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As this decade is approaching its end it is time for a little reflection on all the great music we experienced over the course of it. Of course, this is NOT an ultimate and universal Top 100 list. It simply can't be but these are the songs you should definitely give a spin before the decade is over. The first 25 tracks include Frank Ocean, Flying Lotus, David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Lorde, The Weeknd, FKA Twigs and more.
After over a decade in the German indie scene the beloved duo is heading for new territory by signing to acclaimed US label Italians Do It Better. It's rather a logical next step than a total surprise if you dare to look closer at the band's career so far. Time for us to catch up with singer Deniz Çiçek in Hamburg to talk about all these things.
After years of desperately waiting for the way too often delayed 'Dear Tommy' album Johnny Jewel and his band simply surprise us with a totally different one. However there's still hope for those of you who are waiting for the other one.
On his fifth studio album the beloved Danish multi-instrumentalist takes his passion for nocturnal and sinister sounds to a whole new level. 'Obverse' is the story of a an artist who overcame fear and broke routines in order to create something truly authentic. And we thought it was time to catch up with him.
The beloved German festival institution continues to grow and evolve. Something that might call for criticical reflection as we think. Apart from that our editors Louisa Zimmer, Henning Grabow and Norman Fleischer still managed to discover great new artists and bands you should really fall in love with.
How to run a successful career in music without relying on traditional label and promotional structures? It feels like a key question for artists these days and the answer is as simple as it is obvious: Just take care of each other and do it the Amanda Palmer way. We met the charismatic songwriter and pioneer for community-based funding for an inspiring talk that went way beyond this initial question.
The indie-pop trio spent most of this decade trying to get back together as friends and musicians and now return just in time for a world that could really need more love and positivity. The story of the long way back to their third LP "Inflorescent" is a relatable reminder that some things just need a bit longer.
Born out of pure necessity the small German record label grew to become a steady force in the music scene over the past two decades. Thanks to their passion and special philosophy Groenland Records have become a constant in a changing musical environment and NBHAP head Norman took the big anniversary as fitting chance to catch up with the label and some of its most acclaimed artists.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.
Now, that X clearly marked the spot. In August 2009 a record arrived that is already considered a modern masterpiece. Only now we realize how much it influenced one generation on multiple levels. Time for a reflective walk down memory lane.