Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    John Metcalfe

    Producer and arranger to the likes of Coldplay, Peter Gabriel and Blur, New Zealand er John Metcalfe is one of the most sought after musicians in the business. Metcalfe’s gorgeous latest solo album, ‘The Appearance of Colour’, which has been described as “effervescent, divinely beautiful” by Clash magazine and „staggeringly beautiful“ by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6Music beautifully unites the disparate ...

    On 6. November 2017 / By
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    Sofia Jernberg

    Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser and performer, born in Ethiopia 1983. She grew up in Ethiopia, Vietnam and Sweden. Since 2011 she is based in Oslo, Norway. One of her deepest interests as a singer is to explore the “instrumental” possibilities of the voice. Her singing vocabulary include sounds and techniques that often contradict a conventional singing style. ...

    On 3. November 2017 / By
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    MINNI

    „Somewhere between the melancholy of trip-hop and a solitary journey on the dancefloor.“ Les Inrockuptibles Rooting her emotions in a deep and long romance with Bryan Ferry and Sade, Minni’s voice floats somewhere between the latter’s irresistible sensuality and Annie Lennox’s fierce dynamics. Minni showed interest in music from a very early age. At the age of seven, she started studying classical ...

    On 2. November 2017 / By
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    Quartabê

    Quartabê is nowadays considered one of the most inventive and original band s of the independent Brazilian music scene. The band transits through different sonorities and musical references: from free jazz to afrobeat, from electronic to Brazilian choro. Formed in 2014, at the invitation of ‘Moacir Santos Festival’ (Rio de Janeiro), the quintet became in a short time one of the main ...

    On 31. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Caterina Barbieri

    Caterina Barbieri (Bologna, 1990) is a Berlin-based Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. Barbieri holds a diploma in classical guitar and a bachelor’s degree in electro-acoustic music from the conservatory of Bologna, Italy, alongside a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy of Bologna with a ...

    On 27. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Kit Downes

    Kit Downes is a composer, pianist and organist living in London. FACTS -The Mariana Trench is 10.994m deep. -The largest pipe organ ever built, based on number of pipes, is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ in Atlantic City, New Jersey, built by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company between 1929 and 1932 – My favourite meal is Pumpkin soup QUESTIONS 1. What is the ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Primitive Heart

    Primitive Heart is a NYC-based songwriter and musician. [band camp width=100% height=120 album=854592686 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] FACTS: 1: Radiohead was originally named On a Friday. 2: The mask in the movie Halloween is actually William Shatner’s face. 3: Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind composed the music for The Shining QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? I’m ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Marco Donnarumma

    A unique presence across contemporary performance and media art, Marco Donnarumma distinguishes himself by his use of emerging technology to deliver artworks that are at once intimate and powerful, oneiric and uncompromising, sensual and confrontational. Working with biotechnology, biophysical sensing, as well as artificial intelligence and neurorobotics, Donnarumma expresses the chimerical nature of the body with a new and unsettling intensity. He ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Anna Bolena

    Anna Bolena is a music producer, promoter and videomaker and has taken part in several international music and video festivals. In 1995 she started as a techno DJ in the free parties alternative scene in Italy and Europe. She has an eclectic and experimental approach to both her live and music sets; her art follows a non-conformist approach with a socio-political narrative ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Gafacci

    Ghana’s infectious rhythms have a long history of making hips wine, with the recent azonto craze reinforcing Accra’s position as a major provider of African jams. Jowaa, aka Gafacci & BBRAVE, take this fertile terrain into fifth gear, by using stripped down electronic arrangements, turning Ghana’s rhythms into a dangerously palatable sound for a wide international audience of dancefloor aficionados.Jowaa came to ...

    On 25. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Dario Lupo

    Dario Lupo is a musician from Salerno, Italy, presently based in Berlin, Germany. He creates ambient, chill-out music driven by huge reverbs as Chasing Dreams, Need a Name and Katahimikan. Chasing Dreams‘ music is made of slow, nostalgic compositions filled with field recordings, effected guitars and mellow soundscapes. Need a Name is based on deep, electronic sound design marked by synths, arpeggios, ...

    On 25. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Raoul Vignal

    From 2010 to this day, 26-year-old Raoul Vignal has been playing authentic, modern folk music. Forming the essence of his compositions, soothing vocals and delicate fingerpicking played on alternate tunings are Vignal’s trademark. His music has often been described by audience as “evocative” and “mesmering”. Earlier this year, Vignal relased “The Silver Veil” via Talitres. FACTS: 3 Lee Hazlewood song quotes that ...

    On 25. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Lau Nau

    Laura Naukkarinen, aka Lau Nau is one of the more interesting names in the Finnish music scene. Her songs are imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision and her idiosyncratic, finely honed soundworld builds on fragile, spectral otherness. In her concerts you can feel the time stop while she shares small stories with the audience, accompanied by a guitar, synths, small toy ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Laraaji

    New York-based LARAAJI began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Upon seeing him playing one night in Washington Square Park, Brian Eno invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series. Laraaij went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Carlos Niño

    Los Angeles-bred Carlos Niño is the revered producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. Host of the influential Spaceways Radio(1995-2015) on KPFK LA, co-founder of key web radio portal Dublab and producer of epic chamber music tribute to Jay Dilla Suite For Ma Duke, ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By