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Señor Coconut

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For an absurdly comic idea, Señor Coconut proved to have significantly more when compared to a single be aware at their — or simply his — disposal, owning a group of albums and also planning for a U.S. tour. German DJ and manufacturer Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom Heart) acquired released dance music in his homeland under a variety of aliases through the initial fifty percent of the 1990s. But he’d become uninterested in the Western european music picture and in 1996 moved his bottom of functions to Chile to be able to start exploring the options of Latin music, that was, he stated, “a fairly much undiscovered globe if you ask me,” adding, “It unveils plenty of interesting musical worlds if you ask me.” Implementing the absurd moniker of Señor Coconut, he initial cooked up Un Gran Baile, a distinctly Latin-flavored groove-a-thon, and do a remix for previous Deee-Lite turntablist Towa Tei. After that he begun to ponder the options of the German-Latin fusion, and discovered his material within the unlikeliest of areas — the best strikes of man-machine music group Kraftwerk, most widely known for their extremely inhuman, unemotional method of music (the contrary of Latin interest). The effect was Un Baile Alemán. Although acknowledged to Señor Coconut con Su Conjunto, it had been purely the task of Schmidt and three vocalists, who had taken the Kraftwerk machine ideal and tipped it on its mind, putting in designed cumbia, merengue, and salsa rhythms to taste the Teutonic stew. Released being a one-off in 2000, Un Baile Alemán received a good amount of vital acclaim within the U.S., a lot more than Schmidt acquired received for just about any of his various other function. In March 2001, Señor Coconut — right now a genuine eight-piece music group — were arranged to undertake a brief headlining tour in THE UNITED STATES, but visa complications for some from the Chilean music artists pressured a cancellation. 2 yrs later, nevertheless, the music group released Fiesta Tunes, which was adopted up in 2005 with Coconut FM, a assortment of Latin golf club tunes. Their following album, Yellowish Fever, which not merely covered tunes by Yellowish Magic Orchestra but included all three users and also other visitor artists, arrived in 2006. All over the world, released in 2008, extended the repertoire to add tunes from 11 different countries all over the world, encompassing everyone from Daft Punk and Eurythmics to Pérez Prado and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Full Name Uwe Schmidt
Profession Disc jockey, Composer, Programmer, Graphic designer
Nationality German
Music Groups Flanger, HAT
Music Songs Showroom Dummies, Electrolatino, The Robots, Smooth Operator, Cysex, Da Da Da, Seit i di kenn, Home Computer, White Car, Coconut FM, Superbad, Suavito, Supertropical, Riders on the Storm, Perra mojada, El Rey De Las Galletas, As She Left, I See More Than You Do, Yellow Magic, Digdub, Music Non Stop, Behind the Mask, Cloned #7, Cloned #1, I'm a Secretary, The Man Machine, Nazigue, La Vida Es Llena De Cables, Las Maracas De Machin, Águas de Março, Stromlinien, Naked Eye Spy
Albums El Baile Alemán, Fiesta Songs, Yellow Fever!, Second Nature, South Pacific, Pop Artificielle, Matter, Concert At The Palladium Volume 2, Mil Caminos, The Cool Jazz Movement (Remastered), Perdido Vol.2, Perdido Vol.3, The Early Years, Dancers Choice, Mono, From The Cafe Rouge, Concert At The Palladium, Canteen Bounce, The Jazz Movement (Remastered)


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing 2016 performer: "Around the World Rumba" - as Señor Coconut
Gloria 2013/II writer: "Shari"
Katamari Forever 2009 Video Game arranger: "Katamari On The Funk" - as Señor Coconut's / producer: "Katamari On The Funk" - as Señor Coconut's
Modulations 1998 Documentary producer: "Good Vibe", "Holy Microwave" - as Atom Heart / writer: "Good Vibe", "Holy Microwave" - as Atom Heart

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Self

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Lost in Music 1996 TV Series documentary Himself

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