We sat down with the talented Los Angeles-based Lauren Mia. She is a classical pianist and composer-turned-DJ, songwriter, vocalist, and music producer. And while I write these lines, the music of the gifted producer pulls me into another (better) world. The progressive, melodic sound comes with perfect timing and nudges gently along with brilliant depth. There is probably her whole profound being in her creations and in our interview she talks to us about the strength of femininity, her journey of healing, self-love and spirituality.
“Ya Rayt is a love song and means “If Only”. The song is for the loved one that is gone. In a deeper meaning you could say it is about the things you regret that you did or didn’t do in the past.” explain Ameen and Thorben, better known under the artist name Shkoon about their remix of Raghab Alama´s 1986 Arabic Pop classic Ya Rayt.
“I wanted a pop-type theme with a schizophrenic twist. The jam at the time was just perfect for that! Then in a second session, the lyrics came quickly. You freak me out when you do or you don’t call / you freak me out when you’re in or out of my head. The Love Equivalent emerged from the confrontation of self and self-image. Something that is also strongly reflected in Freak Talk. In this, each track is like a new facet that slowly emerges to the surface through this confrontation until it is sure of its own freedom.”
‘Forevermore’, is the second release from Boston based singer and songwriter Miguel Samuel, out of his forthcoming 4-track EP due April 2022 and co-produced by Anthony ‘Saffs’ Saffery of Cornershop fame. It starts with a familiar sound of past days vibes and turns out to be a sweet piece of nostalgic indie-pop.
Belgian duo JUICY is back with the new single “Youth”. And as with their last releases, the two artists link catchy, refreshing pop with important messages. We had a chat with the two talents about discourses and self-acceptance, the importance of representation of older women and their upcoming album release party.
“I just hope that my songs has little lives everywhere and touch people in different ways.” We take a deeper dive into the mind of Toronto native, Abby Sage. Her unique sound and indie inspired vocals bring a relaxing musical experience to the listener.
For most people, space is a negligible series of compounded elements – indiscernible atoms and molecules that border our material possessions. Nothing more. No questions asked. For Resa Saffa Park, however, space is everything. Space is a vacant garden primed to bloom, evolve, die, and begin again. Space is failure, passion, and where creation exists and consciousness begins.
After years spent. abroad, I began to look at Naples with different, enamored eyes. “Anyone” speaks about a love you want to leave behind, about recovering self-confidence and the awareness of being master of your own destiny. I wanted to translate this awareness by humanizing Naples as a real character, as if Naples were telling me “do not forget where you come from.” tells us Russian-born Italian artist Patricia Manfield alias HĒIR.
Everyone has a story to tell. Stories that may have remained hidden, covered by the dust of the past. Singer, songwriter, producer and artist Novaa teamed up with Berlin based artist Lie Ning for the first time to create “Story Untold,” – a track that tells us a story in wonderful warm tones that merge into a hypnotic soundscape.
Music has always played an important role throughout the life of South London based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Quinn Oulton. He picked up the saxophone at a very young age and he started taking his first steps in the UK jazz scene. His new single ‘Better’ – out of his forthcoming debut album ‘Alexithymia’ due this May – is a truly beautiful minimalist production, blending melancholic, deep layers with with meaningful, poetic and immersive lyricism.
Storeys´debut single already whets our appetite for more. “Sometimes” mixes up melodic pop, warm, melancholic tones and a lumbering groove and tells about the idea that the moment when we think that everything is lost, can also be exactly the moment that we can risk everything.
South-London singer and songwriter Skylu teamed up with Brighton based producer Lyonheart for her brand new release ‘Ladders’, out of her forthcoming collaborative EP due this spring. The song is a mix of bittersweet melancholy, reflection and the unconventional energy of Skylu’s music and lyrics.
There are not so many artists whose music really touches you to the deepest layers of your soul. A lot must come together, such as authenticity, songwriting talent, and that certain something that you can not put into word and which you can hardly create artificially. EVÎN has all of that and so much more.
From catching salamanders like fireflies to catalyzing genres entirely her own, psychedelic dream-pop vixen Vitesse X has always been eccentric. A singer/songwriter, producer, and DJ in no particular order, the 100% Electronica artist is a non-conformist whose many philosophical layers are revealed through both her craft and natural state of being. Following a sold-out tour as support for George Clanton and Magdalena Bay, Vitesse X solidifies her individuality with the lead single and title-track to her forthcoming debut album.
It is the fragile, soft sounds of Panteon that enchant us. The young New York via Berlin alt-pop singer-songwriter always focuses on the essentials. Her music is all about her emotional voice, sometimes the guitar and deep lyrics play about the questions and answers of life.