This summer I collaborated with my daughter who plays double bass. She gave me a challenge to create a track with hand-made and home-recorded sound sources only. In our living room in Berlin we put to work key chains, porcelain cups, tea boxes, beard combs, voice, hands, and of course her double bass, plugged as instrument and tapped as a kick drum.
Artwork by her, too.
Out now on Bandcamp, Spotify and other usual suspects.
Last Sunday I participated in the Berlin marathon. It’s been an incredible run. Thank you my dear family, friends and beautiful strangers on the road. Your energy was overwhelming.
Here are some of the tunes I trained to over the last few years.
In New Zealand’s Maori tongue Reko means white, in the sense of hair turning white as you are getting older. Myself, I am not as young as I used to be. I still love going out every now and then. Ebb and flow is important. This track was inspired by an Innervisions night out at Trouw, Amsterdam, in 2009.
Alternatively, you may head to Beatport or SoundCloud.
Listen to a Nupacific guest mix on Makossa (pictured) & MC Sugar B’s awesome Swound Sound radio show on FM4. Thanks Makossa! Jump here for more about Swound Sound.
The wonderful De La Stella is the person behind most of the design and visuals of Nupacific and Curl Curl. She just started a new series of her original illustrations.
One day Berlin was covered in snow. Softening the city noise. drinking tea, dimming down the lights, I recorded this mix of tracks I heard from our community across the world. Makossa liked it, and the mix got broadcast on radio FM 4, Vienna.
artwork by delastella
Take a deep breathe. Most people don’t know this, but I have created my own merch.
My first fashion accessory is a unisex necklace called ‘work song’. I hope you enjoy wearing these Nupacific necklaces as much I enjoy making them. Jump over to Bandcamp to order. Okay, you can breathe again.