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Liv Toerkell

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A Gentle Start Into An Unusual Festival Season: Laura Carbone Curates Her Own “Cosmic Dreaming” Event

Beloved Berlin-based musician Laura Carbone got the chance to curate and organize a small festival at Festsaal Kreuzberg. From poetry readings to indie rock, Cosmic Dreaming rounds up a circle of local artists playing together for the first time. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell spoke to the musician before the show about the experience of organizing an event and returning to the stage.
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Seeing The City With New Eyes: A Motorcycle Ride Through Berlin-Neukölln With Magic Island

Magic Island is the moniker of the producer and artist Emma Czerny. The Canadian made Berlin her hometown ten years ago but the confinement of the pandemic made her rediscover her neighborhood. Working off the theme of questioning what you think you already know, her new album "So Wrong" is a collection of songs influenced by her life in Neukölln. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell went for a walk with Emma in the city streets that she calls home.
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Japanese Breakfast Is Fighting For Joy On Her New Record “Jubilee”

The Brooklyn-based musician and writer Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, explores themes of joy on her latest record. Following the release of her memoir and two records dealing with loss and grieving, the singer is moving onto new things. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell met the artist for a video chat to talk about working through grief and finding optimism and hope.
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“Without Fear of Failure”: Introducing Alternative RnB Artist Mulay

Five months into 2021 and we caught up with one of our artists to watch this year. The Berlin-based singer Mulay released her anticipated debut "ANTRACYTE". Somewhere between alternative RnB and contemporary pop, she continues to shape her own musical niche. We caught up with the artist to talk about the release and where else 2021 might take her.
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Playing The Game Of Evolution: Noga Erez On Drawing From The Past While Shaping The Future

Noga Erez is not "Off the Radar" anymore. Following her 2017 debut record with the follow-up "KIDS", the singer and rapper from Tel Aviv establishes herself as a distinct musical voice. Punchy pop songs, fierce rap lines, and layered electronic arrangements single "KIDS" out as a powerful sophomore record. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the singer about the prevailing theme of generations, musical inheritance, and the limitations of technology.
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Claud Finds Their Footing in Personal and Artistic Life With Their Debut LP “Super Monster”

Singer and songwriter Claud went from making indie pop songs in their bedroom to recording their debut LP "Super Monster" at the iconic Electric Lady Studio. Exploring themes of love, isolation, and coming-of-age, the record communicates a wide range of emotions through lyrics and instrumental arrangements. We caught up with the musician to explore the background of their music making.
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