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Tracky Birthday

As a curly 14-year-old, Tracky Birthday played the drums on Germany’s Disney Club TV-show, while wishing he could sound like the 2 Live Crew or Ice-T. Some years later he dug out his Yamaha PSR-2700 for solo entertainers and became 1998’s secret lo-fi prince. When he got his laptop, he found himself able to sequence ukulele, congas, bongos, melodica, harmonica, jaw harp, saxophone, bass, guitar, didgeridoo, kazoo, flute, keyboard and turntable in a fair quality while touching his pipi. After adding midi tracks that mainly consist of cowbells and those “huh!” and “hoh!” sounds, Tracky’s parallel world was complete.

He was rocking them cheesy synth chords in his pijyama pants for several years, but something seemed to be missing. He boxed beats, cut and scratched that chhhh-sound, sampled cartoon sound effects- but still his music appeared to be lacking something… At a friend’s gig, Tracky got drunk and grabbed the microphone, started rapping gibberish (because he didn’t know any lyrics) while the crowd loved it and his friend hated it. From then on he added vocals to his tracks, developing a quirky yet fresh rap style. If tight lyrics could ride a bike Tracky Birthday would have to brake uphill! He even sings - but only when nobody’s home. Together with Pierlo he wrote one smash hit after another for their Primix For Kids album and played live shows in Germany and Italy.

After moving to New York to work for the Whitest Kids U' Know, Tracky and his friend M-Boy from Shake Your Tree played a fun webcam gig on Times Square. Soon after, The Discoghosts were born and M-Boy and Tracky recorded their album BAD which is also featured as a CD inside the book Shake Your Tree 3.

After having worked for Rhizome as an editorial fellow, Tracky just moved back to Stuttgart, Germany, where his friends Roglok and Vernon LeNoir live and his girlfriend is expecting his baby.

He hates making websites
, shaving, hitting his head and clowns. He prefers making videos, drawing, taking photos, dancing, writing, David Hasselhoff, space-shuttles, dinosaurs, DeLoreans, safaris and dressing up as The Discoghosts. His right shoulder is very hairy while his left one isn’t growing any hair at all. Splendid.

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Tracky Birthday - "Pivoting On Salsa Key11" (03:12)
Tracky Birthday - "Pivoting On Salsa Key11" (03:12)


jason on 11/10/09 at 07:04PM
Animal Audition was recommended by pluspunkt, check here for more pluspunkt FMA recs!
pluspunkt on 11/10/09 at 07:17PM
THX for the credits Jason! :D

And props to Tracky Birthday. »Animal Audition« is a burner!
jessibird on 01/02/10 at 08:22PM
You, Mr. Tracky (or should I say Mr. Birthday), are a highly entertaining artist. It took me all of 5 seconds to decide to hit the Animal Audition download button.
NartraRadioRoma on 01/08/10 at 02:38AM
January 10, 2010 "NartraradioRoma" began to distribute the first Podcast on your blog, based on the free enjoyment of music and the first podcast di Dj Brontolo (Grumpy) there are also you come on and commented.. download .. good music to you!!!thanks!!!
NartraRadioRoma on 01/13/10 at 06:29PM
HELLO!!!'re in this PODCAST...check it out thanka a lot...bye bye by Rome!!!! lO-fI fOR lIFE!!!
NartraRadioRoma on 02/12/10 at 11:36AM
You are are in my Podcast:
Come to visit us and tell us if you like it or not...and compliment for your music...bye bye by Rome!!!

Playlist NartraradioRoma:
01_Measles Mumps Rubella - hollow body
02_Pit Malone - leash me
03_Arrogalla - mai citiu (feat. Ganga and Quil)
04_Baco Baccanels - uno straccio
05_Polka Madre - gitanas mojadas
06_Volatil - turning into a maniac
07_Dr dub - revolution: dub of dispensatio
08_Dub Terminator - sound experipents
09_Tracky Birthday - wubatman-tang
10_Jessie Evans - golden snake
11_Medianti - hhh
12_Cloud Mouth - crow berry
NartraRadioRoma on 02/13/10 at 06:55AM
I like so much Upitup Records
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