Everyone should have a friend like Schmitz – this sounds like one of this Jutebeutel prints that have infiltrated cities all over the world, but it’s not – it’s actually a very sincere statement.
Schmitz, whose civil name is Jan Jasper Kosok, currently runs the small but mighty music and text blog knicken that managed to gather a loyal crowd of music lovers. He also follows a rather conventional job as an online editor at a likeable, rather leftist, German newspaper. However, this doesn’t keep him from being an ardent supporter of the football team Borussia Dortmund, a team he has back-boned since childhood. Apart from this permissible, exotic deviation, he is closely connected to his Kiez where he is greeted by overwhelming Mediterranean warmth from every store owner between Kottbusser Tor and Görlitzer Bahnhof.
Also, he has a real knack for good tunes and Haiku’s. But let’s leave it to that for now, before this text turns into a praising anthem. Enjoy the mixtape!
Living in the City
We Are Window Shoppers
Walking on Thin Ice.
1. DJ Koze – Blume der Nacht
2. Christopher Rau – Ne Travaillez Jamais
3. John Roberts – Lesser
4. James Blake – At Birth
5. Andre Lodemann – Don’t Panic
6. Two Armadillos – Hawthorne’s Theme
7. Lovebirds – Keep Coming (Axel Boman Remix 1)
8. Stimming – Window Shopping