Berlin label Sonar Kollektiv celebrate their tenth birthday by becoming a 15-member supergroup for a new album ‘Guaranteed Niceness’.
The SKO features various artists from the label fronted by a core group of six vocalists including Esther Cowens from Greenissimo, Wilson Michaels, Georg Levin from Wahoo, Lisa Bassenge from Nylon and Micatone, Sascha Gottschalk from Thief and Clara Hill. Behind the front row there are four string players, three brass players and a rhythm section led and arranged by Volker Meitz.
‘Guanteed Niceness’ consists of new tracks as well as live versions of cuts from the Sonar Kollektiv back catalogue, including Âme’s ‘Rej’, George Levin’s ‘(I Got) Somebody New’ and a handful of Jazzanova tracks.
01 L.O.V.E. And You & I (Jazzanova)
02 Held Him First (Deyampert)
03 Ain’t no Dream (No Use Introduction) (Jazzanova / Meitz)
04 No Use / Another New Day (Jazzanova)
05 Rej (Âme)
06 (I Got) Somebody New (Georg Levin)
07 Midnight Marauders (Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie)
08 Run / Fedimes Flight (Micatone / Jazzanova)
09 Silent Distance (Clara Hill)
10 Atlantic (Thief)
11 Boom Clicky Boom Klack (Jazzanova)
12 Africa (Meitz)
13 How To Find Royal Jelly (Lost Scrolls Of Hamaric)
’Guaranteed Niceness’ by Sonar Kollektiv Orchester is out on May 26th on Sonar Kollektiv.