Dust of Soul
Dust of Soul are POSITIVE MUSIC POWER – the internationally renowned music duo that combines an distinctive strong, unique voice and an intuitive, powerful piano.
Saskia Stäuble, known professionally as “Dusty” (born 1981 in Basel), is a Swiss singer, songwriter, composer and motivational coach. She is the first singer and motivational coach to combine both art forms to create a positive impact on audiences through music.
This unique mix and their energetic performances on stage led Dust of Soul to establish the new music genre POSITIVE MUSIC POWER.
Dusty is a special singer due to her powerful and versatile singing skills. Her voice is often described as soulful, expressive and surprising, and she has a wide vocal range that allows her to sing both high and low notes with ease. In addition to her technical skills, Dusty is also known for her stage presence and intuitive interaction with audiences. With her powerful lyrics she has an uplifting effect on the audience and motivates them to find inner strength and transform life into positive ones.
She has a magnetic energy that touches people’s hearts and her performances are often described as a stimulating and inspiring experience.
Dusty’s distinctive voice and dynamic stage presence as a singer and motivational coach have set Dust of Soul apart from a mere concert experience and have contributed to Dust of Soul’s success.
Michael Odermatt, known professionally as “MiKey” (born 1989 in Lucerne), is a Swiss pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his purely intuitive expression on the piano and his ability to capture the essence of Dust of Soul visually and to produce music.
This leads to the two artists being inseparable and unique together.
MiKey is a special pianist due to his intuitive ability and unique approach to piano playing. He is known for fusing classical piano techniques with modern pop and soul music, creating a sound that is both dynamic and innovative.
MiKey’s piano playing is often described as expressive and emotional and he has a gift for creating intuitive arrangements live on stage at the moment that also showcase his technical ability. In addition to this talent, MiKey is also a talented composer.
His passion for music and dedication helped spread Dust of Soul as a unique and exciting music act.
Dust of Soul are known for their image reinvention and musical versatility. Each of their songs has its own original expression, which Dust of Soul also conveys visually in music videos. The changeability in the expression of their songs surprises the audience again and again. Exactly because of this lived creativity, Dust of Soul are authentic.
Dust of Soul perform original songs written and musically composed by both artists. The music is about never giving up on a dream and empowering our inner positivity. But the musicians not only convince with their songwriting in the traditional sense, but also with their talent to intuitively create songs live on stage with the energy of the audience. This creates an unprecedented closeness between artist and audience and is called Music Souling.
Music Souling is a unique and innovative approach to music to connect with yourself on a deeper level and create an experience of positivity within yourself.
Dust of Soul’s intuitive musical power can be a transformative healing experience. Therefore, “Music Souling” has the potential to move people forward and bring about positive change.
With their intuitive way of “reading” energy and reflecting it in a music performance (Intuitive Music Reading), Dust of Soul have already had a significant positive impact on the health and mental strength of numerous people in all industries.
Positive Music Power, as Dust of Soul call their music, is their musical concept that aims to spread positivity, inspiration and empowerment through their music. It is their philosophy that drives them to create music that empowers and motivates audiences.
Through their unique blend of genres including pop, soul and classical music, Dust of Soul infuse their songs with powerful and meaningful melodies and lyrics that inspire confidence and personal growth. Her music often touches on universal themes, such as belief in oneself, and resonates with audiences around the world.
“Positive Music Power” is not just about the music itself, it is also about the effect it has on audiences. Dust of Soul believe in the transformative power of music and its ability to heal, inspire and bring people together. The goal of Dust of Soul is to create a positive ripple effect through their music and to encourage people to achieve their dreams and overcome challenges.
Dust of Soul performed in more than 160 concerts on three continents – in India, Oman, Tunisia, Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland) and Turkey. With a growing community on social media, 220,000 followers have taken Dust of Soul to Tunisia in 2013, the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East in 2016 and India in 2019, where exciting music projects and fusions with other artists have emerged.
Already in 2013, Dust of Soul reach tens of thousands of people in Tunisia with their music via Facebook and organize concerts on the beach and in the renowned “Acropolium” in Carthage. For the performances they join forces with the Tunisian cellist Mohamed Amine Ben Smida from the national symphony orchestra of Tunisia.
In 2015, Dust of Soul reached an important milestone with their self-initiated “Peace Concert” in which they work together with other Tunisian artists and thus supported the “Peace Tunisia” campaign. The collaboration with the Tunisian cellist resulted in a live production of the song BELIEVE with a music video, recorded in the “Acropolium de Carthage” cathedral. It’s their most listened song in Tunisia. That’s why the song BELIEVE celebrates its premiere on the Tunisian radio stations in front of an audience of millions.
In 2016, four years after their founding, Dust of Soul received an honor from the Swiss Federal President at the time, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, for their “International Cultural Exchange” initiative and their musical work.
In 2017, MTV India Unplugged presents the “sensational duo” as the opening act for Bollywood superstar Ayushmann Khurrana at the biggest stage in Oman – the Qurum Amphitheater in Muscat.
Dust of Soul are the first Swiss musicians to perform for “MTV Unplugged”.
They are also the first Swiss musicians to be invited to the Arabic breakfast television “Qahwat Alsabah” on Oman TV for a detailed live interview with translation into Arabic, followed by a musical performance.
Another career highlight follows in 2018: a performance for the royal family of Oman with the Dust of Soul song COLOR OF OMAN, dedicated to Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The performance takes place on “Oman National Day”, the Sultan’s birthday, in the Muscat Amphitheater accompanied by 20 Omani musicians.
In November 2018, Dust of Soul received an award from the “Girija Baqer Art Foundation” for their contribution to the world of music because of this and for their commitment.
2019 releases Dust of Soul’s debut studio album – DUST OF SOUL IN COLORS – and presents features with Colombian singer and percussionist Rodry-Go (famous for performances with Carlos Santana, Anastasia, Deep Purple, and the feature with “Loco Escrito”), and New York-influenced rapper Yaw Boso.
Another very successful fusion is their mix of opera/pop with Indian rap and beatboxing. The music video VICTORY with Hindi rapper Mc Siddu and “The Dharavi Dream Project Mumbai”, a music project in cooperation with “Universal Music India” to keep children and young people off the streets and drug deals and to give support through music support. The music video is shot in the middle of Mumbai’s largest slum, the Dharavi (same location as blockbuster «Slumdog Millionaire») and reaches an audience of half a million.
At the largest European music competition “Tour Music Fest 2019”, Dust of Soul reached the top 10 in the Swiss national final from 28,000 artists from all over Europe.
The Berklee College of Music in Boston comments on her performance: “Outstanding artistic fashion style. Outstanding stage presence. Extremely descriptive. Very interactive.”
Dust of Soul received the nomination for a crystal award in November 2019.
In 2020 Dust of Soul release the single RAINBOW – a heartbreaking ballad, as well as two other Indian fusions: SMILE – in collaboration with Indian Bollywood actor Yash Choudhary and MUSIC LOVE – with Indian rapper Noxious D (of «Gully Boy» fame) & Roland India’s Support act – Indian singer-songwriter Ketan Mohite.
In 2021, Dust of Soul will present their second studio album WONDERLAND. Select single releases are WONDERLAND with a feature by Cortés Kimberly and mastering by Andy Walter (Abbey Road Studios in London)…
… and LOST in collaboration with Ed Sheeran’s mastering engineer.
In 2022 Dust of Soul celebrate their anniversary with the show “BACK TO THE FUTURE – 10 Years Dust of Soul” with international and national acts at SCALA Zofingen.
To mark the occasion, the “culture magazine NAZAR” publishes a special edition on newsstands throughout Switzerland, dedicated to “10 years of Dust of Soul” and their vision for the future: “Sustainable Music – Positive Music Power”.
In 2023 the music video LOST is selected as “Best Originality” at the Los Angeles “Music Video Awards”. In honor of this award, a special unplugged release of LOST will follow, recorded at Dust of Soul’s live performance during the music video screening at the cinema.
LOST is selected as “Single of The Week” and played for a week in front of an audience of millions on Switzerland’s largest internet radio station (Radio15.ch).
Further single releases from the current studio album follow: HOW MANY TIMES and SUITCASE MEMORIES. The latter celebrated its release premiere on the international radio station RTCI Tunisia.
Dust of Soul have collaborated with brands such as MTV India, Starbucks, Tupperware, Yamaha Music (through official reseller Kartenträume.ch), Radisson Blu and Grand Hyatt.
Dust of Soul have performed in prestigious venues such as Teatro Dal Verme Milan (Italy), City Amphitheater Qurum (Oman), Volkshaus Zurich (Switzerland), Opera Galleria Muscat (Oman), Scala Zofingen (Switzerland), Grand Hyatt Muscat (Oman), Messe Zurich (Switzerland), The Bluebop Café Mumbai (India), Marti Istanbul Hotel (Turkey), Acropolium de Carthage (Tunisia), Roland Artist Center Mumbai (India), Landesmuseum Zurich (Switzerland), Schwetzingen Castle (Germany) and Château Gütsch Lucerne (Switzerland).
Saskia Stäuble was born on 28th July in Basel, Switzerland, and grew up in the cozy Fricktaler village Zeiningen on the countryside.
Michael Odermatt was born on 23rd March in Lucerne, Switzerland, and grew up in the suburbs of Lucerne.