Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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linneaOslo-based duo Of Norway, comprised of Vegard Wolf Dyvik and Christian Steenstrup, have made a name for themselves through countless DJ and live gigs and a healthy discography on Connaisseur Recordings, Cuore Records, Rockets & Ponies, Troll Records and Darkroom Dubs. Linnea Dale is a rising Norwegian singer, known as a popular contestant on Idol Norway before contributing on the international success of Donkeyboy's debut album, and releasing a pair of solo albums on Warner Music Norway. Recently she released her third album on Aftertouch Records.

Linnea Dale and Of Norway have a long history of collaboration. She contributed vocals on tracks on both if the Of Norway albums, and on various compilation tracks. In addition to this, Of Norway have remixed tracks from Linnea Dale's albums. The "Pets" album is a compilation of sorts, a pet-project from Linnea Dale and Of Norway, collecting all of their joint efforts on one album. Nine tracks with Linneas Dale's dark and sensual voice paired with Of Norway's electro backbeat. Two tracks are taken from Of Norway albums, three tracks are rare Of Norway compilation contributions, two tracks are Of Norway remixes of Linnea Dale tracks, and two tracks are new and exclusive collaboration tracks.

manatee commune2019 is an inspired year for Portland-based producer, Manatee Commune. At the heels of his well-received single, “I Can Dream” featuring Effee, the electronic visionary is set to unveil his third studio album, PDA Friday, May 3 in conjunction with a spring tour as direct support for synth pop ensemble Geographer.

A classically trained musician influenced by the likes of Sylvan Esso, Big Wild, Flume, and many more, Manatee Commune is a captivating producer and vibrant performer. Having toured with household names like ODESZA, Emancipator, and Blockhead, while commanding stages at Bonnaroo, What The Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and the upcoming 2019 Lighting In A Bottle Festival, Manatee Commune delivers an experience to dance music aficionados worldwide. His charming production leans toward the emotive side of electronic music while simultaneously stamping his own signature on all of his feats. His cuts are mastered arrangements of field recordings, textures from nature, lush guitar licks, rolling arpeggiated sine waves, and classically influenced viola melodies. Manatee Commune’s latest release “I Can Dream” was the final single and latest insight to his third studio album PDA. The album is a glowing labyrinth of romantically-charged resonance,breathing a new life into contemporary dance music. His unique take on electro-pop inspired Magnetic Magazine to pin him as “one of the most exciting up and coming producers in the game.” Continuously improving on his already impressive discography that boasts over 20 million streams on Spotify, this 12-track effort is set to fossilize his legacy as a pioneering musician. In addition to the May 3 unveiling of PDA, Manatee Commune will continue his 2019 efforts touring as support for Geographer only two weeks after the album drops.

malkou1Malkou is a music producer from Paris, France. He has been producing Chill-Out music for over 10 years and has worked with different music publishers, TV production companies and labels in Paris and Europe.
The 6 tracks debut EP „Dreams Of Paris“ is presented on the label Lemongrassmusic.

Malkou creates a unique , organic blend of soft, deep and progressive music combining live instrumentation (acoustic and electric guitar, bass, harp, keyboards and percussions) and electronic sounds.

He draws his influence from many genres of music and arts and has especially developed his music  production skills with the Loudon Stearns (Berklee) and Dan Hauchenbaum (CalArts).  This EP has the honor to present the young talented Parisian singer Tilia (Louise Marchall), with her first recorded title „My Darkest Love“. The lyrics of the song are from Sarah Sankey, an artist of the European street theater scène.

Marjana ATI contributes her little 5yo voice for the tune „Dreams of Paris“ and Fouzia Benmira plays percussions.

lp never gonna stopElectronica duo from Los Angeles. Their songs have been featured on “Young & The Restless”, “Scorpion”, and “90210”.
Members: Shannon Hurley- vocals, keys.
Ben Eisen-bass, guitar.
Influences: David Bowie, Disco, New Wave, 90s Trip-hop.
Lovers & Poets (LP) 2010
Lovers & Poets II (LP) 2016

artemisBreathing a rich dose of soul into the cool digital world, Artemis brews up seductive sonic concoctions, deftly weaving poetry and pure emotion into psychoacoustic landscapes pulsing with life both otherworldly and organic. With her roots in classical and folk music, training in vocal traditions from several corners of the globe, and an ear for innovation, Artemis puts electronic music's limitless spectrum to bold use. Her style ranges from sparse and sparkling to richly symphonic, blending elements of trip-hop, downtempo, drum and bass, breakbeats, and electro-pop to create a potent fusion set ablaze with siren vocals as riveting as they are intimate.

If such a joyous sonic welter as the music of Oakland's Artemis needs a handle, then call it "pavement psychedelia," or "urban robot raga" or "trip-pop." On a song like "Hypno," spectral keyboard washes and sinuous dance beats set up a feeling of warm alienation before the singer's voice heats things further. Over the thump and shimmer, she croons with detached fervor, the production dissolving in a storm of pixie-dust disco until a rude riot of effects snaps the tether and she vanishes.

Aesthetically, the band is a poppier variant on trip-hop, with layers of beats and synth effects providing atmospherics for sophisticated classic rock song structures and the velvet swoop of Artemis's vocals.

Artemis co-produces and performs with various members of the RTFM collective, which includes the polymathic likes of Daniel Berkman (aka Colfax, multi-instrumentalist and wizard of the kora, a twelve-string harp-lute used extensively in West African music), Cliff Tune (the drummer, who adds to orthodox skin-pounding masses of programmed beats layered for pallidly funky effect), Keith Crusher (producer, programmer and sonic theoretician) and newcomer Daniel Durrett, who doles out mind-bending effects with ease, lowering the ambient temperature to dry-ice.

New album is out!

Artemis - Of This Dirt

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