Fremdkunst: b-beats & soundscapes is a project initiated by Dutch producer/DJ Mace. Fremdkunst is a blend of hard-hitting beats, funky tunes, and cinematographic soundscapes – a combination of jazz, surf, old school house, hip-hop, break-beats and and other musical styles. To complete the first official Fremdkunst album Mace worked with DJ’s Optimus and Vindictiv (Grazzhoppa’s DJ Big Band), Erwin Vann, Mete Erker, Shycop and others.
Fremdkunst was initially released independently in 2007 (in a very limited pressing) and is re-released in a new and revamped style – both musically and visually. Fremdkunst was the main inspiration for starting Fremdtunes, so it’s only right that this album is the label’s first release.
Press on Fremdkunst
3voor12 website: “DJ Mace and his friends speak to body and mind on this soulful hotchpotch. The quality is consistent and the result is a good, innovative album….”
Giel Beelen (Radio 6): “New Dutch heroes…”
Hiphopinjesmoel.com: “…it sounds very good.”
Live XS: “Original, diverse and experimental are the keywords”
Statemagazine.nl: “A unique self-produced music-collage…”
Volkskrant on Fremdkunst XL live: “adventurous and at some points grand…”
FRET Magazine: “An outstanding kick-off for a new label and a nice, new acquaintance with turntablism” (translated from Dutch).
Official website: www.fremdkunst.com