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New Beats Media Review

New Beats Meadia is a UK based modern culture website with all the latest information about singers, bands, solo performers, venues, fans, labels, clubs and event organizers.

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Thus, with­out steal­ing or lazily recy­cling from other gen­res, ana­logue and dig­i­tal merge into an easy-listening flow of relax­ing tunes, as it hap­pens in Bright is my day, where Daddo’s voice and lyrics give their best. This is true in Love is the way, where in a bold encounter Emil Kunto’s accor­dion and Nel­son Latif’s cavaquinho keep teas­ing each other, result­ing in a tune mea­sur­ing up with the best Gotan Project’s performances. The tres­pass­ing into more upbeat rhythms of Oh my love, is also quite remark­able. Some jazzy cues in other tracks com­plete the picture.newbeatsmedia.com, nbm dev, Mar 2010

You can read the whole article here written by Lorenzo Marvulli

RifRaf Review Feb.2010

Version NL
Driftkikker is een Nederlands collectief rond zanger/componist/multi-instrumentalist Daddo. Zijn werkwijze voor deze opname: een waslijst muzikanten uitnodigen en hen elk afzonderlijk een aantal stukken laten inspelen om vervolgens zelf het geheel aan elkaar te lassen. Toch is dit geen collage geworden maar een doordacht in elkaar gedraaid geheel. Een nachtelijke uitstap in de loungy schemerzones tussen (fusion)jazz, pop en r&b waarbij alle extremen ontweken worden maar wel met extra toevoeging van de juiste beats, grooves en soul. Geen Prefuse 73 dus maar eerder JSP-jazz met moderne tinten of zelfs in de sporen van George Michael (‘Love Is The Way’!). Daddo heeft weliswaar klassemuzikanten uitgekozen voor dit experiment. Onder hen gitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), accordeonist Emil Kunto (Mala Vita) en bassist Randy Winterdal (Dee Dee Bridgewater) terwijl de mastering in handen was van Wes Maebe (Sting, Roger Waters). Echt baanbrekend is het echter nooit. Dit is wel de perfecte soundtrack voor hippe clubs. Niet toevallig staat een van zijn tracks op een mixcompilatie voor een overbekend en duur automerk.

Version EN
Driftkikker is a Dutch collective around singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Daddo. His working method for this record : gather a list of  musicians and let each play pieces separately so that afterwards he would weld the whole on his own. Still, this has not become a collage, but the whole has been well thought through and twisted together in one. A nightly get off in the loungy shimmer zones inbetween (fusion)jazz, pop, and r&b where all extremes are avoided but with extra addition of the right beats, grooves and soul. Not a Prefuse 73 but more likely JSP-jazz record with a modern shades or even in the footsteps of George Michael (‘Love Is The Way’!). Daddo have indeed selected class musicians for this experiment. Among which a guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), accordionist Emil Kunto (Mala Vita) and the bass player Randy Winterdal (Dee Dee Bridgewater) while the mastering ended in the hands of Wes Maebe (Sting, Roger Waters). Really innovative it is not, however this is the perfect record for the hip clubs. Not by chance does one of his tracks stand on a mixcompilation for a very well known and expensive car brand.

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Mercedes-Benz mixed-tape 14

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“What” just got accepted for an prestigious mixed-tape compilation by Mercedes-Benz.
You can download our track “What” and the whole compilation for free at MB mixed tape website

note: this compilation is downloadable till 05 Dec 2006 !!!

///TRACKLIST MB mixed-tape 14
01 magnetizing ……………………………………… marsmobil
02 desirable (ft vibe & josiane) …………………… seven & eightysix
03 love is pain ……………………………………….. midian
04 tipsy gipsy ………………………………………… lady sa’
05 grandhotelpiranesi ………………………………. napolitano lounge connection
06 goldfish ……………………………………………. lamb (jpn)
07 gone postal ……………………………………….. foley
08 sabada …………………………………………….. standec
09 what ……………………………………………….. driftkikker
10 without you ………………………………………. amplivibes
11 so kiss me and nobody else …………………… chinchin allstars
12 how long does long last? ………………………. mikrofisch
13 secret eye in the skye ………………………….. muet
14 anything anymore ………………………………. betty schön & band
15 outdoor games …………………………………… magic arm
here is the transcript of the interview with Daddo

Driftkikker / drift-kik-ker (de (m.)) – (Dutch) – literally: an impetuous frog –
metaphorically: someone impulsive, hot tempered and emotional.
Founded by audio/visual artist Davor Dedic in March 2005, Dutch collective
Driftkikker mix and match influences from urban, ambient, trip hop, latin, funk, jazz
and rock into pure, unadulterated nu jazz with a hint of pop. ‘My dad’s record
collection featured something like 4.000 LPs and I remember being absolutely
mesmerised by an old Blue Note compilation featuring Coltrane, Miles Davis,
Thelonius Monk and others.’
Ever since, Dedic has played in several teenage bands, co-founded his own art
gallery, started an interactive avant-garde performance project and played at The
Hague’s North Sea Jazz Festival and Tobacco Road in Miami (USA), among others.
Not bad for a boy who was once ‘turned down by a music school because they
claimed I had no talent.’
Now, as Driftkikker, he has assembled a few like-minded friends to fuse
contemporary sounds with his love of jazz. Following on from their debut single ‘Your
expression’, released just four months after the project’s inception, ‘What’ is a
refreshing piece of upbeat jazzy textures crossed with modern electronics.
And yet, Dedic reveals, there is a lot more to their music than talent, tenacity and
inspiration: ‘It takes plenty of discipline – it’s a job like any other, really, the only
difference are the working hours!’

Short info about the Mercedes Benz Mixed Tape

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