It was pretty quiet for a while around the South African hip-hop group from Cape Town, but now they are back with a new video. As always, slightly crazy in a nearly unique style. And yes, we got caught by the black sweet kitten.
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Mykki – is the rising star of the so called queer rap, a sub genre of rap. I was so lucky that I caught him last week on his quick stop in Prague while he is touring the world with his ( or maybe her?) new musical piece called Betty Rubble: The Initiation. Below there are a few impressions and pictures of course…
Yeah, we know we are a bit late with this review, but good music never gets old! Right? So exactly a month ago, on the 3rd of May the Kitsuné Compilation “Kitsuné America 2″ has been released. Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaec are the creative hearts of the Parisian fashion and music label and in 2012 they opened up a Kitsuné flagship-store in Manhattan and also created the first compilation full of US acts. So here comes the follower, with contributions from Theophilus London, Gigamesh, Caves, Toro Y Moi and many more.
If anyone has a very sensitive character, maybe it´s better not to watch this video. And also if you don´t like asses that much. The surrealistic and humorous visual for “Bubble Butt” is directed by Eric Wareheim of ‘Tim & Eric’Eric. Ähm…there is nothing more to say about that.
“Birds flying above the clouds, Voices drowning in the crowds. Truth is where the heart is.”
The Danish music duo Reptile Youth releases one awesome video after another. And the great thing about it is, that they always know how to surprise the listener and come up with new stuff instead of repeating themselves. Artistically they are as wild and diverse as their music. So we at C-Heads are more than pleased to show you the official “Fear” video premiere for Austria. The single is being released on hfn music with wonderful remixes from Kasper Bjørke and the Danish newcomer-bands Broke und Slow Hands. The minimalistic, black and white video was being shot in beautiful Island. Long capturing of an impressive landscape of snowy mountains and cliffs, where the powerful element of upward soaring water can be observed. Nature is always a setting of breathtaking beauty and is in perfect combination with the slightly rough and earthy voice of singer Kristiansen. ”Birds flying above the clouds, Voices drowning in the crowds. Truth is where the heart is.” Thrilled by the musical sounds, there is only one thing left to say: Showtime for “Fear”!
Das dänische Duo Reptile Youth haut ein geniales Video nach dem anderen in die Musikwelt. Und sie wissen immer zu überraschen, wiederholen sich niemals und zeigen sich künstlerisch genauso wild und abwechslungsreich wie ihre Musik. Deswegen freuen wir uns hier bei C-Heads sehr, euch hiermit das neue Video “Fear” als offizielle Videopremiere für Österreich zu zeigen. Die single wurde auf hfn music released mit wunderbaren Remixes von Kasper Bjørke und den dänische Newcomer-Bands Broke und Slow Hands. Gedreht wurde das minimalistische schwarz und weiss Video auf der wunderschönen Insel Island. Lang eingestellte Szenen schweifen monumental über beeindruckende verschneite Berge und vorbei an Klippen an denen das Wasser sich bedrohlich rollt. Die Natur ist immer eine meisterhafte Kulisse von atemberaubender Schönheit und sie steht in perfekter Kombination mit der leicht rauhen, erdigen Stimme von Sänger Kristiansen. “Birds flying above the clouds, Voices drowning in the crowds. Truth is where the heart is.” Mitgerissen von den musikalischen Klängen, bleibt uns nur noch eines zu sagen: “Video ab” für “Fear!
Local Suicide is a site you´d better know about, as it´s always a great source of wonderful new music pearls. Like the new blow by Jon Hopkins. The London based electronic music producer just dropped out a stunning new visual for “Open Eye Signal” which will be out on digital soon and a white label 12″. Watching the video is like enjoying a movie full of great photography – a city kid taking us on a journey via skateboard including precious moments of a beautiful landscape bathed in bright golden sunlight.
There might be a few people who can not longer hear Lana Del Rey. But this seems really incomprehensible to us – her voice is so wonderful unique and indescribable sweet and soft like a foaming sea or anything else that is beautiful. Now she dropped out a cover of 1967 Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Summer Wine’ singing together with her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill including a marvellous blurry vintage looking visual for it. Available on itunes.
The master of connecting elements from almost every genre – that’s how you could call Felix Manuel aka Djrum (read ‘Drum’). He signed up for 2nd Drop records in 2011 and since that he delivers extraordinary music experience with every EP. His first full EP called Mountains was a perfect demonstration of how he can put together influences of dubstep and dub techno. It’s not suprising that he quickly became well-known on the scene.
Djrum – Arcana (Do I need You)
With ‘Seven Lies’, his first full-length, he represents the next level of his production. The 9-track LP will show you how colorful electronic music can be. Only he can cram into one LP dubstep, hip hop, jungle, broken beats, dub techno and furthermore in some moments you will start thinking that it is a movie soundtrack as well! This requires some skills, you must admit that.
Djrum – Lies (feat. Shadowbox)
What I personaly love so much about his music is the work with development of each track. He is able to start with a particular tempo and in the middle of the track completely changes it again and manages to increase the whole atmosphere. It’s almost impossible to get bored of his productions thanks to lot of suprises inside. ‘Seven Lies’ is not an exception. It’s a very distinctive LP with lots of atmosphere that you get soaked into immediately and at the end… you’ll be wanting more.
Review by Simona Hypsová
Image by Oliver Clasper
Noir-Pop New Yorkers MS MR release their debut album “Secondhand Rapture” on May 13th, all written and produced by the band, which comprises of London-born Lizzy and Idaho native Max, with additional production and mixing by Tom Elmhirst. Now they dropped out a very dark follow up track and although “Hurricane” dont knock me off my stool the video enchants in a beautiful cinematic look and with a deeper meaning of society, comparisons and evaluations. “Welcome to the inner workings of my mind/So dark and foul I can’t disguise”
In a few words? Dreamy, intense and fragile. That’s how the debut LP from Glasgow producer Soroosh Khavari aka Soosh can be easily described. If you are looking for a suitable music for your daydreaming (f.e. about spring like in my case), this is a great choice.
The first thing which occured to me when I listened to Colour Is Breathe is the similarity with contemporary beatmakers (esp. from the area of Los Angeles) such as Flying Lotus, Teebs or Shlohmo. Those of you who regularly follow Shlohmo may notice that Soosh actually remixed one of his tracks back in 2011. Already at that time it was obvious that he has a significant talent for beautiful beat textures…
Shlohmo – Couch (Soosh remix)
Born in Iraq, raised in Scotland but he had also lived in Italy or Canada for a while. Looks like Soosh is a busy man. But in fact he has been looking for the right inspiration which finally came and made him to change the whole approach to making music. He left samples and started to discover more of how create his own sounds. On his debut LP ‘Colour is breathe’ which was released on Error Broadcast he demonstrates the next level of beats music…
Soosh : Uncertain
The 12-tracks LP represents a journey of pastel melodies which make you close your eyes and just drifting on that dreamy textures. It’s fragile and equally intimate. Most of the tracks are instrumental, but some are accompanied by the wonderful voice of Carmel Khavari (his little sister). Her velvety voice adds something more to loose yourself within the atmosphere, which flows through the whole album. “Colour is breathe is a collection of tunes I made last year when I was living in Italy. It’s definitely a progression of my sound and in terms of earlier work it does carry on some of the vibes, but for me my sound has changed a lot… It was about really refining everything. It’s quite personal record,” said Soosh in an interview for Dummy Mag. All I can add… it’s pure beauty.
Soosh: Open hearts (directed by Kaoru Nishigaki)
Review by Simona Hypsová
We don´t know exactly what Melbourne’s producer and artist Spender wants to say with this music video featuring Tommy Spender. Maybe some deeper secret thoughts on life or just a mad affinity to lots of sweets. Anyway – the track is so wonderful – a couple of sweet sax interludes combined with Tom Spender’s own super smooth vocals. A great outtake of the upcoming debut EP Modern Pest, ‘Never Again’ we definitely looking forward to.
In Barcelona not only the sun shines brighter than in other places, also lots of good music is coming from there at the moment. Like the debut LP of Rafael Garnica who started as a drummer in the early 90´s. A lot has changed since then and fortunately he found his soul for electronic music. “Fool Again” (out on Galaktika Records) is a great mix of melodic, nostalgic and optimistic vibes with a fine balance between pop and underground deep house. And here ist the first dropped out track including a nice video of ”Love Someone” directed by Luis Antonio Delgado.