“Kintsugi Heart is about emerging from dark times stronger and more beautiful… embracing our scars and highlighting them with golden glue, making us more unique and beautiful.” We talked to the Brussels-born artist about the balance between embracing independence and the value of collaboration, how her mother influenced her music journey and what advice she would you give to her younger self.
Aziz Haddad, known to the world as Skatman, enjoyed the warmth of the Tunisian sun in his early years – an environment, he confesses, that uplifts his spirits. Today, he calls the vibrant and culturally rich city of Berlin home, a fortuitous residence for an artist steeped in the underground electronic music scene.
“I am so excited to finally be releasing this as my first release of the year. It’s a track I have been playing for a long time, and gets such a good response every time I play it. Its quite a personal track, about how I feel about music. With EXHALE back in Ibiza this summer, I couldn’t be happier to know I’ll be connected with all our community again, and I hope that everyone gets a chance to come and dance with me. See you all very soon!” says Amelie Lens, reflecting to us on the nature of her art and the community it fosters.
Emerging from this urban rhythm, KAT enthralls us with their latest track, ‘All Our Dreams Are Coming True’. The track forms part of their debut EP ‘Katalogue n°1’, which drops today through Capitane Records. The EP is a collection of five electro-funk pieces, each one resonating with a sense of joy and allure.
“To both of us, music is a form of evading reality, as well as a great form of communication; we put all of our emotions into it.” This sentiment captures the ethos of the DJ and producer duo Sparrow & Barbossa, consisting of Bryan Coletta from Switzerland, and Emiliano Haberli of Uruguay. Settling in the vibrant heart of Madrid, Spain, their music illustrates a compelling interplay of eclectic genres.
“The most fulfilling parts of life to me have always been about the connections I have with the people around me.” With her new single ‘Moment’ on the horizon, the intersection of music, art, and fashion becomes a portal through which she navigates the depths of self-expression, creating a harmonious symphony of artistry.
In the fluid world of music, authenticity carries a charm of its own. This charm becomes palpable in the new collaboration between Grammy-nominated producer Wuki and acclaimed DJ and producer, Lee Foss. A delightful culmination of their shared passion for music, their debut single ‘To Be Real’ carries the vivacity of a lively party and the nostalgia of a cherished melody.
Undeniably, there is a magnetic charm when music exists as an extension of one’s persona. This philosophy breathes life into the work of Berlin-based Yuphoric, the genre-defying twosome of the contemporary music scene. Their latest creation, “Red Like Wine”, paints an auditory portrait that’s refreshing yet familiar; it’s a relaxed melody that tantalizes the senses in an understated manner.
“The Mediterranean environment has always been where my soul and body feel the most at home.” With a voice as calming as the tranquil seas of the Mediterranean, and songs that speak directly to the heart, Nicolas Michaux is a mesmerizing presence in the music world. A curious mix of the old and new, his music embraces both his heritage and his visions of the future.
Dive into our captivating conversation with the multi-talented Anna May, an artist whose unique journey is as diverse and enchanting as her music. As a Connecticut-born singer-songwriter, dancer, teacher, and ambitious traveler, Anna has painted a vivid canvas of life, underpinned by a steadfast intention to cultivate an open, positive environment for those around her. Her journey, both unconventional and inspiring, resonates in the music she crafts and the wisdom she imparts.
It’s fitting the album art for catGrinz’s latest single “Easily Erased” includes an old school convertible, because sonically there’s an element of cruising to it. Equal parts bedroom pop and hip-hop, its a wedding of nonchalant, yet directed sensibilities. Haunting pianos set a soundscape obscured by vintage drum machines and floating vocals.
Landikhan tells: “I am extremely delighted with this collaboration. We had intertwined our talents in projects past, but this marked the first time we convened in the studio after a lapse of six years. It’s an incredible experience to partake in this creative journey, to share and learn with one of the most talented artists I know.”
The debut album. You only do it once, and GALE is as stoked as humanly possible on hers. The Puerto Rican artist and songwriter, who cut her teeth writing for artists like Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez, has arrived at the moment prepared. Lo Que No Te Dije – that’s “What I Didn’t Tell You” in Anglo speak – is in her own words, “a breakup album” that distills down the finest elements of urban, latin, and grunge.
“We wrote it to make people dance, so it doesn’t feel like anything we’ve ever released before. It’s an out-and-out dance track, unapologetically. ‘Another Way’ really just exists to get people moving, and Danton’s mix helped bring that out in the record. The writing’s on the wall when we play it live, though.”
In our exclusive interview with the talented Prague-based ambient-electronic producer Ondřej Holý, known by his artist name dné (d-neh), he takes us on a journey through the creative process behind his second album, Basic Living, which will be out in June. The album will have a lighter tone than its earlier counterpart, offering a fresh perspective and delving deeper into his world.