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Iceland Airwaves 2020 – First Lineup Announcements

While our bodies are still buzzing from the formidable experience Iceland Airwaves 2019 was, Europe’s Best Small Festival Nominee announced its first wave of participating artists today. Internationally known favorites like Courtney Barnett or Black Puma are among the featured artists but also more hidden gems like indie electronic duo[…]

December 2019 // January 2020 in Rearview

In case you’re living somewhere where the winter months equal grey skies and cold temperatures, then you might be as glad as we are that hopefully the worst -weather wise- might be behind us. This first month of the brand new decade turned out to be an especially taxing one[…]

Ten Favorite albums of the 2010s (Oliver’s Pick)

An important narrative in the music of the 2010s was women taking full creative control of their work, not only as singers and poets, but also as producers, instrumentalists, band leaders and rock stars. They have changed old and created new genres this decade, so consequently all ten albums are[…]

Reeperbahn Festival 2019 in Hamburg, Germany

Sadly, we couldn’t just quickly book a trip to Hamburg, Germany to attend  this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. Browsing through the many performing acts, we also identified some glamglare favorites and acts we would have loved to see had we’ve made it over the pond. Maybe next year? Hamburg is definitely[…]

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.[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: SkyDive – Talking EP

Back in February, “Claw Marks” by California synth duo SkyDive is a song that could stop you in your tracks with the urgency in singer Jenna’s vocals. Now the EP with five equally engaging songs is out. Listen on Spotify or Apple Music:

PLAYLIST: Gordon Raphael’s Top 10 – (solo debut album “I Sleep On The Radio” out 10/27/17)

Gordon Raphael is best known having produced The Strokes’ first demos and their debut album “Is This It”.  The rest is history… He also produced the music of “this unkown Russian girl” Regina Spektor. Another huge success. In addition, Gordon Raphael worked with acts ranging from Damon Albarn, Ian Brown, the[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: Resin – Fidget EP

Here is a more unusual piece of electronic music: raw, dark, grand and glitchy. “Fidget”, the debut EP of L.A. via Prague singer/producer Resin. There is something of Zola Jesus’ orchestral arrangements in it, but I also feel somehow reminded of the now obscure 80s industrial pioneers Hula. In any[…]