Category: Mundo

Remembering Chris Cornell

Remembering Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell (1964–2017) As the world mourns the passing of Chris Cornell, today we share our thoughts about this music icon. One of rock’s greatest voices, the 52-year-old founding member of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog is best known as a pioneer of grunge. From his early days in Seattle where he formed Soundgarden in 1984 to his […]

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From the Balcony: Prince and Me

From the Balcony: Prince and Me

Everything seemed to stop a year ago when news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson had died. One moment he was touring the world as part of his Piano & A Microphone Tour, and the next we were left with just memories and his music. To call the day devastating would be an understatement, as the outpouring of emotion flooded social […]

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A playlist for the long weekend by Jack of North Downs

A playlist for the long weekend by Jack of North Downs

Only two songs into their career, English super-electronic group North Downs have taken the indie sphere by storm. Their music cannot be easily categorized, as they integrate numerous genres into their unique sound. Trip-hop, tropical house, R&B, rock, progressive soul – nothing is safe from North Downs’ surgical hands. Despite a few hundred thousand plays of their music, the band […]

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darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

Since last autumn, darkDark have been one of the buzziest electronic duos (and we also have been buzzing about them), wowing listeners with their cinematic take of the genre. Today, their first EP, Heathered, has been released for all to hear. The five-song record is filled with memorable numbers, such as the breathtaking “Shelter”, the dreamy “Moments”, and the heart-racing “Stay […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

We continue with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 list, offering Part 2 of 2. As we mentioned yesterday, the list identifies artists who are on the verge of a breakthrough or who have the talent to be among the best. We tried to avoid naming musicians and bands who did experience a boom in popularity this year. Hopefully, this […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

A little more than two weeks remain in 2016, and today we commence our review of the year in music, beginning with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I. This list focuses on artists who recently started out or are still waiting for their big moment. Some of the artists we considered experienced significant and, in some cases, […]

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Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

In two weeks, Slothrust – who are one of our favorite bands (like all of us) – will be releasing their new album, Everyone Else. They’ve released a handful of songs, including yesterday’s blistering “Rotten Pumpkin” (audio is above). Even though they are in the midst of a national tour and in the final stages of preparing the LP’s release, […]

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Mundo 10: Jarrett Steil of The Rebel Light’s End of Summer Playlist

Mundo 10: Jarrett Steil of The Rebel Light’s End of Summer Playlist

Next week is the official end of summer and the start of a new equinox arrives next Thursday. One of our favorite Los Angeles-based bands, The Rebel Light, though, is here to send us off with an amazing end of summer playlist. Just as a refresher, The Rebel Light have been rocking the West Coast since 2013. We first caught […]

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Mundo 5: Fusilier – Music for the Moment

Mundo 5: Fusilier – Music for the Moment

Back in May, an emerging artist from New York City caught our attention in a big way. Blake Fusilier – who simply goes by his last name Fusilier – released a song that no adjective would do it justice. “Make You” was like the perfect cocktail – a concoction of different flavors that somehow worked to create something truly extraordinary. […]

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Mundo 5: Five Influential Albums (by LANKS)

Mundo 5: Five Influential Albums (by LANKS)

Will Cuming is one of Melbourne, Australia’s rising stars and one of the city’s most gifted talents. He’s a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer, and a DJ. He’s written electronic dance music, electro-pop songs, folktronica, indietronica, ambient. You name it; he’s probably done it. If you are not familiar with his name, you likely have heard of LANKS, which is […]

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Mundo 10: The Guilty Pleasures of Stone Cold Fox

Mundo 10: The Guilty Pleasures of Stone Cold Fox

We have long stated that we would not share the music of immensely popular artist with two exceptions – a) they were part of a great compilation created in memory of a great artist or band or b) they collaborated with other artists to form a super-group worth everyone’s attention. Well, we have to add a third category thanks to […]

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A Tribute to Prince – by the Artists

A Tribute to Prince – by the Artists

2016 has been an extremely difficult year for music fans. As we continue to mourn the losses of David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Maurice White, and Glenn Frey, another legend was taken far too early from this planet. Prince Rogers Nelson, like David Bowie, not only redefined music but transcended it. He was like great composers of the past, a modern-day […]

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Mundo 5: Music to Seduce Someone – by Ramsey

Mundo 5: Music to Seduce Someone – by Ramsey

One of the artists that has not only seduced us this year but a swell of music fans is singer-songwriter Ramsey. The Los Angeles resident has released a handful of songs over the past year, each one more devastating than the other. Her immersion of R&B, soul, and electronic is dark, gritty, dramatic, and powerful, and what she’s doing for […]

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Mundo: Ten Songs Filled with Stardust (by Sounds of Sputnik)

Mundo: Ten Songs Filled with Stardust (by Sounds of Sputnik)

We pride ourselves in discovering and uncovering great music, wherever on the planet it may be found. Just 25 years ago, this would not have been possible in the same way it is today – not only because the internet still had not been introduced to the public (only the American military had it at the time, a pale shadow […]

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Mundo: Five Late-Night Specialties (by Twin Haus)

Mundo: Five Late-Night Specialties (by Twin Haus)

One of the unforeseen developments in music since the turn of the century is the rise of post-rock. While the genre has its originals in the mid-90s, the combination of guitar-driven rock, electronica, ambient, and prog-rock started become “trendy” in the early 2000s with the emergence of bands like Sigur Rós, The Amazing, Explosions in the Sky, etc. The post-rock […]

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Mundo: St. Paddy’s edition

Mundo: St. Paddy’s edition

“Music is the perfect type of art.” ~ Oscar Wilde We couldn’t agree more with that assessment! OK, so it’s a day after St. Patrick’s Day, but to commemorate the day (from which you might still be recovering!), we compiled 12 songs from a few of our favorite Irish groups. We chose these artists because they represent a variety of styles and genres that come from […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Valentine’s Day: those two words make single people roll their eyes in disgust. Maybe you are one of the millions of people who think February 14th is just another day. If so, we’ve selected some special tunes for you. You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club to endure this day. Whether you’re alone by choice or […]

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Artists to Watch in 2016

Artists to Watch in 2016

We’ve shared our favorite EPs and LPs of 2015 and recently our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. It’s now time to list 25 artists we think will become embedded in the ears of music listeners around the world. Whether they achieve mainstream success is unknown, but we think at the very least they will be among the most talked-about bands […]

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50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared 25 of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Here’s the other 25. Some are merely speculative (and one would say wishful thinking), but many have been confirmed. The list also features some of the most influential and creative minds in music today. Others are making comebacks after a brief hiatus, which only heightens the anticipation. As always, […]

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