Roel ‘GOSTO‘ Vermeer is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from the city of Amsterdam. For the August edition of Werk Space he and his band visited the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam and recorded some wonderful new music. Enjoy a short recap of what went down that day and thanks to Joao Costa.
Look out for GOSTO’s new track on Soundcloud next week!
Frisco Funkster Teeko recently created the track “Love Like This” together with Sonya Distel and fellow Mugpush member Devaun Bantu. Devaun is a student at Ex’pression College, which has several campuses throughout the Bay Area. It’s primarily an audio/recording college and this year they launched their new audio/video series ‘Artist In Residence’.
This particular song came from a live Mugpush jam session recording. The improvised vocal track passed to Teeko as he expressed that he had an idea for it. He then imported the vocals to his turntable, where he started to chop up all the vocal parts he liked from various sections of the jam. He then placed them and soon the song began to arrange itself. They later brought in the lush vocals of Sonya Distel to complement the sound and provide beautiful female representation.
The last step was to bring the track to Ex’pression College to utilize their facility and come together with the students to share the experience enjoyed by all. Watch the video below to get an idea of what went down.
Teeko is sharing Love Like This as a free download (and many other songs) at the newly launched Explore.fm. Appearing as the first free music ecosystem for verified artists. The music platform launched today and promises a pure online music experience, where everyone can listen to and download music for free.
In return listeners can show love and donate either to their favorite artist directly or subscribe. In the latter case you can choose how many artists your donation should be divided with. The top artists you listen to most will now get your support in the form of a contribution. The idea is to create a great community of like-mined creators, but we suggest you go grab yourselves a bunch of fresh new music and find out what Explore.fm is all about.
Rotterdam’s finest, Giorgio Oehlers, came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to join us for our monthly ‘Werk Space’ project. Like Stevie it got hotter than July up in there.
The 25-year-old producer represents the Darker Than Wax crew and decided to invite two musicians and get busy on a yet to be titled track. Giorgio whipped out the stage piano, while Bennie Semil took place behind the drums. Multi-talented musician Ben Stendam was slappin’ some mean bass, but assured us the misses slaps a lot harder.
Look for the full song to come out next week and we hope to introduce you all to a vartiety of Dutch talented producers. Shouts to Joao MB Costa (shot & cut) and Lexflex81 (logo design). Could not have done this with out you guys!
Earlier this month 21-year-old producer Patchwork out of Haarlem, came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to join our Werk Space project. The young producer invited his ZenSupremacy label buddy Chef Red and recorded with a vocalist plus a rapper from the Caribbean. Between them they recorded a gang of new material, which we bet will be out shortly.
The yet to be titled track you hear in this video is one of the things they worked on, but it won’t come out till the end of the month I’m afraid. Have to give a big shout out to Joao Costa for all his hard work (plus jokes). We have Lexflex81 to thank for the bomb ass Werk Space ogo by the way!
The fellas from Create & Explore came together with Street Dreams Magazine & the Soulection crew and announced a series, titled CESOULSD, of pop up photowalks across the United States. Before each walk only 24 hours notice was given and the response and attendance was quite massive. Lots of like-minded individuals came out for one purpose. To inspire and create with one another.
During this initiative the crew also visited the Red Bull Studios and sir IAMNOBODI and Chris McClenney got together on this dope production. Our guess is that the title of this track is ‘So Hard’, but the name of the project is CESOULSD. Watch the video here and soak up the good vibes.
I remember in 2009 at the Beat Battle at the Rooms of Red Bull, Wantigga and the Bordeaux Bros. represented Deventer. Javaanse Jongens had released a dope EP on Nod Navigators and Wan was known as Wan Kei-You at that time.
Fast forward to 2015, we invited Wan aka Wantigga to joint us at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. For Werk Space episode five Wantigga asked Amsterdam-based producer Jarreau Vandal to work together on a collaboration track. They took ‘So Flute’ as a starting point and took it from there. As Wantigga puts it, they were just cooking up some music and the ingredients are nomnomnom.
This time around we unfortunately only got to spend 1 day in the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam for our monthly ‘Werk Space‘ project with Jengi Beats. The young producer from Den Bosch turned 19 in January and is well on his way to becoming one of our national export products. You might know Jengi Beats, because of his affiliation with ZenSupremacy, Youtellme or Bitbird. Or perhaps you’ve heard his remix of El. Train’s “Control” featuring miss Miki Rose.
Anyway sir Jengi Beats worked on a little track called “Sun Sun” during his Werk Space visit to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. It will be unleashed into the world next week, so sit tight.
As our ‘Werk Space’ adventures unfold, we are having more and more fun every time. Now peep 22-year-old AJ Beats, who represents the city Enschede.
AJ came down from to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to work on a serious Funk banger. He started out about 4 years ago producing Hip-Hop beats, but surely evolved his sound more towards Funk-laced beats. This guy is no stranger to drumming. AJ Beats used to have a drum set with 2 snare drums in his room and you hear that in the way he programs his drums.
For the second instalment of our monthly Dutch producer series, Werk Space, we invited beatmaker Moods to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.
Twenty-four-year-old Nick represents the city of Rotterdam, but is by his own admittance a true Zealander. Producing for over a decade now, Moods is probably one of the most talented producers coming out of the low lands. His newly released “Sincere” EP came out Monday on 12-inch vinyl via Boogie Angst and as you may or may not know Nick is also a part of the Darker Than Wax family.
We invited the alluring SIAM from Ghent (Belgium) to lay down some amazing vocals and the results is amazing. The track “Organic” will be available on Soundcloud next week and is already a Werk Space favorite. To hold you down, take a look at this video, which contains an audio preview.
A few weeks ago we kicked off our monthly Dutch producer series called ‘Werk Space’. First up to bat was the young homey Singularis, who brought along his buddy Sndwvs and created some fresh new sounds at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.
My good friend Joao Costa from SAE, and his charming assistant Thamar, paid a visit and captured some magic moments on camera. It took a while to edit, but finally here’s episode 1 of many more to come. Next batter up is Moods from Rotterdam and we have a little surprise for you in store. We invited a talented young vocalist to record with Moods, but more about that next time.
In the meanwhile enjoy and look out for the track “Ride” to come out next week!