Me Succeeds combine everything the idea of youth promises: Euphoria and recklessness, but equally melancholy and the cour-age to doubt.
Sensitive indie pop and dancefloor work together as transparency films making each other visible, but at the same time correcting each other. Borders between musical genres don’t need to be crossed anymore, since they have been eliminated long ago. Back when they first met in the outskirts of Munich in 2002 already, Lorin Strohm and Sebastian Kokus combined guitars and synths, intricate melodies and particulate loops. Shortly afterwards, they were joined by Mona Steinwidder and her crystal clear voice, along with a range of analogue instruments.
Me Succeeds create an atmosphere of discreet sportiness. They play their own game – a game that doesn’t yield to the constraint imposed by categorisation, but merely obeys to the inspiration of its art. They have appropriated pavement’s intelligence, the van pelts’ powerful sprechgesang and Turner’s dancable songwriting.
Me Succeeds / Arp Aubert - Split Series 1/3 - HamburgKi-005
The two Hamburg based acts Me Succeeds and Arp Aubert are responsible for the first part of a Ki Split Series. On the EP named after the city in the north of Germany the two acts combine their friendship and musical preferences to remix each other and contribute one very own track on each side.
Me Succeeds, with their members Mona Steinwidder, Sebastian Kokus and Lorin Strohm, is a part of Hamburgs Labelcollective i saw music and their songs combine Indie Pop with electronic beats and chords. Arp Aubert consists of the two founding members of Mirau Records: Stephan Lorenz and Marco Niemerski. Niemerski is better known for his productions as Tensnake.
The Ki-Split 1/3 (Hamburg) is truly a family matter. Because of their close friendship, Me Succeeds and Arp Aubert have created a very intense and emotional record. By remixing each other and combining their musical background this release turns out to be a very special one for Ki and the acts themselves. The Cover was created by Me Succeeds in well known Ki tradition to make this piece of music something special and memorable.
The Cover photography and artwork comes from Hamburg based musician Lorin Strohm.