10 January 2022 I wish you a happy, new year filled with music and fun! Let’s start it with a new story about who inspired one of my songs. It’s called “Bad mama” and the ladykiller.
21 December 2021 “Alien girl” is ready to be mixed.
13 December 2021 We said Bye, bye to Spotify & Co. and have an exclusive shop now. Why stream, when you can own the songs forever? Get all your music downloads only here.
11 February 2021 “Let you down” made it to Hawaii! Honolulu’s college radio station KTUH FM put the single on rotation.
23 January 2021 Youbi and I start working on our next single called “Blue Mary”.
22 January 2021 German Radio station Okerwelle 104.6 in Braunschweig gives “Let you down” some airplay.
18 January 2021 “Let you down” becomes song of the day in German music blog Sounds & Books!
15 January 2021 It’s a big day! I have a live Skype interview for Tide TV Hamburg on André Itjes’ show Urbanissimo, introducing my music video for “Let you down” to his TV audience AND a radio interview per Skype with Jason and Adam from CHBN, Truro, where the single gets airplay.
12 January 2021 “Let you down” gets a review in German blog Musicampus.
11 January 2021 The second station from the USA plays “Let you down” – it’s 91.3, The Summit in Akron!
10 January 2021 “Let you down” gets released.
9 January 2021 “Let you down” gets airplay on German radio station Maschseewelle in Hannover including a radio interview!
7 January 2021 German radio station Wattwerker (Aurich) puts “Let you down” on rotation. Plus the DJ asked for my other songs: “He’s savage like an animal”, “Queen of the Western jungle”, “Candy girl”, “Save me from myself” and “Gimme some fun!” – and put them all on rotation, too.
6 January 2021 “Let you down” starts its On Air journey on the American radio station WFAQ-LP FM in Mukwonago, Wisconsin!
2020 was a very tough year for everyone. And as in all rough life phases, creativity gets stimulated and the need to express oneself is bigger. So, the good thing of 2020 was that it also inspired the songwriting. One day Youbi played a beat he had made to distract himself from the Corona stress.
The moment he played it, my mind started talking. It sounded like a string voice from the outside and it said things like: learn your lesson now, I let you down, so you can! If not now, then when? I guessed that it might have been the ghost of Corona talking. I thought it was interesting and I wrote it all down. The monologue became the lyrics for “Let you down” .
The music was ready in December. Then we made a music video in our recording studio and released it on 30 January 2020.
2019 was a year filled with learning how to run a music related business. It was a year of preparation, rethinking and becoming an independent artist.
Focus, concentration and time for the studio was a rare good this year. But I did it all for my music. I knew, if I could learn how to run my own business, I would have more time for recording in the future. This aim motivated me to be patient and to not give up.
In 2018 Youbi and I moved to the South of Germany and looked for a room, where we could keep recording music. On our first day here we found it – luckily our new landlord liked musicians and loved music!
2017 Some music labels approached me this year. They were interested in the songs, but they always suggested the same thing: to sing in German language and add EDM elements to my sound. Not my thing.
It opened my eyes and I realized that signing a contract is not an option for me. If I wanted to keep my sound and style, I needed to do it all by myself. And so I started the independent musician journey.
I jumped into all the stuff that has not much to do with making music: marketing, branding, social media, finances and one thousand things more. It left very little time for songwriting and recording. I realized that the road to music success will be longer, but I saw the benefits of keeping all control and that’s why I keep going.
In 2016 we made and released our first music video “He’s savage like an animal” in January. Simon Schnaeckel shot it at his photo studio in Bremen.
We sent the single to radio stations and the DJs liked it! It was played on about 60 radio stations in the USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Many thanks to all the radio stations that played “He’s savage like an animal”! (I tried my best to list you all, sorry, if I forgot some.)
Radio Hertz 87,9, Bielefeld
Guericke FM, Magdeburg
Radio Z, Nürnberg
Campus Radio, Oldenburg
Campus FM, Essen
Radio Fritz, Berlin
Bayern 3, München
1071 The Peak, Briarcliff Manor
WBGU FM, Toledo
WFAQ LP FM, Mukwonago
AWESOME AM WABG 960, Greenwood
WXKW, Key West
The Summit FM, Akron/Canton
1061 The Corner, Charlottesville
94 Rock WOTT, Watertown
Valley Free Radio, Florence
90.7FM WCLH, Wilkes Barre
K-UTE Radio, Utah
KCR, San Diego
Crescent City Radio, New Orleans
UTA Radio, Arlington
WWUH 91.3, West Hartford
Radio Hud, Huddersfield
Redroad FM, Sheffield
Radio Hullfire, Hull
Kube Radio, Keele
Sine FM, Doncaster
Zetland FM, Redcar
Uckfield FM, Uckfield
Bolton FM, Bolton
RSAB, St. Austell
Endeavour 107 FM, Boston
Hub radio, Bristol
Choq FM, Toronto
CKMS 102.7 FM/Radio Waterloo, Kitchener
Hills Radio, Mount Barker
During the rest of 2016 Youbi and I wrote 7 more tracks for our first album “FUN!”, made a demo and recorded it in December 2016 at the studio Nord in Bremen. We stayed there for one week and it was a very focused and successful recording experience.
2015 was the year when Youbi and I found our Tygapuss sound in a studio in Scheeßel, beginning with “He’s savage like an animal”. It was also the year when I was called “a puss, who’s making tiger music” by famous author John C. Parkin, when I was in Italy. He said it to me after he listened to the demo of “He’s savage like an animal”. My artist name Tygapuss was born.