In 2020 I started a new one-year project:
The idea is to concentrate on albums that I always wanted to hear (in-depth). Albums that, for example, have been recommended to me by friends, that I discovered by chance or that you just need to listen to but for unknown reasons never found the time to do so.

My plan is to focus on albums that are new and undiscovered to me, those albums that are inspiring and encouraging to listen to more of the music of the artist or the genre. Exactly one album per week the whole year 2020.


In 2020 I started a new one-year project:
The idea is to concentrate on albums that I always wanted to hear (in-depth). Albums that, for example, have been recommended to me by friends, that I discovered by chance or that you just need to listen to but for unknown reasons never found the time to do so.

My plan is to focus on albums that are new and undiscovered to me, those albums that are inspiring and encouraging to listen to more of the music of the artist or the genre. Exactly one album per week the whole year 2020.


In 2020 I started a new one-year project:
The idea is to concentrate on albums that I always wanted to hear (in-depth). Albums that, for example, have been recommended to me by friends, that I discovered by chance or that you just need to listen to but for unknown reasons never found the time to do so.

My plan is to focus on albums that are new and undiscovered to me, those albums that are inspiring and encouraging to listen to more of the music of the artist or the genre. Exactly one album per week the whole year 2020.


In 2020 I started a new one-year project:
The idea is to concentrate on albums that I always wanted to hear (in-depth). Albums that, for example, have been recommended to me by friends, that I discovered by chance or that you just need to listen to but for unknown reasons never found the time to do so.

My plan is to focus on albums that are new and undiscovered to me, those albums that are inspiring and encouraging to listen to more of the music of the artist or the genre. Exactly one album per week the whole year 2020.


In 2020 I started a new one-year project:
The idea is to concentrate on albums that I always wanted to hear (in-depth). Albums that, for example, have been recommended to me by friends, that I discovered by chance or that you just need to listen to but for unknown reasons never found the time to do so.

My plan is to focus on albums that are new and undiscovered to me, those albums that are inspiring and encouraging to listen to more of the music of the artist or the genre. Exactly one album per week the whole year 2020.


…that day I’ll always remember, yes I will.

The moment you hear that famous five-six note bass line people know it’s getting groovy.
And yes, we’re talking about the psychedelic soul classic Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone with this voluminous and incredibly long intro.

Over the years I’ve collected some great cover versions i would like to share with you. Hey momma, let’s start.

Mr. Groove

A great funk-inspired version of the Nashville-based band Mr. Groove that really deserves its name.

BRAZZZ feat. Anina Schibli

More into jazz with all sort of funny percussions from the drummer’s side. …


I recently took part in the TEDxBerlin event with a special theme about Superpowers.

Beyond Superpower
Beyond Superpower

The invitation was advertised as follows: “Admit it! At some point in your life, you have run around the house in a cape or costume pretending that you had superpowers. There’s an irresistible attraction about superheroes that captures the imagination of young and old. But we don’t have to look far to see and observe superheroes with superpowers. It is in each and every one of us. With these powers, we all can make an impact and create change.”

Just by sitting comfortably in the audience…


This is a brand new Beyond Tape series with a back-to-back-set where one track will be the inspiration of the next one. Less a consistent thematic playlist, but rather an experiment between two music lovers. Our journey took us from famous Jazz venues in the States and massive beards over to Marrakesh field recordings and down to hard live jams in Japan.
Side A with
Don and Mathias. Tape it easy …

Ray Bryant — C Jam Blues

This morning, for some reason, I woke up with this jazz standard in my head. Originally composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington, Ray Bryant’s version feels more energetic…


Tony Joe White, Louisiana swamp blues artist playing at ‘Ancienne Belgique’ in Brussels, Belgium

A few weeks ago I sat together with my good friend Mathias and we decided to make a project about music we both love. We started out creating, sharing and listening to our personal playlists, talked about the musicians, their music and the stories we knew or experienced.
Beyond tape was born, where we try to regularly share great playlists and stories just like you (or your parents) did in times where analog magnetic tape was prevailing. …

Don Lu

(yet another) berlin-based freelance UI/UX-designer, exploring music and sounds

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