French trio dOP is back with a new track, a sensual story of love, featuring Ukrainian artist Alina Pash, the latter also performing in the MV for this lovely release. The title kind of aligns itself with the month of love, however, I’m sure that’s not the reason dOP came with ‘Stone Love’. The sounds are steady, and a bit mysterious, keeping you guessing about what’s to come next. Did I say it is full of sensuality? I did mention it. But that’s what the band does and that’s why we love them so much. Cause it’s so lovey-dovey and modern and groovy and French.
Released: 11 January
John Fleming aka John 00 Fleming is gathering rewards as we speak, at the same time having a fresh track on his sleeves, newly released and quite potent, if I may say so. The Dj described Looking Back. To Look Forward. as “A dance floor friendly track” with nuances from the past. Listening to the original version, I get the feeling I’m listening to a classic beat, with a perfect closing that’s slowly but surely progressing from a catching-ear start. To me, it looks like we have a hit, ladies and gentleman!
Ben Böhmer is back at it with brand new masterpieces from the electronic music world, all packed nicely into an already adored and simple titled EP – “Dive”. The producer has had his first ‘Essential New Tune’ on BBC Radio 1 from ‘Morning Falls’ era, which I guess made everyone wait with much anticipation a next successful craft, which is what happened. Released 6th July 2018, the new EP has the perfect playlist to listen to keep you company whenever and wherever. “Vale” and “Dive” are two tracks the German musician has been showing off, and I do not blame him. “Vale” or “see you again” is one beautiful track, where joy and a hint of sadness come together and blend into a smooth journey. Featuring vocals of Margret, ‘Dive’ is a dreamy like experience after which the abstract ‘Sonnenallee’ follows. Even before the official release of this new EP, fans already had a taste thanks to Anjunadeep mixes – a perfect tease before the actual “out now”.
Swiss pop-rock band Pegasus is back with a new single from their latest album, ‘Beautiful Life’. To celebrate the release, the guys have made a music video to go along with the poetic lyrics of their song, Metropolitans. “While somebody is dreaming, dreaming of someone like you…” and a whole bunch of tantalizing words and sentences make the song quite a motivating material for anybody who might need a lil push in a blurry day. As for the music video, I can’t get over the train ride (or is it a metro?) which seems to take place above the city drawn in lights in the darkness of the evening. Can’t wait to hear more from this new album, which so far got me hooked thanks to a good vibe selection with mellow tunes and powerful words.
South Korean boy band BTS is back with their latest mini-album, with an official release for today, 18th September. A first track has been making the rounds of the internet, everyone crushing over Jimin’s solo appearance in Serendipity, as the song is called, since September 4. Back to this new album, called Love Yourself – Her, the title gives hope to a second part, given the manner. First track coming out after the official release is DNA, announced with two video teasers in the last couple of days, Just a couple of minutes ago DNA music video has been released, a reason for Army’s all around the world to celebrate.
Maceo Plex is awakening his Maetrik alter ego by planning on releasing new stuff in late September under, yes, Maetrik name. I’ve been dying on hearing if that’s any news of his comeback, and voila, it happened!
And of course I’ve done my Sherlock work, after which I’ve concluded the following: the new EP is appropriately named ‘Return’, and to make it even better, the artist is giving us the possibility of choosing between a vinyl or digital version. A teaser track came together with the announcement of ‘Return’, giving us a small taste of what’s yet in hiding, till 29 September, date announced by Clash Lion records, the Barcelona-based label, who’s responsible for this release.
On the ‘Cortex 11-B’ teaser track, I first stumbled on its non-poetic name, which has confused my brain cells greatly. Once I’ve got it, everything seemed better, and I obviously very much enjoyed listening to it.
Swiss artists Stress, Evelinn Trouble and guitarist Gabriel Spahni from Pegasus band combined their talents into a brand new musical project, naming it Trust. The revealing happened not too long ago, at least that’s how things happened for an international music stalker like myself. Individually, each of the three musketeers is a well-established artist inside the Swiss music arena and each is playing different genres. To prove it we only have to look at Stress’s impressive collection of Rap that he has been playing since forever. Despite his favorite genre, the artist has proved several times to be quite versatile, working with different artists and keeping it interesting. Joining Trust as a bandmate just shows his ambition to reach new heights.
As for Evelinn Trouble and Gabriel Spahni, these two are closer to home with this project, style wise speaking. And if we are to name the least alienated, I will point to Spahni, whose backing vocals and guitar work added wonderfully throughout the years to Pegasus, a band with a pop rock feel, highly popular in Switzerland.
The new band has recently released Welcome To The West‘s music video, and with that Trust has given us two of the four tracks from their eponymous mini album, after the unraveling of ‘Volcanos’ in April this year.
Genre: urban folk
Actress Maribel Verdú has a new movie on her sleeves that’s going to be released August 4 for which she attended a photocall in Madrid on July 17, joined by co-star Antonio de la Torre, fellow actor José Mota and director Pablo Berger, who is not only responsible for directing but writing too.
The movie, entitled Abracadabra, is a dark comedy family drama, in which massive football fan Carlos, gets an out of the blue and unrequested second chance at being present in the family life, so far completely ignored by its passion that keeps him unavailable to its house, daughter and most importantly to his wife, Carmen.
The trailer got me laughing, which is a plus, next to some other extra points, such as the context husband gets consumed by hobby and ignores family life, which is a real life inspired subject. But don’t you worry, there’s comedy shining through, which makes everything worth the care you give.
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American Dj and record producer Lorin Ashton aka Bassnectar has gifted his faithful fans with a new release that’s been already out for about a week. Not a stereotypical album, the new music project, as he calls it, consists of six new tracks, all but one being collaborative works of himself and other artists. He has worked with Gnar Gnar and Born I Music for the track ‘I’m Up’ and softened the sound to ‘Was Will Be’ with the help of Mimi Page‘s angelic voice.
Other collaborations include Macntaj, who’s voice gets featured to ‘Infrared’ and artist Dorfex Bos for ‘Horizons’. Bassnectar has also worked with G Jones for making the track ‘Underground’.
This music project gets completed by Arps Of Revolución, which is 100% Bassnectar. While releasing the tracks, the artist spoke of how he felt reflective on life and how that gave him the inspiration for the name of the album. So ‘Reflective’ it is.
German artist Cro, singer of raop, as himself is saying, has released at the beginning of June a Cro music track from the upcoming album, with an official date release for 08.09.2017. Pretty clear, right? Not to me. The album title does not disappoint, being millennial appropriate, cool and rebellious but touched by mannerism. And if I indeed have made you curious, it only means that it’s time to beat the drums and announce the “Fake You” title. You have to love this artist for his style.
For the teaser track called “Baum”, translated tree, Cro has spoiled its fans with lots of dope video effects, compiled into a slightly suggestive music video. The lyrics and the story have raised speculations amongst the fans of the artist. Known to be highly private of his personal life and possessive of his panda mask public persona, Cro seems to have had a change of mind, or at least that’s what the music video would suggest. Or not. The point is, Cro seems to enjoy giving its artistry an intriguing storyline but at the same time, keeping the good vibes.
The artist contributed with soundtrack In Love (feat. Teesy) to the 2016 movie Unsere Zeit Ist Jetzt, in which he played as himself. This new album and recent track “Baum” are the perfect gifts the artist has for 2017 to give to its fans.
UPDATE: Cro seems to have had a change of mind regarding the title of his latest album and changed it from ‘Fake You’ to a more polite sounding “Tru”. No matter the name he chooses, the music he has created is undoubtedly great. So “Tru” it is.