news

nov 12 2016

M.E.M. EXPOSURE - out now!

sept 11 2016

I am very happy to announce, that Betty Mu - great artist and new friend from Munich - has made the first Music Video for my upcoming Album 'Exposure'. The song is called 'Soothe My Restless Mind', her film is based on a video installation she did a while ago. Miraculously, film and music found each other and became comrades. The record will be out October 28 2016 Vinyl/Wav/mp3/Streaming. Our Video will be coming soon - check out Betty Mu's website: http://www.bettymu.com/ . Mario, Mobile Ethnic Minority

aug 17 2016

my new Album EXPOSURE will be out October 28th 2016! - Vinyl 180g (incl. Download), Wav, mp3

feb 27 2016

out now: MOBILE ETHNIC MINORITY - GOOD

nov 5 2015

the new MOBILE ETHNIC MINORITY Album GOOD is in the pipeline
and will be presented live on Thu, February 25, 2016 at Substanz Club Munich!
Here's a little something about what you can expect:

THE ALBUM IS DONE WITH ONLY THREE INSTRUMENTS: GUITAR, VOICE, AND BASS.
MY SOLITARY SINGINGS MINGLE WITH LOTS OF SONICS AND PERCUSSION, ALL CREATED BY GUITAR AND SOME OLD ECHO BOXES.
IT'S ALL HANDPLAYED INSTRUMENTS SENT ON A SONIC JOURNEY.

july 28 2015

in the making: MOBILE ETHNIC MINORITY - GOOD - soon to come!

feb 25 2015

The new M.E.M. Double Album 'TURTLE YEAH / LIVE FROM THE LAB' is in this world! 24 Tracks, available exclusively here on my homepage!

feb 13 2015

The Album Release Concert for the new M.E.M. Double Album 'TURTLE YEAH/LIVE FROM THE LAB' will be Thursday March 5 20h at Substanz-Club Munich!

jan 14 2015

The new M.E.M. Double Album 'TURTLE YEAH/LIVE FROM THE LAB' will be out soon! Live at the '25 Years Substanz-Club Munich'-Party on the 12th of March 2015!

dec 29 2014

The new M.E.M. Music Video 'MOON AND RIVER' from the upcoming new Double Album 'TURTLE YEAH/LIVE FROM THE LAB' will be out Jan 1st 2015

sept 13 2014

Another Live-Video is out from the Gig at Substanz-Club: Beautifully Strange, an older Song from the Album 'Songs & Sonics'

july 11 2014

New Video out: M.E.M. 'The Ballad Of Hope And Will' live at Substanz-Club, Munich, March 2014, from the M.E.M. Album 'SOUL'. Available here: http://mobileethnicminority.com/music.html

march 31 2014

Three new Vids for the 'Soul'-Album are online: Morning Is My Favorite Time Of Day, Let Your Lover Be Your Friend, I'm Not Cool!
We met in the afternoon and filmed the live-recording of the Songs. Each one was done in one take. This is all part of my trying to capture a true moment of music happening, and to show you how I like to record my Songs. Thanks to my friends from Passt Schon Prod. and to Suhur Abdi Osman for documenting and sharing that moment with me.

march 20 2014

today Release of 'SOUL', M.E.M. Album No.3

march 19 2014

'Morning Is My Favorite Time Of Day' is the first of three MusicVids for the new M.E.M. Album 'SOUL'. On Friday, Feb28 2014, we met in the afternoon and filmed the live-recording of the Songs. Each one was done in one take. This is all part of my trying to capture a true moment of music happening, and to show you how I like to record my Songs. Thanks to my friends from Passt Schon Prod. and to Suhur Abdi Osman for documenting and sharing that moment with me.

feb 17 2014

about the new m.e.m. album 'soul', release concert march 20, 2014, 'substanz' club, munich:

'..there's enough yellin' out there..' I had just written the lyrics for my third M.E.M. Album 'Soul', when my musician friends and I were kicked out of our studio and rehearsal rooms. So I grabbed my stuff, placed it in my living room, put on my sweat pants and slippers, turned on the mic and pushed the button. I recorded guitars and vocals - the kids yelling in the backyard and the humming of my fridge made for a lively and complementary background atmosphere. I went all the way, adding bass and electric guitars, drums, sonic landscapes... but then I thought: 'wait a minute, is that what an M.E.M. concert sounds like? Is that really you?' It became clear I wanted the songs to remain calm ('..there's enough yellin' out there..'), quiet and tender, honest, and short. No overstimulation. The menu should be pure and simple, with only a few ingredients, some herbs and spices here and there. I said goodbye to almost all those nice additional flavors and took them out again... Well, I know that some people prefer an opulent, lavish dinner, but when I listened back it just felt right! What a relief, my ears could easily follow... Fourteen Soul-Food songs, served on a plate of lyrics, vocals and acoustic guitar. That is how I started, sitting on the front porch, playing songs to my friends. mario knapp

jan 13 2014

looks like the release date of the new m.e.m. album 'soul' will be march 20, 2014, live at 'substanz' club, munich!

nov 16 2013

soon to come: the new album 'soul'

may 20 2013

today release of the new m.e.m. album 'sun seeker' - see 'music'

may 12 2013

'don quixote' music vid no.4 is out. happy to anounce that m.e.m. is zimbalam's 'featured artist of the month'. http://www.blogzimbalam.de/featured-artist/

april 6 2013

all four music videos are finished now. happy to say that the new album 'sun seeker' will be out may 20, available here on my homepage, and via www.zimbalam.de in many online stores & streaming services like itunes, amazon, deezer, spotify and many more.

dec 4 2012

proud to say the first of four videoclips for the upcoming 'sun seeker'-album is in the editing, directed by the fine hendrik v. bentheim

nov 20 2012

proud to say that there's four videoclips in the making for the upcoming 'sun seeker'-album with four fine directors: hendrik v. bentheim, phil vetter, idoune & jan scheutzow

aug 26 2012

just finished recording two new albums - 'sun seeker', a singing album, and 'in my silent heart', an album of ambient music, both to be released soon

may 21 2012

a nice article by jakob biazza in german 'sueddeutsche zeitung'

may 2012

'Songs & Sonics' Online-CD-Release May 20th!!!

march 2012

... just finished the new m.e.m. album ‚songs & sonics‘, knackered and happy..!!!

looking forward to playing a couple of shows in munich soon incl. my twice-a-month-regular at ‚maria passagne‘ and a gig at glockenbachwerkstatt‘ march 14. (check concerts)

collected live-, doku- & interview-material with filmmaker iDOunE to bring out some nice little ‚off-the-floor‘ films & video-clips soon (check film/video)


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