Nice Magazin Article

Nice magazin article (Jazzthetik 1/2017) about “Rooms“, the latest Ensemble Du Verre release.


Ensemble Du Verres “Rooms” is out now

With his seventh album since he started his „Ensemble Du Verre“ in 2003, producer and multi instrumentalist Sönke Düwer is presenting his latest production „Rooms“. An album with a new musical direction, yet quite typical E.D.V. , coherent, floating and featuring beautiful methaphorical lyrics, enhancing E.D.V.’s stilistic and sonic spectrum. Next to three instrumental pieces, six vocal tracks can be heard on „Rooms“.

Sound & Image: “Knapp 50 Minuten lang kann man sich von einer geheimnisvollen und sehr harmonischen Welt verzaubern lassen, die um den Mainstream zwar einen weiten Bogen macht, aber dennoch so gut hörbar ist, dass man fast von einem künstlerischen Narkotikum sprechen kann, nachdem man schnell süchtig wird”.

Jazz 66 (Original Jazzrocker): “Great piece of music! Deep, moody and soulful”.

Nitestylez (Baze Djunkiii): This said, all these masterly crafted elements fall in place perfectly to create a tender, intimate and timeless album of a certain melancholia and undeniable vintage attitude which – in opposite to many other longplay releases these days – really manages to tell and create story that is enthralling the listener over the full runtime of approx. 49 minutes, keeps growing and unveiling new musical details throughout every new listening session for quite a long time.

Laurent Garnier: “This is absolutely SUPERB. I looooove it. You can be sure that I will present it on my next radio show. I looooooooove it”.

Soultrain Online: “Das Ensemble Du Verre hat mit „Rooms“ ein traumhaft schönes Stück eleganter, aber nie überproduzierter, reduzierter Pop-Feingeistlichkeit, mit schlagenden Herzen in Jazz und Electronica, in dem Wissen geschaffen, dass Weniger Mehr ist”.


Who Will Tell Us – 7″ Vinyl

Ensemble Du Verre. New 7″ vinyl out on 9/5/2016. The first two songs from the upcoming 7th E.D.V. record “Rooms”.

Order your copy here!

Groove Galaxi – Back from Outa Space

Lange Jahre waren Groove Galaxi auf Mission in den unendlichen Weiten unterwegs. Die Band, die mit ihrer bis heute unverwechselbaren Vision von Dancefloorjazz als Live-Markenzeichen des legendären Mojo Clubs den Globus bereiste, ist nun zurück aus dem Kosmos. Für diesen einen Abend (23.01.) machen sie einen Abstecher zu ihren Wurzeln. Da heißt es eintauchen in die Sounds und Beats, die Ironie und den Spielwitz der Band spüren! Aus den entlegendsten Galaxien haben sie den Funk mitgebracht und lassen uns erfahren was Groove Outa Space bedeutet. Der Bass boomt und blubbert, die Orgel faucht und wabert, die Drums bouncen und halten das Gerüst beisammen. Feel it!

Open Doors : 23.00 Uhr

Markus Kuzcewski – Orgel und Synths
Daniel Stritzke – Bass
Sönke Düwer – Drums

Melody – EP


The music of the latest release of „Ensemble Du Verre“s 4-song-EP „Melody“ is very difficult to categorize, and even if you list the musical ingredients you don’t necessarily know what it sounds like. What do you imagine when R&B melts into freeform jazz or when hip hop, electronic and epic cinematical elements are layered on top of each other? Only one thing is certain: it’s music of great uniqueness and independence, with the courage to be different, full of radiant sounds, melodies with a positive attitude and artful (elaborate) structures….
After 6 CDs and his previous EP „Scatterbrained“ (2014) „Batterie“ label founder, composer, producer and multi instrumentalist Sönke Düwer once again reveals his version of music without stagnation. He webs, layers and shapes a universe of sounds and beats, offers a fascinating sight into his jungle of musical elements in which almost nothing seems to have an order. But his authentic structures can sound beautiful and fragile yet powerful and aggressive at the same time, no element is excluded and everything falls into place.
And then suddenly, out of the seeming chaos, the infatuating voice of Natasha Young emerges on “Neverending Melody“. The singer and the producer met by chance in 2014 and immediately decided to start working together, the result can be heard now on „Melody“, and in 2015 they definitely will be on stage together.

„Spaced out contemporary jazz from far beyond. Cool structures which will start your mental cinema to screen your own film. Fragile, airy – inhale today’s jazzy spirit within a few beats.“ Oliver Korthals (Mojo Club Founder, Original Jazz Rocker)

Thank you for the good stuff! (Gilles Peterson)

Release on Febuary 27th 2015