New album July 1…!

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Here we are thrilled to present our new album „Both sides of the Moon” – which is our 8th full TAPE FIVE album. Trailer:

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Working on album eight…

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quite ready, release in July… half electroswing & the other half sophisticated sofa music… the pic shows almost all TAPE FIVE releases… Cheers & peace°

New single „Jambalaya“ March 18!

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We won’t let the dark side conquer us – and we respond with good vibes for spring! TAPE FIVE feat. Ashley Slater, Jambalaya, release March 18.

Big Blue Swing!

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Thanks for listening and broadcasting our new EP “Big Blue Swing” in so many countries! TAPE FIVE is already working on a new release with some “spring vibes”…Cheers!

New release “Big Blue Swing” on Dec 17th!

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Back to our roots as the “pioneer of electroswing” with this release: “Big Blue Swing” – is that special colourful night on the town. Or maybe you’re running from the rough justice of the “Tommy Gun Shuffle”?! As a bonus track, we include a version of our golden oldie „Geraldines Routine“. Keep on swinging!

New ElectroSwing release in autumn 2021

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Hi there, we are working on new back to the roots swinging material and are already looking forward for a soon release…Cheers & keep the good vibes only! ***

New Single on July 16th!

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It was one of those days… too hot to do anything except chilling and feeling embraced by the warm breeze carrying the sweet smells of summer. Stop the worrying and feel your frown melt into the moment of just being there…with that special somebody sharing it all with you. Well…every perfect scene needs a perfect song… ”A Lazy Summer Day”.
This familiar slow r&b style, that our producer already played back in the early 80s in his roof top rehearsal room seems to be making a worthy come back – and it fits perfectly into TAPE FIVE’s tasty catalogue of vintage vibes and retro re-creation. And by the way… we are also experts in the art of laziness!
So join our international co-conspirators Henrik Wager (English) – Dionne Wudu (African) – Martin Strathausen (German) in this little prayer to laziness. Trust us – we had enough time to practise…
Cheers and keep the good vibes vibrating…

New Single in July!

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*** We are just recording a groovy/chilled summer track with Dionne Wudu…something different this time… but we are known for that, I dont mind ***

New EP „Vintage FM“ on April 23!

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New songs under the motto “Vintage FM”: For me that’s the old Tube radio that I used to have on the attic as a child. In wooden tones, with a beige covering, golden decorative strips and this wonderful green “porthole”, which somehow reacted to the tuning of the transmitter. The sound was very warm and full, sometimes crackling, but it didn’t matter, that rounded off the picture. And also the cities of the world on the frequency dial – inspiring: Hilversum, Berlin, Rome, Budapest, London … To be connected to this diffuse fantasy image over the airwaves with distant places, it was fitting to switch to the AM band if you wanted to be really experimental, where, when turning the large frequency control, noises appeared that could have come from outer space or past epochs. Bubbling, rustling, scratching, muffled voices speaking in tongues. Not to forget the euphoric sound of the then current songs! Which brings us back to the topic…(details soon)

New release in April 2021!

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After recording & working all that lazy & crazy lockdown times, a new EP with some positive vibes as usual will be released in April. Details soon. Hoping for a nice & sunny spring! Cheers & stay safe…