„Lost & Found“ presents unreleased material from Bajka and Niko Schabel, famous for their hits „The Hop“ and „Summertime“ with fans all over the world. And it features two unheard collaborations with MPC wizard Masajjaa.
This record is a dive into the history of Radio Citizen´s early Berlin days and in spite of all the time gone by this album sounds as edgy and fresh as „Berlin Serengeti“ and „Hope and Despair“ from the years 2006 and 2010.
Radio Citizen is a project by mastermind Niko Schabel and a group of musicians from Berlin and Munich, including Marja Burchard (Embryo), Wolfi Schlick (Express Brass Band) and Johannes Schleiermacher (Training, Shake Stew with Shabaka). Musically diverse, it had been tagged:
deep krautjazz dubecho clubculture electric arcadia free soul. So far so good.
Bajka is a vocalist and aritst born India with a distinctive voice that reminds in some ways of Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu. Apart from Radio Citizen she worked among others with Beanfield (check out the Carl Craig remix), Dissidenten and Bonobo. And Bajka released records under her own name, check out her wonderful single on Jazzman Records, Bajka in Wonderland and Bajka with Rejoicer.
released March 31, 2023
produced by Niko Schabel
mixed by Niko Schabel at Electric Arcadia
mastered by Christoph Stickel at CS Mastering
cover designed by Jakob Zoche
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell