Beatclub21 started as a four-man ensemble, which around the summer of 1999 began to fill the breaks between DJ sets with live sounds. Of course, the four founding members around Tilman Bruno still perform purely as a rhythm quartet in smaller clubs, but in recent years the concept has expanded into a nine-man band whose musical output has now gone far beyond what once began as a live treat for the floor.
It is probably jazz that has the greatest influence on the sound of Beatclub21 - to be heard in many phases which edge their way into the distinctive grooves, and it spreads sometimes broadly, sometimes sharply across the infectious rhythmical concept, expanding the group?s purely percussive approach with the addition of numerous timbres and harmonies.
The initially often minimalist spectrum of William Veder?s warm-sounding Fender Rhodes finds its congenial characteristic extension in wind solos by Volker Degelmann (trumpet) and Gary Fuhrmann (saxophone); Claus Kie?elbach?s vibraphone consistently plays the role of the sensitive musical intermediary between rhythm and melody.
Two fixed stars in the universe of Beatclub21 are to be found in Fola Dada and Nathalie Sch?fer who significantly help shaping the now unmistakable sound of this hyper-modern "big band? with their voices and their charisma. Their singing is equally skilled in soul, jazz and pop and they condense many an artistic idea into powerfully expressive and exceedingly sensual moments in which harmony, jazzy playfulness and grooves are condensed into an exhilarating concentrate.
|2003 ||Are You...? ||12" |
|2003 ||Mobile Wellness ||CD/DLP |
|2003 ||How Come/ Timelflow ||12" |