The Apollo Project
In the art world Artist in Residence programmes are a known path and infrastructure for artists and their practice. For a lot of creatives hailing from other artistical scenes and subcultures these programmes are unknown and thus not applyed. The Apollo Project is the first Rapper in Residence project where we explore the Artist in Residence route with artists and genre's that are not regular to the concept.
The five brand new Hip Hop tracks on The Apollo Project are the result of a collaboration between Macsen Apollo, creative agency Vinger.nl and producers collective Raven Bros.
During Macsen’s residency at Open Ateliers Zuidoost Artist in Residence (OAZO AIR) in the Amsterdam Bijlmer area, he joined forces with Bijlmer based MC's Jay Colin, M.D., Mizztamizzo and Ell-I-Dee. Music wizard D. Riba plays his incredibly strange instruments and jazz singer Anne Brattinga provides warm vocals. The beats, recordings and mastering are done by the Ravennest, while vinyl scratches come from American DJ E Train. A verse by MC Jason Dunman completes the EP. The Apollo Project is available online October 28th, 2014.
The videos, photos and artwork of The Apollo Project were created by video artist Erkka Nissinen, photographer Ilja Meefout and designer Rutger Paulusse, all brought together by Vinger.nl.
Creative Director: Jeffrey CroeseArtwork: Jeffrey Croese, Rutger PaulussePhotography: Ilja MeefoutVideography: Timon Raven, Erkka NissinenEdit: Timon Raven, Jeffrey CroeseMotion Graphics: Jeffrey Croese
Executive production: Jeffrey Croese, Timon Raven
The Apollo Project was recorded at the Ravennest studio, Amsterdam.This project was supported by the OAZO Artist in Residence programme.This project was made possible by vinger.nl & Raven Bros. Music.
EP release date:
28 October 2014
Track 1: Crank & Pepsi ColaArtist: Macsen Apollo & RavennestLyrics: Macsen ApolloProduction: T. Raven & M. Raven for Raven Bros. MusicMixed by M. van Ommeren for Raven Bros. Music
Track 2: Doing Just Fine (feat. Jason Dunman & Anne Brattinga)Artist: Macsen Apollo & RavennestLyrics: Macsen Apollo, Jason DunmanAdditional vocals by Anne BrattingaProduction: T. Raven & J. Lucas for Raven Bros. MusicMixed by M. van Ommeren for Raven Bros. Music
Track 3: Free Thinkers (feat. Mizztamizzo & D. Riba)Artist: Macsen Apollo & RavennestLyrics: Macsen Apollo, Mitchell van Ommeren, Dmytro BiloiartsevProduction: J. Lucas for Raven Bros. Music & D.RibaMixed by M. van Ommeren for Raven Bros. Music
Track 4: Shits & Giggles (feat. Jay Colin, M.D. & Ell-I-Dee)Artist: Macsen Apollo & RavennestLyrics: Macsen Apollo, Jay Colin, Carlos Nijhove, Donovan GoedhoopProduction: J. Lucas for Raven Bros. Music & D.RibaCuts by E TrainMixed by M. van Ommeren for Raven Bros. Music
Track 5: Delivery (feat. Jay Colin)Artist: Macsen Apollo & RavennestLyrics: Macsen Apollo, Jay ColinProduction: M. Raven for Raven Bros. MusicCuts by E TrainMixed by M. van Ommeren for Raven Bros. Music