Born and musically socialized in the 80s. Music Nerd & Pop Lover. Idealistic mind trapped in a pragmatic brain. Attempting to change society in baby steps.
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In a world of apparent chaos and uncertainty it's not the worst attitude to remain a bit optimistic. Canadian dream electronica duo Southern Shores has been a reliable source of positive energy over the past ten years so we are more than happy that their joyful NBHAP guestmix arrived just at the right time.
British synthpop veterans Depeche Mode have been shaping the world of pop and especially the electronic music scene continuously ever since they first plugged in their synthesizers back in late 1980. They inspired multiple generations of musicians and invited many of them to rework their songs over the past four decades. NBHAP head and lifelong Depeche Mode fan Norman dove deep into the remixes of the band and created not one but four tribute mixtapes dedicated to this special art form.
We're living in the middle of a life-threatening environmental crisis and despite an increased understanding in the minds of many people there’s still not enough action that is taken to actively turn the wheel around. The music industry is just another part of our society that’s still too silent when it comes to this topic. Music Declares Emergency wants to change that and here NBHAP Norman Fleischer explains why he actively decided to support the organization a few months ago.
We’re happy to finally open a quality-packed home for good electronic music and we got one of the scene’s brightest new talents to help us with the launch. Colombian artist Ela Minus not only picked great tracks for the selection, she also takes us into the world of her magnificent debut album ‘Acts Of Rebellion’ which arrives this week via Domino.
On October 17, 2000 the short-lasting nu metal hype reached a potential peak when the Jacksonville-based heavyweights released their third full-length and the lines between alternative culture and mainstream pop went full blurry. In retrospect it was a weird time and a weird form of music and NBHAP head Norman Fleischer was really into it. Two decades later, he's sharing a personal reflection of it right here.
With the current shutdown of the live music industry the majority of artists are facing one giant existential crisis throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, there’s an urgency to talk about the value of art and music again and about what part the current streaming scene plays in this. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer took a moment to reflect on the current crisis and a possible way out of it.
Eleven years after the release of their last album the Manchester-based Britrockers return with a follow-up in a world that changed in the same way like they changed as humans. NBAHP head and longtime Doves fan Norman Fleischer spoke to the band's Jez Williams about the hiatus, the way back and why the lack of relevance might not be an obstacle after all.
The lines between "pop" and "indie" are constantly vanishing for many years now but even by these standards a collaborative album between one of the world's biggest indie music stars and a global pop phenomenon feels like a surprise. Born out of the lockdown and a longing for artistic growth this is actually quite an inspirational musical adventure. Here's why you should give it at least a try.