Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Lex-mas concert on the 20th of December also saw the premiere of new short documentary “Can We Make It?”. The 45-minute long film by Ako Lehemets portrays the band’s journey through the challenges but also successes of year 2020.
The documentary offers a unique insight into the emotions of band members and contributors throughout the year. It shows exclusive behind the scenes and backstage footage from Lexsoul’s first bandcamp, the obstacle-conquering coming of Lexplosion II and summer-time highlights. Among other events, organising the first post-lockdown show and a 3.5 hours long concert on top of a driving bus are discussed. With the documentary the band thanks everyone involved with the Lexplosion II journey, but also wishes to demonstrate the importance of culture and music in times that at first seem desperate. The film is now available on Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Youtube channel.
“Can we make it?” team:
Documentary by Ako Lehemets
Co-director: Mr. Jewels
Research: Eva Johanna Lepikov
Assistant: Raili Ots
Executive producer: Henrik Ehte
Footage by: Ako Lehemets, +372, Martin Raid, Nord Creative Agency, Taavi Muide, Mari Seger, band’s personal archives.
Location of interviews: Salme stuudio
Robert Linna – vocals, lyrics, producer
Martin Laksberg – bass, producer, mixer
Joonas Mattias Sarapuu – keys, backing vocals, cowbell
Kristen Kütner – guitar, cowbell
Jürgen Kütner – guitar
Caspar Salo – drums, percussion
The Crew of LEX:
Live Sound Engineer: Kaspar Brandt
Live Sound Engineer II: Rasmus Maasen
Bus Sound Engineer: Rasmus Meinart
Lights: Meelis Lusmägi
Photographer: Taavi Muide
Art: Adele Thele Robam
Art II: Elo Elmers
Art III: Mari Seger
Assistant: Raili Ots
Manager: Henrik Ehte
Music used in the movie comes from Lexplosion II
All songs written by: Lexsoul Dancemachine
Lyrics by: Robert Linna
Special Guests: Cory Wong, Luiz Black, Liis Lutsoja
Produced by: Solid Gold Sound
Mixed by: Martin Laksberg
Mastered by: Jörgen Hermaste
Thank you for your help and support in 2020 and with Lexplosion II:
Hooandjad, Estonian Authors’ Society, Tallinna Kesklinna Valitsus, Coop Pank, Hulkurbuss, +372 Community, RGB, Saundland, Protone, Printwise, Kleepsuvabrik, Öku, VLND Burger, Kokomo, Karjase Sai, Nudist, Punch Drinks, Estookin, Taavi Muide, Mari Seger, Eva Johanna Lepikov, Põhjala tehas, Ako Lehemets, Enn Meiesaar, United Old School Crew, Marat, Tuul, Maria Vaakmann, Kaupo Kolsar, Dan Rucinski, Ben Baruch, Tuula Sá Do Carmo, Martin Petermann, Tits Agency (Marleen Kubits, Reet Taniel), Raquel Bem, Pancho Reinberg, Elise Eimre, Will Work 4 Funk (Jade Parolini), Passionate PR (Tobi Kirsch), Retrosonic Pro Audio (Jürgen Urbanik, Rasmus Maasen, José Diogo Neves), Estonian Funk Embassy.
Special thanks to our families and loved ones!