Tag: Berlin

Ian Late – ‘Choices’ (album review)

Ian Late – ‘Choices’ (album review)

Berlin-based singer songwriter Ian Late describes his music as “timeless pop”. There’s a nostalgic feel to his work, although the nine tracks that make up his forthcoming album, Choices, are also contemporary, relevant and relatable, with a musicality to the arrangements that’s delightfully engaging, too. Opening the album, “All That I Am”, which was released as a single on 21 […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – JAGUWAR

SXSW 2018 Memories – JAGUWAR

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from JAGUWAR. The Berlin-Dresden trio are throwback inventors. When you hear their combination […]

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Roxanne De Bastion – “The Painter” (single premiere)

Roxanne De Bastion – “The Painter” (single premiere)

Occasionally an artist shows up who is absolutely, definitely, poised for something special. Roxanne De Bastion fills that category perfectly. Oozing potential through the sweeping soundscapes of her music and the totally relatability of her lyrics, De Bastion is already coming to the attention of the great and the good of the music industry. She can be confident that her […]

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Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

For nearly two decades, Gordon Raphael established himself as one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after music producers. His “claim-to-fame” occurred in 2001 when he produced The Strokes debut EP, The Modern Age, and their first two full-length albums – 2001’s This Is It, which was named by NME as the album of the decade, and 2003’s Room on […]

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Leslie Clio – “Darkness Is A Filler” (single premiere)

Leslie Clio – “Darkness Is A Filler” (single premiere)

Every country has a shining gem that is awaiting to be discovered by the rest of the world. An artist with immense gifts who goes unseen for years. But when you hear her for the first time, you are left asking, “How has she remain hidden all this time?” Leslie Clio is one such artist. Her catchy folk-pop and pop […]

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Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher Agnes Obel is a rare breed in today’s music. The Danish-born, Berlin-based artist is equal parts composer, singer, songwriter, and philosopher. She is not merely crafting songs for entertainment purposes, but they are thought-experiments meant to capture our imaginations and challenge our […]

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Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade, aka Niklas Kramer, graced us with a marvelous new album that contains a rawer, more unrefined feel than his 2013 hit single, “Anchors”, which has garnered over 900k plays on SoundCloud and was featured last year in an ad campaign for Victoria Secret. Maybe the rawness of his new album, Concrete Vision, is due to Kramer’s new tape […]

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Hunter As a Horse – “The Two Magics Vol.1” EP

Hunter As a Horse – “The Two Magics Vol.1” EP

When songwriter and vocalist Mia van Wyk and producer Paul Gala burst on the indie scene as Hunter As a Horse in 2013, the two immediately caught the attention of listeners and bloggers with their take of electronica. Akin to the works of early Phantogram and Porcelain Raft, their first set of singles – which ended up being compiled under […]

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Pauline Andrès  – “The Heart Breaks”

Pauline Andrès – “The Heart Breaks”

In a time where the music industry is awashed in electronic and synth-heavy music and overproduced pop, hip hop, and R&B songs, Pauline Andrès‘ The Heart Breaks is a refreshing change of pace. The native of France who now calls Berlin home, Andrès hasn’t reinvented how we listen to music with her new album; instead, she has made us realize […]

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Mundo: They’re Not From There?

Mundo: They’re Not From There?

“What? They’re not from there?” Ever ask that question to a friend or even mutter it to yourself when learning a band isn’t from the city or country in their name? Where you really believed the band was from that European country but actually is in a far-off corner of the United States? Or you were thought this great band […]

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Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave) hosts: Please Spring! with guests The Visit and Musk Ox on Friday, January 9. Show starts at 8:00pm, admission is $10. Please Spring! is from Berlin, Paris and are currently doing their Canadian Tour making a stop in our great city! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ottawa’s The Visit numerous times and can bet you’ll be amazed […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Berlin’s Major Pins 2013 “Roundabout”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Berlin’s Major Pins 2013 “Roundabout”

Known more within the Berlin music scene for their indie-folk sound, Major Pins released an under-appreciated, under-reported indie pop-rock album, Roundabout early in 2013. The album contains a little bit of everything – rousing indie-pop anthems, gritty indie rock ballads, haunting synth numbers, and chillwave tunes. At times, the album has the flair of Florence + The Machine, a bit of PJ […]

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