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Discover: Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker is an Indiana-born musician best known in the trip-hop/downtempo world for her two albums, Urban Angel and With You, offering listeners a distinctive, unforgettable flavor of melancholic, cinematic electronica. Having been part of the group Daughter Darling, Walker released Urban Angel in 2006, and her music has since been featured in film and television, including well known titles such as Marie Antoinette and … Continue reading Discover: Natalie Walker

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Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

[This article is a second version of a 2021 post I made about immi, with a lot of corrections] immi (Mayu Nakazawa) is a Japanese electronic artist who made her debut in 2007 with the single Cosmic Pink. immi takes listeners on a musical journey through a mix of genres – tech house, electro-funk, disco, rock, and even a bit of trance, EDM and r&b. … Continue reading Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

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Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

Around the year 2000, what really brightened up my Friday evenings was MTV’s Dancefloor Chart, an all-club-music selection show mostly consisting of house, trance and “dance-pop” tunes (but with Eurodance, Britpop, Italo disco and tekfunk also present). The best among a slew of MTV Europe “dance” shows (Party Zone, MTV Dance and Club MTV), Dancefloor Chart and its subsequent CD releases saw the rise of … Continue reading Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

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Discover: ALTER, The Platform For Unconventional Horror

ALTER is a platform (together with website and Youtube channel) which focuses on innovative horror short films. In their own words: “reaching passionate horror fans across all social channels and a linear free-to-view OTT channel, ALTER gives the next generation of horror a rabid and global audience that allows us to challenge the status quo while still paying homage to the great horror of yesterday.” … Continue reading Discover: ALTER, The Platform For Unconventional Horror

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Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism

Laurel Halo is our highlight in the Discover series today. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a pioneering electronic artist influenced by the music of Detroit and Berlin. Her first ever release was the King Felix EP in 2010 and hinted a themes such as post-humanism, technology, star-crossed lovers, and cyborgs. Borrowing concepts from physics and mathematics, the EP formally introduced the … Continue reading Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism

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Discover: Anomalie

For fans of neo-soul, funk and jazz (think J Dilla, Nujabes, Gramatik, Lauren Desberg, Todd Terje, Portico Quartet or Submotion Orchestra), Anomalie is a Canadian producer making waves, always delivering stellar beats, funky melodies and entrancing piano solos. Nicolas Dupuis was born in Montreal and made his debut in 2016 with his Odyssée single (which, in a typically awesome SoundCloud comment, has been compared to … Continue reading Discover: Anomalie

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Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

An independent music label is, in layman’s terms, an entity outside the umbrella of “The Big Three,” those being Sony, Warner, and Universal. An indie label’s job is a difficult one, working to foster creativity and promote its talent, which are typically underrated, lesser-known artists and music. This is generally an uphill battle in both making a name for itself and its roster, all while … Continue reading Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

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Discover/Movie Club #1: Vimeo, The Social Platform For Film Industry Creatives

Vimeo is a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work – either for free on their own channels, or for a small sum on the Vimeo on Demand service. It’s less known, however, as a way for artists to follow other artists, and collaborate on projects. A well-kept secret, Vimeo is THE place to discover stunning short movies, and the website you need to be … Continue reading Discover/Movie Club #1: Vimeo, The Social Platform For Film Industry Creatives

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Discover: KRANE

Collaboration is the key to artistic growth. Prolific electronic producer KRANE understands this better than anyone, and he has released no less than three collaborative albums, seeking, in his own words, “to cultivate a community of producers to collaborate on tracks with” and “to get back to (…) roots, remain experimental and just focus on the music and have fun.” KRANE is a US producer … Continue reading Discover: KRANE

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Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France

Robot Koch is a German producer whose music has been described as “an intriguing dialogue between technology and nature, futuristic sound design and organic orchestration”. Delhia de France is a producer, singer and songwriter also hailing from Germany, a self-professed lover of darkness and “vulnerable feelings that dwell deep within”. Whenever these two artists meet, magic happens: their collaboration spans the length of almost a … Continue reading Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France