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New Signing: Lasse Matthiessen and new single 'Dancing With Air'

Welcome to the Freibank family, Lasse.

Melancholy by trade and a songwriter of the non-conformist kind: Lasse Matthiessen leads us into the dark corners of the soul, stirs up the memories we too often repress and shows us what they’re worth. After all, pain is part of the deal if insights are to indicate a way forward and also be an inspiration.

The Dane, who took his first musical steps with the Copenhagen Boys' Choir, seems to draw on his personal experience. With success. Songs like 'When We Collided' or the deeply touching 'Tonight We Drink To Die' belong to that kind of musical poetry that almost effortlessly gets straight to the heart of things. On albums like 'Stray Dog' (2007) and 'Dead Man Waltz' (2012) Lasse Matthiessen already described that this is exactly where he feels at home.

His new EP 'Coordinates Remain' also follows this tack, but shows an enormous development both vocally and instrumentally, which naturally contributes to the intensity of the pieces.

The first single 'Dancing With Air' is out today.

Stay tuned for his new EP later this year!

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OUT: 'Nothing's Gonna Change' by Shuko, Lee Fields and Nia Wyn

Shuko has not only been releasing co-written works like Kanye West's 'Pure Souls' in the last weeks, but also tracks of his own.

This time he teamed up with US soul singer Lee Fields and UK newcomer Nia Wyn on his newest song 'Nothing's Gonna Change'. Nia Wyn has already worked with Shuko on his song 'I Ain't Finished Yet', that was released last September.

In early times, Fields had been nicknamed 'Little J.B.', since his voice and style resembled the one of James Brown - the godfather of soul. His works have also gained a wide popularity with current hip hop artists such as J. Cole and Travis Scott, who used samples of these works within their own songs.

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OUT: Kanye West's 'Pure Souls' co-written by Shuko, Tim Friedrich and Bastian Völkel

The biggest congratulations to Shuko, Tim Friedrich and Bastian Völkel on being part of the new album 'Donda' by Kanye West!

All three co-wrote the song 'Pure Souls', track 21 of 27 on the album.

'Pure Souls' is not just one of the strongest songs on 'Donda' according to us, but also a Billboard critic. They have ranked the 27 tracks, pushing 'Pure Souls' to no. 3 saying: "Another track, another five-star collaboration. [...] 'Pure Souls' features some quality writing from Yeezy as he spars with friendly enemy Drake by weaving 'Mob Ties' and 'God's Plan' into his rhymes, which is sure to grab the 6 God's attention heading into CLB."

Releasing the album on Sunday the 29th of August 2021, 'Donda' became the second-most streamed album within 24 hours on Spotify. On this day, the album was streamed nearly 100 Million times.

'Donda' also hit no. 1 on the album charts in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Italy, France and many more. In Germany, 'Donda' went straight to no. 4 on the album and no. 1 on the Hip Hop charts.

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OUT: First single 'Body On Mine' of upcoming EP

'Body on Mine' is Reece Lemonius' first installment of his new EP, coming this fall.
After taking time to craft his sound, Reece aims for soulful and driving dance vibes all across
styles - with great effect.

'Body On Mine' induces an instant good-mood with driving rhythms, involved in a
contemporary production, highlighted by his polished-yet-sensuous vocals.
Reece’s very first coop with Mike Perry on 'Talk About It' gained a stunning 75 million
streams on Spotify. Followed by his debut single 'Love Me' that gained over 50 million views
across several platforms and counting.

Reece Lemonius released his retro synth / dream pop EP 'Midnight' in early 2020 and
started building up his catalog ever since, cooperating with different artists like Max Lean
and Berlin based producer Sosa.

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OUT: 'Mary Lou' by Spoon and the Forkestra

With their new single 'Mary Lou', indie rock duo Spoon and the Forkestra announce their debut EP 'The Fondest Flinch', which will be out in October of this year. The song is an ode to hopeless love and cheerfully celebrates the people in life who we put on a pedestal out of unreflected
admiration.

For the EP, Spoon and the Forkestra invited the best musicians they know into the studio -
just to get them to play their instruments like three-year-old kids. The result is 'Mary Lou', a
pounding, playful catchy tune somewhere between folk and punk.

In the music video for the song, Spoon and the Forkestra invite you to the heist. If Ocean’s 8
had been created by the directors of 500 Days of Summer - chaotic and megalomaniac like
the band themselves, there is only one goal: stealing Mary Lou from the museum.

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LIVE: Patrice is currently on tour through Germany and Switzerland

Patrice is now touring a few select open air stages for a series of intimate concerts. Between classic and new songs, we are excited to bring live music back!

Here’s where he'll be for now but make sure to follow and check his social media pages as more shows are on the horizon!

Jul. 30 Feldkirch, Austria @ Poolbar

Jul. 31 Konstanz, Germany @ Neuwerk

Aug. 04 Jena, Germany @ Kulturarena

Aug. 05 Dinslaken, Germany @ Freilichtbühne Burgtheater

Aug. 06 Oldenburg, Germany @ Boese Events

Aug. 07 Braunschweig, Germany @ Wolters Applaus Garten

Aug. 21 Thun, Switzerland @ Freds Garten Thun

Aug. 25 Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Biergarten

Patrice also offers a Meet & Greet backstage pass for two at each concert. Check out the discussion section on the Facebook event pages to see how you can get yours :)

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OUT: 'See You Later' by Sonnengruss x Amit Benita

Sonnengruss and Amit Benita - a match made in heaven. Their love for warmth and comfort in their music brought them together.

The result is a song about peace, ease of mind and unity. Especially in times of political uproar, the wish to create a song to unite people was even stronger. The collaboration came to be in a time, in which positive messages were rare. Sonnengruss and Amit want to send a message - We need to ease our minds ...

The song was written in Byron Bay (Australia), recorded in Israel and produced in Berlin. Amit and his friends recorded the music video recently in Tel Aviv.

The moments were captured by the talented Jarin Alon.

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'Alles ist eins. Außer der 0.' will premiere 28th of July in Hamburg!

The story of German hackers - a found footage documentary by Klaus Maeck & Tanja Schwerdorf

Unrestricted surveillance and data exploitation by global digital corporations are topics that are discussed daily in the media today. Wau Holland, the founding soul of the Chaos Computer Club, and his allies foresaw these dangers back in the 80s. At the time of the Cold War and the punk subculture, the free spirits were inspired by Californian technology visionaries. They professed the hacker ethic and demanded a human right to worldwide unhindered communication as a prerequisite for democracy and self-determination. This energetic documentary shows how the big questions of our present day permeated Wau Holland's life and work. A haunting portrait of zeitgeist pioneers whose vision is as impressive as it is enriching.

The soundtrack features 'From Psychedelics to Cybernetics' by System 01 feat. Timothy Leary, 'Computerstaat' by Abwärts, Die Goldenen Zitronen and Die Toten Hosen as well as 'Sehnsucht' by Einstürzende Neubauten.

Score has been provided by Einstürzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke.

Hamburg-Premiere on the 28th of July at Abaton, Zeise Open Air and Zeise Kino.

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