What is the worth of a good recording studio? After a meet-up with its founder in the luminous oasis of “The Famous Gold Watch” some weeks back, these standards might have to be set anew. Follow editor Andreas around, as he reconstructs the origins and visions of a real Berlin underground tale.
The Swiss-Tamil singer Priya Ragu brings back Raguwavy with her sophomore album “SANTHOSAM”. On it, she reconnects with family and celebrates her roots. We spoke to the singer about her musical journey, the role of spirituality, and music as resistance to societal pressure and discrimination.
Hailing from Rotterdam, the Berlin-based singer-songwriter is finally here with her charged sophomore record that will further establish the gifted artist in the Berlin folk scene. NBHAP editor Andreas sat down with the musician to talk about the creative underground, influences and about taking one’s seat at the table.
The Berlin-based singer Anna Hauss released her first solo album "how long is now". In an extended conversation with NBHAP, she talks about the struggles of being a female solo artist, the process of writing the record and her thoughts on the question that the record poses. Alongside the interview, we updated our Introducing Playlist in collaboration with Anna Hauss.
Every year, the Berliner Pop-Kultur Festival funds fifteen projects by artists from all genres and backgrounds. These pieces are conceptualized and premiered exclusively at the festival but resonate beyond. We spoke to creative producer Pamela Schlewinski, and the artists Anika and Portrait XO about the experience and opportunities this program creates.
One of the most distinguished singer-songwriter sessions in Berlin, Kreuzberg’s ‘Space Sessions' is a noteworthy institution when it comes to making new voices of the city heard. NBHAP editor Andreas met up with founder James Michael Rodgers to discuss the beginnings of the format, the art of curation and its surrounding politics – also introducing the perspective of two notable newcomers of the scene, Thala and Mone.
After years of honing their sound, Lucas Cheung and Charise Aragoza, also known as Mother Tongues, come through with their complex debut “Love In A Vicious Way”. NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with the duo prior to the release and went deep into the intricate entanglements the record burrows through.
The singer and performer Sanni Est embodies the essence of artistic self-expression. Her boundary-breaking, multi-disciplinary album "Photophobia" explores themes like posthuman worlds, vocal expression and music beyond the Western binaries, and the possibilities of decolonized music-making.