Ich bin ein Duke

Dukes of Windsor

Funkhaus stroll, Kreuzberg jam, Gollum at a Hives gig.

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Steam towers outside the coal pit - Funkhaus

Funkhaus jam #3

Funkhaus stroll

Hunched over a computer in Kreuzberg.

Pensive (?) at Kreuzberg

Is this Gollum at a Hives gig?


Written by ocdandson

January 18, 2010 at 15:52

Posted in Berlin

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  1. livin’ it up in the northern hemisphere… while i’m hating australian summer at the moment i don’t think i’d be keen to let my testicles taste frostbite over in deutschland

    …love the hives! i love their instrumental “A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors”, i’m guessing they didn’t play it live, but my point is that i want to see something like that on the next Dukes album, infused with a bitta electro (see the track “Beams” by the mighty Presets). you get what i’m saying? do it. because i love you.


    January 22, 2010 at 16:13

    • hey man – we’ll take it on board!!

      yeah the hives are awesome. super fun live band. they really shine on the stage.

      well, we’re going for a band feel on the next record. although we’re never afraid of a bit of electro. not sure if we want to emulate the presets too much though – as they do it so well. what do you reckon…???



      January 23, 2010 at 17:00

  2. yeah okay i respect that you wanna go for originality
    i’m not familiar, what exactly is a ‘band feel’? more real live performance and less post-production mixing?

    and nah i dont suggest you go full on electro like the presets, was just thinking about that one song beams and how it made such a nice and calming break in the middle of a hectic album.

    my favourite dukes songs have been the really energetic ones ‘handsome man’ ‘kings of sound’ ‘off the radar’
    so i would love to see more of those in the third album, and less ballads.

    but dont sweat it too much, i’m still gonna buy your album no matter what it sounds like 😉


    January 23, 2010 at 17:52

    • mos def man..
      by ‘band feel’, i mean that we’ll be smashing the songs out as a live act, before recording them. really nailing the feel and energy of them before getting in front of a computer.
      yeah i dig what you mean about ‘beams’ – the presets really nail it. they’re great at what they do.
      those songs you mention are off the first album – we’re gonna make it a mission to get back some of the vibe of that recording for out next one
      speak soon, oscar


      January 23, 2010 at 18:01

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