Friday, 30 July 2021

Best Electronic Vocalists from mid-10s to nowadays

This second review aimed a few people with less than 30 years old (well, except one) which are the future faces of electronica. These five artists remain in the shadows during past decade when EDM exploded world-domination and still here today! Now present you the less clear hyper-knowledge EDM's artists that now turn upside down looking for a new legacy which most notable fresh and youth faces are.

B O N U S   F R E S H   F A C E S :

Kiesza, Canadian girl who dismay for electronic music

Bridged By A Lightwave

Calgary artist who took guitar, singing and piano lessons 32 years ago. She won a scholarship to study in Berklee (Boston, USA). She began as a folk artist and this beginning was a "no result" for her. So she found rapidly in electronic harmonies the key to success in music industry. She collaborated with Jack Ü (Take Ü There), Bakermat (Don't Want You Back) and even with Dj Bobo (Somebody Dance With Me). Recently she had a fresh reborn when Deadmau5 contact with her. Hideaway put her on the map 7 years ago. After writing the lyrics for Rihanna or Kylie Minogue she decided to release her own albums: „Sound Of A Woman“ [4. & Broadway, 2014] and „Crave“ [Zebra Spirit, 2020]. The rest is just history.


MNEK, black duke of voguin'

MNEK on BBC Come Dancing

His collaborations along with Jack Jones (House Work mit Mike Dunn) or the DnB group Rudimental (Babe und Spoons mit Syron). Abgesehen davon, dass er sich offen als homosexuell bezeichnet, ist seine aktivistische Arbeit lobenswert. Vor drei Jahrenveröffentlichte er sein Studioalbum: Language [Virgin EMI, 2018]. The most successful collaboration was last year's Head and Heart together with KISS FM radio presenter Joel Corry. Not to forget this forgotten gemNever Forget You together with ...

Zara Larsson, real young talent

Lush Life

This 23-years-old talent singer-songwriter is in the eye-of-the-storm. All started when she won the Swedish version of Got Talent - so at the early age of 10 she  already showed signs of what was to come next. It made to sign a contract with Universal Music Sweden. His greatest sources of inspitation goes from Whitney Houston to Carola Häggkvist passing by the King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley. His first single Lush Life give her the merely global recognition she deserve it. Recently she launched Poster Girl and the subsequently Summer Edition.

Becky Hill, promising young woman from UK

Hill on BBC Radio 1
Thanks to The Voice (UK) this 27-years-old young woman placed a nice big summer-friendly Future House banger Gecko (along with Dutch Oliver Heldens) in the UK Charts. She provides her equine overbite and jowly Worcestershire vowels providing a waspish counterpoint to Heldens’s bouncy basslines and she also get the nose into podcasting with her  The Art Of Rave for educating a whole new generation. Her versions of You Got The LoveSing It Back and With Every Heartbeat get your hair stands up like hooks! Her stage presence is well worth it mate!

Jem Cooke, future gloomy face of electronic dance music
 
Dreams

Beyond her well-known bangers: Breathe (along with Cristoph) and Rabbit Hole (with Camelphat and more recently Carry Me Away). The Londoner also worked with American legend Todd Terry (So Free), Crosstown Rebels' boss Damian Lazarus (Into the Sun) and British Hot Since 82 (Buggin'). Last single was produced by Jax Jones (Crystallise). She is in her best moment without peradventure.

__________   ____________    ___________    ___________    ____________   ___________

B O N U S   F R I S C H E   G E S I C H T E R:


die Kanadisches Mädchen, das sich für elektronische Musik entsetzt

Kiesza

Calgary Künstler - der vor 32 Jahren Gitarren-Gesangs - und Klavierunterricht nahm. Sie gewann ein Stipendium für ein Studium in Berklee (Boston, USA). Sie begann als Volkskünstlerin und dieser Anfang war für sie ein "kein Ergebnis". So fand sie schnell in elektronischen Harmonien den Schlüssel zum Erfolg in der Musikindustrie. Sie arbeitete mit Jack Ü (Take Ü There), Bakermat (Don't Want You Back) und sogar mit Dj Bobo (Somebody Dance With Me) zusammengearbeitet. Kürzlich sie wurde frisch wiedergeboren wenn Deadmau5 sie kontaktierte haben. Hideaway hat sie vor 7 Jahren auf die Karte gesetzt. Nachdem sie Texte für Künstler wie Rihanna oder Kylie Minogue geschrieben hatte, beschloss sie, ihre eigenen Alben zu veröffentlichen: „Sound Of A Woman“ [4. & Broadway, 2014] und „Crave“ [Zebra Spirit, 2020]. Der Rest ist nur Geschichte.


der schwarze Herzog der Voguin

MNEK

Davon zeugen seine Kollaborationen mit Jax Jones (House Work mit Mike Dunn) oder DnB Gruppe Rudimental (Babe und Spoons mit Syron). Abgesehen davon, dass er sich offen als homosexuell bezeichnet, ist seine aktivistische Arbeit lobenswert. Vor drei Jahrenveröffentlichte er sein Studioalbum: Language [Virgin EMI, 2018]. Die berüchtigtste Zusammenarbeit war Head and Heart der letztes Jahr zusammen mit KISS FM Radiomoderator Joel Corry. Vermissen Sie nicht dieses vergessene Juwel: Never Forget You zusammen mit ...


das echtes Nachwuchstalent

Zara Larsson

Dieser 23-jährige talentierte steht im Auge-des-Sturms. Als sie im Alter von 10 Jahren - als sie klein war hätte sie schön ihr form zu sein - wenn die schwedische Version des Got Talent gewann. Es führte dazu, dass sie einen Vertrag mit Universal Music Schweden unterschrieb. Seine größten Inspirationsquellen gehen von Whitney Houston bis Carola Häggkvist, vorbei am King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley. Seine erste Single Lush Life gibt ihr die globale Anerkennung, die sie verdient. Kürzlich hat sie Poster Girl [TEN Music, 2021] und die Anschluss Summer Edition sein.


der junges Versprechen des britischen Hauses

Becky Hill

Dank The Voice (UK) platzierte die 27-jährige Engländerin die Gesangsversion von die schöne große sommerfreundliche Future House-Hammer Gecko“ (zusammen mit holländischem Oliver Heldensauf Platz 1 in den UK-Charts. Mit seiner The Art Of Rave hat sie auch seine Nase ins Podcasting bekommen, um eine ganze Generation junger Menschen auszubilden. Ihre Versionen von You Got The Love, Sing It Back und With Every Heartbeat werden Ihre Haare wie Scarias machen. Allein die Bühnenpräsenz ist es wert mein Freund!


die Zukunft der Elektronik

Jem Cooke

Berühmt das wohl bekannt Klub-Hammers: „Breathe“ (zusammen mit Cristoph) und  Rabbit Hole (wieder mit CamelPhat und kürzlich Carry Me Away). Der junge Londoner mit Todd Terry (So Free) zusammengearbeitet, mit Damian Lazarus (Into The Sun) und sogar mit Hot Since 82 (Buggin'). Seine neueste Veröffentlichung wurde von Jax Jones (Crystallise) signiert und vor zehn Jahrenveröffentlichte sie sein erstes und einziges Studio-Album: „I Am Jem Cooke“ [A45 Music, 2011]. Jetzt lebt sie seinen besten Moment zweifelsohne.



Übersetzung: Lucas Juan Postel Carles



Friday, 23 July 2021

Best Electronic Vocalists from mid-90s to mid-10s


From the mid-nineties to the beginning of the new millennium through our days, analyzing hip house, trance or EDM style. Top modern vocalists, heroes in disguise of redeeming future electronica angels and so on. Without further delay may I present you my ten unsung heroes below:  

Gillettte, singin' 4 da short d*ck men b**ch!

Mr. Pesonality (1995)

Locating da censored version of Short D*ck Man back in the days when Sandra Navarro aged just 19 years old on da pirate radio stations all around from (New Jersey first) to the world. Daughter-In-Law from Mexican fada and a Puerto-Rican mada. She grew up between Chicago & Houston, singin' and rappin' her way 'till she graduated in Romeoville High School (1992). On December 20, 1994, Gillette released her first LP (a 20 Fingers music production from and getting the silver in France, and the golden record in Germany and US market) helped by her manager/sister, Yolanda Gillette. A third single was released in 1995 called you're a dog. In May 21, 1996, BMG launched th second LP from da hip-house queen.

Robyn, from R/Bfloor to the dance-floor


Take Me Away (1997)

Swedish sensation born in 1979. She shook Swedish scene off (along with Therese) at the end of the nineties and at the beginning of the two-mile. After being heard on answering machine by a random Chief from Sony Music

Amanda Wilson, Britain being always on the go

Keep This Fire Burning (Freemasons)

A wonder electronic modern vocal, widely infectious smile, penetrating, brown eyes. All of this and many more is the voice which represented United Kingdom in Eurovision 1998 (she was done before semifinals). As part of the act she has scored two major UK hit singles, one of which (Love On My Mind) chartopped position number 11 during 6 weeks in UK TOP40 provided lead vocals on many tracks on the Freemasons' album, Shakedown [Loaded Records, 2007]. Second single Watchin' went on to success in several European charts, and the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Wilson also scored another major UK and worldwide smash hit working with Avicii (covering Samuele Sartini on Seek Bromance) in 2010. Another hits collaborations inclu are Armin 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the Duchess of UK POP 

Murder on the Dancefloor

Authentic blood running through her harmonic veins. She ditched electro-pop for sweeping chamber pop and for suits in her fusing dance beats with filmic orchestration and all surrounded by a strong visual stylish-clips. A sophisticated electropop disco diva to the Ed Harcourt-assisted chamber pop sound whose eight albums (two of them are compilations) encompassed a twenty or so prolific career. Read My Lips [Polydor, 2001] started off and Songs from the Kitchen Disco [EBGB's, 2020] hit it off last year with new covers and a Groveejet version under the arm now she can say it out loud:
"It felt more excited than worried. And liberated woman."

Example, from hip-hop star to EDM act

Stay Awake (2011)

Their first acclaim hit in solitary was Kickstarts (Changed The Way You Kiss Me after a year) and Calvin Harris' We'll Be Coming Back the global expansion direct to the EDM bubble. Recently he released All Night with equal success as the two previously named-

Nadia Ali, libanese sensation based on NYC

Rapture (Avicii Remix)

iiO (Rapture was number one in Australia, Ireland and UK) was like a training school for Ali to get the best out of her smooth, truly shine voice. The successful collaborations achieved in electronic music industry owned to Armin van Buuren's Feels so GoodBT's (along with ArtyMust Be The Love and Starkillers & Alex Kenji's (the commonly chanted Alesso's Edit) Pressure credited as electronic silky anthems. Her voice deserved to set aside some time in the actual Olympic in her own right.

Christina Novelli, dispatched from Djing world

Concrete Angel

She is the daughter of (a French chef) Jean-Christophe Novelli. At the age of 17, she strongly got influenced by the music of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Lauryn Hill etcetera. Novelli started fronting her own bands.  In 2011, Novelli starred in a reality TV on Channel 5 which covered the lives and loves of the staff and regulars at Candy Bar in Soho. While on the road, Novelli could b

John Martin, EDM swedish phenomenon

Anywhere for you

Swedish singer whose breakthrough was due to SHM's Don't You Worry Child. Melodic tunes from Avicii (Fade into darkness), Alesso (In My Blood), Martin Garrix (Now That I've Found You, Together or Higher Ground) and Sebastian Ingrosso (Reload along with Tommy Trash) which are big anthems for the most. His closing nights in Ushuaia adorned the "perfect night" for thousands. Clubbers around the world have had a special hach for pilgrimage to the electronic Mecca (Eivissa, Spain). Crossing out another "things to do in life" from your notebook? Let's move on mate! Just one more thing to remember: do not confuse John with Chris Martin (Coldplay).

Andreas Moe, much better in acoustic version

Long Time (cover)

The third Swedish vocal artist. These people have gained a lot of fame because they isolated during the winter season (well, also during summer season) to created music. Inside the studio and coffee in their hands Moe follows the lead of his fellow countryman to win Eurovision (who knows in the future). Avicii, Armin van BuurenHardwell John de Sohn or Tiesto are his foolproof print collaborations. Holding On’ was the first taste of an EP out later on May 28th and a new work waiting to follow-up soon. 

Aloe Blacc, the man who changed the EDM rules

I Need A Dollar

An infectious mix of folk, soul and pop music. Best known for The Man this platinum-selling singer, songwriter, producer, and activist creates a heartfelt, artistic synthesis of what family means. Getting along with Avicii (Wake Me Up and SOS), Zedd (Candyman) and remembering  Stevie Wonder as he did recently on Fox’s hit show The Masked Singers as The Mushroom. Also, Blacc is a big fan of country and seven years later since Ellen premiered Can You Do This he made his announced comeback last SeptemberAloe also declared:

 “Rather than a genre, my music is about A.I.M.: affirmation, inspiration, and motivation. After so many opportunities to talk about [...] I had this realization. My songwriting genre is just thematic.”
______________     _____________     _______________      ___________    ___________

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

The Swedes are back again!

As many of you know the Swedish group (Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello) confirmed a new bunch of singles for the next months. The first was released on Friday afternoon and its drop was mostly criticized by many and others release the tension of the created hype on Facebook and Twitter


It seems they are taking a new direction in terms of electronic dance music. EDM death is not an unusual as it used to be before 2014. The year when it became massive and a global with playful beats and melodic chants. Even in China (music business is adapting itself too slow but safe) where top charting a cool song (even linked with trendy music) has been late around 3 years late in comparison with EU charts (UK Dance Singles mainly referenced)

This is a brand new era for the trio and fans have been waiting almost two years since their last concert (Singapore) and almost a decade for new material (Don't You Worry Child). There's no doubt that fans will be demanding to see them playing live again after they presented their latest release on Republic Records. Also a perform on The Tonight Show that might calm the hype for many of us with an in-depth mix. 

Furthermore Jimmy Fallon knows how to make history. Remember the past edition of the show

IN ADVANCE:

Best modern electronic vocal anthems (23/07)


Friday, 26 February 2021

TRIBUTE: DAFT PUNK (1993-2021)

The duo formed in Paris have just announced their retirement last Monday morning with a lot of rumors, fake news and a final Epilogue on Daft Punk's Facebook Official account and also on Daft Club bringing back so much memories from the past. Just like tears in rain. Pleased to memorialize their biggest music videos below:

Da Funk
The dog from D.A.F.T. What an off-the-cuff gift! This is the beginning of a weirdo character who printed the future mask-design. In the nineties, they used black bin bags to hide their faces, later designed by the original incarnations even included some pretty attachable wigs. During the early hours of the new millennium they became into robots. The evolution of helmets is an epic history. The French duo pick up a drum sample from The Walrus of Love song.

Nosey Fact: the video was directed by Spike Jonze.

 
D.A.F.T. official poster  

Around The World
Master music director AFTER another. The well-known French artist Michel Gondry. He initially started directing music videos during the final years of the eighties. Now Gondry is a very common upstanding figure in our days. He directed the latest videos for BjörkChemical Brothers, Kylie Minogue, Stardust and many more. 

Nosey Fact: the video was the second one included on D.A.F.T.'s DVD.

   
   Mixmag cover magazine (Aug. 1997)

Burnin'
This video is another special from D.A.F.T. video collection. The third one. Starred by firemen whose memory is still in freezer. The previously track is just an anticipation of this magnificent with a catchy bass and those acid bubble sounds.  The end of an era with no cheesy samples, odd black rhythms had started. This video was directed by Seb Janiak.

Nosey Fact: Another music video which is our favorite was included in D.A.F.T. and it was directed by a film director back in 1998.

 One More Time
A clip what started the first Moviefilm incursion in a new way of conceiving house music videos. A fusion between funk and disco vibes. In modern era the robots visited Japan. When they throw back to the 70s and 80s fizzle disco music then people noticed samples in Bernard Edwards bass or Romanthony vocal from each Reddit topic. Provided by their legacy of standard-bearers of French House/Nu Disco sounds.

Nosey Fact: in the beginning Leji Matsumoto didn't answer the callings from the robots.

Aerodynamic
An epic AC/DC sample bell. Followed by multiple elements from Sister Sledge sample uncredited disco choirs. The opening sequence is just another level to prove them visuals from a Japanese legacy master: Leiji Matsumoto.

The end of Aerodynamic is completely baroque music, a classical composition we put into synthetic form - said Bangalter about Aerodynamic.
Nosey Fact: Bangalter formed a band called Together with French partner Dj Falcon. Also owns his label: Roulé.

Digital Love
The mood inside Gap commercial with Juliette Lewis. The vocals from Chilly GonzalesSupertramp inspiration on the mix. This and a whole lot more is the reason why Digital Love means too much for DF fans.
On Digital Love, you get this Supertramp vibe on the bridge. We didn't sample Supertramp, but we had the original Wurlitzer piano they used, so we thought it would be more fun to have the original instrument and mess around with it. We use mainly vintage synthesizers, like older electric pianos like the Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet. We didn't use the Clavinet on Discovery (2001), but I usually use it in studio - said De Homem-Christo about Digital Love
Nosey Fact: De Homem-Christo ancestors are rumored to have ridden against Henry V.

Harder Better Faster Stronger
When robots' style became popular. The good West, the bad West and the weird commercial was inclusive in the one with Kanye West. They teach him how to do a mash up for charting a worldwide hit. In attention to their foray into visual work along with their first television appearance was at The 2008 Grammys.

Nosey Fact: an anonymous virtual hero make them better harder faster stronger with his own fingers

Robot Rock
One of the most tanked songs of the third album from the robots. The single was hated everywhere. It felt so unjustified that later the fans tried to bring out the good and the bad. Bangalter told Q Magazine in summer 2007 that the tune was a tribute to heavy rock chords, and so it was when DJ Hero combined it with Queen’s We Will Rock You. It was criticized for being repetitive, but Bangalter explained “to take a riff and loop it is to explore the core of rock.” The look-appearance is notable because it was just the shaky VHS style in here mate!

Nosey Fact: as divisive as it might have been the theme was included on Iron Man 2 soundtracked twelve years ago now.

   Technologic

From the moment Daft Punk's single were inside adverts such by an Apple iPod TV advert  back in 2006. Another one from Alpha Romeo in 2008. Official soundtrack on The OC series. Indeed. Our favorite track from Human After All. Misunderstood album by the massive audience. The Exhibition relief . The maestros of commercials had just reached its melting point. Do you remember the cameo together with Snoop Dogg & David Beckham in Mos Eisley cantina?

Nosey Fact: the same doll from Seed of Chucky used in the clip which was directed by Tony Gardner who also wrote and directed Prime Time Of Your Life.

 Get Lucky 

The incursion on mainstream music. Catchy bass, disco sounds, funky lyrics, Pharrell on vocals and one of the most influential figures during 70s: Mr. Rodgers. The music is some of the best dance music ever produced in modern times mate. Having an unashamed pop side and a bunch of crafting stone-cold classics. The peak, the world-wide single recognition since they’ve been on course since the beginning of the nineties mate!

Nosey FactYoko Ono, Paul McCartney and Beyoncé dancing in stage of The 2014 Grammys ceremony.

BONUS TRACKS: The main incursion in House music back to 1998. The parallel project from Thomas Bangalter. Along with DJ Alan Braxe and Benjamin Diamond. The future sound of French Touch was born. Also directed by Gondry.

One of the most prolific productions in modern cinema. The track was entirely composed by the robots and the main theme produced to Walt Disney Records. TRON: Legacy supposed a fiasco on the box office but the uncut gem is within the Daft Punk soundtrack:

The pair was in collaboration with mainstream industry since 2013. The one with  The Weeknd is a huge hit for the duo, giving them a number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US. The Weeknd wrote lyrics and Guy-Manuel was immerse in studio production since their last credited song.



If we have to create an image, it must be an artificial image. That combination hides our physicality and also shows our view of the star system. It is not a compromise by artists like Disclosure, Ian PooleyTelefon Tel Aviv and music labels as Defected or Soma showed their approval on social media last week.

          The best things:

          We can still relieve Alive 2007 on IMAX 4K/Vinyl Reality:     


          And tributes from fans and music bands homages like this this one:


          And documentaries such as BBC quality and films like this one:

          The worst thing:

       Fandom knew in advance that a third Alive tour never happens after Daftendirektour and Alive 2007



A   P   P   L   A   U   S   E         F   O   R         T   H   E   I   R        M   U   S   I   C       L   E   G   A   C  Y



No more gigs. Never two without three, as the saying goes. But were have been such a fools. And yet the third and long awaited tour is something that will definitely never happen. But we keep still listening all their music legacy.

Friday, 12 February 2021

Why WorldWideWeb is nowadays a podcast bubble mate?

Just today 17 years ago a journalist named Ben Hammersley minted the term podcast in The Guardian. Since then everything started to be built-up, quite a feat in a very clear rollercoaster road to the highest peak in the past year. Speaking about my country which is the second market highly ranked in standup comedy (Nadie Sabe Nada) whereas in USA were having a massive show called SNL since the year 1974.

The Spotify Premium was able to  in 2019. Back then to The Guardian, is a pride to say that they created a top10 of books which can help you out to provide an idea of what on Earth is to create such a thing like a digital audio file and made it available on the internet for downloading directly to your computer or mobile device. Yes, Orson Welles must be proud of this invention created 66 years after his broadcasting of G. H. Wells' War of the Worlds and also Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente talking about one pioneer in my country.


During pandemic all of us spend more time inside though, so no more social activity rather than digitalone, at that point streamings are blowing dead times and time appears to be running through our fingers to not get involved in podcasting.
Intellectuals of the end of nineteen century began to suspect that the inevitable thing would soon happen: people would end up listening novels instead of reading them. BANG! Audible, Acast, Podium, Storytell and of course Apple. Since the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Alba Edison, in 1889 by far, we have been witnesses the rebirth of a new age of listening, so it's the time to warm up our inner ear mate!!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

SOPHIE: a non-stopping creative mind whose light will shine elsewhere

SOPHIE (or Sophie Xeon)  passed away in the early hours of Saturday 30th while she was trying to inmortalise a full moon from a balcony. Greek police testified at Sunday morning and said that the capture cost her life when a fatal slip provoked her an instant one-way ticket to Heaven directly departures from a third floor at her residency in Athens. She had epic soul voice, an inspired-LGTBI diva full of truth, hope and belief inside that made her unique in her style. Now we all left behind is her vibrant-detached tracks:


BIPP couldn't be more sophomoric, evocative Sound Engineering produced track which is perfectly over-bubbling enough to bring the attention to the well-fair acclaimed duo Autechre to fabric such a new mix filled with a low pitch (kind of UK Street Soul) with a vibe in it that works in the same way of the eighties freestyle-mellow voice. Like a 90s beat. This is the most epic combination till the date mate.


There is no doubt that descent into Hell was not going to be easy for an avant-garde artist like that. The track who follows-up Lemonade (McDonald's commercial inclusive) time is a famous breakthrough and collaboration with Charlie XCX lushed with a raw bass, dirty lyrics and hardly to say a special touch infused upside-down what Cardi B is. A final twist endless path that taste better off (anyway mate) to the insiders of the league of mainstream music.


The very first and only one LP. Creatively out-and-out smelling fresh dynamic balads such as It's Okay To Cry or the scary pumping hit Ponyboy. While the stroboscopic videoclip of Faceshopping (WARNING: IF YOU SUFFER PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY, BETTER NOT TO WATCH IT) is a noisy runway where soundscapes which are recorded equally as a mess in a noisy random kitchen. Fair enough:


They were also a couple of unofficial singles not included on Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides. An inconsiderable source of inspiration for the generation Z:




Also I leave a link (from German-franc Arte TRACKS Youtube Channel) about how much influenced in electronic modern era:


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Let's talk about Ólafur Arnalds

I'm pretty sure that you've listen Björk or maybe a bit hear of her music. The biggest musical export from Iceland was an explosive fresh international-hit in the nineties whose first-solo debut album career marked a before and after in a new young generation full of talent. Just to name a few: Jóhann Jóhannsson, JFDR, Paul Oscar and so on. Today from Heavenly Rhythm we are digging deeper on (a restless boy capable of convey contemplative Icelandic landscapes to a world-audience) Ólafur Arnalds. Enjoy it mate!

Arnalds is an Icelandic composer. He was born in Mosfellsbær in 1986. He was a drummer in Fighting Shit since his early days of hardcore/metal formation. He has also advanced from a former support-act for Sigur Rós in October 2008. Next year, he was able to took part in a progressive-techno project, entitled Kiasmos alongside w/ Janus Rasmussen. His mother introduced Chopin's vast oeuvre when he was only nine. Then he met a device called Status. An interface - rather than Pro Tools - full of possibilities.


"[...] it gives people an image of Icelandic music. If it wasn't so easy, they'd probably have no image." - The Guardian interview bout Icelandics.

In the early ages he used to play the drums 

Ólafur's first solo album Eulogy for Evolution was released on 2007. Living Room Songs was his second  The third solo album was From Now I Am Winter (2013). A first contract label with Mercury that lacks the prestige of Decca or Deutsche Grammophon. It was followed by re:member (2018) and the last one release d last November 6th: some kind of peaceAlso as fifty percent of Kiasmos their first album named Kiasmos released back in winter 2014. An album which rediscover new sounds Sigur Rós.







Saturday, 5 December 2020

HITs that 2020 left us!!!


This year is almost gone! Well, music has been the only consistently good thing since March, right? Perhaps it would be unfair.  Doing a looking back to 2020 for the BEST tracks, albums and live shows of the year! Live you said? Yes, because thanks Corona we had a flood of live streamings all around the world. Pointed out Mousse T.'s Glitterbox Virtual Festival, Disclosure's Twitch & many more. Carl Cox's Mixcloud Cabin Fever had a massive support from his fellows and fans. Selecting from dozens of songs that captivated us in the last 12 months... Since the lockdown we might have gone on a festival anthem as Camelphat's hit Easier or an Ibiza's LOST season track such as Jamie Jones & Alan Fitzpatrick's GEM Sundancing. Don't worry mate! If Heavenly Rhythm exists is not just for discovering hits, but because so you can check this out:

Here is the definitive list of the year! Full of fresh music hits such as Fever's Dua Lipa & Angèle collab.  Listen it all! Enjoy mate!

Top15 international electronic HITs of 2020:

1. Bicep - Atlas [Ninja Tune]

2. Camelphat & ARTBAT (feat. RHODES) - For A Feeling [RCA Records]

3. Jayda G - Both of Us [Ninja Tune]

4. Kelly Lee Owens - Melt! [Smalltown Supersound]

5. Purple Disco Machine (feat. MIND ENTERPRISES) - Exotica [Sweat It Out]

6. Róisín Murphy - Murphy's Law [Skint Records]

7. Yves Tumor - Gospel for a New Century [Warp]

8. Cinthie - No One Can Take You from Me [Aus Music]

9. Jessy Lanza - Lick in Heaven [Hyperdub]

10. Four Tet - Baby [Text Records] 

11. Earth Trax - Ambient Dance [Shall Not Fade]

12. Dua Lipa - Physical [Warner Records]

13. Meduza (feat. SHELLS) - Born to Love (Extended Mix) [Defected Records]

14. India Jordan - For You [Local Action Records]

15. Boys Noize - Mvinline (Extended Mix) [Defected Records]

   *a special mention: Hannes Bieger (feat. Ursula Rucker) - Poem to the Planet [Awesome Soundwave] (only for people who love messing around in the studio)

Top15 international pop HITs of 2020: 

1. Fiona Apple - Fetch To The Bolt Cutters [Epic]

2. Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul [Columbia]

3. Dua Lipa - Physical [Warner]

4. Waxahatchee - Fire [Merge]

5. Fiona Apple - I Want You To Love Me [Epic]

6. Christine and the Queen - People, I've been sad 

7. Megan Thee Stallion - Savage [1501 Certified]

8. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights [XO/Republic]

9. Phoebe Bridges - I Know the End [Dead Oceans]

10. Dua Lipa - Hallucinate [Warner]

11. Haims - The Steps [Columbia]

12. Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky [RCA]

13. Waxahatchee - Lilacs [Merge]

14. Dua Lipa (feat. DaBaby) - Levitating [Warner]

15. Kylie Minogue - Real Groove [Darenote]

 *an special radio-friendly: Lady Gaga (ft. Ariana Grande) - Rain On Me [Interscope Records]

Top15 international remixes of 2020:

1. Caribou - Never Come Back (Four Tet Remix) [City Slang]

2. Mike Dunn - If You Can Get Down (Mousse T.'s Shizzle Mix) [Classic Music Company]

3. Diplo & SIDEPIECE - On My Mind (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [FFRR]

4. Tale Impala - Is It True (Four Tet Remix) [Island Records]

5. Michael Gray - The Weekend (Mousse T. Disco Shizzle Remix) [Altra Moda Music]

6. The Vision - (feat. Andrea Triana) - Mountains (Dave Lee Live & Direct Mix) [Defected Records]

7. The Vision (feat. Andreya Triana & Ben Westbeech) - Missing (Deetron Remix) [Defected Records]

8. Earth Trax - I'm Not Afraid (Computer Data Remix) [Shall Not Fade]

9. DAVIE - Testify (Mousse T.'s Funky Shizzle Remix) [Defected Records]

10. Dua Lipa (feat. Madonna & Missy Elliott) - Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix) [Warner Records]

11. Monolink - Sinner (Mathame Remix) [Embassy One]

12. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Flume Remix) [Future Classic Records]

13. Copyright (Feat. Song Williamson) - He Is (Alaia & Gallo Remix) [DFTD]

14. Disclosure - Douha (Mali Mali) (Joe Goddard Remix) [Island Records]

15. Disciples - I Got You (CINTHIE Remix) [Ministry of Sound Recordings]

   *a very special stop: Camelphat (feat. Yannis) - Hypercolour (ARTBAT Remix) [Sony Music] (just for festival-goers)

Top25 international electronic LPs of 2020:

1. Autechre - SIGN/PLUS [Warp Records]

2. Earth Trax - LP1/LP2 [Shall Not Fade]

3. Caribou - Suddenly [City Slang]

4. Moby - All Visible Objects [Mute/Little Idiot]

5. Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song [Smalltown Supersound]

6. Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle [Ninja Tune]

7. Jessy Lanza - All thee Time [Hyperdub]

8. Beatrice Dillon - Workaround [PAN]

9. Arca - KiCk i [XL Recordings]

10. Horse Meat Disco - Love & Dancing [Glitterbox Recordings]

11. Ela Minus - acts of rebellion [Domino Recording]

12. The Vision - The Vision [Defected Records]

13. Cerrone - DNA [Because Music]

14. All Against Logic - 2017-2019 [Other People]

15. Daniel Avery - Love + Faith [Phantasy Sound]

16. Cinthie - Skylines - City Lights [Aus Music]

17. Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans [Text Records]

18. Yaeji - What We Drew [XL Recordings]

19. Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Torture Mind [Warp Records] 

20. Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine [Skint Records]

21. Nicolas Jaar - Cenizas/Telas [Other People] 

22. Moodymann - Taken Away [KDJ]

23. Dj Python - Más Amable [Incienso]

24. Marie Davidson - Renegade Breakdown [Ninja Tune]

25. Fatima Yamaha - Spontaneous Order [Magnetron Music]

  *a special listening: Camelphat - Dark Matter [Sony Music (explicit content only for party-goers)

Top15 international electronic EPs of 2020:

1. Jayda G - Both Of Us / Are U Down [Ninja Tune]

2. Never Dull - Discotech [theBasementDiscos]

3. Joe Corti - You EP [China White]

4. All Against Logic - Illusions of Shameles Abundance / Alucinao [Other People]

5. Shygirl - ALIAS [Because Music]

6. Hannes Bieger - Arc EP [Tronic]

7. Jamie Jones & Alan Fitzpatrick - Fairytale Frequency [Hot Creations]

8. Charlotte de Witte - Return To Nowhere [KNTXT]

9. Christoph - Consequence of Society, Vol X [Truesoul]

10. Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Her Revolution / His Rope [XL Recordings]

11. Charlotte de Witte - Vision EP [Figure]

12. Loraine James - Nothing [Hyperdub]

13. Charlotte de Witte - Rave On Time [KNTXT]

14. Pendulum - Driver / Nothing For Free [Earstorm]

15. Duck Sauce - Smiley Face / Get to Steppin/Captain Duck / I Don't Mind [Duck Sauce]

Top15 international streamings of 2020:

There is much more behind the Livestreaming shows - just as Bicep's second in a year -. The production is not everything! Here is a snap for the best streaming shows this year:

1. Defected Virtual Festivals (first of six streamings aired on March 20th) & Glitterbox Virtual Festivals (first of three streamings aired on April 1th) for dead times 

2. Dua Lipa's 2054 from London is the best visual-show (massive worldwide event)

3. United We Stream ARTE Concert Channel (from March 19th to nowadays)

4. Defected Virtual Festival: We Dance As One 1.0 (October 30th)

5. Defected Virtual Festival: We Dance As One 2.0 (November 27th)

6. Glitterbox: Love Stream We Dance As One (December 18th)

7. Awesome Soundwave Live Online Festival: Powered by Beatport (April 25th, May 9th and December 19th)

8. Defected WWWorldwide: Powered by Twitch (first three weekends of July)

9. ReConnect: Beatport Live (sponsored by the musical scene)

10. Cinthie's livestream set from Hör (Berlin)

11. Monolink's livestream Beatport x Dessert Livet from TV Tower (Berlin)

12. Laurel Halo's livestream ARTE Concert live from Monopol (Berlin)

13. Charlotte de Witte's New Form I Live from her terrace (Ghent) / New Form II: Return to Nowhere Live from the medieval castle Gravensteen (Ghent) / New Form III: Rave On Time Live from Mogren Fortress (Montenegro) 

14. Pan-Pot's BOAT RIDE from The Spree (Berlin)

15. Camelphat's Essential Mix from an empty Printworks (London)

   *special mention: Pete Tong's Lockdown Hot Mixes and Defected: We Dance As One from Collins Music Hall (London)

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