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Jazz Up My Fat Tires - ANKE LUCKMANN portrays German-Liberian rapper Molley

German hip hop is dead… long live German hip hop! Do you remember the legendary sound of the late 90s and 2000s? The tunes of Samy Deluxe, Afrob, Dendemann, Curse, Kool Savas, and Freundeskreis had hip hoppers all of Germany feeling the vibe – and now it’s 2021, but does that mean the good times are gone? Not entirely, because Molley, whose newfound home is Cologne, is reviving the soul of German hip hop with his songs. Combined with new-school elements, he creates his very own sound which is not only fresh, timeless and lyrical, but also up to par with the legends from back in the day.

Born 1986 in Bong Town (Liberia), civil war in his home country drove the artist to Germany in 1990, where he discovered his passion for hip hop at the end of the decade. At seventeen, he rapped his first lines and signed his first deal in 2006 with BremenChild, a previously small, local label from Bremen. At the same time, this was the kick-off for several gigs in and around Bremen, for instance, as the supporting act for Sido, K.I.Z., Kollegah or at the after-party of Kool Savas.

In 2008, Molley decided to first focus on studying and getting a job, but the love for music never stops – something every real hip hop fan will most likely be able to relate to. Which is why Molley has been putting the pedal to the medal again since 2016 and has gotten off to a flying start – in the studio and on stage, alone or with band. GoListen : soundcloud.com/molleymusic & @molleymusic & facebook.com/molleymusic
06.04.2021 show complete article

 

ANKE LUCKMANN photographs ‘The Californian Job’ – an homage to the Lamborghini Miura with gangster Jeff, published as a cover spread in French automotive magazine AUTOHEROES and on GoSee

‘The Californian Job’ is about Jeffrey Meier’s passion for the Lamborghini Miura P400, which was realized visually by ANKE LUCKMANN: French car magazine AUTOHEROES was so thrilled about the spread that it used it for the cover story ‘The Californian Job’ in an extensive feature article.

How it all happened? Anke tells us here on GoSee. “Lamborghinis have accompanied me ever since I had the honor of photographing the Lamborghini calendar years ago in the hallowed halls at Sant’Agata Bolognese – the birthplace of this design icon. I fell in love with the golden Lamborghini Miura there at first sight back then.”

“Through the images of this shoot, I met up with other Miura owners – which is how I got the idea to do a personal project in California with Jeff’s orange beauty, a Lamborghini Miura S, P400. A masterpiece by Designer Bertone. A barn find in original condition. Inspired by the legendary film ‘The Italian Job’ from 1969, I created my own interpretation in February, 2020. I found the perfect location to do so in California on Mulholland Drive near LA with its sparse beauty and the wonderfully winding roads up in the hills. The shoot was also followed by a curious flock of ravens who seemed to be watching us attentively the whole time. Even though I didn’t get to drive myself, the ride in the passenger seat was breathtaking and deafening – just 50 cm above the transverse mid-mounted V12 engine... So big thanks to OG Jeff for this amazing shoot!”

And if someone reads this who still has a Miura in the garage – please get in touch with Anke Luckmann, preferably with a photo. And who knows, it could be the beginning of a new photo love story…

Find the complete series by Anke on ankeluckmann.com, with yet another exilarating Lamborghini Mura spread in metallic blue just waiting to be seen.
09.02.2021 show complete article

 

ANKE LUCKMANN : with the PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S E-Hybrid and musician Yun-Jin Cho, first violinist of the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, through the music city of Leipzig

For CHRISTOPHERUS MAGAZINE and Delius Klasing Corporate Publishers, ANKE LUCKMANN went on a trip with the new Porsche Panamera and Yun-Jin Cho, the celebrated violinist from the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, through the music city of Leipzig. The Gewandhaus Quartet is a string quartet ensemble, which was founded in 1808.

The exceptional talent left her home town of Seoul at the age of fifteen because she wanted to study music abroad. Since 2008, Yun Jin Cho has been playing in the Gewandhaus Orchestra and is meanwhile the Deputy 1st Concertmaster. In 2015, she also took on a lecturing tenure at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music and Theater in Leipzig. “The orchestra has always had a fantastic reputation,” says Yun-Jin Cho and adds, “At the time I didn’t realize how deeply the roots of classical music run in this city.”

Porsche has reliably partnered with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra already since 2011 in a cooperation aimed at making classical music accessible to everyone. Since 2014, experiencing classical music has been the focus of its activities. The concert series attracts thousands of visitors each year to Leipzig’s Rosental park – both free of charge and open air.
20.01.2021 show complete article