Today I started co-hosting the Radio 7 Morningshow.
As some of you might already know, I had been hosting a fun music format for about a year –The Radio 7 Top 20– while working as Radio 7’s on air designer and producer.
Now, I was given a huge opportunity, the trust and creative freedom to shape the sound concept of the Radio 7 Morning Show by producing the new jingle package.
I feel incredibly lucky to collaborate with some of my most gifted friends and turn that musical vision into reality!
A huge THANK YOU goes out to my partners in crime: Benjamin Krause and Juan Carlos Enriquez. I am in awe for your musicality, your talent and tireless will to push –you’re just badass. I’m truly grateful for our journey, our friendship.
Thank you Noe, FAB, Gus & Justin at Igloo Music for your advice, passion and love. And of course, Charles Simmons and Alana for laying your soul into our melodies.
Lastly, thank all of YOU for believing in me and giving me the strength to leave my comfort zone on a regular basis to explore and experience the MAGIC.
Forget the Eiffel Tower! Here are three things to really do when in Paris:
- Get at least three scoops of the best ice cream at Berthillon
- Skip the Louvre, go check out the Picasso museum
- Treat yourself to a dinner at La Couple – and get the Indian lamb curry!
Famous since 1927 and SO yummy.
Oh, and if you still have time:
Have your friend take a picture of you casually leaning against an original Parisian wall. Voilà!
You gotta love London. From Brick Lane to Soho– just the perfect balance between dirty and polite. I’m always happy to find an excuse to go and last week I had a good one:
My Berklee buddy Matt Lange performed an epic DJ set at London’s Ministry of Sound in Dolby Atmos, which kind of blew me away. Probably the reason why the photo I took turned out so blurry.
She’s a natural beauty. She doesn’t need the puppy filter.
Every April audio professionals from all over the world pilgrimage to Frankfurt for Musikmesse. This year I supported my friend, Mastering Engineer Stefan Heger of Fisheye Music, at the MasteringWorks booth.
Strolling around, I especially loved the Mother-32 by Moog and was super impressed by the Roli Seaboards. In any size: Definitely worth checking out!
Last week was all about Adele on Radio 7. I produced and presented a multi-part special on her. Check it out here:
Music is wild. It has gotten me into all sorts of situations. Some of them were… let’s say: interesting. Like that one time in Compton. Yeah, that was actually a little scary. But no, this week was the good kind of wild!
Jay Stolar in the vocal booth
I told you I went to NAMM to meet friends. Well, one of these friends is the fabulous Fab Dupont. He works with Jay Stolar, a warm hearted, extremely gifted singer and songwriter from New York. Jay and I had an instant music connection and ended up writing a killer song together. My Berklee friend Sam PK joined us later in the week to produce and write another one with us at the BMG studios. It was as great as it was unexpected. Jay has laid down the vocals for two tracks already and I am looking forward to the moment we can share them with you. In the meantime, make sure you show him some Facebook love and follow him on Instagram.
No matter where I live on this planet, I always miss someone. Be it my family, a childhood friend, college roommates or my music colleagues. It’s because we’re all spread out across the world, doing what we love and staying in touch with FaceTime and Skype.
And in the meantime… I miss them.
That’s why I love NAMM: It gives us a good reason to pilgrimage to Anaheim. Yes, we’re here to check out gear, too, but mostly to get together and catch up.
Andrew Scheps, Mara Kim, Tony Maserati, Fab Dupont