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The Workings of An Extraordinary Machine: Dresage in Conversation

LA-resident Keeley Bumford is constantly shaping her artistic expression. With her solo project Dresage she taps into new territory and explores various sonic textures between organic and synthesized. We caught up with her to chat about the latest single 'Dancing On My Grave', struggles and changes of working as a female producer.
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Melancholy Protest Music: Kat Frankie on the Responsibility of Art

The Australian singer Kat Frankie released her new record "Shiny Things" via Groenland earlier this year. Now, the artist started her extended Germany tour and we met up with the Berlin-based musician to find out what shaped her songwriting over the pandemic. Between political unrest, melancholy, and radical hope Kat talks us through her musical mindset following the ultimate question: what is the responsibility of art?
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Still Loving The Strobe Light On, Baby: Exploring Editors’ Successful Flirt With Techno On ‘EBM’

After almost twenty years in the scene gloomy British post-punkers Editors aren't done yet evolving. With a recently introduced sixth band member their freshly released seventh album takes a surprising turn towards the dancefloor without losing the band's musical appeal. It's a thin line but they manage to dance on it. Longtime band supporter Norman Fleischer spoke with drummer Ed Lay a few days before the band started their European tour.
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Sampa the Great, Tamino, and Co. Record Highlights of September

Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that touched us the most. These are the personal reviews of hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time including Sudan Archives, Jockstrap, Sampa the Great, Rina Sawayama, Tamino, Julia, Julia, Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Editors, and Nils Frahm.
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Quiet Echoes: A Conversation with Eik Octobre on Different Kinds of Silence

The Danish pianist Eik Octobre, born Emil Skovsgaard Christensen, has been navigating the precipice of his sentimentality for several years now, and it is intimately linked to his creations. His pieces are steeped in melancholia but their mellow piano melodies often get them demoted to background music. Anna Stich spoke to the artist about his relationship to emotions and his musical genre.
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Neue Deutsche Welle: Cheeky Post-Punk by Gwen Dolyn & Toyboys

Berlin-born singer and songwriter Gwen Dolyn breathes new life into the ragged Neue Deutsche Welle scene. Together with the band Toyboys the artist is about to release her next single "GIRLSCOUT" an unapologetic testament to female desire, that is as cheeky and fun as it is deep and existential. Ahead of the release, we caught up with Gwen Dolyn for this week's Introducing Feature.
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The Future of Italy’s Indie Scene: La Festa at Reeperbahn

Get to know some of the most exciting new bands from Italy at the third edition of La Festa. The showcase takes place on 21st of September at Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival and features the bands Her Skin, Qlowski, and KOKO. Ahead of their show, each band shared ten songs from their home country with us. The La Festa playlist gives a little taste of the past, present, and future of Italy's versatile music scene.
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