Organic sounds, soulful hip hop. All in a days work for Dutch producer Sotu The Traveller.

Playlist Sotu

1. Grandmaster Melle Mel Jesse
2. Pete Rock Flyin'
3. Rocque Wun ft. Jneiro Jarel So complicated
4. Platinum Pied Pipers Detroit Winter
5. Kev Brown Seven Layer
6. Waajeed (Bling47) Clap it up
7. Dj Spinna Dillagence (One-4-Jay) ft Phonte
8. Louis Bordeaux Ecstasy [Appletree Records]
9. FS Green Chocolate Rain [CDR]
10. Sotu the Traveller Winter 07 [CDR]
11. FS Green Happy Holly [CDR]
12. Sly Magiq [CDR]
13. Onur Engin Kanon [CDR]
14. Flying Lotus 1983
15. Tom Trago&Maxim The Real [08Bar]
16. Talib Kweli Soon the new day (ft. Norah Jones)
17. FLYamSAM ft. Dolly & Byron the Aquarius Roberta Flack [CDR]
18. D'Angelo Me and those dreamy eyes of mine [JayDee Remix]
19. 4 Hero Awakening (ft. Ursula Rucker)
20. Bugz in the Attic ft. Bembe 1nce 2wice
21. Ntjamrosie Patience (sotu the traveller remix) [Appletree Records]
22. O.Boogie Uprunner [08Bar]
23. Sotu the Traveller & Aïscha What's going on [CDR]

At 21, Sotu The Traveller is one of the youngest producers to release a full-fledged EP. Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, he was in touch with music at an early stage in his life and decided to take on lessons in playing keys. His Turkish roots led him to replay what his peers played; both traditional and popular Turkish music. He went on to learn how to play (bass-) guitar and played in several live hiphop and reggea bands. Still in the middle of his teens he hooked up with someone who showed him the basics of creating beats using computer based applications, and from there on things evolved real fast.

He has worked (and still does) with many artists from NYC to Istanbul, but of course also collaborates with Dutch likeminds. Two trips to NYC led to the completion of some soulful material, and with help from Gregg Green, Maya Azucena, Hicoup and J.Keys, these international journeys ended up on his debut EP Daydreams.

His organic sound will expand as he grows older and moves forward with other projects that are scheduled to come out in the near future. Besides his solo album, which he is currently working on, one of those projects is the 08Bar compilation album, which is an offspring of the 08Bar parties in Amsterdam (which he co-orgnanize) where aspiring producers are given the opportunity to shine by playing beats in the club.

Also, he has ongoing collaborations with various MC´s and producers in Holland and the USA. With his capabilities of spotting samples and playing instruments, Sotu has no concerns for the future.

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jfly said:
nice one!
h-bar said:
www.myspace.com/sotuthetraveller
Alan/England said:
real happy I found and clicked onto your show. -have just recommended it to friends in Germany
15:00gmt 19nov2007


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