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elba - Follow The Sun (album)

July 26, 2019

 

If you get Mediterranean associations hearing the name elba, you are wrong... elba is an Amsterdam based dance-, EDM, deep house, electro-pop producers duo: Eelco Boonacker and Bart Engel.

With Eelco being an old punker and Bart a jazzfunker, their backgrounds could not be further apart. But Eelco and Bart share two things: a passion for music and for traveling. Both of them played in various bands during their teens and twenties and traveled the world independently.

They met in their thirties when they both worked at Polydor Records and Universal Records in the Netherlands, Bart as International Exploitation manager and Eelco as plugger/radio promotor. In those years countless different styles of music passed through their hands and after the two musical antipodes decided to agree upon the notion that there are only 2 kinds of music: "good music and bad music" their friendship was sealed.

In 2002 they started to make music together for sheer fun. No pretentions, no ambitions. Many people, Dj’s, producers, and decision makers urged Eelco and Bart to release the music they back in 2004. Giving in to the social pressure, 4 years later in 2008 Follow the Sun finally became their first album release. The sound is a reflection of that time, and the music holds samples of sounds that Eelco and Bart recorded during their traveling.

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