MATHIS GROSSMANN & TRUST FEAT. LEONA BERLIN
(Hip Hop/ Electronic Beats/ RnB)
Mathis Grossmann- drums
Leona Berlin — voc
Roman Klobe- guit
Richard Müller- bass
Mathis Grossmann is a drummer and music producer from Berlin. He has accumulated a broad spectrum of experience spanning a variety of styles including Jazz, Soul Music and HipHop.
His new project combines many of his musical influences, such as Herbie Hancock, J Dilla, D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar. His last release ”1 ON 1” was composed, produced and played by Mathis and features the Italian producer Mabi Sabi and Leona Berlin on vocals.
In addition to working on his own project, Mathis plays and collaborates with artists and groups around Germany as a drummer and producer. He is currently working with Haberecht 4, Spaceinvaders, Kenny Wesley, Kileza and Leona Berlin.
Leona Berlin produced her first own song at the age of 16, inspired by the music of Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Robert Glasper. Already then, she was honing her unique style, which combines emotional soul vocals with electronic effects and distinctive harmonies. She uses a harmoniser to multiply her voice and to create beguiling sounds with her band.
During her vocal studies, Leona Berlin produced songs together with other artists, including the DJ collective SoulParlor, as well as working on her own compositions. She has also demonstrated her creative versatility in supporting acts for artists such as Al Jarreau, and in her collaboration on the new album of Klaus Doldinger’s band Passport (New Moon, feat. Sasha).
Transcending stylistic boundaries, Leona Berlin’s voice and remarkable compositions, influenced by jazz, R’n’B and Neo Soul, put her in a league of her own. Live and in the studio she creates soundscapes full of energy, colour and emotional depth.
The new album is planned for May 2018 with a tour.