The studio has been heating up – literally – as we’re winding down to the final weeks and days of recording. There’s hardly any ventilation in here, especially at night, and Helsinki actually got pretty hot and humid over the weekend.
We’ve been adding final touches to a bunch of songs with the help of a whole heap of talented musicians. Felix Zenger delivered some dope beatbox tracks. Emma Salokoski brought the vocal magic. Heikki Laine gave us bass in the face. And Kari and Johannes are editing their asses off into the early hours of every morning. This is the first time we’ve ever completed an album in the summer, and there’s something pretty special about going home for a few hours of sleep as the sun rises.
Sh*t is really getting real now, and we’re a pretty excited bunch! Here are just a few more of the many reasons why.
Juuso a.k.a. Juusonik a.k.a. Giorgio de las Nieves dropped in to perc things up:
Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen once again left us in awe:
And here are the producers with their non-stop Waiting For Godot / Groundhog Day experience:
The good folks at Luomustudio recently asked us to pick a tune from our latest album, strip it down to bare essentials, and then perform it for them on camera in a location of our choice. So we asked the amazing Petteri Sariola to grab his mom’s upright bass, got the incredible Tuomo Prättälä to hop on a train from Pori after a late night show, and dragged the young rhyming master Noah Kin out of bed on a lazy Sunday afternoon – and did this.
Rip It Up feat. Noah Kin, Tuomo & Petteri Sariola ORGANIX STYLE. On the Helsinki Metro! (Where else would Father Metro & his posse go?) We think it came out great. And no, music isn’t allowed to be played on the trains, and yes, we were notified about causing a disturbance. So sorry, we won’t do it again! Check out the end result right here:
Alright, it’s not exactly a new song, in fact it’s all of six years old, but still new in the sense that most of you will not have heard it before. Rain No. 968 was released back in 2007 as a bonus track on the Limited Japanese Edition of the self-titled album Don Johnson Big Read More
Vuosi 2013 jysähti mahtavasti käyntiin Groningenissa, ja pian panokset kovenevat entisestään. Pääsiäisenä Don Johnson Big Band tekee historiaa Helsingin Nosturissa: lauantaina 30. maaliskuuta Suomessa ensimmäistä kertaa koskaan järjestettävä livebändin “Silent gig” on nimensä mukaisesti äänetön keikka. Yleisölle jaetaan sisään tullessa langattomat Sennheiserin kuulokkeet, joiden kautta koko keikan ääni välitetään. PA:sta ei siis tule ääntäkään. Mahtava Read More