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Johan Luttik’s ‘Mystic Strings’ geremasterd en op Spotify

Mystic Strings is de Cd van Johan Luttik welke we in 2003 uitbrachten. rakenDra heeft de negen solo-improvisaties op nylon gitaar van ‘scalecracker’ Luttik opnieuw gemasterd. De opnamen hebben daardoor helderheid en meer punch gekregen. Stond de eerste versie van … Continue reading

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Boutade – Ode aan De Génested

In 2013 waren we op het fijne kleine Thaise duikeilandje Koh Tao waar het bloedheet was. In een luxe door airco plezant gehouden atmosfeer snakten we toch naar het koude natte Nederland. rakenDra begon spontaan de eerste strofe van het … Continue reading

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Hoe bak je een zuurdesembrood? 

Bij gebrek aan een goede biologische bakker die lekker ouderwets zuurdesembrood kan leveren is rakenDra het zelf maar gaan maken.  De foto’s van de eindresultaten bleken een ware hit op Facebook en er bleek behoefte aan wat meer uitleg over… … Continue reading

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How to make a remix of R.E.M. – “It happened today”

As a follow up blog post we made a Youtube video on our ‘Dutch Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound’ Remix. Enjoy!

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How to make a remix of ‘It Happened today’ by R.E.M.

R.E.M. has started an exciting remix project in conjunction with “It Happened Today”, a track on R.E.M.’s upcoming new album Collapse Into Now. We got a tip on twitter, got excited and downloaded the individual tracks of the song.

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CaDra in Goa, Holiday impression on our track “Nirvana”

  In 2006 to 2008 we were kind of addicted to chilling in Goa and stayed several times in a little village called Arambol. Its a lovely place in the northern part of Goa were hippies and musicians are hanging … Continue reading

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Crisis, what crisis? Love is Everywhere, you can always dance!

When working on “Love is Everywhere” we wanted to make a song with a positive mood. Some friends recommended to use a stronger beat. As we are generally used to make mellow music, this was quite a challenge to us. … Continue reading

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“Três Palmeiras” in sunny Portugal, a song composed with lots of Caipirinha’s…

Some time ago we were invited by family members Wim and Marijke to spent a holiday with them in their beautiful house “Três Palmeiras” at the Algarve coast in sunny Portugal.

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Nirvana, the place to be…

Last summer after a retreat with Isaac Shapiro in Bavaria in Southern Germany we, still spaced out, drove through the beautiful hilly landscape listening to some mixes of our next release. One song we didn’t had a name for yet… … Continue reading

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Falling in Love is not personal at all…

Falling in Love uhuh, Has nothing to do with you, I have nothing to say, It’s those hormones that play, It’s a chemical state, That makes me feel great, It’s not a personal thing, Just some brainwaves that spin, Love … Continue reading

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