It might not be overstated to call „You & Me“, the debut album by Jacob Korn, long overdue. Ever since the Dresden resident decided to focus more on the House side of electronic music in 2007 he released music that is equally good as it is promising. With records out on labels like Running Back, Dolly and of course his home base Uncanny Valley he’s been fueling expectations for a long play record.
Since he has been playing around with electronic music for the first time in the mid-
nineties, Jacob has always been very much into producing together with his pals. So it was only natural that “You & Me” turned out to be an album that summarizes a lot of the collaborations that happened over all the years. Whether it was with an artist who played in his hometown Dresden or with someone who showed him around the town he was performing his live set at, Jacob never missed the opportunity to get together inside a studio and just jam along. Those sessions not only resulted in a lot of friendships but also in a string of music that take House music to all its edges. A track like the dark and dirty “Heteronomous” with Uncanny Valley fellow Sneaker lines up alongside the bright and sunny anthem “Punta Del Este” together with Belgium’s San Soda. Artists like Christopher Rau or Mr Raoul K add their trademark sounds but there is always that specific approach of Jacob Korn that connects the tracks. But besides that conceptual background: “You & Me” is an album, which is here to extend the listener’s summer.
The concept of collaboration is even expanded on the cover artwork. A team of seven graphic artists led by Johannes Timbernagel interpreted the same template of Jacob’s face in their specific style. To bring them all together Johannes texturized a 3D-Model of Jacob’s head with a collage of all the drawings.
released September 3, 2012
01. Jacob Korn feat. Sea Of Love - The Place
Written and produced by Jacob Korn. Lyrics by Marie Sophie Kanske. Vocals performed by Sea Of Love. (Ilmenau 2007 | Dresden 2012)
02. Jacob Korn feat. Kid A - Broken
Written and produced by Jacob Korn. Lyrics by Ann Alexander Thweatt.
Vocals performed by Kid A. Guitar by Johannes Laaß (Ilmenau | Chesapeake, Virginia 2007)
03. Jacob Korn feat. Sandrow M - Friction
Written and produced by Jacob Korn. Additional Synths by Stefan Menzel. (Ilmenau 2007 | Dresden 2012)
04. Jacob Korn & Christopher Rau feat. The Drifter - I Need You
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Christopher Rau. Lyrics by Mark Flynn. Vocals performed by The Drifter. (Hamburg 2011 | Berlin 2012)
05. Jacob Korn & Sneaker - Heteronomous
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Thomas Smorek. Lyrics written by Sane during one of Jacob’s live sets. Vocals performed by Sneaker. (Dresden 2011)
06. Jacob Korn & Mr. Raoul K - Do Your Thing
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Raoul Konan. (Dresden 2011)
07. Jacob Korn & Swede:Art - Shock Me
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Joachim Prügl. (Hallein, Austria 2011)
08. Jacob Korn & San Soda - Punta Del Este
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Nicolas Geysens. (Dresden 2011)
09. Jacob Korn & Cuthead aka Kornhead - Makin’ Love
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Robert Arnold. (Dresden 2010)
10. Jacob Korn & Break SL feat. Tabitha Xavier - You & Me
Written and produced by Jacob Korn and Sebastian Lohse. Lyrics by Olga Xavier. Vocals performed by Tabitha Xavier. (Dresden 2011)
11. Jacob Korn feat. Johannes Held - Mit Der Nächsten Welle
Written and produced by Jacob Korn. Additional vibe play by Johannes Held. (Ilmenau | Dresden 2007)
All tracks mixed by Johannes Laaß and Jacob Korn - www.blockstudio.de
All tracks mastered bei Stefan Betke – www.scapemastering.com
Idea & Illustrations: Johannes Timpernagel
Modelling: Ronny Schmidt
Illustration: Valérie-Françoise Vogt, Robert Pohle, Sebastian Huber, Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Anna Jaszpataki