CREST POWERS GERMAN RAPPER BUSHIDO TO ECHO VICTORY
31 March 2008
(Berlin) - German rap star Bushido savoured the taste of a dual victory at Germany's 17th Echo Awards, held in Berlin last month. The Echos are considered to be one of the most important music prizes in Europe.
Rubbing shoulders with international prize-winners such as James Blunt, Linkin Park, 50 Cent and Nelly Furtado, Bushido was voted Best Domestic Live Act and Best Domestic Artist R&B/Hip-Hop for the third time running.
Something of a national icon in Germany by virtue of his controversial lyrics and colourful live presence, Bushido has recently finished a sold-out tour supplied by premier German live production specialists, Complete Audio, Berlin. The rider specified a Martin Audio line array driven by Crest Audio Pro8200 and 9200 amplifiers.
Indeed, Bushido’s third run to victory as Best Domestic Live Act began in February and then again in June 2007 where he played to a series of sold-out venues prior to the launch of his latest album “7 Live”. This led to a further tour in December 2007 which “broke all records” and spawned the “7 Live – Bushido in concert” CD/DVD.
Fundamental to the success of any live tour (not to mention any subsequent awards!) is the quality of the sound experienced by the concert-goer. Bushido has been working with Complete Audio for all his recent tours and has complete faith in the company’s ability to reproduce the kind of sound he requires for his shows. According to Complete Audio’s project manager André Rauhut, the combination of a Crest Audio-driven Martin Audio line array system complete with XTA control was precisely what was required to deliver Bushido’s powerful, energetic rap show to his adoring fans: “I love the dynamic and crystal clear sound of the Crest Pro200™ amps. They offer plenty of headroom for Bushido’s muscular groove.”
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