High above the roofs
of Berlin the Fire Tower Studio, located
at one of the big traffic artery, is
broadcasting it's vibes into 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.
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 his Fire Tower Studio. He is twiddling with Drum'n'Bass tracks and
recording albums for Reggae bands. As a finger exercise in between he plays
the drums for 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 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 survival. Besides that, he probably is still dreaming that finally Berlin will be located at
the shores of the sea backed
by the Harz-mountains.
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,