Monthly Archives: May 2012

De Staat – Sweatshop (KOKOS remix featuring Dé Palmeira)

A pretty long time ago Marcel van As (Coparck / Spinvis) and I were talking, and he told me he wanted to try something with the Sweatshop tracks. I said “sure”. Do the thing you do.
Some time later he sent me this.
What the hell. A Bossa Nova remix? I thought it was hilarious and utterly cool at the same time. Most remixes end up as half ass dance stuff, but this is the other way around.

Man, I’m having cocktails in the sun right now. So should you, while enjoying the brazilian guitars and flutes on this track. A KOKOS remix.

Dé Palmeira; beats/bass/nylon guitar
Johan Hendrikse (Charlie Dee / State of Monc) ; piano/wurlitzer/organ/sounds
Marcel van As (Coparck / Spinvis); beats/programming/sounds
Produced by Marcel van As, Mixed by Dé Palmeira in sunny Rio de Janeiro
Contains original material from “Sweatshop and “Ah, I see” from De Staat (Machinery)

Ghostnotes – Daddy’s Got A Gun

This was made on a summer night, somewhere in 2010. One of those songs that just ‘happened’.
While I was trying out some new gear in the studio, Jaap, Lea and Jop dropped in. I had a beat, Jaap grabbed the bass, the devil posessed Lea and next thing I know we had a song.
Recorded in our old dusty farm.

Vocals & Lyrics: Lea
Second Vocals: Jop van Summeren (De Staat)
Bass, Guitar: Jaap van den Berg (Black Bottle Riot)
Drums, Guitar: Torre Florim (De Staat)
Produced & Mixed by Torre Florim

Torre Florim – She’s With Me

Written and recorded at 3:47 AM, on July 31, 2010.