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> Songwriting 2020 ... ONLINE PLUS studio-time!

> CD release: SYZU - What is Freedom

> 20 years DH Records

> Church PA - new reference: Gedaechtnis-Church Speyer/D

> CD-Mastering special

>  eNews archives




- Europe Spirit Songwriting Seminar 2020 online PLUS studio time...   


German >>>  |  Francais >>>  |  Italiano >>>


This thing is exploding!: 09/08 to 16/08/2020...! Six online seminars plus studio time at our studios in Strasbourg/F, Birmingham/UK, Kraichtal/D, Nottingham/UK, Pforzheim/D, St.Gallen/CH and Leipzig/D - plus a special cooperation with a team at Chamonix/MontBlanc/F - under observance of a protection concept.

This is connecting Europe under the theme: Come Together...!


Programme: >>> pdf

Unit 1: „Come together" - building the conference - Sunday 6 pm

Unit 2: Recording pro for top sound - Monday 6 pm - Gunter Hauser

Unit 3: Lyrics special - Monday 8 pm - Isabelle Grussenmeyer

Unit 4: How composing boosts quality - Tuesday 6 pm - Thomas Hurter

Unit 5: Arrangement - how to pimp my song - Tuesday 8 pm - Paul Douglas

Unit 6: Rhythm + timing essentials - Wednesday 6 pm -  Simon Krust

Unit 7: Creativity matters - Wednesday 8 pm - Susanne Marquardt


Thursday, Friday and Saturday
: coaching and recording. We will record in our local studios or by exchanging tracks online or directly live via Jamkazam.


So you don't have to travel and you can still be part of a European arts community! You can ask musicians from all over Europe to contribute to your song ! ... If you have a small USB audio-interface installed to your computer and a microphone, you could record vocals, your guitar or keyboard and we are doing the mix. - Recording a demo will also be possible using just a smartphone.


You don't have to be a professional to join in. Many have written their first song here and some have succeeded to get into the Paul McCartney Academy in Liverpool, to record their own CD (like SYZU >>>) or to win a prize.

And yet this is not the foremost motivation. The most important thing is to create a forum where musicians from all over the world with different musical styles can get together and create something new. Knowledge about chords and some skills in playing an instrument and in lyrics writing are quite useful of course, but basically you just have to be motivated to do it.


There are people from the UK, France, Swiss, Germany, Italy and possibly more countries. So we will speak mainly English, but also some French, German - sometimes just music will do. This is not a casting, we will really support you and all songs will be published on a website.


Team 2020:

- Paul Douglas, Birmingham/GB: piano, trombone, lyrics, composition

- Isabelle Grussenmeyer, St.Martin/F: lyrics, guitar, vocals

- Andreas Hausammann, St.Gallen/CH, piano, keys, production

- Gunter Hauser, Kraichtal/D: keyboards, production, seminar-programme

- Thomas Hurter, Strasbourg/F: composition, production

- Gregor von Keudell, Lübeck/D, keys, gt, production

- Simon Krust, Pforzheim/D: keys, guitar, bass, production

- Derek Crehan, Nottingham/UK: guitar, bass, production

- Susanne Marquardt, Leipzig/D: guitar, piano, voc, pproduction


Date: 09.- 16.08.2020, ONLINE Plus!


Rates (now reduced!):

120,- € for students/reduced - scholarship possible

250,- € full rate.


Application at: seminars@dhrecords.com

Two places left for last minute ...


Seminar 2019: >>>      Songwriter-Concerts: >>>



Songwritier-Concert OEKT Frankfurt/Main/D 2021

We got a concert request for the Oekumencal Kirchentag in Frankfurt//D to a European Forum of European Christian Convention. Our songwriter-band is ready and you can just join in ...-- please apply as quick as possible,..

Dates:: 13.- 15.05.2021 - (tbc)

Application asap at: seminars@dhrecords.com



- CD-Release: SYZU - „What is Freedom?"


She has been to the Europe-Spirit-Songwriting-Seminar several times and each time she has delivered at least one strong song. Through the years she developped her personality in terms of singing as well as instrumental capabilities and style. Now DH Records are producing SYZU and her songs for a first EP. She has been in the studio for recording- and mixing-sessions and she also recorded some additional tracks with guest-musicians at Leipzig. The title-song „Wie geht Freiheit" comes from the songwriting-seminar 2017 and it is absolutely hot in terms of lyrics and music. In the moment there are concerts in the pipeline and the online distribution is in preparation. - More of SYZU:  >>>



- 20 years DH Records


DH Records has turned 20! Since 1999 Paul Douglas and Gunter Hauser are running this small and fine label. The history of the English-German cooperation can be found here >>>  The studio produces a high-quality sound using green energy, and the seminars like the Europe Spirit Songwriting Seminar with many young and talented musicians are extraordinary. >>>

DH Records stands for experience, quality and empathy.




- Church PA - new reference: Gedaechtnis-Church Speyer/D


The lastest project in church PA is very interesting. The complex acoustics of the big Gedaechtnis-Church in Speyer got a new PA which delivers speach intellegibility and music perfectly. And this huge und high quality system was realized at a very interesting price point. More: >>>




- CD: Jonathan Boettcher - Lass Frieden werden / Let Peace Be Strong


After his instrumental-CD Mehrsaitig the German singer-songwriter Jonathan Boettcher has now recorded his latest song-album at DH Records.

The centerpiece is the title track Lass Frieden werden" with the english version „Let peace be strong", co-written and interpreted by Paul Douglas.

It is not only Jonathan's characteristic voice, but also his virtuoso acoustic guitar as well as all the contributions from various guest artists. And the sound of the studio production is again meeting audiophile quality. Additionally there are  more langauge versions of the title track in English, French, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Swiss German and more to come: peace.europespirit.eu This CD is available at Herder.de and at >>> www.jonathan-boettcher.de       




- CD-Mastering special for various artists


DH Records is offering special high quality CD-Mastering including mix-advice! Finishing a CD is all about best sound possible, not just maximum loudness. A quality mastering needs a lot of experience and the painstaking application of the most suitable tools for each individual recording. Here you get convincing dynamics and individually chosen EQ instead of automated standard presets. And this service includes high profile advice for your mixes - if you want.

More information: >>>


Recent productions:

- Clemens Bittlinger: Leih mir deine Fluegel (Gerth-Medien)

- Andrea Grimm + MarieLuise Zubruegg: D'Muesli 2

- SYZU - Wie geht Freiheit

- Clemens Bittlinger: Bleibe in Verbindung (Gerth-Medien)
- MarieLuise Zubruegg + Andrea Grimm: D'Muesli

- Sven Falk Band: EP
- Jonathan Boettcher: Lass Frieden werden (Herder)
- Roland Schindler: Peace of Mind
- Bettina Alms: Himmlische Floetenklaenge
- Sam Stauffer: Dust of time
- Fulbert Steffensky + Martin Schmidt: Begnadet
- David Pluess: Canon del Silencio (Brunnen-Verlag)
- Matthias Brauchli

- Anselm Grün + C.Bittlinger: Herr, kehre ein (Herder.de)

- Gebrüder Hugetobeler: Mal hie, mal dert

- Daniel Imboden: Ganz zu dir

- Andrea Grimm: Heilig

- David Plüss: Hoffnungsklänge (Brunnen-Verlag)

- Jonathan Böttcher: Engel-Lieder (Herder)

- Clemes Bittlinger: Öffnet den Kreis

- Joerg Streng: Über Grenzen gehen

- David Plüss: Zauber des Winters (Brunnen-Verlag)

- Clemens Bittlinger: Wir sind eine Familie (Single)

- Christian Grote: 2 is besser

- Anselm Grün + Clemens Bittlinger  (Herder.de)

- Matthias Brauchli: At Your Word

- Silence: Psalms -  Schweizer Indie-Folk-Pop

- David Plüss: Tanz in den Morgen (Brunnen-Verlag)

- Bogroad: My heart's tonight in Ireland

- Jonathan Böttcher: Wir sind Freunde  - >>> webshop

- David Plüss: Meer der Farben (Brunnen-Verlag)

- Clemens Bittlinger: Unerhört

- Clemens Bittlinger: Jesus & Yoga

- Thorsten Waap: Schokolade

- Jörg Streng Studiochor

- Bärbel Kunz: Shalom Alejchem

- Andrea Grimm: Toif I mir

- Beyond Voices     

- Clemens Bittlinger: Mensch Jesus  - Herder-Verlag >>>     

- Christian Grote: Der will nur spielen

- Jonathan Boettcher: Deine Liebe lebt  - >>> webshop     

- Bettina Alms: Himmlische Aussichten - Kawohl-Verlag >>>     

- Clemens Bittlinger: Urknall und Sternenstaub - Herder-Verlag   >>>       

- Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

- Jonathan Boettcher: In der Stille der Nacht - >>> webshop





>  eNews archives


- YouVent 2017 title-song: "Du schreibst Geschichte"


The county youth meeting YouVent of the Protestant Church in Baden/Germany (ejuba.de) has taken place in october 2017 in Bretten/Germany. To the theme "Du schreibst Geschichte / You are writing history" there was a title-song being produced at DH Records with singer-songwriter Laura M. Hauser. Laura gave a catchy melody to this latin rock-song with deep lyrics. You can listen here:  >>>



- Protestants 2017 - Theme-Song: "Vive la fraternité"


This is possibly the most radio-compatible theme song for a church event ever. Kevin Rashko from Strasbourg and Laura M.Hauser from Heidelberg are presenting Vive le moment ... Vive la fraternité.  This song was created by a group of European songwriters meeting each year at Chateau du Liebfrauenberg at Goersdorf/F.  Have a listen here:  >>>   



- Chris Brandon No.1 at Amazon USA with „Rhineland to Graceland"


Rhineland To Graceland" appeared in August 2017 with lyrics by Ryan Presley, a relevant of Elvis, and Chris Brandon singing this song. Produced and recorded by Gunter Hauser at DH-Records. „Rhineland to Graceland" reached No.1 at Amazon USA and No.2 at Amazon Germany in „Contemporary Folk".




- Top placements  for Spirit'n'Jazz


In 2008/09 Spirit'n'Jazz has achieved some exceptional placements with tracks from their CD "Can you see…?" For 30 months different tracks from the CD "Can you see…?" have been in the Top 10 of "World´s Cool Jazz" in Florida. After "Yule Tied" had been on No.1 for 18 weeks, "Do You Feel It" directly followed for 12 weeks. "China Sunrise" has been the third No.1 in April/May 09 before "Information Politics" went to No.1 at WCJZ in Oct. 09.


Three further No.1 placements appeared on InstrumentNetwork.com until December 2008 by the tracks "Voice of Reason" and "Information Politics" in their various forum-charts.


At Radio QFM Tenerife "Treasure" has been on No.1 for four weeks and "Two" and "Life Dance" both went up to No. 2 in spring 2010.  All together there have been eight No.1 placements of Spirit'n'Jazz-tracks in 2008/09/10 backed up by more top ten positions.


In January to May 2011 Spirit'n'Jazz have been placed on No. 2 and 3 of the album charts for Nu-Jazz at JazzMatrix.com. On Coast-FM in Gosford/Sydney/Australia the track „Where are you?" has been in the "Top 2010". And at QFM Tenerife „Yule Tied" from the CD „Can you see...?" has been amongst the „all time favourites" of chilled jazz tracks.




- Spirit'n'Jazz on German Radio SWR 2, HR 2 and Deutschlandfunk Berlin


German National Radio programmes combining tracks from "Spirit'n'Jazz" with valued classics. SWR2 has played "So you got hope" next to works of Franz Schubert and W.A. Mozart. And HR2 has combined the track "Time with Laura" with works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Georg Friedrich Händel in one programme hour and is continually playing this track in their standard repertoire.


Similarly Deutschlandfunk Berlin has combined "TWO" by Spirit'n'Jazz and Mozart´s "Requiem d-minor" performed by the Berlin Philharmonics Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan together in one programme called "Corso" on the 10.07.2010. And the track "TWO" is in their standard program.

DH Records says "Thank you" for the implicit valuation. 

Playlist SWR2 >>> - Playlist HR2 >>>   - Playlist Deutschlandfunk >>>



- Shops for Spirit'n'Jazz CDs

"Where are you?" is available in the USA from www.cdBaby.com

„Can you see...?" and "Where are you?" are under worldwide distribution of JARO media

The tracks are appearing on download-platforms like > i-Tunes and others worldwide.       >>>  i-Tunes-WAY      >>>  i-Tunes-CYS




- Interviews in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, San Francisco ...


A two hour live show has been broadcast in Amsterdam in February 2010 with Gunter Hauser interviewed by Marjoleine Leene in the Jazzcorner of RTV Amstelveen. A cut of the two hour programme you can find here: >>> mp3


On the 16th of June 2010 there has been an interview on Coast FM 963 in Gosford/Sydney in Australia. >>> mp3


Interview Deutschlandfunk Berlin to Treasure (17.11.08):  >>>   mp3

More interviews have been produced for Ric Mancuso´s `Nighttracks´ at KMHD/Gresham/OR/USA and for Gallery 41 in San Francisco with Ron Pelletier.




- Print Interview in YouMeU Magazine


The Lifestyle magazine "YouMeU" for Austria/Germany/Swiss has interviewed Gunter Hauser from Spirit'n'Jazz. The result was a six page portrait in German: >>> pdf: YOUMEU_4_2010-SnJ  -  700 kB




- The weightiest CD-review comes from Florida


It´s been Florida again, where the CD "Can you see…?" had been good for five No.1s at World´s Cool Jazz. But this time it was Alan Olmstead, experienced Jazz-programmer from WXJZ, who has done a very nice review of „Where are you?":  „Clean and simple contemporary jazz with a European flair featuring the delightfully innocent vocal style of Leyla Tugal... reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto in the 60's." - Alan Olmstead, Kaleidophonic Jazz, WXJZ-FM, Gainesville, Florida, USA. - All reviews so far: >>>




- CD „Where are you?" from Spirit'n'Jazz


With their previous CD "Can you see…?" Spirit'n'Jazz achieved critical acclaim and high radio rotations as well as five number 1s in radio charts (4 x World´s Cool Jazz in Florida, 1 x QFM Tenerife). Therefore, there was a lot of pressure for the next production. Because All About Jazz in Italy had titled their review "Jazz goes Pop goes Jazz" it was logical to give the new CD a very high standard of studio production whilst, at the same time, retaining the improvisational style of the music. The two pre-releases from the new CD "Where are you?": title track "Where are you?" and "Treasure" spontaneously went into the Top 10 of QFM Tenerife (No. 1+ 2) followed by "Two" and "Life Dance" on No. 2 and No. 7 in November 09. - more information >>>    Info-pdf >>>



- Spirit'n'Jazz Interview on „D-Radio Kultur", Berlin


It took seven months until an interview with Spirit'n'Jazz to the Christian-Islamic dialogue produced by Thilo Guschas has been broadcasted. This Interview shows, how easy and positive this dialogue between Christians and Muslims can be. Without any suspicion, fear and hostility, but with many commonalities, especially in ethics, and a big hospitality.  - The interview in German (07.02.2009 D-Radio Kultur) as an mp3: >>>



- Single "Treasure" on No.1 at QFM Tenerife


In November 08 Spirit'n'Jazz have been releasing a Single that addressed the global financial crisis. And this has jumped on No.1 straight away at QFM Tenerife/Spain and stayed there for four weeks.

The single track "Treasure" was created in March 2008 and it was right on the theme of speculative operations and the acute international situation happening in October 2008. Further information: >>>



- Cooperation with Sommer Cable


Searching for the highest sound quality Gunter Hauser was testing cables in his studio. And because of very good technical data he ordered some units from Sommer Cable. In between he is convinced that some of the Sommer cables are among the very best available. You can hear the quality on the CDs from Spirit'n'Jazz. Derek Crehan´s guitar was amplified via a Sommer Spirit XXL- and it´s not only the name, that has convinced here;-). And Leyla's vocals have been recorded via Sommer CarboCab and Galileo. Pascal Miguet, product manager at Sommer Cable, commented on the CD "Can you see…?": "This production is so good, without any doubt it can serve as a reference for high quality HiFi systems."   more at >>> www.sommercable.com



- Spirit'n'Jazz on airplays worldwide:


With 90 radio stations from Australia to California and good reviews Spirit'n'Jazz have gained international recognition.  For 30 months tracks from the CD >Can you see...?< have been in the Top 10 at „World´s Cool Jazz" in Florida/USA. And in 2020 they are still played on QFM Tenerife in their „all time favourites".   -  more >>>


- Blue Lake Public Radio, Twin Lake, MI, USA

- Boise State Radio, Boise, ID, USA

- Gallery 41, San Francisco, CA, USA, interview

- GTown-Radio, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Anderson Taped"

- KBCS 91.3 FM, "Bright Moments", Seattle, WA, USA

- KCCK FM Jazz 88.3, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

- KEOS 89.1 FM, College Station, TX, USA, on rotation

- KFUO Classic FM 99, St. Louis, MO, USA, „I love Jazz"

- KIOS FM, Omaha, NE, USA

- KJAZZ 88.1FM, Long Beach, CA, USA

- KKHi 101.9 FM, Denver, CO, USA, „Music Beyond Words" interview

- KMHD, Gresham, OR, USA, "Nighttracks", interview, „Saturday Night Jazz"

- KUT FM, Austin, TX, USA, review

- KUVO Radio, Denver, CO, USA, "Drive Time Jazz"

- Live365.com, St Louis, MO, USA, „I love Jazz", standard program

- Point of Departure, Damascus, MD, USA

- Sirius Satellite Radio, Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Smooth Jazz Excursion, Springfield, IL, USA

- Soulfunkandjazz.com, SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley

- Voice of America, New York, NY, USA

- WAER 88.3, Syracuse / Central New York, USA, on rotation

- WCJZ, World´s Cool Jazz, Largo, FL, USA, on rotation + 5 x No. 1

- WCVF FM, Fredonia, NY, USA, "General Eclectic"

- WEMU FM, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

- WICB FM, Ithaca, New York, USA

- WPFW Radio, Washington, USA

- WPKN FM, Bridgeport, CT, USA, standard program

- WPKM FM, Montauk, NY, USA, standard program

- WSCA FM, Portsmouth, NH, USA, standard program

- WSIE 88.7 FM, Edwardsville, IL , USA

- WTJU, Radio Virginia, Charlottesville/Virginia, USA

- WUCF-FM 89,9, Orlando, FL, USA

- WVST FM, Richmond, VA, USA, „Just Jazz"

- WXJZ-FM Gainesville, Florida, USA, Alan Olmstead: „Kaleidophonic Jazz"

- Urgent.FM, Gent, Belgium, „worldservice"

- RTV Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, „Jazz Corner", 2 h feature

- Radio Hoogeveen, Hoogeveen, Netherlands, "Afterdinnerjazz"

- Rosa FM 107.6, Vleuten, Netherlands „Softandsmooth", DJ The Fonz

- Reddog Medias, Paris, France "Jazz on Air"

- Radio Bangkok, Asia Radio Now, Bangkok, Thailand

- Art Sound FM, Canberra, Australia, standard program

- PBS 106,7 FM, Melbourne, Australia, standard program + recommended CD

- Coast FM 96,3, Gosford/Sydney, Australia, „Jazz Vibes" interview + TOP 2010

- Coral Coast Radio, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

- Radio Jazz Plus, Montreal, Canada, standard program

- Sky Jazz Radio, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, standart program

- SmoothJazzNow.com, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "high rotation"

- Punto Radio Cascina, Pisa, Italy, "Anima Jazz"

- Radio Nova, Sardegna, Italy, „The House of Blues", recommended  CD

- RDP Antena 2, Lisbon, Portugal, "Jazz Com Brancas" - 1 h programme

- RUM 97,5 Braga/Porto, Portugal, Baile dos Bombeiros

- QFM, Tenerife, Spain, on „high rotation", Top 10 + "all time favourites"

- Aeropuerto Jazz Cafe, Gran Canaria, Spain, recommended CD

- Canal Extremadura Radio, Badajos, Spain

- El Club de Jazz, Pamplona, Spain

- FM 101,7 Sevilla, Spain, „Jazz en el aire"

- Jazz-Radio FM, San Pedro de Alcántara, Málaga, Spain

- Radio Jazz International, Bole, Swiss

- Deutschlandradio Berlin, Germany, "Tonart: Lounge"

- Deutschlandradio Berlin, Deutschland, "Corso", Interview „Treasure"

- Deutschlandfunk Berlin, "Campus"

- D-Radio Kultur Berlin, "Religionen", Interview intercultural dialogue

- EMS-Vechte-Welle, Lingen (Ems), Germany, "Roundabout"

- HR 2, Frankfurt, Germany

- ju: Nai Radio, Magdeburg, Germany

- LORA 92.4, München, Deutschland "Musik der Kulturen: Global Sounds"

- MDR, Leipzig, Germany, „Take Five"

- NDR, Hamburg, Germany, „Play Jazz"

- Querfunk 104,8 FM, Karlsruhe, Jazz mit Prof. Wolf

- Radio Bielefeld, Germany, „Die Vinylbesessenen"

- Radio Bremen, Germany, Nordwestradio "Highlight"

- Radio Caprice, radio.net, BOSSA NOVA

- Radio Corax, Halle/Leipzig, Germany, „Planet Sounds"

- Radio Darmstadt, Germany, „Journey into Sound" + „Treffpunkt eine Welt"

- Radio Dreyeckland Freiburg, Germany, „Jazznews"

- Radio Lippeland, Lippstadt, Germany, „Soundtracks"

- Radio Okerwelle, Braunschweig, Germany, „Wundertüte" + „Mittagsjournal"

- Radio Ostfriesland, Aurich/Emden/Leer, Germany, „Jazz Corner"

- Radio RheinWelle 92,5 Wiesbaden, Germany

- Radio Unerhört, Marburg, Germany, „Jazz-Zeit: Neues vom Jazz"

- Radio Weser TV, Germany, „Der JW-Jazzpoint" + „GlobalRadio X-perience"

- Radio X, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, „Funky Fresh"

- Radio ZuSa, Lueneburg, Germany

- RBB Kulturradio Berlin, Germany, „Zeitpunkte"

- SR1 Europawelle, Saarbrücken, Germany

- SWOFI, Lubmin, Germany, Smooth Lounge webradio

- SWR 2, Baden-Baden, Germany, "Morgenjournal", „Dschungel", „Musik Spezial"

- UniRadio Berlin, Germany, „Planet Sounds"

- Wüste Welle, Tübingen, Germany, „Libresso"

- Alooga, Ottic-FM, Bonn, Germany, Trend-Radio





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