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.
"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.
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.
French pianist Sofiane Pamart is not what you would call a stereotypical classical performer, but has come to interpret and, more importantly, to bend and break the rules of the genre. NBHAP author Elana Shapiro met up with the enfant terrible and talked about NFT's, embracing the commercial world and how to stay true to your art throughout.
'Maliba', the new EP release of the Mali-born singer Fatoumata Diawara is a special release. it was created as part of the 'Mali Magic' heritage project highlighting art and tradition from 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.
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.
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.
Just before the End of the World, loosely translates the title of Ami Warning’s new record 'Kurz vorm Ende der Welt'. It is the fourth record of the young Munich-based artist and the first one that she entirely self-produced. Over the course of the pandemic, she crafted songs that are uniquely hers and fuses the various genres that influence her style topped with the coolness of the German lyrics.