recorded piano and I still need to play a few keyboards on some tracks before we go to the mix session in August… Besides, I am working on a brand new electro project with Sennin (a very talented singer-songwriter from Leuven) and a beautiful EP is in the making…
Mathias new single "Autocritique" is now available on iTunes. Recording, production, arrangements & most instruments by ARKER. Its beautiful video was filmed last month in the streets of Poland.
So many things are coming!
Buddha For Mary just finished their photoshooting and the new EP will be out soon. I am very proud of the result. This is really massive and radical!
Mathias next single is planned for next month. Besides the production, I played the classical guitar on this song (One take… Bam!!!). He's currently in Poland to shoot the video…
I am still in Gent to produce and play keyboards on Joni Sheila's debut album. What a lovely time we have there. Great music, lovely city & delicious junk food.
And very recently I started a brand new project with a talented singer/songwriter from Leuven but I'll tell you more about it later!
Busy and happy. Hope you're happy too.
I am proud to announce that singer/songwriter & international busker Joni Sheila chose me to produce her debut album. Really excited to collaborate with such a talented & motivated artist! Now let’s enjoy Ghent for the next 6 months...