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Jan Martin
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People! My collab with Skyline Drive called 'In Your Arms' is out now in stores. +Silk Music http://silkmusic.lnk.to/SILKM087

I'm really happy with it and I hope you like it too, although the genre might be a bit unusual. I would like to share with you the story behind that release.

A while after 'Pillows' got released, I looked for stuff on SoundCloud tagged with 'Jan Martin'. I found a chillout song with a lovely atmosphere and my 'Pillows' vocals in it. It turned out to be the work of Tyler aka Skyline Drive, who made this one to deal with some thoughts and emotions. I was so moved that I immediately got in touch with him. Later then he asked me, if I would like to record some vocals for another song, he had written. We found that these vocals actually worked awesomely well with the chillout song, which had hyped me earlier. In the end it turned out to be our original mix of 'In Your Arms'. :)
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I'm happy to finally announce new music again! I have teamed up with Skyline Drive for a chillout/ambient release on +Silk Music called 'In Your Arms'. More details coming soon. :)
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Hey folks,

hope you all are very well. I am! Just wanted to leave a note about my future music plans. I know that I did not appear that often with new stuff for the last two years. There are reasons for that.

The first one is really just a lack of time. Having a full-time job outside of music, being a husband and father. It adds up to some responsibilities. But to be clear. I have chosen to take them, I want to have them and these are the things, which are most important to me, especially when compared to dedicating my life to the music.

The second one is that as a tiny little artist in the music business of these days you regularly catch yourself thinking that everything you do is so meaningless and not worth the effort that sometimes it is just hard to keep going with projects. You sit there for like two weeks on a track, composing, recording vocals, arranging the parts, mixing it, polishing it. If it gets released, there are some Internet radio stations playing it, some people buying it, loads of people getting it the illegal way. And then it's almost forgotten again. If you're lucky, you have one or two people out there telling you, what the song did to them or something like that. These are absolute highlights. But in the end it doesn't really satisfy you. The track is just one out of a million tracks. The financial return is close to none, but that is secondary anyway. Making music has never been, what I make a living from. I am so happy for that.

The third reason is that I'm slightly sick of my music. I don't want to say 'Good bye' to electronic music completely, but I'm excited exploring other genres at the moment. I think I need some time to find out again, what thrills me, just like Trance used to thrill me, when I was 18 or so.

Bis dann! ;)
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'Pillows' remixes by Stendahl and Sure I Can out today on Silk Digital Records (Silk Music)!!! https://pro.beatport.com/release/pillows/1605673
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In case you've missed my guest mix for +Mango Alley's THE ALLEYS Show. #005, presented by We Are All Astronauts on Proton Radio, here's the replay! :)
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Yesterday I turned 30. I'm wondering, if my music will automatically become less cool and trendy now, but deeper and wiser instead. ;)
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I just started working on my very first guest mix ever. More information to follow! :)
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Yeeeah! What a nice thing just before Christmas. The original version of "Pillows" is now released on the Mango Alley, ready to be grabbed at Beatport. Also take a look at the beautiful remix by Mango and SineRider! =) =) =)
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Little preview of the amazing SineRider & Mango Remix of 'Pillows', coming up on the Mango Alley! =')
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Still to come this year! My original mix of 'Pillows' plus amazing remix work. :)
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