This easter-weekend Dutch renowned music-composer/artist Stephen Emmer received both the voxpop as the professionally judged award in the category Best Spoken Word Song for his song called Soil featuring Ursula Rucker (The Roots, King Britt a.o.) at the 16th annual anniversary of the Independent Music Awards (the IMA's) at an event being held in the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Stephen Emmer among this year's most exceptional music projects nominated twice In the 16th annual Independent Music Awards. Emmer is nominated for ‘Home Ground’ in the R&B/Soul Album category and for ’Soil’ featuring Ursula Rucker in the Spoken Word Song category.
Each year Global Music Awards honors a composer/artist/musician with its annual Humanitarian Award for music dedicated to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues. The 2018 award goes to Stephen Emmer for his contribution to peace and justice for displaced people from around the world. Stephen would herewith like to dedicate the award to War Child, for their relentless dedication in trying to make this world a better place by helping ‘our’ children – the best cornerstone imaginable for a future world at peace.
The original is a dreamy, lush and soulful affair. Chaka’s distinctive voice is draped in funky bass guitar, horns, strings and rhythm guitar, evoking Chaka’s ’70s heyday while giving over to a modern sheen. The remixes rightfully capitalize on this and send the song spinning in different directions.
Stephen Emmer is your music-host in the sky on all international flights of KLM during the last quarter of 2017. In an onboard entertainment special feature called KLM Spotlight he will tell about his life and career and a carefully chosen selection of his entire musical repertoire will be, literally, aired to travellers worldwide.
Noted composer and performer Stephen Emmer -- who scored a hit with SoulTracks readers earlier this year -- has won the prestigious golden Global Music Award for his latest album, Home Ground. With this he becomes the first Dutch composer who has won this international award.
On Monday 17 July at 22.00, Stephen Emmer presents his new Home Ground album through a special listening session. The event will take place at the small hall of the legendary venue Paradiso in Amsterdam, right after Chaka Khan performed Live in the main room.
If you happen to be in New York City tomorrow, June 15th, the official album release party begins at 9:00pm at the Bowery Electric with a Special Performance by Ursula Rucker, hosted by Stephen Emmer. This is a free event and part of the venue’s Mobile Mondays series.
Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of contemporary orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The Home Ground songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.
Stephen is proud to announce an impressive line up, consisting of some of the best soul voices this world has on offer. Featured artists include Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Kendra Foster, Frank McComb, Mary Griffin, Ursula Rucker, Andy Bey and Dwight Trible.
Limited edition (20 only) of the Stephen Emmer Deluxe Collection out now.
The Stephen Emmer Deluxe Collection consists of his latest album, International Blue on CD and (sealed) Blue Vinyl as well as his previous (spoken word) album 'Recitement' on CD topped with the Time To Face The Music 4CD Box Set. The TTFTM box set spans over 3 decades (1984-2008) of music as composed for a variety of media.
Vogue Estate, as originally released on Idiot Records back in 1982, recently got re-mastered by Stephen Emmer at Zownd Studios (Leiden), resulting in a fresh and now sounding timeless masterpiece of new wave.
The idea behind the mini album was to create a soundtrack for an imaginary film, featuring Dirk Bogarde. The late Billy Mackenzie (The Associates) appears on ‘Wish on’, where the legendary Michael Dempsey (The Cure) and Martha Ladly (Martha and The Muffins) also appear.
We’ll soon announce the availability of only 10 exclusive limited edition Stephen Emmer album packages. Package consists of a signed copy of each of these 3 albums;
-Vogue Estate, featuring Martha Ladley & Billy McKenzie (mini album on vinyl),
-Recitement, featuring Lou Reed, Richard Burton, Benjamin Herman, a.o. (album on cd)
-International Blue, featuring Midge Ure, Glenn Gregory, Neil Crossley and Liam McKahey (album on blue vinyl).
Read more to find out how to win one of these 10 exlusive packages...
‘Sleep For England’ is the third release from the critically admired, ‘International Blue’ album. The Xmas version of 'Sleep For England' is a vocal re-work by Julian Lennon, which featured on the physical release of the album on CD earlier this year.
After putting music to spoken word with the help of Lou Reed, Yoko Ono etc., Stephen Emmer returns with a new album, produced at Avatar Studios in the Big Apple and the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, feauturing some well know helpers in a tribute to the lost art en elegance of pop crooning.
The most beautiful orchestrated, arranged and composed album of the year. Made as a tribute to and in a collaboration with some of the best crooners in history. Emmer easily competes with the biggest composers within the realm of pop crooning. The album is simply one of those timeless pieces of fine art.
‘Untouchable’ is a poignant ballad of loss and epic heartbreak, combined with a celebration of life and love. The lyrics were written and performed by Glenn Gregory of the pioneering 80’s synth pop band Heaven 17 as a tribute to the late Billy MacKenzie.