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Best of 2018 x initialsLP mixtape

Best of 2018 x initialsLP mixtape

Looking back on this year, or rather listening back to the music that I had the privileged to work with, I am absolutely blown away! What I hear is artists translating their humanity, their personal experiences into sound – infusing music with soul. This is singular music, each release a planet of its own. To...
Press Releses: Black Sea Dahu & HELY

Press Releses: Black Sea Dahu & HELY

Here are two of my favourite press releases that I wrote this year: BLACK SEA DAHU / White Creatures: White Creatures – the debut full-length from Swiss outfit Black Sea Dahu –  is the type of record that will rearrange your internal architecture and, ultimately, make you see the world and yourself anew. If you let...
Kaos Protokoll x Visual Development / Concept

Kaos Protokoll x Visual Development / Concept

Nothing beats working with dear friends! How to put what we did with bandleader Benedikt Wieland into words? We worked on translating his ideas into visuals. We defined a clear narrative for the entire release, one that connects the music, the visuals, the press release and the strategy and hence creates a cohesive work. We...
Jan Wagner x Creative Direction x Music PR

Jan Wagner x Creative Direction x Music PR

Hands down, this is the release of the year for me! And it was such a great joy to be able to work on something so fragile and personal. I am also honoured that Jan had made space for me to focus his visual output. From talking with him I knew that he wanted the...
The Beautiful Now x Music PR x Partnerships

The Beautiful Now x Music PR x Partnerships

In terms of the depth and volume of work this is up there with the work I did for Kaos Protokoll, also this year. I consulted these soulful fellas on pretty much everything to get a self-released EP off the ground. I covered the basics of label work, communication, brand identity, product development etc. I...
Max Peterson x Creative Direction

Max Peterson x Creative Direction

I guess I could tag this one under “creative direction” because we did end up with a uniform look for a series of tapes, social media channels, show posters etc. However, I think that the greater accomplishment here was creating an operational modus for Max Petersen, one which would allow him to have a structure...
Egopusher x Online Campaign x Creative Direction

Egopusher x Online Campaign x Creative Direction

Some jobs are just hella fun by design, and rolling with the fellas from Egopusher (Alessandro Giannelli & Tobias Preisig) was definitely that. The highlight was being able to help the extremely talented visual artist Benjamin Muzzin to create a semblance of a narrative in his video for the song Flake (to outline a series...
Ikarus x Music Video x Creative Direction

Ikarus x Music Video x Creative Direction

We’ve been sitting on this one for quite a while. It was originally a part of the visual concept for the Ikarus Chronosome LP. The key idea on this project was to base the entire CI on the splintered, jagged visual grammar of installation artist Clemens Behr. Clemens not only contributed the collage which was...
Best of 2017 initialsLP Mixtape x Mixcloud Channel Launch

Best of 2017 initialsLP Mixtape x Mixcloud Channel Launch

It was such a good year for me professionally, in that I got to work with so many incredibly talented and unique artists. I also had the privilege of turning down a lot of jobs where I just couldn’t relate to the music. What better way to summarize the projects I got to work on...
YEAH BUT NO x Online Campaign

YEAH BUT NO x Online Campaign

The kind folks at Sinnbus had asked me to jump on board and help them with the online promo for the YEAH BUT NO debut full length. They were already two singles deep, by the time I started, which was a bit of a pity because these were two very strong tracks, and I’m sure...
Cella x Prologue EP x Mini Online Campaign

Cella x Prologue EP x Mini Online Campaign

This was the first time I had the privilege to work with the Quartz Records imprint. I put together a mini campaign in support of a very young, promising artist by the name of Cella. The release in question is called Prologue EP. The results were great: Okayplayer, Complex, Lodown Magazine, Backspin, All Good, Brooklyn...
Zed Bias x Mobb Deep x Shook Ones x  Online Premiere

Zed Bias x Mobb Deep x Shook Ones x Online Premiere

This was a crazy one! The track was cut at a session with Zed Bias, Nasrawi and Essarei from 264 Cru, which took place in Dubai. I received it from DJ MoCity, who had asked me if I could get it up on a decent portal. I immediately sent it to Khal from Complex Mag. He...