Although a few people may have heard from Boss Capone, you may have heard from The Upsessions! No? Shame on you! Here’s a link, get educated:
You may like the sweet vibe, I know I do, because it gives me a summer feel and depending on the song it will even bring me in a dancing mood, just check it out and let me know what you think about the music!
On the 6th of july Boss Capone presented his new album (also released on Vinyl) and I was really anxious to go there, not only because I’m a huge fan of early reggae, but also because Boss is a friend of mine (In the early days of the Upsessions they even recorded their first album at my place).
He recorded the complete album in his own studio, using just one mic! And who guessed this is the sound he would get:
Boss Capone got the crowd to move, just like the name of the album suggests. And especially with the funky reggae songs the crowd went crazy. So, while everybody was minding their own business in the red light district of Amsterdam, a club called Winston Kingdom was shaking and doin’ the reggae.
Usually, I am not the biggest fan of bands or groups that only reproduce music already made by other bands. I have heard covers that cause me to feel ear raped, you probably can name some as well. It’s such an easy way of making music, because one never has to think about making new material, because somebody else wrote it, you only have to cash. In the Netherlands we have a saying: “De een zijn dood, is de ander zijn brood”, if I freely translate it, it says: “One man’s death is another man’s bread”. Kinda like: Their loss, your gain.
However, yesterday I saw the Bootleg Beatles. A group that has been making Beatle covers for the last 30 (!) years. The show took us through the Beatle stages. From the suited beginning till the flowerpower ending. And I had fun!
Sure, I know most of the songs, but they gave us a real Beatles experience. Like all the members of the Bootleg Beatles where chosen on multiple things. The resemblance was amazing, the voices came close to the originals.
The downsides? They weren’t the real deal, oh, and we had seats, so no dancing last night. Try staying put when they sing Twist and Shout!
Having the gang over, it happens you know.
So I always make sure that I have a fresh bottle of wine and good music on the radio. Did I just say radio? YES! Oldschool right?
There is a reason… When I moved to this apartment there was a magical old radio, no internet connection, no USB port. Plain radio. I hit the power button and there it was: Fip Radio (off course you can find it online as well: http://www.fipradio.fr/)
Ever since it made the gatherings even more pleasant, and I found out this radio station is a great source for finding some new and old music.
And en passant I learn some French! Mais oui!