SEATTLE, Wash. — Hop Productions proudly announces the release of Fodakis, the new album by Das Vibenbass on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. The Seattle quartet that is, “crushing the borders of Jazz,” presents Fodakis – a collection of songs that consciously challenge cultural assumptions about the jazz medium.

From Los Angeles to Berlin, audiences have been captivated by the music of Das Vibenbass. Sustaining a spot in the top five of Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 jazz charts for over 5 months, the quartet was then nominated for Best Jazz/Experimental act in the Seattle Weekly poll, “Best of 2006.” Tours of the United States, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic have cultivated a devoted fan base spanning many ages, many countries, and many tastes.

A CD release party will take place at Neumo’s at 925 E. Pike St., Seattle, Washington, 98112 on Friday, June 29th, at 9 p.m., where Das Vibenbass will take the stage with Flowmotion. Find out more at

An unprecedented fifty percent of all profits from this recording are being donated to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting music through donation of musical instruments to young musicians. Find out more information about the organization at

Fodakis Fodakis was produced by Das Vibenbass and Loren Weisman. It is a Freedom Solutions Recording Plan (FSRP) album, meaning it was created through a process that saves the artist money by taking budgeting and planning to the next step. The plan, developed by Loren Weisman, relies on artist willingness to invest more time into their project from start to finish. It also keeps the artist in control of their music. Lastly, the plan proposes giving a percentage of profits to a charity the artist believes in. Fodakis is being released with two other FSRP recordings from Seattle: R&B artist Jeremiah, and Houston rock group Stretching Madness. More information available at

CD Summary:
Label: Hop Productions
Band/Group: Das Vibenbass
CD Title: Fodakis
UPC: 837101360777 (Audio CD)
SRP: $10.00

Listen to the new Das Vibenbass album, Fodakis, their first single “Ghost runner on third” and visit their website at, or their Myspace page at for more information on the group.

CONTACT: Media, Booking, Hop Productions
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