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Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

Bigsound is Australia’s leading new music festival and conference, with a massive lineup comprised of emerging musicians, as well as talks aimed at solving today’s big issues and shaping the future of music. Bigsound has been the launching pad for innovative acts like Flume and Courtney Barnett, and the 2022 edition will feature performances from Budjerah, Ashwarya, Alter Boy, Mia Wray, BLOODMOON and Woodes, as … Continue reading Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.

Following our original live performances post back when we started this site, here are six more awesome performances for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home: HANA for Femme House Livestream (March 13, 2021) HANA might be best known for collaborating with Grimes on her We Appreciate Power track, and for being one half of the AC!D Reign Chronicles, but these are not … Continue reading Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.

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Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

Tinashe is one of the most prolific artists hailing from the alternative R&B scene. Over the past decade, she has tackled a variety of genres (lo-fi hip-hop, neo-soul, art-pop, twisted R&B and even witch-house or funk among them), collaborated with a host of talented producers – including Ryan Hemsworth, Clams Casino, XXYYXX, Devonte Hynes, M-Phazes and Kaytranada – and has been compared to both Aaliyah … Continue reading Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

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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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Music News (April 6 2022): Ghostpoet. CIFIKA. Ghostly Kisses. Ibeyi. Amber Mark. Wet Leg. Kelsey Lu

Ghostpoet & Federico Albanese Collaborate On “Feel Again” Ghostpoet (Obaro Ejimiwe) is a UK artist whose output defies categorization. His incisive lyrics and soulful delivery put him in the same hemisphere as rappers like Roots Manuva, or trip-hop acts like Massive Attack. He has collaborated with both – but is more comfortable, in his own words, as “an artist who experiments with sounds and loves … Continue reading Music News (April 6 2022): Ghostpoet. CIFIKA. Ghostly Kisses. Ibeyi. Amber Mark. Wet Leg. Kelsey Lu

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SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

The South By Southwest festival, taking place this year from March 11-20 in Austin, Texas, is the biggest festival of its kind, one of the true gatekeepers of avant-garde, indie and world music, simply one of the best places for the discovery of new artists to obsess over. Even if you can’t attend, there will be numerous SXSW live performances streamed online in the following … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey

The past few years saw a rise both in the sheer number of musicals and musicians experimenting with the visual album format, blurring the lines between long-form music video and movie. When Olivia Rodrigo, 2021’s breakthrough pop artist, released a visual album AND a ‘prom experience’ (SOUR Prom, since removed from Youtube, but almost entirely available as a playlist), it really showed that the format … Continue reading Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey

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Live Performances We Recommend #1 – Tinashe, Tei Shi, Crystal Fighters, Ex:Re, Qrion, Shadowax, Oklou

In the age of COVID-19, we have seen artists experimenting with the scope and purpose of a live performance, and musicians have been able to bring the live concert to the safety of your home. Here is a list of concerts and live performances we have gathered from around the web that brightened our previous year and briefly made us forget about the harsh reality … Continue reading Live Performances We Recommend #1 – Tinashe, Tei Shi, Crystal Fighters, Ex:Re, Qrion, Shadowax, Oklou

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Welcome to An Empty Bliss

Here at An Empty Bliss, we celebrate the first month of January with our first playlist. Featuring a few of our favorite artists like Magdalena Bay, Sevdaliza, FKA Twigs, Oneohtrix Point Never, James Blake, Marika Hackman, The Bug, HAIM, HANA, Little Dragon and Alison Wonderland, it’s meant both as a ‘hello’ and a quick glimpse at where these musicians are right now. We will be … Continue reading Welcome to An Empty Bliss