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Melody Symphony travels by the push of a button in his world

He makes heads nod, when she would mimic this cats in the Windows of dingy Thai Restaurants: Kevin Wettstein amalgamated under the artist name melody Symphony hefty Hip-Hop Beats with dreamy synth Loops and flavors it with a pinch of Latin and a dash of Jazz . Introspective, drums, he concerts with his fingers, as if they were drum sticks, a digital Pad. This is played live and electronic music in a balancing act. The young musicians – and-gold sunglasses, Retro Hawaiian shirt – not only on the outside, the ' 70s revival: In its Tracks, the soulful sound of New York still lives Harlem of the time.

Kevin Wettstein under a in the basement found the Dino-drawing. Image: Boris Müller

From Jazz to punk rock and back again

music is for the now 27-Year-old constant companion. Already as a small Boy, he tried to make his first steps and stumbled to the home about lots of record. His father, owner of a Hi-Fi shop, is a supporter of Vinyl culture, and has a decent Funk, Jazz and soul record collection. "I was brought up to the intellectual jazz listeners," says Wettstein, and his raised eyebrow shows that he thinks the statement quite seriously. But when he tells of the regular Visit in the Bülacher jazz club, it becomes clear, that behind this Statement is a grain of truth hidden. Time for an ear to be running full from the new Album:

Track 1: "AO Longo Do Rio" : The Bass in waves, carried by the Bossa-Nova rhythm, the beat as a heart through the Song. The flute sounds like from a distant tropical rain forest, the vines swaying in the Wind. Compelled by the clear piano chords, you hear a chirping, Chattering and whistling.

A Journey to You by melody Symphony

And as we have seen, such a young jazzmen of his puberty? Wettstein's Rebellion comes in the Form of a Visit to the punk rock. At the same time with his musical reorientation, he heard inside new rhythms: "I was in search of this new Sound." Find he is on the last night of summer camp. The Sausage providing barbecue a colleague to tape him to a Track in the Hip-Hop legends The Roots to the ear. "This is a Mix of Jazz and Rap has inspired me a lot," says Wettstein. Finally, there was an external Translation of the Beats in his head. In the week he goes with his father in the Store, Zero Zero, and the plate deserve.

"Beats and Songs with me when I grounded, in peace and in me and with me."Kevin Wettstein
Drummer and producer

Wettstein's love for Vinyl is evident even in his room in a circle three: On the wall, the plate of the great jazz saxophonists of the 50s and 60s, John Coltrane, next to the "Eclypso" - Album of the Bebop pianist Tommy Flanagan. It starts in this room, in which the trained as a Drummer, to compose his Tracks. Using synthesizers such as the Clavia Nord Electro 3 or the Yamaha DX7, he works to Sound.

collaboration with local artists

"I often percussive rhythm, and history then sounds like pieces of the puzzle," explains Wettstein its process. So he can jump in such a "Creative Pool", as he calls it, it needs the appropriate way of thinking: "Beats and Songs with me when I grounded, in peace and in me and with me." This inner peace and joy of the last two years of his music live in Zurich takes place in daily walks. Also, he usually works on several Tracks in parallel: "I'll have a kind of ping-pong between the pieces."

Track 10: "Tropicololo" : Tickled by the Caribbean sun, preceded by dances of the Tropical-Disco-Beat. And as you hadn't been such a good time, tweeting a flute, sprinkling the Track with Onomatopoeia.

A Journey to You by melody Symphony

For his third Album "A Journey to You" is not reactivated Wettstein its old success formula. The electronic Beats, Loops, and shenanigans fade into the Background and make room for nimble piano runs and a playful-jazzy flute. For the first time Wettstein with local artists who form the Band collaborated with a shift to more live music. "It is fascinating to see what the energetic exchange with the concert-goers," says Wettstein. As a Band, could make it even better, the mood in the room and in the Tracks. The trial by fire in London has passed the troop last week.

Cover of the new album "A Journey To You". Photo: courtesy of

music as a spiritual language

Track 3: "Light" : "Let Shine your light, Shine, always." – Like a Mantra, the text by dragging themselves to shreds. It is this Nu-Soul with a slight Drum’n’Bass elements, you lean back and your head nod. Here is the sound well-tempered Africa, and voltage, and lighting in the aftertaste.

A Journey to You by melody Symphony

The Message wants to convey Wettstein with his music, on his body. "LOVE" he can be on the chest of sting, "Spread love everyday"Tattoo adorns the Arm. His Songs are intended to align the Positive in the listener and bring people together. "Music is the spiritual language that connects the individual with a superhuman reality," says Wettstein. She had the opportunity to pave a path to love, but also to himself. "A Journey to You".

melody, Symphony, record of baptism, today, 20 o'clock, exile, Hardstrasse 245. "A Journey To You" (Jakarta Records, April 2019) (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 16.05.2019, 12:18 PM

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