“This journey to knowing who you are was vital in order to grow and attain a greater sense of self.” Colorful, exciting and with an ethereal charm. After Afro-Irish songstress Tolü Makay unveiled her debut EP ‘Being’ which is about the long journey to self-acceptance she just dropped a truly beautiful video for the single ‘Wild Thang’.
Los Angeles based singer- songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Edge drops his laid-back and smooth new single “Me And You”. And it comes along with a wonderful video which is meant to feel like a sleepy micro dose during an Indian summer.
One of the artists currently inspiring us on her journey of transformation is Jay Medvedeva. She is an artist and Dj/producer now based in Berlin. She shares her answers to our deep-hearted questions as we seek to discover the transition that music is going through right now. She is a true nomad that carries her home within herself, adapts to change and inspires us to do the same.
We are absolutely in love with JEZ_EBEL´s new song In Her Eyes and even more so with the intriguing video that comes with it. Directed by Herman Friis, it has such a feel-good vibe – somehow it reminds us of how we would imagine a modern Pippi Longstocking to be if she would be in her adolescence. Cheeky and carefree, and always up for something fun and rebellious.
Donna Arendse, founder of Lekker Collective and A&R Manager at Majestic Casual curates a playlist of soulful tracks by – or featuring – female artists. Today heralds my return to creating my soulful, women-led playlist after an almost two year hiatus from C-Heads. The theme for this selection is warm, and soothing sounds – music which feels like a warm hug.
Music has the power to time travel. And through music we can time travel too. So what happens when two masters of their musical handicraft but of totally different centuries collaborate? Talented producer Christian Löffler has reworked four Beethoven tracks from original 1920s recordings of his pieces. The release, which comes through Deutsche Grammophon, comes as the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.
We got goose bumps when we heard “Wasting Time “for the first time. The dulcet voice of Billy Lockett goes deep into our hearts. London based singer and songwriter Billy Lockett finally returns with his emotional and hauntingly beautiful new single ‘Wasting Time’.
“I wanted to make something to make people dance and move, and ultimately connect with all those not so distant, nostalgic, summer memories and romances in which we lose ourselves in the present moment. I hope this track gives you a brief pause from whatever you are facing in life right now and really serves as a reminder that we should all dream big, dream more, and love harder – now more than ever before!”
Swiss singer songwriter Long Tall Jefferson is an indie folk maverick. With the release of his latest LP titled Cloud Folk, he proved that there is still plenty of room in this rather dusty and conservative genre for serious innovation. The record sees him sampling and injecting bits and pieces lifted from the world of glossy, modern pop into the matrix of auteur guitar music.
The 19 year old Lina Kuipers (vocals, trumpet) and Theodor Versteegen – (35, guitars, bass) started writing songs during the lockdown in spring 2020 in their hometown Oud – Zevenaar (NL) Their music is a mix of Indie rock and Americana that caught the attention of TJamp Records who will be releasing their selftitled debut The Stone Souls in December.
Enjoy our hand picked video playlist with the finest new tracks out there. Featuring AKBAR, Lowertown, B4BONAH, Quarry, Mulay, Goldteeth ft Murkage Dave, Danny George, Nick Ward, tjomur & YANA and Jelani Blackman.
London born and raised signer and songwriter Mina Okabe dropped her first ever single ‘I’m Done’ which has been written in her small bedroom on her electric guitar. And ‘I’m Done’ sounds like a soft summer rain. Warm and melodic, bright and yet a little longing.
“I pulled out my phone as fast I could to capture the words and they flew in. It was as if someone was threading the song into my mind from another dimension.” Joel Zimmerman, alias deadmau5 teamed up with Canadian talent Kiesza and created a pretty hypnotic tune that reminisces us to the times when we danced our hearts out with strangers.
Gaspar Narby´s new single ‘Fragments’ featuring Taura is our soundtrack of today. “Fragments is about moments that turn into memories, and memories that fade away.”
We really miss listening to live music. In the meantime we console ourselves with watching music videos – and what better is there than acoustic versions. Such as the one of TÖME´s ‘I Pray’. “When I made the acoustic version I was playing around with the chords and it made me feel different, it gave me a jazzy, bluesy feel which emphasised the beauty and the chaos.”