“The past few years of my career have been the most fulfilling so far and I’m super excited to release my next artist album ‘All Stand Together’ as a snapshot of this,” announces Felix De Laet, better known as the renowned producer and DJ Lost Frequencies. It’s impossible not to come across his catchy hymns; he has performed at every major festival, his tracks are played on the radio up and down, and he got a Brit Award nomination for ‘Best International Song.’
We’ve just discovered the perfect uplifting soundtrack for those grey November days. ‘But I’m Alright Now,’ the recently released EP (available on *24th November) by Eden Rain, lifts us out of our autumn blues, and we find ourselves humming along with a little smile on our faces.
Jana Renée is an artist, a lover of colors and curves, and a fierce feline. Her hair is a sun and her smile hides a million secrets. With a body of work that celebrates the feminine in all its forms, from large scale murals adorning vibrant cities to sensual stained glass imagery, she conquers it all – with grace. A deeply rooted love for the action of creation or the act of creating itself, infused with Renée’s bright laugh and her ever so hopeful energy, seems to be the propeller of her practice.
Marking a significant milestone, Tiga’s Turbo Recordings is set to commemorate its 25th anniversary and will be highlighted by the release of their ‘T25’ VA this November. A compilation that showcases a spectrum of artists, from the legendary Soulwax and Jori Hulkkonen to the innovative Cora Novoa, which embodies the label’s rich history and forward-thinking vision. “I look for exciting artists and try to only work with people that I actually like.” he explains.
“I usually drink black filter coffee, it’s a slow process, but also a good meditative process which I have introduced to my mornings.” reflects CHLOÉ, capturing the essence of her approach to life and music: contemplative, grounded, yet constantly evolving.
“Hardships are often followed by rewards,” muses the talented UK-based singer and songwriter mlbacard¡. With a timbre reminiscent of a contemporary Amy Winehouse – a dash smoky, rife with character, and unequivocally fresh – she stands out as an emblem of raw talent and unyielding passion. She’s genuine, introspective, and wrapped in layers of self-deprecating humor.
“I connected with Abike from Germany, who was in Mallorca at the same time as me. We didn’t have any specific plans in mind. We hopped into a car and drove along the coastal road. In the end, the photos were taken at two different spots that caught our eye. On the spot, we intuitively began exploring our sets and taking photographs. We took a good 7 hours for this and produced these beautiful series in a very relaxed atmosphere.”
Bristol-based musical duo Firewoodisland is back with their latest single, ‘As Long As I Go,’ taken from their upcoming EP of the same name. The track wants to give people support, a bit of hope, where there is hardly any hope in the first moment. It’s a sentiment that underlines the song’s purpose—to offer solace and strength to those grappling with life’s most challenging moments.
“I remember the first week we raised way more than I thought we would and I kept randomly bursting into tears of joy.” With these candid words, Brooke Howard gives us a glimpse into the authentic emotion and gratitude she holds for her journey and her fans.
“Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself as a young adult. I’ve moved into my first apartment. I’ve made new friends in a new place. I’ve transitioned to working full time on my music. And the more I grow, the more I write. The more I write, the more I learn about myself. “Scatterbrain” is a self-reflective collection of songs that made my scattered brain very happy.”
“Asya packed a bag full of clothes, took the train, and met me at the St. Regis Florence. It was a cloudy day, with a bit of rain, so we stayed in and shot around the beautiful junior suite, filled with historic decor and views of the Arno River. Asya only spoke Italian, and I only spoke English so we communicated through simply getting creative together.”
“My biggest belief is that all you need is one, your person. Someone that when all else fails, you can put on your running shoes and run to them, away from everything else.” From the heartfelt melody of her new release, “Running Shoes,” AVIV embeds this sentiment into a gentle, warm embrace of a song that becomes a much-needed retreat in turbulent times.
“Blue is the stillness after the storm, the epiphany that arises when you realize your worth. It’s the courage to walk away from something almost-right, believing that something wholly perfect awaits. It’s the bittersweet symphony of letting go, knowing that there’s a vast world beyond heartbreak,” explains Vianne, encapsulating the essence of her latest release, ‘Blue.’
“I’m grateful for the waves of inspiration that keep me going, and the messages from listeners who let me know the music means something to them,” reflects New York-based indie-pop artist Olivia Reid, about her intimate connection with her audience and the musings that fuel her creative journey.
“I called my friend Kuzich and asked him if he had any ideas as he’d already listened to the album. I said to him the album was about breaking through an incredibly troubling part of my life to find peace and love again.” In the warm glow of the setting sun in a small village in Greece, Nikodimos, a Greek-Australian multi-instrumentalist, finds calm in the harmony of vibrant colors, a symbolic representation of his journey from anguish to serenity, wrapped up in his upcoming album ‘What Colour is the End?’.