Thus:Owls – The Tree
The Kyteman Orchestra – The Mushroom Cloud
We are super proud to present you the music video ‘The Mushroom Cloud’. Directed by Gijs Kerbosch and choreographed by Guy Weizman for Club Guy & Roni.
Thus:Owls – Farmers in Japan Live at Kytopia
If you’ve seen these videos before you know it’s going to be beautiful. In case you’ve attended the two shows Thus:Owls played past weekend, here’s something to look back at. First time here? Prepare to get blown away by this magical song, assisted by The Kyteman Orchestra and Dario Fo.
IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award
The Kyteman Orchestra is on an 18-album shortlist to win the third annual IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award. ´This award showcases the breadth and diversity of independent talent across Europe. The winner is selected on the basis of completely open criteria from a shortlist compiling national and non-national album nominations from territories across Europe put forward for their musical, artistic or other exceptional quality. Nominated albums were required to have been released on a European independent label between January and December 2012.´ Check out the list here. The XX are on it, as well as Alt-J. Pretty huge! You´ll find more information about IMPALA here.
Now, it´s up to a jury of IMPALA Board members to select the successor of last years winner Adele. As always: May the best win!
The 18-album playlist is available on Spotify
Kytopia Records @ Eurosonic Noorderslag
This weekend, as you might know, is showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen. And we’re attending!
On thursday night 20:00 The Kyteman Orchestra will perform at a free accessible stage at de Grote Markt, in the middle of the city centre in Groningen. Other bands performing are Chef’Special, Handsome Poets, New Cool Collective, Noisia and The Opposites.
Sounds like a good night out! On friday, Bombay Show Pig will arrive in Groningen. They’ll play an instore at Coffee Company at 13:oo. That evening there’ll be a showcase at Minerva, 21:45.
On saturday, Kytopia Records will be present at the Onafhankelijke Label Markt, in the Kathedraal, Ebbingekwartier. We’ll be selling lots of exclusive stuff. Think of limited editions of The Kyteman Orchestra album, vinyl of Bombay Show Pig, Kraaien, La Boutique Fantastique, T-shirts. and lots of other cool stuff. In addition to all this exclusive stuff, there will be something special to celebrate the upcoming release of Thus:Owls as well. Come have a look!
Thus:Owls – I Weed The Garden live at Kytopia
In the second week of November, Erika and Simon visited Kytopia. They worked together with members of The Kyteman Orchestra. This is the second of 6 songs that were recorded that night. We are very proud to present; Thus:Owls live at Kytopia.
The Kyteman Orchestra new shows for 2013
The Kyteman Orchestra will tour both The Netherlands and Germany in March 2013.
Check out the tourdates below:
Tune in: Berlin Live on ARTE
This saturday, December 15th, Berlin Live will be broadcast by ARTE. Click here for more info about the show. Along side of The Kyteman Orchestra, you’ll see Max Herre and Blumentopf perform as well. Also make sure to check out the extraordinary location where the performances were recorded.
Berlin Live: The Kyteman Orchestra broadcasted by ARTE, saturday december 15th 2012, 0h20
Thus:Owls – Island live at Kytopia
In the second week of November, Erika and Simon visited Kytopia. They worked together with members of The Kyteman Orchestra. This is the first of 6 songs that were recorded that night. We are very proud to present; Thus:Owls live at Kytopia.
The Mushroom Cloud videoclip
Next month, all of the Kyteman Orchestra crew will do a lock-up in the big hall at Kytopia. Why? We’re making a videoclip! The video will be a combination of a live performance of The Kyteman Orchestra and a choreograpy put together by Guy Weizman. It’s possible to contribute to this video, click here to find out how: http://www.cinecrowd.nl/kyteman-mushroom-cloud.
Bombay Show Pig feat. Jacco Gardner – Get Lost in the Shuffle
Hot of the press: Bombay Show Pig just released one of THE coolest songs. In collaboration with Jacco Gardner they’ve produced an immense song that kicks some groovin’-experimental-psychedelic butt. Wait no more and start listening ”Get Lost in the Shuffle”.
Video made by Boeie Productions.
Shut Up & Listen
We are very excited to announce that our new partner in crime Hi-Fi Klubben is helping us with our new project. Hi-Fi Klubben is having a Grand Store Opening in Utrecht next Thursday October 25th. To celebrate this special ocassion Bombay Show Pig, Kyteman(DJ-set), C-mon(DJ-set) and Dj DNA(Live-set) will perform at the store location Mariastraat 32, Utrecht. The party starts at 17.00. Come listen and check out the top-of-the-line audio and video devices Hi-Fi Klubben offers. We’ll tell you more about our new project too (check out the video!). For more info visit www.hifiklubben.nl/kyteman
Dj DNA – I Wanna Be (funky)
As promised, here’s Dj DNA’s new video for ”I Wanna Be (funky). The video, shot by Deltlef Villerius and Jochem Bakker, shows us Dj DNA and Pax having a small get together that turns into a block party under a bridge. Graffiti (Woerden Posse), girls dancing, guitar, drum and bass included. There are some clips of DNA’s album release here at Kytopia mixed into the video. See if you can spot yourself!
Coming up: DJ DNA – I wanna B (Funky) video
DJ DNA released his debut solo album ‘The Sum of the Sound’ last month here at Kytopia. So far, it’s getting quite some coverage in the press. Check it out here and there. On top of that, there’s a new video on the way for the second single ”I Wanna B (Funky)”. Get your iTunes on and listen to the man. Tourdates will be announced later on. And of course, the new video! To be continued.
Kapok Live at Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Kapok had great fun at the Dutch Jazz & World Meeting, past Friday at the renowned Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Kapok played a 30 minute showcase featuring their songs Dave Goes South, Lesotho, Arcadia and The Long Way Home. One alert audience member had the excellent idea of filming our performance and putting it up on YouTube. Check out mattiepoels channel for more videos. Photo credit: Eric van Nieuwland.
Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
It’s the second edition of the largest showcase and networking event in the Netherlands for jazz and world music professionals, attended by internationally renowned delegates: festival directors, presenters, promoters, booking agencies and media representatives.
Two distinguished, independent programmers: Michelle Kuypers (North Sea Jazz, Mojo) and Wim Westerveld (Music Meeting, Chazz) selected 26 Dutch jazz and world acts, who will present themselves in short concerts to national and international music professionals and general public.
We are very proud of what Morris Kliphuis, Timon Koomen and Remco Menting have achieved this year. They fully deserve to be present at this wonderful showcase festival and we guarantee to all of those who will be present tonigth that they will have a blast!
Win 2×2 Tickets Berlin Live
Do you live in Germany and would you like to attend the Berlin Live concerts, then it’s your lucky day! Rolling Stone Magazine Germany is giving away 2×2 tickets for the evenings of September 20th to September 25th. Guess who’s playing on the evening of the 22nd? The Kyteman Orchestra! Head over to Rolling Stone Magazine and enter the competition.
I Shot Bombay Show Pig
Bombay Show Pig is about to start their clubtour (check dates and locations here). To make it even more fun, we’ve set up a challenge for you: take a single picture at a Bombay Show Pig concert with your smartphone, upload it to the Bombay Show Pig facebook wall, the best photo wins a private concert at a special location. How’s that for engaging a generation pampered with Instagram? That’s not a hint. The photos will be reviewed by the Kytopia crew and of course Linda and Mathias. Have fun shooting!
And, check out this interview Bombay Show Pig had with MK at Oppikoppi Festival (click!)
Bombay Show Pig ‘Timewaster’ Video
Bombay Show Pig had a blast touring South Africa. And now, they’ve made a video for the song ‘Timewaster‘ to capture the feeling of being on the road. The video is compiled of footage filmed by their newest fans, using smartphones and digital cameras. Special thanks to Erin Crous, Lenka Boyd, Dirk William Chalmers, MK, Another-Day (http://another-day.co.za/), Tammy Goldenberg, Alastair Thomas, Matthew Vilar and all the other people who sent in their video’s. Couldn’t have done this without your footage!
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy this hot-of-the-press absolute killer song by Bombay Show Pig, ‘Timewaster’.
Sounds like Kyteman
In this short documentary ‘Sounds like Kyteman’ Colin Benders (Kyteman) is closely followed by Sennheiser towards his first international performance since the release of ‘The Kyteman Orchestra’ in the Netherlands. On his way to London, Colin explains a few things about his musical friends, Kytopia and his boundless passion for music and sound. Enjoy!
Thus:Owls – White Night
We proudly present the latest video of our dear Swedish & Canadian friends Thus:Owls. This experimental pop band will release their second album ‘Harbours’ in the beginning of 2013 on Kytopia Records. Now go ahead and enjoy Thus:Owls – White Night. (Click)
Bombay Show Pig back from SA
Bombay Show Pig have been back from touring South Africa for about two weeks now. They’ll continue to tour the Dutch clubscene this Fall. Check out the full schedule below. That gig at Appelpop looks sweet. Plus, they’ll perform on the biggest showcasefestival in Germany: Reeperbahn Festival. On top of that they’ll make an appearance on 3FM’s radioshow: BNN That’s Live. You can attend the show for free when you enter here. Be quick, because the studio is getting packed already.
Other great news: Vulture/Provider has been nominated for ‘Best Album of the Year’ by 3VOOR12. Winner of the ’3VOOR12 Award’ will be announced on September 20th. Head over to 3VOOR12 to see the other nominees.
In the meanwhile, check out this cool interview: Another-Day got the chance to interview Bombay Show Pig at The Woods in Newtown before they played at Oppikoppi.
08-09 De Stad Als Podium, Haarlem
16-09 Breda Barst, Breda
20-09-22-09 Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (DE)
24-10 013, Tilburg
25-10 Rotown, Rotterdam
02-11 Supermarkt, Den Haag
03-11 Ekko, Utrecht
08-11 Paradiso, Amsterdam
10-11 Merleyn, Nijmegen
14-12 Fenix, Sittard
15-12 Patronaat, Haarlem
21-12 Groene Engel, Oss
The Kyteman Orchestra Live Lowlands 2012
The Kyteman Orchestra Live at Reeperbahn Festival + ZDF’s Berlin Live TV Show
On September 21st, The Kyteman Orchestra will be performing on the biggest showcasefestival in Germany: Reeperbahn Festival. With over 200 international acts visiting Hamburg on September 20th, 21st and 22nd, it’s going to be a beautiful and busy weekend.
Thereafter, on september 22nd, The Kyteman Orchestra will make an appearance on German television show Berlin Live, broadcasted by ZDF Kultur. They’ve had some pretty awesome artists in the past. Head over to Berlin Live to find out more about the show. And check out this video of their latest performance at Lowlands Festival 2012, more footage coming soon!
Bombay Show Pig in SA
Bombay Show Pig is having a good time down in South Africa. When the ladies in the audience start to tweet ‘Lady boner for Bombay Show Pig drummer!’, you know you’ve given it all on stage. After Potchefstroom, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, playing venues known as ‘Mystic Boer’ and ‘Town Hall’, Linda and Mathias head back to Johannesburg on wednesday to play three more gigs followed by Pretoria and later on Northam where the Oppikoppie Festival is held.
Check out photos of their adventure here!
The Night Of The Unexpected
Some ingredients for a kick-ass night: a mixture of experimental electronica, improv, composed repertoire and conceptual popmusic. That’s what The Night of The Unexpected is all about. To show you the current state of these adventurious genres at best, the Night Of The Unexpected has two simple rules: One, performances will be short and powerful. Two, these performances will take place through the entire venue.
Keep an eye on the ticketsale over here. Check out the video of Kapok playing at Oerol 2012!
Bombay Show Pig South Africa Tour 2012
Worlddomination, where to start? Bombay Show Pig decided South Africa. They’re playing 8 shows of which the Oppikoppie Festival (literally: ‘on the hill’) will be the icing on the cake. Wiki says: ”The festival started in 1994, with 27 local talents performing to a small crowd of enthusiasts. It has since grown substantially, with the addition of many new stages and thousands of people turning up each year. The festival is regarded by some as the primary influence in jump-starting the South African rock music movement in the late 90′s. It attracts thousands of attendees annually. According to the organizers they have “rolled bakkies, burnt tents, driven over knees, slept in jails, slept outside jails and turned over several stones to make gigs and festivals work.”
How cool is that? Plus: Eagles of Death Metal, Enter Shikari and Diplo are also featured this year.
Check out the tour art and make sure to get to a Bombay Show Pig-gig before they take off to unknown foreign territories.
Kapok @ North Sea Jazz 2012
Check out Kapok rocking the NRC Jazz Café the day after their debut performance at North Sea Jazz.
Watch it here!
Kapok Wins Dutch Jazz Competition 2012!
“Kapok blinkt uit in originaliteit en inventief samenspel, speelt lekker ongepolijst en spontaan. Met een overdonderend rijke, beeldende set weet Kapok een geweldige spanning op te roepen.”
How’s that for a quote?
Especially when it’s coming from a panel of international lauded musicians as Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Jan van Duikeren and Jazz reporter Tim Sprangers (Volkskrant ao.). Jazz trio Kapok played a triumphant set during the final round of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2012. Part of the prize will be an appearance on North Sea Jazz Festival, 7th July in the Volga hall. Congratulations guys!
More Kapok here.
(foto: Ruud Zinzen)
Coming Up: North Sea Jazz
Need we say more? That is a wonderful picture!
The Kyteman Orchestra will be playing on Sunday, July 8th.
North Sea Jazz Festival 2012 takes place on 6, 7 and 8 July in Ahoy Rotterdam.
Kytopia is proud to announce that Kapok made it to the final round of The Dutch Jazz Competition. Kapok was selected from a talented pool of 50 acts to compete in The Dutch Jazz Competition. They fought their way to the best four acts of this leading jazzconcours in the Netherlands. Kapok will be playing on the 30th of June at Lantaren/Venster as part ofNorth SeaRoundTown inRotterdam.
Dutch Jazz Competition was founded in 2000. It’s a broad-based competition supported by various jazz and music institutes (among them: The North Sea Jazz Festival and the NPS).
It’s goals are to give Dutch jazz musicians and groups a chance to be heard by a bigger audience, the press and music industry and to promote Dutch jazztalent in the Netherlandsand abroad. Join us the 30th of June! Tickets cost 6,- euros. Buy them here. See you there!
Check out more of Kapok and listen their music: http://kapokmusic.com
More info on Dutch Jazz Competition: http://www.dutchjazzcompetition.com
The new album from The Kyteman Orchestra has been released on the 30th of March and hit the charts at number 1. Radio DJ Giel came out of his studio to do a broadcasting from the kytopia studio’s and on the same day the whole orchestra went to Amsterdam to perform at the television show DWDD.
Three days later the tour started with three sold out shows in Tivoli and a show at Paaspop. It has been a really great week. Thanks everyone!
Bombay Show Pig releases Vulture / Provider at Kytopia
We are very proud to announce that we will release the first record of the ‘two people sound like six but then better’ band Bombay Show Pig. The record is called Vulture / Provider and will be released on the 3th of May. Very very proud we are. This is their first single Sancho Panza
Album DJ DNA??
The legendary DJ DNA (ex Urban Dance Squad) has a studio at the Kytopia complex. His door is closed now for a couple of weeks and I’m trying to hear what he’s doing. I think he’s working on an album!!!!