Posts Tagged ‘European’
From musically rich families and with high reaching hearts Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatick have captured Sweden and also the international DJ scene. Rebecca and Fiona’s electronic is progressive and intricate. With an ambiance suitable for two innocent looking Swedish girls and an addictive pumping electro-synth bite, the duo have no problem rocking and charming the socks off the masses. Digg their Swedish dance moves! Check out their video “Turn it Down” above ft Kaskade (or he featured them, whichever), and also two variations of their recent track “Dance” below.
The Shoes is a two man electronic music group from Reims, France. Their debut album crack my bones just came out and is a synthed up electro beat pumper with many tracks that fans of Calvin & Harris would love.
German rapper Marteria (aka Marsimoto) released his first album in 2007 but has been touring as a singer performance artist since at least 2002. His music may not be so well known in the US because it is in German, but this is great stuff! The music video in itself is a huge production feat, but the song in its own right is colossal, heavy, complex, and intelligent.
Listen to more music by Marteria at his official website.
Lourdes Hernández is the heart and soul of Russian Red. I heard this beautiful song of hers while watching the film Room in Rome. Her simple but touching acoustic love songs contain a genuine sweetness and innocence made unforgettable by her talented and ranged voice. Although from Spain Lourdes sings in English to allow wider reception and understanding of her music. Listen to more of her songs on the Russian Red’s MySpace page and learn more at the Eureka Records music page for Russian Red.
In a deviation from every other post I’ve ever added on here, I want to give a shout out to all the people and bands and energy that is the festival which we call Coachella. The funny thing is that I’ve never even been there. WHAT? Then how can I write about it? Well, sometimes hearing is believing. I heard it from the band Dream Thieves today on a flight into Moline while on their way back to their hometown of Iowa City. They were just returning from a week of great music and energy and shared with me photos and stories of their trip. I remembered seeing the lineup for Coachella and imagining it to be one of the most amazing events of the year, and I think it just may have been. I’ve been to Burning Man twice and thought that was amazing, but I believe Coachella is also fully capable of reaching Nirvana.
Of the most particular importance I want to highlight how you can make the most of not attending Coachella, and that is to listen to the bands that played there. I’m promoting them here because a lot of the bands that I’ve featured on this Song of the Day blog are listed in the Coachella line up. The Dream Thieves crew said that Arcade Fire put on the best show with the longest and least interrupted set of all, followed by several other fantastic headliners and lesser known but equally amazing artists. Bernardo, one of the Dream Thieves members who sat next to me on the plane recommended Yelle (Safari Disco Club) from Saint-Brieuc France, Delorean from Zarautz/ Barcelona, Spain, and also CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) from São Paulo Brazil.
Here’s a band from Norway, Donkeyboy, with their song Ambitions off their one album Caught in a Life which released in 2009. The band is all male but they feature Linnea Dale who is one of the top performers from the Norwegian Idol and X-Factor shows akin to American Idol. She’s the first person who I’ve seen with that name besides my sister, and coincidentally they were born in the same year. Must have been a popular name that year.
For some reason fashion styles from the 80′s are being pushed by designers and stylists in Europe and the US. Although I have no idea why. But I speculate it’s because there’s a lot more clothing left over from the 80′s that’s still wearable than there is clothing from older eras, and stylists just love recycling things that are cheap and just laying around. But that’s just a wild guess.
Anyway, good song, the more you listen the more you’ll like it. There’s also another video for this song online, but I liked this one better. Here’s the other music video for Donkeyboy – Ambitions featuring Linnea Dale, enjoy.
“Get your Filthy Dukes off me!”, she cried before screaming and dashing out of the dark pulsing London nightclub. Funny scene huh, happens ALL THE TIME!
What’s with all the electronic music on the Song of the Day blog? This doesn’t sound like indie music, it’s like I’m in a Nintendo game from the 80′s or something? Which makes me wonder, did they have Nintendo in England in 1985 too? The guys from Filthy Dukes probably did, damn dirty remixers.
Romanian dance groove group Play & Win. This song just kicks me out of my chair and makes me want to dance every time I hear it. The music video doesn’t do the song the musical justice that I think it deserves, but it does succeed in conveying the kind of carefree life-loving feelings that the song promotes. At it’s core this is a dance tune that is 100% feel good and enjoyable all the way through. It’s one thing to make good electronic dance music, it’s another thing when it does an equally good job of making you feel good. I’m all about the good vibrations and positive house music!
Check out the Play & Win official website to learn more.
Out of being in a massive hurry today to throw up this song and get going on other projects, I thought it would be fun to just copy and paste some of the text from The Big Pink’s Wikipedia page. I even copied their photo for the band! Man, my originality is stunning. But I must say I really love the big power sound of this song, it’s not necessarily loud and doesn’t contain the big vibrant base that makes it seem like the earth is shaking from an earthquake with things breaking everywhere, but it’s big and can easily be an anthem to many people. I wonder what girls think of it when I guy says “These girls fall like Dominos”.
Here’s the Wiki intro…
Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell started making music as The Big Pink in 2007, taking their name from the debut album by The Band. Furze used to play guitar for Alec Empire and run the record label Hate Channel with Cordell. Cordell (son of Denny Cordell and brother of Tarka Cordell) had also been releasing records through his own label Merok Records, which featured early noise rock releases by Klaxons, Titus Andronicus, and Crystal Castles. After joining forces in mid-2007, the band issued their first single “Too Young to Love” on 7″ vinyl in October 2008 on the House Anxiety label. The single was limited to 500 copies worldwide, and features a homoerotic photograph by Dennis Cooper as its cover. Similarly, a limited edition 12″ single for “Too Young to Love” released only in Japan features more of Cooper’s photography as its cover. Read the rest of this entry »