Thanks to his star turn on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" , public interest in a new solo project from Pharrell is no doubt peaking in the red right about now. Smartly looking to use that record's worldwide-crushing momentum to his benefit, the distinctive-voiced hitmaker has issued out another goodie in the form of "Happy", one of three tracks he has contributed to the June 18th-due Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack. A sunny burst of clap-happy soul that further showcases Pharrell's well-established love for the retro in its channeling of names like Ray Charles and [...]
Last month Israeli indie rock trio ELECTRA spread sweat, power and punk spirit with the German audience in form of a joyful tour. Some minutes before their gig in Leipzig, we had the pleasure to talk with these lovely lads about their home country Israel, the Tel Aviv indie music scene, bad mainstream pop around The post Interview: Electra - "We are more than a retro band" appeared first on Nothing But Hope And Passion - NBHAP - Music Magazine & more .
Im Kilbi-Countdown werfen wir ein Aug und Ohr auf die Acts neben den Headlinern. Heut mit einem Aushängeschild der chinesischen Indie-Szene. china beyond censorship Neben DJ Fett, Flying Kebaps und Chesterfield-Wagen dürfen an der Kilbi auch Bands aus Asien nicht fehlen. Dieses Jahr keine abgefahrenen Noise-Extremisten, sondern Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues, ein Aushängeschild der chinesischen Indie-Szene. Seit zehn Jahren betreibt die Band eine Simplifizierung von PostPunk, womit sie der Musik ihre oft verlorene Authentizität [...]
We have previously shared several times music from Swiss producer Worship ! There's always something magical behind his retro-futuristic 802s synth magical sound. If you remember a couple years ago, this specific genre was very much the "scene," just like Deep House presently. Worship already count with several remixes for people such as Moullinex or B-Xentric. His music has been equally played by the likes of Goldroom, Anoraak, Zimmer, just to name a few. Anyway, if you're fan of Worship, you already know that his glamorous synthesizer is the main character of his sound. For what we know "Close Encounter [...]
The enigmatic foursome that is Automatic Reaction - are back with four interstellar soulful mixtapes of equal calibre. Lined up against two colossal bootlegs that motion a salute to the Beastie Boys & Cajmere (Green Velvet), plus a shindig of trumpets & loops covering The J.B.’s, Gary Caos and Stetsasonic.. if you’re hungry whilst reading this review, then pick yourself up a Automatic-Reaction-in-a-bucket meal deal for a priceless ten out of ten. For tracklistings - click your chosen link in blue: Beyond The Planet Of The Funky Ass Beats | Let It Bang | [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Song: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Capital Cities Cover) [download here ] What's so good? Capital Cities covering a Bee Gees classic? I think we all know what to expect here... True to form, this version of [...]
So, some mates and I are throwing our second swing party and it's going down this Saturday. The first one (last November) was easily the most rammed, all-locals show I've seen and was definitely one of the best shows I've played, let alone partied at. We're hoping the excitement continues, obviously. You can grab the details in the poster above but if you need more check the facebook event here . Roaring 2020s : electro swing, gypsy house, Balkan beats, Bulgarian basslines, breakbeat jive, presented by Memetic With Nathan Zhan, [...]
Two retro covers in one day ? Don't mind if we do. The second comes courtesy of rising synth-pop stars Capital Cities and their take on the Bee Gees' disco classic, "Stayin' Alive." The L.A. duo's electronic version is cool and smooth, the exact kind of thing you'd play with the windows on a night-time ride through Miami. Stream it below. MP3: Capital Cities - "Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees Cover)
With her last two singles-the pleasantly forgettable "Almost Home" and lackluster MMG clash "Triumphant" -D.O.A. on the charts, her at-once promising TV talent show judge gig at "American Idol" drawing more attention for its record low ratings and an increasingly cringe-inducing girl feud, and an awkward situation brewed from the fact that a Nickelodeon teenybopper (actress/ singer Ariana Grande) is currently taking over Top 40 radio with a surprisingly irresistible single ( "The Way" ) in blatant debt to all of her old '902s summer jam tricks, Mariah Carey really needed to drop something to [...]
I was over visiting The Burning Ear the other day, and I sampled a post that they had up featuring Mirror Kisses' single, "runaways". I was immediately hooked on the song, and I had to seek out more and find out what else Mirror Kisses had to offer. Luckily, his Soundcloud linked to the newly released project, Heartbeats . If you're a fan of synth pop, dark wave, or really just the '80s new wave scene in general, than this is an artist you need to hear. The songs that make up this album are all top [...]
El sello del colectivo alemán de The Robot Scientist, Emerald & Doreen Recordings , esta que no para, y además muy buenos EPs, como este reciente, para otro productor que está on fire, como es el productor chileno de Statickman (José Luis Seguel Quezada) con una nueva y brillante composición 'The End Of The Times' excelentes sintetizadores electro 80s, gran voz robotica que nos atrapa en su escucha y nos cautiva para hacernos viajar en el tiempo, y una gran canción como esta se merecía un buen pack de [...]
She & Him: Volume 3 - With three full albums (including a Christmas album in 2011) under their belts, She & Him are comfortable in the best way. In the way that you can rely on them for some retro-chic, hipster-catnip music that really has the vocal chops, and the instrumental variety to stand on its own, no gimmicks needed. Zooey Deschanel, the very popular star of The New Girl , proves yet again that her voice is for real, and that her lyrics are too. With her band mate, Matthew Ward, [...]
Updates of Srawberry, and hear our talks with Re-Tros, Candy Monster, and Deerhoof
The past couple weeks via their Soundcloud page , Interscope Records has slowly been unlocking full-length peeks of the star-stacked soundtrack to director Baz Lurhmann's surefire late spring blockbuster The Great Gatsby , and earning "official leak" honors today is "Where The Wind Blows", a solo offering from Quadron vocalist Coco O. that ends up a pretty effective add-on to the oh-so-lengthy list of reasons for why the Danish act deserve to be on everyone's music radar. Keeping apace with the uniquely seasoned soul-pop usually served by Quadron-the [...]
Christina didn't seem to understand that the song wasn't THAT retro. "Dave, have you lost your mind?!" Oh yes, I hear you. That's what you're thinking, don't try to deny it. Based on everything else you've ever read on Reselect, you wouldn't think I was a fan of Christina Aguilera. Well, you're right - I'm not. However, I'm all about good songs, and frankly, if I hear a great song, even by an act that you wouldn't normally catch me within miles of voluntarily listening to, I'll admit it's a [...]
A stereotype is used quite quickly and as we all know clichés are way more comfortable than looking a bit closer. Just take Californian pop duo Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson. They share a common bed, a band together, they live in Los Angeles, they got press shots with a parrot while Kivel recently posed The post Kisses - Kids in LA appeared first on Nothing But Hope And Passion - NBHAP - Music Magazine & more .
Two New Hampshire bands with equal amounts of passion for vintage psychedelic rock and pop come together for a new 103 split that's getting released this month on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. Grab a copy here , and stream two tracks from the 103 above. Enjoy!
Equator Club is a music project from Chicago started in early 2012 by Emmanuel Egwu. Most recently, Emmanuel has decided to come out with a brand-new original titled "Dont See," and I honestly can't get enough of this tune. I know pitched vocals are incredibly overplayed right now, but everything about this song is just so well executed that I simply don't give a damn! Remarkably warm-sounding and uplifting, this tune acts a perfect addition to any summer playlist you're currently putting together for the warm weather months ahead! To be honestly can't even imagine anyone not liking this [...]
(photo by Brooke Smith) Bonobo - "Stay The Same" Because: This is very much the most perfect song at this point in time. Mr. Little Jeans - "Oh Sailor" (ft. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale) Because: I wouldn't mind a class of kindergarteners having my back when times get rough. Small [...]