MIKROBOY GOES BUNDESVISION SONG CONTESTOur authors and superb Indie Pop Rockers MIKROBOY will represent their nice native hometurf SAARLAND in this years BUNDESVISION SONG CONTEST. This is a huge honour and well deserved step into the spotlight. The event will take place in Berlin 1st October 2010. Congratulations!
TIEFSCHWARZ NEW ALBUMWe are proud to annouce that our authors Tiefschwarz will release their 3rd full length album at 31st May 2010. The 16 track CD / Download named CHOCOLATE will be out on their own Souvenir Imprint. Again Tiefschwarz show how way ahead they are in producing forward thinking electronic muisic with a unique swing for dancefloors and homelistening. Be prepared to see their brand new live setup on all leading outdoor festivals and indoor clubs all over the world.
WRONGKONG ON TOUR WITH NEW EPModernsoul can annouce the release of a brand new EP by Wrongkong on our own labelimprint. The new tracks on the PLUG EP show the huge versatility of Wrongkong from indiedisco to straight pop music. The 5 tracker comes with a Germany tour throughout the summer of 2010. The brand tracks including the catchy leadtrack "My dearest enemy" produced by Jochen Schmalbach. Find all tourdates here: www.wrongkong.com Buy your digital EP here: www.amazon.de itunes musicstore
SLACKWAX COMPOSING MUSIC FOR GREECE TV ADOur authors Slackwax have just composed the music for the greece fragrance STR-8. For a beautiful and energetic clip they delivered an outstanding groove rocker which pushes the whole TV ad way forward.
BOOZOO BAJOU DOING THE ITALIAN JOBThe Modernsoul composers Boozoo Bajou cooperated for the first time with the italian lifestyle company Camomilla. Boozoo Bajou wrote, arranged and produced the music for Camomilla's new TV ad campaign. The beautiful soundtrack comes in with a classic 60ies Easy Listening Feeling and gives the whole campaign a unique sounding and well made musical direction.
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN GIVE SUPPORT FOR BELA BOur authors "Smokestack Lightnin" had the honour the do a musical interpretation of the brandnew Bela B single "Altes Arschloch Liebe". Their country & western version named "Old Bastard Love" can be found on the maxi cd. On top "Smokestack Lightnin" will support Bela B on stage on his upcoming german tour.
NEW PREMIUM CD FOR JOOP!For the german clothing company JOOP! we did a brandnew premium CD called "JOOP! JEANS". Curated by JOOP!'s head of design Dirk Schönberger the 12 track CD features state of the art electronic music ranging from Tiefschwarz to Sascha Funke. The limited edition 1000 CD's will be given away to customers at fashionshows.
SLACKWAX FOR GERMAN GREEN PARTYFor this year's election campaign of the green party the modernsoul producer duo slackwax has contributed two compositions for the TV and cinema campaign. The music they did shows perfectly their production skills and their ability to adapt certain musical styles. The TV ads have been made in cooperation with the Berlin based advertising agency "Zum Goldenen Hirschen".
MIKROBOY: WELCOME TO MODERNSOUL / MINISTRY OF SOUNDThe german pop outfit "Mikroboy" is a brand new member to our authors crew. We warmly welcome them also on our Modernsoul labeimprint at Ministry of Sound for their debut album "Nennt es wie wir wollt". 12 brillant pop songs are catching the hearts and ears just like that and you wish to repeat over and over again. Album streetday: 17-07-2009
TIEFSCHWARZ RELEASE DOUBLE VINYL PACKAGE Our authors Tiefschwarz started 2009 with a double 12inch vinyl package containing 4 brand new tracks. "Simple, Maybe" Parts 1 & 2 sees them sticking to their original club roots with all tracks being big room slammers for the world's techno and house dancefloors. Those new 12inchs are out on the Tiefschwarz imprint label "Souvenir" Buy it here: "Simple, Maybe" Part 1 | "Simple, Maybe" Part 2
SLACKWAX CONTRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS TO "LULU AND JIMI" AND "HILDE" Combining music and visuals has always been an integral part of Slackwax´s musical ambitions. After successfully completing the Mercedes SLK - campaign with their unique cover-version of the Canned Heat-classic “On the road again” in 2008, they now have taken their work a step further. Contributing diverse cover-versions to two of the most anticipated Germans films to be released in early 2009 “Lulu and Jimi” (Oskar Roehler – “Atomised”) and the biopic “Hilde” (a portrait of the German singer Hildegard Knef featuring Heike Makatsch), they showcase their musical-sensitivity and –style. Slackwax´s music always has a “cinematic” quality to it – now it is for us all to see and hear!
MUSICPRODUCTION FOR GERMAN ENVIROMENT MINISTER Modernsoul has created the music for the new tv campaign for Germany's enviroment Minister. In cooperation with the Berlin based advertising agency "Zum goldenen Hirschen" deliverd this quality piece of custommade music.
NEW PREMIUM CD FOR MARC O'POLO For the upcoming Fall/Winter season Modernsoul has again compiled, licensed. designed and manufactured a custommade premium CD. The 10 tracks feature state of the art downbeat/electronica tracks including Waldeck, Jazzanova, Koop or Parov Stelar. The CD will be a free give away to Marc O' Polo customers in Germany.
NEW ALBUM BY JOHN Q IRRITATED The Modernsoul author Dirk Hess takes a break from contributing to the records of Boozoo Bajou, Slackwax or Trinah. His main project "John Q Irritated" has a brand new album out on the legendary "Hazelwood Records". Again "John Q irritated" deliver a masterpiece of musical entertainment. Lots of different ingredience like Funk, Blues, Swamprock or Coountry are thrown into this melting pot called "Five days of flat water". Don't miss on that musical voodoo experience which will be playing live on stage in your club pretty soon. Real music by real musicians.
WRONGKONG After winning the Beck's on stage challenge 2008 and playing live at the Southside festival our nuremberg band WRONGKONG have their debutalbum ready. The selftitled "Wrongkong" album features 13 tracks of pure postpunk and neoelectro style with great female hooklines provided by canadian singer Cyrena Dunbar. The album is out now on Modernsoul distributed by Souldfood. The single "Real Boy" is about to enter the German airplay charts with a great perspective on being the first single hit for WRONGKONG.
WELCOME RUBIES The latest addition to the Modernsoul artist roster are the fantastic RUBIES from California. We are very happy to release their debut album "Explode from Center" on our label on May 30. Originally released on the legendary norwegian label "House of Telle" we make this masterpiece of modern pop music available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bandleader Simone Rubi takes a break from her work as a graphic designer (she does all artwork for her longtime friend Leslie Feist) and will spend the remaining year 2008 in Europe. Catch her live on stage if you can. It's amazing!
TV CAMPAIGN FOR MERCEDES BENZ SL The beautiful coverversion from the canned heat classic "On the road again" by our Band SLACKWAX has been choosen for the new Mercedes Benz SL Campaign. Check out the single and the brand new Album "Midnight" from Slackwax.
MUSIC FOR MARO O'POLO Our latest custommade premium CD was manufactured for the fashion brand Marc O' Polo. Modernsoul did the selection, clearance, manufacturing and graphic design for this new 11 Track CD called "The Sound of Spring Summer 2008". Musically the CD features a variety of contemporary lifeststyle music ranging from Clara Hill to Rubies to Boozoo Bajou.
MODERNSOUL GOES STOCK EXCHANGE For our customer STOXX, which is the German Stock Exchange company, Modernsoul just created the premium CD "Stoxx - a decade of Hits". The 10 track CD combines 10 big chart tracks from the last years celebrating 10 years of STOXX. Modernsoul did the selection, clearance and manufacturing for this project.
KLEE GOES FASHION WITH GIVENCHY Modernsoul could score a europeanwide TV Synchronisation with the English version of KLEE’s hitsingle “Gold” which can be found on their 2nd Ministry of Sound album “Jelängerjelieber”. The client is the French fashion company Givenchy.
NENA COVERS KLEE SONG The legendary multiplatinum selling German popstar NENA has a new album with cover versions out and has included a new interpretation of „Für alle die“ from our authors KLEE. The album is out now on Warner Music.
JAHCOUSTIX SUPPORTS GENTLEMAN We are very happy to announce that our artist and author JAHCOUSTIX will be supporting Europe’s No. 1 Reggae singer GENTLEMAN on his upcoming European Tour during October 2007.
ADIDAS & TIEFSCHWARZ In 2007 adidas is launching a new clothing series called “Black & White”. In search of an equivalent partner in the music business Modernsoul found the world famous DJ duo “Tiefschwarz”. The concept which Modernsoul created for that partnership includes sponsor and promotion activities all over the world during the Tiefschwarz “Black Musik” tour. In 2007 Tiefschwarz celebrate their 10th anniversary with that worldwide tour and the release of their new mix compilation on their own label Souvenir.
EUROPEAN TV CAMPAIGN FOR BMW 1 SERIES “Follow you” a song written and performed by our latest signing TRINAH made it into the new BMW 1 Series TV campaign. The TV ad will be shown all over Europe (excluding Germany) throughout 2007. The TRINAH album will be out in autumn 2007.
PREMIUM CD FOR EMS Modernsoul compiled a brand new 15 track premium CD for the Swiss medical company EMS. All tracks are from our own master catalogue ranging from Vargo to Boozoo Bajou. Our author Peter Hoppe created an additional EMS Theme track specially for this compilation CD.
MODERNSOUL OPENS BERLIN BASE After 4 successful years in Hamburg Modernsoul opened a second office in Berlin.
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NEW PREMIUM CD FOR VOLVO In cooperation with the Hamburg based communication agency WEISSGOLD Modernsoul provided the music for a brand new Premium CD for VOLVO. The CD which features 11 tracks from the Modernsoul catalogue is a main promotion tool for the launch of the brand new Volvo C30 in 2007.
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN REACHES EMI WITH HONDA The Modernsoul Authors “Smokestack Lightnin” have their version of the classic “Unknown Stuntman” theme from the Lee Majors series placed in the new Honda CRV TV ad. Immediately EMI Germany decided to sign the band to their roster. The “Unknown Stuntman” single and a full length album will hit the shops in spring 2007.
JAHCOUSTIX DROPS NEW ALBUM ON MODERNSOUL Germany’s reggae newcomer Jahcoustix has just released his brandnew album “Grounded” on Modernsoul. Distributed by Soulfood the album gets great reviews and can be heard live on stage during the 22 date tour in January 2007. For tourdates check: www.jahcoustix.de listen to the album
BOOZOO BAJOU NEW MIXCOMPILATION 3 years after the groundbreaking „Juke Joint“ CD Boozoo Bajou present Vol. 2 of their compilation series. Again the Nuremberg Duo has compiled 20 of their favourite tracks with a huge variety of styles and eras melted together in one great mix. With “Back Up feat. Oh No” and “Pflug” two brandnew tracks can be found on the CD which is out 4th August 2006. Click here for E-Card Link
KLEE ZWISCHEN HIMMEL UND ERDE The Cologne based Pop-Outfit KLEE deliver their brillant 3rd album called „Zwischen Himmel und Erde“ at the 4th of August 2006 on Ministry of Sound. Again the Modernsoul songwriters KLEE have putted together 12 perfect popsongs including the brandnew single “Die Stadt” which is about to hit the German charts at the end of July. Watch out for the massive tour in the autumn of 2006. Watch Video of "Die Stadt" www.kleemusik.de
THE FUNKY LOWLIVES MUSIC AT ORANGE TV AD “Time to let you go” by our authors The Funky Lowlives aka Gary Danks and JK Whitehouse has been chosen by the british mobilephone company ORANGE for their latest TV ad. “Time to let you go” is available on their album “Somewhere else is here”. Watch Video "The Ride"
ANTISMOKING TV CAMPAIGN DURING THE WORLDCUP Modernsoul artist VARGO provides his track "Get back to Serenity" for the TV ad campaign by the German Ministry of Health which will be broadcasted during the World Cup games in Germany. Watch "anti-smoking" spot http://www.rauchfrei-info.de
VARGO GOES DOWNUNDER Vargo’s fantastic Debutalbum „Beauty“ continues it’s successful story around the world. We are very happy to announce that ONE WORLD MUSIC are releasing the album in the Australian market in summer 2006. www.oneworldmusic.com.au
STRIKE BOYS AT MTV The song „Barfing Barfly“ by The Strike Boys has been chosen as the main theme for the MTV Football Championship show „WM CAMP“ hosted by Markus Kavka. Watch Puma "WM Camp" spot
MINISTRY OF SOUND RELEASES NEUE HEIMAT 5 COMPILATION At the 5th of May the 5th edition of the groundbreaking electronic music compilation NEUE HEIMAT hits the street. Modernsoul took care of the tracklisting and artwork of that double CD. www.ministryofsound.de
THE STRIKE BOYS GOES MTV WEARING PUMA The track “Barfing Barfly” by The Strike Boys has been chosen by PUMA for their new MTV campaign featuring the German football star Timo Hildebrand. The track is featured on their new album “Being in a boygroup” out on Stereo Deluxe in may 2006. Watch Puma vs. MTV spot
NEW MOUSSE T. SINGLE At 17th of march 2006 „Horny as a Dandy“ by „Mousse T. vs. Dandy Warhols” hits the shops on the Peppermint Jam Label. This excellent mashup between Mousse T’s “Horny” and “Bohemian like you” by the Dandy Warhols is supposed to be the biggest hit in spring 2006. Marketed by modernsoul. www.mousset.de
FUNKY LOWLIVES IN "VERONICA MARS" TV-SERIES The song “Sail into the sun” by our authors “The Funky Lowlives” can be heard in Season 2/Episode 2.09 of the American TV series Veronica Mars. www.funkylowlives.com
MODERNSOUL AT MIDEM / CANNES Modernsoul are present at this year’s Midem music convention in Cannes, France. We present our new music and ideas to our partners from 22nd until the 25th of January. www.midem.com
KLEE'S NEW SINGLE The cologne pop trio drops the fourth single “Für Alle, Die” from their second album “Jelängerjelieber” at the 18th of November. The Maxi CD comes with a re-recorded version of the title track and live versions of “Keine Zehn Pferde” and “Wunschfrei”. Additionally the brilliant video for “Für Alle, Die” is also part of the package. www.kleemusik.de
INNER CITY SOUL VOL. 2 - NOW ON MUSICLOAD The very successful “Inner City Soul” online only compilation comes with Vol. 2. After the first edition was in the I-Tunes Album Top 10 for three whole weeks Vol. 2 is now available on Musicload. It features exclusive tracks by Wayne Martin feat. Boozoo Bajou, Trinah, Slackwax and Audio Empire. www.musicload.de
BENET SIGNED TO RASA MUSIC After finishing their debut album “Flora Y Fauna” the Germany based Benet Collective inked a worldwide deal with New York’s Rasa Music who is a well established source of good lounge and chill out music. For Germany Modernsoul will put out “Flora Y Fauna”. The quality downbeat/lounge album will be in the shops early 2006.. www.rasamusic.com
VARGO GOES USA After releasing Vargo’s fantastic debut album „Beauty“ in Europe, we can announce that the deal with America’s finest ambient/chillout label SOUNDS TRUE has just been signed. Vargo who has been featured on Café del Mar, Buddha Bar and lots of other compilations is currently in the Studio working on the next album. In the meantime “Get back to Serenity” gets a remix treatment by various remixers and will hit the shops on 12inch and as an internet download single. www.ambient-domain.com / www.soundstrue.com
BOOZOO BAJOU DROP NEW MIX CD AND RE-RELEASE "DIVERS" Busy days for our Boozoo Bajou. Germany's finest downbeat maestros just released a brand new mix CD on Stereo Deluxe. WIth the Coming Home series they deliver a 15 track journey through their vision of modern club music with a unique feel. Also brandnew on the shelves of your record store is a re-release of their 2001 classic DIVERS. Boozoo Bajou managed to recruit the Techno/Eletronic wizard Jay Haze to deliver to fine remixes of that unique track. Other reworks come from Locoto, Venedikt Reyf and Boozoo Bajou themselves touched the track again for a 2010 reinterpretation.
MODERNSOUL WELCOMES PAUL KALKBRENNER We are very proud to annouce that Berlin's finest electronic artist Paul Kalkbrenner has joined our publishing roster. In cooperation with Universal Music Publishing and on an exclusive basis Paul Kalkbrenner is the first Modernsoul author and composer for the new decade.
PHILIPP MAIER / SANTÈ JOINS MODERNSOUL Another new young producer just joines the Modernsoul author roster: Philipp Maier out of Berlin. His project "Santé" is currently reaching clubs and dancefloors worldwide. He is also working as 1/3 of Tiefschwarz producing their upcoming album on Souvenir Rec. Another profession of Philipp Maier is his work for advertising agencies and film production companies producing music for ads and films. www.herrmaier.net www.myspace.com/santemusic
SLACKWAX COMPOSED MUSIC FOR WÜSTENBLUMEOur authors Peter Hoppe & Bernd Batke aka Slackwax are happy to announce they took part in composing the soundtrack for the brand new film "Wüstenblume" which started 24. September in cinemas all over Germany. After successfully working for "Jimi & Lulu" and "Hilde" this is a next chapter in the filmmusic producers agenda of Slackwax.
RUBIES: NEW SINGLE"Diamonds on Fire" is the brand new single release by the Rubies. Alongside the USA release of the album "Explode from the center" this single EP comes with a brand new track called "Dreamhunt" and features also an acoustic version of "Signs of love" produced by Mocky.
NEW TV-AD FOR GERMAN GREEN PARTYWith the coming election of the European parliament, Slackwax - have composed the score to the cinema-, TV- and internet-campaign “Domino” by the German Green Party. The music is the perfect accompaniment to this very original animation clip!
BOOZOO BAJOU DROP NEW ALBUM ON !K7 With "GRAINS" Boozoo Bajou release the third album of their career on !K7. By early march the album will be worldwide in the shops. Again Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider have created a masterpiece within their genre. This time they adapt serious 70ies West-Coasts Elements to create 11 tracks in a Laurel Canyon way. The new single "Same sun" features Rumer who is one of the uk's most talented female vocalists. A longside comes a quality remix package by Prins Thomas, Quantec, Andy Votel and DJ Edgar. At the moment Boozoo Bajou are preparing a live setup which you can see all over the world starting from the second half of 2009.
LENZ DEBUTALBUM The Modernsoul authors LENZ from Berlin just released their 10 track debut album on the Noteworks Label. 10 brillant pop songs follow each other and at the end you just feel it should start again immediately. Make sure you catch LENZ live on the road in 2009 or while their single "Gib mir Bescheid" is played on German daytime radio.
JOCHEN SCHMALBACH JOINS MODERNSOUL Modernsoul can proudly annouce that the Berlin based producer, musician and songwriter Jochen Schmalbach has joined our author crew. Also known as Smallboy Schmalbach has produced countless clubtracks and remixes for Tiefschwarz and DJ Hell. Recently he produced the german Hip Hop legends "Die fantastischen Vier" and various other german bands.
MODERNSOUL WELCOMES TIEFSCHWARZ Modernsoul is very happy to announce that the German Electronic Music Duo Tiefschwarz has joined our author roster. Tiefschwarz as the brothers Ali and Basti Schwarz are longtime personal- and business friends of Modernsoul so it is really exiting for us to take care of their publishing affairs in cooperation with Universal Music Publishing. Expect a new 12inch from them in early 2009 and a full new album to follow later 2009.
NEW PARALYMPICS TV AD's The Modernsoul author Peter Hoppe has written and produce the music for a new TV ad campaign by the german pharmacies. For this year's paralympics TV broadcasts Berlin based advertising agency "Zum goldenen Hirschen" created a variety of TV ads all using Hoppe's compositions. The TV ad's have been shown on various german TV channels. Currently Peter Hoppe works on the upcoming SLACKWAX album and on new songs by TRINAH.
KLEE - NEW ALBUM The Modernsoul authors KLEE are releasing their fourth album "Berge versetzen" at 1st of August 2008. The 13 track pop masterpiece is their first album with Universal Music. The first single "Zwei Herzen" has just entered the German Top 30 Singlecharts and is constantly climbing in the airplay charts. The new album captures Klee's ability to compose timeless pop classics with remarkable lyrics provided by singer Suzie. Be sure to catch KLEE on their upcoming tour in the second part of 2008.
JAHCOUSTIX & OUTSIDE PLAYERS Our author JAHCOUSTIX has just released a brand new album called "Jahcoustix & the outside players". This time Jahcoustix is working within a new constellation of musicians in a totally unique setup. In collaboration with band members from Tiger Hifi and Martin Jondo the present album was actually recorded in the open air outside of the record studio with all musicians playing together. The vibe captured on the recordings are totally great and capture the warm soulful vibe which is a Jahcoustix trademark. The album is in the shop out now on Modernsoul distributed by Soulfood. An extensive tour is about to happen later in 2008.
THE WINNER IS WRONGKONG In April 2008 the Nuremberg Pop/Electro band WRONGKONG have been voted and declarde as the winner of the "Beck's Festival Challenge" Competition. Congratulations on this overwhelming win. The long awaited self titled 13 track debut album incl. the hitsingle "Real Boy" will be in the shops May 16. WRONGKONG are the Canadian ballett dancer Cyrena Dunbar alongside Tommy Yamaha and Martin Kaiser who released three albums under the name of "The Strike Boys". Don't miss the 5 piece liveband on stage at this year's SOUTHSIDE Festival and on various other occasions.
SLACKWAX "MIDNIGHT" "Midnight" the debut album by Slackwax is available at all online shops from now on. Released on Modernsoul it features the classic "Nightout" and the well known TV-ad tracks "Spookie" (as featured in the MINI Ad) and "On the road again" (as featured in the latest Mercedes Benz SL ad). Timeless downbeat classic stuff.
KLEE GOES SHOPPING For the Germany shopping center company ECM the track "Erinner Dich" from our authors KLEE has just been picked for a cinema ad campaign. This was the first single from their Ministry of Sound debut album "Unverwundbar".
MODERNSOUL WELCOMES DIRK HESS We are happy to welcome a new author to our camp. Dirk Hess who is part of John Q Irritated and Smkoestack Lightnin is now official member of the Modernsoul Publishing Family. So far he also contributed to the albums of Boozoo Bajou and Trinah.
MODERNSOUL'S FIRST FILM PRODUCTION Our successful cooperation with the German sportsbrand ADIDAS continues. For the new Adidas Running POS film “ForMotion” Modernsoul handles the whole production of the clip ranging from our debut as film producers to a custom made music backing. Here is the result:
MODERNSOUL WELCOMES LENZ The latest member of the Modernsoul Publishing family is the Berlin pop outfit “LENZ”. With their ability to write timeless pop classics in their native German language we are very happy to such talented songwriters in our camp. They are currently in the studio preparing their debut album with the Berlin based producers OJA TUNES.
TV & INTERNET CAMPAIGN FOR IAA Modernsoul provided the new advertising music for Europe's biggest automobile showcase IAA in Frankfurt. Together with the Berlin based advertising agency "Zum goldenen Hirschen" our author Peter Hoppe created the music for the broadcast throughout 2007.
OLYMPUS & VARGO Olympus has just picked up the all time Cafe del Mar classic „Get back to serenity“ by our artist VARGO. Within the new image video for their medical branch Olympus used the Royal Garden Remix as the main title music.
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN ALBUM OUT NOW “Modern Twang” the brand new album by Smokestack Ligtnin is in the shops from 9th march 2007. Released on EMI the CD features 18 tracks with their own songs and brilliant cover versions like “Paradise city” by Guns & Roses and the classic “Unknown Stuntman” which entered the German Top 100 single charts in February 2007.
MUSIC CONSULTING FOR JOOP! The German fashion brand Joop! is a brand new client for Modernsoul. We are doing musical concepts for fashion shows, premium cd’s and instore music concepts for them in 2007. www.joop.com
MODERNSOUL WELCOMES PLURAMON Marcus Schmickler, Songwriter and main man of Pluramon has joined the Modernsoul Publishing roster. His brand new album incl. vocal contributions by Julee Cruise, Jutta Koether and Julia Hummer will be represented by Modernsoul worldwide. Additionally Marcus Schmickler composed the soundtrack to the documentary “The big sellout” by Florian Opitz. www.pluramon.com
MINI AND MODERNSOUL The MINI/BMW company has chosen two tracks by Modernsoul artists for their new worldwide TV campaign. Throughout 2007 the tracks “Loss of a badman” by The Strike Boys and “Spookie” by Slackwax can be heard within the new commercials.
KLEE AND PONTIAC The track “Gold” by our authors KLEE has just been picked up the US car company Pontiac for a new TV commercial. This new version of “GOLD” in English language is currently getting a buzz on the American Label “Minty Fresh”.
STRIKE BOYS ON FRENCH TV AD "Loss of a badman", the fantastic collaboration of the former Galliano lead singer Rob Gallagher and the Modernsoul authors The Strike Boys was chosen by the French phone company TEN for their current TV advertising. The responsible advertising agency is J. Walter Thompson in Paris. Watch the french "ten." TV spot
FUNKY LOWLIVES TRACK AT US TV SERIES C.S.I. MIAMI “Sail into the sun” written by The Funky Lowlives and published by Modernsoul Music Publishing is featured in Season 4 (Episode 422) of the US TV Series “C.S.I. Miami” www.funkylowlives.com
NEW EDITION OF SYNC SESSION After the great success of Vol. 1 we are proud to present Vol. 2 of our special compilation CD made for advertising, 3rd party, tv- and film usage. We have compiled 15 brand new tracks from our catalogue with a wide range of music. Get your free copy by writing to
MUSIC BRANDING FOR GSD Modernsoul created a special 15-track premium CD for the German health care company GSD.
TV AD BY VARGO FOR MAN Germany’s leading Ambient duo VARGO have provided their track “Every Minute” for the latest TV ad by Germany’s truck manufacturer MAN. Watch the "MAN" TV spot
BOOZOO BAJOU REMIXING GECKO TURNER Boozoo Bajou have remixed Gecko Turner’s “Dizzie” for Quango Records. This brilliant new remix will be out in the summer of 2006. www.boozoobajou.com
TV CAMPAIGN „DIE GRÜNEN“ Modernsoul supervised the music part of the series of TV spots for the German political party “Die Grünen” done by “Zum Goldenen Hirsch” advertising agency. Watch the "Die Grünen" TV spot
"AKTION MENSCH" TV CAMPAIGN WITH KLEE The song “2 Fragen” by our authors "Klee" has been chosen as the main theme for the “Aktion Mensch” TV Campaign throughout 2006. The song will heard in a few hundred TV spots on all common German TV channels. Watch the Spot - music by Klee
STRIKE BOYS SIGN A NEW RECORD DEAL WITH STEREO DELUXE Our latest publishing signing “The Strike Boys” have signed a numerous album deal with the Berlin based “Stereo Deluxe” Label. Former !K7 A&R Stefan Strüver, who is now working for Stereo Deluxe, is very exited about their new material which will be out in the first half of 2006. www.thestrikeboys.com
FUNKY LOWLIVES AT O.C. CALIFORNIA The highly successful US tv series “OC California” has just licensed “Sail into the sun” by The Funky Lowlifes for usage within one of new next episodes. www.funkylowlives.com
NEW BOOZOO BAJOU SINGLE „Take it slow“ is the brand new Single by Boozoo Bajou out on !K7. It features Joe Dukie from Newzealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop and the Jamaican soundsystem veteran U-Brown as vocalists. Remixes come from Bugz in the Attic’s main man Seiji and Mousse T., who delivers a wonderful soul rework of the track in a Barry White mood. www.boozoobajou.com
PEPPERMINT JAM: WARREN G. & MOUSSE T. I-POD After a successful first year of working as marketing consultants for Peppermint Jam we can announce the signing of Warren G. to Mousse T .'s label. The innovator of G-Funk who sold millions of albums on the back of his hit “Regulate” just released his debut album “In the midnite hour”. In January he will be in Germany for an extensive tour. The first single “Get U down” will be out in December and comes with a huge charity campaign for the victims of hurricane kathrina. Worldwide partners are Jamba and the Red Cross Organisation. Mousse T. is also busy in releasing his personalised Nano-Ipod in November 2005. Each one is signed by Mousse T. and contains 50 tracks especially compiled by him. www.peppermint-jam.com / www.mousset-ipod.com
KLEE: HIT THE ROAD WITH NENA After selling almost 50.000 copies of their two albums ("Unverwundbar" and "Jelängerjelieber") and playing lots of Live-Shows throughout 2005, the cologne pop outfit KLEE returned to the studio to work on their next album to be released on Ministry of Sound Germany in 2006. In the meantime they will support Germany’s Pop Queen NENA on her tour 12 dates tour in November/December 2005 all over Germany. www.kleemusik.de
DR. ATMO: BREAD & BUTTER VOL. 5 Being the undisputed No. 1 Ambient/Chillout DJ in Germany since he started his career in Frankfurt’s XS-Club in 1990, Dr. Atmo is very busy in 2005. Not only playing all over the globe (recently he joined Café del Mar to celebrate their 25th anniversary in Madrid) but also working constantly on the creative side of music. Dr. Atmo has just finished “Milk & Honey” the brand new Bread & Butter CD Compilation for the Berlin based fashion show and works constantly on new tracks for himself and various other artists. His album “Change your life” produced with Paul Brtschitsch out on Silke Maurer/Kitty Yo is rated very much by music lovers all over the world. www.dratmo.com
JAHCOUSTIX: PREPARING NEW ALBUM After touring the world in 2005 including a US tour, a gig at Italy’s no.1 reggae festival “Rototom” and dozens of liveshows and festival gigs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Jahcoustix and his band Dubios Neighbourhood a currently preparing new material for the next album. Jahcoustix develops the new material in Munich with his band and also in Nuremberg by recording with studio professional Peter Hoppe who focuses on the acoustic side of the new album out in 2006. Be prepared for one of the most promising newcomer’s. www.jahcoustix.de
BOOZOO BAJOU: NEW ALBUM OUT ON !K7 The long awaited follow up album to the classic „Satta“ from 2001 has finally hit the streets: „Dust my Broom“ can be found now in all good record shops around the globe. The new album released on !K7 comes with 11 tracks and vocal contributions by Joe Dukie, Tony Joe White, Top Cat, Ben Weaver and the late great Willie Hutch who sadly passed away at the end of September 2005. After wining the ETS tour support contest hosted by the European Music Office, Boozoo Bajou are touring for the rest of 2005 including tours in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. The new single “Take it slow” featuring Joe Dukie (as know from Fat Freddy’s Drop) and the legendary Jamaican MC U-Brown will be released in October 2005 with brand new remixes by Mousse T. and Bugz in the Attic crew member Seiji www.boozoobajou.com
THE STRIKE BOYS: WELCOME TO MODERNSOUL MUSIC PUBLISHING Modernsoul has the honour to announce the signing of Martin Kaiser and Tommy Yamaha aka The Strike Boys as exclusive authors to the Music Publishing branch of Modernsoul. After 3 successful albums for Wall of Sound and Stereo Deluxe, the Strike Boys are working on new songs in their Nuremberg studio at the moment. Their new band-sideproject “Wrong Kong” alongside the female singer Cyrene Dunbar will also be out in 2006 with brilliant popsongs in an electronic way. www.thestrikeboys.com