en:close, the sound of the jane

The worlds of taste and sound may not seem all that similar at first glance, but this one-of-a-kind collaborative project between Armada Music and The Jane Antwerp shows that there may be more crossover potential than you’d initially expect. We embarked on a creative mission to translate the details of the restaurant into sound, asked globally renowned record label Armada Music to chime in and gave ten of the label’s finest artist carte blanche to turn these recorded samples into records that sonically mirror The Janes lauded dining experience. The result: an incredible vinyl album, a documentary series, a special experience evening at The Jane and even a music production contest on producer platform Armada University.

THE VINYL ALBUM — All tracks on the album are built around the sounds that were recorded in the restaurant’s kitchen, and some of dance music’s most acclaimed names (e.g. Gerd Janson, Anfisa Letyago, Eelke Kleijn, Maxim Lany, Lyke) reworked the sounds into authentic tracks. The album includes twelve tracks in total and makes for an ambient-to-club-mix experience that fits the atmosphere of The Jane to the letter. You can order your copy here.

THE DOCUMENTARY — The official documentary series of the project features Nick Bril. Across the quartet of episodes, he explains the concept, the project and where his passion for music comes from, all in tandem with several of the artists who contributed to the official vinyl album. Watch the trailer here.

THE PRODUCER CHALLENGE — And finally, the collaboration between Armada Music and The Jane Antwerp sparked a unique contest for the global music production community. The 'The Sound Of The Jane' Producer Challenge gave up-and-coming music makers the chance to earn their spot on the digital album alongside Gerd Janson, Anfisa Letyago, Eelke Kleijn, Maxim Lany, Sebastian Mullaert and more. Like these big artists, contestants had to create their own track with the recorded kitchen samples. The winner not only got his submission officially released on the digital version of the vinyl album, but also won a dinner for two at The Jane.

en:close: the sound of the jane
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