Lately, the Brexit came true. However, the exact outcome of that situation will be revealed later when the European Union and the UK will realise that many things need to be adjusted and will then initiate further steps. During my master studies in London, we talked a lot of the Brexit at university and its negative influence on the creative industries – in particular, the music business in my case. Regardless of the politics and their actions, I hope that the music industry tries to minimise the damage caused by the Brexit all together so it will not influence the international touring and collaboration that significantly. While we observe the next steps of music industry executives and politicians, we can enjoy the hottest tracks of UK’s rap scene – all collected in my new Spotify playlist “UK Rap – Streets of London”. Have fun listening!Continue reading →
When we finished the songwriting for the first song “Come Back” of our EP project, it was time to think about the next track, its genre and all other production- and songwriting-related topics. We decided to work on a soul/R&B song that should be performed with real instruments and stand out because of its “organic”, vibrant arrangement in contrast to the current, contemporary R&B music on the radio that features virtual instruments and is quite Autotune-heavy. We started tracking the drums, as we did for the rock track “Come Back” after I drafted a rhythm concept beforehand out of nowhere. Having a solid drum track as the basis for the songwriting, I was now searching for the best-fitting bass player to write a funky bass line on it collaboratively.Continue reading →
Recording music in the Internet age is not a lucrative business anymore. The nature of today’s popular streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL cause that most artists and songwriters beyond the world’s top 10 artists make very little money directly from their music.
Vezt is the first blockchain-based mobile app where music fans can acquire rights in their favourite songs. It claims to be a new reasonable income stream for creatives. Let us take a closer look at the app’s concept and find out what is it all about.
While my favourite gym playlist still is “Power Rock Hooks” that is steadily complemented with new hard-hitting rock tracks, there are days when I prefer to listen to some Hip-Hop to push myself to the limit during my workout session. Therefore, I like to share my new urban music playlist “Iron Pump” with you. Enjoy the playlist and your upcoming workout. Cheers!Continue reading →
Bouncing 808s, hectic Hi-Hat and high-pitched snare rolls along with ambient synths, are frequently used in the contemporary urban music scene. In the time where Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B are very present on the top of the Billboard charts, at the Grammy Awards and major festivals, you recognise what stylistic and societal changes those genres went through the last decades. AlbrechtProductions created another song collection named “Trap Warriors” that is – as known for the blog – available on Spotify.Continue reading →
Another Spotify playlist curated by AlbrechtProductions – “German Rap/Hip Hop”. The German urban music scene including rap/hip hop has a long history and went through radical style changes regarding the beats and lyrical content. The playlist shall give you a taste of all those different stages of German rap history. Whether or not you are able to understand its lyrics, enjoy the journey!Continue reading →
Summer is just around the corner! That bags for a new playlist created by AlbrechtProductions to be played on the upcoming pool, beach or at all other outdoor parties and meetups. Hot hip-hop tunes are ready to be played as your soundtrack for probably the best time of the year. Enjoy the sun and have fun! We will extend the playlist as we usually do so stay tuned on Spotify 😉Continue reading →
This time I went through my Spotify archive of playlists that were created years ago and found one that perfectly complements the current playlist collection. Although I did not smoke Hookah since years, I just retained the original playlist name not to change the playlist’s vibe and intention back in 2015. Since then, the playlist was filled with appropriate hot urban music. So, enjoy another Spotify playlist “handcrafted” by AlbrechtProductions!Continue reading →