Tape Five is an international studio project based in Germany and created by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Martin Strathausen. Their debut album (released in 2006) sold out in Europe, the USA and Asia.
They combine a variety of styles and influences – they focus on Electro Swing but branch out into Bossanova, Latin, Soul and Nujazz, and they manage to convey their vivid retro interpretation to the audience seamlessly.
Tape Five’s recordings and live sets have been put together with hand-picked musicians from all over the world. Among them have been musicians from England, California, Siberia and South Africa, notably Dionne Wudu, Henrik Wager, Brenda Boykin, Yuliet Topaz, Ian Mackenzie and Sha.
If you want Swing style original compositions with class, detail, musical depth, brilliant instrumental and vocal performances, and lyrics with that special vintage atmosphere...TAPE FIVE is the best on the scene!
— ChinChin Records