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Mansions & Millions

Label In Focus: Mansions & Millions Carving Out A Niche In Berlin

The Neukölln label has become a place where alternative pop artists from the German capital and beyond can bloom, and a symbol of a sound embedded in the city's music scene. We spoke to founder Anton Teichmann, and some of their artists, to talk the past, present and future of Mansions & Millions.

Shared Spaces: Noah Slee on Healing, Community, and “it takes a village”

Change cannot be achieved by a single person. It takes a community, it takes a village. For the Berlin-based artist Noah Slee community plays a special role when it comes to dealing with personal and collective trauma. We spoke to the singer about inspiring change, healing, and the role of community in his music making.

“A Whole New World”: Lucas Laufen And The Gracious Art Of “Weathering”

Experiencing the music of the rising folk artist is an exercise in listening closely and his just released sophomore LP is a particular diamond in that regard. Following up on the subtle art of the acclaimed songwriter in the return of his folk column, NBHAP co-head Andreas caught up with the Australian to talk new sonic encounters, pandemic circumstances and urban challenges on a whole.

Unlearn Being the Man You’re Not: Soft Drug on Masculinity

Soft Drug are the litte red pill that invites listeners on an eye-opening trip - not just musically. Targeting topics like depression, accepting weakness, and toxic masculinity the RnB/Pop trio uses music as a tool to dissect gender-based discrimination in society and the music industry. Ahead of the release of their debut EP "Easy", band member Sascha reflects on his experiences with expectations of masculinity and the track "Man Up" released in April.

“My Personal Genesis”: K.ZIA On Different Personalities And Family Ties

Genesis is the act of creation in religious writing. Berlin-based artist K.ZIA used her recently released debut record for the creation of her own universe. Embracing Congolese and Martinique-an roots, she moves between groovy Afro-Beat and smooth RnB through the voice of two different personas on the album. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell caught up with the artist to find out more about her artistic expression.

Be The Person You Always Wanted To Be: An Honest Conversation With Mavi Phoenix

With his second album, Marlon Nader aka Mavi Phoenix has finally arrived where he always wanted to be - personally and musically. In the last two years the musician experienced a personal change, which also affected his musical outcome. NBHAP writer Miriam met the artist to talk to him about his new album 'Marlon' and the changes that came with it.

A Temporary Delight: NBHAP Is Curating The Ten-Day-Album Experiment “Syntax” By Like Lovers

The fast-paced music industry has brought about many trends, but an album only available for a period of ten days should be something quite surprising, even under the still-tormenting impact of the Corona pandemic. To accompany the short life of the sophomore release of Jan Kerscher alias Like Lovers, we asked the artist to gather his thoughts on each track, followed by a final reflection on day 11. Read the continuing diary right here.

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