Under Your Skin will be a 350- 400 page book with a DVD about musicians from around the world, ranging from popular music to classical. In many ways Under Your Skin is the first exploration on the cultural diversity of music. The 300 page book gives a valuable insight on artists from around the globe – from Popular Music to Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae, Avantgarde, Metal, Electronic, DJ-ing/Turntablism and Classical. The book comprises a vast affiliation of artistic and social culture in its variety and illuminates in a world-wide discussion its usefulness in today’s societies.
In interviews the artists discuss their careers, their ups and downs, their tactical skills needed to bring music to the market, the light and shadow sides of touring and the effect it causes. Under Your Skin covers musicians from different generations and gives the reader a close insight into the music business which is rarely shown, from the day to day pursuits to the more humorous side of the business. The book will also include comments and contributions from celebrities, as well as photographs and cartoons which will make Under Your Skin a very collectable item.The book includes interviews with: Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Cindy Blackman, Taj Mahal, Archie Shepp, Xzibit, Yusef Lateef , Matt Waugh, Bob James, Skip Mcdonald, Erika Stucky, Living Colour – Vernon Reid – Will Calhoun, Terri Lyne Carrington, Andrea Parkins, Wolfram Knauer – The Director of the German Jazz institute, Dj Rob Swift, Marilyn Crispell, Dick Griffin, Billy Bang, Aphex twin, Kahil El Zabaar, Michael Ricci – All About Jazz, Val-Inc , Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, The Director of Konzerthaus Vienna, Jack Dejohnette, Yves Weyh – Zakarya, Fred Frith, Elliot Sharp, Public Enemy, Blixa Bargeld ( Einstuerzende Neubauten ), Mouse on Mars, Bev Getz , Isaku Kageyama, Roy Ayres, Helma Schleif – FMP music, Billy Cobham, The Captain , Enzo Rocco, Vijay Iyer , Sam Rivers, Kronos Quartet, Miroslav Musicant, King Britt, Ernst Bier, Napoleon Solo , Gary Lucas, Foday Musa Suso, Jalal Nurrin, Doug Hammond, Immamddin Khan – The Ustad Arba Music Group, Linda Clifford, Dj Mitsu, José Francisco Tapiz – Tomajazz, Yogini , Kenji Siratori , Melanie Scholtz , Ann Marie Almedal, Jacqueline kroft, Maria Joao, Hilde Hefte, DJ Krust, Gail Anderson (ex Rolling stones mag ), Rebekah Jordan, Dawn Silva (Brides Of Funkenstein ), Turntabalist Disk, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Monday Michiru, Kutmasta Kurt, Ebony Strings, Hank Roberts, Omar Sosa, Jazztronik, Foetus, Kikuko, Evi Vine, Dj Logic, Sameh "SAZ" Zakout and many others.