Musik | Toms Plattencheck Twelve reasons to die ist das aktuelle Soloalbum des langjährigen Wu Tang Clan Members Gostface Killah.
Musik | Toms Plattencheck Das Chicago-Duo Bitchin Bajas macht sich mit seinem vierten Album auf in kosmische Weiten.
Bittles‘ Magazine To end our epic trilogy of interviews we have the extremely talented and funky Ikonika. Now, you know when lazy journalists are writing about female producers they always point out their gender and how hard it is for a woman to succeed in a male-dominated industry? Then when you’ve finished reading the article you find out they haven’t once bothered to mention the actual music? Luckily Ikonika has never had this problem for one simple reason, which is that her music is so good that you simply have to talk about it, discuss it, and show it off
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview I first stumbled upon the twisted world of Mike Paradinas in 1994 through his remix EP of indie heroes The Auteurs. Across forty odd minutes of sonic experimentation he chewed up the original tracks and added huge layers of distortion until what remained was something of a truly mind-expanding listen. Yet just when it would seem that the tracks were too fucked up for comfort and your ears would start to complain, the music would suddenly break into a heartbreaking melody, or a moment of magnificent beauty that lifted the entire project to epic heights. By
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview Dinky, real name Alejandra Iglesias, has over the years, produced some of the most sensual and exciting house music around. Releases on Cocoon, Truam, Crosstown Rebels and Wagon Repair have moved clubbers everywhere with their lush tech-house grooves. Single Acid In My Fridge thrust her into the limelight in 2005, and since then each release has been eagerly anticipated by an ever growing batch of clued-up listeners who have fallen for Dinky‘s versatile and ever-shifting sound. Previous albums May Be Later, Anemik and Black Cabaret were all strong records that somehow managed that tricky task of
Musik | Toms Plattencheck Das aus Peter Hoppe und Bernd Batke bestehende Produzentenduo Slackwax kann man getrost als professionell bezeichnen. Vor allem, was die Vermarktung anbelangt.
Bittles‘ Magazine You know the way it’s fashionable right now for bands and female singer-songwriters to market themselves as ›delightfully kooky‹? They’re all »look at me. I have flowers in my hair! Aren’t I crazy?« I will not name and shame right now, yet when you listen to their songs you can’t help but think that the plan was »Ok. So, my music is pretty derivative and weak. But if I act like I am awfully quirky then maybe people won’t realise just how bland I really am«. Somehow the eccentricity of these bands is always safe and insipid while
Kulturbuch | Joachim Kaiser: Sprechen wir über Musik. Eine kleine Klassik-Kunde Joachim Kaiser hat sich hinreißen lassen, jene Fragen, die Leser der Süddeutschen Zeitung ihm gestellt hatten, nach der Beantwortung in einem Video-Blog nun der Fangemeinde auch in gedruckter Form zugänglich zu machen. VIOLA STOCKER hat sich seine kleine Klassik-Kunde angesehen und würde nun gerne über Musik sprechen.
Musik | Toms Plattencheck »Während meines ganzen Lebens war ich ein Reisender, war ich ein Besucher …«, meint der 1973 in Chile geborene Matias Aguayo, der bedingt durch den bald folgenden Militärputsch in seinem Land mit seiner Familie nach Köln emigrierte.
Bittles‘ Magazine It’s amazing how an album or song can come to represent a year, or a period of your life so completely that simply listening to it again is enough to take you right back to that time. Bryan Adams that eminent social historian from Canada ably documented this phenomenon of wistful nostalgia with his treatise Summer of 69. One particular record that has this hair-raising effect on me is God Fodder by the awfully named but really rather good Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, (or The Neds as they were rather affectionately known back in the day). Every-time I hear