SONG PICK: Exploded View – Dark Stains

Exploded View is an international trio based in Mexico City and Berlin. “Dark Stains” is a dark, unsettling song in the veins of Factory Floor or, if you want to go further back in time, Liaisons Dangereuses. Singer Annika Henderson barely raises her voice over the noisy, sinister beats of[…]

SONG PICK: Ah! Kosmos (feat. Özgür Yılmaz) – Wide (Video)

Behind the artist name Ah! Kosmos is sound designer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Başak Günak. Born in Istanbul and based in Berlin, the artist is about to release her second album “Beautiful Swamp’” out on October 5 via Compost Records. Listening to “Wide” one can not help but feeling reminded of Pink Floyd’s[…]

SONG PICK: Evalyn – A Pill To Crush

The seven deadly sins are an unusual topic in pop music, but L.A.-based singer/songwriter Evalyn has put them somewhat on the top when she tackled pride with “Angels”, a love song for her hometown. With “A Pill To Crush” wrath also gets a rather dreamy treatment as Evelyn sings about[…]

SONG PICK: Glass Spells – Fascination

Disco-punk quartet Glass Spells hits dreamier tones with their new single “Fascination”, showcasing singer Suz Garza’s charming vocals. The track takes on hypnotic territory when she repeats ‘fascination’ multiple times. True to their disco roots, the beat is highly danceable supported by funky bass lines providing the backdrop for alluring[…]

Q&A with Berndsen (#Airwaves2018)

Many contemporary bands create 80s-tinged pop music but a lot of them shy away from the label and would not wear it on their sleeves. Not so Icelandic musician David Berndsen who creates his beautiful blend of (analog) synth-pop under the moniker Berndsen, and is not afraid to talk about his[…]

NEW MUSIC: Twelve Ballet – Hello, how are you? Album

When the music of Australian duo Twelve Ballet plays, time passes a little slower. There is something laid back and reflective about their songs and singer Sam Hope is never in a rush to bring her message across. On their new album it is about the titular, mostly rhetorical question[…]

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[…]

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[…]