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Video: GoGo Penguin – Kora (Cornelius Remix)

Taken from the remix album “GGP/RMX”. Album out May 7th 2021 : http://GoGoPenguin.lnk.to/RMX​

Video: Dlina Volny – Bipolar

“There’s a dark side to each of us. At some point we are on the precipice of having to choose whether to embrace it. But what is it like being on the border?” – Dlina Volny

Video: The Chemical Brothers – The Darkness That You Fear

“The Darkness That You Fear is a hopeful piece of music. When we found the combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music it made us feel optimistic, like it was something we wanted to share.” – Tom Rowlands

Video: BARK BARK DISCO – GET UP & RUN

You’ve Got To Get Up Run For Your Life Now Baby Get Up Run For Your Life Now Get Up Run For Your Life Get Up Run For Your Life You’ve Got To Get Back Down To The Other Side There’s Nowhere To Run, There’s Nowhere Left To Hide No One’s Getting Out Alive You’re Gonna Run Or Die, Put The Love Aside Running Around, Running Out To The Wild Fools Killed Out Of Pride You’ve Got To Get Up Run For Your Life Now Baby Get Up Run For Your Life Now Get Up Run For Your Life Get Up Run For Your Life Turn Their Love Aside For Another Lie There’s No More Regret, What You Get Is To Divide Pushing Out To The Side You’ve Got To Get Back Down To The Other Side There’s Nowhere To Run, There’s No Where Left To Hide No One’s Getting Out Alive You’ve Got To Get Up Run For Your Life Now Baby Get Up Run For Your Life Now Get Up Run For Your Life Get Up Run For Your Life

GHEIST – We Are Not Alone

Modeselektor presents: Work

Created in an unforgiving year, “Work” became a refuge, a place to find solace from the outside world. The inescapable thump of Modeselektor’s “Extended” left me embodying mundane tasks so intensely that not only did these tasks become important but their original purpose was forgotten, the “doing” more significant than any result. I rediscovered the intention of simple tasks to create my reality without regard to any past. I structured “Work” in a way that asks the performer not to “perform”, but to drench themselves in a state of process. By fully embodying each task I find myself in a minefield of emotion. “Work” is an exorcism of boredom in both its creation and in its practice. One will undoubtedly reflect and feel different from before it all began…. again + again… from a lonely pew.

-Corey Scott-Gilbert

Pascal Schumacher – Re: Amarcord (Fejká’s Daydream Version)


PASCAL SCHUMACHER ANNOUNCES “RE: SOL” AND RELEASES FEJKÁ REWORK ‘AMARCORD (DAYDREAM VERSION)’ –
OUT APRIL 13th

The vibraphonist and composer, Pascal Schumacher made a name for himself in a variety of collaborative endeavours from quartets to symphonic orchestras before discovering the liberation and wisdom of going solo with his 2020 release SOL, “I found out so much about myself alone, more than I ever would have imagined,” he says. The album captured Schumacher’s newfound passion for solitude in all its magnetism and exposed the depth of his relationship with the vibraphone through 14 tracks of breathtaking tenderness.  Almost a year on from the album, Schumacher invites four other solo musicians to reinterpret tracks from SOL. Re: SOL is an intimate and focused experiment on colliding solitudes. 

Pascal Schumacher has invited Fejká, an electronic music producer from Germany to join his project. Torn between the dreamy, soft atmosphere of ambient music and the hard punchy vibe of techno, Fejká’s style has varied influences with the producer knowing just how to harness the best of two contrasting genres. 

In Fejká’s rework of Amarcord, which sees the producer take the tune into his terrain of atmospheric electronic music, there’s an overwhelming sense that sounds were crafted with utmost care. Downtempo rhythmic beats and elegant synth samples take center-stage, all the while the vibraphone makes discreet appearances lightening what could otherwise be a much darker mood. “I was looking for a specific part that’s easy to loop because my music is quite atmospheric but also repetitive and evolving. With ‘Amarcord’ I immediately felt that the percussive bell sounding loop created an atmosphere in my head which I wanted to continue working on,” says Fejká, “The drums and synths, and other leads followed suit and the whole sound was already created in a really short time.” 

Virginyah feat. Rsn – Therapy Sessions EP

After her first single, Virginyah, in collaboration with composer and producer RSN, makes her first debut with “Therapy Sessions” EP which is out now on Timewarp Music.

The music of the album draws from the 90’s soul/funk style with trip hop, hip hop and R&B elements and it includes 5 songs. It is the outcome of a maiden voyage in pursuit of real self, a course towards consciousness and acceptance, something that is revealed in Virginyah’s self-referential lyrics and her soft-hearted performance.

Composition and production is signed by RSN, widely known for his distinctive sound, his music for films and documentaries, as well as his participation in productions of international musicians. Great musical contribution by Greek-born, Grammy winner and Grammy nominated bass player Panagiotis Andreou who belongs to a dynamic group of New York-based creative musicians redefining the contemporary music scene. Other musicians performing in the song “Do That Thing” are Dionysis Morfis on guitar riff, Kyriakos Kouvelas on solo guitar and Maya Siozou on rap vocals.

Virginyah has a rich musical background with classical and modern vocal studies. She was a member of the polyphonic female vocal group Fonés and has performed in festivals all over the world. She has collaborated so far with acclaimed Greek musicians. She also performs on music stages in Athens with the dance polyphonic quartet Dreamy Whispers.

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Pascal Schumacher – Re: Tropismes (Viktor Orri Árnason Version)

The vibraphonist and composer, Pascal Schumacher made a name for himself in a variety of collaborative endeavours from quartets to symphonic orchestras before discovering the liberation and wisdom of going solo with his 2020 release SOL, “I found out so much about myself alone, more than I ever would have imagined,” he says. The album captured Schumacher’s newfound passion for solitude in all its magnetism and exposed the depth of his relationship with the vibraphone through 14 tracks of breathtaking tenderness.  Almost a year on from the album, Schumacher invites four other solo musicians to reinterpret tracks from SOL. Re: SOL is an intimate and focused experiment on colliding solitudes.

Viktor Orri Árnason,  who worked with post-classical visionaries such as Jóhann Jóhannsson or Hildur Guðnadóttir chose to deconstruct Schumacher’s track Tropismes. With his signature unconventional, and oftentimes idiosyncratic, approach to arrangement he rebuilds Tropismes as an abstract and increasingly moving landscape that comes together and peaks at the very end. “I felt the piece offered a lot of possibilities where my creative input would also have space and be noticed. The original piece is minimalistic and small in terms of instrumentation and I thought it would be fun to make it bigger and yet hold on to the minimalistic feel of the track,” says Viktor Orri Árnason, “for me it was the most fun to manipulate the vibration of the vibraphone itself, and let that inspire the rest of the rework.”

KIT KIDO – Sharp Blade

Kit Kido (real name: Katerina Kozadinou) is a contemporary torch singer and “Sharp Blade” is her debut release, the first of a series of singles to be released in 2021. Noir synth sounds, uptempo beats and soulful melodic lines create a balance between electro-pop nostalgia and dance euphoria.

With a background in jazz studies, drawing inspiration from popular music and with distinct 90’s influences, Kit Kido blends with ease lyrical storytelling in a digital soundscape. Somewhere between the present and the future, she surrounds her dystopian love stories with guitars, loops and synthesizers, in that thin line where fantasy meets reality.