IN BETWEEN WORLDS
In Between Worlds – that is the name of the debut album from likeable artist Satori alias Djordje Petrovic. The long player mirrors his Serbian & South-African roots the 30-year-old Dutchman grew up with. With beautiful melancholy, Djordje creates a story about life and the love between worlds & cultures. Satori’s music is a riveting collage of Electronica Lounge Pop, African jazz, Hip Hop and World Music. An homage to the Beauty of Life.
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Nicolas Jaar made me acquainted with “texture”.
Before, I was never really concerned with the texture of my music. The focus was on groove, swing, feeling and space. But texture is something that can add so much value to your music. Texture is like the taste of the wooden barrels in which the port has matured. By keeping this in mind, my individual sounds have really come to life through which the final product sounds much richer as a whole.
Artist NU, amongst most of us known for his trailblazing SOL live set, has been like a personal guide on my way to musical maturation. When hearing his live set for the first time I was sold immediately. The soulful way in which he managed to blend sounds from all over the world inspired me to search for my own ‘world of sounds’ he basically showed me the path to the musical world of interconnection.
Tinariwen, the musical heroes from Mali, gave me the idea to get the swing and rhythm of hand clapping. As a former Techno producer, I was used to find rhythm in drum machines. Think of Hi-hats or cymbals. But if you listen to a show of Tinariwen you will notice it has the same repetitive flow as Techno, even though there’s no drummer involved. No drummer on stage also means no Hi-hats nor cymbals, yet their show swings like crazy. This is because two people are constantly clapping, during the whole show they are the rhythmic spine of the set. This gives such an enormous natural rhythmical vibe which you feel in your entire body. And it makes sense, after all, there are only two instruments that we as humans all share: our voice and our hands.
KOZE’s last album Amygdala I discovered while making my album ‘In between worlds’. I think my track “Pink & Orange Sky” has a clear Amygdala stamp on it. Long 4/4 compositions where many musical and instrumental things happen. Dreamy singing, a long break in which the emphasis is on atmosphere and space, subtle Hi-hats and not your standard clap, but rather the sound of wood on wood. What I found most interesting and attractive to this album is how it moves between club- and home music. You can either play it in the club or listening to it on the train. “Pink & Orange Sky” was to be just such a track.