Title: Excuse Me (I'm Having Some Fun)
Artist: Schmidt, Markus / Lennox, Karl
Label: Essential Media Mod
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
German DJ/synth player Markus Schmidt is known in his native country as "Groove Man" for a good reason. Schmidt has a knack for sweetening the groove on every project he's ever been involved in, although he is often uncredited on many of the big hits he has worked on. For this reason, he is mostly thought of as a "secret weapon" of sorts, a moniker he doesn't mind at all, as long as he gets paid. Markus was in the middle of a South Florida vacation when the pandemic hit and decided not to risk travel, so he stayed put in his South Beach rental and enjoyed long walks on the beach every morning, which became a ritual of sorts that became a beneficial tool to keep his sanity and creativity intact. On his daily stroll one morning, Marcus could hear a rhythmic patter in the distance, and as he got closer, he could see that the sound was coming from a solitary stroller on the beach singing/rapping while making rhythmic accompaniment with a coconut shell and also parts of his own body. Markus followed for a while, and when the two caught up, Markus introduced himself and complimented the music maker. This musical fellow turned out to be Karl Lennox, a talented upcoming American R&B/Hip-Hop vocalist that had been recently discovered by the newly re-vamped Afrowax label - the infamous South Beach dance-electronic label that helped turn the world on to speed-garage and other groovy things in the early 2000's. Long story short: Markus and Karl became fast friends, began collaborating musically and naturally happened upon a sound that could loosely be described as Euro-lectro - soulful, adventurous and groovy, just like the early Afrowax singles that Markus owned when he was a teenager, and the folks at Afrowax agreed. Their first single release "Get Down (Baby Let Me See You Get Down Tonight)," kicked off the revamped label in style with an infectious groove that never quits. The highly anticipated full-length album, "Excuse Me (I'm Having Some Fun)" is finally here, and includes the first single along with 13 other gems that are sure to delight and inspire. Stay tuned, as this duo is destined to be around for quite soime time to come.
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