Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), the Japanese Kraftwerk
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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), the Japanese Kraftwerk

Yellow Magic Orchestra (also known as YMO) is a Japanese electro/techno band active since the 1970s. They are considered influential innovators and avant-gardistes in electronic music as they were the pioneers in using synthesizers, digital recording, sampling and drums in popular music, which was not common at all back then (literally like the more-popular German … Continue reading

Michael Cera from Superbad releases a surprise debut album
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Michael Cera from Superbad releases a surprise debut album

Michael Cera is a Canadian actor known for his roles as the awkward late bloomer in the movies “Superbad”, “Year One”, “Juno”, “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” and series “Arrested Development”. He now just released a surprise album on Bandcamp entitled “True That”, featuring 18 tracks of mellow, mostly instrumental, lo-fi folk. I am currently … Continue reading

Restless Leg Syndrome, music genres flipped into danceable beats
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Restless Leg Syndrome, music genres flipped into danceable beats

“Restless Leg Syndrome” is a music project founded by Austrian DJs Chrisfader, Testa and dbh. The trio have been long time friends and they are all based in Vienna, Austria. The project RLS is clear: the trio takes a certain music genre then flips it into danceable beats. Their first record called “Swapping Swingers” used … Continue reading

Hello Psychaleppo, psychedelic bedouin chants from Aleppo, Syria
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Hello Psychaleppo, psychedelic bedouin chants from Aleppo, Syria

Hello Psychaleppo is a 26-year-old Syrian musician named Zimo, who relocated to Beirut a couple of years ago, since his hometown of Aleppo, Syria has been under siege. He quickly made his mark on the Beiruti indie scene, having a truly unique and experimental sound. Indeed, Zimo uses melodies of the bedouin “Mawwals” and choirs … Continue reading