AKA AKA & Redward Martin, Yesterdays Review
Hannes and Holger is a Berlin-based electronic duo called AKA AKA. When Saarland-born Hannes and East Frisia born, Holger, met each other at a legendary Berlin open-air party in 2008, it was the start of a refreshing friendship. In each other, they found the infamous wavelength in a short time. They use their different socialization and divergent past to create joint projects with a shared ambition and a unified sound. Together they have played over 1000 shows and released over 100 tracks and remixes. Their music has more than a hundred million streams on multiple platforms, and they have earned numerous awards. Since the Coronavirus outbreak, the two are focusing on music and have already tripled their streamings on Spotify and are collaborating with various DJs and producers from different genres to expand their sound. AKA AKA has just signed with Dimitri Vegas’ label Smash Deep and did a remake of their hit single “Woody.” AKA AKA is releasing their collaboration with Redward Martin. Martin was born in Downers Grove, IL. Into a musical family. In 1998 he moved to Orlando, FL, to work for Walt Disney World in the Lion King Show. After 2 years, he was picked to be in a Boy group and moved to Munich, Germany, in 2001 and signed a deal with Warner Music. Though the project broke apart, he stayed in Munich and started working with different producers. In 2005 he wrote “Fly Away” with Jean Claude Ades; it went to the top of the charts in Australia, China, Indonesia, and Brazil. In the last years, he’s been traveling through Europe, playing for esteemed companies like; Puma, Nike, Adidas, Audi, BMW, Swatch, DTM, Formula One, Red Bull, and Tesla. “Yesterdays” is the name of the collaboration between AKA AKA and Redward Martin.Bottom Line: “Yesterdays” combines the talents of the two electronic music producers from Berlin and a singer from Detroit join by a harp player from Bavaria. The music they have created is an uplifting and happy selection about finding yourself in troubled times and seeing forward when looking at your own past. The deep house styled track starts with a percussive acoustic vibe that soon transforms when Martin’s warm vocals enter. The synths are active but are never overpowering as the chorus builds and Martin reaches to his upper register. AKA AKA creates a sense of growth as each verse develops into the driving chorus. The production is balanced, and the orchestrations of sounds are pleasing and live correctly in the stereo stage. “Yesterdays” will bring light into your playlist with positive energy and a solid deep house vibe. That’s the short of it!
Release Date: November 6, 2020