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Let It Flow: Inside The Current Of Jules Ahoi’s “Melancholic Dreamwave”

From an upbeat surf-folk troubadour, Jules Ahoi has long evolved into a buzzing art-pop act with a sense for sweeping and remarkable songs for the here and now. NBHAP co-head Andreas finally took the opportunity for a chat with the songwriter and got a pretty good sense of what his latest LP is all about.

Like Water Seeping Through Fabric: The Wordless Force of Hatis Noit

Hatis Noit is not a singer in the traditional sense of the word. She is an experimental voice artist merging various influences from different vocal traditions to a record full of surprises and emotions. "Aura" finds its music in the embodiment of emotions through vocals as sounds and not as words. We met the artist to speak about language, tradition, and her approach to music making.

Musical Memories: Joesef on Growing up on Al Green’s Greatest Hits

"It was a CD I think, the first time I seen the cover. A dark, burnt orange background with a shirtless Al in the middle, half smiling staring straight through the barrel of the camera. Al Green’s Greatest Hits." Self-taught musician and singer Joesef sat down to muse on one of his favorite records. Following the release of his latest single "East End Coast" his love for Al Green explains the soulful touches on the single dedicated to the sense of belonging he experiences in his hometown Glasgow.
Sophia Blenda

Sophia Blenda Fights Off Fear On Storming New Album “Die Neue Heiterkeit”

Light and dark dance on the sweeping, experimentally orchestral debut solo album from the Culk frontwoman Sophie Löw. "Die Neue Heiterkeit" explores themes of anxiety and oppression, but also finds remedy in community and hope. We spoke to the artist to peek behind the curtain of the soundscape and themes that Sophia Blenda explores.

Mali Magic: Fatoumata Diawara on the Role of Women in Mali’s Music Industry

'Maliba' the new EP of the Mali-born singer Fatoumata Diawara is a special release. It was created as part of the 'Mali Magic' heritage project highlighting the art and the tradition of the north African country. Following its release, we caught the singer on zoom to chat about the project and her role in the Malian music tradition and contemporary scene.

In The Spaces Between: Will Samson On Finding Belonging And Identity

Just a few weeks back, ambient folk artist Will Samson released "Active Imagination", a beacon of calming and meditative bliss. Reflecting on the surrounding themes of the record, the musician opens up on the matter of national identity, belonging and the feeling of being in between in this very personal guest article.
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.