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FETSUM – Record Store Day 2013

On April, 20th the sixth Record Store Day will take place. Sonar Kollektiv has two very special goodies in store: There’s the limited 300 copies 12inch of the Paskal & Urban Absolutes remix for Jazzanova’s “That Night”.

The other goodie is a reinterpretation of Terry Callier’s “900 Miles” from 1968 by FETSUM. In honor of the soulfolk singer/songwriter, who sadly passed away in late 2012, the new stunning soul voice of Germany covers one of his all time favorite songs. A brave move which succeeded fairly and fittingly pays tribute to one of the most talentend musicians of our times.

Sonar Kollektiv A&R manager Alex Barck is also a huge fan of Terry Callier. After he recently has remixed FETSUM‘s “Letters From Damascus” so brilliantly it’s a logical step to have him step in and turn FETSUM‘s cover into a club track. It’s astonishing how Barck pushes the groove towards South America and still leaves air to breathe for FETSUM‘s voice .

Matt Karmil is less known as a remixer, but more as a versatile songwriter and producer. For instance he has produced Cee Lo Green, Neneh Cherry and Youssou n’dour. The fact that he now found some time to give an existing track his very personal note is Sonar Kollektiv’s achievement and our luck. His delivery would even shine in the portfolio of, let’s say DJ Shadow or Geoff Barrow. An outrageous attempt.

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