Dan Davis in an interview with EKS-port

On the 25th of January in 2016 Dan Davis conducted the interview with the band EKS-port for the Cover Up! NEWSMAGAZINE. The full interview is published in German under the link here. We publish a large part of the interview in English.

Dan Davis: Hello together! Can you tell some words about EKS-port and the Past of the Project?

Kromproom: Hello!

MC Else: Hello! Yes we can. As the two solo musicians we met in Cracow in Poland in 2008. After our meeting we got the idea to do a music project and we called our duo “EKS-port”. From that moment also we have started to be together privately and now Piotr is my husband. I come from Czech Republic and Kromproom comes from Poland. Our band name can read as „Else Kromproom Sound-port“. It arose from the word Export and means to exchange of musical ideas between us like a kind of international cooperation.

Yes, it is a short origins of the band's name. Our debut album „eks-peryment“ was released by Carlos Peron’s label in 2011. From the album the track „Two faces“ was chosen for the soundtrack „Revolution, Baby! - Darkness“, which was produced in collaboration between me and Jens Esch Centurio. Since 2012, our EKS-port productions such as the album „7788 kmh“ (2013), the single „1-2-3-4-5-R“ (2012) or „ABS – Remixes“ (2013) have been released digital by our label Kromp Room Records. As for the track ABS was officially remixed among others by well-known German band called „The Psychic Force“. Others remixers of the track ABS are „DJ Dubtron“ from India, „Vulturius“ and „Jamick“ from Poland.

Dan Davis: When did you started to make music?

MC Else: In 2004 as a sixteen years old girl I was fascinated the Wolrd of Polish hip-hop and due to this fascination I began rapping lyrics written by myself. Together with my brother (Dj YoGi) and our friend we founded the group called "Touareg Crew". Our group played live a few concerts in the Czech Republic, for example in Prague. From 2006 to the beginning 2008 I performed solo and published the first demo album called "2004-2008", which I recorded with my brother and various artists.  I grew up among sounds because my daddy owned music store by 15 years. I have been a member of the music projects EKS-port along with Kromproom since 2008. I collaborated with Carlos Perón (ex Yello), Jens Esch "Centurio" and other artists from all over the World. In 2009, along with Kromproom, we founded the "Kromp Room" label.

Kromproom: At the beginning of the 90s I composed music modules on Commodore Amiga computers under many pseudonyms (yazz, jazz, krompiu). In the second half of the 90s I was a member of the group „Virtual Madness“ along with Rafał Głębowski and Marcin Kmiecik. Together we created „Brain Killer“, one of the first "FPS" (First Person Shooter) games for the Amiga. As "Kromproom" been producing music since 2001. I have been a member of the music projects "EKS-port" along with MC Ele since 2008, and "CbK" (Centurio beatz Kromproom) along with Jens Esch "Centurio" since 2011. I collaborated with Carlos Perón in years 2010-2011. In 2009, along with MC Else, we founded the "Kromp Room" label, which is still going today. In 2012, the "Kromp Room" label was registered under the name "KROMP ROOM RECORDS" (aka KrompRoomRecords) by GVL in Germany.

Dan Davis: How would you describe the music from EKS-port?

MC Else: Our music is a mixture of various styles of electronic music, especially: break beat, new beat, electro, hip-hop, techno, trance, tribal, ebm, etc. Also we like mixing live sounds with electronic samples.

Kromproom: We are fans of music and do not limit ourselves to one specific style or trend. I like when we start recording Eli’s voice because in my opinion it adds a special meaning to EKS-port productions. MC Else has an unprecedented tone of voice, so I had to learn to work with her rap and vocal in our studio.

Dan Davis: We talk today because there is a new album with the title “ABGRUND”, a Soundtrack to the book “ABGRUND” from me. How long did you work on it?

Kromproom: If I remember correctly it could be in January 2014 when I received the information from you, that you wanted someone to compose music for your art-book Abgrund. Next we have agreed that the music is going to be produce by EKS-port.

MC Else: In the end of 2014 the work on the soundtrack gathered pace when we got from you the book Abgrund, which made a big impression on us. It was a great thing to stimulate inspiration. We can say that we worked on the soundtrack at about 12 months.

Dan Davis: I think we should talk about the single Tracks of it. You did 10 Tracks because there are 10 Chapters in the book, and each Track has the name of an artwork from me. So can you tell some words about the first Track “No Evil”, your inspiration,  musical setting, ideas, work and so on…?

MC Else: The picture called „No evil“ is showing the gesture horns by hand. In various cultures of the world means something bad but also something good so we got the idea to create the first track with heavy beat and bass. My lyrics, which I rap in Czech language are talking about the confrontation of different nations in the same place. Foreigners come to us and say, that they are doing „no evil“ but the reality is quite different. Text brings up the subject of hatred of some people to our European culture.

Dan Davis: Now your musical setting, inspiration, ideas, work about the other Tracks: We will go to Track No. 2: “Aura”. Can you say some words to it?

Kromproom: The track is an experiment. The „Aura“ picture is in a spatial atmosphere of a room where you can see unique photos and images. Dark purple room with a sofa next to the wall looks like a scene from a film by David Lynch.

Dan Davis: Track No. 3 “Dog”:

MC Else: The picture inspired me to write the text of the friendship between a girl and the animal creature, which you can see on the picture. It is a combination of a dog with a dragon. Naturally I needed to sing the refrain to emphasize love and friendship between the two entities.

Dan Davis: Track No. 4 “Soldier”:

Kromproom: We composed music to the picture because I was a professional soldier by several years. The composition is melancholic which expresses the emotions of a soldier who must leave the family to fight for freedom.

Dan Davis: There is an option for a free Download of the Track as a Statement against War and Terror?

MC Else: This song was composed especially for our soldiers who are fighting for our security and they hinder the development of a major war. We agree with the use of this composition to fight for our Freedom and against Terror. The track is available to free download from our soundcloud profile under the link https://soundcloud.com/eksport/soldier.

Dan Davis: Track No. 5 “Traumzone”:

The pictures of the deformed buildings of the project traumzone inspired us to create a trance composition, which starts a sounds of a traffic city. MC Else wrote the minimalist lyrics in english language. We wanted to make a mix with trance rhythms, bass and Else‘s voice, that introduce a listener to indutrial-dreamland.

Dan Davis: Track No. 6 “Black Mirror”:

Kromproom: A mirror is a very interesting and mystical invension and stimulates the human imagination. When I was a child I wondered what is on the other side of the mirror. The short music composition is a bridge between the world and a mirror reflection.

Dan Davis: Track No. 7 “Face”:

MC Else: On the basis of this black and white image I wrote the text in Czech, that gives us information that our life is not only black or only white. Every person can achive own aim if a person is strong and patient. 

Dan Davis: Track No. 8 “Moonchild”:

MC Else: To write the text inspired me your pictures, just as in the case of other tracks. It is a simple text about a wonderful person who came from space. This cosmic person has supernatural powers. For more cosmic sound I decided to sing in the final part of the song.

Dan Davis: Track No. 9 “Weapon”:

MC Else: The Czech words, that I wrote for this track describe the picture perfectly. let me quote a brief excerpt of the text: „...I am a dangerous woman, I'm holding a gun, you can not escape from me, I’m like a dragon, I’m an aggressive woman, drop the weapon! For your behavior you pay hard punishment...“. It is a little bit feminist text. :)

Kromproom: I really like this part of the text: „...my feminine shapes and deep neckline destroys you more than my gun...“. :)

Dan Davis: Track No. 10 “Salome”:

Kromproom: On this picture you can see a woman in a sensual pose. For this reason I recorded my voice as a chorus of man, that expresses a desire in relation to Salome.

Dan Davis: Miss MC Else… In some Cases an “Dog”, “Moonchild” you`ve changed the chant in parts in lovely singing. Is this the first time and a new side from you on the album? A “Coming Out”…;-) ?

MC Else: When I was a child I started singing and sang in a small children's choir and composed my first songs. When I was a teenager I have started rapping my lyrics and I have used singing as a condiment. Together with Kromproom we have started working on my solo album, in which I am also going to sing something.

Dan Davis: Your favorite Track on “ABGRUND” is:

MC Else and Kromproom:
We like the track "Dog" because it seems to us the most interesting and experimental. We like also "Traumzone" and "Moonchild". We are pleased overall with the entire album. 
We would like to thank all those people who contributed to this album, especially you Daniel, that we could compose the soundtrack to your art-book Abgrund. Thank to Marek Holewiński who created the audio teaser of the album.

Dan Davis: Thank you EKS-port!

Full version of the interview in German is under the link here.
Dan Davis im Interview mit EKS-port. Kromproom & Sängerin MC Else über das neue Album "ABGRUND" zum Buch von Daniel Bosch (Dan Davis). www.cover-up-newsmagazine.de

Copyright by COVER UP! Newsmagazine, 25.01.2016
(Copyright Bilder: by EKS-port / Daniel Bosch)


Kromproom - A N D R O I D - V I D E O - Soon

You are warmly welcomed in the New Year! We have for you the first news. Work on the video for the track titled -Android- is growing impressively. Director Marek Holewiński (Madness Graphics) lifts slowly the certain on.

To be continued ...


EKS-port - A B G R U N D - Out Now!

From the 21st of December the soundtrack Abgrund is available to stream and download worldwide. The art-book Abgrund is written by the artist, painter and writer of science fiction Daniel Bosch also known under the pseudonyms Dan Davis and David Simon. Thanks to Marek Holwińki from Madness Graphics, who created the great visualization to  the preview soundtrack, that you can watch on our channel on You Tube. All are cordially invited to listen and download the album, which is available on iTunes, amazon, qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, tidal and other music platforms. At the beginning of 2016 we will be conducted talks with the author of the book and his publisher about the special edition of the autobiography and physical CD. Stay tuned.

Ursprüngliches Erscheinungsdatum : 21. Dezember 2015
Erscheinungstermin: 21. Dezember 2015
Label: KrompRoomRecords
Copyright: KrompRoomRecords
Gesamtlänge: 42:42
Genres: Soundtracks


The art-book ABGRUND by DANIEL BOSCH - Official Preview Soundtrack

Tomorrow is coming new EKS-port album called ABGRUND. Check out our channel on You Tube, there is the official preview soundtrack produced to the art-book ABGRUND by DANIEL BOSCH. We welcome you to listen and watch the great audio visualization created by Marek Holewiński from Madness Graphics.

Music written and produced by Piotr "Kromproom" Krompiewski.
Lyrics, rap and voice by Eliška "MC Else" Krompiewska.
Mixed and Mastered by EKS-port.
(C) 2015 Kromp Room Records.
Music administrated by GEMA.

EKS-port's network:

Visuals by Marek Holewiński
Madness Graphics: http://www.madness.net.pl/

PREORDER: iTunesamazon, rebeat promoqobuz


Soundtrack Preview - ABGRUND by EKS-port - 21st of December 2015 Available Worldwide!

Das Buch zum Kunstmaler Daniel Bosch! 

Inhaltsangabe: Bereits im Alter von 15 Jahren erkrankte der Künstler an Krebs. Erfahren Sie in diesem Buch mehr über sein Leben, den Kampf gegen den Tod sowie Berichte aus einem Leben, welches allen Mut machen sollte, die heute ebenfalls am ABGRUND stehen... Lesen Sie in diesem Buch von zwei außerkörperlichen Nahtodeserlebnissen des Künstlers, die sein Leben für immer auf den Kopf stellten. Erleben Sie nie gezeigte Einblicke und Kunstwerke - Erfahrungsberichte, Fotos, Gedichte und Gedanken des Endzeitkünstlers und Fotographen, dessen Werke heute im Besitz von vielen namhaften Persönlichkeiten im In-und Ausland sind. ABGRUND- Eine Abrechnung mit dem Leben VORAB-HÖRPROBE aus dem Soundtrack "ABGRUND": HIER KLICKEN!

Projekt muzyczny EKS-port, który tworzą Piotr "Kromproom" Krompiewski oraz Eliška "MC Else" Krompiewska wyjawił datę premiery nowego albumu pt. ABGRUND. Tytuł ten wejdzie do sprzedaży cyfrowej 21-go grudnia 2015 roku. ABGRUND to autobiografia artysty, malarza i pisarza literatury fantastyczno-naukowej Daniela Boscha, znanego również jako Dan Davis oraz David Simon. EKS-port na podstawie książki wyprodukował dziesięć utworów w stylistyce muzyki elektronicznej zawierającej mieszankę electro, ambientu z elementami rapu i żywych brzmień. W dniu 18 listopada na oficjalnej stronie autora książki pojawił się najnowszy audio zwiastun nadchodzącego albumu, który można posłuchać tutaj. Dodatkowo projekt EKS-port na profilu soundcloud zamieścił ponad dziesięcio minutowy audio zwiastun promujący nadchodzącą ścieżkę dźwiękową. Zapraszamy do słuchania.

This is the preview of the original soundtrack to the art-book ABGRUND by Daniel Bosch (aka Dan Davis). The album available to stream and download worldwide on the 21st of December 2015. Information about the book, soundtrack and more you can find on Daniel Bosch's website: www.daniel-bosch-art.de/CD-zum-Buch.html.

Snippet tracklist:
1. NO EVIL 00:00-01:00
2. AURA 01:00-02:13
3. DOG 02:13-03:09
4. SOLDIER 03:09-04:08
5. TRAUMZONE 04:08-05:09
6. BLACK MIRROR 05:09-06:09
7. FACE 06:09-07:10
8. MOONCHILD 07:10-08:11
9. WEAPON 08:11-08:57
10. SALOME 08:57-10:20

Art-Book (C) Daniel Bosch
Photo by Michal Hlousek
Cover art by Daniel Bosch
Music written and produced by
Eliska and Piotr Krompiewscy (EKS-port)
Music (C) Kromp Room Records
Administrated by GEMA