DK Mixed Tape 2

The New Worck 188 of Driftkikker
After a long pause a new mix by the always impulsive Driftkikker! A great sequel for the DK MT1! ‘DK MT2’! The third ‘Wicked Jazz Sounds’ serie release. Cutting Edge nu-Jazz!

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Tracklist:
– Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers – Warm-Up And Dialogue Between Lee And Rudy
– Guru Feat. Slum Village – Cuz I’m Jazzy
– Dzihan & Kamien – Just You & I (1)
– Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Bethe Bethe Kese Kese
– R.O.U.D.O.S – Same & Diferent
– Dzihan & Kamien – Stiff Jazz
РNicolas Repac РLa P̬gre
– Kruder & Dorfmeister – Lexicon
РR̦yksopp РSparks
– Nitin Sawhney – Sunset
– Jazz Liberatorz Feat. Tre Hardson, Fat Lip and Omni – Easy My Mind
– Nicolas Repac – Revue Noire
– Driftkikker – Love Potion Nr.63
РR̦yksopp РIn Space
– Praful – Moon Glide – Praful

Holland Centraal "LUMC"

On the typical Dutch day filled with pouring rain and gusts of wind yesterday I made it to the studio of the Holland Centraal, where I had a pleasure of meeting the wonderful Lianne who extended the invitation for the interview on her show Lianne’s Ultimate Music Choice (LUMC).
Due to the fact that I was stuck in the rain, I was somewhat late, but nevertheless I came in with enough time to spare for a decent interview. Liane is a great host and I really had a great time during my stay, so for all of you who are avid followers of her show, or listening to Holland Centraal occasionally, from now on you are able to hear some of the Driftkikker’s music on :
105.7 FM in the ether
88.1 FM on the cable

You, Me & Water Part 2

After my short intro (part 1) here are some facts of the state of things that I thought everyone should be aware of.

future is in our hands

You know it so easy to forget that after air pollution, water pollution is the most serious threat faced by the whole world at the moment. As many of you will already know more then 1.1 billion people on the planet do not have clean water, Oceans and Seas are being depleted of their riches through overfishing and the waste.Interestingly much op this accumulated in the last 50 years or so.
Did you know that we have only 3% of sweet water (rivers, lakes & ice) on the whole world, while the rest 97% is being oceans and seas? Did you know that 2.997 of this water is being frozen in the polar caps or it’s trapped beneath the Earth surface too deep to be extracted. I was flabbergasted when I learned this fact. This means that we are left with only .003% of the total water stock on the planet that can be used to cover our daily needs.
Sweet water, suddenly even the name starts to have another meaning, right?
Now you would think that this equation would bring us about in our dealings with the water, the second essential element for human being to sustain its existence. Unfortunately for all of us we know that this isn’t so, the merciless polluting of our precious resource still happens on the daily basis.

Another terrifying fact is that all the water pollutants are decreasing the self-purifying ability of the water bodies. This means that these lose the capacity to recycle the wastes. What does that mean on the long run? One thing effects the other, so more and more algae will be created, as algae feeds on water-oxygen this increase will leave none for other aquatic life, this eventually leads water to die while other undesired toxins build up, this time not from our waste, but from the water that’s unable to purify itself, in the end we are left with water that harbours diseases, but hey, all in the name of progress and the better future?

Here are some alternatives:

You, Me & Water Part 1


When I started writing this I wanted to focus myself only on water, marine water especially, but very soon this turned out to be unrealistic and in all fairness other problems needed to be addressed to paint the whole picture and the scale of the problem. This is why in the end I decided to make the series of posts regarding these issues

Being brought up in the coastal city at Adriatic I always had a special relation with sea and the pollution. Big shipyard and plastic factory were pride and shame of the city, while producing magnificent ships, cups, raincoats and etc… they were unfortunately dumping all kinds of toxins in the bay during the process (mercury being the most common one). Next to that city council couldn’t find the solution for the sewage so they went the easy way and decided to dump it unfiltered in the middle of the promenade straight into the sea, turning the beautiful historical walkway into a mockery of stench. I think that everyone wanted to believe in the saying “ Sea cleans itself by itself” little bit to eagerly. So as kids we all grew up with occasional eczema taking it as you would a seasonal flu while looking at the dead fish turned belly up floating by.

Today when I look in retrospective I realize that a lot of what was happening in my community while I was growing up made me more environmentally friendly and if I had to change anything about the way I grew up it would be the way I learned the importance of our environment.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we all grow up into the world of circumstances learning how to deal with them along the way, while during that process these circumstances help us raise our awareness it’s a personal choice what do we do with that knowledge in the end.

On this note I would like to close this post with couple of links to organizations that are providing clean water where it’s needed the most;

Greppelpop 2008

It was amazing, it was awesome, thoroughly enjoyable!!!

Met cool people, made music and had a lot of fun, shared a stage with cool musicians and made new friends!
Among wich “Misty Basement” and “Little Mystic” sticked out.
We especially enjoyed meeting up with “Mala Vita” a folk punk rock band, memorably great bunch of people!

Marianne Fortuin, for Hart van Holland wrote:

Striking because of original music was the band Driftkikker. When asked for the origin of their name Daddo the singer/songwriter and gitarist of the band said: “We all three are not particularly impetuous but rather emotional. Fortunately we get along very well with each other and agree with the direction where we want to take our music to.”

You can check the photos of our performance at the media section.

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Jazzy Lounge Radio Broadcast

Today Sunday, March 2, 2008 Jazzy Lounge the Station where Driftkikker landed on the 21 place of the top 25 chart with Babylon Philosophy is upgrading it’s broadcast format from 32kbps/mp3pro to 64kbps/mp3pro.

The sound quality for the casual Jazzy Lounge listener with the mp3pro plug-in will be upgraded from FM to CD.

In conjunction with the upgrade, Jazzy Lounge will have in rotation more tracks at 100 BPM or greater. Genres being eliminated from weekday rotation will be ambient, dance, most house, trip-hop, hip-hop and some electronica. Jazzy Lounge is aiming for a jazzier, funkier mix- more nu jazz, acid jazz, lounge, smooth jazz, downtempo, funk jazz, jazzy house and chill out.

The first segment of new format will probably be approximately three hours long and will be expanded throughout the day until it reaches a nine hour format.

So Tune in and listen to some more Driftkikker on this wonderfuly eclectic radio station !

2nd Appearance @ Mercedes Benz

2nd Appearance of Driftkikker @ Mercedes Benz, a true compliment to Driftkikker’s music !

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Driftkikker @ Kasteel with Hans Dulfer

On February 8 at 21:30 Hans Dulfer the legend of Dutch Jazz, is giving a concert at Het Kasteel with Driftkikker as a Support act.
Hans Dulfer has been referred to as “Big boy” since his album of the same name. He has done a good deal of cross-over jazz or jazz fusion and even worked with Punk rockers at one point. He has recorded an album with bassist Frank Wright titled “El Saxofón”. He has comparatively high popularity in Japan where Hyperbeat was a top-selling CD by instrumental standards. Furthermore Japanese film maker Masaaki Yuasa stated that he listened to Hans Dulfer’s music while working on Mind Game. Hans Dulfer is the father of saxophonist Candy Dulfer.