Namvula releases debut album

 

Namvula live in Paris

Namvula live in Paris

Namvula is a London based singer songwriter who has just released her debut album, produced by bass player/producer extraordinaire Liran Donin. I had the honor to be featured on guitar in the first track of the album. It’s a groovy song, with some African style guitars. Listen to ‘Yumya Moyo‘ 

From Namvula’s bandcamp:  ‘Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula fuses the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland with London’s eclectic music scene, blending African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs.’

Listen to the full album here:

 

Yuvi Gerstein and Leslie Phillips release spiders, a new acoustic groove song

I have been working with singer songwriter Leslie Phillips for a couple of years now. We have a great time writing together and performing our original songs. Here is a new song we recorded a while ago in London at Offtape studios. It’s entitled “Spiders“, enjoy!

If you like this song check out the first release, “Dans tes bras” right here.

Music by Yuvi Gerstein for an international advertisement starring Hernan Crespo

Hernan Crespo music by Yuvi Gerstein

Recently I worked on an international ad starring football legend Hernan Crespo of Argentina.  The ad is for a company called Eztrader who specialise in online stock trading. It is featured on their homepage as seen in the image above as well.

It was filmed in Tel Aviv and I composed the music, as well as the sound design and speech editing and mixing. The ad was produced in two versions and in three languages (English, Spanish and Italian) and was viewed by over 30K people up until now. Here is the English version:

Yuvi Gerstein covers M.ward Chinese Translation

M ward picture

M ward

M.ward is one of my favourite singer songwriters of our time. His gentle style of folk rock, his incredible guitar playing and his beautiful dark crispy voice (yes, it’s crispy). I had the opportunity to see him perform twice. The first time was in 2006 in Paris, France. It was an acoustic set which blew me away and turned me into his fan ever since. The second time was in London where he opened for the wonderful Feist. It wasn’t as good as the acoustic set, but it was still well worth it.

Tonight (June 25th 2014) M.ward is performing in Tel Aviv and as a tribute, I recorded a cover of his song “Chinese Translation”. A simple recording in my studio with no overdubs, just vocals and acoustic guitar together. Here goes;

The original song

John Locke is a new rap song by Yuvi Gerstein featuring Rebel Sun

The song released today was produced by Yuvi Gerstein at the slick studios in Tel Aviv. It features a heavy synth line, a cool drum break that sounds vintage but it’s newly made and some awesome rhymes from Rebel Sun (Coolooloosh). The track has been released on Gerstein’s soundcloud and is a free download for a limited time.

Remember who you are new song by Yuvi Gerstein featuring Priscilla Andersohn

A new song by Yuvi Gerstein featuring vocals by London based singer Priscilla Andersohn has been released. The song has a middle eastern, afro beat vibes with a great vocal performance by Andersohn. It was based on a drum loop by Yogi Shetrit of Coolooloosh.

It is available on all major platforms, Spotify, Itunes and

Remember who you are yuvi gerstein featuring Priscilla Andersohn - artwork

Remember who you are yuvi gerstein featuring Priscilla Andersohn – artwork

more.

Listen to “Remember who you are” and follow Yuvi Gerstein on Soundcloud for more of his original music.

 

Vocal trio The Hazelnuts release their first EP

Luz EP
The Hazelnuts are a new vocal trio, singing swing jazz with wonderful vocal harmonies in the style of The Andrews sisters, the bosewell sister and the likes. Their emphasis on carefully crafted vocal arrangements is unique and quite rare to find these days.  Their first EP was recorded live at my studio (The Slick) in Tel Aviv. I had the pleasure of recording them on one evening in January 2014 and then mixed and mastered the songs at the studio.

The band, which consists of the three singers, a double bass and electric guitar, recorded in the live room performing the songs with no overdubs (Also quite rare these days). It includes two original songs written by Shira Z. Carmel, two swing cover songs and one special bonus cover of Beyonce’s “Single ladies”.

You can listen to the full EP and buy it here as well:

Check out this video from a live concert

 

Space Guitars free sample pack by Yuvi Gerstein featured in music blogs around the world


The new free sample pack “Space Guitars” by Yuvi Gerstein was released a couple of weeks ago and has been featured on quite a few different music blogs around the world. Here is a round up of some of them. You can still download this super sweet free sample pack just click here to get it. 

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on Nois3 music blog

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on Nois3 music blog

 

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on VST planet blog

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on VST planet blog

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on Rekkerd.org

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on Rekkerd.org

 

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on lfo magazine (Hebrew)

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on lfo magazine (Hebrew)

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on nice-disportYuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on nice-disport

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on myVST blog

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on myVST blog

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on bedroom-producer

Yuvi Gerstein Space Guitars sample pack featured on bedroom-producer

 

Original music by Yuvi Gerstein for an animated ad by Soul-Royale

Soul-Royale is one of the coolest animation, film and post companies out there. I had the pleasure of composing and producing music for their latest project. A short viral video for a new building project in Tel Aviv.

The story is about a young couple, animated paste-up posters (brilliantly made) that fall in love between Florentin and Neve Tsedek in southern Tel Aviv. The music is heavily influenced by French chansons. Here is the video –

Credits:

Collaboration with OPEN for Boulevard-Terra Group
Branding & Script| OPEN
Video Production & Animation | Soul Royale
Original Music & Sound Design | Yuvi Gerstein

Space Guitars sample pack by Yuvi Gerstein Vol.1

Space Echo RE-150

Space Echo RE-150

Space Guitars is a new sample pack written recorded and mixed by music producer Yuvi Gerstein at the slick studio. The pack contains original samples recorded using a classic vintage Roland space echo RE-150 and some really good guitars and mics.

Guitars used – Fender Telecaster USA, Gibson ES-175. Microphones used: AKG 414 pair Coles 4038 SM57 Amp – Fender Deluxe Space Echo recording Space Echo2 All samples are 88.2Khz 24bit .Wav It was a lot of fun to make this pack and it works great and especially easy in Ableton Live, just set the tempo and check out the samples. DOWNLOAD THE SPACE GUITARS SAMPLE PACK CLICK HERE   There is another free pack of guitar samples available – check out the Quirky Jazz free sample pack here.