The Calypso Twins first went public with their sound live on TV, way back in 1990. What’s great is that the musical-comedy duo return this summer with just as much vibrancy and love for music and performance as ever.
This music is, by all accounts, the sort of near-trip-hop, meditative experience deep thinkers crave for a little calm & insight. What makes it stand out though, is the organic nature of the instrumentation, and the carefully selected structures that feed certain moments & flickers of soul & passion into the process.
Germany-based artist and songwriter Nomina has crafted a stunning new single and video for her latest release, offering up a blissfully mellow and intricately designed ambiance, rightfully world-music inspired but following a soulful RnB vocal along and a notably tribal rhythm that builds and increasingly energizes throughout.
InternalEye is an artist who skillfully blends organic musicianship with soundscape design, uniting the best of both worlds, and all the while incorporating clear emotion, intention, and a consistent and careful awareness of his audience.
The single has great character, those opening moments are superb – feeling ready to grace the scenes of a Tarantino flick or a Bond film. An easy hit with a brilliant rhythmic set-up – likely to be well worth experiencing at a live show.
Kid Loose manages to balance a clear understanding of music with a sheer passion for melody and originality. World music meets with the entrancing rhythms of house to produce something completely immersive and beautifully uplifting.
Yisa Neeya is the stunning new single from Ghana-based artist Jemda. The song brings together the organic bounce of a world-music-fused soundscape with some superb vocal melodies and a general sense of togetherness and possibility. Without a doubt, this is a song to be played at volume, and one to be shared with those you hold close.
What a great track, quickly entrancing and addictive in everything from the natural groove of that tribal-like beat to the cool and calm ear-worm quality of that leading vocal line.
“This music came to me in a kind of lucid dream, in a kind of vision, a very special kind of trance so to speak. Maybe this music came to me from another world, who knows?”
The whole thing feels like an easy classic, an alternative pop offering that takes influence from the best corners of musical vibrancy.
Shane Guerrete’s return in 2018 presents a singer and songwriter who has well and truly cemented his status as a freely creative, thoughtful, skillful, and consistently interesting artist.
Osiris’ every line of melody & every physical movement reflects that of the ocean’s waves. A great piece of music & perfect to accompany these summer, often sea-spent days.