a comfortable room filled with smoke, some burning candles and two guys
sitting, waiting: They are Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, hosts
of the evening.
Both have invited their artist friends to bring their versions of the
Tosca J.A.C. album tracks. Excitement is in the air- the output of this
session is still uncertainâ€¦
guest to show up is definitely a special one: Burnt Friedman, well known
for his works as Nonplace or Flanger, a man who musicwise lives on a
whole different planet. He is smiling knowingly as he enters the room
in his striking purple polyester suit. The manâ€™s got style. We
start listening to his great version of John Lee Huber and itâ€™s
clear that this is an excellent opener for the Souvenirs album. The
party has just begunâ€¦
Frost & Wagner from Germany arrive. They deliver a dub-infused mix
of Superrob feat. the legendary Earl Zinger - we like it like that!
Suddenly the phone is ringing. Itâ€™s Plantlifeâ€™s Jack Splash,
who is calling to let us know his Heidi Bruehl mix is on the way. A
lush downbeat homage of the original track. â€œBetter make it a
fedex express â€¦no way we can wait for that tune much longer!â€?
Just about time for DJ DSL to join the gang. Big applause for him and
his splendid version of Rondo Acapricio! No doubt, this guy always stays
focused on his hip hop roots but reliably adds some extra flavours the
very special DSL way.
Who is next: Itâ€™s the man in a sharp suit called SeÃ±or
Coconut with his interpretation of The big Sleep in that typical latin-bigband
style. â€œHey brother, pour the wineâ€¦â€? Dean Martin once
sang. Brilliant idea. Big toast to SeÃ±or Coconut!
All guests are well entertained, the vibe is still relaxed, but there
is much more to come:
Hans-Peter Lindstrom, remixer of the moment, has put his hands on Zueri,
elegantly translating the original track into a space disco session
â€“ simply wonderful!
The place gets quite crowded now, time to put on the fancy dancing suits
and shake a leg as Henrik Schwarz takes us by surprise with his harmonica
style version of Superrob. Good old friend Rodney Hunter instinctively
nods his head to the beat. He opens the window to let some sunshine
in while we are enjoying his version of John Lee Huber. Yeah, heâ€™s
a cool cat.
We party wild as Mr. Stereotyp comes up with his two mixes of Pyjama
- one closer to the jazz beat original, the other a bass-heavy dub rocker.
No cooling down once Makossa & Megablast take over. This new signed
G-Stone duo is in top-form, demonstrating true producer potential when
delivering Heidi Bruehl in an up-tempo beat version. We relax a little
bit again along with the elegant dub version of Superrob feat. Ras Donovan
by Felix and Daniel Haaksman. Both have been part of the family since
the very beginning. Good to have them here.
Berlin female singer and poet AGF steps up to take a leftfield approach
on Naschkatze. Just about time to eat some candy and get ready for Monsieur
Urbs as he puts his delicate touch on Forte. Deeply cinematic!
Finally our boys from Madrid de los Austrias spice it up once more with
Damentag, rounding up this unforgettable session.
Well, why not pour ourselves another glass of wine and press rewind:
and Gentlemen, welcome to the Tosca Souvenirs ceremony!
John Lee Huber (Burnt Friedman Mix feat Theo Altenberg)