In this post I will tell you about three artists that I found some time ago but they have been waiting in my list to be written about and now's the time! The common factor with these three artists is that they are women with attitude and you can hear it also in their music!
I heard about this next artist randomly enough via FB group "Humans of Rotterdam" because the artist herself is from Rotterdam but now residing in London. She has released just while ago her debut "1303 EP". The rising artist (I'm sure we'll hear more about her later) I'm talking about is Cherisha Etnel. She makes cool dancy, hip hop'ish music with great beats!
I listened first the "Money hungry"
And then all the rest of her songs! (There's more in the webpage!)
The second artist I want to mention is Mo or with the Danish Ø-... Mø.. here you can check a video how to pronounce it... in Danish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ-epUEpO0c I think I might have posted something from them before but I can't remember and didn't find any old posts so I though that I will anyhow mention once again, because they are that good! I'm talking about Mø, she's a Danish singer and songwriter who has some kick ass songs and is now also more known because of her collaboration together with Major Lazer. The huge hit was "Lean on" which has now more than 239 million views in YouTube!
I think the "Lean on" is kinda somehow bit easier and more subtle than other Mø songs. She has released 2014 album called "No mythologies to follow". I have listened the album trough several times and love it!
My favorites from the album are "Walk this way", "Never wanna know", "Don't wanna dance","Pilgrim", "Slow love"...check also the "night version" of the same song!
And a live version of "Never wanna know" from the 3voor12 performance where you can hear how stunning voice the singer Karen Marie Ørsted has!
As last but not least I want to present you one Swedish singer called Beatrice Eli who makes also quite dancy end edgy music as you can see from this video. I still have to search more of her work but after listening this one I'm pretty convinced!
The new album "How big, how blue, how beautiful" from Florence and the machine is finally out! (Already some time ago) It is quite different from the older ones. Definitely more rock. It has gotten lots of good reviews and people have been saying that now she has finally found her own style. But I must admit I liked bit more the dancy/electronic touch. But of course it's a question of taste. Though I have to admit that the album feels complete and whole in a very different way from the debut album "Two lungs".
I was surprised to read an article in a Finnish newspaper where they were talking about how the English newspapers had been complaining that the English rock/pop is nowadays made too much by the upper class, noting also that Florence came from a rich family. I have to disagree and just admit that it doesn't matter what is the background of the people who are making music. Of course it's important to appreciate what you have, that's clear. But music shouldn't be judged by the background of the artists. Passion is the most important thing. And the music shouldn't be judged by if the people are lower or upper class, because it doesn't affect music itself.
What I like in the new "How big, how blue, how beautiful" is that it surprises. Like the song "What kind of man" which starts in a calm and beautiful atmosphere and then suddenly after a minute rocks off. I can imagine the new album will bring lots of new fans in. One good word how to describe the new album would be "STRONG" in capital letters. It has a new kick that wasn't there in the old albums.
I like also how they have brough the orchestral vibes into the new album. Because well Florence's voice just goes along super well with the big sound of horns, strings. Still looking forward if they could make some orchestral stuff with Florence some day. (Well there's of course the "Snow White and the Huntsman" song..)
"Delilah" is also one of my favorites. It's an energetic song that has something from the hit "Dog days are over" but in a more serious grown up way. Oh and the vocals in this song, big love!
"Long lost" is one of my biggest favourite (I have quite some favorites from this album already though as you see). It's kinda sad and a soothing song at the same time, and has very beautiful beats. Calm before the storm would be a good description.
A short part of the lyrics from "Long lost":
"Lost in the fog, these hollow hills
Blood running hot, night chills
Without your love I'll be
So long and lost, are you missing me?
Is it too late to come on home?
Are all those bridges now old stone?
Is it too late to come on home?
Can the city forgive? I hear its sad song"
Another from my top 3 from this album is "Third eye". I found myself singing loud the "Ua, ua. Ua, ua." -part of the song. I love how energetic this song is. It makes you want to run in an open field and shout out loud "Ua, ua!"
And my top 3 becames full with "Saint Jude". It's a touchy song, but does't get too mellow. It's a song that awakens you from the sleep. The music video was bit too "trying to be super touchy, artsy and feely at the same time" what is quite often the problem with Florence's videos.
But I admit after listening the new album now couple times trough that Florence has grown a lot with this album. I would be happy still hear some of the dancy elements in her coming career. But as said her strong voice goes well with the more rock'ish new sound. One thing I heard was kinda missing somehow was the harp, which was quite dominating before and kinda almost a trademark for lots of Flo's older songs (or maybe I just didn't hear it). But it's great that the band has taken a new step! Check out the new album now!
Jep! Prodigy will release a new album in the end of March on the 30th, the new album is called "The day is my enemy" I'm soo curious about how it will be. I have listened Prodigy in my teen years and well they have just so many classics! But let us wait still a little bit! Here's the teaser of the album (no songs on it though).
1. The Day is My Enemy
3. Rebel Radio
4. Ibiza feat. Sleaford Mods
6. Wild Frontier
8. Beyond the Deathray
9. Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion
11. Get Your Fight On
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall Of Death
Björk will also release a new album "Vulnicura" in the end of March too. Someone leaked some of the songs to the internet which forced Björk to release the album earlier (the digital version only). I listened little bit the album trough and can't say yet if I like it, because what it comes to Björk I will have to give some time for the album. You can stream the album via iTunes.
Scuba has also released a new album!! It carries the name "Claustrophobia" which I haven't listened yet trough, but I can almost count on him that it will be amazing!
You can listen already "Why you feel so low" at SoundCloud.
And also Florence and the Machine will be releasing a new album this summer, the new album will be called "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" and the official release date is 2.6. I'm really looking forward for their new album!
Here's the tracklist:
1. "Ship to Wreck"
2. "What Kind of Man"
3. "How Big How Blue How Beautiful"
4. "Queen of Peace"
5. "Various Storms and Saints"
7. "Long and Lost"
9. "Third Eye"
10. "St Jude"
They have released already some songs from the album and here's "What kind of man"
I don't know what's the thing with Flo's music videos, but it seems like they are always so much full of suffering. She has some super cool music videos from the last albums, but I'm thinking they should find some new aspects instead of the "iternal suffering". I don't want to be judgemental but I'm just bit done with these "I'm in so much pain" -videos ,though still one of my favorite Flo music videos is "No light, no Light" and "Dog days are over".
And then I had a written list about songs and artists to write about already for quite some time. I'm actually not sure if I wrote already about him, but anyhows I will write now again. So..I was in a super cool techno party in a small club some time ago. It was some of the nicest techno parties so far that I have been here in Berlin, with friendly people and not those I-need-to-be-so-cool-uberhipster-people. I know that if I pick any song from this artist it will be great techno and that's lot said! Let me present you the techno wunderkind Julian Jeweil. He's based in France and in Berlin.
Soukie & Windish were playing also in the same party, it seemed that there were only very good dj's that night! They have also quite cool stuff, it's bit more relaxed techno I would say...check it out for yourself:
And one of my favorite techno duo's Pan-Pot has also released a new EP called "Grey matter".
I like especially the "Substance", listen it with heaphones on.
So have a nice weekend dance a lot and sleep late! LG!
Every year one of my favorite source of music, Bleep, makes a list of 100 best songs of that year. I took the time, which took actually quite loong..to browse the list trough and picked my favorite ones, some I knew, but most of them were totally new for me. Found couple very interesting artists, couple dope ones..it's a mix of calm music, techno, world music, muslim trance, crazy ones so it's all mixed. The songs are not in any particular order for me. Some songs weren't actually on the list but were from the same artist who was on the list (if I thought that the other song was cooler).
My Bleeping list for 2014:
Andy Stott - "Damage" but I chose out of the list "Faith in strangers" (from the same named album) and also "On oath".
Hadn't heard anything before from this artist and he really surprised me positively. Very good stuff!
Beautiful electronic music, calm but powerful and sometimes bit grimm.
Fatima al Qadiri - "Shanghai freeway" on the list but I choose "Muslim Trance mini-mix". It is a mix of Islamic sacred Shi’ite and Sunni acapella found from the internet. I think this was one of the most interesting artists from the list. If SoundCloud info is correct then this artist comes from Kuwait. I wonder how many muslim woman dj's there are. Would be cool to hear more!
Sophie - "Lemonade" This song is just totally nuts. Nuts! I won't say how the beginning of the song sounds to me, but well listen yourself! You get this song if you mix really bad pop song lyrics with crazy nice base. I love the mix of this crazyness!
"I got something to tell you
hope you'll understand
I never meant to hurt you
it wasn't in my plans
just know when I'm with you
I get that thirsty feeling
and I want lemonade
lemonade, l-l-lemonade (lemonade, l-l-lemonade)
candy boys, c-c-candy boys (lemonade, l-l-lemonade)"
It's 2015! Happy New Year to all you who are reading Noisy (Noise out of nothing is so long word so just came up with this one)! I will promise at least one thing for this year; to find better techno parties! I have been let down some times even in Berlin when going to some techno parties and finding out that the music isn't that good or that the sets which the DJ's are playing have bad quality (are skipping/jumping..) I would like to go to a real rave party, but waiting for that I shall not complain anymore, anyhow's there's plenty of parties in Berlin to attend to and I haven't seen all of them the yet.
Sasha Siem (photo:qthemusic.com)
First to get rid of one positive earworm or "Ohrwurm" as the Germans would say.
I found the song because Susanne Sundför is soon realeasing a new album and I saw this remix on her Soundcloud and checked it and fell in love with the song. The song is called "My friend" and it is from Sasha Siem (Norwegian-British). It has beautiful lyrics. Siem will also soon release her debut album..so be ready!
The second remix of the same song is done by Cloud boat, it has more original lyrics left and is more upbeat like the original song also.
Then back to some techno. I would like to present you Canadian techno artist Marc Houle. I can't remember how I stumbled across with this one, but he makes really good techno. He has some free downloads too which would be good to check out!
Check at least these songs from the "Cola Party" LP: "I'dont wanna know about you" and "Raybans in Bahrain" with headphones on.