High above the roofs of Berlin the Fire
Tower Studio located at one of the big traffic artery is broadcasting
it's vibes in the morning sky. While endless queues of commuters in
cars and trains are entering the city, Lukas is going to shut down
his computer. A new track is in the can.
Lo-Fi Youthz means Reggae, Hip Hop and
Dancehall out of the morning of Berlin. Lukas Leonhard and Longfingah
are Lo-Fi Youthz. Producer and sound designer Lukas already worked
with musicians like Vic Ruggiero at the Fire Tower Studio. He is
twiddling with Drum'n'Bass tracks and recording records of Reggae
bands. In-between as a finger exercise he plays the drums of an old
New Orleans Jazz band at a pub once a week.
Longfingah is one of Berlin's most
talented Ragga artists. Many sound systems and Reggae bands asking him
to contribute his energetic skills. Moreover the reputation of
Berlin's all star band Wood In Di Fire is based to some extend on
his abilities. Lukas is playing as in this band too, indulging his passion for a
suspect mixture of Jazz and Roots Reggae.
Both Lukas Leonhard and Longfingah
merged their capacities for Lo-Fi Youthz and instinctively found a
joint entirety that comes straight from the heart. Lukas Leonhard
wrote the riddims, built the beats, sampled recordings and invited
guest musicians for over dubs into his studio. Longfingah contributed
his hooks and melodies to the tracks. He is energetically protesting
against insularity, neoliberalism and everyday life's fight for
survive. Besides that he probably is still dreaming that finally Berlin will be
located at the shores of the see near by the Harz mountains on the back.
'Fly Over The Yard' will be released on
moanin' (Alive) as well as at many download shops like iTunes,
eMusic, Napste, AOL, etc. on July 17th, 2009.
For the single 'Shine' Andreas Mulsow produced a nice videoclip: