TAPE FIVE

ALBUMS

SINGLES / EPs

Welcome to Soiree Deluxe!

You'll get in if you´re fancy, free and selected. Step into our Time Machine to experience new music in the style of the early and mid-20th century. Get down to the Luna Parks of your mind, and with a wave of The Magic Slapstick, be ready to draw your Love Gun. But be discrete, it might be the exclusive in Hush Hush Magazine the very next day!

 

Serve you some style!

TAPE FIVE co-invented the electro swing genre. But they do not play just one style, TAPE FIVE is a brand - a style in itself!

The message is a light, positive vibe! Brought to you with elements of swing, electro swing, jazz, dixie, latin, funk, hip-hop, reggae, dub and tango. Everything combined with a strong retro attitude.

 

Serve you something to hear!

You'll hear all the usual suspects in the skilled TAPE FIVE horn section, and singers Dionne Wudu, Henrik Wager, Brenda Boykin, Iain Mackenzie, Yuliet Topaz and Maria Maschenka appearing as “Marlene”. All combined with that special TAPE FIVE production style to serve you something to move to – and something to listen to.

 

Serve you some Gimmicks:

Beside some strong and up-tempo TAPE FIVE styled classics, be open for some experiments in sound: a swinging roots reggae against the babylon system, a funny tango with german lyrics, chilled vibes from the Topanga Valley or a message rap about this crazy, Crazy World!

 

TAPE FIVE, your friendly host:

This is the 6th studio album of the German based project, that started in 2003... and has since toured from Brazil via Europe to Russia and Korea, with songs selected for TV shows and ads around the globe. That’s the story, believe it...

 

and step right into Soiree Deluxe... Welcome!

 

To be continued...

 

 

Almost 10 years since the days of „Swingfood Mood“ we present TAPE FIVE’s 5th album „Circus Maximus“. Things have really shaped up well for TAPE FIVE with a growing worldwide audience and fan base. TAPE FIVE is truly known around the globe and the live band has performed in South America, Asia, Russia and Europe and our Songs are used in film and TV from New York to Hong Kong and appear on 1000 CD compilations.

 

„If you want Swing style original compositions with class, detail, musical depth, brilliant instrumental and vocal performances, and lyrics with that special vintage atmosphere...

TAPE FIVE is the best on the scene!“

 

Inside the project:

TAPE FIVE is an international studio project based in Germany created by multi-instrumentalist songwriter-producer Martin Strathausen. Their debut album released in 2006 sold out in Europe, USA and Asia.

TAPE FIVE combines a variety of styles and influences: The focus on Swing or Electro-Swing, but also Bossanova, Latin, Soul and NuJazz with their very own vivid retro interpretation in a classy way.

TAPE FIVE recordings and live sets have been put together with hand picked musicians from all over the world. For example singers from England, California, Siberia, Brazil and South Africa. To name just a few: Dionne Wudu, Henrik Wager, Brenda Boykin, Yuliet Topaz, Iain Mackenzie and Sha.

 

Find TAPE FIVE on Youtube, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, Itunes – in your favourite cocktail bar or on-air...

To be continued…"

Tracks from TAPE FIVE have been released on more than 800 compilations.

 

TAPE FIVE live is available in several sizes:

-  Orchestra, available from 6-10 piece.

 

 

more information on

booking international

booking Italy

booking Germany Austria Switzerland

VIDEOS

MAKING OF "RIO COCKTAIL" TV COMMERCIAL WITH TAPE FIVE'S TRACK "DIXIE BISCUIT"

BAD BOY GOOD MAN - LIVE IN KOREA

SOULSALICIOUS - VIDEO CLIP

ICE FROM RUSSIA - VIDEO CLIP

PEACE PATROL - VIDEO CLIP

COOL CAT IN TOWN - VIDEO CLIP

FABULOUS SWING KID - VIDEO CLIP

LIVE AT THE PHILHARMOIE ESSEN - VIDEO CLIP

GIPSY VIP - VIDEO CLIP

BAD BOY GOOD MAN - VIDEO CLIP

PANTALOONS - VIDEO CLIP

CANCUN - VIDEO CLIP

CITY OF LIGHTS - VIDEO CLIP