Yes, this record is named after the studio in Amsterdam where it’s been recorded.
Benjamin Herman called me to record some tracks for Paul Weller, who was actually in Amsterdam to record a whole new album. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it, which really ruined my day, but they needed a second recording day, and this time I was able to join the horn section.
We didn’t edit or do overdubs at all, we just played the whole song a couple of times with all the horns together until Paul captured the general vibe he was looking for.
And the vibes were good. Like many artists, Paul offered us to join him on tour after the recording session, but this time we actually got the call from the management to fly to London for a BBC live broadcast, followed by a six weeks European tour.
The tour happened to be the beginning of a collaboration for more than two years, lifelong friendships and many musical/personal highlights. If there were 5 consecutive songs without horns in the set, we would all just listen to that songs and feel the energy, impatiently waiting to be part of that energy on stage again. To me one of the most precious elements in music: good energy. Pure gold. More background information at Benjamin Herman: Durban Poison