Blue Lab Beats: London’s “jazztronica duo” cultivating some of the city’s most dynamic sounds

Musical masterminds coming together is always special, but when they find each other from an early age and begin creating and vibing, that’s pretty much dynamite. So when the self-professed “jazztronica duo” Blue Lab Beats – Namali Kwaten and David Mrakpor – met at youth arts organisation, WAC Arts, in North London in 2013, at the respective ages of 13 and 18, their musical partnership … Continue reading Blue Lab Beats: London’s “jazztronica duo” cultivating some of the city’s most dynamic sounds

Album Review: Marcos Valle – Sempre

People’s first introduction to the legendary Marcos Valle is quite likely via his disco hit, Estrelar. This classic, released in 1983, serves as a warm welcome for all generations to the Brazilian singer, songwriter whose career has spanned several decades. Naturally, the musician has numerous strings to his bow – as well as a singer in his own right, he is also known for his … Continue reading Album Review: Marcos Valle – Sempre

Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1092710869/album=2665079503/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Drawing lyrics from a dream journal, the artist’s latest presents a complex portrait of the world. via Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily

Green Vinyl Records: In pursuit of making vinyl environmentally-friendly

Vinyl sales are on the rise and as demand for LPs and 12″s rise, the need for environmentally-friendly methods of producing vinyl has become more apparent. That’s where Green Vinyl Records, a group of eight Dutch companies, are working together to develop an environmentally friendly alternative production process for vinyl records. Green Vinyl Records aims to reduce the amount of energy and waste within the … Continue reading Green Vinyl Records: In pursuit of making vinyl environmentally-friendly

The Joyous Afrobeat-Jazz of Ezra Collective — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3667862194/album=884154608/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ One of the most exciting young groups on the thriving U.K. jazz scene make their full-length debut. via The Joyous Afrobeat-Jazz of Ezra Collective — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading The Joyous Afrobeat-Jazz of Ezra Collective — Bandcamp Daily

Snoop Dogg and Ed Sheeran lend vocals to environmental song, Earth

The legendary Snoop Dogg and Ed Sheeran are among a number of musicians to have honed their vocals towards an environmental message for comedian and rapper’s Earth song and video. Earth – which was released ahead of Earth Day on Monday – brings much needed attention to the climate change crisis. The song and video, which were created to raise awareness and money for environmental … Continue reading Snoop Dogg and Ed Sheeran lend vocals to environmental song, Earth

On “Ancestral Recall,” Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Makes Rhythmic Music Sing — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2658684814/album=1181169497/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The whole album is shrouded in mystery, with something raw and unrefined—but also intricate and entrancing—at its core. via On “Ancestral Recall,” Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Makes Rhythmic Music Sing — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading On “Ancestral Recall,” Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Makes Rhythmic Music Sing — Bandcamp Daily

Jayda G: Canadian DJ, producer and environmental scientist forging links between music and nature

Canadian DJ and music producer Jayda G has always had a strong affinity with nature. The British Columbia native, who grew up in the heart of nature just outside of Vancouver, last year completed her masters degree in Resource and Environmental Management specialising in environmental toxicology, wherein she investigated the effects of human activity on the Salish Sea killer whales (orcas) of Vancouver. She said: … Continue reading Jayda G: Canadian DJ, producer and environmental scientist forging links between music and nature

Mileece: The artist who facilitates the “music” of plants by translating plant data into soundscapes

Music for plants is not a new thing, but few “facilitate connections between people and plants” through music. That’s where Mileece – a multi-disciplinary sonic artist, environment designer, and renewable energy ambassador – works her magic by attaching small electrodes to plants that conduct the bio-electric emissions coming off of them. The electromagnetic current is then fed into self-authored software that turns the data into musical … Continue reading Mileece: The artist who facilitates the “music” of plants by translating plant data into soundscapes