Spahni's Dub Dancers feat. Dennis Bovell (UK)
On our last album "Love Overdue", Dennis is offering 5 new original songs, on Daniel Spahni's compositions. This collaboration started with "Alice!" and "All I need", which are on the "Back to Ska" album, and Dennis also appears on "Across the rain and between drops", with "Let it rain".
Our usual singer is Phil Santschi (Original singer of the Heart Beat Band feat Rico, and The Mad Lighters)
Playing Ska to Lovers Rock, Roots to Dance Hall, this combo offers the best vibration for your club/festival
Jeremy Mage & the Magi (NYC-CH)
Jeremy Mage & The Magi released their first album on Brooklyn based “Tummy Touch Records” and will follow up with their second album this year. The three piece group features Daniel Spahni's drums, Cyprien Rochat's guitar, and New York singer/Songwriter Mage on analog synthesizers and lead vocals.
Their music interweaves cabaret friendship stories, psychedelic wisdom poetry, and organic polyrhythmic dance/trance grooves.
Mage grew up in New York, and studied with Baba Olatunji, Alan Ginsberg, James Hurt, Fred Frith, Yusef Lateef, Srinivasan in Varanasi, and Pupy Pedroso in Havana. He toured worldwide as a multi instrumentalist with soul jazz artist Lizz Wright, reggae billboard #1 artists the Easy Star All Stars, and Nigerian afro-house queen Wunmi, and he played piano and organ on a Grammy winning album.
After half a million miles of inspiration on the road, love brought him to Switzerland, where he was drawn to Biel/Bienne, with it’s cultural openness and blossoming, creative musical scene.
The new trio is the evolved version of the Magi which Mage crafted in New York City. Cyprien Rochat’s guitar adds a raw vitality and shimmering beauty, and Daniel Spahni’s disciplined yet insane sense of rhythmic energy and impact form a perfect mind meld to take Mage’s vision of hypnotic, catchy, and unpredictable songs to the next level.
Massar Dieng & le Diengbaba Family (Senegal-CH)
Massar Dieng is a singer from Senegal, who lives in Switzerland, and comes from a Griot family, playing Djembe, guitar and singing his own personnal stories, confronting various traditional african music styles, while combining them to the European culture.
Only positive vibes from this humble and honest singer wiith such a great voice....