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SONG PICK: Runrummer – Eyes

Names can be misleading: Runrummer makes you think more of a reggae party band than a serious electronic singer/songwriter, but the London-based artist Livi Morris is exactly that. Her second single “Eyes” is a soaring electro-pop piece about the struggle to find ]one’s identity. Livi turns her own experiences into[…]

SONG PICK: Roman Lewis – Midnight in Paris (Video)

With great finesse and a musical talent that reaches far beyond his young age of 17, Roman Lewis takes us on a journey to the capital of France while serenading “Midnight in Paris”. The video is filmed on location and depicts the longing and the heartbreak and everything in-between beautifully.[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Ben Rice – Autumn Days

Being the most famous urban park in the world and a major tourist attraction, New York City’s Central Park is inspiration and backdrop for many a stories and unsurprisingly plays a role in Ben Rice‘s new single “Autumn Days” as well. The song does the magnificent outdoor space justice with[…]

NEW MUSIC: Xie – Super 8

“Super 8” is not about the vintage film format, but the budget hotel chain, where singer/producer Xie lodges when on the road. While she counts down the nights, the music goes wild: reflective downtimes interchange with crazy dance parties – probably very much like what touring for an up and[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Through Juniper Vale – Mirror Mirror

Through Juniper Vale is a fascinating and unusual collaboration between singer/songwriter Sarah Jane Wood, illustrator Hein Zaayman and producer Vian Izak. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, they together create indie-pop music that combines stories with colorful, whimsical illustrations such as the one above. Aiming at monthly releases, „Mirror Mirror“ is their[…]

SONG PICK: The Buoys – Arm Wrestle

Let’s stay in Sydney, Australia for another Song Pick of the Day of a different kind. The Buoys are the indie rock four-piece of Zoe (vocals), Anthea (guitar), Ros (bass) and Tess (drum) and their latest song is about a mental arm-wrestle with oneself. “I’m just trying to process all[…]

SONG PICK: Nightseason – Dying In The Heat

In sync with the lyrical context, “Dying In The Heat” starts out wistfully and stays that way until the end, but not before the scorching guitar solo. What makes the new track by Nightseason standout, is its sparse instrumentation, with super rad beats, giving room to the raspy-charming vocals of Jordan[…]

Mondo.NYC back in its 3rd year: October 2-5, 2018

Remember the inaugural Mondo.NYC in 2016 and its follow-up last year? The global business conference and festival uniting music and technology, with emerging artists, innovators and industry insiders? We sure do, and you can get a glimpse of the past too by glancing at 2016 and 2017 photos and articles here.[…]

SONG PICK: Sparrows – Over & Out

Get ready for an infectious pop song that walks the line between catchy and edgy perfectly. “Over & Out” is the new single by Sydney-based singer/producer Jess Nitties aka Sparrows. She produced the song herself which confirms my theory that the best work often comes out of the mind of[…]

SONG PICK: Jong SL – Driving Away

“Driving Away” is a beautifully mellow and melodic tune by Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jong SL. While the song floats softly on a cloud of shimmering notes and a caressing feel, the exquisite guitar solo in the last third of the track makes you perk up and regard the “Driving Away” with[…]